Christmas on Lake Baikal 2023 is a fascinating guided tour of Lake Baikal during the Christmas holidays! You can stroll along the purest Baikal ice, learn the legends of the mysterious island of Olkhon and enjoy real Siberian things.
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We are glad to welcome you in Irkutsk! In the morning we meet at the airport or at the railway station of Irkutsk, claim your baggage, get to know each other. When the group is ready, it goes by comfortable minibus to an open-air museum of wooden architecture called “Taltsy”. Here you will have a chance to enjoy real winter fun like going down the slide on cowskins! Lunch. Transfer to Listvyanka village, hotel accommodation in standard rooms. A visit to the Baikal Limnological Museum where you can get acquainted with Baikal flora and fauna and see the real Baikal seal.
Meals included: lunch.
In the morning we go to Olkhon island by comfortable minibus! At the ice crossing we perform the rite of greeting Winter Baikal and then we move on. The Baikal Mini-hotel accommodation. After lunch you will have a sightseeing tour to one of Baikal calling cards, the Shamanka rock (Cape Burkhan). After examining ice caves and grottoes we return to the mini-hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast a tour to Cape Khoboy, the north part of Olkhon island, begins. “Khoboy” is translated from the Buryat language as “fang” but many of you will likely to see clear outlines of a female figure in it. According to the legend, this was a wife of a magnificent shaman turned into a stone slab by the gods for her sins. Once on Cape Khoboy, you can feel not like on the edge of the island but like right on the edge of the world because ahead lies endless ice vastness of Baikal which makes you feel like a small grain of sand in this realm of beauty and nature. After visiting Cape Khoboy we return to the Baikal Mini-hotel. Here a Christmas dinner with champagne and delicious Baikal fish dishes is already waiting for us. After dinner anyone can take a steam in Russian bathhouse with birch besoms.
Meals included: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner.
Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner
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