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Two Religions Of Baikal: Shamanism And Buddhism provided by Baikal Local

Two Religions Of Baikal: Shamanism And Buddhism

Two Religions Of Baikal: Shamanism And Buddhism
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About
This authentic trip is for those travelers, who want to get acquainted with Asian traditions, with Buryats (local population), who have been shamanists since the old times and started to become Buddhists in the XVIIth century. You will have a chance to meet locals, ride horses and even to live in the gers (nomadic tents). You’ll also have a conversation to real shamans and try national food of Buryats. Living in civilized world, spending plenty of time with phones, laptops and other gadgets, we started to lose connection to the present moment. Vacation in the wild nature of Siberia with fresh air, surrounded by Baikal lake, will fill you with energy and restore health.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 223635P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Tickets to the museums
  • Guides services for 11 days
  • Traditional ritual by shaman
  • Entrance tickets to the national parks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Accommodation is excluded. We can add it at your request depending on the type of roo you choose
  • Meals
Duration
10 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You'll recognize the guide at the meeting sign Baikal Local
  • Airports:
  • Irkutsk Airport, Irkutsk Russia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Tickets to the museums
  • Guides services for 11 days
  • Traditional ritual by shaman
  • Entrance tickets to the national parks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Accommodation is excluded. We can add it at your request depending on the type of roo you choose
  • Meals
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You'll recognize the guide at the meeting sign Baikal Local
  • Airports:
  • Irkutsk Airport, Irkutsk Russia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
Irkutsk - Siberian Paris
Day 2
Listvyanka, the introduction to...
Day 3
The way to Olkhon Island
Day 4
Trip to the Northern end of...
Day 5
Tazherany Sights Tour
Day 6
Shamanistic place on the way to...
Day 7
The Waterfalls and Buddhist Temple
Day 8
The Warm Lakes and Eastern Shore...
Day 9
The Tour of Sunny Buryatia
Day 10
The Real Buryat Nomads Culture
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Hartwigschafer
Washington DC, DC19 contributions
Lake Baikal experience with the warm touch of family and friends
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Tanya arranged our once-in-lifetime 5 night/6 day stay in the Lake Baikal Region. From the moment you are picked up at the airport you are not just an client but immediately you feel like family. Tanya knows history, culture, art, nature …. she has the answers to all your questions. Tanya’s network of local providers from boat captain on the lake, to driver on Olkhon, to train on the famous Baikal route, to a Shaman ensured that all our adventures were planned ahead and met the highest standards. She is amazing from the moment the trip is planned until it breaks your heart that you have to leave at the end. Thank you Tanya and all of the wonderful people who made this an unforgettable trip.
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pam
6 contributions
Great, helpful coordinator
Jan. 2020
We did not meet Tanya in person, but I had found her information on Trip Advisor and asked if she could help us with booking a private driver in Olkhon Island. She hooked us up with an absolutely wonderful driver who, although he did not speak English, we felt very comfortable with. He brought us to all the best natural, tourist-free spots and ice caves and cooked us an amazing authentic Baikal lunch of fish soup on the ice. Then, when we returned to Irkutsk to catch our plane home, I realized we didn't have a way to drive from the hotel to the airport. I requested help from Tanya and she kindly hooked us up with a lovely driver again. The people of Lake Baikal are extremely kind and capable and Tanya is among the best of them! Thank you, Tanya!
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thomaspI4374FM
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Incredible Baikal
Sep. 2019
I have just returned from a short visit to Lake Baikal, a very special place. I was interested in the scenery and history of the local Buryat people. One companion is an accomplished travel photographer and the other a retired science teacher. Each of us had plenty to enjoy. We were very impressed with the Baikal Museum and Taltsy museum. Our guide Tanya speaks excellent English, and was very helpful interpreting the science of the lake and history of the area. We went to Olkhon Island where her knowledge, Buryat heritage and personal relationship with the spirits of the place made for an amazing and unforgettable visit. We saw other tours rush by as we went "off road" to various points of interest. In our brief free time we enjoyed the village of Listvyanka with smoked fish and beer at the beach. Our only regret was that we did not arrange to stay longer in this remarkable region.
Written 27 September 2019
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Dear Thomas, it was a pleasure for me to be with you in this trip. You and your friends are amazing people with open hearts, I wish you all the best, and I will be happy to meet you some day
Written 14 November 2019
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Helentj
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Awesome guide
Aug. 2019 • Friends
We were at Lake Baikal and Irkutsk in August 2019, so lucky to have Tanya to meet us at the train station. She speaks clear and fluent English. She is friendly, dependable, reliable, helpful, informative and accomodative. At the sightseeing places, she will not rush you. We will certainly recommend whoever thinking of going to Lake Baikal and Irkutsk should look for Tanya.
Written 15 September 2019
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Helen, thank you so much, you're really awesome, guys, I had so much fun with you. Baikal will always be with you. I wish you all the best
Written 15 September 2019
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Evert v
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Tanya
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Our group from The Netherlands had a very good experience with Tanya when she was our guide around and on Lake Baikal. She speaks English very well and is a nice person.
Evert van den Heuvel
Written 4 September 2019
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Evert, thank you so much, I appreciate this review, and it was nice to see here , At Baikal
Written 14 September 2019
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Krachy S
1 contribution
Olchon tour
Jul. 2019
We were very lucky that we have met Tanya and her brother. They took as for Olchon tour and it was realy good day and Tanya is perfect guide and she knows absolutely everithing about Baikal lake, nature, local history... Thanx a ot for your time and see ya next time! :) Petr
Written 27 August 2019
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Hi, Petr, I was so happy to meet you at Olkhon, it was adventurous to be with you. You re such an optimistic person, and you taught so many things during this trip. So much fun and joy only in one day
Written 14 September 2019
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Bow
2 contributions
Baikal Lake tour
Aug. 2019 • Solo
The tour by Tanya was perfect. We had a great time together. It was only me in the tour so I felt like I was traveling with my friend not the tour. Tanya is totally well-rounded. Everything you asked, she can answer you properly. I gained much knowledge about Baikal and Siberian trandition. I recommend this tour with Tanya. If I go back, I definitely take her tour again. :)
Written 24 August 2019
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Thank you, Bow, this one day trip was outstanding for me too, as we discussed so many thing. I learnt so much about you and your life. I wish you all the best in life
Written 14 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Wonderful One-Day-Tour around Olkhon Island
We were in Irkutsk and wanted to make a one day tour on Olkhon. In the tourist info we were given the contact from
RPexplorer
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One of the best guides we have ever met
A tourist guide should be like Tanya! We are too impressed! Her knowledge in all aspects like nature, wildlife, c
orhancetin34
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Professional and welcoming
We had a 48 hour visit full of activity; one day on land and one day on lake; We enjoyed every moment thanks to Tan
631BarbaraM
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Dependable, honest tour guide
If and when I return to the Lake Baikal area, I will definitely engage Tanya as my tour guide. Meet her several ye
Vanessama20
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I ll come back soon Tanya - Merci pour ce séjour qui change le regard sur ce monde
An unforgettable stay, Exceptional landscapes, wonderful encounters with shamans, Buddhists and the Buryat people.
teresa18
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Outstanding Tour Guide
We had the good fortune of having Tanya for a city tour of Irkutsk during our two night stay in Irkutsk. Tanya is
smurphy514
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Exceptional Arshan Tour
Tanya is an superb guide. During our pre-trip discussions I made several very unique requests. Afterwards I realize
Verca_s_Oxynkou
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Olchon
Me and my friends were on a trip to Olchon with Tanya. Tanya is a great, kind and helpful guide. I recommend a trip
matoushoracek
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Great day on Olchon
Tanya is friendly and she is able to talk about everything, what you want to know about Siberia and Russia. Her eng
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