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Peschanaya Bay - a pearl of Siberia

"Frozen lake Baikal"

Discover the real wonder of lake Baikal called Siberian Riviera during this 8-hour winter tour

Peschanaya (‘Sandy’) Bay is one of the unique natural Baikal areas and the most popular place at Lake Baikal. It’s alternatively called Siberian Riviera thanks to the dunes, shaping the white sandy beach. Taking a hovercraft ride along the western shore of Lake Baikal, you will have the first stop near the Kadilny Cape and then continue your trip to Peschanaya Bay enjoying the beautiful sceneries around. Upon arrival at the tourist camp, you will have a lunch before you visit Baklaniy Island, known as the biggest nesting colony of the large cormorant ("baklan") on Baikal, and Babushka Bay. You will admire the pyramid-shaped rocks called Small Belltower and Big Belltower that frame a clean sandy beach like giant guards and sharply plunge into the lake depths, shielding the Bay from the winds and bad weather. You’ll also see one of the other main peculiarities of Peschanaya Bay – «stilt walking trees», magnificent larches and pines growing on the slope of the northern part of Peschanaya Bay from under which water and wind constantly wash off and blow away sandy soil. One of the highlights of your trip will be a panoramic view upon Peschanaya bay and lake Baikal. Take a ride back to Listvyanka on the magically clear ice of amazing beauty that will engrave this remarkable trip in your memory forever.

*The tour is subjest to weather conditions.

**If you need a transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the excursion and back, please leave a note in the excursion request. Transfers can be organised for additional cost.

Excursion details

Location: Russia, Irkutsk

Category: Nature

Duration: 8 hours

Restrictions: Available everyday from 1st February to 30 April

Guides available: English - Other languages are available though there maybe a price variation.
Price per person 1 5 to 5 6 to 6 7 to 7
GBP £209.00 £187.00 £158.00 £138.00
EUR €234.00 €209.00 €177.00 €155.00
USD $277.00 $247.00 $209.00 $182.00

Price notes: Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated. For groups of more than 10 people, price will be provided on application.

Duration of the excursion is approximate and may vary according to local conditions.