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Excursion to Listvyanka 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
February - May
Highlights
  • Ideal option to discover Lake Baikal in a short space of time
  • Discovery of traditional Siberian wooden architecture
  • Visit of the Baikal museum
  • Chairlift to the viewpoint
  • Tasting of the Baikal cuisine
  • Small group of 8 participants maximum with private transport
Tour Overview

70 km from Irkutsk, on the spot where the Angara River takes its source, Listvyanka is located remaining the most accessible village from the lake. Excursion to Listvianka village is the good opportunity to get acquainted with the lake if you have only one available day. We suggest this excursion before the great tours to the lake – there the acquaintance with Lake Baikal should be started!

Many years ago the cargoes of tea, salt, meat, fish and furs were transferred through the port of Listvyanka. At the Soviet time the Institute of Limnology of the lake, that is now in Irkutsk, was located there and conducted great researches on this gigantic natural laboratory called Lake Baikal. The building of the Institute in Listvyanka is nowadays the Baikal museum. There are unique expositions representing the variety of the Baikal flora and fauna. The village is situated an hour away from the city of Irkutsk and it’s the most accessible Baikal point to visit.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Excursion to Listvyanka village
    Irkutsk — Listvyanka
  • 10:00
    Meeting with your guide and acquaintance
    *The meeting place and time will be indicated by your tour manager in advance. for individual travellers and organised groups, the meeting place and time are open according to your suggestions.
  • 10:10
    Departure to Listvyanka village
    Transfer to Lystvyanka village by private car / minibus. Our drive will accompany us all day long.
  • 11:10
    Excursion to Taltsy
    Visit to the open-air museum Taltsy, discover a typical Siberian village of XVIII-XIX century. The museum has become the place of the conservation of the monuments of the popular culture.
  • 12:30
    Lift on the Chersky rock
    You will take the chair lift to the Chersky rock 728 metres above sea level. There is a breathtaking panorama: Listvyanka village, Angara river's source and the skyline flowing with the Baikal waters.
  • 13:20
    Lunch in the restaurant
    You will taste the dishes of the Baikal cuisine.
  • 14:20
    Excursion to the Baikal Museum
    You will get acquainted with the history of this great lake, it's flaura and fauna and of course you will see a nerpa - Baikal endemic seal!
  • 16:00
    Return to Irkutsk
    You have free time for walking along the Baikal shore. In winter, it's possible to walk on its transparent ice. Return to Irkutsk. *It's possible to spend a night in Listvyanka village. Please, contact your tour-manager for booking a hotel in advance.
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk — Listvyanka
Note

2 h transfer  (138km)

Detailed description
Departures
May, 15 2020
Start
-
May, 15 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
128 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Ropeway to Chersky Rock
  • Lunches
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is indicated for a group of 4 persons minimum. If there less people in the group, the supplement is applied: - for a group of 3 participants, the supplement is 2200 roubles / per person; - for a group of 2 participants, the supplement is 4300 roubles / per person; - for an individual traveller the supplement is 15100 roubles. The programme can be organised all the year round. According to your suggestions, the program can be extended by supplement visits and activities. The price includes lunch, breakfast and dinner are not included.

Reviews
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4.00
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3.00
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3.00
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3.00
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5.00
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4.00
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François Regis
From 18 August 2013 to 21 August 2013
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Prestation tout à fait satisfaisante, avec une mention particulière pour la réactivité des échanges par messagerie jusqu'au départ et la prestation de notre accompagnatrie Anna. Quelques améliorations sont possibles en particulier sur la restauration.
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Luce
From 21 September 2012 to 21 September 2012
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
J'ai été très satisfaite par l'excursion. Guide très sympathique et voyage parfait
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5.00
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5.00
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Alejandro
From 23 May 2012 to 23 May 2012
Custom tourVoyage accompagné : Irkoutsk, Listvianka, Olkhone
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
I would definitely recommend Baikal Tours as your travel agency for Siberia. I will do more trips with this agency. I am an experienced traveller who can assess when a travel agency is professional and passionate about what they do. Regards, Alejandro B.
No reviews anymore or no reviews at all for this tour. Below reviews for destination:
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Dirk
From 4 March 2020 to 11 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourIndividual Grand Crossing Tour
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
This was a very good organised trip over the lake. I worked very well with Olga. It was a nice cooperation. some remarks: - The homestay in Ust-Barguzin could have been better. If I knew that there were two families and how the beds were divided, then I could have prepared the group and it would be less chaotic. - Some of the group were disappointed that we didn't walk all the way. On the first day
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BaikalNature's reply
Thank you for your feedback! We would like to give you some comments about the tour. - Large groups always have to be divided into several houses, since it is not a hotel, it's a house of a local. Such number of places can’t be provided by one homestay. Please, feel free to ask us a better hotel, we are always ready to follow your requests. -Perhaps the drivers misunderstood you because of the lang
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Quality of meals
5.00
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5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Pierre
From 5 March 2020 to 12 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Nous avons grandement apprécié ce séjour hivernal autour du lac Baïkal. L'agence est très disponible pour nous aider à préparer le voyage et une fois sur place, notre guide a été aux petits soins, nous laissant tout le temps pour profiter du lac !
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