Duration: 2-4 hours
Group: 1-50 people
Season: All year round
Language: English, Chinese
Tour type: Shaman tour, History and Culture, Nature and Wildlife
Tour price: from 3,500 rub per person
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. The Shaman is a person who interacts with both the normal world and the world of local spirits. The Buryats (the native people) believe that the Shaman has a special connection to the spiritual world. During the Shaman tour, you can be involved into the historical, religious and spiritual sphere of the native people’s life.
Meet a Shaman either in Ust-Orda village or on Olkhon Island. Ust-Orda village is a Buryat village 70 km away from Irkutsk which is famous for traditional Buryat culture handed down across the generation. On the tour, you can taste the national dishes of the Buryat cuisine as well as buryat buuz, omul, etc.
Incredibly beautiful Olkhon Island is the third-largest lake island in the world 250 km away from Irkutsk.
Shaman will meet the guests and tell them the next steps and rituals. The Shamans speak Russian and our guide will translate and help you do all Shaman tasks.
You’ll be able to ask the Shaman all your questions, take part in the rituals of the Shamanism. Besides, on Olkhon Island you’ll visit the Places of the Power where you’ll get the energy and feel the spiritual upsurge.
In addition, you will learn about the Buryat folklore, visit the local museums and participate in national games.
Price of the basic Shaman tour: from 3,500 rub per person.
6 PAX – 3,500 rub
5 PAX – 3,900 rub
4 PAX – 4,250 rub
3 PAX – 4,800 rub
2 PAX – 7,500 rub
Discounts for bigger groups!
The price includes:
– Hotel pick-up/drop off
– Transfer to the place
– English/Chinese speaking tour guide
– Shaman ritual
The price does not include:
– Meals and drinks
Other Baikal tours:
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.
Want to see the Circum-Baikal Railway in winter but afraid of riding over the frozen lake? Take a the tour by hovercraft and enjoy winter views of the Circum-Baikal Railway from its warm and comfortable cabin.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for something unique, book Baikal Ice Yachting, luxury and adrenaline fuelled experience! Sail an ice boat over Siberian 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.