Tour Baikal Deluxe South Baikal & Arshan (Buryatia) 6 days         Tour BD 02
B=breakfast, L= lunch, D dinner, P= picnic, AC = accommodation


Luxury trips for 1-4 people

Travel highlights
Living in exclusive comfortable hunters' hut, holiday house and studio
Irkutsk & Decembrists
Baikal Cruise - Your personal boat tour on Lake Baikal
Port Baikal and Baikal Railway Museum
Listvyanka - market, Nikolai Church, Baikal museum
exclusive Troika ride - Horse Sledge in Siberia
Cable car ride Tscherskovo rocks
Boat tour Angara & Museum Talzy
Siberian Baikal specialities & songs from Baikal
Buryatia - Arshan, Zhemchug & hot mineral springs
East Sayan Mountains & Kyngarga waterfall
Swim in warm mineral water source at temperatures of 35 to 50 degrees
Arshan & Buddhist temple
Dazan - exclusive interview with the Lama at Buddhist temple

Itinerary / Accommodation Tour BD-02

Lake Baikal
You live in comfortable hunters' huts or holiday houses, equipped with large king size bed and single beds, fireplace, LCD TV with satellite TV, fridge, bathroom with shower, toilet & slippers.

Your exclusive hut or holiday house is located 20 meters from the Angara River and 500 meters away from Lake Baikal. Meals are always ensured, the Angara restaurant is 100 meters away.

Baikal Deluxe Extra: 24 hours service

Arshan / Zhemchug

You live in an exclusive guest house in Zhemchug, large comfortable room (studio) with bath, shower, toilet, large beds, tea sets, fridge, TV, balcony.

Baikal Deluxe Extra: 24-hour service

A cafe / restaurant with Buryat and Russian cuisine is available.

Day 1: Irkutsk (D)
Meet your guide at your desired time at the train station, airport or hotel in Irkutsk until 12:00 clock.
Irkutsk city tour
First you visit the Decembrist museum, then Irkutsk city tour with a walk through the large market halls. Irkutsk is often called the Paris of Siberia, because of its cultural and diverse architecture. Of particular interest are the Gothic cathedral Polish, the Cathedral of the Epiphany and the Redeemer Church, you visit during the tour. We can have lunch in a cafe on the Angara.

Your guide will take you to your comfortable hut. In the afternoon, exclusive ride with a troika.

In the evening you will get a menu with Siberian Baikal specialties, which the staff serve in traditional dresses. AC hunters' hut


Day 2: Cruise Baikal (B, P, D)
Cruise on Lake Baikal with your own ship, departing in the morning directly from your accommodation. First you go upriver the Angara, past the shaman stone, stop and visit the Baikal Railway museum in Port Baikal. Further your trip goes on along the Circum Baikal ring with picnic, then you reach Listvyanka port. After arriving in Listvyanka you visit the port, market, the Nikolai Church and the Baikal Museum. Return in the late afternoon by taxi, the boat tour has been finished in Listvyanka. Dinner with songs about the Lake Baikal. AC hunters' hut


Day 3: Boat trip to the museum Talzy & Tscherskovo rocks (B, D)
After breakfast, boat trip along the Angara to the museum Talzy, old houses from different eras of history of Siberia in the past centuries are shown. At lunchtime drinking tea in an old "Tchainaja" (tearoom).
At the end of the daytrip cablecar ride to the Tschersky rock. The "Tscherskovo Rock" was named after the geographer Tscherki, the rock is 757 meters high and easy to reach by a cable car.
At the top you have a wonderful view over Lake Baikal and to Port Baikal, a cafe / restaurant with summer terrace invites you to linger there. AC hunters' hut


Day 4: Buryatia & Arschan (B,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Arshan, you drive through the Tunka valley to Zhemchug and Arshan. The Tunka valley is located between the mountains of the Sayan and Khamar-Daban to the west of the southern tip of Lake Baikal. Arshan interpreted from the Buryatian language means "healing source." Most sources are in the settlement Zhemchug, 40 km from Arshan, here is also your accommodation. Today you take a dip in a natural pool with mineral water temperatures around 40 degrees. AC hotel / studio


Day 5: Arshan - Kyngarga waterfall & Dazan - meeting with the Lama (B, D)
Trip to Arshan and about 30 minutes walking to the waterfall Kyngarga.
In the afternoon, exclusive meeting with the Lama at Buddhist temple. Return in the afternoon and opportunity to take a bath in the hot mineral water source.


Day 6: Irkutsk (B)
After breakfast, drive back to Irkutsk, arrival in Irkutsk at about 14:00 pm.

travelling: daily from May to October

5 nights in the comfortable hut or holiday house and studio with half board.
All transfers and excursions as described including entrance fees
Boat tours Baikal
Troika ride
Bath in the hot springs & meeting with the Lama
English-speaking tour guide for 1-4 persons from / to Irkutsk

Prices in EUR / person
accommodations for 4 persons: 890.-
accommodations for 3 persons: 990.-
accommodations for 2 persons: 1.190.-
accommodations for 1 person:   1.590.-

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