Contamination Zone – Specialists in tours 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.

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
Alexandra Chalenko
Founding Partner & Chief Guide
Olya Osadcha
Senior Guide
Mariya Olegovna
Senior Guide
Neil Jayaratne
British Trip Partner
Igor Voronov
All-Departments Amazing Guy


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 rating1 day trip to Chernobyl and a tour around Kyiv I went on a 1 day trip to the zone with Contamination Zone. The guide was very professional with plenty of knowledge! I also used them for a 1 day tour around Kyiv. They took me around the city showing me it’s beautiful landmarks and taught me a lot of its history! I will 100% recommend them!

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5 star ratingWell trained professionals Since the beginning the trip was very well organized, the team clearly knew what they were doing. I was a bit hesitant about the safety of taking this tour but I felt completely safe, they explained everything to us and answered any questions we had ; for both safety and details about the place. Thank you Maria! …

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