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The DPRK At A Glance

5 Days | 4 Nights
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North Korea
Pyongyang - Kaesong (DMZ)

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Before starting one of North Korea Tour Packages with us, meet at the Beijing train station then attend a pre-tour briefing that covers regulations, etiquette, safety, and practicalities for travel in North Korea. The briefing lasts approximately one hour followed by a question and answer session. Please be punctual for the briefing. A proper briefing is an essential part of travel to North Korea.

After that, we will provide you with assistance with the boarding the overnight train to Pyongyang stop en route in Dandong. Your North Korea tour has already begun.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Overnight hard sleeper train
The train arrives into Dandong train station in the morning. You have some hours free before continuing boarding another train to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea (DPRK). The train is supposed to departs at 10 am then arrives at 5.30 pm. A lunch box is provided on train.

Arrive into Pyongyang, you will be met by our Asia Senses Korean tour guides with a warm welcome, then transferred to the city. En route to the hotel, our guides will point out the Arch of Triumph, the world’s largest triumphal arch.

Head over to the Mansudae Grand Monument, an important site famous for its large, bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il. It is customary to bow and lay flowers here. Stroll through the Mansudae Fountain Park, a serene meeting spot for students and an often used backdrop for wedding photos. A visit to these 2 places is a must in all North Korea Tour Packages, where you can get the very nice pictures.

Optional: If the time permits, have an optional visit to the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park where the thrillseekers among us can brave the rides with Pyongyang locals on a night out. Entrance and rides, approximately 1-3 Euros each.

Enjoy our welcome dinner at the Koryo Hotel’s top floor revolving restaurant!

Overnight in Pyongyang.
MEALS
Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
Overnight in Pyongyang at Yanggakdo International Hotel
Start the North Korea Tour Packages today with a visit to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the grand mausoleum where the late leaders lie in state and the most solemn location on the itinerary (closed in May and June). Please note formal dress is required. Afterwards, take a walk in the Kim Il Sung Square, home to many of the North Korean military parades broadcasted internationally during important holiday events.

Stroll through the city to the Foreign Languages Bookshop which provides the best chance in the DPRK to pick up postcards, publications, posters and other trinkets that make perfect souvenirs. Then visit the Grand People’s Study House, an extensive library used to further education and the heart of study on the national Juche ideology. The viewing deck here provides a great photo opportunity of the Kim Il Sung Square and Taedong River!

After lunch, we will visit the Mangyongdae Native House, the birthplace and childhood home of President Kim Il Sung, a traditional Korean house in a beautiful natural surrounding. Head deep underground to take a 5-stop ride on the Pyongyang Metro, the deepest metro in the world with stunning artwork reflecting the name of each station.

Learn about the DPRK’s defining ideology, the Juche philosophy, on a visit to the iconic Tower of Juche Idea. For those who wish to take the lift 150-meters to the top, you’ll enjoy the best views in Pyongyang city. (Optional; elevator ticket is 5 EUR).

We will stop at the massive Monument to Party Founding, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Take a one hour circus show including clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers, and much more at the incredible Pyongyang Circus. (Optional; 20 EUR entry fee paid at the door).

Afterwards, pay a visit to either Golden Lane Bowling or Meari Shooting Range and then follow up with a casual evening walk on the new Ryomyong Street, home to Pyongyang’s most extravagant apartment complexes and opened in just April 2017 to international media attention.

For dinner, we will have Korean Bibimbap and get the chance to taste local Korean draft beers at the Taedonggang Microbrewery (Optional; 1-3 USD per draft).

Overnight at hotel in Pyongyang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
Overnight in Pyongyang at Yanggakdo International Hotel
In the morning, enjoy a 2.5 hour drive south along the 'Reunification Highway' to the historic city of Kaesong then will head for the DMZ where we’ll hear from our guides a perspective of the Korean War that often gets discredited or unheard. Your North Korea Tour Packages are not complete without a visit to this historic place.

At the DMZ, explore Panmunjom Armistice Village, shake hands at the exact place that the Armistice Agreement was signed between UN forces and the DPRK in 1953, and wave hello to the South at the blue houses in the Joint Security Area. Here we will be accompanied by military guides from the Korean People's Army.

Afterwards, we will head to the Koryo History Museum or Kaesong Koryo Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to learn about the Koryo Dynasty (where the name Korea originates). You’ll also have a chance to pick from the most varied range of stamps, postcards, local ginseng, souvenirs, art, and more in the country at the Koryo Stamp Shop.

For lunch, enjoy Pansanggi, a historic Kaesong cuisine traditionally served for royalty. It is made of 12 dishes served in brass bowls fit for the kings of old. The more dishes, the more distinguished the guest! Afterwards, stop at the original Sonjuk Bridge, a UNESCO site.

On our return to Pyongyang, we will visit the newly renovated Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and the USS Pueblo in its new spot (the “American Spy Ship” captured in 1968).

We will then enjoy dinner at a local Korean BBQ restaurant, a favorite among locals where we will cook our own meats at the table!

Overnight at hotel in Pyongyang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
Overnight in Pyongyang at Yanggakdo International Hotel
The North Korea Tour Packages wrap up today. This morning, you will be transferred by our guides and driver to Pyongyang Sunan International ariport to catch the flight back to Beijing.

Flight departure from Pyongyang on Air Koryo Flight JS 151 at 08:25 with scheduled arrival at Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) Terminal 2 at 09:55 local time and basic breakfast on board is provided by the airlines (no vegetarian option). If you wish to train out of Pyongyang, please let us know.
MEALS
Breakfast

Departure Dates

Dep.
Arr.
Spots Left
Price
Dep - Oct 26 Arr - Oct 30
4 Spots
$ 1,049
Oct 26
Oct 30
4 Spots
$ 1,049
Dep - Nov 17 Arr - Nov 21
Fully Booked
-5%
$ 996$ 1,049
Nov 17
Nov 21
Fully Booked
-5%
$ 996$ 1,049
Dep - Dec 02 Arr - Dec 06
1 Spots
-5%
$ 996$ 1,049
Dec 02
Dec 06
1 Spots
-5%
$ 996$ 1,049
Dep - Feb 14 Arr - Feb 18
2 Spots
-5%
$ 996$ 1,049
Feb 14
Feb 18
2 Spots
-5%
$ 996$ 1,049
Dep - Apr 12 Arr - Apr 16
4 Spots
$ 1,049
Apr 12
Apr 16
4 Spots
$ 1,049
Dep - May 19 Arr - May 23
3 Spots
$ 1,049
May 19
May 23
3 Spots
$ 1,049
Dep - Jun 06 Arr - Jun 10
5 Spots
$ 1,049
Jun 06
Jun 10
5 Spots
$ 1,049
Dep - Jul 06 Arr - Jul 10
Fully Booked
-15%
$ 891$ 1,049
Jul 06
Jul 10
Fully Booked
-15%
$ 891$ 1,049

Private Tour Price (2 Pax Up)

comfort package
comfort package
$ 1,250
per person
/ person
superior package
superior package
$ 1,350
per person
/ person
deluxe package
deluxe package
$ 1,450
per person
/ person

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When to Go

See estimated monthly temperature and rainfall for this itinerary
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Place
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Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
-2ºC
12mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
0ºC
14mm
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Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
1ºC
15mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
3ºC
16mm
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Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
7ºC
26mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
9ºC
48mm
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Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
16ºC
36mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
16ºC
83mm
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Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
22ºC
81mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
22ºC
79mm
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Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
26ºC
96mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
25ºC
103mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
28ºC
306mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
28ºC
420mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
29ºC
195mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
29ºC
279mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
25ºC
104mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
24ºC
142mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
18ºC
40mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
19ºC
46mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
9ºC
38mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
11ºC
46mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Pyongyang
0ºC
16mm

Kaesong (DMZ)
3ºC
29mm

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