It has been 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 with radioactive residue from fire and released steam devastating the area. The area was deemed a tourist site with no public health risk. The Chernobyl disaster is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. Most people visiting Ukraine make a point to visit and experience the unique site. It is the most evident contribution of Ukraine in global history. The Chernobyl zone and the abandoned ghost town of Pripyat allow you to see the past events and realize how nature and history works.
Advanced skills and great understanding acquired in practical dealing with a radiation accident in their country for over a decade has made Ukrainians leaders in the field. The creative private tours to Chernobyl employ the innovative front line expertise; deliver it in a user friendly, concise, and fun way. You are guaranteed to learn several important although not widely known things regarding radiation, contamination and radiation survival that are critically important nowadays, as the recent Fukushima accident has recently shown.
Radiation makes the area especially interesting. The area is now an extremely interesting, intricate picture representing of chemical accidents. The zone is considered safe for visitors who are looking to enjoy a private tour to Chernobyl. The area has in its central parts places where there is elevated radiation and the tour recommends not staying in these zones for a long time. However, if you follow the recommended route and the directions given by the tour guide, the private tour to Chernobyl will be safe.
The tour is an intricate experience of areas playing a key role during and after the accident. Below is a list of the areas a typical Chernobyl tour will take you,
1. A visit to the town of Pripyat that was populated by 50 thousand people before they were asked to evacuate following the accident.
2. a visit to the hospital that received NPP workers and firefighters that were badly affected by the accident
3. The first headquarters for the mitigation of the accident, the town hall
4. Polissya hotel, a correction point for helicopters dropping lead bags on the 4th reactor ruins
5. A decontaminated Red forest at place of the first and worst radioactive fall out
6. The fire station at the NPP where the crew arrived first to extinguish a fire at the NPP after the explosion
7. The memorial ‘life for life’ in front of the administrative building.
8. The sarcophagus and the New Safe Confinement (Arch) and observation point at a 300 meter distance
9. The village of Kopachi almost entirely buried with a remaining kindergarten
10. The village of Zalissya with abandoned barns and houses and shop and the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna
11. A field camp of the 25th brigade of the radiation chemical and bacteriological protection.
Chernobyl tours are a special experience for any visitor. You will learn about the cold war build up to the accident, what occurred during the accident, after and the current state of affairs in Pripyat and Chernobyl. The private tours to Chernobyl are however subject to government approval and the itinerary may occasionally be changed as necessary.