One day tour to Baikal with visit of Baikal Nature Reserve in Tanchoy (10 hr)
Start early morning from Ulan-Ude.
The route to Tanchoy passes along the delta of the river Selenga. The Selenga River is a major river in Mongolia and Buryatia, Russia. It flows into Baikal.
In 1681 on the shores of Lake Baikal, in place of the murder of Russian ambassadors had founded a monastery that served as a shield and bulwark of Russia Orthodoxy in these distant lands from Moscow. Thanks to the arrival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Trans-Baikal region Russia has moved deeper into the East, without giving a foothold in the Far East, China, Mongolia and Japan. The first vicar of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, founded on the river Prorva (now Great River, the village Posolskoye, Buryatia), was the abbot Theodosius, one of the founders of the monastery of Our Lady Sanaksar. In the 30th years of XX century, all the monasteries of Transbaikalia were destroyed.
Visiting of the information-visiting center of the Baikal Nature Reserve (Tanchoy), located directly on the shore of Baikal. Visit of an unique photo exhibition dedicated to the nature of Baikal.
Lunch at café.
You can walk along the trail "Cedar Alley" (about 1 km) in the Baikal Nature Reserve.
Return to Ulan-Ude.