Siberia is a multiethnic land where on 4,200,000 km² (1,622,000 mi²) territory more than 100 nationalities peacefully coexist representing different religions and confessions. This itinerary is named like that as during one tour we will discover the cohabitation of three religions best presented in the region - Buddhism, Orthodoxy and Shamanism. We will take you to meet Siberians, Buryats, Old Believers to let you discover their unique culture and way of life. We will start with Irkutsk and its Orthodox churches, then we will visit Olkhon Island, this cradle of shamanism in Asia, where the discovery of landscapes will harmonize with acquaintance with shamanic customs and visit to a Buryat village. Boat cruise across the Great Lake will bring us to Buryatia, to the village of Ust-Barguzin where we will discover the beauty of Chivyrkuysky Gulf and the Barguzin valley.
In Ulan-Ude we will visit the Ivolginsky Datsan, centre of Buddhism in Russia, and devote a whole day to discovering the village of Old Believers. By the Trans-Siberian train we will go to the south of the lake and reach "Siberian Alps", the Sayan Mountains, and Buryat village of Arshan. Located at the foot of the Eastern Sayans this village shelters many thermal springs. This is the place where we will see local Buddhist temple, Datsan, the marble bottom of the Kyngarga River and its waterfalls. Our journey will end with the Circum-Baikal Excursion by old famous railway and the discovery of its tunnels, bridges, arches, and viaducts constructed on the very coastline of Lake Baikal in the end of the 19th century.
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Single supplement - 10 400 RUB / pers. The price is given for the group of 6 persons. If the number of participants is less than 6, the following supplement is applied: + 7 290 RUB / pers. for the group of 5 participants + 13 090 RUB / pers. for the group of 4 participants + 24 090 RUB / pers. for the group of 3 participants + 62 500 RUB / pers. for the group of 2 participants
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