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 holiday, marathon and ski tours, see respective links above.

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

Registration Deadline is two weeks prior to the departure date unless tour is filled earlier.
The DPRK Weekender - Beijing Departure

The DPRK Weekender - Beijing Departure

3 nights, 4 days in DPRK

Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Beijing

  • May 23-26, 2015 - CLOSED
  • 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

  • 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 $1,600
  • 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

  • May 23-28, 2015
  • June 13-18, 2015
  • June 20-25, 2015
  • August 8-13, 2015
  • October 10-15, 2015
  • September 26-October 1, 2015
  • November 14-19, 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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Mount Paektu Weekend Getaway - Shanghai Departure

Mount Paektu Weekend Getaway - Shanghai Departure

3 full days in DPRK

Shanghai → Pyongyang → Paekdu → DMZ → Shanghai

  • June 19-21, 2015
  • September 25-27, 2015
  • Single $1749
  • Double $1499

This short getaway takes you outside of Pyongyang and up to the highest, most majestic peak in all of east Asia, Mount Paektu! Standing tall at 2,744 m (9,003 ft) high, this mountain range is a sacred place for all Koreans and has been known as the birthplace of Korea for centuries starting from the legendary King Tangun, founding father of Korea. Arrive into Pyongyang very early on Friday morning. On the first day, see the highlights of Pyongyang, take a ride on the Pyongyang Metro, see the “US spy ship” (aka USS Pueblo), test your skills at the Meari Shooting Range and enjoy DPRK craft beer. On the second day, take a short charter flight to Mount Paekdu where we’ll climb to the peak and look down onto Lake Chon, the deepest crater lake in the world. On the third day, travel to the DMZ to witness the living conflict at the North-South Korea border. This tour is ideal for both the returning DPRK enthusiast and the everyday traveler looking to see as much of North Korea’s rugged natural beauty as possible. Flights from Shanghai and DPRK visa fees all included.

This tour requires a minimum of 15 people to run.

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The Pyongyang Open Golf Tournament - Shanghai Departure

The Pyongyang Open Golf Tournament - Shanghai Departure

3 full days in DPRK

Pyongyang → Pyongyang Golf Course → Nampho

  • August 28-30, 2015
  • Single $1999
  • Double $1849

You can bet that FedEx won’t ship your clubs to this course! Take on your buddies and other die hard adventure golfers over 2 full rounds of exhilarating tournament play at the world’s most exotic 18-hole golf course. You too can challenge Kim Jong Il’s incredible course record of 38 under par! Prizes include the red champions’ jacket (unlike Augusta, we let you keep yours), Callaway clubs and the ultimate bragging rights. Register now for this unbelievable Pyongyang Open Golf Tournament.

You can bring your clubs via Air Koryo or there are Lancefield rentals available at the golf course. Tour price includes all green fees, caddy and cart fees and rentals. Also included are airfare from Shanghai and DPRK visa fees.

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DPRK FIFA World Cup Tour - Shanghai Departure

DPRK FIFA World Cup Tour - Shanghai Departure

4 full days in DPRK

Pyongyang → FIFA MATCH → Mt. Myohyang → DMZ

  • June 15-18, 2015
  • October 5-8, 2015
  • October 12-15, 2015
  • Single $2050
  • Double $1750

**SPECIAL FIFA WORLD CUP TOUR**

This is your CHANCE to watch the DPRK National Team in their home field competing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia! Here is the match schedule all to be held in the Kim Il Sung Stadium:

16 June: DPR Korea vs Uzbekistan 17:00
8 October: DPR Korea vs Philippines 16:30
13 October: DPR Korea vs Yemen 16:30
17 November: DPR Korea vs Bahrain 16:00 (see Beijing departure)

All games will be played in the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Participants in this special tour will receive entry to the stadium, prime seating for the games, and visits to other sporting facilities in Pyongyang. We’ll also visit the Pyongyang International Football School for a chance to play a match with aspiring athletes. Full city and DMZ tour included. Flights from Shanghai/Beijing and DPRK visa fees all included.

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DPRK FIFA World Cup Tour - Beijing Departure

DPRK FIFA World Cup Tour - Beijing Departure

5 Nights, 6 Days in DPRK

Pyongyang → FIFA MATCH → Mt. Myohyang → DMZ

  • June 13-18, 2015
  • October 10-15, 2015
  • November 14-19, 2015
  • Single $2050
  • Double $1750

**SPECIAL FIFA WORLD CUP TOUR**

This is your CHANCE to watch the DPRK National Team in their home field competing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia! Here is the match schedule all to be held in the Kim Il Sung Stadium:

16 June: DPR Korea vs Uzbekistan 17:00
8 October: DPR Korea vs Philippines 16:30 (see Shanghai departure)
13 October: DPR Korea vs Yemen 16:30
17 November: DPR Korea vs Bahrain 16:00

All games will be played in the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang. Participants in this special tour will receive entry to the stadium, prime seating for the games, and visits to other sporting facilities in Pyongyang. We’ll also visit the Pyongyang International Football School for a chance to play a match with aspiring athletes. Full city and DMZ tour included. Flights from Beijing and DPRK visa fees all included.

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North Korea Bicycle Tour - Spring and National Day Editions

North Korea Bicycle Tour - Spring and National Day Editions

7 Nights, 8 Days in the DPRK

Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ → Nampho → Masik → Wonsan → Hamhung → Pyongyang

  • September 7-14, 2015
  • Single $2,595
  • Double $2,195

Our North Korea Bike Tour is unlike any tour ever offered in the DPRK! We’ll cycle west for 12 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 12 km city ride through the streets of Pyongyang! or a morning ride along city center in Wonsan. 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 at the Golden Lanes Bowling Alley. Join us on this magnificent journey and prepare yourself to meet wonderful people and broaden your world perspective.

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

  • 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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