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Baikal Tour by hovercraft

Baikal hovercraftDuration: up to 9 hours
Group: up to 8
Season: Late January – April
Language: English
Tour type: Adventure, Nature and Wildlife, Winter tour
Tour price: from 8,500 rub per person

 

 

 

Hovercraft (aslo called “Khivous”) is an amphibious air-cushion vehicle designed for tours to the places where there is no way to travel by land. It is capable to reach the Circum-Baikal Railway during the period when its trains are rarely operating (October – May). In wintertime, the famous Peschanaya bay is reachable by hovercraft only. Among other destinations are Olkhon island, Baikalsk, etc.
The hovercraft is the safest way to travel by the winter Baikal. Unlike cars, the air-cushion vehicle, does not risk getting into a fissure and escapes all winter ice-traps. On the smooth ice “Khivous” moves 60-80 km/h. Its cabin is warm and comfortable.

 

Circum-Baikal Railway tour by hovercraft

Tour is held jointly with other tourists.
9.30 – Transfer to Listvyanka village by bus.
10.30 – Arrival in Listvyanka.
11.00 – Circum-Baikal Railway tour by hovercraft. There will be two stops along the way: at Tolstiy Cape (40 min) and at Polovinniy Cape (60 min). Lunch at Polovinniy Cape.
17.00 – Arrival in Listvyanka. Transfer to Irkutsk.
18.00 – Arrival in Irkutsk

Price of the Circum-Baikal Railway tour by hovercraft: 8,500 rub per person.

The price includes:
– Circum-Baikal Railway tour by hovercraft
– Transfer to/from Listvyanka
– Lunch
– Guide service (Russian language)

The price does not include: English – speaking guide (from 6,000 rub per day).

 

Hovercraft tour to Peschanaya bay

Peschanaya Bay is one of the most beautiful and remote bays of the lake. Accessible by boat or hovercraft. Among attractions are walking-on-stilts trees, Banushka bay, Rocks Bolshaya kolokolnya and Malaya Kolokolnya.

Tour is held jointly with other tourists.
8.30 – Transfer from Irkutsk to Listvyanka by bus
9.30 – Arrival in Listvyanka
10.00 – Start of the tour.
11.20 – Arrival in Goloustnoye village. Breakfast in a cafe, walking ice tour toward ice bubbles spots.
12.30 Departure for Peschanaya bay. Stop at Baklaniy cliff. Ice skating (optional).
14.00 Arrival at Peschanaya bay. Walking tour of the bay. Banya (Russian steam room) is upon request.
15.00 Departure for Listvyanka
17.00 Arrival in Listvyanka. Transfer to Irkutsk
18.30 Arrival in Irkutsk

Price of hovercraft tour to Peschanaya Bay: 10,500 rub per person.

The price includes:
– Transfer by hovercraft to Peschanaya Bay
– Transfer by bus to Listvyanka
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Guide service (Russian language)

The price does not include: English – speaking guide (from 6,000 rub per day).

 

Private Baikal tour by hovercraft

You rent the hovercraft for your group only. Hovercraft is used to reach most remote and hard-to-get areas of the Baikal.
The short tour lasts roughly 1 hour. On the 1-h tour, you can see a part of the Circum-Baikal Railway (until Cape Polovinniy). The 1-hour tour doesn’t imply disembarkation. On the 5-hours tour, tourists will be able to disembark and walk around the most attractive spots of the Railway. You can also book a full-day tour by “Khivous” and see the whole Circum-Baikal Railway with disembarkation on the most important sites or get to other Baikal destinations (from 45000 rub).
Booking the individual tour, you can choose the date and the time of the tour.

 

Other destinations from Listvyanka village:
1. Olkhon island. You can get to Olkhon from Listvyanka by boat (summertime) and by hovercraft (wintertime). Full day tour.
2. Baikalsk. This small Baikal settlement boasts ski resort and unique ice town with Russian banya. Duration is 8 hours.

 

Price of the Private Baikal tour by hovercraft: from 8,500 rub per hour. Pricing is based on one vehicle, not per person. There are two types of the hovercrafts: 8-seater and 20-seater vehicles.

The price includes:
– Rent of a hovercraft
– Guide service (Russian language)

The price does not include:
– Transfer IrkutskListvyanka (from 3,000)
– English – speaking guide (from 6,000 rub per day).
– Lunch (from 500 rub per person)

 

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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

On the Baikal Helicopter tour, you will see the unforgettable Baikal landscapes and the Circum-Baikal railway from a bird’s-eye view.

A Real Icy Banya! Such an exotic place actually exists and is located on the shore of Lake Baikal.

Spend your vacation in the Floating hotel “Ecotur” which is located in Chivyrkuysky Bay, the most magnificent bay of Lake Baikal.

“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.

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.

Winter tour to Maloye Morye and Olkhon Island. During the trip you will see landmarks which are not available in any seasons except winter.

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.


 

 

 

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