Day Tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat
Early in the morning, we start our full-day adventure. Don’t be late cause the bus leaves strict at the time!
The road to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone takes around 2 hours (130 km). During the ride, you will watch a documentary called “True Battle of Chernobyl”.
Personal recommendation – take with you some water and snacks for today.
- You can only go on a tour if you have at least 18 years old
- DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT! Without the passport, you are not allowed to enter the Exclusion Zone.
- It is obligatory to wear closed long sleeve clothes and footwear (no sandals).
- Take some snacks and water with you.
- Geiger Dosimeter – 10 USD
- Protection costume – 20 USD
Arrival to Dytyatky checkpoint.
Checking the passports of tourists and providing them with small personal dosimeters.
Maybe it’s hard to believe but life still exists in this town. You will see the post office and houses for guides and military officers who work at the Exclusive zone. Photo-stop at Chernobyl sign then sightseeing Chernobyl town:
– Wormwood Star memorial
– St. Ilya Church
– Memorial “To those who Saved the World”
We stop at the place with robots and vehicles used to clean the radioactive fallout.
Entry to the 10 km Zone by passing Leliv checkpoint.
On the way to the Power Plant, we stop at almost fully buried Kopachi village to visit the kindergarten which we can still enter.
On our way to Reactor 4 we pass by two unfinished cooling towers of the Reactor 5 and 6, then Storage Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry-type, see the view of the whole complex of the nuclear power plant (units 1,2,3 all worked after the accident), Heating plant, artificial cooling lake of 23 sq. km.
Sightseeing Reactor 4 from a 270 m distance and witnessing of building a new shelter object Safe Confinement 100 (large arch).
Stop at the former Red Forest (Pine needles reddish because of radioactive fallout) near Pripyat sign.
Sightseeing Pripyat town: Lenin street, the palace of culture, Polissya hotel, supermarket Ferris wheel, if have time – the stadium, school, swimming pool or the hospital.
On the way back you will see the Duga-3 system (aka Russian Woodpecker) from a distance, part of Soviet ABM early-warning network.
A compulsory beta-radiation control upon leaving Leliv 10 km checkpoint.
Included Meals: Ecologically clean and radiation-free lunch at Chernobyl Canteen.
Compulsory full-radiation control at Dytyatky 30 km checkpoint.
And back to Kyiv.