Questions and answers
Hurry assure you that despite the fact that the background radiation in various areas and areas located even in close proximity to each other, may differ several times, there are specially designed safe routes by which radiation is even lower than in Kiev. So, staying in the Chernobyl zone in a company of qualified professionals is safe. In this regard, we strongly recommend you to think twice before turning to unqualified organizers.
Entry to the Zone is allowed only to people who are 18+ years old.
We daily deal with clients who speak different languages. We conduct tours in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages. If the group is multi-lingual, the main part of the tour is conducted in the language of the majority of participants. The minority, though, won’t be bored! The Exclusion Zone is a place where one needs more to personally see and feel. Anyway, our guides speak several languages fluently. So, s/he will repeat the main parts of the tour program for the minority who usually sit closer to the guide. This way, it is possible to ask questions if something is not clear. Besides, you can order an interpreter who will translate everything into your mother tongue throughout the day. The cost of this service is 2000 UAH (75 USD) / day and can be divided into a number of participants who need such a service.
In fact, you don’t need to have special clothes, footwear or protective gear to visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The clothes should cover your body as much as possible and should be with minimal quantities of seams. It means that shorts, T-shirts, flip-flops and pareo are not the best choice of clothes for the Zone visit. The footwear should not be opened and should be the most comfortable for you. We are following the safest routes during the Zone visit. Clothes should be clean and transpiring. If you are still in doubt, we may provide you with personal protective gear. You can order it in the “Catalogue” on our website.
Yes, of course! What is more, we offer you to rent your own Geiger-counter for personal use during the tour.
There are no special recommendations, but having these things en route would be really handy:
– drinking water;
– wet tissues;
– umbrella for a rainy weather or polypropylene coverall (you can buy this from us) ;
– respirator (when visiting places with possible dust buildup);
– protective or usual glasses.
Yes, you can. There are only a few places where this is not possible.
08.15 – 08.30 – sit on a comfortable bus, pass registration check documents, waiting for latecomers.
08.30 – 09.00 – leave Kyiv to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and visiting the exclusion zone and zone of absolute (compulsory) resettlement, briefing to the rules of radiation safety and conduct in the field and general conditions of our interesting and exciting journey of discovery; get to know and watch specially prepared video materials on the subject of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
10.00 – 10.20 – arrive at the checkpoint “Dityatki”, go through passport control, listen carefully to information from the representative areas, which will accompany us on our way, we drive to the 30 km zone.
10.20 – 11.00 – Chernobyl. You will find that the stigma of a ghost town at Chernobyl put hurriedly, and it’s not quite true. In Chernobyl work in shifts of several thousand people. On arrival at Chernobyl you will have a unique opportunity to plunge into the world of Chernobyl tragedy. Agency staff will provide you with a unique qualified information about the past, present and future of the Chernobyl zone, you will answer to your questions. You will hear the myths and legends, which is full of area.
11.00 – 12.30 – Tour of the town of Chernobyl, visit Elias Church, Park of Glory, check-in, a river port, a visit to the memorial “those who saved the world.”
12.30 – 13.30 – On the way we will see the abandoned village, we will be able to see that the wildlife defeating concrete and asphalt and takes its toll.. Moving into the 10-kilometer zone, stay near the memorial “Heroes of Chernobyl”, make a stop near the bypass channel station where you will have an opportunity to feed the giant catfishes.
13.30 – 14.00 – View Site notorious worldwide fourth reactor of Chernobyl. You can contemplate the “Shelter” in such proximity that you will seem possible to reach for it by hand.
14.00 – 14.30 – lunch.
14.30 – 15.30 To visit a secret facility Chernobyl-2 radar station and Doug (Brain Burner).
15.30 – 17.00 – Pripyat and again Pripyat … Walking tour of the ghost town, building inspection, infamous park and of course, the Ferris wheel. Lots and lots of photos !!!
17.00 – Pass radiological control, we leave the zone in the direction of Kyiv.
17.00 – 19.00 – Share impressions with each other. Arrives in Kyiv. Our journey comes to an end.
Most importantly, please listen to instructions of your guide and follow them.
– Don’t stay in the Zone without your guide.
– Don’t take drugs and alcohol. Please no smoking in the open air.
– Don’t bring any radioactive ‘souvenirs’ from the Zone.
– Don’t eat and drink in the open air. You may do it in the van during the tour or in a cafeteria when having lunch, etc.;
– Don’t drink water from wells, rivers, ponds.
After the tour, please take a good shower and wash your clothes and footwear.