Lake Baikal 2 Days Tour to Arshan

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Russia, Siberian District, Irkutsk
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  • 2 days
  • Irkutsk
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Visit the south-west shore of Lake Baikal, Kultuk settlement. Circum-Baikal Railroad and Baikal federal motorway. Story of exploration and development. Slyudyanka town and the treasures of Lake Baikal. Talking about nature and geography. Driving across Tunkinskiy National Park to Arshan settlement. Arshan means 'holy water'. It is proven that just even visiting this place improves physical and mental health. Thick forests, various rivers, eye-pleasing mountain tops and the touch of ancient traditions. Empowering place, away from the beaten track, still hidden from the massive tourism. Recommended for solo explorers and small groups. Private rooms and facilities in a hotel or guesthouse. Different options for local food, the guide will help to eat healthy and tasty during the tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to the South-west part of Lake Baikal, exit Irkutsk city to the South, drive mountain road to Kultuk

Stop At: The Circum-Baikal Railway, Kultuk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, 665910
Visit the shore of Lake Baikal. See the original Transsiberian Railroad way. Learn the history of railroad construction.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mineralogical Museum S.V.Zhigalova, Slyudyanaya Ulitsa, 36, Slyudyanka, Irkutskaya oblast', Russia, 665903
Visit the kingdom of minerals.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of St. Nicholas, 40 Let Oktyabrya St., 40, Slyudyanka Russia
Beautiful old wooden Orthodox church.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Embankment Park, Slyudyanka, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, 665904
The embankment on the shore of Lake Baikal
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Train Station Slyudyanka, Tonkonoga St., 18, Slyudyanka Russia
Monument of architecture, made from local marble.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Tunkinsky National Park, Lenina St., 69, Kyren Russia
The way goes west from Lake Baikal. Arshan is located on the territory of Tunkinsky National Park. The beautiful valley between two mountain ranges.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Private room with private facilities in a hotel or guesthouse.

Day 2: Explore Arshan settlement and Tunka valley, swin in natural hot springs, return to Irkutsk city

Stop At: Datsan Bodkhidkharma, Бурятия Респ., Russia, 671023
History of Buddhism in Russia
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mesto Stoyanki Na Ostrove, Бурятия Респ., Russia, 671023
Place with many types of mineral water springs.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vulkan Tal'skaya Vershina, Buryatia, Russia, 671023
This is the valley of sleeping volcanoes. Visit one of them.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Zhemchug, Zhemchug, Republic of Buryatia, Siberian District
Swimming in hot mineral water pool Visit settlement created
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Baykal'skiy Serpantin, Kultuk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, 665911
Cafe with a stunning panoramic view over the southern tip of Lake Baikal.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: overnight in a small local hotel named Irkut, room with private facilities and breakfast included

Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • One night acommodation in Arshan
  • English speaking guide
  • National Park Fees
  • Fuel charge
  • Entry/Admission - Mineralogical Museum S.V.Zhigalova

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (Lunch avg. 400 RUB PP)
  • Hot mineral water pool (250 RUB PP)
  • Banya Russian style sauna (3000 RUB / 2 hours / up to 6 people)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Irkutsk Airport, Irkutsk Russia



Departure Time

10:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 days

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

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