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Irkusk: Golden Horde Etnoparc Experience

1. Irkusk: Golden Horde Etnoparc Experience

Following collection from your Irkutsk accommodation, begin your exploration of the Baikal region. The area is famous for its beautiful nature, but this tour aims to discover something else that makes it unique. Over the course of the centuries, the Buryat people have lived around the great lake, cherishing their culture. The Zolotaya Orda, or Golden Horde Park, preserves this ethnic group’s way of life. During this guided tour, see colorful national dresses, dances, and authentic Buryat homes, and hear live ethno music. Following your excursion, take the unique chance to taste tantalizing traditional cuisine. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver returns you back to your starting point in Irkutsk.

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Irkutsk: 3-Hour Private City Tour

2. Irkutsk: 3-Hour Private City Tour

Explore the city of Irkutsk, founded in the mid-17th century by settlers and fur traders. With the help of your expert guide, learn how this city came to prominence in the 1800s when the Decembrists were exiled to Siberia, turning Irkutsk into their cultural center. Explore the city comfortably, with private pickup and drop-off from your hotel. See the remains of the Irkutsk Fortress and visit the Spasskaya Church, which formed part of Irkutsk Kremlin. Explore the city and feel the spirit of the time admiring the fancy designs of the wooden homes, once frequented by successful fur traders. Your journey through the centuries will take you to the houses where the Decembrists, Russian noble rebels, lived in exile after the revolt against Tsar Nicholas I. Admire the History Museum, a beautiful gingerbread-like 19th-century building, and continue to the memorial grave of Alexander Kolchak, the legendary general of the Russian Civil War.

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From Irkutsk: Arshan Full-Day Guided Private Tour

3. From Irkutsk: Arshan Full-Day Guided Private Tour

Discover the best of the Republic of Buryatia on a full-day journey to Arshan. Hike the Peak of Love, visit Buddhist stupas and try local cuisine. Learn about the history of the region from an expert guide. Begin your private tour early in the morning and hop aboard a minivan that will take you to Arshan. Enjoy views along the way of the southernmost tip of Lake Baikal along with several Buddhist stupas. Have breakfast in the village upon arrival and try a giant beef chebureki (meat pastry). Visit the local market and buy herbs and natural larch chewing gum. Enjoy your fill of natural mineral water and hike to a small waterfall. Continue the hike if you're feeling up for it, and climb to the first cliff of the Peak of Love in the Sayan Mountains. Because this is a private tour, participants have the option of dedicating the whole trip to climbing to the summit at 1,200 meters.

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