Rendezvous with Baikal - 2.
In this trip you will discover the most reserved places of the Lake Baikal and get acquainted with the history and incredible beauty of Olkhon Island and the Sacred Nose peninsula.
will visit the only rookery of Baikal seals. You will know and see the
customs and the way of life of the locals. Such Siberian cities like Irkutsk
and Ulan Ude will welcome you. Wonderful sandy beaches with crystal-clear
water of Baikal will stay in your memory for a long time.
2nd Day. After breakfast visit the Ethnographic Museum and see collections of traditional dwellings, clothes and furnishings of all ethnic groups of the region. Visit to the Old Believers' village (a Russian religious group that split off from the Russian Orthodox Church in the seventeenth century) and introduction to the original folklore and cuisine of the Old Believers. Return to Ulan Ude for overnight at the hotel.
3rd Day. After breakfast, departure for the village of Ust Barguzin (260 km). Lunch en route. Accommodation in homes of local families. Dinner (traditional Siberian dishes). Russian banya.
4th Day. After breakfast an excursion to the Barguzin Valley to see the unique natural Suvo "Saxon" castle and secret place a rock Bukhe-Shulun (130 km). Return to the friendly host families in Ust-Barguzin.
5th Day. After breakfast drive to Monakhovo cape (40 km) where we board motorboat to Chivyrkuisky Bay (Zabaikalsky National Park). Accommodation and dinner in the floating hotel in Zmeinaya Bay.
6th Day. At
leisure in Zmeinaya Bay with opportunities to try the mineral baths, to
swim in Lake Baikal, ride pedals (paddleboats) or to fish.
9th Day. Free time to explore the Island. According to your desire we may offer you other excursions.
10th Day. After breakfast departure for Irkutsk. Transfer to Hotel for accommodation. According to arrival time, refreshment followed by city guided tour with visits to museums. Free time to explore the city. Return to the hotel for dinner.
11th Day. After breakfast depart for Listvyanka (68 km) on the lakeside to visit the Lake Baikal museum. Accommodation and lunch in the small private hotel. Afternoon motor boat trip across the source of the important river Angara, the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal. Excursion to the old Round-Baikal railroad. Return to the hotel for dinner. Evening wanderings around Listvyanka.
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