Price

from 1 230 USD

Available

July - September

Duration

7 days

On the southern shore of Baikal

The reserved taiga, relict plants, clean air and aromas of herbs - the Khamar-Daban mountain range, which stretches for 350 km along the southern coast of Baikal, is not by chance called the “Siberian Alps”. You explore this reserved corner of the Baikal nature, each day going on a new adventure.

We suggest you to go to the south of the legendary Lake Baikal. Its central part is occupied by a natural biosphere reserve. Relic taiga forests and alpine meadows, picturesque river valleys and waterfalls - in this part of Baikal, nature has managed to preserve its original beauty.

Day 1. Arrival in Irkutsk

After meeting at the airport, you will be taken to the restaurant for breakfast. Then you are waited by moving to the settlement of Novosnezhnaya. It is located in the foothills of Khamar-Daban, in a picturesque place where the mountain river Snezhnaya flows into Baikal.

You will stay at the hotel and get some rest. If you wish, you can visit the Russian bath or the Japanese phyto-font Furaco. In the evening, you will be served dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, during which you will taste Baikal cuisine.

Day 2. On quadrocycles on the foothills of Khamar-Daban

Today you will go on a trip on quad bike through one of the most interesting and picturesque areas of Eastern Siberia - the foothills of the Khamar-Daban. After breakfast, you will meet with the instructor and will be instructed in the management of the ATV.

First, your route will pass along the valley of the Snezhnaya River - the largest and most abundant tributary of the Baikal. You will admire the beauty of the “Siberian jungle” - thanks to the humid and warm climate, the forest in the foothills of Khamar-Daban has very rich vegetation. You will also visit the unique beach with "pomegranate" sand. Particles of almandine, the hardest type of pomegranate, give such an unusual reddish tint to the sand.

On the shores of Lake Baikal, you have a picnic. Having a little rest and having lunch, you will continue the route and climb on quad bikes to the foot of Mount Mamai. You will go along the forest road along the bank of the Mamai River. By evening, you will return to the hotel, have dinner and rest.

Day 3. On aerial boats to the Grohotun waterfall

Today, after breakfast, you will climb up the Snezhnaya River on airboats to a place called Strelka. There you will land on the shore and walk on foot to one of the most spectacular waterfalls on the river - Grohotun.

The name of the waterfall speaks for itself: the sound of water falling from a cliff drowns out all other sounds. There are rarely tourists here, so nature has preserved its original beauty. If you wish, you can swim in the cleanest lake at the foot of the waterfall.

On the way back to Strelka you will have a picnic on the bank of the river, and after that you will descend on aeroboat back to the village of Novosnezhnaya. In the evening, you will dine in the hotel’s restaurant and relax.

Day 4. Trekking in the Baikal Reserve

After breakfast, you will go to the village Tankhoi, located on the shores of Lake Baikal. Here you will visit the Baikal Natural Biosphere Reserve. Walking along the hiking trails, you will get acquainted with the unique flora of the reserve, admire the beauty of relict plants and enjoy the aromas of taiga grasses.

After lunch, you can relax on the sandy beach "Mamai" or swim in the warm lakes. In the evening, after dinner, you will walk along the shore of Lake Baikal and be able to take beautiful pictures of the lake at sunset.

Day 5. Cruise on Lake Baikal and Circum-Baikal Railway

After breakfast, you will collect your belongings, move out of the hotel and take a speed boat on a small Baikal cruise to the village of Listvyanka. On the way, you will stop at the Circum-Baikal Railway. This unique engineering object harmoniously fit into the Baikal landscape. You will inspect the tunnels cut in the rocks, you will see openwork bridges and galleries.

Upon arrival in Listvyanka you will be accommodated at the hotel and will have lunch. Then you walk through the village, visit the fish and souvenir markets. Then you will be climbed by cable car to the Cherskiy Peak observation platform. From here you can admire the magnificent panorama of Baikal, the peaks of the Khamar-Daban mountain range and see the port of Baikal. In the evening, you will find dinner and relaxation at the hotel.

Day 6. Excursion to the museum of Baikal

After breakfast you will have some free time for rest or independent walk around the village. Before leaving for Irkutsk, you will visit the Baikal Museum, where you will get to know the main endemics of Baikal, the nerps, and also learn a lot about the nature of the famous lake.

On the way to Irkutsk, you will stop at the "shaman-stone", and also visit the ethnographic village "Taltsy", where you will get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the indigenous peoples of Siberia. Arriving in the city, you will stay at the hotel and get some rest. In the evening you will have a walk around Irkutsk.

Day 7. Return to home

After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport of Irkutsk, from where you will go home.

Included in the price:

  • Double accommodation in hotels along the route
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All transfers according to the program
  • Guide services and cooks
  • Insurance
  • Rent of ATVs (double occupancy) and equipment (helmets, dust / antisplash suits)
  • Rise and descend on the airboat to the Strelka
  • Entrance tickets to the Baikal Biosphere Reserve, the Baikal and Taltsy museums, ascent by the funicular to Chersky Peak
  • Cruise on a speedboat Novosnezhnaya - Listvyanka with a stop at the Circum-Baikal railway
  • Bath visit on the first day


Extra charge:

  • Air tickets to Irkutsk
  • Single accommodation in hotels, at will
  • Single quad bike accommodation as desired
  • Additional bath visit

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