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.
The DPRK Weekender - Beijing Departure

The DPRK Weekender - Beijing Departure

3 nights, 4 days in DPRK

Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Beijing

  • April 25-28, 2015
  • May 2-5, 2015
  • May 23-26, 2015
  • June 20-23, 2015
  • July 11-14, 2015
  • July 25-28, 2015
  • August 8-11, 2015
  • September 26-29, 2015
  • October 3-6, 2015
  • November 21-24, 2015
  • Choose your own dates (weekly departure Saturday to Tuesday all year round)
  • Single $1500
  • Double $1250

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 3-night weekend 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 in the 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.

Note: With a minimum of 2 travelers, this tour will depart every Saturday to Tuesday all year round at group rates. “Choose your own dates” when you book. This tour can also be scheduled as a private custom tour for those looking for a closed group experience.

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The DPRK Weekender - Shanghai Departure

The DPRK Weekender - Shanghai Departure

3 nights, 3 full days in DPRK

Shanghai → Pyongyang → Nampho → Kaesong/DMZ → Shanghai

  • May 1-3, 2015
  • June 19-21, 2015
  • July 10-12, 2015
  • August 14-16, 2015
  • September 25-27, 2015
  • October 2-4, 2015
  • Choose your own dates (any Friday to Sunday until October 25, 2015)
  • Single $1,650
  • Double $1,400

It’s time to take a long weekend and join us in Pyongyang for this classic 3-night Friday to Sunday tour. Depart Shanghai on late Thursday evening / early Friday morning on Air Koryo, an experience in itself, and head to the historic Koryo Hotel to check in. The following day, 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. Explore the city of Nampho and get a glimpse of factory and farm life in the DPRK. On our last day in the DPRK, we’ll visit the DMZ and see the living division between North and South Korea. Return to Shanghai on Sunday evening, just in time to make it to work on Monday!

This tour does not include an overnight stay in Shanghai, nor transportation to the airport. DPRK visas are handed out at the Pudong airport.

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The 5-Day Standard

The 5-Day Standard

5 nights, 6 days in DPRK

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

  • April 25-30, 2015
  • May 2-7, 2015
  • May 23-28, 2015
  • June 20-25, 2015
  • August 8-13, 2015
  • September 26-October 1, 2015
  • November 21-26, 2015
  • Choose your own dates (Saturday to Thursday all year round)
  • Single $1900
  • Double $1650

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. In Nampho, you’ll check out farm life and see the impressive West Sea Barrage. 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.

Note: With a minimum of 2 travelers, this tour will depart every Saturday to Thursday all year round at group rates. “Choose your own dates” when you book. This tour can also be scheduled as a private custom tour for those looking for a closed group experience.

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2 Day Express May Day Tour - Beijing Departure

2 Day Express May Day Tour - Beijing Departure

2 nights, 3 days in DPRK

Beijing → Pyongyang → Beijing

  • April 30 - May 2, 2015
  • Single $1,099
  • Double $999

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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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
  • June 5 - 20, 2015
  • Single $2,450
  • Double $2,050

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: $2,450 / double: $2,050)

Last Frontier Leg II: North by Northeast - June 12 - 20, 2015 (single: $2,950 / double: $2,550)

Legs I & II: June 5 - 20, 2015 (single: $4,925 / double: $4,125)



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
  • June 5 - 20, 2015
  • Single $2,950
  • Double $2,550

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: $2,450 / double: $2,050)

Last Frontier Leg II: North by Northeast - June 12 - 20, 2015 (single: $2,950 / double: $2,550)

Legs I & II: June 5 - 20, 2015 (single: $4,925 / double: $4,125)



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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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

  • June 22- 30, 2015
  • Single $2,450
  • Double $2,050

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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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 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016
  • Single $1800
  • Double $1550

Ring in the New Year with the Pyongyang Bell in North Korea! We’ve got the perfect New Year’s Eve lineup for you! 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!

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Budget Tour: Spring Break in North Korea!

Budget Tour: Spring Break in North Korea!

5 nights, 6 days in DPRK

Beijing → Pyongyang → Nampho → Kaesong → DMZ

  • March 5 - 10, 2016
  • Single $1445
  • Double $1195

This spring break, step outside of the box and venture into one of the 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 (North) 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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1 Day Pyongyang Express Tour - Shanghai Departure

1 Day Pyongyang Express Tour - Shanghai Departure

1 Full Day

Shanghai → Pyongyang → Shanghai

  • April 10, 2015 - CLOSED
  • April 13, 2015 - CLOSED
  • Single $549
  • Double $499

**SPECIAL 1 DAY CITY TOUR / LIMITED TIME ONLY**

Take advantage of this special mini 1 day Pyongyang express tour at incredible rates. Arrive into Pyongyang very early in the morning. Check into the Koryo Hotel and take a quick rest before taking on the city. See the highlights of Pyongyang, the Mansudae Grand Monuments, the Victorious War Museum and the Juche Tower. Take a ride on the Pyongyang Metro, see the “US spy ship” (aka USS Pueblo) and then enjoy DPRK craft beer before returning to Shanghai at night on the same day! Flights from Shanghai and DPRK visa fees all included.

If you’re looking for a longer trip with departure from Shanghai, see our 3 Night Classic Tour.

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DPRK Weekend Express Tour - Shanghai Departure

DPRK Weekend Express Tour - Shanghai Departure

2 Days, 1 Night in DPRK

Shanghai → Pyongyang → DMZ → Shanghai

  • April 11 - 12, 2015 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Single $899
  • Double $799

**SPECIAL 2 DAY PYONGYANG AND DMZ TOUR**

STRICTLY WEEKEND TOUR - SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (great for those without vacation days!)

Take advantage of this special WEEKEND express tour at incredible rates. Arrive into Pyongyang very early on SATURDAY morning. Check into the Koryo Hotel and take a quick rest before taking on Pyongyang. See the highlights of Pyongyang, the Mansudae Grand Monuments, the Victorious War Museum and the Juche Tower. Take a ride on the Pyongyang Metro, see the “US spy ship” (aka USS Pueblo) and then enjoy DPRK craft beer for your overnight in Pyongyang. The next morning, drive to the infamous DMZ and be one of the few who has seen divided Korea from the North side. Take photos with North Korean military soldiers, check out some UNESCO sites in Kaesong and return safely back to Shanghai on SUNDAY at 11:30pm. Flights from Shanghai and DPRK visa fees all included.

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