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Travel Tips

Summer is great for hiking and winter for ice skating on the frozen lake. 1

Join a snowmobile safari experience to the Viluchinsky waterfall. 2

Summer offers a chance to cruise on the lake, while winter provides a unique ice skating experience. 3

Experience a more traditional way of life and explore the beautiful natural surroundings. 4

Enjoy wildlife tours and hiking around the lake for a complete experience. 5

Introduction

Cruise Options

  • 🚢 Journey to Olkhon Island: 4 days / 3 nights, exploring the western shore and hidden bays.
  • 🚢 Baikal Odyssey on Imperia Ship: 6 to 8 days, visiting bays, gulfs, and islands.
  • 🚢 Golden Ring of Baikal: 8 days / 7 nights, covering 600 km and major attractions.
  • 🚢 Grand Journey: 9 days / 8 nights, from southern Baikal to Olkhon Island and back.
  • 🚢 Small Golden Ring of Baikal: 5 days / 4 nights, focusing on central Baikal and Chivyrkuy Gulf.
  • 🚢 The Heart of Baikal: 2 days / 1 night, a short trip along the western shore.

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Key Attractions

  • 🏝️ Olkhon Island: The largest island in Lake Baikal, known for its dramatic landscapes and cultural significance.
  • 🗿 Ogoy Island: Home to the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment, offering spiritual and scenic experiences.
  • 🐻 Ushkany Islands: A sanctuary for the Nerpa seal, with unique flora and fauna.
  • 🏖️ Peschanaya Bay: Famous for its sandy beaches, stilted trees, and beautiful landscapes.
  • 🚂 Circum-Baikal Railway: A historic railway with tunnels, viaducts, and stunning views.
  • 🌲 Pribaikalsky National Park: Offers hiking, fishing, and hot springs.

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Accommodation

  • 🛏️ Standard Cabins: Basic amenities, shared toilets and showers.
  • 🛏️ Comfort Cabins: Enhanced amenities, private toilets and showers.
  • 🛏️ VIP Cabins: Luxury amenities, private facilities, and additional services.
  • 🏨 Hotel Port Baikal: Located in Port Baikal village, modern rooms for 2 people.
  • 🏨 Hotel complex Baikalov Ostrog: Situated on Olkhon Island, offering picturesque views.
  • 🏨 Hotel Krestovaya Pad: Located in Listvyanka village, near the Angara River.

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Activities

  • 🚶 Hiking: Explore scenic trails and natural landmarks.
  • 🎣 Fishing: Optional night fishing and on-deck fishing.
  • 🛀 Hot Springs: Relax in natural hot springs at Zmeinaya Bay.
  • 🧘 Shaman Ceremonies: Participate in traditional blessings and rituals.
  • 📸 Photography: Capture stunning landscapes and wildlife.
  • 🏊 Swimming: Enjoy sandy beaches and clear waters.

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Practical Information

  • 📅 Best Time to Visit: June to September for optimal weather and activities.
  • 💰 Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB).
  • 🛂 Visa: Required for most international visitors; check specific requirements.
  • 🚌 Transportation: Transfers from Irkutsk to Listvyanka are typically included.
  • 🍽️ Meals: Three daily meals included, often featuring local cuisine.
  • 🧳 Packing Tips: Bring warm clothing, comfortable shoes, and personal hygiene items.

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