Exclusive Private Excursion to the Village of Ust-Orda with the Shaman Ceremony

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russia, Siberian District, Irkutsk

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  • 5 hours
  • Irkutsk
  • E-Voucher
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During this tour you'll be taken to a traditional Buryat village Ust-Orda in 70 km from Irkutsk. The excursion will give you a chance to get acquainted with Buryat folklore, national games and shaman rites, as well as to taste the national dishes of Buryat cuisine.

• Departure to Ust-Orda Buryat settlement, 70 km from Irkutsk
• Visit to the Ethnographic Museum in Ust-Orda
• Meeting with the Shaman. The rite of purification
• Traditional lunch – dishes of Buryat cuisine
• Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ethno Park Zolotaya Orda, 72nd km of Kachgskiy Hwy., Ust-Ordynsky 664001 Russia

Meet your guide and driver at your Irkutsk hotel to start the day trip to Buryat Village - Ust-Orda.

Ust-Orda is surrounded by long ranges of hills from the West and the East, with the approximate height of hills being 700 meters. There is an extraordinary and amazing view. About 3km from the village there is a mountain called Bulen, which up until today is famous for its religious and sacred practices of the Buryat people.

The Buryat is one of the largest nationalities inhabiting Siberia. The Ust’-Ordinskiy region is famous for traditional Buryat culture which is handed down across the generations. They live in the Republic of Buryatia, as well as in the Aginskiy (Baikal) and Ust-Orda (Irkutsk region) districts. Ust-Orda District is interesting, because from generation to generation it is protected by the traditional culture of the Buryat.

The excursion will give you a chance to get acquainted with Buryat folklore, national games and shaman rites, as well as to taste the national dishes of Buryat cuisine, know the way of life of the locals.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: National Museum of Ust-Ordynsk Buryatsk Region, Lenian, 6A, Ust-Ordynsky 669001 Russia

You will be able to visit the Local Museum of Regional Studies (opened in 1944) where you will learn about the origin of Buryat people, their culture, world outlook, religion. The exhibits of the museum have no counterparts, they always attract tourists from different countries. These are objects of shaman cult, ancient coins, bride’s decorations and many other things.

During the lunch, you will have an opportunity to try traditional Buryat meals.

Transfer back to Irkutsk.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance ticket to the Ethnographic Museum
  • Shaman Ceremony
  • Traditional Buryat Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Ethno Park Zolotaya Orda
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ust-Ordynsk Buryatsk Region

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner / Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable clothing is advised.
  • Duration of the excursion is approximate and may vary according to local conditions.
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure and return point: your hotel in Irkutsk

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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