Olkhon Island - 3 days


Enjoy a relaxing 3 day getaway on Lake Baikal's largest island, go fishing, explore the beautiful landscape, shop in the local markets, take a boat trip or just sit back and admire the views - the choice is yours!

Day 1: Irkutsk to Olkhon Island
Morning transfer by car from Irkutsk to Olkhon Island. The drive is about 350 km north east, then it’s onto the ferry to Olkhon Island. Tonight you stay with a local family in traditional Russian old style izbas (bungalows). Overnight - Olkhon Island (L, D)
The shores of Olkhon Island - the largest island on Lake Baikal
Day 2: Olkhon Island
Olkhon Island is the largest island (72 km long) on Lake Baikal and boasts some of the most beautiful flora, fauna and breathtaking landscapes in the region. Khuzhir villiage is the largest settlement on the island home to a few thousand residents and an ideal spot to take in the wood and log cabin style architecture of Olkhon. Spend time browsing through the shops and market filled with locally grown fruit, vegetables, handicrafts and curios or enjoy coffee and cake at one of the quaint little cafes. Overnight - Olkhon Island (B, L, D)
Day 3: Olkhon Island to Irkutsk
This morning we transfer to the ferry terminal for the crossing. Your driver/guide will meet you at the other side and drive you back to Irkutsk. (B)

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Tour Details
  • Starts in: Irkutsk / Ends in: Irkutsk
  • Departs: Any day of the year
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:2, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: Choice of b&b, homestay or Ger camp
  • Tour Guide: No
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