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Baikal By Snowmobile

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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
Highlights
  • Fabulous snowmobile adventure in the heart of Siberia
  • Harmonious union of outdoor activities and cultural programme
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotel on the shore of Lake Baikal
Tour Overview

Imagine snowmobile travel in the very heart of Siberia on the ice-covered Baikal... An ideal route for travellers looking for a blend of cultural discoveries and outdoor activities in one adventure. Magnificent paths on the Baikal ice field leading to the centre of the southern part of Lake Baikal and those of Siberian taiga will make you plunge into the magic of Russian winter. On the menu of this discovery are the Circum-Baikal tunnels and bridges, traditional villages of fishermen and gold diggers. Another busy day is over, you will find yourself in a comfortable hotel and try true Russian banya!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Morning departure to the south of Lake Baikal. On the way discovery of the open-air museum of wooden architecture - Taltsy. Arrival in the village of Listvyanka. Visit to the Baikal museum to discover the lake's fauna and flora. Ropeway lift to Chersky rock to admire amazing panorama of the surroundings. Discovery of the village. Hotel accommodation.
  • Day 2
    All day travel over the Baikal ice by snowmobile (2 persons per snowmobile) to discover the old Circum-Baikal Railway. First, we will go towards the 105th meridian, pretty middle of the southern part of Lake Baikal and will return later to the railway and its tunnels. Hot lunch in one of the villages of the Circum-Baikal Railway. Return to Listvyanka by 5.00 pm. Hotel overnight. Banya.
  • Day 3
    After breakfast we'll take snowmobiles again to go north of Listvyanka to the village of Bolshiye Koty. No road connects these two villages and we will follow the ice way used by locals at all times. We will go there across snow-covered taiga and back over the Baikal ice. Return to Listvyanka by 5.00 pm. Banya in the evening.
  • Day 4
    Free time in the morning for optional activities: shopping, skating, skiing. Transfer to Irkutsk in the afternoon. End of the programme.
          Detailed description
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          Price includes
          • English-speaking guide
          • Russian-speaking guide services
          • Accommodation as per itinerary
          • Transport as per itinerary
          • Meals
          • Medical insurance
          • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
          • Ropeway to Chersky Rock
          • Banya
          • Letter of invitation
          Price does not include
          • Transfers in Irkutsk
          • Administrative registration
          • Personal expenses and tips
          • Visa fees and travel insurance
          • Ski rental
          • Ice skate rental
          • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
          • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
          • Airline tickets
          For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
          Note

          The price includes: Half board accommodation in twin room (breakfast and lunch) English-speaking guide on Day 1 Single supplement - 4500 RUB Supplement for one person per snowmobile - 10000 RUB

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