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Project Chernobyl Zone, tours to Chernobyl. About the Radioactive Team

Chernobyl – the name of this ancient town suddenly flew around the world in the spring of 1986, and to this day is still synonymous with the infected, dangerous and mysterious land “the Zone”. More than thirty years ago this huge territory was surrounded by barbed wire, with checkpoints, with abandoned towns and villages, with a wild nature and an invisible enemy – radiation. As the result of a lack of information and very few photos and video reports from the Zone, this restricted area has created a lot of myths and legends.

Chernobyl - the name of this ancient town suddenly flew around the world in the spring of 1986, and to this day is still synonymous with the infected, dangerous and mysterious land “the Zone”

Since the late 1990s, the Zone was only accessible for official study visits, but, at the beginning of 2000s some tourists have begun to join biologists, radiologists, and journalists. Some got enough of an impression from the one visit, but others, even before leaving the Zone, already knew they would be back again.

At that time the standard introductory program was extremely simple; the visitor could only spend a couple hours in the Zone, but that was not enough for us. We tried to maximize the trip’s activities as much as possible within the terms of the Administration of the Exclusion Zone. When that wasn’t enough, we made trips for two or even three days.
We have created a new style and the best type of tour: where the excursion smoothly advances to the next level, where the level of the expedition goes to the remote corners of the Chernobyl Polesye area, where your neighbors in the bus become friends. We have filled our tour routes with many amazing scenes, so now you also can see an abandoned church in the village of Krasno, a quiet recreation center “Emerald” in a picturesque pine forest, gloomy workshops of the “Jupiter” factory, and the peaceful shores of a cooling pond. We have found rare books and publications, collected testimonies from former residents of Pripyat city and the real liquidators, and communicated with specialists working within the Exclusion Zone to share this knowledge with you.

We have created a new style and the best type of tour: where the excursion smoothly advances to the next level, where the level of the expedition goes to the remote corners of the Chernobyl Polesye area, where your neighbors in the bus become friends.

Today, the Radioactive Team provides regular educational visits to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for one, two or more days, and we also provide individual tour programs for experienced travelers, photographers, journalists and all those who want to see more. With many years of experience working in the Zone, we have developed tours with a flexible format, suitable for any price range, weather conditions, and areas of interest of the participants.
Our team consists of experienced guides with historical and scientific knowledge accumulated from traveling to Chernobyl for years, which is communicated in a fascinating and exciting style. In addition to all we provide, all guides are fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English. We pay great attention to every component of the tour, from the quality of dosimetric equipment to comfortable transport and authentic food for the participants. And every trip is better than the last…
Together we grow, exploring Chernobyl to ourselves, so we can bring in a unique experience. And maybe you will return again, as we have done so many times.

12000

PEOPLE WERE ON THE TOUR WITH US

After a tour you might find yourself a changed

12

YEARS WE ORGANIZE AMAZING TOURS TO THE ZONE

The zone has become an integral part of our lives

95%

% good reviews from our tour participants

Only high quality trips

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PROFESSIONAL GUIDES

There is no impossible task for our team