Lake Baikal: one day trip to UST-ORDA VILLAGE / MEETING WITH SHAMAN

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Destination: Russia, Siberian District, Irkutsk

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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Irkutsk
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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. Ust-Orda village is interesting because it is from generation to generation is protected by the traditional culture of the Buryat.

We offer you private transportation with high-qualified guides who make this tour unforgettable for you! Our tour also includes meeting with a real shaman - so this 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.

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Stop At: Ust-Ordynsky, Ust-Ordynsky, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District

The village Ust - Orda is 70 km from Irkutsk. It is an administrative and cultural center. On the entrance to the village there is a monumental sculpture of a Buryat horseman.

The excursion to Ust Orda let you see a Buryat village, know the way of life of the locals. You will visit the Local Museum of Regional Studies 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.
You will meet with a real shaman and go through a ritual of purification!
You will visit Datsan of Ust-Orda village - one of most beautiful datsans in Irkutsk region!
Buryats is one of the most numerous ethnic groups inhabiting the territory of Siberia. Ust-Orda region is know because the roots of the Buryat traditional culture originated here. During this tour you will get acquainted with Buryat national folklore, national games and shamanic rituals, you will try traditional dishes of the Buryat cuisine – pozi (made with dough and meat).

Duration: 3 hours

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch - Traditional buriat lunch: poses (buuzes), salad, pancakes, tea, bread
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  • Personal expenses (shopping in stores etc.)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Dear travelers, we will pick up you from every hotel in Irkutsk city.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

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


5 to 6 hours

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

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