Rocket launch tour.
Cosmodrome Baikonur

Cosmodrome Baikonur is called the birthplace of astronautics. 

Baikonur is the largest cosmodrome in the world. From here, the first Earth satellite was launched. Yuri Gagarin first made a roundabout around our planet from Baikonur.

This is a legendary place with great history.

Here you will touch the history of space exploration. You will have a excursion to the active and historical sites of Baikonur cosmodrome and will see the installation of the launch vehicle on the launch pad. Also, you will see the launch of a spaceship.

Available travel dates 

11.10.2020-15.10.2020​
 

5 days

$2870

All seasons

6-40 people

12+

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TOUR PROGRAM

Itinerary


Day 1 All our tourists meet in Kyzylorda.
You will be met at the airport and taken to a hotel.
You will have time to relax after your flight. Then there will be an excursion to the International Space School. Here, children are taught a rocket-space education profile. Day 2
Breakfast.
After breakfast you will be taken to the cosmodrome.
You will observe the removal of the spacecraft from the assembly and testing building and its transportation and installation at the launch pad number 1.

Then you will visit the museum complex of the cosmodrome. You will see the monument to space conquerors, the Buran orbiter. Day 3 Breakfast.
After breakfast, you will visit the launch pad of the "Proton" rocket launcher and the "Energia" launch pad. You will also visit the command post. You will learn the history of launch sites, launches and many other interesting things. In the evening you will go on a tour of the city. In the city every street is full of history of space exploration. Day 4 Breakfast.
In the morning, after breakfast, you can take a walk to the Baikonur Cosmodrome History Museum. Then you will go to the hotel "Cosmonaut". This is where the astronauts start their way into space.

You come to the cosmodrome. And most importantly, you will see the launch of the rocket into space.
After that you will return to the hotel. Day 5
Breakfast.
After breakfast you will be taken to the Kyzylorda airport or to the railway station.




Why here it is necessary to go?


Baikonur Cosmodrome is a unique complex, consisting of the most complicated technical facilities, the world's first and largest cosmodrome of international significance. It is located in the territory of Kazakhstan close to the village Turatam. The total area of ​​the cosmodrome is 6717 square kilometers. Started to be built on January 12, 1955, Baikonur became a cosmodrome in 1957. It was the largest cosmodrome of the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the territory of the cosmodrome was in Kazakhstan. Now it is rented by Russia until 2050. This is where the world's first manned space flight was carried out (April 12, 1961 - Yuri Gagarin's flight on the spacecraft Vostok). You will see launch pads and launch vehicles that participated in world-class space programs.
You will visit the museum expositions of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where you will learn about the history of space exploration and legendary cosmonauts. Also, you will have the opportunity to observe all stages of preparation for the launch of the rocket. And after the preparation, you will see an unforgettable launch of the rocket into space from the observation deck.





FAQ

How to get to the starting point of travel?


All travel participants meet in the destination city (specified in the itinerary). The meeting point in the city is the airport or railway station. All travelers are met by our guide. Further, by transport, all participants travel with a guide go to the starting point of the tour.
If you do not know how to get to the destination city?
Our staff will help you buy tickets and pick up the route from your hometown.




What happens if the travel is canceled?


If your tour is canceled - we will refund your money, or we will postpone your trip to another time. If you change your mind about going on a tour, less than 14 days before the start of the tour, the money will not be returned. In case of unforeseen situations during the expedition, the money is returned partially, in agreement with the management.




Where will I live?


All tourists will live according to the route of the expedition. It can be a tent, a hotel or a ship.




How to pay for the travel?


After setting your destination, you'll have to pay a fee from 50 to 80 % of the full tour. The percentage depends on the complexity of the upcoming tour.
The rest of the payment can be paid no later than 14 days before the tour.




Health and life insurance during expeditions


Upon arrival to Russia each of our customers should have medical insurance. Your safety guarantees a good mood and promising way. Insurance is included in the tour price. But if you want to insure yourself, leave a comment to the application (the cost of the tour will vary depending on the insurance).




Travel safety


Going on active tours in Russia, you should realize that mountains and rivers are a place of increased danger to the health and life of tourists. Routes pass away from populated areas. Therefore, each participant in the tour must be physically and mentally prepared for difficulties. Guides are instructed in safety. The tourist is obliged to follow the rules of personal safety and the rules set forth in the instructions, follow the instructions and commands of the guide. The instructor is a guide and at the same time the leader of the campaign. The guide has the right to decide on the route change or even cancel the route in case of emergency. Tourists must comply with the requirements of the guide. The guide has the right to remove from the route participants, who:
- tourists endangering other tour participants,
- tourists disrespectful to other participants of the tour,
- tourists who do not comply with safety recommendations.
The cost of the tour in this case is not refundable.
In case of refusal by tourists from the services of a guide (unauthorized departure from the route), the guide is not responsible for the life and health of tourists. Medical care: a standard walking first-aid kit. Persons who need constant medical supervision are not allowed on expeditions.




Do I need a visa to Russia? How to get it?


"Awesome Russia" helps to make visas for its clients. We help to get business visas and tourist visas to Russia. A tourist visa is the most economical and affordable option for travel. It can be a one-entry type for a period not exceeding 30 days. If you have a travel scheduled for more than 30 days, we will issue a business visa. Business visa is issued to foreign citizens staying at the territory of the Russian Federation for more than 30 days. More information you can find in section "visas to Russia".




​If I do not speak Russian or English?


If you do not speak Russian, this is not a problem. "Awesome Russia" guides speak English or we provide interpreter services from your native language (Italian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic).




What is included in the tour price?


The cost of the tour includes:
- accommodation, transport, meals on the route of travel
- medical insurance
- guide services
- rent of public equipment




What to take on an expedition?


Great mood and photo/video equipment, backpack (from 60 to 90 liters), individual pills that you take. About clothes - for each trip we instruct the participants to the weather in the current season.




What physical training should be for travel?


For outdoor activities, you must be completely healthy, hardy. You should can to walk and move a lot.




If I do not have the necessary equipment?


Special equipment (for climbing, rafting, hiking) we provide.




Where and when will you meet me on the first day of the tour?


Our guide will meet all travelers according to the time of arrival at the airport. If you arrive by train, our guide will meet you at the train station.




We provide


- We can help you get a visa to Russia
- Arrange the best birthday or wedding while traveling
- Insurance cost is included in the tour price
- Experienced guides
- Flexible travel dates
- The most interesting routes in Russia
- Branded gifts for every traveler
- We have all the equipment for traveling
- We have a great discount system




I'm on a diet. Will there be special food for me during the tour that fits my diet?


If you're a vegetarian, vegan or on a diet, don't worry. We will prepare the appropriate menu especially for you during your travel. Please indicate your diet in advance when you book a tour.





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