Baikonur Space Launch Tour6 Days | Almaty, Baikonur city, Baikonur cosmodrome

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Baikonur Cosmodrome space launch scheduled tour will take you to see manned or unmanned rocket launch. While visiting legendary cosmodrome you will see Baikonur museum, Buran Orbital Complex, astronauts crew at ready-to-go report, and watch historical Soyuz spacecraft launch from Gagarin pad. Prepare yourself for an absolutely unique experience and witness shuttle soaring into crystal clear sky causing earth shake and your body tremble. The moment will stay with your forever.

Single supplement: $190

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty – arrival
 
Arrive in Almaty. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Almaty – Kyzyl-Orda – Baikonur
 
Transfer from hotel to Almaty airport. Take flight to Kyzyl-Orda KC 985 (13:45 – 15:40). On arrival you will be met and transferred to Baikonur (240 km, 3 h). Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, dinner
Day 3: Baikonur city tour
 
Today you will explore the city of Baikonur. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby to start touring around area full of living history. Visit Spaceport History Museum, memorial to the victims of the test visited before any manned launch, squares and monuments.
Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4: Baikonur space launching site
 
Today you will see off spacemen coming out of “Cosmos” hotel and follow the crew to Baikonur Cosmodrome (40 min, 30 km). Visit memorial houses of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and Sergei Korolev, pillar of practical astronautics and lead Soviet rocket engineer during 1950-1966. Visit Space Museum at Baikonur, and continue to Buran spacecraft where you can try the cosmonaut’s seat. Watch the space crew reporting to the State Commission. The highlight of this day will be watching the launch of space craft Soyuz from legendary “Gagarin Start” also known as Site №1 (observation deck is located 1 km from the launch site). Transfer back to hotel for overnight.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5: Baikonur – Kyzyl-Orda – Almaty
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to Kyzyl-Orda for flight to Almaty (KC 986, 16:45 – 18:15). On arrival in Almaty, transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Meals: breakfast, dinner
Day 6: Almaty – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Almaty International Airport. End of the tour.
Meals: breakfast

Note: the tour dates are bound to spacecraft launch schedule that is (although unlikely) always subject to change. It is recommended to have few days of flexibility after trip dates and to book flights after launch date has been reconfirmed.

Please be advised that tour will take place at secured zone. Unlike our cultural tours, Baikonur tour does not have flexible schedule. Based on space ship launch time, all visits during the tour will have specific times which all tour participants are expected to follow.

Accommodation:

City
Hotel
Nights
Almaty
Kazzhol or similar
2
Baikonur
Central Hotel or similar local 2* or 3* hotel
3

 

  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program as per itinerary with English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Almaty – Kyzyl-Orda – Almaty;
  • Meals as per itinerary;
  • Permission to visit Baikonur cosmodrome;
  • Tour leader to accompany travellers during days 2-5.
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Visa related charges (visa support, consular fee);
  • Travel insurance;
  • International flight to Almaty.