Welcome to Contamination Zone
We are more than just a company, we have many years of experience in Ukraine and in Chernobyl, our local experts will ensure that your experience 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?


5 star ratingExcellent experience in every way I went on a three day tour with Charlie and a two day tour with Sasha and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the experience. The guides are highly knowledgeable about all things Chernobyl and I can't recommend them enough. If you're looking for a private tour of the Zone, Contamination Zone are the guys for you.

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5 star ratingAn Unusual Destination A very professional tour operator. The guys are kind and they have very specific knowledge about the Zone. The trip was organised perfectly and it was an amazing experience. A special thanks to Charlie and Alexandra who managed all so well!

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5 star ratingAmazing humans - best crew ever Charlie Tango I found on Instagram and he helped with info about travel bans and was amazing help and really cared.
He had Alexandra Chalenko be my guide and she was my dream guide. I proposed to my gf there and she surprised us with the best champagne i ever had and was super funny and informative. They will both be friends of mine forever now I hope. Solid people. Good souls. I will visit there every year I hope and use only them.

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Meet the team

Charlie Tango
Alexandra Chalenko
Chernobyl Guide
Mariya Olegovna
Chernobyl Guide
Alesya Kartseva
Chernobyl Guide
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
NSC Compliance Officer

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