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Experience North Korea

4-Days from €1395 per person (based on two sharing). Enquire for special group rates!

North Korea - beyond the tumultuous political landscape and enigmatic leader Kim Jong Un, is a soft culture of warmth and hospitality – mirrored by its vastly peaceful landscape of dense forest, grassland and mountains. If you would like to discuss taking a tour of North Korea, please feel free to get-in-touch and we will be happy to talk through your queries. Please note for our North Korea tours that prices reduce substantially for larger groups.

The people of North Korea are an intensely proud race – and they do not take the task of showing tourists their beautiful country very lightly. Tourism is very important to the Koreans and not just because of its economic importance, but because it is also their opportunity to show the world the culture and rich history that they are so proud of.

We take our guests to some of the best-known sites in the country - whether that be the sparkling and captivating capital city of Pyongyang, the Demilitarised Zone between North & South Korea or one of the many incredible examples of North Korean architecture such as the Arch of Triumph. Additionally, we are one of the very few companies that can take you to many different areas of the country. Only since 2012 have foreign visitors been able to visit the far North East of province of Hamgyong, and we now regularly travel to Hoeryong City & Chongjin City.

For customers who are interested in traveling to Rason Special Economic Zone, we are happy to arrange this visit also. This area may be of particular interest to any Global Villager who is interested in the economy of North Korea including the products that are manufactured here. Visits to local businesses and factories are not a problem. This is the only location in the country where you can spend local currency in the markets and department stores.

If you would like to play golf on a beautiful course outside of Pyongyang, go skiing at the brand new Masikryong Ski Resort or fly from Pyongyang to Mt. Myohyang on board a chartered Mil Mi-17 helicopter with North Korean livery, just let us know. Our independent tours to the country are extremely adaptable and if there is a specific activity you would like to do or area of the country you wish to visit we can arrange this for you.

Optional Highlights for your Trip

  • Visit the country on St. Patrick’s Day for an Ireland/DPRK cultural exchange in 2018
  • Do a full skiing trip at the brand new high-end Masikryong Ski Resort
  • Play a unique round of golf at a course outside of Pyongyang
  • Run in the Pyongyang Marathon for a once in a lifetime experience
  • Fly in an Air Koryo Tupolev, Ilyushin or Antonov aircraft (yes you can!)
  • Do the DPRK Golden Triangle route - for DPRK fanatics!
  • Drink excellent North Korean beer at the Pyongyang Taedonggang Beer Festival
  • Visit one or many of the countries micro breweries producing world class beers
  • Relax at the beach with local North Korean’s in the summer time
  • Learn about the economy, see commerce in action and visit factories at Rason Special Economic Zone
  • Sample beautiful North Korean cuisine like duck BBQ at a woodland area outside of Pyongyang

Sample Itinerary

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.

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Insider Info

We have worked closely with our tour partners in DPRK since 2013 to allow us to take many Global Villagers to see this incredibly unique country in a safe and enjoyable manner. Our itinerary and pricing is a guide only and each trip can be tailored to your individual requirements or that of your group. If you would like to spend extra days and nights in the DPRK we can easily arrange this. The tour price reduces substantially for small, medium and of course large groups. If there are particular destinations, sites or activities you would like to do, this can be arranged as part of your own designed itinerary. For example if you wish to learn about the history, culture or sports of any of our destinations or of course just relax on a holiday - all of this can catered for. We can offer high end accommodation and/or comfortable budget accommodation for the duration of your trip. Depending on location we can offer also various different types of unique transportation included chartered Soviet area aircraft in North Korea for any aviation buffs out there! Each year we run several cultural exchange tours in the DPRK, for example our St. Patrick’s Day in North Korea trip and we also offer our Global Villagers a chance to help out on a cooperative farm for example.

Included in this tour

  • Train tickets from Beijing to Pyongyang
  • DPRK Visa Fee
  • Friendly local Korean guides
  • Fees for entrance to all sights included
  • Private AC transportation throughout your trip
  • All meals are included unless specified

Not included in this tour

  • International Flights
  • Chinese Visa
  • Personal expenses for drinks and souvenirs
  • Tips for the guide and driver

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