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.Who can book a North Korea tour with us?
- Almost anyone who is physically fit for active travel, including Americans, except South Korean passport holders, journalists and photojournalists
- Anyone above 18 years of age; those under 18 need parental permission
- See other guidelines on our FAQs page
- Our tours are deluxe accommodation tours. We choose the highest possible accommodations on all of our packages. In Pyongyang, our guests stay at the Koryo Hotel. Our longer tours include an overnight at the top luxury hotels in the country.
- All listed tour prices include round-trip flights and DPRK visa fees.
- We take credit card payment in USD (no additional transaction fees). Inquire about RMB payment.
The DPRK Weekender - Beijing Departure
3 nights, 4 days in DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Beijing
- March 18-21, 2017
- April 14-17, 2017 (Kim Il Sung Birthday Special Fri-Mon)
- Apr 29-May 2, 2017 (May Day Tour)
- May 27-30, 2017
- June 17-20, 2017
- August 12-15, 2017
- September 8-11, 2017 (National Day Special Fri-Mon)
- October 7-10, 2017
- November 11-14, 2017
- December 9-12, 2017
- Choose Your Own Dates (Any Sat - Tues)!
- Single $1600
- Double $1400
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, a perfect weekend getaway.
*NOW running every Saturday to Tuesday all year round at group rates. Click “Choose your own dates” at checkout and let us know which Saturday to Tuesday you want in the notes section.
The DPRK Weekender - Shanghai Departure
3 nights, 3 full days in DPRK
Shanghai → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Shanghai
- April 14-16, 2017
- April 28-30, 2017
- May 26-28, 2017
- June 16-18, 2017
- July 21-23, 2017
- August 11-13, 2017
- September 8-10, 2017 (National Day)
- October 6-8, 2017
- Choose your own dates (any Fri - Sun)!
- Single $1,500
- Double $1,250
PLEASE NOTE: EARLY BOOKING STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AS THERE ARE VERY LIMITED SEATS ON FLIGHT
It’s time to take a long weekend and join us in Pyongyang for this classic 3-night Thursday to Sunday tour. Depart Shanghai on late Thursday evening 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. 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!
*NOW running every Friday to Sunday from April to the end of October at group rates. Click “Choose your own dates” at checkout and let us know which Friday to Sunday you want in the notes section.
Early booking highly recommended as seats on flight are limited and not guaranteed.
The 5-Day Highlights Tour
5 nights, 6 days in DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong → DMZ → Mt. Myohyang → Beijing
- March 18-23, 2017
- April 22-27, 2017 (Army Foundation Day)
- May 27 - June 1, 2017
- June 17-22, 2017
- August 12-17, 2017 (Liberation Day)
- October 7-12, 2017 (Party Foundation Day)
- November 11-16, 2017
- Choose your own dates (any Sat - Thurs)
- 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 the fragrant mountains, 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.
*NOW running every Saturday to Thursday all year round at group rates. Click “Choose your own dates” at checkout and let us know which Saturday to Thursday you want in the notes section.
The 7-Night Classic - Beijing Departure
7 Nights, 8 Days in DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Mt. Myohyang → Masikryong → Wonsan → Beijing
- March 18-25, 2017
- April 22-29, 2017 (Army Foundation Day)
- May 27 - June 3, 2017
- June 17-25, 2017
- August 12-19, 2017 (Liberation Day)
- October 7-15, 2017 (Party Foundation Day)
- November 11-18, 2017
- Single $2450
- Double $2050
In this comprehensive 7 night classic tour, you’ll see everything from the grand monuments of Pyongyang to the rugged mountains and pristine beaches of the east coast. All the while traveling through the remote countryside and taking in the raw beauty of Korea. We start this tour with a look at the ancient history of Korea to present day division in one fascinating trip through the city of Kaesong. In Pyongyang, visit the famous mausoleum of the late leaders at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun. Ride the Pyongyang metro, see the USS Pueblo and now, sip coffee on the full service ferry, Mujigae, on the Taedong River as you pass the Juche Tower. End the trip with a journey all the way east to the city of Wonsan for a dose of local life and fresh seafood on the pier. This will be one life-changing week.
*NOW running every Saturday to Saturday all year round at group rates. Click “Choose your own dates” at checkout and let us know which Saturday to Saturday you want in the notes section.
Essential North Korea 4 Days- Shanghai Departure
3.5 Nights, 4 Days in DPRK
Shanghai → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Mt. Myohyang → Shanghai
- April 24-27, 2017 (Army Foundation Day special)
- May 1-4, 2017 (May Day special)
- June 12-15, 2017
- July 24-27, 2017 (Victory Day speciali)
- Sep 4-7, 2017
- Oct 2-5, 2017 (BOOK EARLY!)
- Choose your own dates (any Mon to Thurs from April to October)
- Single $1699
- Double $1499
In this short but comprehensive 4 days,we’ll take you to explore the city of Pyongyang. It is a city of over 4000 years of history, but everything has been rebuilt in the past 60 years in the aftermath of the Korean War. Then explore the DMZ to see how geopolitics have played a role in the current division of Korea. You’ll drive through the beautiful untouched countryside of North Korea and spend a night in the Myohyang mountains which exposes you to yet another aspect of life in DPRK which is 80% mountainous terrain. This tour is sure to be a comprehensive intro on modern-day DPRK.
The 7-Night Classic - Shanghai Departure
7 Nights, 7 Days in DPRK
Shanghai → Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Mt. Myohyang → Masikryong → Wonsan → Shanghai
- April 28 - May 4, 2017 (May Day)
- May 26 - June 1, 2017
- June 16-22, 2017
- July 21-27, 2017 (Victory Day)
- August 11-17, 2017 (Liberation Day)
- September 8-14, 2017 (National Day)
- September 29 - October 5, 2017
- October 6-12, 2017 (Party Foundation Day)
- Choose your own dates (any Fri-Thu)!
- Single $2050
- Double $1850
In this comprehensive 7 night classic tour, you’ll see everything from the grand monuments of Pyongyang to the rugged mountains of the North and pristine beaches of the east. All the while traveling through the remote countryside and taking in the raw beauty of Korea. We start this tour with a look at the ancient history of Korea to present day division in one fascinating trip through the city of Kaesong. In Pyongyang, ride the Pyongyang metro, see the USS Pueblo and the Tower of Juche Idea. Visit the International Friendship Exhibition, a national treasure house that is the biggest and grandest of its kind in the entire world, in the Myohyang Mountains as well as see the ancient Pohyon Temple built when Korea’s national religion was Buddhism. End the trip with a journey all the way east to the city of Wonsan for a dose of local life and fresh seafood on the pier. This will be one life-changing week.
*NOW running every Friday - Thursday from April to the end of October at group rates. Click “Choose your own dates” at checkout and let us know which Friday - Thursday you want in the notes section.
Ski and Snowboard North Korea Long Tour - Beijing Departure
7 Nights, 8 Days in the DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Wonsan → Masik Pass Ski Resort → Kaesong/DMZ → Beijing
- Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 (New Years Special)
- Jan 6 - 13, 2018
- Jan 20 - 27, 2018
- Feb 3 - Feb 10, 2018
- Feb 10 - Feb 17, 2018 (Kim Jong-Il Birthday Special)
- Single $2450
- Double $2050
This is your chance to see all of the grand monuments of Pyongyang, the DMZ and the Masik Pass Ski Resort, in one adventure-packed tour! Sign up to be one of the first to run the virgin slopes of the DPRK!
For the New Year’s edition of this tour, we’ll ring in the new year with fireworks in the Kim Il Sung Square before heading to the ski slopes.
- Masik Pass highest elevation: 1360 m (4461 ft) above sea level
- There are 10 runs for all levels, but no off-piste skiing
- GONDOLA INSTALLED - now takes 10 mins to the peak
- More information on the resort HERE
- 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
*NOW running every Saturday to Saturday from December to the end of March at group rates. Click “Choose your own dates” at checkout and let us know which Saturday to Saturday you want in the notes section.
*Our holiday tours are subject to a slight rearrangement of schedule to maximize time for special festivities.
Ultra Short BUDGET Tour via Dandong 2N
2 Nights, 3 Days
Dandong → Pyongyang → Dandong
- March 3-5, 2017
- Choose your own dates (Any 2 nights!)
- Single $899
- Double $799
Join us in this ultra short BUDGET tour where you see the essentials of Pyongyang in a 2 night city tour. Enter and depart the country by train from Dandong, China. Even better is that you can choose any 2 nights for this tour!
At this time, Americans are not permitted to take the international train into the country.
Pyongyang Marathon Short Tour 2017 - Beijing Departure (via Air China)
3 nights, 4 days in DPRK
Pyongyang → Kaesong/DMZ → Pyongyang Marathon
- April 7-10, 2017
- Single $1,600
- Double $1,400
XXX Pyongyang Marathon - April 9, 2017
In this short tour, take a quick break from your day-to-day to run the Pyongyang Marathon while taking in the grand Pyongyang sights and crossing the border (well, in the blue houses) at the DMZ!
Seats are selling fast. Book Now! Registration begins NOW and seats are selling fast! (Standard cancellation terms apply)
Approximate registration fees (if fees change, the difference will be nominal)
RUN THE FULL MARATHON (separate registration fee of $120 USD)
RUN A HALF MARATHON (separate registration fee of $90 USD)
RUN A 10K (separate registration fee of $70 USD)
WATCH THE MARATHON (separate $28 USD fee to watch a soccer event in the stadium)
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 and 30 minutes for all lengths.
All participants will receive an exclusive Pyongyang Marathon medal, Pyongyang Marathon branded t-shirt, timing chips, and other exclusive goodies.
More information on the Pyongyang Marathon HERE
The Pyongyang Express - BUDGET Beijing In/Shanghai Out
1 night, 2 days in the DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Shanghai
- April 8-9, 2017
- April 29-30, 2017
- Choose your own dates! (Any Sat-Sun)
- Single $899
- Double $799
Introducing our limited time 1 night Saturday to Sunday Pyongyang city tour at an unbeatable price! Join us in Pyongyang for this short-but-sweet tour of one of most fascinating places in the world! In this Pyongyang Express tour, you’ll be whisked away into the ancient capital of the greatest dynasties in Korean history and the modern day capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Explore all of the iconic DPRK monuments like the Tower of Juche Idea, a massive 150-meter concrete structure and the mysterious Pyongyang metro, the deepest in the world. Step foot on the Kim Il Sung Square where all of the famous military parades take place and see the Fatherland Liberation War Museum alongside the USS Pueblo all in a weekend’s worth of travel.
**LIMITED TIME OFFERING / NO DISCOUNTS APPLY**
North Korea Bicycle Tour - Spring and National Day Editions
7 Nights, 8 Days in the DPRK
Pyongyang → Masik → Wonsan → Sariwon → Kaesong → DMZ → Nampho → Pyongyang
- May 23-30, 2017
- September 8-15, 2017
- Single $2,600
- Double $2,200
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. Our longest ride will be 50km through into the Mt. Jangsu scenic area, a route just recently opened to tourists. 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. 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. Giant road bicycles supplied.
Max participants: 9
North Korea Surf and SUP - Beginner Adventure
8 Nights, 9 Days in DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Wonsan → Hamhung → Majon → Sijung → Kaesong/DMZ → Shanghai
- June 24 - July 2, 2017
- September 9 - 17, 2017
- Single $2800
- Double $2400
This is the coolest and most comprehensive experience to be had in North Korea. This trip is so much more than a sightseeing tour. You’ll be part of a diplomatic mission to bring sports like surfing, stand up paddleboarding and even frisbee to the most closed culture on earth. You’ll see the “real North Korea” and perhaps more importantly, it’ll see you.
This action packed week plus a day hits the highlights of the capitol before striking out northeast toward the coast. Along the way, our expert instructor will teach you how to stand up paddleboard in the Nam River’s serene waters, thrill beneath the thundering Ulim Waterfall and enjoy a relaxing evening at the new Masikryong Ski Resort. If you don’t already surf, you’ll learn how alongside locals at the Majon beach resort. If you’re experienced, you can help us spread the joy of surfing to the locals on Majon’s beginner-friendly waves. There’s also plenty of time for other beach activities like volleyball, body boarding, frisbee, spike ball or just soak up some sun on the beach chairs. We’ll take a short trip to the unique and breathtaking Stone River and add in both the Songdowon Beach and Sijung Lake before ending our trip at the DMZ.
This tour departs from Beijing and returns to Shanghai.
Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour - 5-Nighter
5 Nights, 6 days in DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Mt. Myohyang → Nampho → Kaesong → DMZ
- April 13 - 18, 2017
- Single $1,900
- Double $1,650
THIS TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED. SEATS AVAILABLE ON 7 NIGHT OPTION
This 5-night DPRK tour is uniquely timed to visit the DPRK during the 105th 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.
Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour - 7-Nighter
7 nights, 8 days in DPRK
Beijing → Pyongyang → Mt. Myohyang → Nampho → Kaesong → DMZ → Wonsan → Beijing
- April 13 - 20, 2017
- Single $2,499
- Double $2,099
Get ready for an action-packed 8 days 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 celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday alongside local North Koreans, seeing 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! Then we’ll continue on for an East Coast swing to the far-less traveled coastal city of Wonsan. End our trip with a Pyongyang city Bike Tour, as we ride along the Taedong River and take in local life on the busy Kwangbok Street!