Small Golden Ring Cruise

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
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.
  • Discovery of the prettiest places of summer Lake Baikal
  • Baikal freshwater seal observation
  • Discovery of the way of life of the villagers
  • Various activities - fishing, trekking, cultural discovering, bathing
Tour Overview

This cruise operates aboard two comfort-class cruise vessels - Tatyana and Sibiryak, and takes part of the following itinerary: Listvyanka - Circum-Baikal Railway - Peschanaya bay - Olkhon - Maloye More - Olkhon - Chivyrkuysky Gulf - Maloye More - Peschanaya bay - Circum-Baikal Railway - Listvyanka. In accordance with their point of departure or arrival, they may be preceded or followed by stays on Olkhon Island, in Listvyanka, and other places of Lake Baikal.

This option is ideal for those who, staying on Olkhon Island, would like to go on a cruise to discover less accessible places of Lake Baikal. On a cruise, you will visit the strait of Maloye More (Small Sea) and its islets, Chivyrkuysky Gulf and its Zmeinaya bay where you will have a chance to dip into local hot springs. We will take you to the Barguzinsky Reserve where forestry officers will guide you in wild taiga.

Extension suggestion:

Before and after the cruise: Olkhon Island, Ust-Barguzin and Zabaikalsky National Park, and Severobaikalsk.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    5-hour sail, 70 km/44 mi way Boat embarkation between 12.00 and 02.00 pm in Sakhurta. Discovery of the strait of Maloye More and its islets. Night anchored.
  • Day 2
    8/10-hour sail, 130 km/80 mi way Sail as far as the north of Olkhon, discovery of Buryat sacred site, Khoboy Cape. Crossing of Lake Baikal towards Chivyrkuysky Gulf. If weather conditions permit, stop at Ushkany to see freshwater seal of Lake Baikal (provided that the lake is calm). Seal shore visit is paid (2000 RUB/pers).
  • Day 3
    4/5-hour sail, 70 km/44 mi way Voyage as far as the village of Davsha, visit to local museum. Walk in the Barguzinsky nature reserve. Night anchored.
  • Day 4
    4/5-hour sail, 70 km/44 mi way Return to Chivyrkuysky Gulf, Zmeinaya bay. Walk on Lokhmaty island (Bushy) to admire the panorama of the Baikal. Bathing in hot springs. Night anchored in the gulf.
  • Day 5
    10/12-hour sail, 160 km/100 mi way Early morning departure. Long journey to the strait of Maloye More. Discovery of sacred Burkhan rock and a nice beach near the main village of Olkhon, Khuzhir. If we have enough time, we will visit Ogoy islet and its Buddhist stupa (domed edifice housing Buddhist relics). Night anchored in a bay in the south of Olkhon.
  • Day 6
    End of the cruise. After breakfast sail to the village of Sakhurta, disembarkation. It is possible to go ashore on Olkhon island (please let us know in advance).
              Detailed description
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              Price includes
              • English-speaking guide services
              • Accommodation as per itinerary
              • Transport as per itinerary
              • Meals
              • Medical insurance
              • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
              • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
              • Letter of invitation
              Price does not include
              • 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
              • Banya
              • Transfers
              • Airline tickets
              For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.

              The price is subject to change due to fuel costs. The trip is priced assuming accommodation in 4-berth cabin. Triple cabin supplement is 10000 RUB per person. Twin cabin supplement is 17000 RUB per person.

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