Irkutsk is "the gates of Baikal". Being born at the shores of Angara, it united the trade ways from Europe to China, Mongolia, Yakutia and Kamchatka. The privileged geographical location made it the strategic center of the huge territory from Enisey to the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. The modern Irkutsk is one of the largest economical, scientific and cultural centers of Russia.
Irkutsk is also the spiritual capital of the Siberia, where the traditions of the West and the East closely intertwine.
In 2019 Irkutsk was included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO cultural heritage.
Excursion in Irkutsk – the capital of Eastern Siberia
"Taltsy" is a unique collection of the historical, architectural and
ethnographic monuments of the XVII-XX centuries.
Here you will see over 9,000 artifacts and over 100 monuments of the wooden architecture, will get to know the material and the spiritual culture of the people of Baikal Region: the Buryats, the Evenkis, the Tophs and the
Excursion to the Architectural-Ethnographic museum "Taltsy"
Listvyanka is the architectural landmark of the Baikal. Namely from here one starts
getting to know the amazing natural world of the Baikal Region.
Sightseeing tour at Listvyanka
Getting to know the culture and traditions of the Buryat people. The colorful national
ceremonies and rituals allow full penetration into the people's culture. Meeting the shaman and participation in the ancient ceremony for the fortunate way.
Getting to know the national cuisine of the Buryats. Lunch at the Khan yurta – the most beautiful carved yurta of Russia. The concert of the Buryat folklore ensemble
Excursion to the Ethnopark "The Golden Horde"
Using poetic images one might say that the Lake Baikal is the blue heart of the Siberia,, while the Olkhon Island is the heart of Baikal. Olkon is the largest and the most beautiful island on the lake. Only this island presents the full beauty of Baikal nature in one place.
Olkhon is considered the Place of Power – the hub of energy flows, which make a powerful influence on the physical and psychological state of a person.
In our travel we will enjoy the mesmerizing nature of Baikal, breathe its healing air, feel all the power, force and energy of this place!
Sightseeing tour to the Olkhon Island – the Pearl of Lake Baikal
The Cape Khoboi is one of the most beautiful places at Baikal. Namely this is the most picturesque view of the Lake Baikal (the width of the lake at this
location is 80 km).
Cape Khoboi is one of the places of power at Olkhon. For its beauty and uniqueness
Khoboi has been deeply honored by the ancient inhabitants of the island. They considered it a sacral place and held their cult ceremonies there.
Legend has it that the first Buryat shaman has gained there his power. At our times, the representatives of various religious and esoteric streams hold their spiritual practices at Cape Khoboi. It is very good to meditate there, especially at sunrise.
Tour to the Cape Khoboi by speed boats
The other name of this place is "Shamanka" cliff. Nowadays Burkhan is the main
sightseeing point of the island, its architectural landmark. Its image is in every film or photo album of the Baikal. .
There is a legend that at the through cave at the cliff there is the entrance to the parallel dimension, which opens every year at the end of March.
Excursion to one of the nine great Asian relics – the Cape Burkhan
The Small Sea or Narin-Dalai – "the narrow sea" in Buryat language – is part of the Lake Baikal, separated from the large cup of the lake by Olkhon Island. The Small Sea is a gullet with a length of 76 km and a width of 4 to 17 km
The Western shore of Olkhon is known for its particularly beautiful grottos.
Sea cruise at The Small Sea
From the air, the Ogoi island resembles the silhouette of a dancing woman; at the place of her heart is a Stupa Troma Nagmo in the name of goddess of enlightenment and the shattering of all illusions.
Inside the Stupa the holy relics are placed: unique texts in Sanskrit, earth and water from all the continents and the seas and many other sacred objects. The wishes of those who go round the Stupa come true.
Excursion to the sacred Ogoi island