Tour to Olkhon Island / Itinerary:
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Day 1: The tour starts in Irkutsk or Listvyanka (hotel, apartments, etc.) where tourists are picked up by our guide and driver and travel north 250 km / 155 miles to the Olkhon Island.
Lunch en route, served in Buryat village of Elantsi, then make the ice crossing to Olkhon Island. Make stops at the icy caves, frozen bubbles and black ice fields. Explore Khuzir, the island's main village and visit Burkhan Cape at the sunset. Dine on home-cooked grayling this evening, a local Baikal specialty. Our Fisherman Guesthouse in Khuzir this night has shared washing facilities but very nice atmosphere. (D)
Day 2: In the morning depart by Russian military jeeps on ice to explore Olkhon Island and classic Lake Baikal vistas. Heading north and make stops at Sagaan-Khushun Cape, coastal icy caves, frozen blue hummocks and stretches of beach along the way, including the 200m./650'-high frozen cliffs of Khoboy Cape at the northern tip of the island. After a picnic lunch in Uzuri bay, return back to Khuzir. Russian banya/steam bath in the evening (on request). Dinner and night in Khuzir. (B / L / D)
Day 3: After breakfast, drive to the ferry-station. Ice crossing to the mainland and drive to Irkutsk. Short drive aside to visit the ancient carvings at the Anga river valley. Lunch en route in the buryat village of Elantsi. Approximate time of arrival in Irkutsk is 18:00. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel or airport/railway station. (B)
3 day tour price: for the group size of 4 persons the price is 21000R per person.
2 day tour price: for the group size of 4 persons the price is 18500R per person.
4 day tour price: for the group size of 4 persons the price is 28500R per person.
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