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Baikal Seal Observation

Destination:
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
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
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
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
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Tour Overview

Lake Baikal is the only place on earth where it is possible to observe nerpa, the lake's freshwater seal. To our time scientists could not solve the riddle of its appearance in the lake. However, many researchers support the hypothesis that the seals went down the Yenisei River from the Arctic Ocean and adapted themselves to the conditions of the freshwater lake.

In late March – early April seals give birth to the young whose fur is white. The nature itself has seen to their safety having made them imperceptible on ice: seal-calves spend all their time on ice in their lairs near the holes waiting for their mothers to feed them.

We will go in motorcycles with sidecars by ice to meet nerpas in the strait of Maloye More (Small Sea) where ice is still solid enough. We will use an old technique of nerpa hunters, the only difference is that you will only armed with your cameras! During the tour you will also discover rock carvings, ice fishing, sites of shamanic cult and breathtaking scenery!

Highlights
  • Nerpa observation in their natural habitat
  • Discovery of rock carvings
  • Tasting local cuisine
  • Homestay accommodation on Krestovsky Cape and in Uzury
Tour programme
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  • Day 2
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  • Day 3
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  • Day 4
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  • Day 5
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  • Day 6
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  • Day 7
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  • Day 8
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                  Detailed description
                  Price includes
                  • English-speaking guide
                  • Accommodation as per itinerary
                  • Transport as per itinerary
                  • Meals
                  • Medical insurance
                  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
                  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
                  • Banya
                  Price does not include
                  • Administrative registration
                  • Personal expenses and tips
                  • Visa fees and travel insurance
                  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
                  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
                  For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
                  Note

                  Small group supplement (2-3 persons) 19 300 RUB / pers.

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