Small Sea Islands (Summer)

from 15900Р (3 days) 7+

Travel attractions: the spiritual capital of Siberia, 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.

1 DAY (Saturday): Meeting with Baikal
08:00-09:00 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.

2 DAY (Sunday): 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. 

3 DAY (Monday): 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.18:00-23:00 Transfer to the city of Irkutsk. Dinner in one of the roadside cafes in the tradition of Buryat cuisine.
23:00 Accommodation in a hotel in Irkutsk in accordance with the chosen level of accommodation.

DAY 4 (Tuesday): Return back home
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 Khuzhir (2 nights).
  • Accommodation in Irkutsk (1 night)
  • All breakfasts, lunches on DAY 2 and 3.
  • Entrance tickets to museums.
  • Recreational fees for visiting nature conservation areas.
  • Water cruise to the island of Ogoi.
  • Excursion to Cape Khoboy.
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).


  • 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 Khuzhir and Irkutsk.

Attention! Surcharge for single occupancy + 10% of travel cost

Accommodation level: ECONOM

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

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

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. 137900 71900 57500 55200 53900 51900 48900 45500 41500 39100 37800 36400 35900
STANDARD, RUB 107800 50900 38600 37400 36600 35100 32500 28700 25900 23700 22600 21400 20900
ECONOM, RUB 79900 44300 32500 31600 30100 29600 27100 23500 20800 18600 17500 16400 15900