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Home >> Group Tours >> June, 2014 >> DPRK Discovery 01 – 08/06/2014

DPRK Discovery 01 – 08/06/2014

As a relative newcomer to adventure travel, exploring the mysterious North Korea (also known as DPRK) often feels like setting foot on a foreign, untouched planet.

Tour duration: 08 days 07 nights
Start: Beijing – Finish: Beijing
Tour type: Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Beijing - Pyongyang - Nampo - Wonsan - Hamhung - Kaesong/DMZ - Beijing

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Pyongyang Arrival (D) (Flight)
Day 02: Pyongyang (B, L, D)
Day 03: Pyongyang - Kaesong (B, L, D)
Day 04: Kaesong DMZ - Sariwon - Pyongyang (B, L, D)
Day 05: Pyongyang - Wonsan (B, L, D)
Day 06: Wonsan - Pyongyang (B, L, D)
Day 07: Mount Myohyang (B, L, D)
Day 08: Pyongyang Departure (B) (Flight)

Day 01: Pyongyang Arrival

1) Departure Beijing for Pyongyang by Air Koryo flight.
2) Arrival in Pyongyang, being transferred to hotel in Pyongyang, stop enroute to visit Arch of Triumph, Fountain Park, Changgwansan Health Complex.
3) Check-in at the hotel and have a short relaxation before we gather again for a welcome dinner.
4) Dinner at the hotel.
5) Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Welcome dinner

Day 02: Pyongyang

1) After breakfast, drive back to Pyongyang to visit Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.
2) Mansudae Grand Monument.
3) Juche Tower.
4) Lunch.
5) Visit Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and the USS Pueblo.
6) Stroll along the Taedong River Promenade.
7) Ride on Pyongyang Metro.
8) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Pyongyang - Kaesong DMZ

1) After breakfast, drive back to Pyongyang to visit Mangyongdae Native House.
2) Pyongyang Metro.
3) USS Pueblo.
4) Lunch.
5) We then head south to Kaesong DMZ to visit the Pakyon Waterfalls.
6) Dinner.
Accommodation in Kaesong
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Kaesong - Sariwon - Pyongyang

1) Continue to Kaesong then have a leisurely walk in Janamsan Park.
2) Koryo History Museum.
3) Visit Koryo Stamp Shop to buy some DPRK postcards, stamps and posters.
4) Explore the ancient Anhwa Temple and the Sonjuk Bridge.
5) Sightsee the Kwangdok Pavillion and Tomb of King Kongmin of the Koryo Dynasty on top of Janam Mountain.
6) Drive back to Pyongyang, en route visit Sariwon City.
7) Stop at Buddhist Songbul Temple, Jongbang Castle.
8) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Wonsan

1) Drive to Wonsan then visit King Tongmyoung’s mausoleum.
2) Lunch at Kalmaegi fish restaurant in Wonsan.
3) Visit the Songdowon International Children’s Camp.
4) Stroll through University of Agriculture.
5) Lay back on the sandy beach at the Songdowon Sea Bathing Resort.
6) Dinner.
Accommodation in Wonsan
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Masik Pass - Pyongyang

1) Drive to the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan.
2) Skiing at the Masik Pass Ski Resort.
3) Lunch.
4) Return to Pyongyang.
5) Visit Kaeson (Triumph) station.
6) Kim Il Sung Stadium.
7) Taesongsan Combined Fruit Farm, Pyongyang Folk Village and Culture Park..
8) Dinner.
9) Relax at the hotel.
10) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Mount Myohyang

1) Drive to Myohyangsan mountains (160 km north east from Pyongyang).
2. Hike up Manphok Valley for a photo stop.
3) Visit the International Friendship Exhibition.
4) Pass by the ancient buddhist Pohyon Temple or Bohyon in other words which was constructed under the Koryo Dynasty.
5) Lunch.
6) Return to Pyongyang then visit the Mangyondae Schoolchildren’s Palace where you can see the North Korea's most talented children dance and perform the music.
7) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Departure

After breakfast, being transferred to the Pyongyang airport for a departure flight to Beijing.
Accommodation not included
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

  • Transportation to the Beijing airport
  • Beijing - Pyongyang - Beijing flight tickets on Air Koryo
  • 07 nights accommodation (double room, 4 stars)
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Coach transportation in DPRK
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Admission fees (except those listed below)

 

What's Excluded ?

  • DPRK Visa fees
  • International flight not mentioned
  • Chinese visa fees, if applicable
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra drinks during meals (one complimentary beer included)
  • Tips for guides and drivers (please budget $10/day/traveler)
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