Itinerary – Late August Budget Tour

August 29 - September 2 2017


: The group assembles in our Beijing office for a pre-tour briefing, which will last approximately 1 hour and is designed so that you will get the best out of your tour.

Tue 29th August – ARRIVAL DAY

Meet together outside the office (time to be confirmed) and head to Beijing Airport T2 for our flight from Beijing to Pyongyang (1.5 hrs), the showcase capital of the DPRK
PM: Meet guides who will accompany you during your stay, Arch of Triumph – similar to the French version (but bigger), Mansudae Grand Monuments – Enormous bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il overlooking downtown Pyongyang.
OVERNIGHT: Ryanggang Hotel, Pyongyang


2.5-hour drive south to Kaesong – historical city near the DMZ. Panmunjom/DMZ where North and South Korea continue their decades-old face-off. Kaesong Koryo Museum, a beautiful old Confucian University, to learn about the history of the area.
PM: Drive back to Pyongyang, Golden Lane Bowling Centre, where Pyongyang’s residents go for their ten-pin fix. There is also a shooting range next door where you can fire 20 rounds for $6.
OVERNIGHT: Ryanggang Hotel, Pyongyang


AM: Kumsusan Memorial Palace – Mausoleum where President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il lie in state, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery – bronze busts of the Koreans who died fighting the Japanese occupation, Foreign Languages Bookshop – read up on what you’re seeing here and buy your gifts and night time reading, Kim Il Sung Square (Pyongyang’s largest square in the heart of the city),.
PM: Pyongyang Metro, which is the deepest subway system in the world. Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum where you can learn the history of the Korean War from the North Korean perspective.USS Pueblo – an American spy ship captured by the DPRK navy in 1968. Next we visit the Juche Tower. At 150m, and topped with a flickering red torch, this is the highest stone monument in the world. To end our city tour we go to the Party Foundation Monument – an iconic sculpture of a hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush which was constructed to celebrate 50 years of Workers’ Party rule We then drive 40 mins north to the town of Pyongsong,
OVERNIGHT: Jangsusan Hotel, Pyongsong

Fri 1st September – PYONGSONG CITY  

Paeksong Revolutionary Site, which is where Kim Il Sung University was moved to in 1952 during the Korean War; Pyongsong Taedonggang Clothing Factory – a factory that produces clothes to ship all over the world. Central Square and Statues.
PM: Kim Jong Suk Higher Middle School (named after the mother of Kim Jong Il). Drive back to Pyongyang, Mangyongdae Native House – the native birthplace of President Kim Il Sung before stopping off for a well deserved drink at Taedonggang No3 Microbrewery and bar. Farewell dinner is at the Duck BBQ restaurant.
OVERNIGHT: Ryanggang Hotel, Pyongyang

Sat 2nd September – DEPARTURE DAY

: The flight departs Pyongyang at 08:30 and arrives in Beijing at approx 10:00am. The train departs Pyongyang at 10:10am and arrives in Beijing at approx 08:30am next morning. End of tour.

: $1,290
DPRK VISA FEE: $75 (to be paid at the pre-tour meeting)
PRE-TOUR MEETING: Monday 28th August, 4PM, at our office in Beijing
EXPECTED WEATHER: It will be very warm at this time with possible rain showers, around 25°C during the day. Raincoat/umbrella advised!
Room upgrades available – please ask for more information.


  1. Flight Beijing-Pyongyang, plane/train Pyongyang-Beijing
  2. All meals on the tour except on the train out of DPRK – see below
  3. Hotel accommodations in DPRK
  4. All entry fees
  5. Two guides and a driver per group
  6. All transportation in DPRK
  7. Transportation to Beijing airport prior to departure to DPRK.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR FEE (all payments paid in cash) :

  1. Transportation from your country to Beijing and hotel stay in Beijing
  2. Travel insurance (can be purchased at the pre-tour briefing)
  3. Optional single room supplement of $60 per night (must be booked in advance and can be pre-paid in US with credit card)
  4. Spending money for drinks and souvenirs
  5. DPRK visa fee ($75)
  6. Tip for the guides (approx $7/day)
  7. Meals on the train out of DPRK – (bring your own food or eat dinner and lunch in the buffet car approx $10 per person)
  8. Entry tickets for special events (Revolutionary opera, circus , etc).
  9. The lift up the Juche Tower (approx $6)
  10. Meals will have a complimentary beer but you will have to pay for extra drinks above those provided. If you are vegetarian or have special dietary requirements then please inform us beforehand