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Home >> Group Tours >> July, 2014 >> Victory Day Long Tour 24/07 – 01/08/2014

Victory Day Long Tour 24/07 – 01/08/2014

Take an extraordinary journey into DPRK North Korea during this 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War and have a different perspective of this important but “forgotten” war.

Tour duration: 09 days 08 nights
Start: Beijing – Finish: Beijing
Tour type: Classic
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Beijing - Pyongyang - Kaesong/DMZ -  Mount Myohyang - Wonsan - Hamhung - Beijing

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Pyongyang Arrival (D) (Flight)
Day 02: Pyongyang - DMZ Kaesong (B, L, D)
Day 03: DMZ Kaesong - Return to Pyongyang (B, L, D)
Day 04: DPRK Victory Day (B, L, D)
Day 05: Mount Myohyang Day Trip (B, L, D)
Day 06: Pyongyang - Wonsan (B, L, D)
Day 07: Wonsan - Hamhung (B, L, D)
Day 08: Hamhung - Return to Pyongyang (B, L, D)
Day 09: 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: Kaesong - DMZ area

1) Drive to the DMZ and Panmunjom, then attend a tour by a North Korean military officer where you can see the original building where the Armistice Agreement ending the Korean War was signed and the neutral blue houses that are shared by the North and South Korean sides. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and take pictures.
2) Continue to Kaesong then have a leisurely walk in Janamsan Park.
3) Lunch with Kaesong cuisine.
4) Koryo History Museum.
5) Visit Koryo Stamp Shop to buy some DPRK postcards, stamps and posters.
6) Explore the ancient Anhwa Temple and the Sonjuk Bridge.
7) Sightsee the Kwangdok Pavillion and Tomb of King Kongmin of the Koryo Dynasty on top of Janam Mountain.
8) Dinner.
Accommodation in Kaesong
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Kaesong - Pyongyang Return

1) Visit Pakyon Waterfall.
2) Tomb of King Wanggon.
3) Lunch with Kaesong cuisine.
4) Drive back to Pyongyang in the morning.
5) Visit Koryo Stamp Shop to buy some DPRK postcards, stamps and posters.
6) Explore the ancient Anhwa Temple and the Sonjuk Bridge.
7) Sightsee the Kwangdok Pavillion and Tomb of King Kongmin of the Koryo Dynasty on top of Janam Mountain.
8) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Pyongyang Sightseeing

1) After breakfast, attend the viewing at the 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 05: Mount Myohyang Sightseeing

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 06: Pyongyang - Wonsan

1) Drive to the Wonsan in the morning, en route stop at Sinpyong Tea House to sip on authentic Omija tea, made from berries fetched from the mountains then visit the Ulim Waterfall which was found by Korean soldiers in 2001.
2) Visit King Tongmyoung’s mausoleum.
3) Lunch at Kalmaegi fish restaurant in Wonsan.
4) Visit the Songdowon International Children’s Camp.
5) Stroll through University of Agriculture.
6) Lay back on the sandy beach at the Songdowon Sea Bathing Resort.
7) Dinner.
Accommodation in Wonsan
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Wonsan - Hamhung

1) Drive to Hamhung, one of the country’s biggest industrial hubs.
2) Make a stop at the Ulim Waterfall and Donghungsan Revolutionary Site.
3) Visit Hamhung Grand Theatre.
4) Make our way to visit Hamhung Fertilizer Factory then Hamhung Old Royal Palace.
5) Pay a visit to the former residence of Li Song Gye, who was army general and the first king of the Li Dynasty.
6) Lay back on the beach at the Majon Pleasure Ground.
7) Dinner.
Accommodation in Hamhung
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Return to Pyongyang

1) Drive back to Pyongyang in the morning.
2) Lunch.
3) Visit the Korea Film Studio.
4) Visit Koryo Stamp Shop to buy some DPRK postcards, stamps and posters.
6) Walk around the Mansudae Fountain Park.
7) Dinner.
Accommodation in Pyongyang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: 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
  • 10 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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