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Cruise: The Heart of Baikal

3 days / 2 nights
Short trip along western rocky shore of Baikal from Olkhon island to Peschanaya Bay which is a popular place at Baikal by its stilt root trees, the amount of sunny days and the beauty of landscapes.

Itinerary Maloye More (The Small Sea) – Peschanaya bay – Circumbaikal Railway – Listvyanka village
Dates in 2018 July 25 - 27, August 05 - 07, August 15 - 17
Cruise ships Sibiryak and Tatyana ships (comfortable class)

Itinerary

  1. Day 1:  BIG BAIKAL
    11.00 cruise starts in Sakhurte village, 250 km from Irkutsk. If you need a private transfer there or ticket on a public bus, please inform us.
    Boarding "Sibiryak" and "Tatyana", accommodation. Lunch aboard/
    After passing the Olkhonskie Vorota (Olkhon Gates) strait the ship enters Big Baikal that is the middle basin with maximum depths up to 1400 meters and move to the south along the beautiful west shore of the lake Baikal.
    On the way the ship will make a stop at the white-marble rock Saagan Zaba to see the petroglyphs dated back to 2nd thousand BC (if the weather won't be windy). The Petroglyphs are the original pearl of ancient culture and art of the people of Eastern Siberia.
    In the evening arrival in Sennaya bay, the cordon of Pribaikalsky National Park. On the way you`ll visit one of the most beautiful bays of lake Baikal – Babuchka bay.
    In the evening Russian banya on the shore of lake Baikal (is not included, extra payment to the guide) Dinner and overnight aboard the ship.
    The ship covers the distance of 100 kilometers (6 hours) today.
  2. Day 2: PEARLS OF BAIKAL
    Breakfast aboard. Tekking for 2 hours from Sennaya bay to Peschanaya bay (6 km). The ships waits in the bay.
    Peschanaya Bay is a popular place at Baikal by its stilt root trees, the amount of sunny days and the beauty of landscapes.
    Lunch aboard. The ship goes to the Circumbaikal Railway
    Circumbaikal Railway is a unique specimen of engineer thought. 424 engineering structures were built here in 1899 - 1902 including 39 tunnels and 50 galleries. The largest tunnel is situated at Polovinnaya station, its length is 778 meters. This railway section was called “The golden buckle of Russia’s steel belt”. Buckle – because it connected the Trans-Siberian Railway broken by Baikal; and golden – because by cost of works per kilometer it exceeded all existing Russian railways. Nowadays it is one of tourists’ favorite holiday places at Baikal.
    Stop in one of the Circumbaikal Railway bays. After lunch walking tour with a guide at Circumbaikal Railway to see tunnels, galleries and viaducts. Dinner aboard. Distance covered is 100 km (8 hours)
  3. Day 3: FAREWELL TO BAIKAL
    Breakfast aboard. Arrival in Listvianka village, situated at the source of the Angara river
    12.00 Landing in Listvianka on the main pier. The end of the cruise. Time of landing can be changed. If you need a transfer from Listvyanka to Irkutsk, please inform us.

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Price

Price per peson in RUB

Single cabin
35500
Berth in a Twin cabin 35500
Twin cabin for single use 45000
Berth in a Triple cabin 28000
Berth in a 4-berth cabin 23000

What is included:
Full board (3 meals)
Snacks and beverages
Tea, coffee, chokolate, water
Excursions with a professional guide
Sauna aboard
Motor boat
Insurance
Permits of National parks (exept Ushkan islands)
Souvenirs

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