Rocket Launch from Baikanur

Rocket Launch from Baikanur

A three-day trip from Almaty or Astana

NEW: in 2017 we organize in addition to the regular three-day trips to Baikanur launches also six-day programs guided by Dutch the specialist on Russian Space History, Jakob Terweij! These programs are packed with interesting excursions at the Cosmodrome and in Baikanur City, all explained by Jakob. The cost of the six-day trip is €1,895 p.p. at 6-9 persons and €1,495 p.p. at 10+ persons. More information at

We organize three-day trips to all manned Baikanur launches with start and finish in Almaty. (You may also start in another Kazakh city and join in Kyzlorda). There are four manned launches every year and for 2017 the next launching dates have been announced in February 2017: April 20th, May 29th, August 24th and October 16th. Please note these dates may be adjusted during 2017.
Please realise that the territory of Baikanur though situated in Kazakhstan is under Russian control. A Russian visa is not needed however.
Disclaimer: the Russian authorities may decide even at a late moment not to give a permission (unlikely), or a launch can be postponed.
You may also visit Baikanur at other times, please write to for more information and an offer.

Day 1

at 08:05 flight from Almaty to Kyzlorda, arrival at 09:50. Transfer to the train station and train to Baikanur. Arrival in the afternoon. (Train schedule not yet known). Transfer to the city Baikanur and accommodation in hotel Zentralnaya. Leisure time.

Day 2

transfer to Platform no. 254 for the Presentation of the Cosmonauts before the State Committee. Transfer to Platform no. 2 and witnessing the launch. (time not yet known) Return to the hotel and rest. Breakfast. Excursions to the museum of the history of Baikanur, the memorial houses of Y. Gagarin and S. Korolev and a visit to the Buran, the former Russian ‘Space Shuttle’. Return to Baikanur city and accommodation in hotel Zentralnaya.

Day 3

Breakfast. Transfer to the train station to catch the train to Kyzlorda. Transfer to airport for the flight to Almaty of 19:55, arriving at 21:25. End of program.


The price at 2-4 persons is €1,195 p.p., at 5+ persons it’s €895 p.p. Groups are composed internationally and you can apply individually. Single supplement in Hotel Zentralnaya is USD 40 for two nights.
Prices may vary per launch.
Included in the price are:
– Train tickets from Kyzlorda-Baikanur-Kyzlorda
– A permit to be allowed to visit, which must be requested at least 60 days prior to arrival
– All excursions as mentioned in the program, with an English speaking local guide
– Accommodation in hotel Zentralnaya in Baikanur city on the basis of bed & breakfast
– Transfers throughout the program, including in Kyzlorda

Not included in the price are:
– Transport to and from Almaty
– Flights Almaty-Kyzlorda-Almaty (from USD 95-250 return ticket indication)
Finally we withhold €15 per booking for the Dutch GGTO Travel Guarantee Fund.



Kyzlorda, Baikanur


four times a year


from €895 p.p. approx.


 3 days