Surrounded by tall mountains and home to more plant life and animals than any other lake in the world, it's not hard to see why Lake Baikal has earned a title as a World Heritage Site. Formed as an ancient rift valley, the lake is considered the oldest in the world, at 25 million years old. The planet's largest freshwater lake contains about 20 percent of the world's unfrozen fresh water, as well as over 1,700 species of plants and animals. Visit the crystal clear lake for a chance to see some rare species--two-thirds of these plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world. While at 1,642 m (5,387 ft), the lake is deep, it is also one of the clearest. Take a boat tour to learn more about the lake's history. Using our world travel planner, Listvyanka attractions like Lake Baikal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours To Lake Baikal
(private) Active tour of Lake Baikal BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $3,711
Duration: 9 days
Barbecue picnic on the shore of Lake Baikal BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $159
Duration: 5 hours
Discover Listvyanka, Baikal, Irkutsk (guided trip)! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $148
Duration: 7 to 10 hours
Lake Baikal Reviews
Tremendous amount of time to spend here because of its nature it self great to visit once in a lifetime of happiness and success in your turn to the joy of the Lord be with you and your team work... more »
The lake was still frozen over in March and it was possibly the most phenomenal experience I've ever had. The water is crystal clear and you can see unbelievably deep into the ice that is about 1.5m..... more »
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