One-day trip to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town

Chernobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. If you plan to visit Ukraine or are already in the country, don’t miss the most important and unique experience and site.Radiation makes the zone particularly interesting. Now at the ground there lays, in the thousand-times-decreased scale, a picture of contamination after a large radiation incident – the picture extremely intricate, interesting, representative also for chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, and fortunately already safe for the visitors. Of course, the Zone in its central part still has places with elevated radiation, and we definitely would NOT recommend you staying at them for a long time. However, if you follow the suggested route and the guides’ directions, your visit to the Chernobyl zone will be absolutely radiation-safe.


We meet from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. in Kyiv, near Kyiv railway station – South terminal, Ivana Ohiienko, 6
(meeting place on the map) near our bus.

– 7:30-7:50 registration. Departing from Kyiv at 8:00 am;
– a field camp of the 25th brigade of the radiation chemical and bacteriological protection;
– Dytyatky checkpoint, an official entrance to the Exclusion zone;
– the village of Zalissya with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and the house of the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna;
– a bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built a month after the accident to facilitate the traffic of military vehicles;
– an almost fully buried village of Kopachi with a remaining kindergarten;


 Swimming pool “Azure”, which was still in operation after the accident;
  a fire station, the crew were the second to extinguish fire at the NPP at night of the disaster on April 26, 1986;
– Chernobyl NPP:
– the Sarcophagus and the New Safe Confinement (“Arch”) – an observation point at a 300 m distance;
– a fire station at the NPP, the crew arrived the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after explosion,
– memorial “Life for Life” in front of the administrative building, there used to be an enormous parking lot in 1986: thousands of people arrived there daily for NPP decontamination, the Sarcophagus construction, etc.;
– a NPP cooling pond (feeding giant catfish – depending on the season);
– cooling towers of the Chernobyl NPP 3rd generation;

a concrete-reloading unit, essential for the Sarcophagus erection in 1986;
– a decontaminated Red Forest at place of the first and worst radioactive fall-out;
– the town of Pripyat populated by 50 thousand people before the evacuation (without entering buildings inside)
  the hospital receiving the firefighters and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident;
  a river port and the most prestigious Pripyat café at the embankment;
  a town hall – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident consequences;
  Polissya hotel, a correction point for helicopters dropping lead bags over the 4th reactor ruins;
  Energetic Palace of culture, the main recreational site for the Prypyat youth;
  Ferris wheel in the amusement park which was never open;
  Prypyat stadium;

– the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar “DUGA-1”). Giant radar antenna “DUGA-1”, secret town of Chernobyl-2 which provided the efficiency of antennas and horizon tracking of the launching of ballistic missiles.
– the town of Chernobyl:
– the world’s best memorial “To Those who Saved the World’;
– an open-air exhibition of transport vehicles and robots used in 1986-clean up activities;


To make your trip comfortable and enjoyable, we advise you to:
– have some sandwiches and bottled water with you to have a bite en route;
– be prepared for rain and dew on the grass during the walks on the stops;
– have your personal first aid kit and a repellent;
– wear comfortable clothes and high hiking shoes (boots in winter);
– and, most importantly – TAKE YOUR PASSPORT – not ID 
– without it you won’t be let to the zone!