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Lake Baikal: two shores, four cultures

Written by 56th Parallel on 8th Dec 2017
Lake Baikal shaman

On this 9-day tour, you will visit Baikal’s most famous sites and get acquainted with the history of four different cultures inhabiting its shores. We will explore both western and eastern shores of Lake Baikal: “European” Irkutsk region and “Asian” Buryat¬†Republic. You will be amazed how everything is changing around you, people, faces, nature, landscapes.

Open the curtain of the spiritual world of Lake Baikal: learn the principles of Buddhism, the basics of shamanism, the culture of the Buryats and Old Believers’ way of life in modern Russia.

Valley of volcanoes adventure

Written by 56th Parallel on 26th Feb 2014
Valley of Volcanoes

Siberia has always been associated with intrigue and mystery: with its raw nature, incredible landscapes and many dense Taiga woods.¬†The Valley of Volcanoes is located in the Eastern Sayan Mountain Range, which stretches across 800 km from the southern extremity of Lake Baikal to the Yenisei River in the Northwest. READ MORE

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56th Parallel is a travel company specialising in providing packaged tours and travel services in Russia.

Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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