A trip to the North Korea is the ultimate travel experience and something you will never forget. If you need any help deciding which tour is best for you then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re happy to answer all and any questions.

Our tours are designed for both first-time visitors or seasoned clients with the purpose of making sure you see and experience as much as possible on your trip.

Travelling to North Korea is the opportunity of a lifetime for many, and we use our 12 years of North Korean travel experience to ensure you get the most out of your time.

There is quite simply nowhere like North Korea. Now on its third ruler, this communist state has defied all expectations to become a nuclear power. A visit to North Korea offers an insight into one of the world’s most isolated and mis-understood nations on earth.

Is it Safe?

Yes. North Korea is completely state controlled so there is virtually no crime. There is a strong guest culture in Korea and Visitors often comment on how safe and welcome they felt. We have never had a single indecent regarding people’s safety. The group will also be accompanied by a government representative and private driver for extra safety.

Can journalists go?

No. We are not permitted to send journalists in the group and you must declare your profession as part of the application. The North Korean Embassy may call your employer for job verification. If you are a Journalist, you will have to travel alone on a private tour and the visa process and permits may take longer.

Can American citizens go?

Yes, all nationalities can travel to North Korea except South Korean citizens

What Visas do i need?

Your North Korean Visa is Included as part of your tour package. However, given the tour starts and finishes in Bangkok, Thailand you may also need to arrange a Thailand visa (Most nationalities are allowed 30 days visa on arrival at no charge)

All nationalities can transit for up to 24 hours through Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)

What currency do you accept?

We can accept the deposit in any currency, but the remaining balance must be paid in Euros

How do I pay?

You will need to pay 30% when you book, the rest you will pay when you arrive in North Korea. This is for 2 reasons.

1. There is no international banking system in North Korea so there is no way to transfer the payment and the simplest way to get around this is to make your payment on arrival.

2. The 30% down payment/deposit is for your return flight ticket which can be purchased outside of NK, (we use AIR China)

Is the Deposit refundable?

Yes, if we cancel the tour for whatever reason then you will receive a full refund, however if you cancel your trip once we have purchased the flight tickets then we cannot give a refund.

Do I need a Chinese visa?

No. Normally you need a Chinese visa to visit North Korea but because our trip starts in Bangkok we only need to transit through China, all Nationalities have 24hrs transit visa. The same is true on the way back.

What are the additional costs?

The tour is all inclusive, so the only additional costs are personal ones or extra activities outside the tour and tips

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, you need a comprehensive travel insurance.

Who is the tour leader?

The tour leader is Peter Anderson, a UK educated Dane who has been running tours right across Asia for the last 20 years, the last 7 of which have been focused on North Korea. The tour leader will accompany the group from Bangkok and back when the group size is 6 or over to help with group management and logistics.

If we are less than 6 people what happens?

The only change will be that an English-speaking Korean Tour Guide will replace the tour leader and meet you at Pyongyang airport. The tour will then follow the same program as planned.

Someone from our office will still meet you in the Bangkok hotel for your final briefing, dinner and then accompany you to BKK airport to help check you in. The only real difference is that no one will be with you on the flight.

What is the accommodation like?

Foreigners have very limited options in North Korea.

The accommodation is comfortable and well located, follow the link to our hotel in Pyongyang as a reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ya