Tours in Siberian District

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Tours in Siberian District

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  • Joey Chen
    Taoyuan, Taiwan9 contributions
    I've traveled all over, and usually, guides ask me to leave reviews, but I often say no because I'm not thrilled or just too lazy. This is my first review for an excursion, and Andrew from Baikal Vision was so on top of things, spoke great English, and made the whole experience super easygoing and enjoyable. Leading our group of three for 5 days – Arshan, Listvyanka, and the last three on Orkhlon Island – every day was a blast. The coolest part was Andrew taking us to explore these hidden ice caves along Lake Baikal's frozen shore, not in the original plan but way more fun and surprising. He also snapped some amazing photos for us, showing how passionate he is about his job. Seriously impressed! Totally recommend Baikal Vision!
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • Carsten Rasmussen
    Fredericia, Denmark120 contributions
    Ivan guided us through an unforgettable two days trip from Irkutsk to the ice covered Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island. Ivan offered an a fine an flexible service, he sensed our wishes very well during the trip and adapted the plan accordingly. We think this was very important to give us the unique travel experience we wanted.

    Ivan speaks good English, he is knowledgeable about geography, local history and religion. We learned a lot about the Baikal area, the Buryat people and shamanism. This contributed to a very good travel experience.

    Lake Baikal is a Siberian gem and a must see natural beauty. A trip to the Baikal had been on our wishlist for years. Baikal Secrets and Ivan helped us make this travel dream come true.

    When or if we come back to experience the lake during summer, we will not hesitate to use Baikal Secrets again.

    I give Baikal Secrets my best recommendations
    Written 20 March 2021
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  • 430huub72
    Leiden, Nederland13 contributions
    One of the best experiences of my trip to Siberia: the 1,5 day I spent with Anatoliy. As a Krasnoyarsk native, he knows a lot about the city and region. It was a pleasure listening to his stories and seeing this interesting part of Siberia. We visited the city, the hydroelectric dam and Stolby park. When visiting Siberia, I would certainly recommend making a stopover for one or two days in Krasnoyarsk and contacting Anatoliy.
    Written 20 April 2023
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  • Traveler323831
    2 contributions
    I am impressed by the Baikan Explorer and Mr.Leonid ,our guide. It's my first time to visit Lake Baikal . You must come and see by yourself. This place is very beautiful scenery and amazing with extremely cold.

    ผมประทับใจมมากกับการดูแล โดยไกด์ Mr.Leonid เป็นครั้งแรกของเราสองคนที่มาเที่ยว ทะเลสาบไบคาล ทิวทัศน์สวยมาก น่าทึ่งที่สุด และหนาวยะเยือกสุุดๆ
    Written 20 February 2023
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  • Andrew M
    7,280 contributions
    We did this tour in early August, as we had always wanted to travel on a steam train. We were picked ip by bus at the Irkutsk Drama theatre, near to the statue of Vampilov, at 7:30, and transported to Rogatka Port, near to the Baikal Museum in Listvyanka. This site is also near to the death monument to Vampilov. The ferry ride to Baikal Port was 20 minutes. Look out for the Shaman stone on your right. Passports and tickets are required to board the train. The price per seat varied, depending on whether there was a lake view, approx 8,500 ruble with a lake view. You have an option to order lunch, but we brought our own supplies. The guides only speak Russian, and this also applies to the videos shown while the train is in operation, so it may be best to do some research before doing the tour.

    The Baikal Train station has a small museum inside with exhibits on the construction of the line and other items related to the railway. Port Baikal is the 74km point, and the first stop was Ulanovo Station at the 98km point, which has a train monument and great view of the lake. At the 102 km point is the Italian retaining wall which is a stone wall with arches, and has a short tunnel nearby. The next stop was Maritui at the 120km point, but this area was closed so not much to see. At the 123km point was Complex Kirkireysky, which was our favourite stop. It includes two long tunnels, one of which has a dam built over it. We climbed to the top and took a few photos here, and the views were awesome.

    The next stop at 149km is the Old Angasolka camp. This small town has a few shops where you can buy f&b supplies. This area probably has the most photo ops, as there are two bridges (one of which is a unique arched structure), and best photos may be taken by walking down a steep path to the right of the bridge to get a photo from the river. You can also take photos in the tunnel here, and if you walk back on the track for a short distance, and take a wooden path to the right, the St Nicholas Chapel will be seen which offers great views of the lake. This was the last stop until we reached Slyudyanka at the 168km point.

    In Slyudyanka, there was a wait of half an hour whilst the train was changed from steam to a diesel locomotive for the 2 hour trip back to Irkutsk.We arrived at the Irkutsk Train Station at 20:30, and took a tram back into the city. The railway was constructed between 1899-1905, and is an engineering masterpiece. The beautiful views of the lake and short stops at the old stations and attractions on the line are worth the trip. The train has been doing this route since 1956, when the Baikal to Irkutsk section of the line was destroyed. The area between Port Baikal and Kultuk is now a protected area and a National Park.
    Written 31 October 2018
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  • bamboong
    Milpitas, CA25 contributions
    I had a 3 day tour in lake Baikal. Dimitry arranged everything from the bus that picked me up, and dropped me off, and the clean guesthouse with delicious food. Highly recommend this tour if you travel to lake Baikal.
    Written 2 December 2023
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  • Samaths
    10 contributions
    I took part in a 5-days trip on Baikal lake in winter 2024 and I really enjoyed every part of it! It featured a great variety of activities (fun/nature/culture), the organization was flawless, the choice of hotels and restaurants was made with great taste. They also created an excellent atmosphere in the group which made the experience even more enjoyable.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Barbara S
    3 contributions
    My wife and I did the tour of the Buddhist temples in a half day tour and the following day visited two Old Believers villages with Alisa as guide and Elena as driver. We were very happy with our tours. Alisa is knowledgeable about the history of Buddhism in this region and we were able to have discussions with her about local Buddhist practice. I appreciated her openness to the local Buddhist culture and she was very respectful of their practices.

    Alisa was equally knowledgeable about the Old Believers. After touring the village museum at Tarbagatai, she translated as I plied the village priest with numerous questions. He was very kind and patient and generous with his time. He even showed us the extravagant handmade gate to his house which was crafted by his son.

    We were also hosted for a meal in an Old Believer home. It was a leisurely 2 hour meal and conversation with Nadia, our host. Once again, she was happy to translate my endless questions and Nadia's responses.

    These tours were an excellent value. Alisa and Elena are an excellent team!
    Written 25 August 2019
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