Olkhon Island

Olkhon is the fourth-largest lake-bound island in the world. It is by far the largest island in Lake Baikal with an area of 730 square kilometres. There are two versions regarding the origin name of the island and both are derived from the language of the Buryats, the indigenous people of Olkhon. The first is that the island’s name means “woody” and the second is that it means “dry”. Both words describe the island perfectly. One thirds of the island is covered by forests and the amount of precipitation is extremely low – about 240 mm per year.

 

Olkhon Island is historic and sacred center of the Baikal. Also it is the oldest center of civilization, famous for its mysterious caves, rock paintings, ancient legends and historical traditions. We highly recommend these kinds of tours to everybody who is interested not only in the Baikal nature but also in magical and mystic places of the Lake.

 

Olkhon Island

(one day tour)

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Booking is easy and free!

 

 - have experience of driving by Russian military jeep UAZ on the Island

 

- make a stop at Khuzhir village

 

- visit the spirit place Shamanka Rock

 

- visit Sandy Bay and a part of Stalin times prison (GULAG)

 

- visit the famous rock Three Brothers

 

- visit the North part of Olkhon Island - cape Khoboy and if you are lucky you will see real Baikal seal

 

- taste delicious Baikal fish soup

 

- make a wish at the cape Shunte - Left

 

 

 

price from 8 000 rub.

Duration: from 6:30 till 22:30.

 

Price:

 

1 person – 26 000 rub.

 

2 people – 14 000 rub. per person

 

3 people – 10 000 rub. per person

 

4 people  – 9 000 rub. per person

 

5 people and more – 8 000 rub. per person

 

 

Price is included all transfers, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the National Park and lunch.

 

Olkhon Island

   (two days tour)   

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Booking is easy and free!

1st day:

 

- departure from Irkutsk, we will drive about 4 hours

 

- on the way we will stop for lunch in local buryats cafe where you can try pozy (not included)

 

- then cross the Lake by ferry in summer/ by car in winter

 

- visit the spirit place Shamanka Rock

 

- make a stop at Khuzhir village

 

2nd day:

 

- we will start the tour to the North of the Island by Russian military jeep UAZ

 

- visit Sandy Bay and a part of Stalin times prison (GULAG)

 

- visit the famous rock Three Brothers

 

- visit the North part of Olkhon Island - cape Khoboy and if you are lucky you will see real Baikal seal

 

- taste delicious Baikal fish soup

 

- make a wish at the cape Shunte - Left

 

- then way back to Irkutsk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

price from 12 000 rub.

Duration: 2 days, from 10:00 of the 1st day till 21:00 of the next day.

 

Price:

 

1 person – 29 000 rub.

 

2 people – 17 000 rub. per person

 

3 people – 14 000 rub. per person

 

4 people and more – 12 000 rub. per person

 

 

Price is included all transfers, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the National Park, food (1st day dinner, 2nd day breakfast and lunch) and accommodation in a guesthouse with sharing facilities and very good atmosphere.

 

Price is not included food on the way. Russian banya/sauna (by request).

If you need a room with a private bathroom it charges extra 1 500 rub per person per night.

 

Due to the long queues to the ferry this tour requires extra transfer from 15th of June till 1st of September which costs 7 000 rub per group (round trip).

During the ice freezing and melting seasons this tour requires extra transfer from end of December till beginning of February and from beginning of April till beginning of May which costs 7 000 rub per group (round trip) plus 700 rub per person for the hovercraft ride (round trip).

Olkhon Island

    (three days tour)   

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Booking is easy and free!

 

1st day:

 

- departure from Irkutsk, we will drive about 4 hours

 

- on the way we will stop for lunch in local buryats cafe where you can try pozy (not included)

 

- then cross the Lake by ferry in summer/ by car in winter

 

- visit the spirit place Shamanka Rock

 

- make a stop at Khuzhir village

 

2nd day:

 

- we will start the tour to the North of the Island by Russian military jeep UAZ

 

- visit Sandy Bay a part of Stalin times prison (GULAG)

 

- visit the famous rock Three Brothers

 

- visit the North part of Olkhon Island - cape Khoboy and if you are lucky you will see real Baikal seal

 

- taste delicious Baikal fish soup

 

- make a wish at the cape Shunte - Left

 

3rd day:

 

- after breakfast way back to Irkutsk

 

price from 15 000 rub.

Duration: 3 days, from 10:00 of the 1st day till 15:00 of the 3rd day.

 

Price:

 

1 person – 33 000 rub.

 

2 people – 20 000 rub. per person

 

3 people – 17 000 rub. per person

 

4 people and more – 15 000 rub. per person.

 

 

Price is included all transfers, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the National Park, food (1st day dinner, 2nd day breakfast, lunch, dinner, 3rd day breakfast) and accommodation in a guesthouse with sharing facilities and very good atmosphere.

 

Price is not included food on the way. Russian banya/sauna (by request).

If you need a room with a private bathroom it charges extra 1 500 rub per person per night.

 

Due to the long queues to the ferry this tour requires extra transfer from 15th of June till 1st of September which costs 7 000 rub per group (round trip).

During the ice freezing and melting seasons this tour requires extra transfer from end of December till beginning of February and from beginning of April till beginning of May which costs 7 000 rub per group (round trip) plus 700 rub per person for the hovercraft ride (round trip).

3-days tour to Lake Baikal – Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Circum Baikal Railway and Olkhon Island

This tour will introduce you to the major attractions of our region. During these days you can immerse yourself in history and at the same time to be alone with nature of our rich region. A three-day tour will give you an unforgettable experience for all your life.

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price from 20 000 rub.

Booking is easy and free!

2nd day:

 

- know more about history of Irkutsk

 

- visit the main sights of Irkutsk

 

- visit old churches

 

- walk through the oldest streets

 

- departure from Irkutsk, we will drive about 4 hours

 

- on the way we will stop for lunch in local buryats cafe where you can try pozy (not included)

 

- then cross the Lake by ferry in summer/ by car in winter

 

- visit the spirit place Shamanka Rock

 

- make a stop at Khuzhir village

 

 

 

 

Duration: 3 days.

 

Price:

 

1 person – 44 000 rub.

 

2 people – 27 000 rub. per person

 

3 people – 22 000 rub. per person

 

4 people  and more – 20 000 rub. per person.

 

 

1st day:

 

- visit architectural ethnographical open air museum Taltsy

 

- go up to the beautiful view point (728 meters above the Lake)

 

- sail on the speed boat to make a wish close to the famous Shaman Stone

 

- walk through one of the tunnel of the Circum Baikal Railway

 

- then go on foot 4 km and see old steam train

 

- take the ferry from Port Baikal to Listvyanka

 

- visit old wooden Orthodox church of Saint Nickolas

 

- visit local fish and souvenirs market

 

- come back to Irkutsk at 19:00

 

 

 

3rd day:

 

- we will start the tour to the North of the Island by Russian military jeep UAZ

 

- visit Sandy Bay and a part of Stalin times prison (GULAG)

 

- visit the famous rock Three Brothers

 

- visit the North part of the Olkhon Island - cape Khoboy and if you are lucky you will see real Baikal seal

 

- taste delicious Baikal fish soup

 

- make a wish at the cape Shunte – Left

 

- then come back to Irkutsk at 21:00

 

 

 

 

  

Price is included all transfers and English-speaking guide during the whole tour.

 

First day trip is included entrance tickets to the open air museum Taltsy, rent of a speed boat, tickets to the ferry. Price is not included accommodation in Irkutsk, chairlift to the view point (300 rub. per person), lunch, Russian banya/sauna on the coast of the Baikal (by request).

 

Second and third days are included entrance fee to the National Park, food (2nd day dinner, 3rd day breakfast and lunch) and accommodation in a guesthouse with sharing facilities and very good atmosphere. Price is not included food on the way. Russian banya/sauna (by request).

If you need a room with a private bathroom it charges extra 1 500 rub per person per night.

 

Due to the long queues to the ferry this tour requires extra transfer from 15th of June till 1st of September which costs 7 000 rub per group (round trip).

During the ice freezing and melting seasons this tour requires extra transfer from end of December till beginning of February and from beginning of April till beginning of May which costs 7 000 rub per group (round trip) plus 700 rub per person for the hovercraft ride (round trip).

Additional services (by request)

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- diving in Listvyanka – dive to the bottom of lake Baikal on 8-16 meters. (20 -30 minutes)

 

Price: 7 000 rub. per person.

 

Price is included rent of equipment, training and instructor.

 

Diving carried out all year round.

 

 

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- Russian banya/sauna on the coast of Angara river

 

price is from 2 500 rub. per hour, depends of the people amount and day time

 

- Russian banya/sauna on the coast of lake Baikal in Listvyanka

 

Price:

 

till 6 people 3 000 rub. per hour

more than 6 people charge 300 rub. per hour per person

birch whisks 300 rub.

Price is included:

 

1. Set of towels and sheets for 6 people.

 

2. Two birch whisks .

 

3. Traditional Russian cowberry drink – one liter, tea with herbs – 1 kettle (900 m

 

 

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- dog sledding in Listvyanka (winter only)

 

Price:

 

1 km – 1 700 rub. per person

 

3 km – 2 500 rub. per person

 

5 km - 3 500 rub. per person

 

10 km – 6 000 rub. per person

 

20 km - 9 000 rub. per person

 

20 km with lunch in forest cooked on fire - 12 000 rub. per person

 

 

 

 

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