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Irkutsk & Lake Baikal, Tunkinskaya Valley & Arshan village

6 days / 5 nights
The route of this trip goes along Lake Baikal shore to Tunkinskaya valley and Arshan village in Buryatia. You`ll visit hot springs and waterfalls of Sayan Mountains, Circumbaikal Railway, Listvyanka village and Irkutsk.

Duration 6 days / 5 nights
Season May - October 2018
Tour starts On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Route Irkutsk – Tunkinskaya Valley/Arshan village – Circumbaikal Railway – Listvyanka – Irkutsk
Number of people in a group from 2 persons


  1. Day 1, IRKUTSK
    Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet by local guide and transfer to a hotel. City tour of Irkutsk to see wooden houses, churches, Znamensky Monsatery, main streets of Irkutsk, theatres and many other historical sights. After lunch at local restaurant and tasting dishes of Siberian cuisine visit to the Decembrist`s museum. Return to the hotel or homestay.
    Breakfast. Departure from Irkutsk to Arshan village in Tunkinskaya Valley, 210 km from Irkutsk. Stop at the view point where the beautiful view opens at the Kultuk gulf and Khamar-Daban mountain range. We go on to Tunkinskaya valley that is famous for its mineral springs and beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Arshan.
    Accommodation in private hotel `Zamok Gornogo Korolya` (Castle of Mountain King) / `Irkut`. Lunch. Walking tour in Arshan village, to Kingirga river waterfall and Sayan Mountains. Return to a hotel. Dinner.  Russian banya (supplement service).
  3. Day 3, ARSHAN village – TUNKINSKAYA VALLEY – ZHEMCHUG village
    Breakfast. Visit to the Buddhist Datsan located in the forest not far from Arshan village. Lunch in a hotel. Departure to Zhemchug village in 35 km from Arshan to visit thermal spring (Hot Metane and Carbonic water from 38 ° C till 55 ° C), you`ll have a possibility to bath in hot spring (supplement service). Return to Arshan, on the way back we visit Buddhist mortars. Arrival in hotel. Dinner. Russian banya (supplement service).
    Early breakfast. Departure to Sludyanka, 110 km from Arshan. Departure by tourist train to Port Baikal for full day excursion on Circumbaikal Railway. During excursion you`ll have 3 stops to visit galleries, tunnels, to walk in the forest and at lake Baikal shore. The train always goes on Baikal shore and you`ll have a possibility to admire beautiful landscapes of the lake. Lunch will be served for you in the train. In the evening arrival at the village Port Baikal. Departure by ferry to the village Listvianka (10 minutes). Transfer to hotels. Accommodation at hotel Krestovaya Pad +/Baikalskaye Terema or homestay.
  5. Day 5, LISTVYANKA village
    Breakfast. Excursion to museum of wooden architecture `Taltsy` located 23 km from Listvianka. Return to Listvianka and visit to the observation platform to see the famous Shaman Rock. Lunch at local restaurant at the shore of the lake, tasting dishes of famous lake Baikal fish omul. Then excursion at the Baikal museum to see the flora and the fauna of lake Baikal. Visit by cable car to Mountain Chersky where a beautiful view opens at the south part of lake Baikal and the source of the Angara river. Walking tour at the village Krestovka with visit to the Saint Nicolas church. Return to the hotel or the homestay. Russian banya (supplement service).
  6. Day 6, DEPARTURE
    Breakfast. Transfer to Irkutsk airport or railway station. Departure from Irkutsk.

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Prices per person in RUB

Accommodation2 PAX in group4 PAX in group6 PAX in group8 PAX in group10 PAX in groupSingle Suppl
4* hotel 74500 54600 48500 45200 43200 13400
3*hotel 65900 46000 39900 36500 34500 8500

Services included:
  • 1 night in Irkutsk hotel, 2 nights at Arshan village hotel, 2 nights at Listvyanka village hotel;
  • Meals - breakfasts in hotels, lunches on Day 1, 3, 4;
  • Individual transfers (car, minivan, monibus);
  • Entrance fee in museums;
  • Tickets for Circumbaikal railway excursion in a carriage of 1st class;.
  • Individual excursions acc. to program with English/ French/ German/ Spanish speaking guide (other languages are possible upon request)

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