Ural Expeditions &smp; Tours

Cocktail of adventures

Cocktail of adventures (horseback riding, trekking and rafting)

9 days, 8 nights
Amount of tourists in group: 6 people

Program of tour:
1 day
Arrival in Irkutsk. Meeting at the airport or railway station.
Transfer (70 km) to the settlement of Listvyanka, a fisherman village, located on the bank of Lake Baikal.
On the way:
Ritual stop at the famous rock of Shaman, that marks the headwaters of the Angara River flowing out of the mighty lake.
Listvyanka is 70 kilometers away from Irkutsk. A trip to Listvyanka is the easiest and the fastest way to see Baikal. A small square in the village's center is the place where you can buy the famous fish of Lake Baikal omul or try some fish dishes in the nearest café.
Accommodation in a hotel. Lunch. After lunch well go sightseeing. Well visit the Museum of the Lake Baikal and the trading square where youll see a lot of local souvenirs and smoked Baikal fish on sale. 
Dinner in your own way

2 day
Early in the morning a small steam engine will take you on a 6 hour ride along the legendary Circum Baikal railroad  built in the end of XIXth century.
This 84 kilometers-long railroad from Kultuk to port Baikal includes 39 tunnels with the total length of 8994 meters, 14 kilometers of supporting walls, 47 stone and 3 metal galleries.
Accommodation in a local guest house in the settlement Kultuk. Dinner

3 day
Transfer to the bank of Lake Baikal to visit Shamansky Cape, which is considered to be a sacred place for the locals Buryat and Evenk peoples. In the past this place was used for ceremonies and rituals. On July 7th, 2004 shamans of Buryatia, Mongolia and Tuva republic served a sacred ceremony on this cape.
Lunch. Visit to the private mineralogical museum in the town of Slyudyanka. Return back to the guest house. Free time.  Dinner

4 day
Transfer to the Tunka valley National Park (village of Zun Murino). It takes only a hour drive 1 from Sludyanka. Horseback riding.
This day youll get Khalun Nugan Forest (Bearch Tree Forest) where you stay for overnight in double tents.
On the way: a few stops for a short rituals and offerings to the spirits. 

5 day
Ride back to the Zun-Murino village. After lunch our minibus will take you to a small settlement Arshan, located at the foot of Sayany Mountains. Accommodation in a  guest house.
Walk to the mineral springs and an old Buddhist datsan.

6 day
The next part of your journey starts from the confluence of the rivers of Irkut and Bystraya. Preparation of catamarans. Start of rafting (3-4 hours).
There will be only a couple of rapids so you have plenty of time for hiking, photography and fishing.
Accommodation in double tents on the bank of the river. Dinner

7 day
This day is the most challenging part of the rafting adventure white water rafting.
Accommodation in double tents on the bank of the river. Dinner

8 day
Rafting to the settlement of Shamanka. Packing up and transfer to Irkutsk (50 km) by minibus. Lunch Accommodation in a hotel
Dinner in your own way

9 day
Transfer to the airport or railway station

Price includes:
- Transfer, according to program;
- Accommodation, according to program (double rooms, double tents);
- Meal, according to program;
- Rent of tents and sleeping mats;
- All excursions, entrance fees, and visits, according to program ;
- Guide-interpreter.

Price does not include:
- Visa support
- Alcoholic drinks


Copyright © 2004 «Ural Expeditions & Tours»
: «Softmajor», 2003 .