I contacted this guide (Yerlan) and he's offering licensed tours to the polygon again! I've also sent some emails to some more tour operators to see what they say. Yerlan claims he's the only one with a license though, and that other guides operate illegally.semmel wrote: ↑Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:38 amYes we attended the tour! It was an awesome and really interesting tour.duffydj wrote:Hi there. I'm going to be there at the beginning of September.semmel wrote:update:
I am in contact with a local tour guide... He told me the museum is closed, but the test site and the atomic lake are visitable.
btw: We are doing a tour on 24th + 25th august (if someone wants to join just hit me a message)
Did you manage to do the tour? Could you share rough costs or guide contacts?
We hired this guide: https://indy-guide.com/en/yerlan Originally he asked for ~ 1500$ for the 2day tour. In the end we paid 1050$ (for 3 people, so 350$ each) for the 2-day tour.
bad news for you: he wrote me recently, that visiting the test site is now prohibited and we were some of the last visitors
We've discussed doing a two-day tour starting from Semey on the 23rd of August. I'm looking for more people to join the tour to split costs, so if you're interested please let me know!