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Sea Of Siberia Cruise

Destination: Lake Baikal
This tour is not available and is archived.
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
8 Days
Highlights
  • Discovery of the prettiest places of summer Baikal Lake
  • Meals aboard cooked of fresh Baikal fish
  • Discovery of the way of life of the villagers
  • Various activities - fishing, trekking, cultural discovering, bathing
  • Nerpas (Baikal fresh water seals) observation and wild animal tracks identification in the nature reserves and national parks
Tour Overview

This is an unforgettable voyage that gives you a wonderful opportunity to discover summer Baikal from all aspects. We are going to show you the most paradisiacal views, guide you through the secret places of nature, and acquaint you with cultures you have never heard of.

Starting out from the outflow of the Angara River in the south of the lake, we will traverse Baikal up to Pokoyny Cape from where our sail across the lake to its opposite shore will start. After reaching it, we will continue sailing along the coast and then cross the lake diagonally to return to the strait separating the largest island of Baikal from its shore. In the course of this round voyage, we are going to fish, moor in picturesque bays, take rambles in the wild, watch nerpas and other animals (depending on a season it’s even possible to encounter a brown bear), bask in the sun and bathe, spend evenings around the fire, and dine on the deck of our ship admiring the sunset!

Thus, we are going to make a marvelous voyage of more than 1200 km! Finally, we will discover picturesque Tazheranskaya Steppe on our way back to Irkutsk.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Acquaintance with Irkutsk city
    Irkutsk
  • Day 2
    Starting of the navigation
    Irkutsk — Peschanaya bay
  • Day 3
    BUKHTA PESCHANAYA (SANDY BAY) Before noon, ascending Bolshaya Kolokolnya and a ramble to the Babushka Bay. Lunch. After lunch, free time for bathing. Optionally: climbing to the hill to enjoy the panoramic view over the bay (3 hours hiking up the steep hill).
  • Day 4
    BUKHTA PESCHANAYA (SANDY BAY) – SAGAN-ZABA CAPE – OLKHON ISLAND Further coasting. Visit to Sagan-Zaba Cape with its rock paintings (2500 years old) facing Baikal. Passage to the Maloye More (Small Sea) Strait. Overnight at the southern end of Olkhon Island.
  • Day 5
    OLKHON ISLAND Visit to the ruins of the Kurykan’s Wall at Khorgoy Cape. Sail to the Maloye More. Visit to Ogoy Islet and its Buddhist Stupa. In the afternoon visit to Khuzhir – the main village on the Olkhon Island. Discovery of Burkhan Rock – the dwelling of the god of the lake, one of the nine sanctuaries of Asia, a sacred place for the Buriats. Coasting along the western shore of Olkhon Island, overnight in one of its bays.
  • Day 6
    OLKHON ISLAND – BAIKALO-LENSKY NATURE RESERVE Sail along the western coast to cape “Zavorotniy”. If the weather conditions are good it’s possible to stop near Rytyi cape and Pokoiniki cape – the territory of Baikal-Lenskiy reserve. The mysterious cape “Rytyi” is located in the central part of the Baikal on western coast, opposite the widest place of the Baikal. There are no any settlements here, it couldn’t be reached by any highways, and there is no even track along the coast to this place. Local residents diligently avoid visiting cape “Rytyi”, calling it as a damned place. Something inexplicable still happens at this cape. The source of such influence remains unclear for people. The cape “Pokoiniki” is located in the north part on western coast at the foot of the Baikal mountain ridge. On one of the first maps this cape was called “Pokoiniy”. The fold, near it, has the same name. And then, this name had changed to “Pokoiniki”, which means in English “dead people”. Nowadays old weather station “Solnechnaya” is located here. Lunch on the boat.
  • Day 7
    CHIVYRKUYSKY GULF Breakfast on the board. According to your wish, pedestrian excursion. In the afternoon, we start to cross the lake Baikal from the West to the East coast to Chivyrkuysky gulf. Lunch of the board. Arrival in the Gulf. The Chivyrkuysky Gulf is one of the most picturesque gulfs of Baikal. Its ingeniously drawn creeks, steep cliffs, majestic capes, colonies of birds, and flocks of fish make it incredibly attractive. When the water is low, the shores of the gulf warm under the sun and make it possible to bathe.
  • Day 8
    CHIVYRKUYSKY GULF Breakfast of the board. This day will be devoted to the rest in the gulf. Fishing. Bathing in the hot springs of the Zmeinaya Creek (Creek of Snakes – the reason is a colony of harmless grass-snakes living there). Hiking along the coast of Svyatoy Nos Peninsula to the Millionnaya Bay. Visit to the fishermen’s village of Kurbulik. The crew of the ship will renew the supply of bread with village home-made bread that differs very much from the urban one. We will devote the afternoon to fishing in this gulf swarming with fish more than any other in Baikal. Overnight in the gulf.
  • 11:45
    Arrival to the airport of Irkutsk city
    Transfer to the hotel. Check-in at 14:00. *The indicated time of the transfer is approximate and can be changed according to the chosen flight. If you arrive earlier in the morning, we can book for you the early check-in.
  • 14:00
    Lunch in the hotel Not included
  • 15:00
    Time at leisure in Irkutsk
    As during the cruise there are few shops, you can buy all you need this day in Irkutsk.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Irkutsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Angara
Twin standard room
  • 09:00
    Breakfats in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the Listvyanka village
    Meeting with your guide and driver at the hotel. Departure to the Listvyanka village, situated on the Baikal shore near the Angara river source.
  • 11:00
    Embarkation
    Accommodation in the cabins. Acquaintance with the crew. Briefing and starting of the navigation.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
    During this cruise, the meals are served by the professional ship's cook. In honour of the cruise starting we open a bottle of champagne!
  • 15:00
    Navigation to the Peschanaya bay
    We will navigate along the Baikal west coast. During the navigation we will see the only village of this part of the lake - Bolshiye Koty and Bolshoye Goloustnoye village. In the evening we will beach the ship in the Peschanaya bay - the most picturesque bay of the lake. Еhere the semicircular sandy beach is protected by two rocks against a background of the taiga-covered mountains. This place is accessible only from the water.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board of the yacht
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Yacht "Anna-Victoria"
Route
Irkutsk — Peschanaya bay
Accommodation
Overnight in the cabin, yacht Anna-Victoria
Twin/double cabin
Note

1 h transfer  (69km)

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              Price includes
              • English-speaking guide services
              • Accommodation as per itinerary
              • Transport as per itinerary
              • Meals
              • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
              • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
              • Letter of invitation
              Price does not include
              • Medical insurance
              • 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
              • Optional activities
              For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
              Note

              The departure guaranteed for minimum 6 persons. Single supplement - 58 600 roubles. It's possible to add extra places of bunk beds(3-4 persons in the cabin). The place on top of another - 93 200 roubles (for an adult). For children (bunk bed): - up to 7 - 48 200 roubles (twin cabin with bunk bed) - 7-12 years old - 68 300 roubles (twin cabin with bunk bed)

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