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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

Group, private, package and specialist trips to Chernobyl, Pripyat and Ukraine.

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.

One of the main things that makes us different from other companies is that we don’t make a profit to return to directors – 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 team 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 that your trip 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?


Meet the team

Charlie Tango
Founder
Alexandra Chalenko
Founding Partner & Chief Guide
Mariya Olegovna
Senior Guide
Eugenia Varaldo
Italian Trip Partner
Neil Jayaratne
British Trip Partner
Igor Voronov
All-Departments Amazing Guy

Reviews

5 star ratingTrip of a lifetime I don't know where to begin to be honest, there was so many things and places to go, questions I wanted to ask and Sasha my guide was absolutely incredible and I'd love to have her as a guide again assuming she is ok with that as my broad Scottish accent was hard for her to understand at times but she was full of so much information and even booked a hotel for me on her phone. Chernobyl zone is one of the best trips you can book and if you can book a five day tour it's worth the money id also like to thank Charlie tango and the driver of the tour who's name escapes me, …

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George M.

5 star ratingSecond Trip with CZ This was my second trip to the zone with Contamination Zone, but was amazing and incredible like the first one i took a few months back! Had lot of fun with the people of my group and the guide (Sasha) is really amazing. Can't wait to come back in the future and see how much the zone has changed.

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Andrea M.

Had a superb 5 day visit to the zone. Everything was amazing.
Sasha the guide was very knowledgeable about the zone, the power plant, the buildings and the history of each of the houses i.e who used to live there etc
Power station trip was honestly the best thing I’ve ever experienced.
The bus for part of the trip was very comfortable and clean, and for the other part a Mercedes car which was unexpected and brilliant.
The driver Sasha was pretty cool, great taste in music and managed to avoid every pothole in the roads 👍
Would recommend 100% booking through this company

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Allen J.