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Itinerary - From Tuman Triangle, DPRK to Vladivostok, Russia Tour

 

AM: Flight from Beijing to Yanji, Jilin Province, transfer to Ryugyong Hotel
PM: Free time in Yanji
OVERNIGHT: Ryugyong Hotel, Yanji (China)

AM: Drive to China/DPRK border via viewing points in Tumen city, stopping for lunch at a countryside restaurant just metres from DPRK
PM: Drive to Wonjong Bridge – border point between China and DPRK, cross into DPRK’s Rason zone, meet guides and continue to Rajin city, Rajin Central Square
OVERNIGHT: Namsan Hotel, Rajin (DPRK)

AM: Pipha Island Area, Emperor Hotel, Rason Taehung Trading Corporation
PM: Rajin city market, Golden Triangle bank, Rason Revolutionary History Museum, Rajin Art Gallery
OVERNIGHT: Namsan Hotel, Rajin (DPRK)

AM: Drive from Rason across the internal border - the first tour group ever to do this! the three hour drive to Chongjin winds though hills, mountains, and villages. Places seen by literally a handful of westerners before. We get to Chongjin - DPRK's second largest city and a major industrial centre - in time for lunch at a local hotel
PM: This afternoon we will tour the city, we'll see the local revolutionary museum with its neighbouring statue of Kim Il Sung, the newly finished North Hamgyong Province Library, a local school, and we will have evening dinner and drinks at the Seaman's club - a popular local cold noodle restaurant and bar
OVERNIGHT: Chongjin Hotel, Chongjin

AM: We'll leave Chongjin for a trip further south to the city of Kyongsong, famed for its hot spas. We'll stop along the way at some scenic and revolutionary sites and have lunch in a local hotel, the chance to use the local hot spa/sanatorium beckons here too
PM: We'll continue our tour around the Kyongsong area seeing some of the rugged coastal parts of the country as well as a local beach, eventually we will head back to Chongjin to take a walk up to a hill in the city centre upon which is a friendship tower built to commemorate the red Army soldier s who aided in liberation from Japan, unbeatable views of the city from this vantage point
OVERNIGHT: Chongjin Hotel, Chongjin

AM: We set out to drive back to Rason and get there in tie for lunch, stopping again at scenic spots for photos and rests, a unique part of the trip never done before!
PM: Rajin city port, Kimjongilia Hothouse, local kindergarten, Souvenir shop, bookshop, drive to Chujin beach area for dinner and relaxation
OVERNIGHT: Chujin Hotel, Rajin (DPRK)

AM: Fisherman's House and Farmer's House at Revolutionary site, walking tour of Rajin city centre from Railway station to Golden Triangle bank, visit the bank for explanation of the different
Economic system of the Rason zone
PM: Lunch in the city, drive to Tumangang town for train ride into Russia, arrival at Khasan railway station, meet local guide and drive to Andreyvka Village
OVERNIGHT: Andreyvka Resort, Andreyvka (Russia)

AM: Boat trip to islands in a nature reserve, formerly a WWII-era defense base, ruined artillery and seagulls nesting areas co-exist here,  hike on the island with picnic lunch
PM: Return to the mainland for free time at the resort and in the village,
OVERNIGHT: Andreyvka Resort, Andreyvka (Russia)

AM: Early morning ferry to Vladivostok, the centre of the Russian Far East, transfer to Vladivostok Hotel
PM: Free time in Vladivostok
OVERNIGHT: Vladivostok Hotel, Vladivostok

AM: Funicular Railway to ‘Eagle’s Nest’ for panoramic view of the city, Heroic Submarine, City Square, Waterfront walking tour
PM: Fort number 7, one of a string of tsarist era giant subterranean bunker systems built to protect the city from Japanese or Chinese invasion, Free time in the city
OVERNIGHT: Vladivostok Hotel, Vladivostok

AM: Departure by plane to Beijing. End of tour.
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TOUR COST: $2,535
RASON TOURIST CARD : $50 (to be paid at the pre-tour meeting)
PRE-TOUR MEETING: 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.

TOUR FEE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Flight Beijing-Yanji, Bus Yanji–Rason, Train Rason–Khasan, Flight Vladivostok-Beijing
  2. All meals on the tour
  3. Hotel accommodations in DPRK and Russia
  4. All entry fees
  5. Two guides and a driver per group
  6. All transportation in DPRK and Russia
  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. Optional single room supplement of $60 per night (must be booked in advance and can be pre-paid in US with credit card)
  3. Spending money for drinks and souvenirs
  4. Tip for the guides (approx $30 in DPRK and $30 in Russia)
  5. Rason tourist card visa fee $50
  6. Entry tickets for special events.
  7. 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

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