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Baikonur 2-Day Tour

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From 1499 €

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Baikonur 2-Day Tour

  • 2 days tour
  • 1-20 people on the tour
  • Fully refundable 33 days before the tour, Free rebooking
  • English guide and space expert
  • Space rocket launch witnessed from close distance
  • All inclusive: hotel, tasty dining, transportation and guide
From 1499 €

COMPACT PROGRAM

Make most out of your 2 days around space rocket launch

OFFICIAL

We are an official Russian TsENKI licensed tour operator, not an agency reselling tours

BEST SPOTS

Skip the line and enjoy the first row

BONUS

Program expanded (based on the launch type) by seeing even cosmonauts leaving hotel or Buran Orbiter Center

COMPACT PROGRAM

Make most out of your 2 days around space rocket launch

OFFICIAL

We are an official Russian TsENKI licensed tour operator, not an agency reselling tours

BEST SPOTS

Skip the line and enjoy the first row

BONUS

Program expanded (based on the launch type) by seeing even cosmonauts leaving hotel or Buran Orbiter Center

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR BAIKONUR TOUR

BAIKONUR TOUR FOR THE ADVENTURERS

  • LOCAL INSIDER AND ENGLISH GUIDE - INSIDER
  • ALL PERMITS (INCL. PHOTO AND VIDEO) FOR BAIKONUR AREA FOR 2 DAYS
  • TRANSPORTATION FROM/BACK TO KYZYLORDA, ALL TRANSFERS IN BAIKONUR
  • SPACE ROCKET LAUNCH FROM THE CLOSEST (2 KM) DISTANCE
  • COMFORTABLE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (1 NIGHT) WITH FULL BOARD DINING
  • ALL INCLUSIVE, THE PRICE IS FINAL, NO HIDDEN FEES

Watch the space exploration from the first row

BAIKONUR COSMODROME AT ITS GLANCE

The largest spaceport in the world is now open for space fans just like you, access with Chernobyl X granted by the permits that Russia issues. A 2 Day Baikonur cosmodrome tour is the fastest Baikonur visitors program out there, designed for the busy and on budget travelers. Our turbo program guides you around the important facilities and landmarks in the city where the space era of humankind began. Most important highlight of your cosmonaut journey is a live space rocket launch from close distance. We saved the best spots for you and your camera in order to watch the blinding rocket thrust and hear the blast of the sonic boom. Disclaimer: Dates of rocket launches might change according to technical and weather circumstances, we can not guarantee that you will see the actual take off.
Baikonur 2 Day Tour is the fastest space flight exploration in the world, giving you an overview about the Soviet and now Russian milestones in space race, as well as preparing you for the historical moment of launching a rocket – whether it’s manned or unmanned – to the sky. This happens not more than 10 times a year, so do not hesitate with booking one from the few dozen places on tour. If there is one place in the world for a comsonautic fan or flight enthusiast to visit at least once in life, it is definitely the legendary Baikonur. And this is the tour that will take you there in the most affordable way.

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Your visit to Baikonur cosmodrome starts in Kyzylorda (international airport), south of Kazakhstan, where explorers meet their driver with a car or van (with A/C) and he will take them to the desert of Kazakhstan where the Russian owned cosmodrome Baikonur lies (3 hour drive). Here, in Baikonur city they meet their Baikonur guide with whom they will spend the unforgettable 2 days. ChernobylX takes care of all the permits for stepping at the Russian rented territory for you.  We will gladly help you to find flights from your local airport, if you need. We also care about the other formalities that are a part of entering the busiest cosmodrome in the world. Do not be surprised, if you will have a feeling you have seen a secret agent on your tour.

Chernobyl X designed the program by taking you to the past with the museum tour, giving you a short Baikonur space city tour and maybe even taking you to the golden Soviet era shuttle – Buran. If the rocket launch is manned, the historical program shrinks and we go to see cosmonauts leaving hotel and briefing instead. These snapshots of your Baikonur Tour are just a prelude to probably the most astounding moment of your life: seeing the space rocket Soyuz ignite, start, fly and in a few minutes disappear in the sky for a space mission. You will hear the blast of engine ignition, feel the heat from the flames, and finally hear the sonic blast once the rocket is in the sky. Seeing the launch life in Baikonur will ruin every image you had from watching Apollo missions, or SpaceX on the screen at home. You had probably – as most of our tourists say – never seen anything more magnificent in your life. You will have the best spots for watching the space rocket launch on your Baikonur 2 Day Tour. Disclaimer: Dates of rocket launches might change according to technical and weather circumstances, we can not guarantee that you will see the actual take off.

Baikonur Tour is an ideal family adventure, even kids can come and enjoy this “star wars” like experience with you, and they get a discount of 100-200 € (depending on their age). The whole Baikonur Tour is all inclusive – you do not need to take care of accommodation, dining or other things like internet connection. We will accommodate you in a clean local and comfortable hotel, with WiFi and sometimes a bar, we will dine in restaurant facilities around the Baikonur city. Please note that you might have limited possibilities to walk around freely in the evening, as well as limited shopping possibilities. In case of allergies or intolerances, please inform us upfront your Baikonur tour so we will take care. Chernobyl X guide and delegate will make sure you are fully covered and taken care of for the trip of your lifetime. 

We have been on a mission to CHALLENGE YOUR WORLDVIEW since 2008.

Baikonur Tour Safety

During the Corona pandemic, we have ensured the absolute safety of you and your fellow travellers by an airline-level of disinfection and precautionary measurements: temperature check, face masks, gloves, antibacterial gel, disinfected buses and cars, guides and drivers with masks. Together, we can make sure you come back home safe and thrilled. 

Due to actual constraints, safety or weather conditions in the Baikonur Area, ChernobylX keeps the right to change the program of the itinerary, informing you about any constraints.

Baikonur Museum

The biggest dominant of the Museum is the live scale replica of the Buran space shuttle

Space shuttle Buran – originally used for integration tests

You have a chance to sneak inside the cockpit and sit in the pilot´s seat

Gagarin´s cottage

The house, where the early space adventurers would spend their last night before blasting off into space

Korolev´s workshop

The humble accommodation of the main architect of the early astronautics

The "goodbye ceremony" outside the hotel

Time to wave goodbye while listening the cosmonauts anthem

Cosmonaut alley

The famous park, where all the space travelers planted their own tree

The "fisherman"

Inspired by the Alexei Leonov´s space walk, so called "fisherman" became another world wide known symbol of the Baikonur cosmodrome

Buran-Energia "double-train" carrier

You will get the feeling of the amount of effort that was put into the most ambitious soviet space program just by looking at this mastodont

With a proper dress code, you are ready for space

The crew of Soyuz MS-15 heading towards the state commission

Stellar bus for the prime crew

If you want to go to space, you better board the right bus.

Liftoff !!

The moment that you were waiting for - The unforgettable liftoff

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Baikonur Museum

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Space shuttle Buran – originally used for integration tests

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Gagarin´s cottage

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Korolev´s workshop

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The "goodbye ceremony" outside the hotel

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Cosmonaut alley

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The "fisherman"

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Buran-Energia "double-train" carrier

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With a proper dress code, you are ready for space

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Stellar bus for the prime crew

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Liftoff !!

You are all covered for the Trip of your lifetime

Price includes

  • All permits to Baikonur area
  • Special permits to space rocket launch observation site
  • English local guide and interpreter
  • Transportation with an A/C van from and back the airport and around Baikonur
  • Museum and site entrance fees
  • Clean Hotel (2-3*)
  • Full-board dining
  • Kids under 18 y.o. discount
  • VIP spots for other X destinations: Chernobyl, Fukushima, North Korea….

BAIKONUR TOUR

Frequently Asked Questions

Our customers say it simply: storytelling that turns a Baikonur tour into an experience, the emotions when watching a space rocket launch from the first row, a true warm hearted customer care covering your tour completely, all inclusive and peeking into the out of reach places in Baikonur city because we always go the extra mile. As experts on all things Chernobyl, we give to this Cold war space race, the necessary background and insight that you will not find elsewhere. All this plus a full refund policy up to 33 days before the tour.

You don’t need to worry, we have got your back. Everything is arranged for you (permits, transportation, dining, hotel, maximum safety, top pro-English speaking guides, etc). Grab your passport, your camera, some comfy shoes, a good mood, and let’s get closer to your astronomical dreams!

Baikonur is a territory rented by Russia from Kazakhstan and we will arrange for you a special permit to enter this territory, therefore you will not need to apply for Russian visa. Kazakhstan is also available visa-free for most Western countries. The citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to Kazakhstan for a stay of up to 14, 30 or 90 days: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea  Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, the USA and Uzbekistan.

If you are a citizen from a country not listed in this list or you need to stay longer than 14 days in Kazakhstan, you will not have a problem obtaining a tourist e-visa in Kazakhstan. 

If you are asked for an invitation for your visa application, which is usually automatically issued by any of the hotels by booking, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you with your visa invitation in order to get you to Baikonur.

The difference between the two main Baikonur tour programmes are significant in terms of the quantity and quality of places visited during your Baikonur cosmodrome visit. The 5-day tour is a crescendo-designed tour preparing you for the highlight of the tour – a space rocket launch. The program will guide you through the history of space exploration even dating back to WW2, as well as going through the story of the first man in Space – Yurij Gagarin (visiting his house), and the dramatic story of the first man to take a spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, or even the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova. Going through the different launchpads, communication centers, and of course the famous space shuttle, Buran, including the Buran/Energia fueling station. One of the most thrilling parts is the rocket roll out (at close distance) and its elevation at the launch pad. The 5 day and 2 day Baikonur tours are joined at the very end of the tour when the pre-launch program merges by watching cosmonauts leaving their hotel, up to the moment of the space rocket launch which is the highlight of both tour programmes.

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Tour to Baikonur Cosmodrome is fascinating. The magnitude of this place is beyond words. Being in the area that Sergei Korolev and Yuri Gagarin have worked and the Mir space station has been launched from, is fascinating. It is worth every penny.
Breathtaking
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What an amazing time we had in this part of Kazakhstan, courtesy of ChernobylX. The team had prepared a super trip for our small group of keen space & technology fans. With Olga, our super local guide, we visited all the interesting sites there & actually saw the launch of a manned Soyuz rocket going to the ISS. CherobylWEL.com's attention to detail was outstanding.
Amazing few days at the Cosmodrome
Oct 2019
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5.0
My childhood dream came true this year. Everything was organized on a high level, professional team. Definitely would recommend it!
Outstanding journey
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Experience of a lifetime. It was impressive to see all the engineering behind the rocket launch, all the launch pads, also museums and staff, that was almost forgotten. The trip is very authentic, you can see the pride and fall of the Soviet union and how poor people can be happy and proud about their work.
The place where the space history of the east was written
Nov 2019
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Soviet engineers really knew their space stuff! The launch is by far the main event, but quite a lot to see around. So much interesting stuff I wanted to google more all the time :)
Pretty impressive trip
Oct 2019
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