Tour to Baikonur Space Launch Cosmodrome
This tour is a one unique experience you will remember your whole life! Baikonur Cosmodrome tour with a scheduled spacecraft launch will give you an opportunity to see a rocket launch on 28 July 2017. During your visit to Baikonur city you would explore two Baikonur history museums, Buran Orbital Complex, astronauts crew at ready-to-go report, and witness a spacecraft launching into the space.
Day 1: Arrival to Almaty
Transfer from the Almaty airport to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Off to Baikonur
Today you will transfer from hotel to Almaty airport and hop on a flight to Kyzylorda KC 975 (08:05 – 09:50) or KC 985 (17:05 – 18:50). On arrival you will be met and transferred to Baikonur, which is located 240 km away and it will take 3 hours. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Sightseeing tour around Baikonur
Today you will explore the city of Baikonur. Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to start your sightseeing tour around Baikonur and its monuments. You will visit Spaceport History Museum, memorial to the victims of the test visited before any manned launch and monuments. After your excursion you will have free time in the afternoon.
Day 4: Space launch
Today will the day you will witness the legendary space launch. At the beginning of the day, you will follow the space crew to Baikonur Cosmodrome and visit memorial houses of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and Sergei Korolev, notorious Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer. Later you will explore Space Museum at Baikonur, followed by Buran Orbital Complex, where you will have the chance to try the cosmonaut’s seat. Afterwards, you will watch how the space crew reports to the State Commission. You will proceed to the observation deck that is located 1 km away for the launching site and look at the launch of space craft Soyuz from famous Site №1. Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 5: Back to Almaty
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Then you will have transfer to Kyzylorda for flight to Almaty (KC 976, 10:50 – 12:25; or KC 986, 19:50 – 21:20). Upon your arrival in Almaty, there will be transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Departure from Almaty
Check-out from the hotel at noon. You will have some free time until your transfer back to Almaty International Airport. End of the tour.
NB: 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.
||SHERA PARK HOTEL 4*
- All transfers;
- Tour leader to accompany travelers during their stay in Baikonur.
- Accommodation based on single room sharing, breakfasts included;
- Sightseeing tour program as per itinerary with English-speaking guide;
- Entrance fees to sights (e.g. museums);
- Meals three times a day as per itinerary;
- Permission to visit Baikonur Cosmodrome;
Package do not include:
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Visa related charges (visa support, consular fee);
- Travel insurance;
- Flight Almaty – Kysylorda – Almaty;
- International flight to Almaty
NOTE: FOR NON-RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND NON-KAZAKHSTANI CITIZENS CLOSING DATES FOR BUYNG THIS TOUR IS JUNE 20. DUE TO PAPER WORK.