The Secret State. The Hermit Kingdom. The Democratic Peoples Republic Of Korea.
Whatever you wish to call it, it is a place like no other, completely shut off from the outside world since 1953.
Our 4 day trips cost from just £499 and are sure to leave a big impression on you.
Head behind the worlds last remaining 'iron curtain' to catch a glimpse of what life is like in there. Truly one of the most rewarding, bizarre and unique travel adventures you will ever experience!
Payment can be made in either Sterling, Euros, USD or RMB in advance or on arrival.
If you wish to add more days to the tour, the cost is between £89 and £189 extra per day (dependent on size of group).
If you wish to visit different regions to those on the standard tour then the
price will vary slightly, please contact us for further details.
Please add £32 per night for single room supplement. If you are travelling alone and would like to avoid this supplement, we can usually allocate somebody else for you to share with.
For details of the 4 day tour please click here. The longer tours can be tailored to your request. Please email for details
The authorities insist on US citizens flying into the country rather than travelling by train. Flight prices fluctuate, but it is currently an extra £280 for the return flight from Shenyang.
Please be ensure to read the FAQ section. North Korea is unlike any other country and it is essential you are aware of everything before you step foot in the country.
There are certain items you cannot take into the country such as mobile phones and sensitive literature. A full list will be provided on booking of the tour. These items can either be left in your hotel in Dandong for safe keeping or in a safety deposit box on the North Korean border (a small charge will apply).
The North Korean authorities have the right to refuse your visa. Upon this happening you would receive a full refund. However, this has never happened to any of our customers before. if you fill in your application form honestly then there will be no problems. The only people likely to be refused are journalists.
Please allow for a bit of leeway either side of your trip to ensure everything runs smoothly. Trains have been know to be delayed entering and leaving North Korea so please leave plenty time for onward transfers.
Taking the Mass Games tour does not guarantee entry for the event. It is subject to weather conditions and will not take place during bad weather.
Please ensure you have a multiple or double entry Chinese visa for your return to Dandong.
Some of our smaller groups may be joined up with a larger Chinese
group. However, you will still have your own English speaking guides. If you
prefer to travel privately then this can be arranged, please let us know in
Regulations for travel in North Korea change frequently and the booking process can sometimes be quite long and drawn out at times. Please be aware of this before booking.
The itineraries are subject to change. The nature of North Korea means it is impossible to 100% guarantee exact itineraries. Usually the itineraries will go ahead as planned but occasionally sites can be closed at a moments notice making it impossible to visit them. If this occurs then other similar sites will be added to the itinerary instead.
For the Winter tours, please be aware that the weather can be bitterly cold. There are often power cuts and very few places have heating so it can be a challenging time to visit. The Yanggakdo Hotel however has a constant electricity and heating supply (we will always use this hotel in Winter).
A deposit is taken on booking and can be made by credit card (via Paypal), bank transfer or cheque (UK customers only)
Balance can be paid in advance by bank transfer or in cash on arrival. We also offer the option of paying the balance with Paypal but there is a 3% surcharge for this.