Chernobyl

We are a reunion of different ideals and companies, running tours in Ukraine, Moldova, North Korea and Central Asia.

Our 10 years experience can bring you safely into borders of unrecognized countries or to explore radioactive zones.

The operation it’s mostly organized by foreigners interested in history, culture and soviet era regions, presenting you tours that are difficult to manage, but with a western mind set and contact, helping you to relax  and understand when things doesn’t go like planned – and trust us, many things goes weird once living in those territories.

Do we love Soviet Union ? Not really… we are not fanatics or want communism back in place, however it’s achievements and all the zone once covered by former Soviet Union acquired a huge amount of monuments and relics that are impressive to visit and imagine how it is still significant. People from such – considered poor regions – kept their proud and power to keep going no matter the problems.

Any former soviet country has a different aura and hope, not so present in the western minded world, they are re-shaping their proud with their original country names and probably having a great so unexpected future, independent.

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone it’s an area controlled by the government and many rules applies to it.

We offer different tour types, the private groups and special tours are completely controlled and registered by us. The group tours are most of the time organized together with other companies that we trust and believe they dispose of good guides and prices.

The rules inside the zone are applied by government and both us, guides and our partners has no control over their decision. However safe, officially you can’t enter buildings, walk on the forest and should always be together with the group. Our guides will ask and explain the situation, to firstly guarantee safety and a trouble free excursion. After that if everything is ok, he will go beyond the formalities to bring you into buildings and areas technically forbidden.

That’s why we ask you to follow the guide instructions once at the zone, he is an official person in Chernobyl and it’s responsible for the group. Any of your acts can cause problems for him and for us.

Once you book a trip to Chernobyl, you have to understand that we pay all the registration fees (company, guide, yours and the car), hire an official guide and organize the transportation. Chernobyl administration has the right of cancelling it at any time, what we don’t want but you that’s the non-refundable part of the business.

Just book a tour if you are sure you understand it and you want to go, otherwise we end with a debt.

Once you pick a tour and form the order, we will check the availability in case of Shooting Range, Plane or Tank Driving or Process the registration among authorities in the case of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Most of the tours you can pay in cash upon meeting, but a few of them require a deposit, like Chernobyl. We will guide and inform you the need of a deposit.

The deposits can be paid online over Credit Card or SWIFT or PayPal or Crypto Currencies.

 

Chernobyl Tours require an average 50% advance deposit.

 

Remember that if you select 2 products online you can get a $10USD discount, per person !

We need about 10 working days to register a tour to Chernobyl.

The Last minute tours requests some official person to go out of his way and re-process, submit and update the printed licenses at the checkpoints and, because of that, the tour can be almost double the price.

All tours except Chernobyl, Nuclear Silo, YAK-52 flight and Tank Riding, can be fully cancelled as long as informed 24 hours before and during commercial hours 10AM-8PM.

Chernobyl tours will be requested a 50% payment that it’s non-refundable and 48 hours before a full payment might be requested, if you change your mind after that you won’t receive any refund.

Tank Riding it’s also subject to a non-refundable fee of 100USD.

Flying YAK has a 50USD cancellation fee.

Missile Base has a 50% cancellation fee

Shooting Range, WW2 bunkers has free cancellation.

 

We know that the expectations and market rule is: If it’s advertised it should be honored !

But we hope you understand that most of our offers are products / tours in some kind of gray zone, depending on permits availability and sometimes a minimum amount of people to shape a group.

Soviet Wonders will do the best to quickly process requests and find the best way and value for your tour to happen, but sometimes things doesn’t go as expected and we can’t register you to Chernobyl, they change the price or closed registration 1 hour earlier or just the shooting range had some issues and most of the guns are under maintenance.

 

We run the business in an open honest way for you to understand that you are not stepping in Las Vegas or any Disneyland, we run serious tours inside post soviet countries and it’s bureaucracy difficulties.

Military

We are a reunion of different ideals and companies, running tours in Ukraine, Moldova, North Korea and Central Asia.

Our 10 years experience can bring you safely into borders of unrecognized countries or to explore radioactive zones.

The operation it’s mostly organized by foreigners interested in history, culture and soviet era regions, presenting you tours that are difficult to manage, but with a western mind set and contact, helping you to relax  and understand when things doesn’t go like planned – and trust us, many things goes weird once living in those territories.

Do we love Soviet Union ? Not really… we are not fanatics or want communism back in place, however it’s achievements and all the zone once covered by former Soviet Union acquired a huge amount of monuments and relics that are impressive to visit and imagine how it is still significant. People from such – considered poor regions – kept their proud and power to keep going no matter the problems.

Any former soviet country has a different aura and hope, not so present in the western minded world, they are re-shaping their proud with their original country names and probably having a great so unexpected future, independent.

The Tank tours are conducted alongside military officials. We have access to 2 APC tanks: BTR and BRDM, those driven with a steering wheel, clutch and more similar to what is driving a truck (a bit harder and with narrow visibility). If the tank driver decide to invite you to the wheel, be happy !

Bigger tank like the T-62 need more experience on tracks and tractors, what most persons don’t have. So in an eventual case it could happen, but it’s less likely to 🙂

Once you pick a tour and form the order, we will check the availability in case of Shooting Range, Plane or Tank Driving or Process the registration among authorities in the case of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Most of the tours you can pay in cash upon meeting, but a few of them require a deposit, like Chernobyl. We will guide and inform you the need of a deposit.

The deposits can be paid online over Credit Card or SWIFT or PayPal or Crypto Currencies.

 

Chernobyl Tours require an average 50% advance deposit.

 

Remember that if you select 2 products online you can get a $10USD discount, per person !

All tours except Chernobyl, Nuclear Silo, YAK-52 flight and Tank Riding, can be fully cancelled as long as informed 24 hours before and during commercial hours 10AM-8PM.

Chernobyl tours will be requested a 50% payment that it’s non-refundable and 48 hours before a full payment might be requested, if you change your mind after that you won’t receive any refund.

Tank Riding it’s also subject to a non-refundable fee of 100USD.

Flying YAK has a 50USD cancellation fee.

Missile Base has a 50% cancellation fee

Shooting Range, WW2 bunkers has free cancellation.

 

We know that the expectations and market rule is: If it’s advertised it should be honored !

But we hope you understand that most of our offers are products / tours in some kind of gray zone, depending on permits availability and sometimes a minimum amount of people to shape a group.

Soviet Wonders will do the best to quickly process requests and find the best way and value for your tour to happen, but sometimes things doesn’t go as expected and we can’t register you to Chernobyl, they change the price or closed registration 1 hour earlier or just the shooting range had some issues and most of the guns are under maintenance.

 

We run the business in an open honest way for you to understand that you are not stepping in Las Vegas or any Disneyland, we run serious tours inside post soviet countries and it’s bureaucracy difficulties.