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Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world - recently recognized as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Situated in the southern steppes of Siberia, the lake is surrounded by mountain chains that form sheer walls thousands of feet high.

Indigenous people call Lake Baikal the "Sacred Sea" in admiration of its majestic beauty and size. Blessed with ample biodiversity, the lake itself provides habitat for more than 1,500 plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth. In fact, the world's only freshwater seal lives here, in the amazingly clear water of Baikal.

These are the tours that you can take part in:
Guided Summer Tour of Lake Baikal
Sample tour to Lake Baikal
Also check out the following:
Volunteer opportunities at Lake Baikal

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