The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Belarus opened its doors for anyone willing to see the dead lands first-hand. For those interested in the history of disasters, and extreme tourism are attracted by the atmosphere of abandonment, wildlife and radiation itself.
The tour takes place in the Polesia Radiation and Ecological Reserve. 30 years ago this territory was affected by the world’s worst industrial nuclear disaster. Over 600 thousand people took part in the elimination of the consequences of the accident, 60 thousand of them died.
Tourists are offered two routes, the length of each is about 150 kilometers. There are 4-6 villages in the route, more precisely – resettled settlements. Each of them has its own features. In Krasnosel’e, there is a 35m fire observation tower, on which you climb. You will visit an abandoned pumping station.
You will learn about the life of the region before the disaster and after, get acquainted with the architectural heritage of Polissya. And in the end you will visit the zone where people no longer live - only from time to time run through the animals and birds fly by.
You will visit the museum in which materials are collected for 26 years of post-Chernobyl life, observations of scientists, as well as objects of life of Poleshuk from resettled villages.
After visiting the Polessky Museum of Radiation and Ecology Reserve you will see objects that have not left the territory of the Chernobyl Zone near several tens years. You will be told the details of the disaster because of which thousands of people were injured. And also you will learn how the soil, flora and fauna have changed after long years of protection of this territory.
Impressions are 100% guaranteed and will last for a lifetime!