Meet the guides: interview with Arina

  One of the top five things guides enjoy is answering tourists’ questions. Stay curious and make your Urban Adventures guide happy. Today Arina, Irkutsk Team guide, is giving an interview on Irkutsk and Baikal. I’ve been a guide for 3 years.

Baikal Ice Marathon

At the end of February – beginning of March it’s getting really hot on the shores of Lake Baikal. The temperature is still below zero. Why is it so “hot”? Why do people from all over the world keep coming to this spot of Siberia at this time?

Trekking Great Baikal Trail

Baikal trekking trail What is the Great Baikal Trail? The main mission of the organization is the development of ecotourism and the cultivation of a socially responsible society through the organization of volunteer and educational projects. The main…

Baikal Diving: the Lake from inside

Yes, you’ve already learned what Baikal is. This is an incredibly beautiful lake in Siberia, it is fresh, clean and rich in its flora and fauna. And there is only one way to get to know Baikal even better – to dive in Baikal! There is only one way to get...
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Museums: What to visit?

No matter what your plan or route is, you’ll get the urge to explore the city. Coming to Irkutsk before or after visiting Baikal Lake you might catch yourself on the idea to see and feel much more of the modern life of the city. In all ages, Irkutsk was considered a major cultural center…

Baikal: Who lives in the lake?

Baikal is a unique place in Siberia. Twice. Firstly, it is the deepest lake in the world. Secondly, Baikal is a lake in which an incredible number of unique species of animals and plants live. Get to know them? Baikal seal

Baikal and Irkutsk: What does it taste like?

Irkutsk Urban adventures No matter where we go, we try some of the most traditional dishes and drinks. Irkutsk region neighbors Buriyat republic so we got used to seeing the Buriyats dishes on our tables. In…