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Lake BaikalThe pearl of Russia, a UNESCO site, holistically significant to surrounding indigenous communities.

Imagine gazing through metre-thick ice sheet so clear you can behold the profound darkness of the world’s deepest and most ancient lake beneath. Or, envision yourself as witness to one of the world’s oldest surviving shamanic rituals. All this is possible in and around Lake Baikal, the pearl of Siberia. Located on the Trans-Siberian Railroad and known as the “Gateway to Lake Baikal” Irkutsk itself is a jumping off point for Siberia’s main attraction - Lake Baikal, 70km to the east. Literally meaning “Nature Lake,” Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an astounding 25 million years old, plummeting 1,642m down at its deepest point. Baikal’s depths hold over one-fifth of the world’s unfrozen surface freshwater. It’s so large, ancient Chinese travellers called it “The North Sea.” The Baikal region is an easily accessible and fabulously scenic place to get acquainted with a world of uniquely Siberian thrills. Go dog sledding in spectacular taiga forests, play a round of ice golf or tackle the challenging sport of snow-kiting. Come to Lake Baikal to slake your thirst for adventure, relaxation, and stunning scenery - its depths will astound you.

Tours in Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal Ice Adventure

7 days / 6 nights
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US $2,897

Feel as though you have stepped into a fantasy novel as you experience a magical adventure, one that you will never forget. You'll explore the frozen beauty of Olkhon Island by crossing the lake by ice roads, and experience real Siberian fun - dog sledging, snowmobiling and a "banya".

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The legend of lake Baikal

10 days / 9 nights
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US $1,987

Experience the adventures Lake Baikal has to offer just in 10 days. Immerse yourself in a wild beauty of the deepest and oldest lake on Earth and its surroundings. Visit Olkhon island, Listvyanka, Arshan village with its hot springs and enjoy the tranquility of the greatest lake on Earth.

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Valley of Volcanoes adventure

8 days / 7 nights
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US $2,250

Visit the breathtaking Volcanoes Valley and see Siberia's diverse and mysterious landscapes in a one-of-a-kind hiking and 4WD expedition.

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Lake Baikal Ice Photo Expedition

10 days / 9 nights
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US $3,870

Stay for 8 days on the famous Olkhon Island in Lake Baikal. Walk on the glass-clear ice and catch the perfect shots of this amazing frozen beauty! We will spend plenty of time on the ice, crossing the lake in vehicles and stopping at various spots such as ice grottos, huge ice blocks and beautiful ice mounds.

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Lake Baikal Cruise

3 days / 2 nights
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US $980

Take to the brilliant blue waters of Lake Baikal, the Pearl of Russia, and be immersed in the wildly beautiful landscapes that surround this extraordinary ‘inland sea’.

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Kayaking Lake Baikal

5 Days / 4 Nights
Lake Baikal
US $1,490

Discover Baikal's many breathtaking coves and picturesque bays, and feel the energy of the world's deepest lake as you cross its crystal clear waters.

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Baikal Ice Marathon 2017

6 days / 5 nights
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US $2,150

Participate in the world’s fastest flat footrace, a 42 km run across the frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia.

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