TOUR TO gulag


Kazakhstan, was one of the transcontinental constituent republics of the Soviet Union from 1936 to 1991. You will visit Karaganda, the city in 200km from Astana where you still may see Soviet architecture and spirit. The tour includes the visit of Karlag museum of political repression victims, one of the largest Gulag labor camps with 800,000 inmates served in total over its history. And it is an essential part of understanding the people and culture of Kazakhstan. It is a very sobering experience and exhibits repression in many forms




  • Trip to Karaganda (200km or 2 hours);
  • KarLag museum of political repressions; 
  • Karaganda (Palace of culture, Stanislavskiy theater, Lenina street, etc);
  • Return to Astana


9 hours

What's included

  • Live English speaking guide;
  • Personal car with air conditioning;
  • Entrance to KarLag Museum;
  • Free WiFi; 
  • Soviet style lunch including borsch and kompot;
  • Entrance to Palace and Reconciliation;
  • Pick up and Drop Off 

Amount of walking


Number of travelers Price per person, USD
1 300
2 200
3 150
4 and more  130

*no prepayment through web-site. Payment is done to guide at tour day.