Olkhon island is a heart of Lake Baikal located 300 km from Irkutsk. One of the must-see places.
personal car/minivan, ferry/boat/hovercraft, russian military minivan UAZ.
Departure from Irkutsk to Olkhon island (300 km). Our road will go through highway (4 hours).
During this time you can have a nap in a car, listen to the guide, enjoy the scenery (forest, steppe, villages). We will also have a stop for breakfast at a road café of Buryat cuisine.
We will cross the straight Olkhon Gate by ferry and reach Olkhon island. On the island side another car will meet us and deliver to Khuzhir village.
After check in hotel and dinner we can walk around the village and meet sunset near the most popular Baikal attraction – Shamanka Rock.
The main excursion on Olkhon Island! We call it “Journey to the end of the world”.
You will have a chance to:
After breakfast we will depart from Olkhon to Irkutsk. The road will take about 5 hours. On our way will have several stops for short rest from the road and taking some pictures and stop for lunch in a road café of local cuisine.
Winter tour to Olkhon island is available in February and March. That time of a year the lake is totaly frozen and you can enjoy the most incredible landscapes in the world.