Astana city - ALZHIR Memorial Complex day tour
ALZHIR stands for "Akmola Zhenskii Izoliator for the wives of traitors," and it was a concentration camp that operated from 1938 to 1953, coinciding with the period of Joseph Stalin's rule. The camp was specifically designed to incarcerate and punish the wives of individuals who were deemed traitors to the Soviet regime.
- Category: Short and Day tour
- Available: Year around
- Duration: Full day
- Destination: Astana city
A knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany the group throughout the journey, proficient in Chinese, English, or Russian languages. The guide, a native Kazakh, possesses in-depth local knowledge and is well-equipped to handle any requests, ensuring that your holiday becomes an unforgettable experience.
For maximum comfort during touring days, the trip includes high-level, latest model, air-conditioned private 4WD vehicles. This ensures a smooth and enjoyable travel experience as you explore the diverse landscapes of Kazakhstan.
Dining experiences in Kazakhstan will feature fine American, European, and Central Asian cuisine at reputable restaurants. The country's diet, centered around mutton, beef, rice, and noodles, will form the basis of your meals. However, trail rations may include a variety of items such as vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese, and, on occasion, yak!
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE
|Group size||1 pax||2-3 pax||4-6 pax||7-9 pax||10-12 pax||13-15 pax||More than 16 pax|
|No||Include service||Exclude service||Include service of Meals|
|1||Vehicle with a driver.||Items of personal nature||Lunch, Dinner|
|2||English speaking guide||Beverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry||Per day 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/|
|3||Airport shuttle||Travel and insurance||One time Kazakh traditional food /Bes barmaq/|
|4||Lunch, Dinner||International transportation|
|7||Accommodation/Tourist camps and Hotel/|
|8||Gratuity for the tour team|
ALZHIR Memorial Complex
In the morning, your journey commences as you depart from Astana and head towards the ALZHIR Memorial Complex, situated approximately 40 kilometers away from the city. This poignant memorial holds great historical significance, as it marks the location of a concentration camp that was constructed in the heart of the vast Kazakh steppe back in 1938. The camp ceased its operations in 1953, the same year when Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader, passed away. Over a span of 15 years, a staggering 20,000 women from various regions of the USSR were forcibly brought to this camp.
In 2007, a memorial complex was established on the grounds of the former ALZHIR camp. This memorial serves as a somber and important reminder of the individuals who endured the harsh realities of Stalinist repressions during this dark period in history. It pays tribute to their memory and the sacrifices they made.
As the day progresses into the afternoon, you will make your way back to Astana. Your journey concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in the city. This excursion to the ALZHIR Memorial Complex offers a profound and reflective experience, shedding light on a significant chapter in the history of the region and the resilience of those who suffered during that time.