Excursions in Olkhon Island

One-day excursion in Olkhon Island

The tour begins in Irkutsk at 6-7 am. The road to Olkhon takes 2.5 hours by asphalt road, then 20 minutes by ferry, and voila, we are in Olkhon Island. Then we need to go 40 minutes more by off-road (4WDcar) to the capital of the Island, to Khuzhir village.

During 2.5 hours of asphalt road to Olkhon we will see endless steppes, impenetrable forests, salt lakes, Tazheran steppes, and we will meet following settlements and sights:
1) Ust-Orda village with its famous monument "Gesser" - Buryat hero
2) Bayandai village is a typical Buryat village
3) The border of the Olkhon region (we will stop there to "poburhanit", that means  pay tribute to the spirits of this land)
4) Elantsy village is the capital of the Olkhon region. If someone is hungry, we will stop here and eat in a Buryat cafe.
5) Sakhurta is the extreme mainland village. Here we will take a ferry and swim to the other side.

On the other shore, we will be expected by a special "Olkhon" off-road vehicle - UAZ "Bukhanka". On the way to Khuzhir, we will stop s in a sacred place, where we make "burhanit", because now we are in a new land. In Buryat language "burhanit"  means to honor the local spirits to protect us from adversity during our trip. Usually people "burhanit" with silver coins, rice, matches and cigarettes. Next, we will stop in Khuzhir, where we will see the famous Shamanka rock and "Sergea" pillars.
After Khuzhir we will begin our excursion to Cape Khoboy - the most northern point of Olkhon, where you will see open Baikal. Khoboy translates as a fang of the beast from Buryat language. On the way to Cape Khoboy we will have 5 stops:
1) Kharantsy village, where we will see the local Lion and Crocodile. After Kharantsy  the territory of the national park begins. 
2) Land "Sandy", with abandoned barracks for prisoners.
3) Cape "Three Brothers"
4) Cape Khoboy. During the stop at Cape Khoboy, our driver will prepare for us a lunch from fresh omul. 
5) Cape Shuntai or Cape of Love, where we can make wishes by throwing a stone in the open Baikal.
6) Meteorological station "Uzury", where only one family lives and they also work at this station and measure the air temperature and earthquakes.

After excursion to Cape Khoboy we have to go back to Irkutsk. 

On request: breakfast, dinner during the trip.

Cost of excursion:
1 person - 25000 rub.
2 people - 13500 rubles. per person
3 people - 9500 rubles. per person
4 people - 8500 rubles. per person
5 people - 7500 rubles. per person


The price includes: transportation services, guide services, lunch, tickets to the national park.

The price does not include activities "On request", personal expenses, tips.

N.B. From the 15th of June till the 1st of September this tour requires extra transfer because of long lines to the ferry. 

From 25th of December till the 5th of February and from the 1st of April till the 1st of May this tour requires extra transfer because of ice freezing and melting period. 

This extra transfer costs 7000 RUR per group (round trip).

Description:

from 103 $

Trip Length: : 15 hours

Group: from 1 person

Departure: Free

Period: Whole year

Accommodation: No

Activities: Excursions, Cultural exploration

Transport: on Foot | Private car / bus, 

Ferry, 4WD car

2 Days / 3 Days excursion around Olkhon Island

Description:

Day 1. This tour is a two-day tour. The tour starts in Irkutsk at 10 am. TThe road to Olkhon takes 2.5 hours by asphalt road, then 20 minutes by ferry, and voila, we are in Olkhon Island. Then we need to go 40 minutes more by off-road (4WDcar) to the capital of the Island, to Khuzhir village.

 

During 2.5 hours of asphalt road to Olkhon we will see endless steppes, impenetrable forests, salt lakes, Tazheran steppes, and we will meet following settlements and sights:

1) Ust-Orda village with its famous monument "Gesser" - Buryat hero

2) Bayandai village is a typical Buryat village

3) The border of the Olkhon region (we will stop there to "poburhanit", that means  pay tribute to the spirits of this land)

4) Elantsy village is the capital of the Olkhon region. If someone is hungry, we will stop here and eat in a Buryat cafe.

5) Sakhurta is the extreme mainland village. Here we will take a ferry and swim to the other side.

On the way to Khuzhir, we will stop s in a sacred place, where we make "burhanit", because now we are in a new land. In Buryat language "burhanit"  means to honor the local spirits to protect us from adversity during our trip. Usually people "burhanit" with silver coins, rice, matches and cigarettes.

Check-in. We will live in a guest house. 30 minutes rest after a long and hard road.

After we will go for a walk around Khuzhir. The main sights of Khuzhir are the Shamanka rock and the "Sergae" pillars. On the way to these sights we will see a library, rural shops, a wooden school, various guest houses. Usually we come to the Shamanka rock at the time of sunset, so be ready for your awesome photos.

After walk, we return to the guest house, where dinner awaits us. After dinner, we can book Russian banya (sauna), or go to rest for tomorrow.

Day 2. Breakfast at 8 am. At 9 am our driver for today excursion will wait us with a special "Olkhon" off-road vehicle - UAZ "Bukhanka". And we will begin our excursion to Cape Khoboy - the most northern point of Olkhon, where you will see open Baikal. Khoboy translates as a fang of the beast from Buryat language. On the way to Cape Khoboy we will have 5 stops:

1) Kharantsy village, where we will see the local Lion and Crocodile. After Kharantsy  the territory of the national park begins. 

2) Land "Sandy", with abandoned barracks for prisoners.

3) Cape "Three Brothers"

4) Cape Khoboy. During the stop at Cape Khoboy, our driver will prepare for us a lunch from fresh omul. 

5) Cape Shuntai or Cape of Love, where we can make wishes by throwing a stone in the open Baikal.

6) Meteorological station "Uzury", where only one family lives and they also work at this station and measure the air temperature and earthquakes.

 

After we return to Khuzhir. Check-out. Return to Irkutsk.

On request: We can stay one more night in Khuzhir, village take a walk around the village, order a boat, ride bicycles, horses, dog sleds and so on.


Please say to your guide if you want to meet sunrise.

If you want your excursion will start around 5 am. 


The cost of the excursion for 2 days / for 3 days
1 person - 28000 rub. / 30000 rub.
2 people - 16000 rub. per person / 19000 rub. per person
3 people - 13000 rub. per person / 16000 rub. per person
4 people - 12000 rub. per person / 15000 rub. per person
5 people or more - 10000 rub. per person / 13000 rub. per person


The price includes: transportation services, guide services, tickets to the national park, meals (day 1 - dinner, day 2 - breakfast, lunch) and accommodation in a guesthouse with sharing facilities. 

If you need a room with a private bathroom it will cost extra 1500 RUR per person per each night. 


P.S. (If we stay for one more night, dinner will also be included for 2nd day, and breakfast for 3rd day).

The price does not include activities "on request", personal expenses, tips.

N.B. From the 15th of June till the 1st of September this tour requires extra transfer because of long lines to the ferry. 

From 25th of December till the 5th of February and from the 1st of April till the 1st of May this tour requires extra transfer because of ice freezing and melting period. 

This extra transfer costs 7000 RUR per group (round trip).

from 138 $

Transport: on Foot | Private car / bus, 

Activities: Excursions, Cultural exploration

Accommodation: Guest House

Period: Whole year

Departure: Free

Group: from 1 person

Trip Length: : 2 / 3 days

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