Full-Day Private Tour to the Shamans from Irkutsk

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Russia, Siberian District, Irkutsk
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  • 7 hours
  • Irkutsk
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Ethnographical tour around the Lake Baikal area, an exiting visit to the region where Shamanism is still practised. It is a brilliant way to experience the Buryat people’s traditional hospitality and cuisine, to enjoy their dancing and music. You are invited to take part in the original ceremony of "meeting-and-greeting" guests at a Buryat dwelling, view the folk art, make offerings to the local spirits, and feel like a medieval nomad.

• Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Departure from your hotel/homestay in Irkutsk: 9:30 am. Coming back to Irkutsk at 3 - 4 pm.

By comfortable car or mini-van, tourists and a guide come to the settlement of Ust-Orda, the administrative and cultural center of Ust-Orda Buryat National Region, situated 70 km from Irkutsk. Its population is about 10 000 people, mostly involved in herding cows and sheep in the vast Mongolian-like steppe. In Ust-Orda, the local guide meets the guests and takes them on an excursion of the Local Lore Museum, showing the history of Siberia from the Stone Age to the present day using fossils, rock-painting, pictures, authentic tools, robes and dresses, weapons and jewelry.

Duration: 2 hours

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

After getting dressed in Buryat traditional clothes, the tourists are invited into a yurt. Before entering, the main Shaman pefromrs the cleansing ritual on the guests making sure no evil spirits accompany them. Inside the yurt, everybody sitting around the fire tastes the Buryat tea, followed by oriental dishes typical of this region.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Professional local guide
  • Folk program
  • Visit to Shaman
  • Buryat national lunch
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ust-Ordynsk Buryatsk Region
  • Entry/Admission - Ethno Park Zolotaya Orda

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 Point: Your centrally located hotel in Irkutsk
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.

Duration

7 hours

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

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