DAY TOUR TO OLKHON ISLAND

DAY TOUR TO OLKHON ISLAND

FROM 6000 Р.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the legends of local Buryat people
  • Visit the places of the Power where local shamans still speak with spirits
  • Taste a real fishman’s soup
  • Ride a ferry and legendary Russian UAZ jeep, visit cape with beautiful views of Lake Baikal
DURATION 17 hours (6:00—23:00)
TRANSPORTATION Van/car, jeep, ferry
AboutTour to Olkhon, the biggest island on the Lake, is one of the most inspiring and mystic experiences. It is a special place by its energy, which can not leave anyone indifferent. Just here Shamanka Rock is located, where local shamans still perform their rituals and speak with spirits of the past and buryat people tell legends and srories about all the rocks and hills and you will know the most interesting. Landscape is totally different from other parts of the lake – instead of forest soft-shaped hills and sand dunes look into deep blue water of Baikal. For visiting in winter please read Day Iced Tour to Olkhon Island!

Program

  • 6:00
    Departure from IrkutskWe pick you up from any point you requested and start the tour.
  • 10:00
    Arrival at ferry and MRS (Sakhurta) village. A stop for breakfast on the road.The ferry is the only way connecting the island and mainland during all the year except two months of winter, when ice road for cars is opened.
  • 12:00
    Khuzhir village. Shamanka RockKhuzhir is located in central part of the island. Just next to the village is Shamanka Rock, the most energetic place where local shamans still carry out their rituals. We will see many colorful stripes attached to 13 polls, symbolizing the most powerful family of Eagles, lived at the island long time ago. For us, modern people, it’s more place to take classic view photo, but maybe you will also feel something peaceful and good in the mind and soul.
  • 13:00
    Kharantsy cape and villageWe pass through the village where the airport served local flights to and from Irkutsk. The airport is still maintained by one family, which took this mission since middle of 20th century. “Kharantsy” means “watcher”, that is why we see great views from the cape.
  • 13:30
    Peschanka villageWe see beautiful views from sandy beach and the old wooden pier made for fish factory, a part of Stalin times prison (GULAG).
  • 14:30
    The Cape of Three BrothersThis is one the most beautiful spots of the Northern Baikal, the cape is formed from light-color marble, covered by lichens, grown only at places with really clean air. This is the widest part of Lake Baikal, about 80 km. Of course, we will know the legend about these brothers.
  • 15:00
    Cape Khoboy, famous place of the Power.It is a special place, where local people met sunsets and thanked local spirits for their kindness and justice. Despite Baikal is the widest here, you can see another shore and specially the hilly Saint Nose peninsula if the weather allows. We have a lunch here, it is a traditional fire cooked omul fisherman’s soup. After lunch we head to Irkutsk.
  • 19:00
    Arrival at the ferry, departure to IrkutskWe meet our car again and depart to Irkutsk.
  • 23:00
    Arrival in IrkutskWe arrive to Irkutsk around midnight and drop you off where you need.

Price and policies:
1 person – 29000 rub
2 persons – 14500 rub per person
3 persons – 10000 rub per person
4 persons – 9000 rub per person
5-6 persons – 8000 rub per person
7 and more – 7000 rub per person

Price includes transfers and sightseeing, lunch cooked on fire, local guide services. Breakfast and dinner are paid extra.

All the time except middle of summer please be prepared for cool windy weather but don’t forget to take a sun block.

Also consider our other tours to Olkhon – 2-day tour to Olkhon Island, 3-day tour to Olkhon Island, 3-Day tour to Lake Baikal – Irkutsk, Olkhon Island, Listvyanka, Circum-Baikal Railway, Day Iced Tour to Olkhon Island. What to take to the tour? Baikal Travel tips and pack list