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Irkutsk

“Siberian sea” cruise

from 1145 $

Itinerary: Listvyanka - CBR - Sandy bay - Olkhon island - Chivyrkusky gulf - Listvyanka

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Period: June - September 2020

Day by day itinerary

1day

Arrival in Irkutsk.

Welcome to Irkutsk – capital of Eastern Siberia! We will meet you in the airport or railway station.

Departure to Listvyanka (65 km from Irkutsk, travel will take 1 hour).

Listvyanka is Siberian village located on southern coast of Baikal Lake, at the source of Angara – the only river flowing from this unique lake.

Listvyanka is justly considered as the center of tourism on Baikal. There is harmonious combination of endless mirror-like surface of the great lake, pictorial hills covered by softwood forest, rural houses and modern hotels.

Boarding on a cruise ship.

Cruising along Circum Baikal railway. 

You will enjoy pictorial coastal landscape of Baikal Lake and unique combination of wild nature and architecture of engineering structures.

Circum-Baikal Railway has 38 tunnels having total length 9063 meters, 248 bridges and viaducts. With reference to saturation of engineering structures, Circum-Baikal Railway has no peers in Russia and takes one of the leading places in the world.

Several stops are provided during the trip with short walking excursions as well as free time for individual walking.

Lunch on board. 

Several stops are provided during the trip with short walking excursions as well as free time for individual walking.

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

2day

Breakfast on board.

Departure to Sandy bay (travel will take about 5 hours)

Sandy Bay is one of the most famous and pictorial locations of Baikal named “Siberian Riviera”. Sandy Bay is located on the territory Pribaikalsky National Park and has status of state landscape natural landmark.

Here you can see famous “stilted trees”; water and wind are constantly washing and blowing away soil from under them.

Clear sandy beach having semicircle shape, 750 m length and 15-20 m width, is framed by pyramid-shaped rocks. There is benign microclimate and large number of sunny days per year in Sandy Bay.

Lunch on board. 

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board.

3day

Breakfast on board.

Departure to Olkhon island (travel will take about 8-9 hours).

The biggest island of Baikal located in the central part of the lake. Unique nature of the lake has various landscapes and marvelous sceneries: spacious hilly steppes, pine woods and pictorial rocks.

There are plenty of archeological landmarks and ancient legends connected with Olkhon Island.

Lunch on board. 

Arrival to Maloe More – a flow dividing Olchon Island and continental part. Trip in cozy bays of Maloe More with warm water and sandy beaches.

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

4day

Breakfast on board. 

Cruising to Ogoi Island.

Departure to the islands of Maloe More by motor ship. You will rise to sacred Buddhist Serenity Stupa devoted to Buddhist goddess overpowering all negative manifestations in the world. You will have possibility to walk around the Stupa: according to Buddhism, walking around sacred places with kind thoughts and intentions promises your wishes come true.

Lunch on board. 

Cruising to Shamanka rock.

Shamanka Rock is a landmark of Baikal Lake and Olchon Island. It is natural and historical landmark as well as sacral place for locals. This rock is one of nine great sacred objects of Asia.

Arrival to Khoboy Cape – the most northern point of Olchon Island; there is panoramic view to Baikal opening from there.

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

5day

Breakfast on board. 

Trip in Chivyrkuy Gulf by motor ship (travel will take about 6 hours).

One of the most interesting and attractive in Baikal region. It is pictorial and far bulging coast of Baikal (25 km) Eastern and western shores of the gulf are surrounded by high rocks and form a lot of small bays well protected from winds. Beach are sandy, and in summer water is warming-up well.

Lunch on board. 

Visiting Snail Bay and bathing in hot springs

Water temperature in hot springs varies from 40°С to 60°C. Water in the springs is hydrogen sulfide, fluorine and soda rich. Hot springs were used by the locals for curing disorders of locomotive system.

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

6day

Breakfast on board.

Leisure time: Отдых в Чивыркуйском заливе:  cruising, hiking, swimming, fishing.

Lunch on board. 

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

7day

Завтрак на борту теплохода.

Departure to Maloe more (travel will take about 6 hours)

Pass through Ushkan Islands

A group of islands located on the territory of Zabaikalsky National Park are known due to the biggest breeding ground of Baikal seal (nerpa).

Lunch on board. 

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

8day

Breakfast on board. 

Arrival in Lisrvyanka. 

Trasnfer to the airport or railway station. 

Package price

Стоимость тура на 1 человека, при группе 8 человек:

2021 $.

Стоимость тура на 1 человека, при группе 10 человек:

1667 $.

Стоимость тура на 1 человека, при группе 12 человек:

1433 $.

Стоимость тура на 1 человека, при группе 14 человек:

1272 $.

Стоимость тура на 1 человека, при группе 16 человек:

1145 $.

Package price includes

double cabin occupancy

excursions as per the itinerary

guide service as per the itinerary

entry tickets as per the itinerary

meals as per the itinerary

transportation as per the itinerary

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