Brand route "Legends of Buryatia"

6 Days / 5 Nights
from 37000 rub.

About tour

6 days / 5 nights

Route:

Ulan-Ude Atsagat Verkhnyaya Ivolga Gremyachinsk Turka Tarbagatay
We invite you to take a trip to the Republic of Buryatia near the shores of the great Lake Baikal. The tour program includes a visiting of the most interesting and iconic points of tourist attraction in the republic - the capital of Buryatia - the city of Ulan-Ude, Lake Baikal, Ivolginsky Datsan, the Old Believers' village of Tarbagatay, the sacred valley of Atsagat. You will get acquainted with a variety of natural attractions, the culture of the peoples and a strong national flavor.

Map of the route:

1 day: Ulan-Ude city;
2 day: Ulan-Ude city – Atsagat village - Ulan-Ude city – 100 km;
3 day: Ulan-Ude city – Verkhnyaya Ivolga - Ulan-Ude city – Gremyachinsk village – 210 km;
4 day: Gremyachinsk village – Turka village - Ulan-Ude city – 140 km;
5 day: Ulan-Ude city – Tarbagatay village - Ulan-Ude city – 120 km;
6 day: Ulan-Ude city.

* Order of events in the program may vary.

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You will see

  • Atsagat village
  • Ivolginsky Datsan
  • Tarbagatay village
  • Gremyachinsk village
  • Turka village
  • Sightseeing tour of the capital of Buryatia

You will try

  • the clearest water of the world
  • Baikal endemic fish - omul
  • to dip into the history

Food included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tour route

Tour programm

1 day

You will see

  • Sights of Ulan-Ude
  • Holy Odigitrievsky Cathedral
  • Datsan "Rinpoche Bagsha"
  • Ethnographic museum of Transbaikal Peoples

Food included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
07:35 — 08:10 — Arrival in Ulan-Ude on a Pobeda or S7 airline flight. Meeting at Baikal airport.
Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Free time.
13:00-15:00 — Sightseeing Ulan-Ude tour.
A program of a sightseeing tour of Ulan-Ude includes the most important places in the city. You will see the amazing monument to Lenin, a visiting card of the city, Soviet Square and many other. A fascinating tour to the famous places of the former merchant city, and now the capital of our republic, will enrich your knowledge. 
15:00 – 16:00 — visiting the Datsan "Rinpoche Bagsha" on Mountain Lysaya, where you can find a beautiful observation deck of the city.
16:20 – 17:30 — Optional excursion to the Ethnographic Museum of the Transbaikal Peoples — one of the largest open-air museums in Russia. It was opened in 1973, its area is 37 hectares. In total, the museum has collected more than 40 architectural monuments, its funds hold over 11 thousand exhibits. The museum territory is divided into several complexes: Archaeological, Evenk, Buryat, Pre-Baikal, Transbaikal, Old Resident, Old Believer and City complexes. The City complex includes houses of the old Verkhneudinsk, the Buryat complex includes wooden and felt yurts, and Buddhist construction, Dugan. The Old Believer complex includes houses of Semeyskiye Old Believers exiled to Siberia in the XVIII century. The Old Resident complex includes houses of the farmer and Cossack ataman. The Transbaikal complex is represented by a three-chamber landmark grainery transported from Kulsky Stanok village of the Khorinsky district of Buryatia. The archaeological complex of the museum consists of a closed pavilion and an open area. There are stone brick graves, stone pillars, «watchdog» stones and other archaeological objects in the open area. And the farmstead of the Buryat-Cossack, the winter house of the wealthy Buryat S.B. Safronov is demonstrated in the pre-Baikal complex. 
The Ethnographic Museum of Transbaikal Peoples has a wildlife corner, where you can see typical representatives of the fauna of Transbaikalia: bears, wolves, deer, roe deer, sarliks, camels.
From 10/07 to 15/07 you have an opportunity to join "Yokhor night".
18:30 — Returning to the hotel. Free time.
2 day

You will see

  • Traditions and life of Buryats
  • Ancient Felt Yurt

You will try

  • to dive into the history
  • to play national game "Shagai naadan"

Food included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
2 hours by car

Route:

Ulan-Ude Atsagat
08:00 — Breakfast;
09:50 — Group meeting at the hotel lobby;
10:00 — 16:30 — Trip to the Atsagat valley (60 km far from Ulan-Ude) with a Buddhist monastery visiting and the ethno complex Steppe Nomad.
Program in the "Steppe Nomad":
- Greeting guests with the traditional ceremony Ugtamzha;
- Guests will visit Galaxy yurt and know old stories about the planets and stars;
- Acquaintance with the traditions and way of life of the Buryats in an ancient felt yurt and in a traditional Buryat house of the late 19th and early 20th centuries;
- Taking pictures in the Buryat national costume;
- Lunch (Buryat national cuisine)
- Master class on the national game of "Shagai naadan"
- Traditional merry round dance “Yokhor”.
16:30 – Departure to Ulan-Ude.
17:30 – Arrival at the hotel. Free time.

3 day

You will see

  • Lake Baikal
  • Ivolginsky datsan
  • Buddhist University
  • Gallery of Asian Arts

Food included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
5 hours by car

Route:

Ulan-Ude Museum of the History of Buryatia Ivolginsky datsan Ulan-Ude Gremyachinsk

08:00 — Breakfast. Check-out;
09:45 — Meeting guide at the hotel lobby;
Walking to the History Museum of Buryatia;

10:00 — Excursion to the museum — Exhibition "Three Residences of Pandito Hambo Lama", 3rd floor; 

11:00 — Excursion to the Ivolginsky Datsan (30 km) - the center of Buddhism in Russia, the residence of Pandito Hambo Lama;

11:40 -13:30 —The excursion begins with a ceremony of "goro". The "goro" is walking clock-wise around the monastery, turning the prayer drums and wishing for the good of all people. You will visit several temples, including the main temple - Sogchen Dugan. Also, you can visit the Art gallery of Asia, buy souvenirs, medicinal herbs and religious paraphernalia;
14:00 — Lunch at the city cafe. Not included in the price;
15:00 — Departure to Baikal, Gremyachinsk village (140 km);

19:00 — Arrival in Gremyachinsk. Check-in at the hotel "Baikal Riviera". Dinner. Free time.

4 day

You will see

  • Lake Baikal
  • Rock formation "Turtle"

Food included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
3 hours by car

Route:

Gremyachinsk village Turka village Ulan-Ude city
09:00 — Breakfast. Free time.
10:00 — Excursion to the Turka village. Stop at a natural monument on Lake Baikal - rock formation “Turtle”. Visiting the tourist and recreational zone in the Turka village.
13:00 — Lunch at the restaurant of the Baikal Riviera Hotel.
14:00 — Departure to the city. Transfer to Ulan-Ude (140 km.)
17:00 — Arrival in Ulan-Ude, check-in, free time.
5 day

Food included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
2 hours by car

Route:

Ulan-Ude Tarbagatay village
08:00 — Breakfast.
09:30 — Meeting guide at the hotel lobby. Departure to the Tarbagatay village (55 km)
10:00 - 11:00 — Stop at the sacred mountain "Omulyovka" (mountain "Sleeping Lion") - one of the holy places of Buddhists and shamanists of Buryatia. Climbing the mountain, photo session. A picturesque panorama of the Selenga River valley opens from the hill.
11:30 — 16:00 — Arrival at the Old Believers' village.
Lunch (traditional cuisine of the Old Believers).
After lunch, excursion program:
— Acquaintance with the folklore of the Old Believers.
— Participation in folklore rites, games. You will see and participate in the rite of marriage brokerage - the wedding of the Old Believers;
— A visit to the homestead of the Old Believers in the village of Tarbagatay or the village of Desyatnikovo, acquaintance with the life and household of the Old Believers;
— Excursion to the Museum of Culture and Life of the Old Believers of Transbaikalia and the Old Orthodox Church;
16:30 — Departure to Ulan-Ude.
17:30 — Returning to the hotel. Free time.
6 day

Food included

  • Breakfast
6-7 hours

Route:

Ulan-Ude Moscow
07:00 — Breakfast;
07:30 — Airport transfer;
08:05-09:25 — Departure to Moscow by Pobeda or S7 flight.

Included in cost

  • Meeting at the airport
  • Professional guide services
  • Meal
  • Transfer

Not included

  • Air tickets
  • Tobacco and alcohol products
  • Additional services and excursions not included in the program
  • Meals not included in the program