Baikal ice trip to meet the Sun

  LLC "Jasso Tour" is a tour operator of inbound international and domestic tourism.
  Reference number in the register of tour operators in Russia RTO 016673.
  The tour operator was founded in 2004

       A fascinating, extreme, cognitive and finally ice tour  awaits you, only at the end of winter and only at the Baikal !

 
Places of visiting: Irkutsk, the Olkhon, the Baikal, the Chivyrkuysky Bay, the Barguzin Valley, Ulan-Ude
Travel time: February - March
Duration: 6 days

 Tour programme

 Day 1.  Arrival to Irkutsk, meeting with English speaking guide.
Breakfast. Transfer  by the  bus  to Olkhon for about 6-7 hours.
Lunch on your own at a roadside cafe. 
Departure to Khuzhir, transfer to the guest house. Possible to visit banya for extra payment.
 Meals included: Dinner 
  Day 2. After breakfast, we get into the UAZ 4WD minivan and go on a sightseeing tour with a picnic in the southern part of the island: the grottoes of Semisosny Bay, see the remains of the Kurykan Wall at Cape Shibetsky, Hula Castle, Kobylya Golova Peninsula, Nur Lake with frozen methane bubbles, visit the well-known Buddhist Suburgan on the island of Ogoi and finally  we will visit the place of power - the sacred mountain Shamanka (Cape Burkhan).
On the first day of your rest on the Olkhon you will enjoy  clean air and ice, changing landscapes of the Small Sea, the stately panorama of the Primorsky Range. Return to the guest house, dinner by yourself.  
 Meals included: breakfast, lunch
 
Day 3.  After breakfast, we take our things. The most difficult and extreme part of our journey (170 km, 8-10 hours) through  Lake Baikal to Ust-Barguzin (Buryatia) begins, we will drive along the ice road and explore the northern picturesque part of Olkhon  - Kosoy Island, the cape "Sagaan Khushuun" ("Three Brothers" rock). Then we get to the legendary cape Khoboy (The Cape Virgo).
 Magnificent views of  ice Baikal, in good weather the whole panorama of  Lake Baikal is visible, including the archipelago of Ushkanyi Islands and St. Nose peninsula.
 Touring the fields of hummocks, not hurrying to pass through   Lake Baikal. In the evening we arrive in Ust-Barguzin, accommodation in the guest house. 
  Dinner.  We can order banya for a surcharge.  
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Day 4.  Early breakfast. We leave for a full-day excursion "Chivyrkuyskaya Winter Fairy Tale" along the route: Ust-Barguzin - national park "Zapovednoe Podlemorye" - Saint Nose peninsula - Monakhovo - Chivyrkuysky bay - Kurbulik - Zmeinaya bay - Ust-Barguzin (on the way 120 km.). 
We will see numerous islands, bays of the Chivyrkuysky Bay, will visit ice grottoes, hummocks, a fishing village on the ice, bathing in a font of an open hot spring in the Snake Bay. 
For lunch, Baikal cuisine.
 In addition: it is possible to organize the fishing for burbot. 
Return to Ust-Barguzin.
For a night  we leave for Gremyachinsk, 130 km on the way  and stay in Park-Hotel "Baikal Riviera", the best hotel on the east coast of  Lake Baikal. Dinner on your own. 
   Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner  
 
Day 5.  Breakfast, free time, farewell to Baikal. 
Lunch on your own at the hotel restaurant. 
Departure to Ulan-Ude.
After arriving  - Ulan-Ude city tour.
Accommodation in  AYAN hotel 2*, standart twin room.
Free time, shopping, souvenirs. Final dinner in the restaurant.  
  Optional: Excursions "Acquaintance with the traditions and life of the Buryats in Atsagat village", "Visiting Old Believers", "Visiting Ivolginsky Datsan - the center of Buddhism of Russia".
 Meals included: breakfast.

Day 6. Transfer to the airport or railway station. Departure.  
Meals included: breakfast.

 Price of the tour per person, in RUB:
 Number of tourists  
      4
     8     10
  Price
  48000 
 42 000   36500 

 Any change in the programm, number of participants according to your request is possible! 

  The price includes:
• Transfers, transportation services under the program; 
• Accommodation: in a guest house at Olkhon, in 2 - 3 bed economy class rooms  2 nights, in a guest house in Ust-Barguzin in 2 - 3 economy class rooms, 1 nights; in “Baikal Riviera Park Hotel” - 1 night, in a 2-person standard superior room with breakfast; in Ulan-Ude -  AYAN hotel 2* (www.ayanhotel.ru) - 1 night, in a 2-person standard room with breakfast 
• Excursions: Olkhon Island, Winter Chivyrkuyskuy Fairy Tale, Excursion along the Barguzin Valley, Ulan-Ude city tour. 
• A trip along the ice of Lake Baikal from the village of Khuzhir to Ust-Barguzin
• Meals according to the program. 
     
  The price does not include:
• Medical insurance;
• Meals not according to the program; 
• Additional services and excursions. 
  
 Note: Lake Baikal completely freezes normally in early February
 
 Traveler's guide: Take your phone, camera, binoculars,  sunglasses, climbing cats for walking on ice (boots for thick soles with spikes), gloves / mittens, comfortable weather clothes, headdress, backpack, personal medicines (in the presence of specific diseases), bathing accessories, as well as a good mood is mandatory.

Attantion: In case the ice road is closed because of weather conditions, the price of the tour will be for a person 500 RUB more expensive because of using "Khivus" .

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