Lake Baikal Summer Tour

Shamanka Rock at Burkhan Cape in Kuzhir Island, Lake Baikal, Russia. Photo by Ajar Varlamov, Visit Yakutia LLC


Enjoy the mighty Lake Baikal and Irkutsk, authentic city in Siberia, Russia!

While traveling across the vast Russia, especially in Siberia and the Far East, it’s worth to spend a week for Irkutsk, Listvyanka and Olkhon Island. Start your big travel from Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.


– Irkutsk City Tour.
– Day trip to Lystvyanka & Circum-Baikal Railway.
– 4-Day Trip to Olkhon Island.
– Arshan & Tunka Valley (optional).

Feel free also to request the customized itinerary.`

Lake Baikal Travel Photographs

Irkutsk, Russia:

Photo credits: Ajar Varlamov, our best German-speaking guide.

Listvyanka, Lake Baikal:

Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal:

Photo credits: Ajar Varlamov, our best German-speaking guide.

Arshan & Tunka Valley (optional):

Photo credits: Ajar Varlamov, our best German-speaking guide.


Lake Baikal: Locations to Visit

Just a few marked places to visit and see in the area of Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Oblast & Buryatia, Russia.

Lake Baikal Tour Details

Group size: 1-4 PAX.
Period: June – September 2019.
Route: Irkutsk (arrival + city tour) – Lystvyanka (+boat journey to Circum-Baikal Railway) – Olkhon Island (overland excursions) – Arshan & Tunka Valley (optional) – Irkutsk (departure).

Tour type: private.
Tour dates: any dates on request.


Day 1 – IRKUTSK. Arrival at Irkutsk Airport. Transfer to hotel. Free time. Lunch in the city (included). 2.5-hr Irkutsk City Tour w/ one visit to a regional museum.

Day 2 – LISTVYANKA & CIRCUM-BAIKAL RAILWAY. 08:45 – Meeting a guide at hotel. 09:00 – Leaving hotel. Transfer to Lystvyanka, 69 km, 1.5 hr. 10:00 – Visit to Taltsy Museum (open-air wooden architecture museum). 12:30 – Boat journey to the first tunnel of Circum-Baikal Railway with stops by at Shaman Stone and Port Baikal village. 16:00 – Visit to the 19th-century wooden Orthodox church. 16:30 – Fish & Crafts Market. 17:30 – 18:30 – Back to hotel in Irkutsk.

Day 3 – IRKUTSK – OLKHON ISLAND /LAKE BAIKAL. 09:00 – Departure from Irkutsk. Driving to Khuzhir village on Olkhon Island, 292 km. On the way, we’ll have stops at the place of ancient rock paintings and at a roadside cafe with Buryat traditional meals (included). Ferry crossing Sakhyurta settlement to Olkhon Island, 2 km. Arrival in Khuzhir village by 16:00. Visit to Shamanka Rock at Burkhan Cape. Dinner at a guest house (included). Free time. Overnight at a guest house in Kuzhir.

Day 4 – OLKHON ISLAND / LAKE BAIKAL. Breakfast (included). 09:00 – Start of an overland journey to the most northern point of Olkhon, Baikal National Park, by off-road vehicle. Visit to Kharantsy Cape and village. Stop at Peschanka settlement. Beautiful views on sandy beach and the old wooden pier. Stops at Sagan-Khushun Cape & Three Brothers Rock. Cape Khoboy, the place of the Power. Lunch around the campfire at Deva (Girl) Rock at approx 13:00. Back to Khuzhir by 18:00. Dinner (included). Overnight at a guest house in Kuzhir.

Day 5 – OLKHON ISLAND / LAKE BAIKAL. Breakfast (included). 09:00 / 10:00 – Start of excursion to the southern part of Olkhon Island by off-road vehicle. This day we’ll visit a view point to the central part of the island, Kurykan wall, Old Castle rock, Yalga lake, Halzany area and places with the view to the ‘Big Sea’ area. Lunch on the field. Back to Khuzhir by the evening. Dinner (included). Overnight at a guest house in Kuzhir.

Day 6 – OLKHON ISLAND – IRKUTSK. Breakfast (included). 09:00 – Leaving hotel. Transfer to the ferry place. Crossing Olkhon Gate Passage by a transport ferry. Drive back to Irkutsk with a stop at a roadside cafe for lunch (included). Arrival to hotel in Irkutsk by 16:00/17:00. Free time.

Day 7 – DEPARTURE – Transfer to Irkutsk Airport (or railway station). Hugs.

You might wish to:
– customize your itinerary on the basis of what we offer above or what you would like to do;
– add a day trip to Arshan & Tunka Valley by car with a guide (Arshan is a mineral water resort and famous for hot springs and a dormant volcano at Tunka valley);
– embark a big road trip en route Irkutsk – Yakutsk – Magadan;
– fly to Yakutsk and experience the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the biggest Siberian region.

Feel free to customize the Baikal holiday itinerary to fit in your travel plan.

7-Day Lake Baikal Holiday Package Cost for Summer 2019

For 1 – 4 travelers = on request.

The offered package includes:
– Transfers from/to Irkutsk Airport.
– Transport for Irkutsk City Tour, 2.5 hr.
– Transfer Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Circum-Baikal Railway – Listvyanka – Irkutsk as per itinerary;
– Transfer Irkutsk – Kuzhir, Olkhon Island – Irkutsk as per itinerary;
– English-speaking guide for transfers to/from Irkutsk Airport, 2.5-hr city tour in Irkutsk, day trip to Listvyanka and 4-day Olkhon Island trip;
– Accommodation in Khuzhir, Olkhon Island (SINGLE for individual trip, TWIN/TRIPLE for couple/group trips), 3 nights.
– 1 lunch in Irkutsk, 2 lunches at roadside cafes, 3-time complex meal at a guest house in Kuzhir, Olkhon Island.
– One museum entry ticket in Irkutsk.
– Permission to enter Olkhon Island Nature Reserve.

Does NOT include:
– Air fares to/from Irkutsk.
– Train tickets to/from Irkutsk.
– Accommodation in Irkutsk.
– Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
– Health-and-travel insurance policies.
– Tips and gratitudes.

– Day trip to Arshan & Tunka Valley Nature Park (119 USD/person for 4 travelers; 137 USD/person for 3 travelers; 155 USD/person for 2 travelers; 246 USD for individual; price includes transfers, guide’s service, national park entry fees; hot spring entry fee and meals are paid on spot.)

Booking & Prepayment Conditions

– The tour is reserved, when deposit (amount depends on the size of a group) is pre-paid.
– Balance payment is due no later than 21 days before the start of the tour. Usually it’s done right after you have got a Russian tourist visa.
– If booking is done less than 21 days before the tour, the tour is to be pre-paid in full.

Baikal Travel FAQ

– Where to stay in Irkutsk?
– Our travelers usually stay at Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Center Hotel or Marussia Boutique Hotel. If any, we know some budget options.

– What accommodation do you provide in Khuzhir, Olkhon Island?
– Nice guest houses in the forest part of Khuzhir settlement. We prefer to accommodate in the one which is owned by the US citizen, as high standards are applied at reasonable prices.

– Is it possible to stay at the place with a restaurant and bar in Khuzhir, Olkhon?
– Yes. We recommend to stay at Baikal View Hotel (w/ breakfast). Lunch and dinners are not included but you can order whatever you wish.

– Is it possible to book hotel rooms with your company’s help?
– Yes. Why not?!

– Could you buy air/train tickets from Irkutsk to other cities in Siberia and the Far East in Russia?
– Yes, we can. We are connected to the Russian domestic flight/train ticket system. Well, actually we’ll show you all options and you decide which one is perfect to you.


By phone:

+7 (4112) 25-99-30 (work),
+7 (924) 765-99-30 (mobile).

Via email:

We tend to reply immediately or in the course of a day. If we don’t get back to you as quick as you wish, please, don’t worry. We could be busy with urgent requests or current travellers. Don’t hesitate to remind us.

Enjoy Irkutsk and Lake Baikal during your big tour across Russia’s Siberia & Far East! Irkutsk and Baikal are awesome! A quick look should be not enough.