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Excursion to Listvyanka village

Most travelers start their way to Baikal in Listvyanka village. It is the most popular place on Baikal, in 70 km from Irkutsk, 1 hour’s drive. Excursion to Listvyanka usually takes 7 - 8 hours.

Listvyanka_sm.jpgExcursion starts in Irkutsk.
First stop is in Taltsy open air museum of wooden architecture on the way to Listvyanka. The exposition of this museum represents history of local dwellers of Siberia - Buryats and Evenks and Cossacks who conquered this land in 1600s. One can see wooden fortress, houses of peasants, church, trafitional yurt, old utensils, instruments, toys.

Arrival in Listvyanka. First stop at the observation area to see famous Shaman Stone in the middle of Angara river outflow. Your guide tells you the legend about mighty Baikal and his daughter Angara fleeing from him to her fiance.

Visiting Baikal Museum with aquariums that will make you acquainted with the history of Lake Baikal studies, its flora and fauna. There are expositions of stuffed birds and animals, samples of bottom sediments and Baikal minerals found during scientific expeditions. During the excursion you will see a film “Planet’s Well” with unique underwater shooting at the maximal depth of Baikal – 1637 m. Various Baikal species live in the aquariums of the museum including seal (nerpa), Artic cisco, Baikal oilfish. 

After visiting of Baikal Museum we go for lunch to one of local restaurants (Siberian cuisine).

After lunch we go up by chair lift to Chersky Mountain to see peaks of Khamar-Daban mountain range, Port Baikal settlement, River Angara outflow - the widest in the world, Baikal Astrophysical Observatory, and the boundless Siberian taiga. 

Our excursion to Listvianka village will be continued by a walk around Krestovka village where we’ll visit St. Nicolas Church. The guide will tell a nice legend about the construction of the church, we’ll see wooden houses of local people.

In the end of excursion you visit local fish and souvenir market to buy souvenirs and smoked or dried Baikal fish of lake Baikal. 

Transfer to Irkutsk or check-in at one of Listvyanka’s hotels.

 Program of excursion to Listvyanka village: 

10:00 Departure from Irkutsk
11:00 On the road visit to the museum of wooden architecture `Taltsy`
13:00 Arrival in Listvyanka, stop at Shaman Stone, visiting of the Baikal Museum
14:00 lunch
15:00 Chair lift to observation point on the top of Chersky Mountain
16:00 Walking tour at the village Krestovka with visit to the Saint Nicolas church
17:00 Return to Irkutsk
18:00 Arrival in Irkutsk

Price

Price per group in RUB 2020

1 - 2 persons in group 15800
3 - 4 persons in group 17200 
5 - 7 persons in group 18500 
Price includes transfers and guide service
Extra payment is 2000 Rub per person for entrance fee in museums and lunch

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