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Whatever you thought about Russia, it’s probably wrong. This photo tour will take you to one of the most exciting ice places on earth. We will spend plenty of time on the ice, crossing the lake in vehicles and stopping at various islands and other beautiful ice features on the way. Our drivers are local ice experts who know the lake in and out and who will make this a safe expedition for us.
Lake Baikal is the world’s largest volume of freshwater, holding approx. 20% of the earth’s supplies. With a depth of one mile, it is also the world’s deepest, and it measures about 50 miles by 430 miles. The water is so clear, if you drop a coin, you can watch it sink for over one minute. Temperatures around the lake range from over 100°F/40°C in summer to -40°F/-40°C in winter.
Gear up for a 10-days photography tour to Russia and expose your cameras to the picturesque landscapes, stunning portraits and the intricacies of the country. Educate the photographer in you with a mentor as good as Mr. Tim Vollmer and treat yourself to the experience of Russia and all that it has to offer!
ABOUT THE MENTOR
Tim Vollmer has devoted his life to photography, which has been his long-held hobby and great passion. Tim Vollmer has always felt drawn to the power and beauty he finds in nature. He has been leading photo tours and photo workshops in Iceland and many different countries over the years. He has had the world as his workplace. Photographing everything from the dramatic landscape in Iceland, to the native people in the remote corners of the world and the culture that is unique to each country. His journeys have taken him around the world in pursuit of memorable travel experiences and the creation of compelling images.
Tim Vollmer’s work has been featured in international publications. His images and stories are shared on various internet outlets. As a driven artist, professional, entrepreneur and an adventurer, Tim is eager to share his passion, knowledge in photography and travel through the tours he designed on his own, or through his partnership with professional photographers from around the globe. Tim and his family currently live in the Czech Republic.
Day 1 Irkutsk
Pick-up from airport or train station followed by Lunch
Guided excursion around the historical center of Irkutsk city.
Day 2 (Irkutsk- Lake Baikal-Olkhon’s Gate strait)
Drive out of Irkutsk city along the northern highway through the snow-covered fields
Day 3 – A circle trip around the southern extremity of the Small Sea.
Day 4 – Island Ogoy – Huzjir, capital settlement of Olkhon Island
Continue our ice driving adventures.
Day 5 – Exploration of the western shore of Lake Baikal down south
Day 6 – Southern part of Olkhon Island
Day 7 Island Elenka
Take an ice-driving excursion up north along the shore of Lake Baikal.
Day 8. Driving down south along the shore line on the ice of Lake Baikal
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day 9. Driving back to Irkutsk along the Goloustnaya River Valley.
Breakfast at the local café
Day 10 Irkutsk
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the IRK airport by car. Departure to Moscow by the morning flight.
February 16-25, 2020
10 Days / 9 nights
Landscape, seascape, people, nature, wildlife, ice
Service of 2 English speaking guides-interpreters
All meals described into the tour itinerary
Accommodation according to the itinerary
All transfers included into the route plan by jeep car.
Fees for visiting national park zones and museums.
Rent of winter outfit (clothing details, insulated shoes etc)
2 Professional photographer guidance
International flights to/from Irkutusk
Tips and Travel Insurance
You will organise your own travel to and from Irkutsk
Total Price of the Tour $ 4495
Amount to Book: $899 (Non Refundable)
Balance amount: Before Jan 15 2020