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Lake Baikal Tour: Listvyanka & Olkhon Island 

Tours, Lake Baikal Sightseeing Tours
Tour Duration: 5 - 6 days
Group Size: 2 - 5 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey, Sightseeing Trip
Season: May - September
Price Per Person : USD 970 - 1,660

Once you travel to Lake Baikal make sure you visit these three most important tourist destinations: Irkutsk, Listvyanka settlement and Olkhon Island. Our fully guided program allows you to see the most interesting sights of Irkutsk during panoramic sightseeing tour around the historical center of the city. Tour includes all major attractions - Znamensky Orthodox Cathedral, old-style wooden houses with distinctive hand-carved trims, the Monument to Russian Pioneers of Siberia topped by a bronze statue of Russian Emperor Alexander III, ice-breaker "Angara" that used to carry Trans Sib passengers across the lake, and many more.

As we travel further to Lake Baikal we will stop for two-hour tour to Taltsy open-air museum of wooden architecture where one can discover the culture and the lifestyle of native Siberians and Russians lived in this area. When approaching Lake Baikal you will observe the outlet of the Angara River with the famous Shaman rock right in the middle. Learn the ancient legend of old mighty Baikal and his only daughter Angara who ran away to her lover Yenisei. While in Listvyanka enjoy a tour to Baikal Museum where aquaria with Baikal fish and Baikal nerpa, the only fresh water seal in the world, are displayed. Then, go for a short hiking trip or a chairlift ride to the top of Chersky peak from where one can admire breathtaking views of Lake Baikal and peaks of Khamar-Daban Mountain Range on the lake opposite side.

After that, the tour proceeds to Olkhon Island, the sacred center of shamanist believers. It is the only populated island at Lake Baikal. In Khuzhir, the largest settlement on Olkhon, we will visit the museum of Local Lore where some artifacts of Chingis Khan warriors are exhibited. Then we take you for a walk along the shoreline in Khuzhir surroundings to see the famous Burkhan Cape with Shaman Crag considered to be one of the top sources of shamanic energy around the globe. A nice sand beach is found a little further from the cape. Maloye Morye (Small Sea) strait separated by Olkhon Island from the main Baikal water area is renowned for its warm bays and sandy beaches. Few people know that the number of sunny days at Olkhon Island during the year is greater than at Italian sea resorts. This allows enjoying warm sunshine and sunbathing on the shoreline.

On the last day we will finally pick you up for a transfer back to Irkutsk where you take a rest in a hotel before the next day departure.

Tour Itinerary:
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Prices (per person):
- Superior accommodation (4* hotels):
* 2 pax: USD 1,660 p/p
* 3 pax: USD 1,460 p/p
* 4-6 pax: USD 1,270 p/p
* Single supplement: USD 605

- Standard accommodation (3* hotels):
* 2 pax: USD 1,320 p/p
* 3 pax: USD 1,125 p/p
* 4-6 pax: USD 945 p/p
* Single supplement: USD 320

- Budget tour price*:
* 2 pax: USD 970 p/p
* 3 pax: USD 860 p/p
* 4-6 pax: USD 780 p/p
* Single supplement: USD 320

Price Includes:
* for regular tour option
- Accommodation on DBL basis in Irkutsk and Listvyanka hotels
- Accommodation on DBL basis in guesthouse at Olkhon island
- All meals as stated in the itinerary
- Individual car or tourist coach transfers
- Museum entry fees
- English-speaking guide during transfers and excursions
- Russian visa support

* for Budget tour option
- Accommodation on DBL basis in Irkutsk and Listvyanka hotels
- Accommodation on DBL basis in guesthouse at Olkhon island
- All meals as stated in the itinerary
- Individual car or tourist coach transfers while at Irkutsk and Listvyanka
- Public bus transfers to Olkhon island and back
- Museum entry fees
- English-speaking guide during excursions
- English-speaking guide during transfers in Irkutsk and Listvyanka
- Russian visa support

Price Excludes:
- Air tickets or train tickets to/from Irkutsk
- Health insurance

Notes: Standard accommodation at Olkhon Island is at Nikitaís Guesthouse which is a log cabin type of lodge in Khuzhir. Facilities include one chemical toilet per two guestrooms, shared shower on the floor and/or Russian steam sauna (free of charge, but upon prior reservation). Superior accommodation is in a lodge with flushing toilets and shower cabins in room.
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