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North Korea Marathon, Pyongyang

& Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour

Apr 6th - Apr 17th 2018
12 Days
1,595

At a glance
Beijing Pyongyang Beijing

Our North Korea Marathon Tours are among our most popular, and surely one of the most unique ways to see the Peoples Democratic of North Korea! This incredible event is only the fifth year that foreign tourists and amateurs are welcomed to compete or spectate from the grandstands of Kim Il Sung Stadium. Get stuck in and compete side by side with local athletes or enjoy the opportunity to watch the opening and closing of the ceremony in the heart of the stadium with 70,000 locals cheering on.

As well as a unique opportunity to participate in the annual North Korea Marathon in Pyongyang, we will also be in the country for one of the most important events in the North Korean calendar – President Kim Il Sung’s 105th birthday! Expect fireworks, dancing with the locals, a celebratory banquet, and some live music to mark this momentous occasion.

This tour also takes in the must see sites of Pyongyang city including the Pyongyang Metro, Korean War Museum, and a trip to the infamous Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).

We will also take a trip beyond Pyongyang to the neighboring city of Pyongsong. Pyongsong is only newly opened to tourists, we will be visiting a food factory and will stop into an English class at a local middle school. Next, we travel up North to Mt Myohyang to visit the world renowned International Friendship Musician. An impressive building carved into the side of the mountain that houses an unusual collection of gifts donated by various political leaders from all over the world.

Next, we’ll head to the Southwest coast to Nampo city. Here we’ll be checking out a major steelworks factory, a co-operative farm, and the West Sea Barrage which received plenty of international attention in the late 80’s.

As mentioned on our other North Korea marathon tour itineraries – if you are participating in the full marathon, the maximum time limit is 4 hours while the half marathon is 2 and a half hours. There is also an option of a mini marathon of 2 hours. There are just 1500 places available and entries are on a first-come, first-served basis so book now to avoid disappointment. And if running isn’t your thing you can join the locals in spectating from the Kim Il Sung Stadium where a football match will take place during the race.

This tour is an absolute must see. Group bookings are most welcome with discounts. If you have any questions or queries about any of North Korea Marathon tours drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie

Price: €1595 (option €100 flight one way or €150 return) Pyongyang – Beijing

Inclusive of

  • Full board
  • Return Train Beijing – Pyongyang
  • All internal travel
  • All accomodation
  • Guides
  • Tours

Exclusive of

  • Full Marathon (42km/26 miles) – cost of entry is $110USD
  • Half Marathon (20km/12 miles) – cost of entry is $80USD
  • Mini Marathon (10km/6 miles) – cost of entry is $60USD
  • DPRK Visa Fee

If you have any questions or queries about North Korea Marathon, Pyongyang, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie

Price

€1,595

Length

11 Nights,
12 Days

At a glance

  • Beijing
  • Pyongyang
  • Beijing
Back to Group Tours

North Korea Marathon, Pyongyang

& Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour

Apr 6th - Apr 17th 2018
12 Days
1,595

Our North Korea Marathon Tours are among our most popular, and surely one of the most unique ways to see the Peoples Democratic of North Korea! This incredible event is only the fifth year that foreign tourists and amateurs are welcomed to compete or spectate from the grandstands of Kim Il Sung Stadium. Get stuck in and compete side by side with local athletes or enjoy the opportunity to watch the opening and closing of the ceremony in the heart of the stadium with 70,000 locals cheering on.

As well as a unique opportunity to participate in the annual North Korea Marathon in Pyongyang, we will also be in the country for one of the most important events in the North Korean calendar – President Kim Il Sung’s 105th birthday! Expect fireworks, dancing with the locals, a celebratory banquet, and some live music to mark this momentous occasion.

This tour also takes in the must see sites of Pyongyang city including the Pyongyang Metro, Korean War Museum, and a trip to the infamous Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).

We will also take a trip beyond Pyongyang to the neighboring city of Pyongsong. Pyongsong is only newly opened to tourists, we will be visiting a food factory and will stop into an English class at a local middle school. Next, we travel up North to Mt Myohyang to visit the world renowned International Friendship Musician. An impressive building carved into the side of the mountain that houses an unusual collection of gifts donated by various political leaders from all over the world.

Next, we’ll head to the Southwest coast to Nampo city. Here we’ll be checking out a major steelworks factory, a co-operative farm, and the West Sea Barrage which received plenty of international attention in the late 80’s.

As mentioned on our other North Korea marathon tour itineraries – if you are participating in the full marathon, the maximum time limit is 4 hours while the half marathon is 2 and a half hours. There is also an option of a mini marathon of 2 hours. There are just 1500 places available and entries are on a first-come, first-served basis so book now to avoid disappointment. And if running isn’t your thing you can join the locals in spectating from the Kim Il Sung Stadium where a football match will take place during the race.

This tour is an absolute must see. Group bookings are most welcome with discounts. If you have any questions or queries about any of North Korea Marathon tours drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie

Price: €1595 (option €100 flight one way or €150 return) Pyongyang – Beijing

At a glance
Beijing Pyongyang Beijing

Inclusive of

  • Full board
  • Return Train Beijing – Pyongyang
  • All internal travel
  • All accomodation
  • Guides
  • Tours

Exclusive of

  • Full Marathon (42km/26 miles) – cost of entry is $110USD
  • Half Marathon (20km/12 miles) – cost of entry is $80USD
  • Mini Marathon (10km/6 miles) – cost of entry is $60USD
  • DPRK Visa Fee

If you have any questions or queries about North Korea Marathon, Pyongyang, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie