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Baikal Buggy Winter Adventure

Destination: Lake Baikal
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
6 Days
March
Highlights
  • Double crossing of Baikal in its largest and deepest part
  • 100 % safe vehicles and itinerary
  • Visit of Republic of Buryatia
  • Discover of Baikal islands including Olkhon island
  • 3 days / 250 km of driving a buggy on the purest Baikal ice
  • Discover of the most beautiful places of frozen Baikal
Tour Overview

Do you want an adventure with new feelings ? Specially for you BaikalNature made an exclusive tour where every day you will wander75 km to offer you a total change of scenery each kilometer.

Buggy is a comfortable and practical vehicle with a very high off-road performance often used on rally rides will get over Baikal ice ridges and through cracks. Your trip will be very safe because of spike tires, low seat, stable chassis and firm body. These are the main charactiristics that differ buggy from quad bikes and snowmobiles. This little "bug" is very easy to drive : as for man and woman as even for 14 years old teenager having or not experience to drive a car. All you need is to press accelerator pedal or the brake. 

Enjoying driving and winter beauties of Baikal your will start the itinerary from MRS, then you will discover icy grottoes with splashes - sokuyi along the Olkhon island, Khoboy cape, spend the night on the weather station in the little village of Uzury from where you will start crossing of Baikal to the Eastern part in the direction of Buryatia, go till the Goryachinsk village and will cross the lake again to MRS. 

During the whole itinerary you will stay in heated wooden houses, you will eat picnic with hot tea and have warm dinner. Upon your return you will take Russian traditional banya (sauna) on the shore of Baikal! 

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    First meeting with Baikal
    Irkutsk — MRS
  • Day 2
    Departure to Olkhon island
    MRS — Olkhon island
  • Day 3
    The largest part of the lake Baikal
    Olkhon island — Goryachinsk
  • Day 4
    Crossing of Baikal
    Goryachinsk — MRS
  • Day 5
    Return to Irkutsk
    MRS — Irkutsk
  • Day 6
    End of the program
    Irkutsk
  • 12:00
    Meeting in the airport with your driver
  • 12:15
    Departure to MRS
    On the way you will make several stops to take photos.
  • 13:15
    Lunch at the roadside café
    You will taste some dishes of ethnic cuisine of Buryatia.
  • 15:00
    Arrival in MRS and check-in to the tourist base
    After check-in, free time to have a stroll on the ice.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the tourist base
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk — MRS
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Vorobyevy Gory"
Dome home for 2 persons
Note

3 h transfer  (255km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Start of the itinerary
    Before the start, security instruction and equipping. Depending about weather conditions, the route passes either through Olkhon Island or through ice.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    Outdoor picninc
  • 16:00
    Arrival in Uzury and check-in in the homestay
    Uzury is an only village on the est shore of the Olkhon island. There are only some houses with the population of 9 persons. There is a weather-station and the laboratory of the Institute of the Earth's crust.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Dinner prepared by the hotess of the homestay
  • Overnight in the homestay
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure from Olkhon
    Crossing of the Baikal in the direction of Eastern shore. You will cross the lake in its deepest and largest part. You have possibility to make thousands photos of the Baikal ice, walk on its smooth surface or torosses of of marvellous shapes.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 16:00
    Arrival in Goryachinsk and check-in in the family club
  • 19:00
    Hot dinner
  • Overnight in the family club
Photo of the day
Route
Olkhon island — Goryachinsk
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Goryachiy Kluch"
Twin room comfort
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure to MRS
    Crossing of the Baikal again.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 16:00
    Arrival to MRS and check-in
  • 18:00
    Russian banya
    After those active days of trip, you will take banya and could jump into Baikal!
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the rseort
Photo of the day
Route
Goryachinsk — MRS
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Vorobyevy Gory"
Dome home for 2 persons
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Transfer MRS - Irkutsk
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
    In the cafe en route (payment on site in cash).
  • 15:00
    Arrival to Irkutsk and check-in in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
MRS — Irkutsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Angara
Twin standard room
Note

4 h transfer  (255km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport
    Check-out. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk
Detailed description
Departures
March, 06 2018
Start
-
March, 11 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,153 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Medical insurance
  • Banya
  • Letter of invitation
  • Buggy rental and special equipment
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Banya is included on Day 4. Single supplement 8 200 RUB (except the 2nd day). The price of the tour includes travel health insurance for persons under 65 years.

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Gilles
From 20 March 2016 to 29 March 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Excellente organisation et prise en compte de nos demandes.
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Raymond
From 20 March 2016 to 29 March 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
D'abord, MERCI. Merci à Irina, merci à Iliona et merci à Natacha pour leur gentillesse et leur professionnalisme.Ensuite, la qualité de l'hébergement ne peut pas être parfaite : chez l'habitant, l'hébergement est fonction de la situation locale. Mais l'accueil de ces habitants, leur hospitalité n'a pas de prix.Et cette expérience compense les quelques difficultés.. Je pense,par contre que
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Yves
From 20 March 2016 to 29 March 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Bonjour, J'ai particulièrement apprécié le côté "nature" du séjour, hébergements et vie au grand air. Il serait bien de pousser encore le concept pour passer le moins de temps possible en "ville". Ce séjour m'a donné fortement envie de revenir à une autre saison, pour voir la faune et la flore, forcément très discrètes en hiver. La présence d'un interprète est nécessaire pour entrer en contact avec
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Elizabeth
From 15 February 2016 to 17 February 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourBaïkal hivernal en buggy
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Excellente prestation correspondant à ce que nous attendions. Des réponses rapides ont été apportées à toutes les questions posées avant notre départ. Professionnalisme et sérieux du responsable de notre circuit, Alexandre. Il a été très attentif à l'équipement que nous portions, et soucieux de notre confort et de notre résistance au froid. Guide francophone indispensable. Boris nous a permis de
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Bernard
From 12 March 2017 to 20 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourTraversée du lac Baïkal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Superbe voyage très dépaysant. Le guide Igor était très professionnel.
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