Summer Olkhon Island Tour (2 days)

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

Overview

Olkhon is the largest island in Baikal Region. Many myths, mysteries are associated with this island.

A population of the Island is about 2000 people. Majority of the population is the Buryats. The Buryats since ancient times were shamanists, and Olkhon is considered as the father of all shamans and the main sanctuary and a religious center. Olkhon has a supernatural power that’s why a lot of shamans from the whole world come here to pray or do rituals.

During this tour, you will get acquainted with the history of Buryat people, taste local cuisine, visit holy places. You will have an opportunity to explore the Island, certainly to swim enough in the lake and sunbathe on Baikal beach, and to see the most famous place - Cape Khoboy.

Local say that Olkhon is a heart of Baikal and we hope that is will remain in your heart.

Itinerary

Day 1: Irkutsk - Olkhon Island (Khuzhir village)

Stop At: Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Western bank of Olkhon island, Olkhon Island 666137 Russia
During the way to Olkhon Island (3 hours) we will meet the following sights:
1) Ust-Orda village with its famous monument "Gesser" - Buryat hero
2) Bayandai village is a typical Buryat village
3) The border of the Olkhon region (we will stop there to "poburhanit", that means pay tribute to the spirits of this land)
4) Elantsy village is the capital of the Olkhon region. If someone is hungry, we will stop here and eat in a Buryat cafe.
5) Sakhurta is the extreme mainland village.
6) Khuzhir village - capital of Olkhon Island.

Today we will walk around Khuzhir. The main sights of Khuzhir are Shamanka rock and "Serge" pillars. During our walk also we will see a post office, rural shops, a wooden school, hospital and various guest houses. Usually we come to the Shamanka rock at the time of sunset, so be ready for your awesome photos.

After walk, we return to the guest house, where dinner awaits us. After dinner, optionally we can book Russian banya (sauna), or go to rest for tomorrow.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a Guesthouse with sharing facilities /
Overnight in a Hotel accommodation

Day 2: Olkhon Island (Khuzhir village) - Cape Khoboy - Irkutsk

Stop At: Khoboy, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, 666137
Breakfast at 8 am. At 9 am our driver for today excursion will wait us with a special "Olkhon" off-road vehicle - UAZ "Bukhanka". And we will begin our excursion to Cape Khoboy - the most northern point of Olkhon, where you will see open Baikal. Khoboy translates as a fang of the beast from Buryat language. On the way to Cape Khoboy we will have 5 stops:
1) Kharantsy village, where we will see the local Lion and Crocodile. After Kharantsy the territory of the national park begins.
2) Land "Sandy", with abandoned barracks for prisoners.
3) Cape "Three Brothers"
4) Cape Khoboy. During the stop at Cape Khoboy, our driver will prepare for us a lunch from fresh omul.
5) Cape Shuntai or Cape of Love, where we can make wishes by throwing a stone in the open Baikal.
6) Meteorological station "Uzury", where only one family lives and they also work at this station and measure the air temperature and earthquakes.
After we return to Khuzhir. Check-out. Return to Irkutsk.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock

Exclusions
  • If you need: 1st day lunch, 2nd day diner
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • 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
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Irkutsk Airport, Irkutsk Russia



Departure Time

9:00 PM

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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