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Dates:

03 March 2022 - 12 March 2022

Number of days:

10 days

Route:

IrkutskUlan-Ude

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The pearl of the Russian Taiga, the Siberian Riviera, the abode of ancient spirits, and the sacred place of power – it’s all about Baikal, the deepest lake on the planet with unique flora and fauna and an incredible variety of recreational opportunities. Baikal in winter offers unforgettable views, diversity of activities, exotic national cultures and traditions of local peoples. We have developed a special route, which will help you get acquainted with Baikal and its surroundings with comfort and pleasure.

Itinerary

Irkutsk
Taltsy
Listvyanka
Irkutsk
Maloye More (the Small Sea)
Ogoy Island
Sagan-Khushun Cape
Shaman Rock
Olkhon Gate
Peschanaya Bay
Khoboi Cape
The deepest point of Lake Baikal
Maksimikha
Barguzin bay
Chivyrkuisky bay
Barguzin Valley
Ulan-Ude (2 days)
Steppe Nomad ethno-complex
Ivolginsky datsan
Tarbagatai
Ulan-Ude

What`s included in the price

Cruise price includes :
  • Accommodation in a 2-bed standard room in hotels along the route (according to the tariff chosen).
  • Three meals a day.
  • Excursion services according to the cruise programme.
  • Group transfer on the first and last days of the tour (airport-hotel-airport).
Cruise price doesn't include :
  • Air and rail tickets to and from the starting point of the tour.
  • Additional excursions according to the cruise programme.
  • Other additional hotel services.
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Attention! The price and the programme are preliminary and subject to change.

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Day 1
03.03.2022 , Thursday
Irkutsk, Taltsy, Listvyanka
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Date:

03.03 (Thu)

Date:

03.03 (Thu)

Arrival in Irkutsk. Transfer to the hotel.
Check-in at the hotel “History” 5*.

Welcome to Irkutsk! During the sightseeing bus tour of the city you will walk along the Lower embankment to the Moscow Gate, walk down the streets of Irkutsk Merchant Suburb, visit the house-museum of revolutionary Decembrist and the active female Znamensky monastery.
You will visit the Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum. You will see unique memorabilia and learn about how the life of the first revolutionaries of Russia developed away from the capital.

Date:

03.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

12:00

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Today you will visit the "Taltsy" open-air ethnographic museum. Unique monuments reflecting the history and culture of Russians, Buryats, Evenks and Tofalars living on this land. On the territory of the museum, you can see peasant houses and homesteads of wealthy villagers, a tavern, a parochial school, a parish board, blacksmith and pottery workshops, a cascade of watermills on the bank of a mountain stream and a watchtower, once guarding a medieval fortress. All the buildings have been preserved since the end of the XVIII century.

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Date:

03.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

12:00

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Today you will visit the "Taltsy" open-air ethnographic museum. Unique monuments reflecting the history and culture of Russians, Buryats, Evenks and Tofalars living on this land. On the territory of the museum, you can see peasant houses and homesteads of wealthy villagers, a tavern, a parochial school, a parish board, blacksmith and pottery workshops, a cascade of watermills on the bank of a mountain stream and a watchtower, once guarding a medieval fortress. All the buildings have been preserved since the end of the XVIII century.

Date:

03.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

15:30

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

18:30

Listvyanka

Lunch in a café.

Bus transfer to the Baikal Museum (Limnological Museum) in Listvyanka village.

A truly unique exposition is presented at the Baikal Museum. Here you will find aquariums, which are connected to Baikal by a running water system, which allows creating suitable living environment for its inhabitants. You will see sponges, large freshwater shrimps – gammarus, various fish, including omul, thymallus and Baikal sturgeon, but the highlight of this exposition is certainly seals – the only mammal of Baikal, a very cute, playful and curious animal.

Return to Irkutsk. Dinner at hotel/restaurant in the city.

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Date:

03.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

15:30

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

18:30

Lunch in a café.

Bus transfer to the Baikal Museum (Limnological Museum) in Listvyanka village.

A truly unique exposition is presented at the Baikal Museum. Here you will find aquariums, which are connected to Baikal by a running water system, which allows creating suitable living environment for its inhabitants. You will see sponges, large freshwater shrimps – gammarus, various fish, including omul, thymallus and Baikal sturgeon, but the highlight of this exposition is certainly seals – the only mammal of Baikal, a very cute, playful and curious animal.

Return to Irkutsk. Dinner at hotel/restaurant in the city.

Day 2
04.03.2022 , Friday
Irkutsk, Maloye More (the Small Sea)
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Date:

04.03 (Fri)

Departure :

10:00

Irkutsk is a beautiful Siberian city, founded in the 17th century on the banks of the Angara River.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel with luggage.

Irkutsk bus sightseeing tour.

Irkutsk is a beautiful Siberian city, founded in the 17th century on the banks of the Angara River. Thanks to its good location at the crossroads of trade routes that connect Europe and Asia, Irkutsk quickly became the key city in Eastern Siberia. The Great Tea Road, which carried furs to China and tea, silk, and sugar back, used to pass here. When the "gold rush" began in Siberia, Irkutsk bore the title of a gold mining capital - ingots of gold and gold sand flocked here for sale.

Nowadays, you can see the greatness and wealth of that merchant Irkutsk, while walking along the embankments, squares and streets of this city. During your city tour, you will walk along the Lower embankment to the Moscow Gate, walk down the streets of Irkutsk Merchant Suburb.

Lunch.

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Date:

04.03 (Fri)

Departure :

10:00

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from the hotel with luggage.

Irkutsk bus sightseeing tour.

Irkutsk is a beautiful Siberian city, founded in the 17th century on the banks of the Angara River. Thanks to its good location at the crossroads of trade routes that connect Europe and Asia, Irkutsk quickly became the key city in Eastern Siberia. The Great Tea Road, which carried furs to China and tea, silk, and sugar back, used to pass here. When the "gold rush" began in Siberia, Irkutsk bore the title of a gold mining capital - ingots of gold and gold sand flocked here for sale.

Nowadays, you can see the greatness and wealth of that merchant Irkutsk, while walking along the embankments, squares and streets of this city. During your city tour, you will walk along the Lower embankment to the Moscow Gate, walk down the streets of Irkutsk Merchant Suburb.

Lunch.

Date:

04.03 (Fri)

Arrival :

20:00

The Maloye More (the Small Sea) Strait is located between the west coast of Lake Baikal and the Olkhon Island. On the west coast of the lake, from the Angara River to the Olkhon Gate Strait stretches the ancient and unique Tazheran steppe. The age of the Tagheran massif is about 400 million years. Tagheran is a hilly picturesque relief, steppe grasslands, an abundance of birds. A special arid microclimate and ancient pre-glacial flora are preserved here.

There is “Bayar” recreation center located in one of the beautiful bays of the Maloye More Strait. In the evening, you’ll take a hovercraft to the recreation center and enjoy Siberian dinner at the restaurant.

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Date:

04.03 (Fri)

Arrival :

20:00

The Maloye More (the Small Sea) Strait is located between the west coast of Lake Baikal and the Olkhon Island. On the west coast of the lake, from the Angara River to the Olkhon Gate Strait stretches the ancient and unique Tazheran steppe. The age of the Tagheran massif is about 400 million years. Tagheran is a hilly picturesque relief, steppe grasslands, an abundance of birds. A special arid microclimate and ancient pre-glacial flora are preserved here.

There is “Bayar” recreation center located in one of the beautiful bays of the Maloye More Strait. In the evening, you’ll take a hovercraft to the recreation center and enjoy Siberian dinner at the restaurant.

Day 3
05.03.2022 , Saturday
Ogoy Island, Sagan-Khushun Cape, Shaman Rock
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Date:

05.03 (Sat)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
1ч. 00мин.

Departure :

11:00

Ogoy is the largest island in the Maloe More strait of Lake Baikal.

There is a small, uninhabited island in Baikal in the Maloye More Strait, and it is called Ogoy. The word "Ogoy" comes from the Buryat word, which means "waterless". The length of the island is 2,9 km, and the width is 0,6 km. It is the largest island in the strait between Olkhon Island and the mainland. In 2005, a Buddhist stupa or Stupa of Enlightenment was erected on the highest point of the island. The snow-white, three-story structure with a dome and spire became a new symbol of the island. The shape of the island resembles the outlines of a dancing Dakini, where the head and body are clearly visible, and in the heart area of the goddess is a stupa. The Enlightenment Stupa is the main of the eight types of stupas in Buddhism because it symbolizes the main goal of Buddhism: enlightenment.

You will have a walking tour around the Ogoy Island enjoying the magnificent views and will hike up to the Stupa of Enlightenment.

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Date:

05.03 (Sat)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
1ч. 00мин.

Departure :

11:00

There is a small, uninhabited island in Baikal in the Maloye More Strait, and it is called Ogoy. The word "Ogoy" comes from the Buryat word, which means "waterless". The length of the island is 2,9 km, and the width is 0,6 km. It is the largest island in the strait between Olkhon Island and the mainland. In 2005, a Buddhist stupa or Stupa of Enlightenment was erected on the highest point of the island. The snow-white, three-story structure with a dome and spire became a new symbol of the island. The shape of the island resembles the outlines of a dancing Dakini, where the head and body are clearly visible, and in the heart area of the goddess is a stupa. The Enlightenment Stupa is the main of the eight types of stupas in Buddhism because it symbolizes the main goal of Buddhism: enlightenment.

You will have a walking tour around the Ogoy Island enjoying the magnificent views and will hike up to the Stupa of Enlightenment.

Date:

05.03 (Sat)

Arrival :

12:30

Parking :
1ч. 30мин.

Departure :

14:00

In the afternoon, a picnic lunch with Siberian cuisine will take place right on the ice of the lake.

After lunch, you will have a chance to skate on the Baikal ice and undergo the ceremony of initiation into ice travelers. In the evening you will return to the recreation center, have dinner and relax.

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Date:

05.03 (Sat)

Arrival :

12:30

Parking :
1ч. 30мин.

Departure :

14:00

In the afternoon, a picnic lunch with Siberian cuisine will take place right on the ice of the lake.

After lunch, you will have a chance to skate on the Baikal ice and undergo the ceremony of initiation into ice travelers. In the evening you will return to the recreation center, have dinner and relax.

Date:

05.03 (Sat)

Arrival :

14:30

Parking :
1ч. 30мин.

Departure :

16:00

​One of the most mysterious and popular places on Lake Baikal is the Shaman Rock (The Burkhan Cape).

After lunch, you will take a hovercraft to one of the most mysterious and popular sites of this region — the Shaman Rock on Olkhon Island, which is the sacred center of Lake Baikal. The Shaman Rock on the Burkhan Cape is one of the nine shrines of Asia and is the only one located on the territory of Russia. This is the most famous symbol of Lake Baikal.

In the rock closest to the shore there is a through cave where shamanic rituals used to take place. The cave is a holy place on Lake Baikal and is especially revered by the Khorin and Barguzin Buryats. It is so easy to leave all worries behind here - the atmosphere of this place encourage to contemplation and peace.

Hovercraft transfer to the recreation centre (approx. 1 hour).

Free time (Russian sauna service or ice-skating (extra charge)).

Dinner at the recreation centre.

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Date:

05.03 (Sat)

Arrival :

14:30

Parking :
1ч. 30мин.

Departure :

16:00

After lunch, you will take a hovercraft to one of the most mysterious and popular sites of this region — the Shaman Rock on Olkhon Island, which is the sacred center of Lake Baikal. The Shaman Rock on the Burkhan Cape is one of the nine shrines of Asia and is the only one located on the territory of Russia. This is the most famous symbol of Lake Baikal.

In the rock closest to the shore there is a through cave where shamanic rituals used to take place. The cave is a holy place on Lake Baikal and is especially revered by the Khorin and Barguzin Buryats. It is so easy to leave all worries behind here - the atmosphere of this place encourage to contemplation and peace.

Hovercraft transfer to the recreation centre (approx. 1 hour).

Free time (Russian sauna service or ice-skating (extra charge)).

Dinner at the recreation centre.

Day 4
06.03.2022 , Sunday
Olkhon Gate, Peschanaya Bay
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Date:

06.03 (Sun)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
0ч. 30мин.

Departure :

09:30

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we depart for the Olkhon Gate strait on the hovercraft. The Olkhon Gate strait connects the south-western part of the Maloe More (Small Sea) Strait with Lake Baikal and opens out into the Maloe More through the capes Ulan and Mare's Head, where it reaches its maximum width of about 2.7 km. Here you will have the opportunity to walk on the ice of Lake Baikal, visit ice caves, and also take part in the "Baikal Kiss" ceremony – drink a cocktail served in the ice of the lake.
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Date:

06.03 (Sun)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
0ч. 30мин.

Departure :

09:30

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we depart for the Olkhon Gate strait on the hovercraft. The Olkhon Gate strait connects the south-western part of the Maloe More (Small Sea) Strait with Lake Baikal and opens out into the Maloe More through the capes Ulan and Mare's Head, where it reaches its maximum width of about 2.7 km. Here you will have the opportunity to walk on the ice of Lake Baikal, visit ice caves, and also take part in the "Baikal Kiss" ceremony – drink a cocktail served in the ice of the lake.

Date:

06.03 (Sun)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

14:00

​The Bukhta Peschanaya (Sandy Bay) is called Baikal Riviera.

Hovercraft transfer to the Peschanaya Bay.

Peschanaya Bay is one of the most picturesque places on Lake Baikal. These places are so-called the "Siberian Riviera". The bay is located on the west coast of the Baikal coast, closer to the south. The nearest settlement around the bay is the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe. One of the attractions here are the stilted or "walking" trees, which grow in the northern part of the bay. Peschanaya Bay is the only place on the Baikal coast where you can see so big exposed tree roots – huge pines and larches have risen above the ground on their walking roots higher than a human height.

Photo-stop ("walking" trees, Baikal ice, ice-skating).

Lunch-picnic.

Hovercraft transfer to the recreation centre .

Free time (Russian sauna service, trecol riding or ice-skating (extra charge)).

Dinner at the recreation centre.

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Date:

06.03 (Sun)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

14:00

Hovercraft transfer to the Peschanaya Bay.

Peschanaya Bay is one of the most picturesque places on Lake Baikal. These places are so-called the "Siberian Riviera". The bay is located on the west coast of the Baikal coast, closer to the south. The nearest settlement around the bay is the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe. One of the attractions here are the stilted or "walking" trees, which grow in the northern part of the bay. Peschanaya Bay is the only place on the Baikal coast where you can see so big exposed tree roots – huge pines and larches have risen above the ground on their walking roots higher than a human height.

Photo-stop ("walking" trees, Baikal ice, ice-skating).

Lunch-picnic.

Hovercraft transfer to the recreation centre .

Free time (Russian sauna service, trecol riding or ice-skating (extra charge)).

Dinner at the recreation centre.

Day 5
07.03.2022 , Monday
Khoboi Cape, The deepest point of Lake Baikal, Maksimikha
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Date:

07.03 (Mon)

Arrival :

11:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

15:00

The Khoboi Cape is the northern cape on the Olkhon island. It is a spectacular pillar-shaped rock, resembling a fang.
After a tasty breakfast, we check out from the hotel with luggage, cross Lake Baikal and head for its eastern shore where the Republic of Buryatia is located. On the way, we will make a stop at the famous Khoboi Cape, located on the north-eastern coast of Olkhon Island.The Khoboi Cape is located near the widest place of Baikal, here its width is 79,5 km. If the weather is good, you can see the eastern shore from the cape – the mountainous contour of the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula. In Buryat language "Khoboi" means "fang" – cliffs abruptly dropping into the water resemble fangs. The main rock of the cape is called Maiden, as it resembles the outlines of a woman's body. The place is notable for the multi-voiced echo that echoes off the monolithic rock.
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Date:

07.03 (Mon)

Arrival :

11:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

15:00

After a tasty breakfast, we check out from the hotel with luggage, cross Lake Baikal and head for its eastern shore where the Republic of Buryatia is located. On the way, we will make a stop at the famous Khoboi Cape, located on the north-eastern coast of Olkhon Island.The Khoboi Cape is located near the widest place of Baikal, here its width is 79,5 km. If the weather is good, you can see the eastern shore from the cape – the mountainous contour of the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula. In Buryat language "Khoboi" means "fang" – cliffs abruptly dropping into the water resemble fangs. The main rock of the cape is called Maiden, as it resembles the outlines of a woman's body. The place is notable for the multi-voiced echo that echoes off the monolithic rock.

Date:

07.03 (Mon)

Arrival :

16:00

Parking :
0ч. 30мин.

Departure :

16:30

The deepest point of Lake Baikal – 1642 meters

Moving towards the eastern shore, you will stop at a unique point of Lake Baikal - a place that is located above the deepest point of the lake at 1 642 m, which is comparable to the height of the five Eiffel Towers. The water here is so clear that visibility through the ice is 40 meters deep.

During the stop, you will be able to taste the purest water of the lake and take memorable photos.

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Date:

07.03 (Mon)

Arrival :

16:00

Parking :
0ч. 30мин.

Departure :

16:30

Moving towards the eastern shore, you will stop at a unique point of Lake Baikal - a place that is located above the deepest point of the lake at 1 642 m, which is comparable to the height of the five Eiffel Towers. The water here is so clear that visibility through the ice is 40 meters deep.

During the stop, you will be able to taste the purest water of the lake and take memorable photos.

Date:

07.03 (Mon)

Arrival :

17:30

Maksimikha village

Check-in at the recreation centre.

Dinner at the recreation centre

Free time (Russian sauna service (extra charge))

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Date:

07.03 (Mon)

Arrival :

17:30

Check-in at the recreation centre.

Dinner at the recreation centre

Free time (Russian sauna service (extra charge))

Day 6
08.03.2022 , Tuesday
Barguzin bay, Chivyrkuisky bay
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Date:

08.03 (Tue)

Arrival :

10:30

Parking :
0ч. 30мин.

Departure :

11:00

Barguzinsky Bay is the largest bay of Lake Baikal. It is located on the eastern shore of the lake. The bay is famous for its picturesque coves and long sandy beaches.

Breakfast at the recreation centre.

Today you'll get acquainted with the sights of the Barguzin bay. Barguzinsky and Chivyrkuisky bays are separated by the Svyatoy Nos (Holy Nose) Peninsula. It is a narrow mountain massif, which stretches for 53 kilmeters along the shore of Lake Baikal in the form of a giant nose.

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Date:

08.03 (Tue)

Arrival :

10:30

Parking :
0ч. 30мин.

Departure :

11:00

Breakfast at the recreation centre.

Today you'll get acquainted with the sights of the Barguzin bay. Barguzinsky and Chivyrkuisky bays are separated by the Svyatoy Nos (Holy Nose) Peninsula. It is a narrow mountain massif, which stretches for 53 kilmeters along the shore of Lake Baikal in the form of a giant nose.

Date:

08.03 (Tue)

Arrival :

12:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

16:00

The Chivyrkuisky bay is located on the east coast of Lake Baikal.

In winter, the Chivyrkuisky bay is one of the first to freeze over. It is just in winter that you have a unique opportunity to see the incredibly beautiful icy rocks of Baikal and to breathe in the freshest frosty air. In one of the wind-protected cosy places we'll have a picnic in the best Siberian traditions - with freshly caught omul, lingonberries and hot herbal tea. Right on the shore of the bay there are famous thermal springs in Baikal. Their temperature is about +40°C to +45°C. The water is hydrogen sulphide, has healing properties and is used for diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Walking tour with the visit to the ice caves.
  • Visit to the hot springs.
  • Lunch on the ice in a traditional yurt.
  • Visit of the observation deck.
  • Walking tour along a part of the Great Baikal Trail.

Hovercraft transfer to the recreation centre.
Free time (Russian sauna service, snowmobile riding or ice-skating and skiing (extra charge)).
Dinner at the recreation centre.

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Date:

08.03 (Tue)

Arrival :

12:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

16:00

In winter, the Chivyrkuisky bay is one of the first to freeze over. It is just in winter that you have a unique opportunity to see the incredibly beautiful icy rocks of Baikal and to breathe in the freshest frosty air. In one of the wind-protected cosy places we'll have a picnic in the best Siberian traditions - with freshly caught omul, lingonberries and hot herbal tea. Right on the shore of the bay there are famous thermal springs in Baikal. Their temperature is about +40°C to +45°C. The water is hydrogen sulphide, has healing properties and is used for diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Walking tour with the visit to the ice caves.
  • Visit to the hot springs.
  • Lunch on the ice in a traditional yurt.
  • Visit of the observation deck.
  • Walking tour along a part of the Great Baikal Trail.

Hovercraft transfer to the recreation centre.
Free time (Russian sauna service, snowmobile riding or ice-skating and skiing (extra charge)).
Dinner at the recreation centre.

Day 7
09.03.2022 , Wednesday
Barguzin Valley, Ulan-Ude
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Date:

09.03 (Wed)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

The Barguzin Valley is an incredibly picturesque place located in Buryatia.

Breakfast at the recreation centre. Check-out from the recreation centre with luggage.

The Barguzin Valley is located in Buryatia - an incredibly picturesque place. Mountains and forests, rivers and lakes, wild animals and fish, thermal and cold mineral springs, therapeutic mud - that's what people come here for. There are many sacred sites belonging to different tribes. The main attraction of Yarikta village is the face of goddess Yanzhima. The goddess is considered the patroness of arts, sciences, crafts, wisdom and prosperity. However, the main requests of the pilgrims who have been coming here for 13 years are related to children.

Lunch.

Departure to Ulan-Ude.

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Date:

09.03 (Wed)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Breakfast at the recreation centre. Check-out from the recreation centre with luggage.

The Barguzin Valley is located in Buryatia - an incredibly picturesque place. Mountains and forests, rivers and lakes, wild animals and fish, thermal and cold mineral springs, therapeutic mud - that's what people come here for. There are many sacred sites belonging to different tribes. The main attraction of Yarikta village is the face of goddess Yanzhima. The goddess is considered the patroness of arts, sciences, crafts, wisdom and prosperity. However, the main requests of the pilgrims who have been coming here for 13 years are related to children.

Lunch.

Departure to Ulan-Ude.

Date:

09.03 (Wed)

Arrival :

19:00

Ulan-Ude is the capital of Buryatia.

In the afternoon you will arrive in the capital of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, and check-in at the Baikal Plaza 4* hotel, which is located in the city center.

You will have dinner at the hotel restaurant and some free time to relax in the cozy lobby bar at the hotel.

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Date:

09.03 (Wed)

Arrival :

19:00

In the afternoon you will arrive in the capital of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, and check-in at the Baikal Plaza 4* hotel, which is located in the city center.

You will have dinner at the hotel restaurant and some free time to relax in the cozy lobby bar at the hotel.

Day 8
10.03.2022 , Thursday
Ulan-Ude, Steppe Nomad ethno-complex
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Date:

10.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
2ч. 30мин.

Departure :

12:30

Ulan-Ude is the capital of Buryatia.

Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia, is located on a picturesque plateau surrounded by wooded hills.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will go on a sightseeing bus tour with a visit to the Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan, which offers a magnificent panorama of the city.

The city center of Ulan-Ude is particularly interesting; it is spread out like an unusual amphitheater on the banks of two rivers – Uda and Selenga. Russian merchant classicism here neighbors with wooden houses richly decorated with carvings. Colorful mosaic panels and stained-glass windows with Buryat national ornaments of the buildings convey the carefully preserved traditions. The unusual buildings of the Buryat Drama Theater and the Opera and Ballet Theater stand out among the cultural attractions. There are world "celebrities" in Ulan-Ude, too – one of the most recognizable monuments of the city in the form of a huge head of Lenin not only became the biggest head of the country leader in the world, but also won several prestigious international awards, including the World Exhibition in Montreal.

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Date:

10.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
2ч. 30мин.

Departure :

12:30

Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia, is located on a picturesque plateau surrounded by wooded hills.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will go on a sightseeing bus tour with a visit to the Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan, which offers a magnificent panorama of the city.

The city center of Ulan-Ude is particularly interesting; it is spread out like an unusual amphitheater on the banks of two rivers – Uda and Selenga. Russian merchant classicism here neighbors with wooden houses richly decorated with carvings. Colorful mosaic panels and stained-glass windows with Buryat national ornaments of the buildings convey the carefully preserved traditions. The unusual buildings of the Buryat Drama Theater and the Opera and Ballet Theater stand out among the cultural attractions. There are world "celebrities" in Ulan-Ude, too – one of the most recognizable monuments of the city in the form of a huge head of Lenin not only became the biggest head of the country leader in the world, but also won several prestigious international awards, including the World Exhibition in Montreal.

Date:

10.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

13:30

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

Departure :

18:30

The Steppe Nomad ethno-complex is situated in the picturesque setting of the Atsagat Valley at the foot of the sacred Tamkhita Mountain, on top of which the villagers of Atsagat perform a rite of veneration for the local masters. Guests are welcomed with a traditional rite of welcoming "Ugtamja" with Khadak, a symbol of hospitality of the Buryat people and white food, a symbol of prosperity and pure thoughts, a melodious song and welcoming speech. At the ethno-complex you will get acquainted with traditions, culture and way of life of Buryats, will play national games, visit real felt yurts, learn how to cook real juicy "buuz", plunge into countryside life of modern Buryats. Visit the unique "World in Faces" gallery.

Lunch at "Stepnoy Kochevnik" cafe (Buryatian traditional cuisine: bouzy, soup with home-made noodles, Buryat pastry for dessert, tea with milk).

Transfer to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

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Date:

10.03 (Thu)

Arrival :

13:30

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

Departure :

18:30

The Steppe Nomad ethno-complex is situated in the picturesque setting of the Atsagat Valley at the foot of the sacred Tamkhita Mountain, on top of which the villagers of Atsagat perform a rite of veneration for the local masters. Guests are welcomed with a traditional rite of welcoming "Ugtamja" with Khadak, a symbol of hospitality of the Buryat people and white food, a symbol of prosperity and pure thoughts, a melodious song and welcoming speech. At the ethno-complex you will get acquainted with traditions, culture and way of life of Buryats, will play national games, visit real felt yurts, learn how to cook real juicy "buuz", plunge into countryside life of modern Buryats. Visit the unique "World in Faces" gallery.

Lunch at "Stepnoy Kochevnik" cafe (Buryatian traditional cuisine: bouzy, soup with home-made noodles, Buryat pastry for dessert, tea with milk).

Transfer to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 9
11.03.2022 , Friday
Ivolginsky datsan, Tarbagatai
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Date:

11.03 (Fri)

Arrival :

10:40

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

13:40

Ivolginsky datsan is the Center of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia, Buddhist Temple located in Buryatia.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the Ivolginsky datsan.
Visit of the Ivolginsky datsan with a tea ceremony and snacks.

Ivolginsky datsan is the most famous datsan in Buryatia and an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists not only in Russia, but all over the world. Ivolginsky datsan is the residence of the head of Buddhists of Russia. It is the largest Buddhist monastic complex and the spiritual capital of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia. The Ivolginsky datsan monastery complex now consists of ten buildings, including temples, a library, and Russia's only Buddhist university, where they study philosophy and traditional Tibetan medicine.

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Date:

11.03 (Fri)

Arrival :

10:40

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

13:40

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the Ivolginsky datsan.
Visit of the Ivolginsky datsan with a tea ceremony and snacks.

Ivolginsky datsan is the most famous datsan in Buryatia and an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists not only in Russia, but all over the world. Ivolginsky datsan is the residence of the head of Buddhists of Russia. It is the largest Buddhist monastic complex and the spiritual capital of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia. The Ivolginsky datsan monastery complex now consists of ten buildings, including temples, a library, and Russia's only Buddhist university, where they study philosophy and traditional Tibetan medicine.

Date:

11.03 (Fri)

Arrival :

14:40

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

Departure :

19:40

You will also meet the locals of Tarbagatai, one of the largest Old Believers' settlements in Transbaikalia. It will be a real journey down the history lane.

You will also meet the locals of Tarbagatai, one of the largest Old Believers' settlements in Transbaikalia. It will be a real journey down the history lane. You will visit the Old Believers' Museum and the Old Orthodox Church, get acquainted with the rites, customs, unique polyphonic singing and the Old Russian cuisine. You will get acquainted with Old Believers' folklore culture, participate in master class on cooking food in the Russian oven, try spinning, visit the house-estate, the Museum of Old Believers' Culture and Life and the Old Orthodox

Transfer to Ulan-Ude.
Dinner at the hotel.

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Date:

11.03 (Fri)

Arrival :

14:40

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

Departure :

19:40

You will also meet the locals of Tarbagatai, one of the largest Old Believers' settlements in Transbaikalia. It will be a real journey down the history lane. You will visit the Old Believers' Museum and the Old Orthodox Church, get acquainted with the rites, customs, unique polyphonic singing and the Old Russian cuisine. You will get acquainted with Old Believers' folklore culture, participate in master class on cooking food in the Russian oven, try spinning, visit the house-estate, the Museum of Old Believers' Culture and Life and the Old Orthodox

Transfer to Ulan-Ude.
Dinner at the hotel.

Day 10
12.03.2022 , Saturday
Ulan-Ude
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Date:

12.03 (Sat)

Ulan-Ude is the capital of Buryatia.

Last day in beautiful Ulan-Ude. We're not saying farewell, we're saying "See you next time!”.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.

Transfer hotel-airport.
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Date:

12.03 (Sat)

Last day in beautiful Ulan-Ude. We're not saying farewell, we're saying "See you next time!”.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.

Transfer hotel-airport.
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Hovercraft Biryusa is a 28-seat vessel clearly responds to the desires of those who tend to choose an active vacation and want to visit more sites in a short time. The hovercraft has everything to make a trip comfortable: reclining seats, screens, WC and a space for luggage storage. Double-glazing will provide additional noise and heat insulation. This unique vessel is equipped with modern navigation facilities and can reach the speed of 50 km/h on smooth water and 60 km/h on ice. The height of the air cushion of 0.9 m helps to navigate over obstacles, traverse land, ice or water, and to access the most picturesque spots along the itinerary that cannot be reached by bus or ship.
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Theme Cruise
Wildlife
Krasnoyarsk
Dudinka
Duration:
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Dates:
26 June 2022-06 July 2022
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Saint Petersburg (English Embankment)
Moscow
Duration:
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Dates:
13 June 2022-20 June 2022
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Moscow
Rostov-on-Don
Duration:
14 days
Dates:
13 September 2022-26 September 2022
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