Why visit Chernobyl and Pripyat?
The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has forever changed our world. Because of the explosion, a large number of radiation particles were released into the air, and as a result of the accident, there was a complete evacuation of residents of the region and formation of the thirty-kilometer exclusion zone. Right now, radiation levels have dropped significantly, works on decontamination of the territories and liquidations of consequences has been provided, and new safe confinement protects us from the danger hidden in the destroyed 4th reactor. And since the early 2000s, the zone has become accessible for tourists, and lots of people dream to visit Chernobyl.
There are no accidental guests here. As a rule, most people are already prepared for such an unusual travel experience and clearly know why they go on a tour. Someone wants to understand how radiation impacts the empty cities, nature, and the areas, and see the aftermath of the largest man-made disaster. Someone is interested in how people lived 30 years ago there and who, how, and why live in Chernobyl now. Others want to immerse themselves in the environment of a famous computer game.
What is so special about the Chernobyl visit? It's all about the unique atmosphere in which it is possible to see how the post-apocalyptic landscape with the radiation caution signs has mixed up with the Soviet spirit which can be felt thanks to the architecture and preserved slogans on some abandoned buildings. When choosing a tour to visit Chernobyl, you can consider the following options:
- one-day tour to visit the top locations;
- two-day tour with the maximum number of visited sites and attractions;
- private tour to get an individual program;
- photo tour of the most breathtaking locations with the opportunity to make impressive shots.
But whichever option you choose, you will be able to walk the empty streets of the ghost town of Pripyat and its surroundings. Also, choosing a reliable tour operator, you will receive the services of English-speaking guides, comfortable transport from Kiev to the exclusion zone and back, and discover new details on the catastrophe. Agencies such as Trips to Chernobyl also offer gift certificates, so that you can give your loved ones or friends not just a creative present but an extraordinary experience. Cooperating with the experts of this agency, you will definitely have a great Chernobyl adventure.
Can you visit Chernobyl without the help of a professional agency?
If you really want to get into the zone, the easiest and safest way is to contact the professional organizers. You will be needed to have a passport with you. It is also recommended to take binoculars, snacks, water, wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Today, many stalkers who are interested in the area go on such trips to illegally visit Chernobyl. Many of them know the zone on the same level as qualified guides. But still, they risk their lives by visiting forbidden buildings such as the basement of the Pripyat hospital or by climbing the high structure Duga, an important military and secret facility in the past. On the territory, there are lots of dangerous radioactive spots that can harm your health. But with a competent agency like Trips to Chernobyl, you ensure yourself with safe tourist paths and routes system avoiding harmful places.