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One-day trip to Olkhon

One day trip to Olkhon by water on a hydrofoil is the fastest and easiest way to visit the island. Good choice for those who visit Siberia for a short break.
In summer season 2020 this trip is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 20 to August 29.

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The tour starts in Irkutsk. The group is leaded by a guide.
06.45 AM departure from Irkutsk to Listvyanka village (Baikal) on a bus (1 hour).
08.10 AM boarding on a hydrofoil. The vessel goes to Olkhon island along the western shore of Baikal. One can be both inside a hydrofoil and on the upper deck. The vessel goes fast and it is windy outside, please, take windproof jacket and a hat.
Boxed breakfast (sandwich, water).
12.15 arrival in Olkhon, landing in Zagli bay on the southern tip of  Olkhon.
Olkhon is the biggest island on Baikal with an area of 730 km2. Many tourists from all over the world urge to visit it to see its natural and historic monuments and variety of landscapes.  Last years Olkhon becomes a popular place for films and advertising video shooting (Ex. The scent of life by Aqua di Gio).
Transfer to Khuzhir village on UAZ minivans. Khuzhir is the central settlement on Olkhon island. Its population is only 1200 people, and most of them work in tourist camps and souvenir shops.
Excursion in Khuzhir. The guide will tell about Buryats, shamanism, we visit Burkhan cape with through-cave in it.
Lunch in a local café (soup, 2 posas (buryat dumplngs), buiscuit, bread, tea). If you are a vegetarian or need a special diet, please inform us beforehand to choose another meals.
15.30 Transfer back to Zagli bay on UAZ minivans.
17.00 - 21.00 the way back to Listvyanka on hydrofoil.
Arrival in Listvyanka. Bus to Irkutsk.
Arrival in Irkutsk at 22.30


Price 2020 per person in RUB:

One day trip

What is included:

Transfers from Irkutsk to Listvyanka and back by bus
Transfers on Olkhon island on UAZ minivans
Round ticket on hydrofoil
Meals (boxed breakfast, lunch in café)
Russian speaking guide. We can find a guide who speaks european languages. Please ask for this service beforehand.

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