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Olkhon Island - the heart of lake Baikal

6 days / 5 nights
Olkhon Island is the biggest and the most beautiful Island at lake Baikal. People often say lake Baikal is the blue heart of Siberia and Olkhon Island is the heart of lake Baikal. During your trip to Olkhon Island you`ll see beautiful landscapes of forests, steppes, mountains, rocks and sand beaches, you`ll admire sunsets, sunrises and know about the life style of buryat people - native dwellers of Olkhon.

Duration 6 days / 5 nights
Season May, 20 - October, 01, 2016
Dates any dates you prefer
Route Irkutsk – Listvyanka village – Olkhon Island – Irkutsk

Itinerary

  1. Day 1: IRKUTSK - LISTVYANKA
    Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet with local guide and transfer to a 3*hotel. City tour of Irkutsk to see houses with wooden decorations, churches, main streets of the city, theatres and other historical sights. Transfer to Listvianka village, 70 km from Irkutsk. We visit Baikal museum, get up to the observation deck of Chersky mountain by chair lift and walk in Krestovka to Saint Nicolas church. Drive back to Irkutsk. Overnight in a hotel.
  2. Day 2: IRKUTSK – MRS – OLKHON island
    Breakfast. Departure by local bus to Sakhurte village from Irkutsk to take a ferry to the Olkhon island, 300 km. The way from Irkutsk to Sakhurte village takes about 4 – 5 hours.
    Ferry to Olkhon. Way to Khuzhir village takes 40-60 minutes. Arrival in Khuzhir, accommodation in a guest house of Nikita Bencharov. Dinner and overnight.
  3. Day 3: KHUZHIR – OGOI island
    After breakfast full-day excursion on a ship to Ogoi island. In 2005 Buddhist Stupa was built here. Lunch aboard.
  4. Day 4: KHUZHIR – KHOBOI cape
    Breakfast. Full day excursion by UAZik (russian minivan) to the picturesque place at the northern point of the island – cape Khoboi. Khoboy is in the widest place of Baikal and looks like a woman`s head. According to the legend this woman asked Gods to give her the same palace as her husband had, but instead was turned into stone for her envy. Lunch on the way. Trekking to the Uzury village. Transfer back to Khuzhir. Overnight and dinner at the camp.
  5. Day 5: OLKHON – ferry – IRKUTSK
    Breakfast. Departure by local bus to Irkutsk. Accommodation at a 3*hotel.
  6. Day 6. IRKUTSK
    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport, train station. Our trip to Olkhon islanded is ended. Departure from Irkutsk.

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Price

Prices 2018 per person in RUB

Accommodation2 PAX in group4 PAX in group6 PAX in group8 PAX in groupSingle Suppl
3*hotel 41200 32300 30800 28800 7000

Services included:
  • 2 nights in Irkutsk hotel, 3 nights in Olkhon Hotel (Bencharov Homestead)
  • individual transfers in Irkutsk, public transfers from Irkutsk to Olkhon and back
  • individual and group excursions acc. to program with English/ French/ German/ Spanish speaking guide (other languages are possible upon request)
  • entrance fee in Bakal museum and chairlift to observation deck on Chersky mount.
  • meals - breakfasts in hotels, lunch on Day 1, boxed lunch on Days 3 and 4

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