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
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