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Excursion to the Ushkan Islands

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
July - August
Highlights
  • Opportunity to sail on Lake Baikal enjoying the landscapes around
  • Observation of endemic freshwater seal of Lake Baikal
  • Excursion by speed boat for a little group
Tour Overview

Nerpa is the unique freshwater seal of Lake Baikal. It occupies the whole lake basin, but especially its northern and central parts. The best place for observing these mammals is the Ushkan Islands – their native habitat.

By a speed boat we will navigate to the archipelago where we will have some hours of the wildlife viewing, near nerpas breeding-ground. For sure, this unique and cute seal don’t allow you to stay indifferent!

Please, be attentive with the behavioral rules! The archipelago is a part of the Nature reserve, it’s specially protected area.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Excursion to the Ushkan Islands
    KhuzhirKhuzhir
  • 07:00
    Transfer to the port of the village
    Our driver will pick you up in the hotel of Khuzhir village. Transfer to the port and boarding on the boat.
  • 07:30
    Transfer by boat to the archipelago
    Along this 3-hours cruise, you have a great possibility to admire the picturesque views of the Maloye More strait and of the open lake.
  • 10:30
    Seals viewing
    The archipelago consists of few islands. We will approach them, stop the engine and watch the animals.
  • 13:00
    Picnic (lunch box with hot tea)
  • 17:00
    Return to the Olkhon island by boat
  • 20:00
    Transfer from the port to Khuzhir
    End of the program.
Photo of the day
Route
Khuzhir
Detailed description
Departures
July, 24 2020
Start
-
July, 24 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
259 $
Basic price per person
August, 03 2020
Start
-
August, 03 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
259 $
Basic price per person
August, 07 2020
Start
-
August, 07 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
259 $
Basic price per person
August, 14 2020
Start
-
August, 14 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
259 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Lunches
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Boat trip
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • English-speaking guide
  • Optional activities
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price of the excursion is indicated for a group of 6 participants. If there are less persons, the supplement is to bee applied: - for a group of 5 participants - the supplement 2 900 roubles / per person; - for a group of 4 participants - the supplement 7 200 roubles / per person; - for a group of 3 participants - the supplement 14 500 roubles / per person; - for a group of 2 participants - the supplement 28 900 roubles / per person. Please, pay attention that the excursion depend on the weather conditions. The excursion has an open departure and can be organised the suited day you choose.

Reviews
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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.
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Quality of meals
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Gérard
From 26 February 2020 to 8 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
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