If you haven’t ever been to the exclusion zone, then the one-day tour will become a perfect choice. The Chernobyl exclusion zone is a marvelous place because not only you’ll get new experiences and exciting memories after the trip but also your attitude to life will change.
The Chernobyl exclusion zone has an extraordinary number of various artifacts, so the one-day tour gives travelers the opportunity to visit the main «tourist attractions». One-day tour includes:
- Red Forest, which received the highest doses of radioactive dust after the explosion, as a result of which most trees became ginger-brown;
- Ghost city Pripyat with ruined houses, abandoned hospitals and recreational facilities, including the amusement park, which was never opened, and the road sign «Pripyat 1970» on the way to the city;
- modern Chernobyl (museum, memorials, and monuments);
- the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (service and office building, Sarcophagus-view observation point, an examination of the territory of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant);
- Secret object (giant arrays of «Duga-1» radar, which were supposed to track the launches of ballistic missiles);
- neighboring villages: Zallesye and Kopachi;
- Checkpoint “Dityatki”.
During the tour, the group can have lunch at the Chernobyl canteen.
You should note that the tourists follow a professional and experienced guide, who will watch over the safety along the route, show a selection of interesting documentary films and answer all the tricky questions.
Every tourist needs to see about a suitable outfit: clothes should be comfortable and high-necked because you’ll need to walk a lot. Your shoes need to be comfortable and to fully cover your feet. It’s important not to wear T-shirts, dresses, shorts, skirts, knee-breeches and shoes with fancy openings.
During the one-day tour to the Chernobyl zone, you will receive a radiation dose, which doesn’t pose a hazard to health (for comparison – it’s 160 times less than the dose received during a single chest x-ray). We suggest that tourists buy personal dosimeter during their one-day tour to monitor the radiation background.