one personal dosimeter-radiometer Terra-P for the duration of your trip
Private tour is the best way to experience the atmosphere of the abandoned area, hear the silence and plunge into the post-apocalypse world. You are able to see maximum locations in your own pace based on your own preferences and on the date that is good for you…just you, your friends/colleagues and your guide. This kind of tours will cover all your needs (urbex , photography, media, research etc.) and give you a unique chance to explore Prypiat in depth. Our experienced guides know the area perfectly, they will take you around and show you breath-taking places that are not possible to see in the group tour. We guarantee you a real adventure, true emotions and experience you will never forget.
it’s safe to go there now! Radiation exposure during one full day in the zone is equal to a 1-hour flight and 3000 times less than a CT scan!
Trip cost depends a lot on the number of people going on the tour (more people are going –the lower price you get).
Attention! The price includes a full package of documents allowing visits to the exclusion zone, permission for photo/video shooting, transportation Kyiv-zone-Kyiv, English speaking guide, accommodation in the town of Chernobyl (the nights before and after the tour are not included in the tour cost as you stay in Kyiv), insurance, dining and maximum safety. However, some options, such as single rooms, interpreter etc. may increase the cost.
On the morning of day 1, please, meet your guide outside your hotel/hostel at 07.50 a.m. He will check your passport details. Then departure from Kyiv. Our skilled drivers and comfortable vehicles (AC, wi-fi on board, so you always safe and in touch with the world even in the middle of nowhere) will make the journey safe and sound. We stop at the petrol station, so you can get your morning coffee, buy water and snacks. It’s the last civilization on our way. It takes around 2 hours to get to the main entrance of the zone –checkpoint “Dytiatky”, where we pass passport control, sign radiation safety rules.
Check-in one of the hotels of Chernobyl town (for 2-day tour). We do our best for you to stay in a new hotel called “Desiatka”, but it might be fully booked on the days of the tour. In such case, you will stay in a hostel “Polissia”, but have breakfast/ dinner in “Desiatka”. (Attention! It’s a curfew after 10 p.m. and you are not allowed to walk around Chernobyl without your guide.) The hotel in Chernobyl is twin accommodation. If you require a single room, please, let us know in advance. You need to pay 40S extra for it. Lunch and dinner are provided on day 1 full board on day 2-4 and breakfast and lunch on the last day at the Chernobyl canteens (vegetarian meal available upon request): Ukrainian cuisine, all products are delivered from Kyiv. Every time you leave 10km zone and 30km zone you have to pass radiation checks. In case of failure, you start working as a guide there. (Kidding) You will arrive back in Kyiv around 8 p.m. on the last day of your tour and will be dropped off at your hotel. We arrange airport transfer as well.
The exclusion zone is a wonderful and extremely photogenic place. Lots of people who come here for the first time can’t stop taking pictures of every single corner. Especially when people have a visit to Pripyat – it’s just impossible not to stop for a minute between grey abandoned haunted houses to feel this crazy empty atmosphere, not to take a picture of a tree growing from the window, a creepy doll in the kindergarten, moldy medical card near the hospital and so much more.
But on a group tour there isn’t much time for each location, so everyone is rushed. A group tour “Pripyat - Chernobyl” usually has nearly 15 people on the bus and it’s impossible to wait for everyone because it won’t be enough time to see all interesting locations. That’s why a private tour to Chernobyl is a way better option if you value your time and don’t like to be in a rush.
Depending on your tastes you are able to choose between different locations, starting from all famous must-see spots, ending with unknown villages out of the beaten track. Tell your guide about your interests and they can tailor your tour so you can choose the area you want to focus on:
Or, alternatively, you can have a bit of everything to have the whole big picture of this amazing place. People like to call these private journeys as “Pripyat stalker tour” because you do feel a bit like stalker – small car, no crowd around you, calm and slow pace, and feeling of being alone in the wild – everything to enjoy the trip. Like a stalker but fully safe and 100% legal.
While it’s pretty obvious that private means more comfort, we would like to be more precise and explain what you can expect on a private tour:
So, as you can see, this option really has lots of advantages. If your time in Ukraine is limited and you don’t know whether you’ll be back in future, it is highly recommended to choose a private option, so that you can enjoy your journey in full.
There are 3 hotels in the Exclusion Zone, all of them are operating at the moment and accept visitors. Usually, we book twin rooms in a hotel “Desyatka”. It isn’t the best hotel in Ukraine of course, but it’s good enough to have a rest after the active day of exploration. Breakfasts and dinners are included in your ticket price and the café is inside the hotel. Lunches on both days are booked at the simple canteen – nothing fancy.
People call Chernobyl city a ghost place. It is understandable why. Not many houses are inhabitant, the majority of the buildings are just standing empty with black scary windows or even without ones. It does look like a haunted place. Come and check by yourself.
It is inside the Exclusion zone, which is the north of Ukraine. The first micro district is only 2 km away from the reactors.
It’s easy to do it from Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. All you need to do is to book a tour on the date which is convenient for you and arrive to Kyiv. Everything else is on us – on private tours we even pick you up from your hotel and bring you back after the trip, on usual group tours we start from the city center, hotel “Dnipro” near Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
Gamma Travel offers you a variety of different tours starting from 89 euros. You can check all the list of prices here.
No, it is not. Chernobyl town is 20 km (12 miles) away and it takes nearly 30 minutes by car or a minivan when you’re on the tour.
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