Tour to Chernobyl is a completely new approach to travel. This is an opportunity to get unforgettable impressions, experience new emotions as well as take unique pictures from the picturesque corners of the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Many years later, they will remind you of an interesting adventure.
The well-known Chernobyl is one of the cities of the Kiev region. It is located on the Pripyat River not far from its confluence with the Kiev reservoir.
The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (ChEZ) is a protected area that occupies an area within a radius of 30 km from its epicenter of the fourth power unit. The exclusion zone is divided into ten-kilometer and thirty-kilometer zones. They were divided depending on the degree of intensity of radioactive contamination. It is within these territories that Chernobyl, the ghost town of Pripyat, the village of Kopachi and also some other settlements are located.
The main part of all facilities is not functioning today. These are already monuments to those terrible events, the consequences of which are still being eliminated by experts from all over the world. The flow of tourists to the Chernobyl exclusion zone has grown significantly after the appearance of the exciting computer game “S.T.A.L.K.E.R .: Shadow of Chernobyl” in 2007. About 100 thousand adventure lovers come here every year.
This well-known city is located in the Vyshgorodsky district. Previously, it was the Ivankovsky district but it was liquidated as a result of the administrative-territorial reform on July 17, 2020.
Today Pripyat is a deserted city in the Kiev region. It is located on the banks of the river of the same name about three kilometers from the nuclear power plant and 16 kilometers from the state border with Belarus. The distance is 111 km to Kiev. At the time of opening, the Pripyat station had not been built yet so the nuclear power plant was named after another large city. Until the moment of the accident, more than 47 thousand people lived here and it is abandoned due to the high level of radiation today.
Administratively, Pripyat is a city of regional significance which is subordinate to the Kiev Regional Council since it does not have its own. Today it has turned into an open-air museum. Its popularity increased among foreigners in 2019 after the release of a multi-part film about this disaster. Millions of people have watched this motion picture from different countries.
Due to the fact that interest in the exclusion zone is only growing every year there are many ways to get legally and safely there. This can be done with the help of companies that organize official tours. It is even possible to fly by helicopter. Departure takes place from the capital of Ukraine.
Excursions to Chernobyl can take one full day. Departure is early in the morning and return is late in the evening. But you can also order a two-day tour or a private one (from 1 to 5 days).
All excursions take place along safe routes under the guidance of professional guides. If you wish you can rent a dosimeter to monitor the radiation level constantly. Meals are provided in a local cozy cafe or you can take food with you.
Strict rules have been established for tourists in the ChEZ: security checks at entry and exit, movement only accompanied by a guide and open clothing is prohibited. It should also be borne in mind that not all objects can be filmed in the exclusion zone and filming is generally prohibited within a 5 km radius around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
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