Back to Experience North Korea

Day 1

  • Meet your guide at 1:30 pm at the Beijing Zhong Gu Hotel near Beijing Railway Station. During this meeting, we'll go through the tour’s itinerary, receive DPRK visas and tickets, as well as a great chance to meet your fellow travellers and to discuss any other questions you may have about the DPRK.
  • Depart Beijing Central station at 5:25 pm for the 24-hour sleeper ride to Pyongyang.

Day 2

  • Arrive at Dandong at 7:00am for Chinese border control then depart for Sinuiju at 10:00am for the extensive border control from the DPRK side
  • Depart Beijing Airport Terminal 2 on Air Koryo at 12:55pm
  • Flight arrival in Pyongyang at 3:30 pm to a warm welcome from your Korean guides.
  • Train arrival at 5:30 pm to an equally warm welcome.
  • Visit Mansudae Grand Monument to show our respects to the President Kim Il Sung and the Leader Kim Jong Il.
  • In the evening your guide will show you around the hotel before taking you for drinks and to get to know your Korean guides
  • Dinner and overnight at the Yanggakdo Hotel.

Day 3

  • Morning
  • Early wake up for a drive down to Kaesong City
  • Panmunjon DMZ Village- see the DMZ and the treaty and conferences rooms where the armistice was signed all in the company of a friendly KPA officer guide (You can also take pictures of soldiers here!)
  • Koryo Museum- the oldest university in Korea and now a converted museum of local history. Also the site of the best propaganda and stamp/postcard shop in the DPRK!
  • Afternoon
  • Lunch at the Thongil Restaurant in Kaesong City- try your hand at traditional Korean Pansangi- a series of dishes served in bronze bowls. (Optional extras- Dog soup 5 euro, Ginseng Stuffed Whole Chicken 30 euro- can be split between several).
  • Tomb of King Kongmin- the only original tomb of its kind still standing in the DPRK.
  • Drop by Sariwon City (Capital of North Hwanghae province) to walk in the local folk custom park and view the city from the mountaintop pagoda, as well as grab a beer or Makkoli in a local bar.
  • Photo opportunity of the Monument to the Three Charters of National Reunification, standing over the Thongil Highway.
  • Drive back to Pyongyang
  • Dinner at the KITC Restaurant in Mangyongdae
  • Kaeson Youth Park (entry 2 euros, rides 3 to 5 euros extra each depending on how awesome they are).
  • Overnight at the Yanggakdo hotel.

DAY 4

  • Free morning to buy last minute souvenirs or gifts and to show you around some sights you may want to visit.
  • Departure by flight or by train.