Welcome to Contamination Zone


We are more than just a company, we are a non-profit set up to raise money for good causes in Chernobyl. Our team has many years of experience and will ensure that your experience here is the best it can possibly be

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Contamination Zone – group tours, private tours, and specialist trips to Chernobyl & Pripyat



Contamination Zone is a group of people who are united by our love for the Chernobyl Zone – we spend large parts of our life talking and teaching about the zone because it is so much more than “just a place” or “just a job” to us.

We are a small team with many years of experience in Ukraine, Pripyat and Chernobyl. Some of us have experience in tourism, some of us have experience in transport and logistics, others have experience in planning and office based tasks.

Together, we form a great team that is a pleasure to work with. We are all here because of our love of the Chernobyl zone, we raise thousands of euros every year for good causes in Chernobyl, such as firefighting equipment, monument restoration, dog feeding and more.

Specialising in private trips for photographers, film crews, and people who want an extra special experience, our trips are totally customisable. We regularly have long discussions about your wishes before your trip so we can make sure the day is exactly as you would like it to be. If you have any wish simply let us know and we will do our best to make it happen.

One of the main things that makes us different from other companies is that we don’t make a profit – the money earned from the trips we run is reinvested in the zone, going to causes such as animal welfare programs, fire fighting equipment and memorial maintenance.

All of our guides have many years experience in the exclusion zone so will be able to know exactly the best places to go for your personal interests.

Chernobyl is an amazing place to visit – an unforgettable experience. Let us make sure it is the best quality you could possibly book.

Why not check out our Private Tours, Special Trips, join us on a Group Tour or look through our Frequently Asked Questions?


Reviews

5 star ratingDay trip to Pripyat This trip was amazing! We saw lots of fantastic places, we were so lucky with weather, cause we made nice pictures of Pripyat covered with snow. Our guide told us a lot about the history of the Zone itself, how life is going now here. Highly recommend to visit it with Contamination Zone! This company did something I thought was nice, they took food for the stray dogs. I did not see any other company doing that.

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oolgao0411

5 star ratingPrivate trip These guys really know the zone! I had been visiting before with another provider, but Sasha was simply amazing and showed me places I had never seen before even in internet photos! I will for sure be using these guys again!

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charliet749

Best day of my life.
I was very afraid to go, but it was definitely worth it.
I was given a good briefing and safety rules were followed very well so I relaxed and enjoyed the excursion. I have never met such an interesting guide ready to answer all questions. Thank you very much, Maria. It was exciting and very informative.
Unforgettable emotions.
I will 100% recommend this tour operator to everyone I know.

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Meet the team

Charlie Tango
Founder
Alexandra Chalenko
Founding Partner
Mariya Olegovna
Trip Manager
Eugenia Varaldo
Italian Trip Partner
Neil Jayaratne
British Trip Partner
Eva Vik
Kyiv Services Manager
Igor Voronov
All-Departments Amazing Guy
Misha Kent
Racing/Rally/Chernobyl Driver
Jonas
NSC Compliance Officer

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Recent News

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First details of Chernobyl 35th anniversary plans emerge

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Police arrest even more illegal visitors to Chernobyl

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New Chernobyl documentary on C5 “Ben Fogle: Inside Chernobyl”

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Illegal visitor to Chernobyl had gun when arrested

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The ex-director of the Chernobyl plant faces 15 years in prison

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Illegal visitors to Chernobyl entered on a homemade train

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Two more people arrested in Pripyat

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Ukraine extended the visa-free regime for British citizens until 2022

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Russian version of Chernobyl – second trailer released

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Illegal bloggers spreading fake news in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

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The government fired the head of Chernobyl State Agency

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Sky to re-visit Chernobyl with new 90 minute documentary

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Picking the winner of a free trip to Chernobyl with Contamination Zone

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More illegal visitors to Chernobyl have been arrested

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Police found 11 more stalkers in the Chernobyl zone

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SkyUp launch 11 new international routes to Ukraine

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Hope for Ryanair flights to resume later this year

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14 Stalkers have been arrested in 5 days

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Ryanair cancel all flights between UK and Ukraine

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Babushka Sonia has died

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Police have arrested three criminals who were selling animal horns from Chernobyl

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[UPDATED] Ukraine will not close borders with UK despite new Covid fears, but imposes new requirements

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Ukrainian crops still contaminated, 35 years after Chernobyl

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Completion of “hot” tests at ISF-2 in Chernobyl

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2020 was a year of change and opportunities – Here are the amazing things we achieved

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New restoration – Chernobyl police checkpoint

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New equipment for Chernobyl Zone fire crews

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20 years since the last Chernobyl AZ-5 activation

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Chernobyl Liquidators Day event at the monument “To Those Who Saved The World”

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Ukraine has started plans to honour the 35th anniversary of Chernobyl

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“Winter Holidays For Safety” – Ukrainian Covid-19 Lockdown Is Coming In The New Year

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The liquidators of Chernobyl: December 14 is the day in honor of these heroes

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Chernobyl Fire Detection System means improved 4G coverage in the exclusion zone

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20 years ago today, Chernobyl stopped producing electricity

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Do not panic – there is no radioactive crisis in Chernobyl


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