Lake Baikal 2019

Searching for Dreams and Scent of Taiga…

Sightseeing tour
Searching for Dreams and Scent of Taiga…
Itinerary:
Irkutsk – Arshan village and Tunka Valley – Irkutsk

Duration :
4 days / 3 nights

Available:
- upon request

Tour price per person:
from 16 000
6 000 single room supplement

Explore the so-called Siberian Switzerland - the land of scenic mountains, bewitching taiga forest and healing mineral springs.

The tour program:

Day 1
In the morning – transfer to Arshan village situated in the unique Tunka Valley famous for its mineral springs and called “the Siberian Switzerland”.

The road goes over magnificent mountains covered with the Siberian taiga forest, descends to Baikal lake opening for a while its majestic panorama and then turns to the Valley, edged with high bald peaks of the Tunka mountains in the west and less steep slopes of the Hamar-Daban range in the east (time en route – approximately 4 hours).
Arrival at Arshan, transfer to the hotel, check-in. Lunch.

A walking sightseeing tour of the village, during which you will visit some healing mineral springs, the splendid mountain river Kyngarga and the park of “Arshan” resort with its natural monuments and hear some beautiful local legends.

Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Transfer to Arshan village
Accommodation at the hotel
Meals incl.: lunch at the hotel
A walking sightseeing tour of Arshan village
Day 2
After breakfast – a walking tour through the forest to the local Datsan – Buddhist church, where the guide will tell you about its history, specific rules of behaviour in Datsans and Buddhism in Buryatia Republic.
Return to Arshan. Lunch.

Walking along the Kyngarga river, which flows through a picturesque ravine squeezed by steep rocks; visit to some of the waterfalls.

Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Accommodation at the hotel
Meals incl.: breakfast and lunch at the hotel
A walking tour to the local Datsan
Day 3
After breakfast – departure by bus for an excursion to Nilova Pustin village noted for its radon springs. En route – a stop at the Buryat “obo” – a holy place for worshipping local spirits, where you will have a chance to practice the traditional rite of asking for longevity and healthy children.

Lunch at a café (or boxed lunch).

Visit to Zhemchug village for bathing in the thermal springs.
Return to Arshan. Overnight.
Accommodation at the hotel
Meals incl.: breakfast at the hotel, lunch at a café
Excursion to Nilova Pustin village, visit to Zhemchug village
Day 4
After breakfast – departure for Irkutsk.
Transfer to Irkutsk
Meals incl.: breakfast at the hotel

Tour price:

    Number of people  
     Price per person, RUR
                3-5                17 000
                6-7                 22 500
               8-11                22 500
             12-14                22 100
             15-20                18 000
          21 and more                16 000

Tour price includes:

- hotel accommodation (3 nights) on twin-sharing basis;
- meals as per program;
- transfer Irkutsk-Arshan-Irkutsk:
- for groups of 3-5 people – by scheduled public bus;
- for groups of over 6 people – by individual bus;
- guided transfers and excursions as per program*.

* Excursions in Arshan are conducted by Russian-speaking guides, guides-interpreters are provided upon request for extra charge.