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Excursion to the Ushkan Islands

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
July - August
Highlights
  • Opportunity to sail on Lake Baikal enjoying the landscapes around
  • Observation of endemic freshwater seal of Lake Baikal
  • Excursion by speed boat for a little group
Tour Overview

Nerpa is the unique freshwater seal of Lake Baikal. It occupies the whole lake basin, but especially its northern and central parts. The best place for observing these mammals is the Ushkan Islands – their native habitat.

By a speed boat we will navigate to the archipelago where we will have some hours of the wildlife viewing, near nerpas breeding-ground. For sure, this unique and cute seal don’t allow you to stay indifferent!

Please, be attentive with the behavioral rules! The archipelago is a part of the Nature reserve, it’s specially protected area.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Excursion to the Ushkan Islands
    KhuzhirKhuzhir
  • 07:00
    Transfer to the port of the village
    Our driver will pick you up in the hotel of Khuzhir village. Transfer to the port and boarding on the boat.
  • 07:30
    Transfer by boat to the archipelago
    Along this 3-hours cruise, you have a great possibility to admire the picturesque views of the Maloye More strait and of the open lake.
  • 10:30
    Seals viewing
    The archipelago consists of few islands. We will approach them, stop the engine and watch the animals.
  • 13:00
    Picnic (lunch box with hot tea)
  • 17:00
    Return to the Olkhon island by boat
  • 20:00
    Transfer from the port to Khuzhir
    End of the program.
Photo of the day
Route
Khuzhir
Detailed description
Departures
July, 24 2020
Start
-
July, 24 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
316 $
Basic price per person
August, 03 2020
Start
-
August, 03 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
316 $
Basic price per person
August, 07 2020
Start
-
August, 07 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
316 $
Basic price per person
August, 14 2020
Start
-
August, 14 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
316 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Lunches
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Boat trip
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • English-speaking guide
  • Optional activities
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price of the excursion is indicated for a group of 6 participants. If there are less persons, the supplement is to bee applied: - for a group of 5 participants - the supplement 2 900 roubles / per person; - for a group of 4 participants - the supplement 7 200 roubles / per person; - for a group of 3 participants - the supplement 14 500 roubles / per person; - for a group of 2 participants - the supplement 28 900 roubles / per person. Please, pay attention that the excursion depend on the weather conditions. The excursion has an open departure and can be organised the suited day you choose.

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Sara
From 13 September 2019 to 15 September 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourLake Baikal Discovery
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I like the trip and the well done organization of it! :)
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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 !
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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!
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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
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Johanne
From 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
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