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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

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?


Amazing tour! Absolutely recommend. Thanks, Charlie and Sasha!

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Megan R.

5 star ratingGreat time with Charlie I had a great time with Charlie Tango. These people know a lot about the zone and will tell you everything you want to know.

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5 star ratingDay trip First people inside the zone and last people exiting the zone - Alexandra provided awesome music lots of information and answers to my questions

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Jade H.

Meet the team

Charlie Tango
Alexandra Chalenko
Founding Partner
Mariya Olegovna
Trip Manager
Eugenia Varaldo
Italian Trip Partner
Neil Jayaratne
British Trip Partner
Igor Voronov
All-Departments Amazing Guy