Baikal Lake & Buryatia 2017                                                           Tour BU-12
5 days from € 590 from Irkutsk / to Ulan Ude                               

Irkutsk–Sljudjanka–Tunka Tal–Arshan–Zhemzhug–Kyren–Selenga Delta–Ulan Ude

Trip highlights

All train rides during the day
Overnight stays in comfortable, in part unique accommodation
Sljudjanka – worldwide only station made of white marble
Buryatia Tunka Valley– Chamardaban - Sajan Mountains & shaman dance
Arschan & grand mountain world with medicinal springs
Zhemchug & bathe in a natural pool with 40-degree warm water
Tunka Valley Kyren – Buddhist temple & visit Buryats in a wooden yurt
Selenga Delta – discover see eagles by boat
Ulan-Ude & “old believers”

AC=accommodation, B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, LP=lunch pack
 

Trip itinerary 

Day 1 to Sljudjanka & Tunka Valley – Buryatia (D) 

Train trip 2. class from Irkutsk to Sljudjanka in the morning. The travel guide will greet you in Sljudjanka and you have sufficient time to discover the small town set on the Trans-Siberian railway.

That way you will see the only train station in the world that is made of pure white marble which is a real gem. Sljudjanka-1 station was already constructed as a monument in 1904 for the amazing achievement of the constructors of the Baikal railway. Before noon, the trip continues by bus through the Tunginskij Valley in the Sajan Mountains along the Irkut River to Zhemchug. Your accommodation in Zhemchug is a comfortable guest house with a bar, restaurant, room with bath, shower, WC, TV and refrigerator. Buryatian folklore and shaman dances are offered during dinner. AC hotel

 

Day 2 Buddhist temple, wooden yurts & natural pool (B,D)                                                
After breakfast, you may enjoy a bath in the natural pool with warm water that is more than 40 degrees, the pool is supplied by a hot spring.

In the afternoon, drive to Kyren, the largest settlement in the Tunka Valley. You will visit the Buddhist temple and meet locals that live in wooden yurts. AC hotel 

Day 3 Arschan – mountain world & medicinal springs (B,D)                                                      
Drive to the health site Arschan.
A walk to the legendary “Arschanski springs”, that have been healing ill people for hundreds of years. You will sample the mineral water here in its various consistencies and will tie a bow around a tree branch according to Buryatian tradition. Dinner includes Buryatian specialities. AC hotel 

Day 4 Zhemchug – Sljudjanka – Selenga Delta – Ulan Ude (B,D)

Bus transfer to Sljudjanka and a nearly 3-hour train ride to the Bay of Posolski Sor.  

From there you will take a tour of the Selenga Delta on boat and by hiking. The various cultures of the delta inhabitants and the protection of the natural resources are the theme of that day’s excursion. 

You have the opportunity to speak to the staff of the reserve about their work. In the late afternoon, the trip continues by train to Ulan Ude. Transfer to your accommodation, you are accommodated in rooms with bath/shower and WC in a middle-class hotel in the centre of the city. AC hotel

Day 5 Ulan Ude (B,L)

After breakfast, a city walking tour of Ulan Ude & lunch with the “old believers”. Farewell around 14:00 and individual journey onward. 

Dates
15.04.17 – 19.04.17 
22.04.17 – 26.04.17 
20.05.17 – 24.05.17 
03.06.17 – 07.06.17
17.06.17 – 21.06.17
24.06.17 – 28.06.17 
01.07.17 – 05.07.17
08.07.17 – 12.07.17 
15.07.17 – 19.07.17
22.07.17 – 26.07.17 
05.08.17 – 09.08.17 
19.08.17 – 23.08.17 
02.09.17 – 06.09.17 
16.09.17 – 20.09.17 
30.09.17 – 04.10.17 
14.10.17 – 18.10.17
 

Included in the travel price
Overnight stay in a very good middle-class hotel or holiday resort, room with bath, shower, WC;
Meals: half-board
Train rides 2. class, train ride Irkutsk–Sljudyanka–Ulan  Ude                                          
Visiting & programme Ulan Ude, Delta Selenga, Sljudyanka & described site in the Tunka Valley
All entrance fees, transfers and described trips
English-speaking tour guide Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude                                                                    
Baikal-Rail Trans-Baikal - Package 
 

Price in EUR / person 
3 bed  room      590.- 
doubleroom       690.- 
singleroom        790.- 



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