Starting location: Traveler’s location in Irkutsk
Pick-up start time: AM 8:30
Departure from Irkutsk: AM 10:00
Duration: 3 days
Arrival to Irkutsk: PM 5:00
Total 3 days distance: 670 km (420 miles)
Type: using public transportation and tours
The most typical and most popular trip for travelers from all over the world. Great for individuals and small groups. Departures almost every day all year round. Hop in! Meet a lot of new friends along the way.
Trip to Olkhon Island without a guide. Public minibus from Irkutsk to Khuzhir village on Olkhon Island. Stay with friendly locals. Go on a group tour to cape Khoboy and discover one of the most beautiful places on Lake Baikal.
Best price/value tour, spend 3 days traveling in the Lake Baikal area and reach the Northern part of Olkhon Island, see the widest part of the Lake. Experience the local East Siberian style.
Summary: Meet tour manager and departure. Travel from Irkutsk city to Olkhon Island. Explore the village of Khuzhir upon arrival. Visit legendary cape Burkhan (The Shaman Rock)
AM 8:30-9:00 Pick up from traveler's location in Irkutsk AM 10:00 Minibus departure from Irkutsk AM 12:00 Stop for lunch in a road restaurant PM 2:30 Ferry to Olkhon Island PM 4:00 Arrive in Khuzhir village to a guesthouse Optional activities for day 1: Shaman Rock (cape Burkhan panoramic view) Oshepkovy Art Gallery (arts and souvenirs shop) Dinner in a local cafe Swim in Lake Baikal Private car excursion Rent a bike
Summary: Trip across the Northern part of Olkhon Island with outdoor picnic lunch. Many nice stops to enjoy nature.
AM 9:30-10:00 Pick up for the day tour AM 10:30 Cape Kharantsy AM 11:30 Peschanaya bay PM 12:30 Cape Sagan Hushun PM 1:00 3 km hike to cape Khoboy PM 2:00 Picnic lunch PM 2:15 Cape Shunte PM 3:30 Uzury village PM 5:00 Khuzhir village drop off
Summary: Travel back to Irkutsk from Olkhon Island.
AM 9:00 to AM 9:30 Minibus pickup, departure to Irkutsk AM 10:30 Ferry to mainland PM 12:30 Lunch in a road restaurant PM 4:00 Arrive in Irkutsk, drop off at traveler's location
English speaking online and phone support
Door to door two-way transfer from Irkutsk to Khuzhir village
The certified public transportation company
Maximum of 20 people in one bus
Ferry to Olkhon island is free for all
2 nights in a budget guesthouse in Khuzhir village
Shared toilet and shower
Off-road minivan (maximum 8 people per 1 van) tour to the Northern part of Olkhon Island
Picnic lunch on cape Khoboy
National park fee
Meals are not included, except picnic lunch during the off-road tour on day 2 (There are many options for eating out on the way and in the village on the Island, shops and cafes are always in a walking distance.)
Homestyle meals at your guesthouse on the Island can be organized.
Things to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Extra clothes (sweater and wind protection)
- Small backpack
Things to note before booking
- Payment in cash for the tour on day 1 before departure.
- Travelers may choose and book their own accommodation in Khuzhir village.
- Everything is managed electronically, no paper tickets.
- A meal in a cafe is about 150-500 RUB per person.
- Prices in the shops are about 10-20% higher than in Irkutsk city.
- Card payment is accepted almost everywhere.
- There is no ATM on the island.
Starting location and time
The tour starts at the traveler’s location from Irkutsk city. Any hostel, hotel, guesthouse, or apartment.