+7 3952 26-56-94

Discovery of Bolshiye Koty Village

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
1 Day
June - August
Highlights
  • Discovery of an authentic village far from civilization
  • Tour allowing meeting local people
  • Cruise along the western Baikal shore
  • One-day excursion accessible for everybody
Tour Overview

This day tour allows you to discover Bolshiye Koty, a small typical village located 18 km (11 mi) north of Listvyanka. No road links these two villages but a trail, thus Bolshiye Koty is far from usual tourist routes.

At first, Bolshiye Koty was a settlement of gold diggers when gold mining began in 1842. Some vestiges of this activity still can be seen here: the valley with hills and even... two dredges almost demolished. Today the village is noted for its biological station. Here, there is a museum devoted to Lake Baikal, which owns a quite rich collection of dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, crawfish, algae, fish...

To discover other sights of the place you can also climb a hill to enjoy a celestial silence and to take beautiful pictures (1/2 hour ascent).

The excursion starts in Listvyanka village where we will get a scheduled ship: within half an hour along the coast we are on site! For travelers who want to start in Irkutsk city, it’s possible to take a boat ticket Irkutsk – Listvyanka - Bolshiye Koty (optionally).

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Excursion to Bolshiye Koty village
    Listvyanka — Bolshiye Koty
  • 12:30
    Departure by noat to the village Bolshiye Koty
    Meeting with the guide at a pier of the village Listvyanka. Departure by boat to the village along the Baikal coats.
  • 13:00
    Home-made lunch
    An inhabitant will prepare for us a hot lunch with the dishes of the local cuisine.
  • 15:00
    Excursion
    We will climb the mount wit ha great viewing point to the lake and the village. Your guide will tell you about the history of the village and the particularities of the local life. Then, we will go for a walk along the Baikal shore and streets of the village woth it4s wooden houses.
  • 18:30
    Return to Listvyanka village
    On boat we come back to Listvyanka village. *For those who want, it's possible to continue the cruise till Irkutsk city.
Photo of the day
Route
Listvyanka — Bolshiye Koty
Detailed description
Departures
June, 27 2020
Start
-
June, 27 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
110 $
Basic price per person
July, 03 2020
Start
-
July, 03 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
110 $
Basic price per person
July, 11 2020
Start
-
July, 11 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
110 $
Basic price per person
July, 31 2020
Start
-
July, 31 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
110 $
Basic price per person
August, 09 2020
Start
-
August, 09 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
110 $
Basic price per person
August, 12 2020
Start
-
August, 12 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
110 $
Basic price per person
August, 28 2020
Start
-
August, 28 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
110 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Lunches
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat trip
Price does not include
  • Optional activities
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The indicated price is for the group of 4 participants minimum. If there are less persons in the group, the small group supplement is applied: - for a group of 3 participants, a supplement is 1 200 roubles / per person - for a group of 2 participants, a supplement is 2 800 roubles / per person - for an individual tourist , a supplement is 7 800 roubles. The excursion can be organised any dates from mid-May to mid-September.

Reviews
No reviews anymore or no reviews at all for this tour. Below reviews for destination:
4.50
4.50
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
4.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Sara
From 13 September 2019 to 15 September 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourLake Baikal Discovery
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
I like the trip and the well done organization of it! :)
4.60
4.60
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Karine
From 16 August 2019 to 20 August 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Le voyage était parfaitement bien préparé en amont avec Irina qui est de plus une personne très agréable. Juste, sur place, l'information sur les transferts est un peu floue. Merci beaucoup à toute l'équipe, j'espère trouver l'occasion un jour de voyager à nouveau avec vous !
4.33
4.33
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Alain
From 8 August 2019 to 17 August 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourEn kayak autour de l'île d'Olkhone
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Ce fut une randonnée enchanteresse!
4.83
4.83
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Jean-Louis
From 8 August 2019 to 17 August 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourEn kayak autour de l'île d'Olkhone
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Bonjour, Excellente équipe: Andreï, Maria, Artum, quelle bonne cuisine aux bivouaques! Une excellente randonnée! Belle Nature que celle du Baïkal et Olkhone! Merci. Une remarque sur le visa qui est trop courts. Ayant raté le vole Moscou Paris, du fait du retard du vol d'Irkutzk nous avons du partir de Moscou le 19, or le visa expirait le 18 nous avons du dormir dans la zone international de
  Read more
5.00
5.00
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Johanne
From 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
This guest did not leave a comment.
Sign up for our emails!
Why subscribe? First, our newsletters are captivating! We are one of the few tour operators specializing in Russian nature, who invests a lot of resources into photo and video-shooting. That’s why even sitting in the office, you’ll feel like you are making your way among arctic ices, walking along taiga valleys, admiring volcanos or looking in the mirror of crystal Baikal waters. Second, there is lots of useful stuff in our letters. The information about outstanding places, new routes’ descriptions, stories from expeditions and trips. And don’t worry, we write in an easy and entertaining manner. And finally, we’re not pushy. You will get all this beauty not often than once a month or two. So you’re gonna miss us!