Multi-days tours around Baikal
SELF DRIVE TOURS
Rent UAZ van and discover Siberia on your own. We will give you suggestions of places to visit
Custom TOURS & STAYS
Crossing the frozen lake by car or walking, helicopter fly or an off-road tour to Yakutsk – Get in touch with us and let us know where would you like to go and we will prepare everything for you
Authentic Tours to Siberia – explore Lake Baikal
eastories is a family project which aims to develop environmentally friendly tourism in the Lake Baikal region. We support the people of Baikal by giving them the opportunity to welcome tourists from all over the world and participate in international activities in the region. In this way, we would like to integrate the local community with foreigners and present the authentic life of locals to tourists.
Rent Uaz off-road van
Discover Siberian landscapes on your own
This unique all-wheel-drive UAZ van was first produced in 1965 but somehow it is been manufactured without any big modification still nowadays . Thanks to its simplicity and technical design adapted specially to the Russian clima and road, UAZ continues to be one of the best off-road vehicles in Russia.
Finding your best time to visit Lake Baikal
World’s oldest and deepest lake, that contains 23% of the world’s fresh surface water – more than all of the North American Great Lakes combined.
Because it is located in an active continental rift zone, which is widening at a rate of about 1 inch (2.5 cm) per year, Lake Baikal could grow wider and deeper in the future
Eastories Farm is one of the best kept secrets in Russia. We were blown away with how beautiful the lake and the surrounding nature were. The accommodations were clean and... read more
July 21, 2019
If you are travelling through Siberia, Eastories Farm is not to be missed. It is an extraordinary village, breathtaking scenery and authentic in its cluster of old and new... read more
October 10, 2018
The hospitality was amazing. Despite the limited English, the warmth of the family really shone through. The family really took care of us and fed us well. The farm is... read more
December 6, 2019
What an amazing weekend spent in an incredible and peaceful farm. Ilja and her family are very kind, they did a lot for our comfort, and his uncle brought us to... read more
April 15, 2019
Nous avons passé un séjour de rêve et complètement dépaysant à Eastories farm pour Noël. Malgré leur travail et occupation quotidienne, Tolia et sa cousine étaient aux petits soins avec... read more
December 25, 2019
It has been a really good experience. Ilja was not there during my stay, however was the communicator and the translator via (Hidden by Airbnb) . That was really... read more
October 26, 2018
few opportunities in the world like this one. Ilja's family so kind and open-hearted and informative. I mean if you're expecting Disney World this is not for you. but I... read more
February 22, 2019
Мы благодарим Илью и его семью за чудесный прием! Мы провели отличную неделю в Бугульдейке! Домашние завтраки, обеды и ужины- ничего сложного, но очень вкусно! Отличные условия. Если выбираете между Хужиром и Бугульдейкой, мы точно рекомендуем остановиться здесь!
Мягкие комфортные кровати, свежее постельное белье и баня каждый вечер! Невероятный вид из окна и Байкал в 20-ти минутах от дома.
March 21, 2021
The best Siberian experience we could have asked for. Voloyda and his family are so kind and such genuine people. We are so glad we chose to stay at eastories.... read more
January 8, 2019
What could I say... this place is just amazing. If only we could put 6 stars
Everything was just perfect. Very nice place with excellent food. Close to the... read more
January 11, 2018
Highly recommended Estories farmstay if you wish to explore Lake Baikal area. Some plus points: timely response from Ilja, warm and cozy room, delicious meals prepared by Tolya, super nice... read more
December 26, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions
Get Ready for Adventure
Where to book train tickets in Russia
Simply go to the www.tutu.ru and book your ticket.
There is also an official website of Russian Railways, but the booking process is a bit more complicated. www.rzd.ru
Rememberer that you can buy the ticket max. 45 days in advance.
Once you have the ticket, all you need is just to go to your train and show your passport to the conductor, he/she then will check if you are on the list of the passengers, then you enter to the train and that’s it
Another good thing to know about the train ticket booking in Russia is, that you almost always have to possibility of refund, date change or even name change, without huge extra charge
Bus Station in Irkutsk
If you are on the train station and you immediately want to go to the Lake Baikal, you can search on the parking in front of the station for minivans. Even if they seem to be private, they work for public transport and most of them are going or Ulan Ude (УЛАН УДЭ), or Khuzir (ХУЖИР). Both of that directions are going to the Lake Baikal.
If you prefer first to spend a bit of time in Irkutsk you can go on foot to the centre or take the tram (tickets inside). You also can take kind of UBER Taxi, which Russian alternative name is YANDEX TAXI in Russia and it is really cheap there. All you need is to order yandex taxi via app (download it here for IOS and here for ANDROID). The cost from the station/airport to the centre of the city is about 150RUB.
The Bus (marshrutka) Irkutsk – Buguldeyka departs from the bus station at 16:00, the tickets are available online 30 days before departure and cost 800 RUB.
Here is the link to the website:
Here is the address to the bus station in Irkutsk city: Ulitsa Oktyabr’skoy Revolyutsii, 11, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, 664007
Get in Touch!
+7 902 767 9193 – Lena
+39 331 560 89 88 – Ilja
Buguldeyka, Irkutsk Oblast’, Russia
Cortona (AR), Via Cioli 16