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North Korea - DPRK

 Korea's history spans over 5000 years. Due to its strategic geographical location, neighbouring China, Japan and Russia, the peninsula has often been the field of battle of foreign powers and as now inextricably enmeshed in the global political climate. Travel broadens the mind and no more so than in North Korea. There are no restrictions for you to visit and the United Nations, European Union and other agencies see tourism as a positive way of engagement. Very few journalists are allowed into North Korea so the amazing experiences you will embrace there are rarely publicised. It is not a country that many people visit, and there is virtually no information available about it. 

Any contact we have with the Korean people has to be beneficial in breaking down barriers, particularly as many people outside Pyongyang have not seen let alone interacted with foreigners. On our tours amazing things happen such as tourists joining in folk celebrations with the Koreans on their day off. Tourists have experienced the most magical times including impromptu football matches with workers, playing with Korean children, being approached by Koreans who practice broken English on them. In the West we portray the Koreans as a very humourless and robotic people, however this stereotype is soon broken if you travel there, they are a very proud people and although their life is a struggle their humour and warmth is unsurpassed.

Information for travellers to North Korea is at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: Regular tour groups have a maximum of 19 persons except for Kimchi Budget Tours which are capped at 25. Multiple groups may travel on some itineraries.

Discovery Group Tours in North Korea

KIMCHI TOURS - CHEAP & EASY

NEW BUDGET TOURS

Guidepost Tours are excited to announce the 2015 launch of Kimchi by Koryo: a new line of basic introductory tours for the frugal traveller in search of adventure.  Look for the Kimchi Logo in our tour list below.

TRAVEL TO THE DPRK - NORTH KOREA INFORMATION

 Information for travelling to North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea - DPRK). Guidepost Tours are Australian agents for Koryo Tours who have long been associated with travel to North Korea. Information relates to group tours, independent private touring and trips to special occasions such as the Mass Games and other important celebrations. This information is designed as a guide and every request for travel will be treated individually. Contact Guidepost Tours for more details.

NORTH KOREA - INDEPENDENT TOURING

 An independent tour is a great way to visit North Korea, particularly when travelling with a small group of friends. You can choose your dates of travel, methods of entry and exit, and the itinerary can be tailored to suit your requests. We offer different standards of independent tours. Tours can be as short as 3 days and up to 8 nights or more. Contact Guidepost Tours for suggested itineraries.

BEIJING & CHINA STOPOVERS & SHORT TOURING

 On the way to North Korea why not spend a few days exploring Beijing or some of the outstanding sights of China. Guidepost have some local tour operators based in Beijing who provide excellent day tours and short regional trips. We have listed a selection of the most popular tours here however other options are available. Contact Guidepost Tours for details when packaging your tours to North Korea.

PYONGYANG MARATHON - 6 April 2018 (6 night package)

KIM IL SUNG BIRTHDAY TOUR - 12 April 2018

MAY DAY LONG TOUR - 28 April 2018

MAY DAY SHORT TOUR - 28 April 2018

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY MINI BREAK - 31 May 2018

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY & COAST TOUR - 31 May 2018 - 8 days

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL WEEKEND TOUR - 16 June 2018

KORYO BUDGET TOUR - 19 June 2018 from Beijing

SUMMER HOLIDAY TOUR - 30 June 2018 North Korea

SUMMER BREAK BUDGET TOUR - 12 July 2018

VICTORY DAY LONG TOUR - 24 July 2018

VICTORY DAY SHORT TOUR - 24 July 2018

LIBERATION DAY SHORT TOUR - 11 August 2018 - NORTH KOREA

LIBERATION DAY LONG TOUR - 14 August 2018

FROM PANMUNJOM TO PAEKDUSAN - 18 August 2018

 A rare chance to visit Korea's sacred and stunning Mt Paekdu

YOUTH DAY LONG BUDGET TOUR - 27 August 2018

 Celebrate the end of summer on Youth and Navy Day in Pyongyang

YOUTH DAY SHORT BUDGET TOUR - 27 August 2018

NATIONAL DAY MEGA TOUR - 1 September 2018, 23 days

 One epic life changing journey - our longest tour of the year! Military Parade expected

NATIONAL DAY MEGA TOUR - 1 September 2018, 12 days

 One of our longer tours in DPRK - see all the highlights! Military Parade expected!

DPRK NATIONAL DAY 70th ANNIVERSARY TOUR - 8 September 2018

 Be in Pyongyang for the biggest holiday of the year. Military parade is expected!

UNSEEN KOREA - 11 September 2018 - 13 days

 All the less vissited parts oof the country - see what others do not!

PYONGYANG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TOUR - 18 September 2018 - 9 days

 Join us for the biennial Pyongyang International Film Festival and an in-depth look at 'Chollywood', North Korea's film industry.

PYONGYANG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TOUR - 18 September 2018 - Introductory Highlights

 Join us for the biennial Pyongyang International Film Festival and an introductory look at 'Chollywood', North Korea's film industry.

CHINA NATIONAL DAY TOUR - 29 September 2018

PARTY FOUNDATION DAY SHORT TOUR - 9 October 2018

 Join us in North Korea for the Party Foundation Day Celebrations on October 10th.

PARTY FOUNDATION DAY LONG TOUR - 9 October 2018, 9 days

KORYO FOUNDERS EXCLUSIVE TOUR - 17 October 2018

 The most exclusive and comfortable way to experience the DPRK accompanied by travel specialist and film producer Nicholas Bonner.

KORYO BUDGET TOUR - 13 November 2018

 Visit North Korea in the midst of Autumn

DANDONG EXTENSION - optional add on to most tours to North Korea

 Dandong; a fascinating small city on the Chinese side of the Yalu river, facing across to Sinuiju, your point of exit from DPRK after the tour. Instead of returning directly to Beijing we are pleased to offer a one and two-day fully-guided extension to the tour to take in all the sights of Dandong on a special North Korea-themed extension. Formerly only available to those tourists who exit the DPRK by train, this tour is now available to travellers taking part in DPRK tours ending on Saturdays and Wednesdays only. Contact Guidepost Tours for details. (Koryo)

SINUIJU STOPOVER - optional add on to most tours to North Korea

 We are pleased to be the first to announce that it is possible to stay overnight in this rarely-visited city, and that this can be done as an extension to any tour that leaves the country by train – both on group tours and independent. You can now visit Sinuiju and stay overnight either by train from Pyongyang or by travelling in from Dandong, China. Day trips to Sinuiju are also still available from Dandong if you don't want to stay overnight. (Gpt-Koryo)

MASIK PASS SKI RESORT

 Newly opened in January 2013 the first major ski resort in the DPRK; the Masik Pass Ski Resort features 9 main runs and two beginners slopes. It’s been widely reported-on, and surrounded by no-little controversy, but the resort is now open and after Koryo tours were invited on an inspection visit all our tourists are welcome to try it out!  we are offering a two night extension for anyone wanting to take the opportunity to hit the slopes of North Korea; be among the first foreign visitors and stay at the newly opened and very well equipped hotel. (GptKoryo)

PYONGSONG - our new destination

 Koryo Tours is pleased to be able to announce that we have been able to gain access to some interesting sites in the city of Pyongsong, located just 30 minutes drive from Pyongyang, in the DPRK (North Korea). 


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Guidepost Discovery Tours - Travel to North Korea with Koryo

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