Lake Baikal discovery tour takes our travellers to one of the most magnificent landmarks in Siberia – Lake Baikal. During the trip we visit the pearl of Siberia – Irkutsk and stay 4-days on the biggest island on Lake Baikal – Olkhon.
Khuzir – the tiny village we stay on the island offers plenty to discover. Along the trip we get to know the northern part of Olkhon island by touring around with a locally well-know Russian vehicle – UAZ (military light utility vehicle), as well eating traditional Russian fish soup “ukha” and enjoying an evening sauna. We will take a daytrip to another tiny island on this enormous lake – Ogoi to fill our lungs with the refreshing air of the Siberian taiga.
There are no mosquitoes in the area!
Tour guide: Berit Tomlinson
Day 1 Mon. 12 July – We take the flight to Moscow and then to Irkutsk. You can start your trip from Riga, Vilnius, Helsinki, Tallinn or other European cities.
Day 2 Tue. 13 July – We arrive in Irkutsk early morning. After landing in Irkutsk we continue our drive (350 km) towards Lake Baikal. During the journey towards Olkhon island we take several comfort breaks and arrive at our guesthouse in the evening to enjoy dinner, a sauna and relax.
Day 3 Wed. 14 July – After the breakfast we start the orientation walk in the village of Khuzir. Afternoon free to enjoy the views and rest.
Day 4 Thu. 15 July – After the breakfast we start the North tour by UAZ. The tour includes lunch.
Day 5 Fri 16 July – A daytrip to Ogoi island on Lake Baikal. We can enjoy the true Russian wooden-heated sauna in the evening.
Day 6 Sat 17 July – A journey to Irkutsk, an orientation walk in the City led by your tour guide. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 7 Sun. 18 July – After breakfast we start the bus tour in Irkutsk with a local tour guide. During the tour we also visit the Open-air Wooden Architecture Museum in Taltsy near Irkutsk. Evening free for walks and leisure time.
Day 8 Mon. 19 July – Flight back to home via Moscow. End of the trip.
The company has a right to change the itinerary of the tour in case of changes to ferry schedules, adverse weather and road conditions, strikes, health conditions affecting travellers or other issues not caused by Sandberg Travel.
Flights to Irkutsk from Riga, Vilnius, Helsinki, Tallinn or other European capital cities
English-speaking tour guide services throughout the trip
Local Russian speaking guides (translation into English)
Meals (breakfasts 6 x and dinners 4 x on the island of Olkhon)
Irkutsk City tour with Russian-speaking tour guide (translation into English)
Price does not include:
Visa and travel Insurance
Meals other than those on Olkhon island