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Lake Baikal Ice Adventure

Spring is undoubtedly one of the best times, where you can experience all the beauty of the frozen Lake Baikal without being scared by the severe Siberian winter.

In March, the temperature is above zero, but the ice is still solid and crystal clear. During your trip, you will get to experience closeness to Siberia and its wild that you have never felt before. You will feel the beautiful isolation of nature during this handcrafted tour. We sure you'll be amazed by frozen beauty of Baikal. We speed things up as you will get to experience dog sledding, snowmobiles, ice skating, hovercraft rides and many more activities; including the most unique experiences — ice rafting and swimming in the ice hole after a steamy Russian Sauna! Try local cuisine: Siberian sashimi and fish skewers on a picnic, organised in the middle of the frozen lake.

Start

Finish

Accomodation

Irkutsk

Irkutsk

Mixed (hotels, wooden cabins)

Duration

Difficulty Rating

Group size

7 days / 6 nights

     

2-16 people

Itinerary

Day 1:Welcome to Irkutsk

Welcome to Irkutsk! For the next 4 days, you are going to travel by an expeditionary Nissan Safari SUV on the frozen surface of the great Lake Baikal. Your first destination is the legendary island of Olkhon - the symbol of Lake Baikal.

Day 2:Olkhon island

Today you will be stunned as you visit, magical grottos, ice caves and secret places that are usually hidden by impassable rocks, which spring from the depths. We invite you to enjoy winter activities, such as ice-skating, ice-tubing or just photo-shooting.

Day 3:Buguldeika village

Today you will travel to Buguldeika village, and visit Mt Shebety, sacred Mt Yerd, and explore the famous ancient Petroglyphs on Sagan Zaba rock. In the evening you'll enjoy traditional meal "pelmeny".

Day 4:Peschanaya Bay

This day we travel further by truly Siberian winter transport - hovercraft. We will stop at Peschanaya bay, which is considered to be one of the most picturesque places of Lake Baikal. In the evening we will have reached cozy Listvyanka village.

Day 5:Circum Baikal Railway

During day five you will wonder at the great forests of Siberia, and will have to opportunity to travel by snowmobiles and enjoy dog sledding experience.

Day 6:Listvyanka village

We'll start the day with the excursion in Listvyanka village, than we will participate in the most unique experience - ice rafting! Picnic will be organised on the floating ice.

Day 7:Irkutsk

Time to say goodbye to the oldest and deepest lake on earth. After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

Inclusions

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation in Maloye More, Sakhurta, Buguldeika and Listvyanka villages

Meals

Breakfasts in the hotel, some lunches during day excursions, some dinners

Transportation

Group airport arrival and departure transfers

Transportation on tour according to the itinerary (4wd cars, hovercraft, snowmobiles)

Guides

Enriching tours and experiences with professional local English speaking guides

Activities and sights

All activities and sights indicated in the itinerary, download the detailed itinerary for more information.

Other

Russian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
26 Feb - 03 March, 2018
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $2,897 N/A Reserve
11 March - 17 March, 2018
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $2,897 N/A Reserve

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