Legends of Olkhon

from 34900Р (7 days) 6+

Travel attractions: the spiritual capital of Siberia, the oldest church in Siberia in one of the largest open-air museums in Russia, the best museum of Baikal in the world, the widest source of the river on the planet, Buryat navel of the world, rock paintings of the mountain of Sakhurta, the largest island of Lake Baikal, the heart of Lake Baikal, the only island of Buddhism on Lake Baikal, the vertex of the Baikal triangle, the deepest place of Lake Baikal, ancient fortresses of the peoples of the Baikal region, the sacred Cape Mare Head, the only salt lake on the island of Olkhon.

1 DAY (Saturday): Meeting with Baikal
Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy".
10:00-13:00 Excursion around the territory of the Taltsy museum. The museum is located on a picturesque glade, descending to a sandy beach on the banks of the Angara River. At the site of the museum was once the first glass factory in Siberia, founded by the famous scientist Laxmann and "King of Alaska" Alexander Baranov. Here you will see more than 9 thousand exhibits and more than 100 monuments of wooden architecture, among which the wooden Kazan church is the oldest in Siberia, and also the real towers of the 350 years old Ilim wooden fortress.13:00-14:00 Lunch at the museum in an old wooden manor house.
14:00-15:00 Transfer to Listvyanka and check-in at one of the hotels, according to the selected accommodation level.
15:00-16:00 Excursion to the nerpinarium (pool with a trained seals) in Listvyanka. Meeting with the charming Queen of Baikal, one of the three freshwater seals on the planet – the Baikal nerpa. You will not only learn all the secrets of its underwater life, but also appreciate its natural talents to show tricks and amaze the public with its insight. After performance visit to the largest souvenir market on Baikal.16:00-17:00 Transfer to the ski lift to the observation platform "Stone of Chersky". Climb to the observation deck with one of the best panoramic views at the source of Angara river, the port of Baikal and the Listvyanichniy bay.17:00-19:00 Transfer to the museum of Baikal in Listvyanka. Excursion to the Museum of Baikal at the Limnological Institute of the SB RAS. A walk along the dendropark "Kamenushki", where almost all kinds of vegetation of the Baikal shore are collected. Virtual dive to the bottom of the deepest lake in the world. Inspection of aquariums with unique representatives of the fauna of Lake Baikal. Acquaintance with microscopic inhabitants of waters with the help of microscopes. A walk along the dendropark "Kamenushki" among evergreen Siberian cedars, to one of the best observation platforms in Listvyanka.
19:00 Dinner at the hotel.

2 DAY (Sunday): The road to the heart of Baikal
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00-11:00 Meeting with the guide. Departure from Irkutsk to the island of Olkhon in the village of Khuzhir in a minibus.
11:00-13:00 Visit to the ethnographic museum in the village of Ust-Ordynsky. Meeting with the real shaman and participating in the ancient ritual on a good journey.13:00-14:00 Lunch in one of the cafes in the traditions of Buryat cuisine.
14:00-19:00 Transfer to the village of Khuzhir on the island of Olkhon.19:00 Check in the hotel in accordance with the chosen level of accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.

3 DAY (Monday): Journey to the Baikal Triangle
Breakfast at the hotel. 
10:00-11:00 Jeep ride to the northern extremity of the island of Olkhon to Cape Khoboy. The route will take place in a variety of landscapes from the sandy barkhans of the Sasa tract to the pine groves of the northern tip of the island.
11:00-12:00 On the way, a overlook of the sacred Cape Sagan-Khushun.12:00-13:00 A walk to Cape Khoboy which is one of the vertex of the famous Baikal Triangle and one of the most beautiful capes on Lake Baikal. In auspicious weather, at the foot of cape likes to bask in the sun the nerpa – a Baikal seal (in the winter, an inspection of ice caves and grottoes).13:00-14:00 After a walk to the cape a lunch of freshly caught Baikal fish is waiting in the bosom of nature. 
14:00-15:00 On the way back, an overlook of the Uzury valley, in the immediate vicinity of which the deepest point of Lake Baikal is located – 1637 m. Return to the village of Khuzhir in the evening.
17:00-19:00 A ride to the Cape Burhan which is considered as one of the 9 great shrines of Asia. Ascent to the observation deck at the top of the mountain above the village of Khuzhir.19:00 Dinner at the hotel.

4 DAY (Tuesday): Cruise to the island of Buddhism on Lake Baikal
08:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel. 
10:00-12:00 Water cruise through the Small Sea Strait with a visit to the island of Ogoy (in winter the transfer is carried out by jeeps along the same route). Sailing along the western shore of Olkhon Island known for its beautiful grottoes.
12:00-13:00 Excursion around the island of Ogoy. The Island from the air resembles the outline silhouette of a dancing woman, in place of whose heart there is a Buddhist stupa in the name of the goddess of enlightenment and the destruction of all illusions of Troma Nagmo. In the stupa there are sacred relics are embedded: unique texts in Sanskrit, soil and water from all continents and seas and many other sacred objects. The desires of those who walk around the stupa in a circle are come true.13:00-14:00 Lunch on the ship in a picnic format after a walk.
14:00-16:00 Continuation of cruise to Surkhaytor on the mainland of the Small Sea Strait.
16:00-17:00 You can choose from swimming in a warm lake or walking to a healing mountain spring healing eye diseases. At the request the tasting of Buryat cuisine in the coastal cafe.17:00-18:00 Return to the village of Khuzhir. On the way, overlook of the island of Izhilhey, famous for its bird colonies of cormorants and gulls.18:00-19:00 Free time.
19:00 Dinner at the hotel.

5 DAY (Wednesday): The sacred south of Olkhon
08:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00-11:30 A real expedition to the southern part of the island. The journey starts from the shore of Gulf of Khuzhir and goes to the sacred Cape Khorgoy. Visiting the Khorgoy peninsula, you will immerse yourself in the secrets of the island's history and visit the Kurykan protective wall, with which numerous archaeological finds are associated.11:30-13:00 Transfer and a walk along the legendary peninsula of Khorin-Irgi "Mare Head", which is included in the list of natural monuments of Russia and conceals a lot of hidden secrets.
13:00-14:00 Lunch at the coast of Hull Bay.14:00-17:00 A trip to the East Coast of Olkhon Island from where you can see the Great Baikal.17:00-19:00 The observation platform near the village of Khuzhir completes the journey. Return to the tourist base in the evening.19:00 Dinner at the hotel.

6 DAY (Thursday): Secrets of the Great Baikal
Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00-12:00 Excursion to the forest part of the island of Olkhon to the spaces of Great Baikal. You will start the way by car with passing through the deep taiga, and then walk down to the picturesque fold Idiba. Fold Idiba is a beautiful hollow with a view of great sea along which runs a silver stream with spring water. Here are the lots sites and burials of ancient people, and sometimes you can see playing seals in the water.12:00-13:00 Then you will go to the only salt lake of Shar-Nur, which is connected with the legend of the ancient dragon. The lake is famous for hydrogen sulphide mud, which helps in the treatment of various diseases.13:00-14:00 Lunch at the shore of Lake Shara-Nur.
14:00-17:00 And, finally, the last stop will be a stop on Lake Khankhoi, where you can swim in warm water and have some sunbathe.17:00-19:00 Free time.
19:00-20:00 Dinner in hotel.
20:00-22:00 Visit to the Buryat village near the village of Malomorets. Here you will meet one of the oldest families of Olkhon. You will be treated to traditional dishes and drinks, an open-air museum will be shown. Inside the yurt you will find a story about everyday life and folk crafts. At the entrance to the yurt you will be met by the masters dressed in national costumes, they will accept you as a guest, they will sing the long folk songs and tell the many mysterious legends of Olkhon. The final moment will be the national dance "Yohor", after which the guests return to the hotel.22:00 Return back to hotel.
7 DAY (Friday): Excursion around the spiritual capital of Siberia
Breakfast at the hotel. 
09:00-15:00 Transfer to the city of Irkutsk. Lunch at one of the roadside cafes in the traditions of Buryat cuisine.
15:00-16:00 Check in a hotel in Irkutsk in accordance with the chosen level of accommodation. Free time.
16:00-17:00 The beginning of a sightseeing tour around the city of Irkutsk. Stopping at the place of Irkutsk foundation near the Church of the Savior. Walking along the veterans alley to the memorial of the Eternal Flame, the overlook of the Epiphany Cathedral.17:00-17:30 A ride along the embankment of the Angara River to the oldest in Siberia triumphal arch of the Moscow Gate. On the way, overlook of the central square of the city, across the main merchant street of the city with old mansions.17:30-18:00 Visit to the oldest in Siberia nunnery in the name of the Sign of the Mother of God with burials of writers, public figures and Decembrists. The worship of the relics of St. Innocent Kulchitsky - the first ruler of the largest diocese in the world. Overlook of the only monument in Russia to Admiral Alexander Kolchak.18:00-18:20 A ride along the Labor District of Irkutsk, on the way overlook one of the most famous prisons in Russia - the Irkutsk "White Swan". Visit to the most beatiful church of Siberia in the name of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God.18:20-18:30 Drive along the central avenues of the city of Irkutsk. On the way, an inspection of the lacy wooden mansion of A.I. Shastin (House of Europe), a block of Decembrists with the old manors of princes S.G.Volkonsky and S.P.Trubetskoy.18:30-18:40 Stop at the most beautiful monument in Russia to Emperor Alexander III, walk around Alexander Square, visit to the "Moorish Castle" and the White House.18:40-19:00 The tour ends at the famous 130th Quarter near the monument to the symbol of the city of Irkutsk – the mighty Babr next to the famous Cross Exaltation Church. Return to the hotel. 19:00 Final dinner at one of the restaurants of Irkutsk.

DAY 8 (Saturday): Return back home
08:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport, railway or bus station.Attention! If you intend to visit other places during the trip, we are ready to develop an individual program for you. In addition, you can change the number of excursions in the trip, replacing them with free days for rest.

The cost of the tour includes:
  • Meeting in Irkutsk.
  • Guide service throughout the trip.
  • All transfers by the program.
  • Accommodation in Listvyanka (1 night).
  • Accommodation in Khuzhir (5 nights).
  • Accommodation in Irkutsk (1 night)
  • All breakfasts, lunches on DAY 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Entrance tickets to museums.
  • Recreational fees for visiting nature conservation areas.
  • Excursion to the village Listvyanka and the museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy".
  • Sightseeing tour of the historical part of the city of Irkutsk.
  • Water cruise to the island of Ogoi.
  • Excursion to Cape Khoboy.
  • Tour of the southern part of the island of Olkhon.
  • Excursion to the lake Shara-Nur and to the Idiba Fold.
  • Excursion to the Buryat village.
The tour price does not include:
  • The cost of air travel, railway crossing or road to the starting point of travel.
  • The cost of additional services and excursions not indicated in the travel program.
Attention! Children under 12 years old receive a 10% discount.

Attention! The cost of the air flight Moscow-Irkutsk-Moscow (12 flying hours) for 2020 is from 11,400 rubles for 1 person in the economy class. Most flights from Moscow are at the evening time, so arrival to Irkutsk will take place the next morning. The cost of the Moscow-Irkutsk-Moscow railway travel (7 days of travel) for 2020 is from 18,300 rubles for 1 person in the "coupe" class. All this must be taken into account when you planning your trip. When you’re buying a trip, we can book tickets for the dates of interest for you at the lowest price on the market.

If you need assistance in obtaining a visa in the Russian Federation we can help you in a collection of complete package of documents (it will cost you from 7900 to 77200 rubles, depending on the type of visa and the consular fee).


  • сrampons for walking on Baikal ice;
  • set of moisture-removing thermal underwear;
  • 2-3 pairs of wool socks;
  • mountain winter gloves;
  • hat, covering the ears and face or balaclava with a hood;
  • fleece or wool jacket;
  • down jacket or Alaska-style jacket;
  • windproof light jacket or windbreaker;
  • warm waterproof shoes or trekking boots;
  • sunglasses and sunblock cream;
  • swimwear and plastic slippers;
  • thermos and a small hiking backpack;
  • cash, since there are few ATMs at Baikal;
  • camera, video camera, extra batteries and a tripod;
  • If you are taking any medications, do not forget to take them with you!

  • windproof light jacket or windbreaker;
  • warm waterproof jacket or fleece jacket;
  • cap or bandana;
  • fleece hat;
  • trekking boots (preferably with a hard sole);
  • beach slippers;
  • swimwear;
  • sunglasses and sunblock cream;
  • thermos and a small hiking backpack;
  • spray for clothes, which includes the substance permethrin and alpha-cypermethrin;
  • cash, since there are few ATMs at Baikal;
  • camera, video camera, extra batteries and a tripod;
  • If you are taking any medications, do not forget to take them with you!
The price of travel depends on the level of accommodation:

Below are the hotels in Listvyanka, Khuzhir and Irkutsk.

Attention! Surcharge for single occupancy + 20% of travel cost

Accommodation level: ECONOM

Hotel "Baikal" (Listvyanka)
Country hotel "Baikal" is located in the village of Listvyanka, at the source of the Angara River, at the height of the bird's flight. This is a modern hotel with a wide range of additional services: a ski resort, a restaurant "Tsarsky" and a bath-house, a tennis court, a children's room, a conference room. Each room has a refrigerator, TV, telephone with a city number and the possibility of long-distance and international communication, a toilet room with a bath. The hotel windows offer a picturesque view of Lake Baikal. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.
Homestead of Bencharovs (Olkhon)
For more than 10 years, Nikita and Natalia Bencharov have been receiving tourists from all over the world at home, in the estate. The homestead is located in the village of Khuzhir, a 5-minute walk from Cape Burkhan. The rooms are mainly designed for two people, with possibility of single accommodation for additional payment. There are two-bedroom houses, there are houses designed for groups. All of them are heating with stove or electric. All houses in the estate are equipped with toilets and washbasins.

Hotel "Fregat"
Hotel "Fregat" is located near the banks of the Angara River, in an ecologically clean and quiet area of the city. The convenient location of the hotel complex will allow you to reach the city center in 10 minutes, 5 minutes from Irkutsk International Airport and 15 minutes from the railway station. You will have everything you need for a pleasant stay and active life. Each room has a single or double bed, a bedside table, a wardrobe, a coffee table with comfortable chairs, TV and a telephone. The room rate includes breakfast buffet.

Accommodation level: STANDARD

Hotel "Mayak" (Listvyanka)
Rest in the hotel on the shore of Lake Baikal - all this is a modern country hotel "Mayak", which is located in the heart of Listvyanka. Elegant and spacious rooms. The interior is decorated in pastel colors, on the floor - high quality carpet. Furniture from natural wood will please with convenience and beauty. Each room has one double or two single beds, wardrobe, bedside table, chest of drawers, mirror, full bathroom, air conditioning. Some rooms have a large area, which makes it possible to install additional space. Most rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Baikal. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Guest House “Flagman” (Olkhon) Guest House Flagman is located in Khuzhir. It offers cozy family rooms in pleasant colors and a terrace. Each room has underfloor heating. Each has a private bathroom. The room has comfortable very comfortable beds. Very clean shower, marble tiles. From the window and from the terrace you can see Baikal and the mountains, stunning sunsets. All in walking distance to the sandy beach.

Hotel "Irkutsk" (Irkutsk)Hotel "Irkutsk" is a modern hotel complex with developed infrastructure. Located on the embankment of the Angara River, in a quiet historical part of the city, within walking distance of the main cultural and historical sights of Irkutsk. For your rest - the restaurant "Irkutsk" with European cuisine, a lobby bar. In the room - a comfortable double or two twin beds, desk, cable TV, telephone, free Internet access, refrigerator, air conditioning. In the bathroom - hairdryer, bath accessories. In the hallway there is a large wardrobe. For guests of the hotel "Irkutsk", visit the gym - for free!  A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Accommodation level: LUXURY

Hotel "Mayak" (Listvyanka)
Rest in a hotel on the shores of Baikal - all this is a modern country hotel "Mayak", which is located in the heart of the village Listvyanka. Elegant spacious rooms. The interior is decorated in pastel colors, on the floor - carpet of high quality. Natural wood furniture will delight the convenience and beauty. In each spacious and bright room you will find a large double bed (or two separate), bedside tables, dressing table with mirror, wardrobe, TV, as well as a telephone, air conditioning and a full bathroom. There is enough space in the rooms of this category to receive guests and spend time in good company, admiring the beauty of Baikal from your window. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Tourist complex "SaRaisky" (Olkhon)The tourist complex "SaRaisky" is located on the island of Olkhon on the shore of the Saray Gulf, not far from Cape Burkhan. Ten completely equipped cottages in a closed area are provided for guests. Each house has a double bed (or 2 single beds), bedside tables, entrance hall, TV, refrigerator, bathroom with shower. On the territory of the complex there is a cafe with a panoramic view of Baikal and a zone of free Wi-Fi.

Hotel complex «North Sea»
The fashionable nine-storey hotel complex “North Sea” is located right on the embankment of the Angara River, exactly in the middle between the center of Irkutsk and the airport, being only 5km from both points. Walking distance to supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, nearby promenade is ideal for walking. For guests there is a large secure parking and luggage storage. The cozy room with beautiful comfortable furniture made of natural wood and is equipped with a large double bed or two twin beds, a working place and a seating area. In-room air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, kettle, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, free Wi-Fi. The room rate includes breakfast buffet.

Price list:

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-10 11-13 14-18 19-23 24-32 33-39 40-49
SUITE, RUB. 244200 156900 127800 113300 104600 98700 97100 95900 93300 91800 87200 84500 83500
STANDARD, RUB 174900 103700 79900 67900 60900 56200 55200 54800 53800 52900 48600 46300 45400
ECONOM, RUB 157400 89700 67100 55800 49100 44600 43800 43700 42900 42100 37900 35700 34900