Lake Baikal.

Baikal: the world's deepest lake


Experience in Orkho-Bom canyon

The route

Grade of difficultymoderate

Season: June to September

Group: 6 - 10 people plus Wild Russia tour leader and local guides

Land cost:  2 pax $ 2 600 per person
                  4 pax $ 1 580 per person
                  6 pax $ 1 220 per person

Weather:: daytime+ 25-35 Ρ, night +15-25 Ρ.

Accommodation: during rafting- comfortable tents, in Listvyanka - wooden cottages.

Transport: minivan

Guides: local support team and Wild Russia tour leader

The price includes:
Wild Russia Tour leader, local guide service; All transfers according to the itinerary; Accommodation B&B; Full board during hikig/rafting, breakfasts in Listvyanka; Rent of rafting and camping equipment; Museum entrance fee and excursion.

Domestic flight airfare; Over luggage if any; Personal expenses; Tips; Medical insurance are not included.


Irkutsk - Listvyanka village - Kultuk village - Oka river - Verhne Okinsky village - Irkutsk

This trip is designed for those who enjoy adventure - rafting down the canyon is an unforgettable experience. This river is considered as one of the most picturesque not only in East Sayans but in the whole Russia. It flows through alpine meadows, then along mountain ridges of East Sayan and finally cuts the range forming famous Orkho-Bom canyon. This river is popular white water destination, being both safe and interesting. In flood conditions, however, rafting might become more challenging.

To make your trip more comprehensive, it is complemented with motor boat trip along Round Baikal Railway which is another highlight of the Lake Baikal. This railroad is a masterpiece of road construction — built in the end of 19 century, it cost more than any other Russian railway and became one of the most famous railroad constructions. 90 km of it contains 38 tunnels, numerous galleries, bridges and viaducts. Sightseeing in Irkutsk adds yet another dimension to the trip.

10 days, 9 nights

Note: the program is indicative only and may be customized according to your preferences



Day 1. Arrive to Irkutsk, transfer to Listvyanka village. Check-in the Green House lodge. Sightseeing, hike to Baikal scenic spot. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 2. Transfer by motor boat to Kultuk along Baikal coastline and Round Baikal Railway. Transfer by minivan from Kultuk to Orlik village. On the way you will see Khamar-Daban and Tunkinskii ranges. The road goes along Irkut river in a narrow valley, then through mountain plateau and along Oka river – you will see how it transforms from a narrow brook to a mountain river. Picnic on the way. Upon arrival – assemble the rafts and overnight in tents.
Day 3. Per rafting guidance, rafting down the river to the left tributary Zhom-bolok. Zhom-bolok is a well-known place for whitewater kayaking – this river starts from so called “Valley of volcanoes” and runs through lava fields, eventually floating into Oka river in three arms one of which making a 20m waterfall. In the evening – fishing, overnight in tents.
Day 4. Continue rafting down Oka river to the beginning of 50 km Orkho-bom canyon. Overnight in tents.
Day 5. Rafting in the canyon, running several rapids (grades 2 – 3). In the evening – fishing, overnight in tents.
Day 6. Day of rest: fishing and hiking around the camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 7. Continue rafting in the canyon. Arrival to “Three Oka’s” – a place where Urdu-Oka and Hoito-Oka floats into Oka: this is the end of the canyon. Overnight in tents.
Day 8. Continue rafting. The river runs fast but the rapids are much easier. The valley is still picturesque: rocks and cliffs frame the river. Overnight in tents.
Day 9. The last day of rafting – since the distance to cover is rather long we will have to work hard. In the evening arrival to Verhne Okinsky village. Overnight in tents.
Day 10. Transfer to Irkutsk (350 km, 6 hours). Check-in in hotel. Time for rest. City sightseeing. Overnight in hotel.
General information
Getting there







Lake Baikal classic
Magical Olkhon
Baikal mix 3 in 1
Hot breathing of Sayan mountains
Experience in Orkho-Bom canyon







Tunkinskii mountain range
Tunkinskii mountain range


Oka river before the canyon
Oka river


Rafting down Oka river
Rafting down Oka river


Alpine meadows in the upper reaches of Oka river
Alpine meadows in upper reaches of Oka river

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