Tours

Signature Series

Uri Signature Series is comprised of annual and semi-annual tours to North Korea that accommodate up to 18 guests. These DPRK tours are open to the public and are most appropriate for those who wish to travel in a fun and intimate group setting. Tours are guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 people and capped at 18 people.

Who can book a North Korea tour with us?
  • Almost anyone who is physically fit to travel, including Americans
  • South Korean passport holders, journalists and photographers should contact us
  • Anyone above 18 years of age; those under 18 are encouraged to join but need permission from a guardian
  • See other guidelines on our FAQs page

For more information on booking a tour with us, see How to Travel to North Korea

Registration Deadlines are two weeks prior to the departure date.
Special Inoki Pro-Wrestling Invitational

Special Inoki Pro-Wrestling Invitational

3 nights, 4 days in DPRK

Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Inoki Wrestling Event

  • August 29 - September 1, 2014
  • Single $1800
  • Double $1650

Uri Tours is inviting you to one of the biggest events of the year in the DPRK! On par with the Dennis Rodman games in North Korea, you now have a chance to see a historic International Pro-Wrestling Friendship Event in Pyongyang hosted by the famous Japanese WWE wrestler, Antonio Inoki!

On August 30 and 31, 2014, Antonio Inoki and North Korea’s International Martial Arts Games Committee will host an International Pro-Wrestling Friendship event in Pyongyang, inviting world-class wrestlers and martial artists to compete in the spirit of friendship and diplomacy. This is a rare and historic event. The last friendship wrestling event held by Inoki in Pyongyang was in 1995 - viewable by pay-per-view!

Uri Tours has been granted permission to bring tourists to see this 2-day event! It will be held at the Chun Doo Hyun gymnasium (home to the Dennis Rodman basketball games and the Moranbong band rock concerts). 7 countries will be represented in the competition including the USA and Japan. Not only will you see professional wrestling, there will also be boxing and martial arts demonstrations.

Tickets can be purchased in cash at the door on each night of the event (you can choose to see it only on 1 night, or both):

Ringside Class A seats: 200 USD
Class B seats: 100 USD

On top of that, in this incredible weekend, you’ll see all of the highlights of Pyongyang, capital city of the DPRK, and the DMZ. If a weekend in the DPRK is too short, we have a 7-night option HERE.

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The Pyongyang Direct via Shanghai

The Pyongyang Direct via Shanghai

4 nights, 5 days in DPRK

Shanghai → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Shanghai

  • September 4 - 8, 2014
  • September 8 - 12, 2014
  • September 12 - 16, 2014
  • September 16 - 20, 2014
  • September 20 - 24, 2014
  • September 24 - 28, 2014
  • September 28 - October 2, 2014
  • October 2 - 6, 2014
  • Single $1,750
  • Double $1,600

INTRODUCING LIMITED TIME NORTH KOREA TOURS VIA SHANGHAI!  

From July 6 to October 6, 2014, there will be weekly direct Air Koryo flights from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport to Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport:

Shanghai - Pyongyang JS552 Depart 4:00am (04:00) Arrive 7:00am local time (07:00)       
                                             
Pyongyang - Shanghai JS551 Depart 1:50am (01:50) Arrive 3am local time (03:00) 

We know it’s early! But so worth it! This summer, take off from Shanghai, the financial capital of China and join us in Pyongyang for this short weekend tour. Depart Shanghai on Air Koryo, an experience in itself, and head straight to attend a viewing at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the late leaders lie in state. Then we’ll head to the Yanggakdo International Hotel to check in and rest before an afternoon out in the capital city of Pyongyang! The following day, take a fascinating 2+ hour long road trip to the DMZ and see the living division between North and South Korea. Our last day in the DPRK, visit all of the iconic DPRK monuments like the Tower of Juche Idea, a massive 150-meter concrete structure, take a ride on the Pyongyang metro, the deepest in the world, and see the newly renovated Fatherland Liberation War Museum alongside the USS Pueblo. Head back to Shanghai on Sunday in the early morning, giving you enough time to rest up for the week ahead.

Note: this tour does not include an overnight stay in Shanghai, nor transportation to the airport. DPRK visas will be handed out in Shanghai.

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2014 Arirang Mass Games Sub: Pro-Wrestling Friendship Event

2014 Arirang Mass Games Sub: Pro-Wrestling Friendship Event

7 Nights, 8 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Mt. Myohyang → Wonsan → Kaesong → DMZ → Sariwon City

  • August 24 - September 1, 2014
  • Single $2,800
  • Double $2,400

We had to break it to you: the 2014 Arirang Mass Games has been cancelled. But don’t worry, we’re offering a suitable alternative: a chance to see a historic International Pro-Wrestling Friendship Event in Pyongyang hosted by the famous Japanese wrestler, Antonio Inoki!

On August 30 and 31, 2014, Antonio Inoki and North Korea’s International Martial Arts Games Committee will host an International Pro-Wrestling Friendship event in Pyongyang, inviting world-class wrestlers and martial artists to compete in the spirit of friendship and diplomacy. This is a rare and historic event, the last one of its kind was held in 1995.

Uri Tours has been granted permission to bring tourists to see this 2-day event! It will be held at the Chun Doo Hyun gymnasium (home to the Dennis Rodman basketball games and the Moranbong band rock concerts). 7 countries will be represented in the competition including the USA and Japan. Not only will you see professional wrestling, there will also be boxing and martial arts demonstrations.

Tickets can be purchased in cash at the door on each night of the event (you can choose to see it only on 1 night, or both):

Ringside Class A seats: 200 USD
Class B seats: 100 USD

If this tour is too long for you, any of our other tours coinciding with this event will bring you front and center. Check out our DPRK Weekender Tour (August 29 - September 1) and our new and limited time Shanghai - Pyongyang tours.

Apart from enjoying the International Pro-Wrestling Event and everything else that Pyongyang has to offer, get out of the city and enjoy the spectacular beaches and mountains of the east coast!  A well rounded, exciting North Korea tour that will easily satisfy travelers hungry to see the DPRK!

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Pyongyang Marathon Long Tour 2015

Pyongyang Marathon Long Tour 2015

5 Nights, 6 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ → Mt. Myohyang

  • April 10-16, 2015
  • Single $2,400
  • Double $2,100

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 PYONGYANG MARATHON

Uri Tours is proud to announce that it has finally gained permission for amateurs to run in the 2015 Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon! We successfully brought our first group of foreign (and American) runners in April 2014 and we’re now ready to take registration for the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon being held on April 12, 2015. Bring your running shoes and join us for this historic event!

Join us in Pyongyang for one of these options:

RUN THE FULL MARATHON (separate registration fee of $100 USD)
RUN A HALF MARATHON (separate registration fee of $70 USD)
RUN A 10K (separate registration fee of $50 USD)
WATCH THE MARATHON (separate $28 USD fee to watch sporting events in the Kim Il Sung Stadium)

FOR AMATEURS: Almost anyone can run in the amateur marathon, half marathon or 10K alongside professional runners. Americans, and other nationalities, can apply! There are no official qualifying times for the amateur marathon. However, you must either FINISH or STOP within 4 hours for the marathon, 2.5 hours for the half marathon and 1.5 hours for the 10K.

FOR PROFESSIONALS: To qualify for the professional marathon, men need a record of less than 2 hours and 27 minutes and women need a record of less than 2 hours and 38 minutes. Professional Registrants must provide proof of an official record time from the past 3 years. The International Athletics Federation registers the records of professional marathon runners who attend the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon.

More information on the Pyongyang Marathon HERE

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Pyongyang Marathon Short Tour 2015

Pyongyang Marathon Short Tour 2015

3 nights, 4 days in DPRK

Pyongyang → Marathon → Kaesong/DMZ

  • April 11 - 14, 2015
  • Single $1800
  • Double $1650

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 PYONGYANG MARATHON

This is your chance to run free through the streets of Pyongyang in the 2015 Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon held on April 12, 2015. In this short tour, you’ll run or see the Pyongyang marathon in its second year of allowing amateurs (and American runners), while taking in some Pyongyang sights and visiting the DMZ and the city of Kaesong.

Choose from these options:

RUN THE FULL MARATHON (separate registration fee of $100 USD)
RUN A HALF MARATHON (separate registration fee of $70 USD)
RUN A 10K (separate registration fee of $50 USD)
WATCH THE MARATHON (separate $28 USD fee to watch a soccer event in the Kim Il Sung Stadium)

FOR AMATEURS: Almost anyone can run in the amateur marathon, half marathon or 10K alongside professional runners. Americans, and other nationalities, can apply! There are no official qualifying times for the amateur marathon. However, you must either FINISH or STOP within 4 hours for the marathon, 2.5 hours for the half marathon and 1.5 hours for the 10K.

FOR PROFESSIONALS: To qualify for the professional marathon, men need a record of less than 2 hours and 27 minutes and women need a record of less than 2 hours and 38 minutes. Professional Registrants must provide proof of an official record time from the past 3 years. The International Athletics Federation registers the records of professional marathon runners who attend the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon.

More information on the Pyongyang Marathon HERE

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The DPRK Weekender

The DPRK Weekender

3 nights, 4 days in DPRK

Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ

  • September 12-15, 2014
  • October 25-28, 2014
  • November 8-11, 2014
  • December 27-30, 2014
  • January 23 - 26, 2015
  • February 6 - 9, 2015
  • March 6 - 9, 2015
  • May 1-4, 2014
  • Single $1800
  • Double $1650

Kick off your shoes, take the weekend off and join us in Pyongyang for this short-but-sweet tour of one of most fascinating places in the world! In this Friday-Monday tour, be transported to another world as you explore Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka “North Korea”). Visit all of the iconic DPRK monuments like the Tower of Juche Idea, a massive 150-meter concrete structure, take a ride on the Pyongyang metro, the deepest in the world, and see the newly renovated Fatherland Liberation War Museum alongside the USS Pueblo. On the second full day in the DPRK, take a road-trip to the DMZ, the border between the North and South Korea and learn a different perspective of history. Arrive safely back in Beijing on Monday morning, giving you time to sneak back into the office!

This tour is ideal for the average Beijinger looking for a quick getaway, and/or for those who don’t need much hand-holding while in Beijing. Note: this tour does not include an overnight stay in Beijing, nor transportation to the airport. DPRK visas will be handed out at a group dinner in Beijing on Thursday evening.

All-year round offer: with just 2 people, you can schedule this tour at our group rates on any weekend. Contact us at info@uritours.com and let us know which dates. You may be grouped with other travelers on those dates. For a strictly private tour, see HERE.

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The 5-Day Standard

The 5-Day Standard

5 nights, 6 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang→ Mt. Myohyang → Kaesong → DMZ

  • September 5 - 11, 2014
  • October 10 - 16, 2014
  • November 7-13, 2014
  • March 27 - April 2, 2015
  • May 22 - 28, 2015
  • July 3 - 9, 2015
  • August 7 - 13, 2015
  • Single $2,400
  • Double $2,100

In this anytime-of-year classic tour, see all of the major must-see spots of North Korea. See all of the Pyongyang highlights: Mansudae Grand Monument, Tower of Juche Idea and more. Experience aspects of North Korean culture through a visit to a schoolchildren’s palace, a ride on the Pyongyang metro, a visit to the newly re-opened Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and USS Pueblo, and a cooperative farm. Take a day trip to Mount Myohyang and hike a popular mountain among locals, enjoying a picnic lunch in between. See the DMZ along the 38th parallel dividing North and South Korea and visit the recently re-opened Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the late leaders lie in state. This tour begins in Beijing and includes an overnight in Beijing, a group dinner and a ride to the airport.

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Kim Jong Il Birthday Tour

Kim Jong Il Birthday Tour

4 Nights, 5 Days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ

  • February 12 - 17, 2015
  • Single $2,400
  • Double $2,100

Travel to North Korea to witness the 102nd birthday celebration of General Kim Jong Il. You’ll have the rare opportunity to really mix it up with the locals during the public dances, parades and other festivities that mark this important DPRK holiday! And for those of you who are truly interested in DPRK history and culture, you can’t miss the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the late General Kim Jong Il lies in state. Of course, we’ll be heading outside of the city as well, where we’ll relish the picturesque winterscapes of the DPRK. Grab your coat and join us on this brisk February adventure!

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North Korea Bike Tour - Spring and National Day Editions

North Korea Bike Tour - Spring and National Day Editions

7 Nights, 8 Days in the DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ → Nampho → Wonsan → Hamhung

  • September 7-15, 2014
  • May 10 - 18, 2015
  • September 6-14, 2015
  • Single $2,850
  • Double $2,450

Our North Korea Bike Tour is unlike any tour ever offered in the DPRK! We’ll cycle west for 45 km on the Road of Youth Heroes and tackle 30 km of beautiful, winding roads leading from Chonnae County to the picturesque Ulim Waterfalls. We’ll supplement these treks with leisurely rides like our 16 km ride through the Sinpyong Kumggang Resort and a 4 km city ride through the streets of Pyongyang! On top of that, we’ll provide as many opportunities as possible for you to experience North Korean people and culture, whether it’s beach volleyball at the Majon Pleasure Ground or mixing with locals on Kwangbok Street. Join us on this magnificent journey and prepare yourself to meet wonderful people and broaden your perspective on travel’s last frontier.

Our Fall Edition of the North Korea Bike Tour falls on DPRK’s National Day - September 9, 1948 was when the country was founded. In addition to cycling, expect to take part in mass dances in the park, see fireworks and quite possibly even see a military parade! If you can’t wait until the fall, our Spring Edition tour is promised to be uniquely exciting.

Experience level: some cycling experience required. Most terrain will be flat, but there will be long uphill routes. If any portion of the route is too strenuous, cyclists will have an option to ride in the bus.

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Beer, Fishing, Boats and Guns Tour

Beer, Fishing, Boats and Guns Tour

7 Nights, 8 Days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Nampho → Wonsan → Kaesong → DMZ

  • October 3 - 11, 2014
  • Single $2,850
  • Double $2,450

In this brand new North Korean Adventure, we’ll see all of imperial Pyongyang and also partake in some of the city’s most stimulating extracurricular activities! The internet is buzzing about the DPRK’s quality beers, and we’ll sample DPRK beer from some of the city’s top microbreweries, including the Rakwon Paradise Microbrewery, the Taedonggang Craft Brewery and, of course, the Yanggakdo Hotel Microbrewery. In addition, we’ll have the opportunity to fish on the Taedong River, where you’ll have a choice of just taking in the scenery or fishing along the riverbank. You can even take out a small rowboat out on the river. We’ll also make a stop at the popular Pyongyang Gun Range, where you can do a bit of target practice and even bag a pheasant, which you can give away or have your hotel prepare! After our Pyongyang adventures, we’ll get out of the city and take a road trip to Wonsan, enjoy the hot springs at Nampho and, of course, the DMZ. This trip is a must for anyone looking for a truly unique experience in the DPRK!

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The Last Frontier Leg I: West Coast Swing

The Last Frontier Leg I: West Coast Swing

7 Nights, 8 Days in the DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Pyongyang → West Sea Barrage → Nampho → Mt. Kuwol → Sariwon → Kaesong/DMZ → Pyongyang

  • June 5 - 13, 2015
  • Single $2,800
  • Double $2,400

The West Coast Swing is the first leg of our Last Frontier series! Travel with us on Leg I, Leg II or both in order to see North Korea as you have never seen it before. This leg includes all of the must see sights in Pyongyang and then takes you on the incredible journey west through Nampho, Mt. Kuwol and Sariwon. Leg I finishes with Kaesong and the DMZ before returning to Pyongyang to unwind.

For those who wish to continue their journey, Leg II takes us east and north, through Wonsan, Hamhung and into the stunning embrace of Mount Paekdu and Mount Chilbo. Leg II is truly an epic excursion and is great for the returning DPRK tourist or for the first timer who wants to see as little city life as possible.

Travel with us on both legs of this incredible adventure for an unrivaled DPRK experience! 

Last Frontier Leg I: West Coast Swing - June 5 - 13, 2015 (single: $2,800 / double: $2,400)

Last Frontier Leg II: North by Northeast - June 12 - 20, 2015 (single: $3,800 / double: $3,400)

Legs I & II: June 5 - 20, 2015 (single: $5,250 / double: $4,550)



Click the “Details” button below for the full Leg I Itinerary. View the LEG II ITINERARY HERE.

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Last Frontier Leg II: North by Northeast

Last Frontier Leg II: North by Northeast

7 Nights, 8 Days in the DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Pyongyang → Wonsan → Hamhung → Paekdu → Inner Chilbo → Outer Chilbo → Pyongyang

  • June 12 - 20, 2015
  • Single $3,800
  • Double $3,400

North by Northeast is the incredible second leg of our Last Frontier series! This leg takes you outside of Pyongyang almost immediately and into the vast and rugged countryside of the DPRK. We will traverse North Korea’s east coast, visiting Wonsan and Hamhung. From there we will take an amazing charter flight up to the most revered peak in all of east Asia - Mt. Paekdu. Finally, we’ll tackle a daring trek through both inner and outer Chilbo. North by Northeast is truly a tour for both the returning DPRK enthusiast and the everyday traveler looking to see as much of North Korea’s rugged natural beauty as possible. 

For those who would like to also see some of the more traditional DPRK sites, you also have the option to sign up for Leg I of the Last Frontier. If you want to do it all, sign up for both legs of this incredible adventure for a truly unparalleled DPRK experience! 

Last Frontier Leg I: West Coast Swing - June 5 - 13, 2015 (single: $2,800 / double: $2,400)

Last Frontier Leg II: North by Northeast - June 12 - 20, 2015 (single: $3,800 / double: $3,400)

Legs I & II: June 5 - 20, 2015 (single: $5,250 / double: $4,550)



Click the “Details” button below for the full Leg II Itinerary. To view the Leg I itinerary, click here.

This tour requires a minimum of 7 people to run.

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Korean War Victory Day - 5 Nighter

Korean War Victory Day - 5 Nighter

5 Nights, 6 Days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ → Mt. Myohyang

  • July 22 - 28, 2015
  • Single $2,400
  • Double $2,100

Take an extraordinary journey into North Korea during this 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War and see a different perspective of this important but “forgotten” war. We’ll recommend reading materials and hold pre-trip discussions so you can brush up on your Korean War history, and then we’ll visit some of the key sites in the North to get a more holistic picture of the war. Starting in Pyongyang, we visit the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and the USS Pueblo to get a sense of how the North Koreans view this war and their version of how it went down. Our next stop is at the infamous DMZ where we take you to the front lines at the border between North and South Korea. See the Concrete Wall dividing the Korean peninsula at the 38th parallel. Then travel into the mountains to see ancient Buddhist temples. This July 2014, join us on this adventure and learn about the Korean War in a way never imagined before.

For a longer tour option, see Victory Day Tour - 9-Nighter.

Uri Tours does not endorse a particular political viewpoint or side; rather, we facilitate travel and encourage an open dialogue.

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Korean War Victory Day - 9 Nighter

Korean War Victory Day - 9 Nighter

9 Nights, 10 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ → Myohyang → Wonsan → Hamhung → Sinchon → Mt. Kuwol

  • July 22 - August 1, 2015
  • Single $3,400
  • Double $2,850

Take an extraordinary journey into North Korea during this 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War, or “Victory Day” as its called in the DPRK, and see a different perspective of this important but “forgotten” war. Travel to the city of Kaesong, where you can witness the division of Korea; meet North Korean military officers at the DMZ; and see the Concrete Wall along the 38th parallel. Then we hit roads less-traveled to visit the eastern port cities of Wonsan and Hamhung.  In Wonsan, we’ll see a city that was hit particularly hard during the Korean War but is now reviving itself as a beach resort area. Then, we’ll travel along the eastern coast to Hamhung, a city that does not see many foreigners, to visit a fertilizer factory, the grand theatre and more! Lastly, we’ll go to the Sinchon Museum of American War Atrocities—the title speaks for itself. Join us on this longer adventure and learn about the Korean War in a way never imagined before.

This tour is an extension of our 5-Night Victory Day tour, allowing those who want to see more of the DPRK to stay on.

Uri Tours does not endorse a particular political viewpoint or side; rather, we facilitate travel and encourage an open dialogue.

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Remote Mountain Tour - National Day Edition

Remote Mountain Tour - National Day Edition

12 Nights, 13 Days in the DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Paekdu → Chilbo → Chongjin → Hamhung → Kumgang → Wonsan → DMZ → Myohyang

  • August 28 - September 10, 2015
  • Single $4,550
  • Double $3,850

Our Remote Mountain Tour gives you a DPRK experience unlike any other. Whether you are a returning traveler or a DPRK newbie looking for more than your average tour, this is the tour for you! In this comprehensive 14 day tour, we start in the capital city of Pyongyang. By charter flight, visit two of the most breathtaking mountains in all of Korea, Paekdusan and Chilbosan! Then we make a special visit to Chongjin, a forgotten city that’s making a revival as a new special tourism zone. Then we’ll make our way East through Wonsan, Hamhung and the spectacular Kumgang Mountains for an unparalleled hiking experience. Tour the DMZ to experience first-hand the living conflict in the Korean peninsula. And on top of all of that, you’ll have the chance to participate in the local festivities during National Day, the day the country was founded.

Join us for this great trek across the DPRK and make friends and memories that you will treasure for a long time to come.

This tour requires a minimum of 7 people to run.

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DPRK Party Foundation Day Tour

DPRK Party Foundation Day Tour

4 nights, 5 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang→ Kaesong → DMZ

  • October 8 - 13, 2014
  • October 8 - 13, 2015
  • Single $2,250
  • Double $1,895

Traveling during national DPRK holidays is a great opportunity to see North Korea. October 10 is the DPRK Party Foundation Day. Plan to see celebrations in the street and join locals at the Moranbong Park where people take the day off to rest and relax with family and friends. See all of the Pyongyang highlights: Mansudae Grand Monument, Tower of Juche Idea, Party Foundation Monument and more. Experience aspects of North Korean culture a ride on the Pyongyang metro, a visit to the newly opened Pyongyang Folk Park and enjoy a drink at the Rakwon Microbrewery. See the DMZ along the 38th parallel dividing North and South Korea and visit the recently re-opened Kumsusan Memorial Palace (mausoleum that houses the late leaders). This tour begins in Beijing and includes an overnight in Beijing, a group dinner and a ride to the airport.

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DPRK Culture & Art Tour

DPRK Culture & Art Tour

7 Nights, 8 Days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Mt. Myohyang → Nampho → West Sea Barrage → Mt. Kuwol → Kaesong → DMZ

  • October 15-23, 2014
  • Single $2,850
  • Double $2,450

With all the politics in the news, not much emphasis is placed on North Korea’s history and culture.  It may be surprising to learn that there are several traditional Korean dishes that famously hail from the North, such as Pyongyang’s Cold Noodles (Naeng or Raeng Myun) or Kaesong’s Chicken Ginseng Soup.  Come with us to experience these and other highlights of North Korean cuisine!  This tour will also take us to the Mansudae Art Studio, where we’ll witness top practitioners reveal the hidden artistry of the DPRK. We will travel into the mountains to view ancient buddhist temples. To cap it all off, we’ll even learn how to prepare certain traditional dishes up close and personal with DPRK chefs! This tour begins in Beijing, where we’ll travel to the Mansudae Art Studio in Beijing’s famous 798 Art District, before heading off for a traditional Chinese dinner and spending an overnight near the Sanlitun Bar Village.

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Ski North Korea Short Tour

Ski North Korea Short Tour

4 Nights, 5 Days in the DPRK

Pyongyang → Wonsan → Masik Pass Ski Resort

  • December 4 - 8, 2014
  • January 2 - 6, 2015
  • January 22 - 26, 2015
  • February 17 - 21, 2015
  • Single $2,250
  • Double $1,950

This winter take a quick ski trip to North Korea! This short 4 night excursion is perfect for the seasoned traveler who wants to get a quick look at the most exotic ski destination on earth!

Important Notes

  • All scheduled skiing is included in tour price
  • Masik Pass highest elevation: 1360 m (4461 ft) above sea level
  • There are 10 runs, but only 5 are currently open
  • 4 chairlifts are up and running and 1 will bring you to the peak
  • Night skiing will be available, but is not included in the price (it will be about 10 Euros per night)
  • If you are bringing your own skis, it will cost 20RMB per additional kg to check them on Air Koryo for the Beijing - Pyongyang route, and 4 Euros per additional kg for the Pyongyang - Beijing route
  • See more details on the Masik Pass Ski Resort HERE and more pictures from our trips HERE

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Ski North Korea Long Tour

Ski North Korea Long Tour

6 Nights, 7 Days in the DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Masik Pass Ski Resort → Kaesong/DMZ

  • November 17 - 24, 2014
  • December 1 - 8, 2014
  • January 11 - 19, 2015
  • January 19 - 26, 2015
  • Single $2,850
  • Double $2,450

This is your chance to see all of the usual monuments of Pyongyang, the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the late leaders lie in state, the DMZ, and the Masik Pass Ski Resort, all in one adventure-packed tour! Sign up to be one of the first to run the virgin slopes of the DPRK!

Important Notes

  • All scheduled skiing is included in tour price
  • Masik Pass highest elevation: 1360 m (4461 ft) above sea level
  • There are 10 runs, but only 5 are currently open
  • 4 chairlifts are up and running and 1 will bring you to the peak
  • Night skiing will be available, but is not included in the price (it will be about 10 Euros per night)
  • If you are bringing your own skis, it will cost 20RMB per additional kg to check them on Air Koryo for the Beijing - Pyongyang route, and 4 Euros per additional kg for the Pyongyang - Beijing route
  • See more details on the Masik Pass Ski Resort HERE and more pictures from our trips HERE

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New Year’s in North Korea

New Year’s in North Korea

4 nights, 5 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Kaesong/DMZ → Pyongyang

  • December 29, 2014 - January 3, 2015
  • Single $2200
  • Double $1825

Ring in the New Year with the Pyongyang Bell in North Korea! You will not find a more exotic and interesting New Year’s Eve lineup anywhere on the planet! We’ll be staying at the historic Koryo Hotel, a popular hotel for locals and foreigners alike that is located in central Pyongyang. We’ll spend the morning of New Year’s Eve with a visit to the DMZ before returning to Pyongyang for an awesome night of beer, Korean soju and karaoke. There will be fireworks over the Taedong River and, at midnight, we’ll count down the seconds to the ringing of the Pyongyang Bell, which is North Korea’s traditional way of welcoming the new year. On New Year’s Day, we’ll continue the North Korean style celebrations by eating songpyeon, a traditional half-moon sized rice cake. We’ll also get to enjoy the indoor facilities of the brand new Munsu Water Park, shoot a rifle at the newly renovated Meari Shooting Range and ride horses at the new Mirim Horseback Riding Club. Join us this New Year’s Eve for an experience you will not forget!

SKI EXTENSION! Add on our Ski North Korea Short Tour from January 3-6, 2014 to extend your DPRK stay for a total combined price of $3,225.

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Spring Break in North Korea!

Spring Break in North Korea!

5 nights, 6 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Nampho → Kaesong → DMZ

  • March 15 - 21, 2015
  • Single $2125
  • Double $1875

This spring break, step outside of the box and venture into one of the arguably most fascinating countries in the world, North Korea! This will be a spring break like you’ve never experienced before. We’ll take you on a cultural trip of a lifetime from exploring the capital city of Pyongyang, to a road-trip to Nampho, sleeping on traditional heated floors in the historic city of Kaesong, and seeing the DMZ from the North Korean side! Even learn a few words of Korean.

At this discounted price, this tour is designed with students in mind, but open to the general adventurous and academic traveler.

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Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour - 5-Nighter

Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour - 5-Nighter

5 Nights, 6 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Mt. Myohyang → Nampho → Kaesong → DMZ

  • April 10 - 16, 2015
  • Single $2,450
  • Double $2150

This 5-night DPRK tour is uniquely timed to visit the DPRK during the 103rd birthday anniversary celebration of the late DPRK President, Kim Il Sung. A major holiday in the DPRK, tour participants will have a first-hand chance to participate in festivities and public dances with locals. This is a time of the year that is perfect for visitors, as the weather warms and locals are gearing up for the holiday festivities. In this classic tour, see all of the Pyongyang highlights while still managing to travel outside of the capital to the western port city of Nampho and the must-see De-Militarized Zone between North and South Korea. The tour begins with a night in Beijing with a traditional Peking Duck dinner and an overnight stay near the Sanlitun Village.

If you want to see more of the DPRK, join our 10-night Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour!

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Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour - 10-Nighter

Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour - 10-Nighter

10 nights, 11 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ → Mt. Myohyang → Nampho → Wonsan → Mt. Kumgang → Hamhung

  • April 10 - 21, 2015
  • Single $3,595
  • Double $2,995

Get ready for an action-packed 10 nights in the DPR of Korea! If you’re looking for a vacation that comes with bragging rights, you’ve found it! Start your adventure by choosing to join either the 5-Night Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour or the Pyongyang Marathon Long Tour, hitting up all of the Pyongyang highlights, traveling to the mystical mountains of Myohyang, seeing the DMZ from the North Korean side and participating in the holiday festivities! Once the 5-nighters depart, the 10-nighters will continue on for an East Coast swing to the far-less traveled coastal cities of Wonsan and Hamhung and a coveted overnight trip to Mount Kumgang (known as the “Diamond Mountains”).

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International Worker’s May Day Tour

International Worker’s May Day Tour

4 nights, 5 days in DPRK + 1 Night in Beijing

Beijing → Mount Ryonggak → Pyongyang→ Kaesong/DMZ

  • April 27 - May 2, 2015
  • Single $2250
  • Double $1895

Spend this year’s International Worker’s Day (or better known as May Day) in the DPRK! International Worker’s Day is a holiday recognized in over 80 countries worldwide (including the DPRK) to celebrate the international labour movement. North Korea celebrates May Day in its own special way, and this year you can be a part of the festivities. This is a great time of year to the travel to the DPRK as the weather warms and the North Korean people are themselves enjoying the May Day holidays. Be prepared for mass dances in the square, picnic in the park with luring locals, tug-of-wars, volleyball games and more! A North Korean cultural experience like no other!

The tour begins in Beijing, where you’ll be staying near the dynamic Sanlitun Village. Fly to Pyongyang via Air Koryo to see all of the Pyongyang highlights, including a visit to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where late DPRK leaders lie in state. Hike the mountains of Ryonggak, and travel to Kaesong to take a tour of the DMZ on the border between South and North Korea.

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