Duration: 2.5 hours*
Season: All year round
Language: English, Chinese
Tour type: Helicopter tour, Nature and Wildlife
Tour price: from 45,000 rub per group.
* Tour duration might change based on tourist preferences.
The particular charm of the Baikal Helicopter Tour is the ability to enjoy the unforgettable views of the Circum-Baikal Railway from a bird’s-eye view! The view of the landscape curves and Kurminsky bay is stunning.
The tour starts at the Helipad located a few kilometers from Irkutsk. It is possible to make a stop along the way either in Listvyanka village or on Cape Polovinniy.
Listvyanka is one of the oldest villages at Baikal lake. The name of the village is associated with larches that grow on the cape with the same name. The riverhead of Angara river lays in the heart of Listvyanka. Its width measures 863 meters, which is the largest in the world. From the riverbank, you can see the legendary Shaman rock that stands right in the middle of the river. The riverhead of Angara never freezes even during the harshest cold season, this is why this area is the winter destination for many water birds. Towards the end of December, the number of birds can reach over several thousand. In Listvyanka you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs, delicious Baikal fish, and enjoy the views of Baikal.
Cape Polovinniy is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Two tunnels, the shortest and the longest, pass through the cape. There is a picturesque ferro-concrete arched viaduct over the Bolshaya Polovinnaya River. You will be able to walk through the tunnels and see the stunning views of the area.
Choose a helicopter according to your group size:
1-3 passengers: Robinson R-44
3-4 passengers: Eurocopter ЕС 120В, Bell 206
4-5 passengers: Airbus H125
5-6 passengers: Airbus H130, Bell 206 long
6-22 passengers: Mi-8
If you book the tour 2 weeks before the departure date, you can choose the time of the tour.
Price of the Baikal Helicopter Tour: from 118,000 rub per group of 1-3 people. For bigger groups other helicopters are available (up to 22 people).
The price includes:
– Hotel pick-up/drop off
– Transfer to the helipad
– Helicopter flight
– English (Chinese)-speaking guide
– 1-hour stop either in Listvyanka or on Polovinniy Cape.
The price does not include:
– Additional hours of staying in Listvyanka and Polovinniy Cape (7000 rub of each hour)
– Meals and drinks
Other Baikal tours:
If you’re looking for something unique, book Baikal Ice Yachting, luxury and adrenaline fuelled experience! Sail an ice boat over Siberian lake Baikal.
Book the Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway and enjoy working with powerful Baikal huskies, the beauty of the Baikal’s winter nature and the architecture monuments of the Circum-Baikal Railway.
Whatever rout of the Full-day snowmobile tour you choose, either through taiga or over frozen surface of the lake, make sure you’ve got your camera with you because the views are breathtaking!
Want to see the Circum-Baikal Railway in winter but afraid of riding over the frozen lake? Take the tour by hovercraft and enjoy winter views of the Circum-Baikal Railway from its warm and comfortable cabin.
One-day Fishing trip on Lake Baikal give you a chance to spend a day enjoing the stunning beauty of the Baikal’s nature and experience the excitement of fishing.
Looking for an itinerary for a One-day tour to Olkhon island? It is impossible to see all of Olkhon in one day, but a daytrip can be fun and rewarding.
Winter tour to Maloye Morye and Olkhon Island. During the trip you will see landmarks which are not available in any seasons except winter.
A Real Icy Banya! Such an exotic place actually exists and is located on the shore of Lake Baikal.
Circum-Baikal Railway tour. Spend a day in a comfortable train moving along Lake Baikal shore by the old railroad through tunnels and bridges built during the Tsarist Russia in 1902-1904.
Spend your vacation in the Floating hotel “Ecotur” which is located in Chivyrkuysky Bay, the most magnificent bay of Lake Baikal.
When you are at Lake Baikal area you can have the unique opportunity to visit a Shaman in Ust-Orda village or on Olkhon Island. You’ll be able to ask the Shaman all your questions and take part in the rituals of the Shamanism.
“Around the Baikal” tour. During this boat tour you will travel by variety of water vehicles watching slowly changing landscapes or getting adrenaline rafting the fast mountain rivers.
On the Baikal Caves tour you will explore several caves and admire their spacious halls and narrow passages, stalactites and stalagmites, crystals of ice and corallits. Most of Baikal caves are even older than the lake!