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Baikonur 5-Day Tour

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From 2299 €

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Baikonur 5-Day Tour

  • 5 days
  • 1-15 people on the tour
  • Fully refundable 33 days before the tour, Free rebooking
  • English guide and space expert
  • Extended program with space rocket launch watching from the closest safe distance
  • All inclusive: hotel, tasty dining, transportation and guide
From 2299 €

FULL PROGRAM

5 days around the cradle of human space exploration, historical pictures and artefacts

OFFICIAL

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

BEHIND THE SCENES

Look behind the scenes of launching space rockets including rollout to launchpad, ceremony of astronauts departure etc.

BURAN SPACESHIP

Program expanded by visiting Buran Spaceship, Buran command center and Nedelin disaster launchpad 41

FULL PROGRAM

5 days around the cradle of human space exploration, historical pictures and artefacts

OFFICIAL

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

BEHIND THE SCENES

Look behind the scenes of launching space rockets including rollout to launchpad, ceremony of astronauts departure etc.

BURAN SPACESHIP

Program expanded by visiting Buran Spaceship, Buran command center and Nedelin disaster launchpad 41

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR BAIKONUR TOUR

BAIKONUR TOUR WHERE YOU BECOME AN INSIDER

  • LOCAL INSIDER AND GUIDE
  • ALL PERMITS (INCL. PHOTO AND VIDEO) FOR BAIKONUR AREA FOR 5 DAYS
  • RETURN FLIGHT TICKETS FROM NUR-SULTAN TO KYZYLORDA, TRANSPORTATION FROM/BACK TO KYZYLORDA, ALL TRANSFERS IN BAIKONUR
  • SPACE ROCKET LAUNCH FROM THE CLOSEST SAFE (2 KM) DISTANCE
  • COMFORTABLE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (4 NIGHTS) WITH FULL BOARD DINING
  • ALL INCLUSIVE, THE PRICE IS FINAL, NO HIDDEN FEES

Walk in the footsteps of Yurij Gagarin

TRUE EXPLORATION OF SPACE EXPLORATION

If there is something that a space fan or flight enthusiast must experience in THEIR life, this is it. The extended 5 Day Baikonur cosmodrome tour is the most in depth Baikonur visitors program out there, designed to guide you step by step through the space exploration era of Soviet Union and now Russia. You will truly walk in the footsteps of the first man in space Yurij Gagarin. Forget about sightseeing tours or documentaries you watched. All places, artefacts and technical displays are covered with Soviet patina and heroic stories which will fold together on the last day.

The moment, when you became a space explorer. You will witness the historical moment of sending a rocket into space from the first rows leaving you speechless, stunned by the sonic boom of Soyuz just a few miles away from you. This happens not more than 10 times a year, so do not wait with reserving your seat. 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.

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Your visit to Baikonur cosmodrome starts in the capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan (former Astana) where you meet your guide and from where we fly together  to Kyzylorda (international airport), south of Kazakhstan. From there we will take our van or bus (with A/C) to the desert of Kazakhstan where the Russian owned cosmodrome Baikonur lies (3 hour drive). 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. 

ChernobylX designed the 5- day program like a time machine: from the very first ideas of space exploration – including some of the Nazi technology artefacts like V1 and V2 engines, up to nowadays challenges and future plans of how the humans will become an intraplanetary specie. The story of the first spaceport in the world will be told by the most famous astronaut of all times – Yurij Gagarin. By visiting his home, the launchpad from where he flew in 1961 with Vostok 1 rocket to orbit, up to the true reason of his death which was revealed by Russia only a few years ago, you will step into the shoes of the challenging and glorious life of an cosmonauts.

Save some space in your camera for the slow roll out of the giant rocket that is being transported to the launchpad. It is moved very slowly with a speed of 5 km/h followed by Baikonur technicians and security officers. This is a unique single chance for visitors to watch the spacecraft close and make excellent pictures. After delivering to the pad the rocket is installed by a special erector. Watching this process is a highlight of the first day Baikonur Tour program at the cosmodrome.

Visit the star city of Baikonur, let’s take a tour together around launchpads and houses of other famous cosmonauts like the first man spacewalking Alexei Leonov, or first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova up to today’s cosmonauts and their missions in the space. Learn about the first dogs and other animals in space, proceeding humans, and how Soviets lost the Moon race. We will walk through the backstage of space tourism, seeing all launchpads for different carriers: Proton, Energiya, Zenit, up to Soyuz. We will see a meteorological and measuring facility, technological buildings and communication center. The highlight of our technical part is definitely visiting the Buran space shuttle from inside, Buran center from where the Buran Energia rocket was fueled. 

The Baikonur Tour is different each day – historical, technical, exploration – until the last day, when you and a few hundred other eye witnesses will see how humankind sends another spaceship to the stars. From Baikonur there were over 1200 sent already. For Baikonur it is another one, but for you it will most likely be the most exciting moment of your life. From Baikonur Tour visitors you will hear that they forgot to breathe once they saw the ignition of the rocket engines, feeling the trembling of the ground, hearing the blast and sensing the heat of flames. And when you watch the rocket rise to the blue sky, and you could barely hear it, there comes the sonic blast that will deaf you for a few moments, leaving you in a wow. Seeing the rocket launch life in Baikonur will cause you to never look the same on any Hollywood space movie or SpaceX missions. You are now part of human space exploration, leaving a footstep in Kazakh desert, just like Gagarin did before you. 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 200-400 € (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 connection to the rest of the world. We will accommodate you in a clean local hotel for all the 4 nights with WiFi and 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 town in the evening, as well as limited shopping possibilities. In case of allergies or intolerances, please inform us upfront so we will take care. ChernobylX guide and delegate will make sure you are fully covered and taken care of for the trip of your lifetime. We make sure your Baikonur Tour is a love letter to astronautics.

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

Baikonur Tour Safety

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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.

Military service guards the Rocket

The russian military personel are still present to secure the area if neccessary

When you are looking at the space rocket, there is a probability, you will meet with a space adventurer

It is quite common, that a real cosmonaut will follow the space rocket during its first steps towards the journey to space. This time we were lucky to meet the legend - Pavel Vinogradov

The rocket is being transported on a special-fitted cargo train

We will follow the rocket on its way towards the launch pad

Not far from the launch pad, the train will start to recede, which allows the rocket being in the right position prior the verticalization

The contrast of the Hi-Tech engineering and post-apocalyptic looking wasteland is simply overwhelming

Verticalization - “Pointy end goes up, flamy things goes down”

Rocket Is being moved to the vertical position and the final 2 days preparation shall begin

The rocket is secure in the safe position

The service arms are secured and the technical personnel are allowed to prepare the rocket for the launch

You will have an opportunity to visit the memorial of the first artificial satellite of our home planet

"Here the genius of the Soviet people launched a bold attack on space!"

Baikonur city tour

Throughout the city You have a chance to visit a lot of the space related sights

Baikonur Muzeum

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 communication site Saturn IP

The large antennas are looking up to the sky managing the Earth to Space communication

The Iconic antennas creating the well known horizon silhouette of the Baikonur cosmodrome

The Iconic antennas creating the well known horizon silhouette of the Baikonur cosmodrome

Real space shuttle Buran ejection seat

The real hardware that was supossed to fly into space

TKS space capsule

The interior of the real TKS spacecraft.

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

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

The "fisherman"

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

City market with thousands of flavours and fragrances

The biggest all-goods market in the heart of the Baikonur city

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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1st day

Military service guards the Rocket

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1st day

When you are looking at the space rocket, there is a probability, you will meet with a space adventurer

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1st day

The rocket is being transported on a special-fitted cargo train

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1st day

Not far from the launch pad, the train will start to recede, which allows the rocket being in the right position prior the verticalization

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1st day

Verticalization - “Pointy end goes up, flamy things goes down”

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1st day

The rocket is secure in the safe position

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1st day

You will have an opportunity to visit the memorial of the first artificial satellite of our home planet

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1st day

Baikonur city tour

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2nd day

Baikonur Muzeum

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2nd day

Space shuttle Buran – originally used for integration tests

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2nd day

Gagarin´s cottage

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2nd day

Korolev´s workshop

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2nd day

The communication site Saturn IP

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2nd day

The Iconic antennas creating the well known horizon silhouette of the Baikonur cosmodrome

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2nd day

Real space shuttle Buran ejection seat

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2nd day

TKS space capsule

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3rd day

The "goodbye ceremony" outside the hotel

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3rd day

Cosmonaut alley

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3rd day

Buran-Energia "double-train" carrier

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3rd day

The "fisherman"

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3rd day

City market with thousands of flavours and fragrances

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3rd day

With a proper dress code, you are ready for space

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3rd day

Stellar bus for the prime crew

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3rd day

Liftoff !!

You are all covered for the Trip of your lifetime

Price includes

  • All permits to Baikonur area
  • Special permits to rocket rollout, rocket erection and space rocket launch observation site
  • Return flights (economy class) from Nur-Sultan to Kyzylorda
  • English local guide and interpreter
  • Transportation with an A/C van or bus to and back from Kyzylorda, around Baikonur
  • Museum and site entrance fees
  • Clean Hotel (2-3*) - 1, 2 and 3 bed-rooms
  • 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, flights to/from Nur-Sultan, 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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This was a trip of a lifetime for me. As it is not just about the rocket launch but about diving back into history, to the Soviet Union and times of first space explorers. A must see!
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If you love everything space related then this trip is for you, if not, you will when you leave! It's unbelievable to see this stuff in real life and the rocket launch was incredible and a once in a lifetime experience. I recommend this company 100%.
Incredible!
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Baikonur gave me a great feeling of living a movie, following places where people like Gagarin worked & lived. Launch of the rocket was definitely a cherry on the cake. It is all professionally taken care of so I felt totally calm and safe, enjoying the place.
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This tour was a once in a lifetime experience. To see the whole process of a rocket being taken out of the hangar on the railroad, to the launchpad, getting ready for launch and as a grand finale the launch itself is an experience that I will certainly never forget. Can only recommend it.
Baikonur rocket launch tour (mission that launched the robot Fedor into space)
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