Winter Day Tour to Arshan and Tunka Valley - 52°17' – Lake Baikal Tours

52°17' – Lake Baikal ToursWinter Day Tour to Arshan and Tunka Valley | 52°17' - Lake Baikal Tours

Winter Day Tour to Arshan and Tunka Valley Tunka valley and Arshan Town are located off-the-beaten path and show us sides of traditional nomadic life of Siberia.

Duration:

1 day

can be longer with add-on

Available on:

November till April

Closest date & group:

Activity type:

everyday, family, sightseeing

About this tour

Tunka valley and Arshan Town are located off-the-beaten path and show us sides of traditional nomadic life of Siberia. The Valley, described as a blessed place in local legends, where cows and horses walk freely in grasslands, surrounded by the snowy peaks. From ancient times hot mineral springs bring the people health and strength. Nature and air are so clean that it allows to do researches which are possible only here.

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BOOK from 6 000₽ Price is per person in group of 8+

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Full itinerary

day 1

Irkutsk • Southern Baikal shore • Badary observatory • Arshan • Crater of a dormant volcano • Zhemchug village • Arrival in Irkutsk

8:00

Departure from Irkutsk

We pick you up from any point you requested.
10:00

Breakfast with a spectacular view to the Southern Baikal shore

Our first stop for a breakfast at the cafe on mountain serpentine with beautiful views to the lake.
11:00

Badary observatory

Badary is scientific station, where Siberian physicists do the reseach of solar activity. Over 200 satellite dishes move following the Sun all day round. The cross formed by them is so big that it could be easily seen on Google Maps. We walk here, enjoying the Harmony between Science and Nature.
12:00

Arshan, famous mineral water resort

All the way through the valley we are followed by high Sayan mountains and finally we come to their roots. Arshan is located right at the bottom of these mountains, and it is a good place for walking and hiking. We take a short hike to the waterfall, see 500-year old larch tree, taste healing mineral water, and , of course, bargain at local crafts and herbs market.
15:00

Lunch with pozy

Pozy are meat dumplings, cooked on steam. It is a native buryat meal, symbolizing wealth of the yurt (ger). Local cuisine is based on meat, which is one of the best in the world here, because cows here are grown in natural way, not at farms.
16:00

Crater of a dormant volcano

Volcanic activity at Tunka valley was not stopped at all. We see several dormant volcanic hills along the road and visit one of them, which was mined. This is a unique chance to see volcano from the inside.
17:00

Zhemchug village with hot springs

After Arshan we're coming back to the main road, heading to the Mongolian border pass, and will drive about 20 km to Zhemchug village with hot springs, opened all year around. It is also a good opportunity to see simple life of Buryat people. Temperature of hot springs is +55C, recommended bath time is 10-25 minutes. Please take swimming suit and towel!
18:00

Departure from Zhemchug

After recharging of our internal "batteries" we start our way back to Irkutsk.
21:00

Arrival in Irkutsk

We arrive to Irkutsk and drop off where you need.


Why 52°17’ Tours?

Certified local guides

Our guides are locals truly in love with Baikal, who are eager to share their knowledge with you!

Travellers to travellers

We have extensive traveling experience and try to tailor all our services to travellers like us!

Off the beaten path

We choose the most interesting, not just the most popular, and know when it’s the right time.

Handcrafted adventures

We aim for quality — so we only make tours in small groups and adapt them on occasion.

Convenience is a key

From special diets to any place pickup/dropoff and comfy cars — we care for your best comfort.

Truly local business

We involve local businesses and individuals as much as possible to support the place we live at.

More about the company

Certified local guides

Our guides are locals truly in love with Baikal, who are eager to share their knowledge with you!

Travellers to travellers

We have extensive traveling experience and try to tailor all our services to travellers like us!

Off the beaten path

We choose the most interesting, not just the most popular, and know when it’s the right time.


Handcrafted adventures

We aim for quality — so we only make tours in small groups and adapt them on occasion.

Convenience is a key

From special diets to any place pickup/dropoff and comfy cars — we care for your best comfort.

Truly local business

We involve local businesses and individuals as much as possible to support the place we live at.

More about the company

Prices and booking

from 6 000 ₽

Price is per person in group of 8+
1 person

6 000₽

8 and more

6 000₽

Check other group sizes:

2 people = 6000

The more people in the group — the less it costs per person!
Want an individual tour for a group of friends or family? Send us a tour request

Ongoing groups our ongoing groups:

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  • all transfers and sightseeing
  • national park fees
  • local guide services
  • Breakfast, lunch
  • hot spring fee (200 rubles)

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • all transfers and sightseeing
  • national park fees
  • local guide services

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast, lunch
  • hot spring fee (200 rubles)

Tour add-ons Make your tour truly unique by adding some extra experience

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Enjoy the view from the balloon in Tunka valley

+ 1500 ₽ /person

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See more from the balloon in Tunka valley. Subject to availability and weather conditions.

Includes: Flight by the balloon

30 min

Mined volcanic crater

+ 0 ₽ /person

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Visit a real crater of dormant volcano, which was mined during Soviet Union times. Subject to road conditions, not available after the rain!

Includes: Visit to mined volcanic crater

30 min

Stop at Circum-Baikal Railway

+ 0 ₽ /person

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Visit a monument at Circum-Baikal Railway, see and walk by the old rails!

Includes: Short visit to Circum-Baikal Railway

30 min

Swap Badary station to Visit to Shaman

+ 2000 ₽ /person

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Change long drive to Badary station to meeting with a local shaman!

Includes: Meeting with shaman in Arshan

1 hour

Local

Traditional nomadic lunch

+ 1000 ₽ /person

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Enjoy delicious, organic lunch with lots of beef. No vegetarian option available :)

Includes: Nomadic lunch

1 hour

local

Zipline

+ 1000 ₽ /person

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Enjoy the flight by zipline!

Includes: Zipline ride

30 min
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Booking request is not tour reservation! We will contact you within 12 hours to clarify all details and confirm the tour.