Day 1 Listvyanka
Arrival in Irkutsk. Car transfer to the village situated only 60km away from Irkutsk - Listvyanka. Check-in to a mini-hotel. Guided walk to a local Baikal museum that has a set of aquariums. There is one with the only mammal representative, the Baikal Seal, in it. Walk up to a nearby view point. There you’ll get a chance to take panoramic pictures of Lake Baikal from above. Enjoy your visit to a local 19th century wooden St.Nicolas church and a local fish market where you’ll see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.
Day 2 Irkutsk (B)
Transfer to Irkutsk. Enjoy a 2-hour city tour by car. It starts at the historical part of the city: Epiphany Cathedral, the oldest stone-structure Church of our Saviour and the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, Polish Roman Catholic Church. The tour leads you through the Kirov Square and circus, taking you to the main street of Irkutsk, the Karl Marks Street. You’ll ride along the street to get to the Angara river embankment. Right there, where the monument to Alexander III is, all young people gather, so you’ll have a chance to see “the youth culture” of Irkutsk. Complete the tour by visiting the district of historically important wooden houses. Check-in to the hotel.
Day 3 Arshan (B)
Arshan is a Buryat village located in the Tunkinskaya Valley (altitude 893 m. above the sea level). The road to Arshan takes about 3-4 hrs one way. You'll make a stop on the way where you can have lunch (paid on spot). Upon arrival you will have a tour around Arshan. Enjoy a beautiful hike up to the 1st waterfall on the Kyngyrga River (2 km one way). Visit to the so-called « healing spring» and experience its true powers on yourself. Visit to the Buddhist temple. You will also see a silent volcano – life evidence of volcanic activity at the end of the ice age. You will have some time to walk around and buy some souvenirs. After the tour you will be transferred back to Irkutsk. Overnight.
Day 4 Irkutsk (B)
Departure from Irkutsk.
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