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Sea Of Siberia Cruise

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
8 Days
Highlights
  • First class yacht cruise for a small group
  • Acquaintance with places accessible only from water
  • Visit of all main sites of the lake
  • Baikal crossing in its widest part
  • Nerpas watching and Ushkany archipelago
Tour Overview

If you want to go on a cruise to Lake Baikal – the deepest, the freshest and the unique lake of the world, don’t miss your chance to become a part of our team for the first class cruise «Sea Of Siberia».

This unique cruise is destined for everybody, even for the most exacting tourists. We have elaborated a special itinerary allowing visiting the best sites of the lake: Listvyanka village, Peschanaya bay, Dirovatiy cape, Sagan-Zaba cape, Olkhon island, golf Chivyrkuysky and Ushkany archipelago. You will cross Lake Baikal in its widest and deepest part, see all types of Baikal landscapes, watch Baikal seals (nerpas) and fish. You will see and taste everything that make the lake so renowned, but far away from the tourists’ crowds, trite itineraries and hotels bustle. There is a good reason for organizing this tour in the beginning of summer season: the weather is calm, the water is clear as crystal and the taiga reflects the colours of fresh grass and of flowering ledum.

We propose you the unique nature tour combined with the excellent service. The new motor yacht for maximum 9 tourists. At your disposal: experienced captain, passionate guide and professional guide. The ship is licensed, there are all necessary facilities, saloon with picture windows, fly bridge with deck-chair and fish tackles. For group of friends and families with children we have special offer for reservation.

We want you to see the real Baikal – wild and difficult of access, but at the same time with all comforts. Why don’t you admire the sunset of the great Siberian sea with glass of champagne on board of the best ship?

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Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Acquaintance with Irkutsk city
    Irkutsk
  • Day 2
    Starting of the navigation
    Irkutsk — Peschanaya bay
  • Day 3
    The most beautiful part of the west coast
    Peschanaya bay — Maloye More
  • Day 4
    Olkhon island - the heart of lake Baikal
    Maloye More — Olkhon island
  • Day 5
    Baikal crossing in its largest part
    Olkhon island — Chivyrkuysky Gulf
  • Day 6
    Chivyrkuysky Gulf
    Chivyrkuysky Gulf
  • Day 7
    Baikal seal watching
    Chivyrkuysky Gulf — Maloye More
  • Day 8
    Return to irkutsk
    Maloye more — Irkutsk
  • 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
  • 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
Photo of the day
Yacht "Anna-Victoria"
Route
Irkutsk — Peschanaya bay
Accommodation
Overnight in the cabin, yacht Anna-Victoria
Twin/double cabin
Note

1 h transfer  (69km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Navigation to the north
    Today we will navigate along the west coast of the lake to Maloye More. It's a long passage (about 130 km). This part of the coast is uninhabited. The gentle banks give place to the rocky shores.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
    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.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board of the yacht
Photo of the day
Route
Peschanaya bay — Maloye More
Accommodation
Overnight in the cabin, yacht Anna-Victoria
Twin/double cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Navigation along the 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.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board of the yacht
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Lake crossing from the west to east
    Crossing of Lake Baikal in its widest part and deepest. This great cruise will really allow us to sail in the geographical centre of the lake.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
    Going above the 1500 meters chasm, you will admire the picturesque views of the mounts of the Svyatoy Nos peninsula.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board of the yacht
Photo of the day
Route
Olkhon island — Chivyrkuysky Gulf
Accommodation
Overnight in the cabin, yacht Anna-Victoria
Twin/double cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Chivyrkuysky Gulf excursion
    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.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    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.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board of the yacht
Photo of the day
Route
Chivyrkuysky Gulf
Accommodation
Overnight in the cabin, yacht Anna-Victoria
Twin/double cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Navigation to the Ushkany archipelago
    The Ushkany islands is a unique archipelago of 4 islands where we will observe nerpas (Baikal endemic seals). In May and June they get out the water and catch the sun rays. Please, fallow attentively instructions of the guide for not to frighten them away!
  • 13:00
    Déjeuner
  • 14:00
    Return to Maloye More strait
    In the evening we will arive to the Maloye More strait.
  • 19:00
    Farewell dinner
    It's our last dinner on board of our cosy boat. We open a bottle of wine and admire the Baikal sunset!
  • Overnight on board of the yacht
Photo of the day
Baikal seal
Route
Chivyrkuysky Gulf — Maloye More
Accommodation
Overnight in the cabin, yacht Anna-Victoria
Twin/double cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast on board
  • 11:00
    Disembarkation of the boat
  • 11:15
    Transfer to Irkutsk
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the cafe en route Not included
    Not included, to pay on site in cash.
  • 16:00
    Arrival to Irkutsk
    *We can book for you an extra night in the Irkutsk hotel. *End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Maloye more — Irkutsk
Note

4 h transfer  (257km)

Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Letter of invitation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Beverages
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The departure guaranteed for minimum 6 persons. Single supplement - 63 600 roubles. It's possible to add extra places of bunk beds (3-4 persons in the cabin). The place on top of another - 98 200 roubles (for an adult). For children (bunk bed): - up to 7 - 56 200 roubles (twin cabin with bunk bed) - 7-12 years old - 72 300 roubles (twin cabin with bunk bed)

Reviews
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4.00
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5.00
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5.00
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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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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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Hélène
From 21 February 2020 to 27 February 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Je recommande Baikal nature pour la traversée du Baikal, c'est une agence sérieuse, Irina est très sympa et réactive. Tout le séjour s'est bien passé, et je n hésiterai pas à refaire appel à eux pour un futur séjour en Russie.
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Marc
From 26 February 2020 to 1 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourVoyage au lac Baïkal en hiver
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
un super voyage avec une super guide.
4.33
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4.00
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4.00
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Gérard
From 26 February 2020 to 8 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
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