Exclusively designed for return customers - run the Pyongyang
Marathon and visit places you certainly have not seen
From 1,550 EUR per person
Exclusively designed for return customers
- run the Pyongyang Marathon and visit
places you certainly have not seen before!
Specially designed for those who have visited the DPRK previously, this tour takes in some places that very few visitors make it to, and some brand new attractions opening soon too. The tour will take you to Hoechang, a town north of Pyongyang which has only been visited by a handful of foreigners. As part of the Hoechang experience, you’ll visit a chestnut factory and stay in the charming Hoechang Guesthouse!
Overnight: Hotel in Beijing not included in the tour. Contact us for recommendations near our office!
day in Pyongyang
Overnight: Pyongyang Hotel - the first hotel in the city and one with some renovated floors and the best coffee shop in the city. Popular with Koreans living in Japan when they make group visits. In the heart of the city amidst all the action!
Overnight: Hoechang Guesthouse - basic but clean hotel just on the edge of town next to the local theatre and directly below the monument to the burial mounds of the Chinese Revolutionaries. Hot water not guaranteed but a sound night away from the bustle of Pyongyang guaranteed! Downstairs reception desk that can be turned into a bar.
Overnight: Pyongyang Hotel
The Pyongyang Marathon — this is your chance to run the streets of Pyongyang in the DPRK’s largest annual sports event!Join the Full Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race — all of which follow a return course that starts and ends in Kim Il Sung Stadium in front of a 50-000-strong capacity crowd of local Koreans.
The full route, which has been certified by the IAAF, leads right through the city centre, past a number of iconic landmarks, and then out into Pyongyang's less urban districts. The route for 2017 is a first for this race, and takes in more parts of the city than ever before. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see more of the capital and interact with people along the course. Prizes are available for the winners of each race.
Overnight: Pyongyang Hotel
Kim Il Sung Square- Pyongyang’s central square lined with government ministries, museums, and The Grand People’s Study House. We know you ahve been here before but some things are worth repeating!
Drive to the airport for a delicious lunch before an aerial adventure in the afternoon!
Helicopter Flight over Pyongyang - See the city in a totally new way, from the windows of a Mil-17 helicopter as you take a journey over and around Pyongyang's skies. Get amazing photos and see the familiar sights from an unfamiliar angle!
Kwangbok Department Store -Opportunity to use Korean currency and shop with the citizens of Pyongyang! Try the snack stand on the first floor for some of Pyongyang’s best local eats.
Moran Beer Bar - A recently renovated local bar with cheap brews (0.50-1 EUR a glass).
Overnight: Pyongyang Hotel
All our tours enter the DPRK by plane. But the default setting upon your return is the 24-hour international train from Pyongyang to Beijing. For an extra 50 EUR you can opt for the plane back instead. The flight takes around 90 minutes.See more
All hotel rooms on our all-inclusive group tours feature twin beds, and will be shared. If you'd like a room to yourself then you can upgrade for an extra 40 EUR per night. This rises to 50 EUR per night if you're on one of our marathon tours due to the shortage of rooms over this period.See more
This is only the fourth year that the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon is open to foreign amateur runners. You can run the 10k, Half or Full Marathon. All three take place on Sun 9 Apr, and follow the same course, which is fully recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. We are the EXCLUSIVE travel partner for foreign amateurs. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to become one of the few people in the world to have run the Pyongyang Marathon. We'll see you at the start line!
If you are heading back to Beijing by train then this option lets you get off at Sinuiju, just before the border with China, and spend an extra 24 hours in the DPRK seeing the sites of North Pyongan province. It’s a great opportunity to see a rarely explored part of the country. You will then continue on through to Beijing.See more
Instead of immediately returning to Beijing when your tour ends you can take some extra time to visit this fascinating border city, which directly faces the DPRK town of Sinuiju, but lies on the Chinese side of the Yalu River. We offer both one-night and two-night fully guided extensions that take in all the sights of Dandong, with a special North Korea theme. Please note: US citizens cannot take the train out of the DPRK, but can do this extension by flying from Pyongyang to Shenyang (China), and we will get you to Dandong from there.See more
Please note that when on tour your day-to-day itinerary may differ to what is advertised above. Your tour leader will ensure, however, that everything available at the time is covered, and replacement options are provided where needed. We will also add in extras when there is time (such as a visit to a local bar or amusement park). We visit the DPRK regularly so know all the best places to go, and how to make the most of your days there to guarantee the experience of a lifetime. After the tour, we will send out a list of all participants' emails so you can keep in touch, swap photos etc. If you do not wish to be on this list then please let us know.
Please apply by 1st February, 2017.