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Address: Russia
Phone Number: 9025602440
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Description: Known as the Pearl of Siberia, this incredibly pure and clear freshwater...
Known as the Pearl of Siberia, this incredibly pure and clear freshwater lake measures one mile in depth, contains more flora and fauna than any other lake in the world, including the only existing fresh water seals, and is surrounded by high mountains, wildflower meadows and rich green forests.
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Baikal is a very interesting sightseeing. The most interesting place of Baikal is island Olhon, where travellers would enjoy wonderful nature and clean water. May be water in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After travelling from Ulaan Baatar to Irkutsk on the Trans-Siberian Railway, with the last couple of hours around the edge of Lake Baikal, I was really looking forward to our overnight trip to Listvyanka, which is right on the lake. Given that Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest lake on the planet, with about 20% of Earth's fresh water,... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Baikal is a very interesting sightseeing. The most interesting place of Baikal is island Olhon, where travellers would enjoy wonderful nature and clean water. May be water in the lake a little bit cold, so if yoy want to swim , it's better to visit the lake in august, when the water warms. Though as for me,I like Baikal in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After many days on the trans-Siberian rr, the excursion around Lake Baikal was lovely. We were fortunate to have good weather and the area is scenic. BUT is it any more scenic than other lakes? Compared with the lakes in Patagonia with their glaciers, or the lakes in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Baikal is certainly less spectacular. But it was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We did a day trip to Lake Baikal/ Listvyanka from Irkutsk. Organised the trip through Baikal Explorer tours. Everything worked as expected. Leonid our driver/ guide for the days was very knowledgeable and a very good driver. Arrived at our hotel at the appointed time, good vehicle, very good English. The tour took us to an ethnographic museum, St Nicholas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stopping over in Irkutsk on our way from Moscow to UlaanBaatar on the Trans-Siberian Express we arranged a short excursion (2 days) with Leonid Batorov of Baikal Explorer to Olkhon Island. Arranging the trip was straight forward and Leonid collected us from the Hotel Victoria in Irkutsk. After a lengthy but interesting drive 250 km we took the ferry to... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everybody should see Baikal Lake. I went there in April.. Wonderfull! We walked on the lake, in that time it was frozen..

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went in April and it was still very cold but the lake is beautiful. Crystal clear water which you can drink. We went to Lystvianka, found a hostel Baikal Dream. The owner Nikolaj was very nice and helpfull however did not speak any English. It was actualy hard to find anyone speaking English at all. Also town has not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The scenery was stunning with all the Autumn colours, the hiking great and the banya (after 4 days on the Trans Siberian Railway) was fabulous. The local family welcomed us into their home and loved talking about the Aussie wildlife. Beautiful local handmade babushka dolls followed us home for the grand kids. The lake was incredible and the village with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As someone who comes from an island-country like Australia, living in Mongolia means no easy access to large bodies of water, so a visit to Lake Baikal was exactly what I needed. I visited in February 2015, so it was still fairly well frozen, however it was a comparatively warm winter so there were some sections that weren't frozen. The... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I recently travelled through Russia with my boyfriend on the trans-syberian, and our favorite stop was Lake Baikal. We arranged the whole stop through Baikal Explorer from the activities to transportation. They were always on time, and knew exactly what they were doing. They were very friendly and happy to help. The dog-sledding was exciting, and the meal offered on... More 

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Address: Russia
Phone Number: 9025602440
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Siberian District

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