With over 40 full days of possible sightseeing, and hundreds of sights — ranging from grand monuments and exhibitions of an industrial power to secluded landscapes and pristine natural beauty — there is much to see and do away from the usual routes.
Sign up for a first-hand experience of Korea’s ancient past and modern revolutionary history, its unique architecture and socialist art, its traditional customs and modern culture, and much more. New locations and activities become available each year, and our private tours team will be able to advise on the latest options that best fit your particular interests. Check out our brochure for a general list of locations (Please note some background information in this brochure is currently out of date - 2018 expected soon!).
Once on tour you will be on your own, or with the group that you put together, and without a Koryo staff member. You will, however, still be accompanied by two Korean tour guides — even if you are a party of one — as per the current rules and regulations of tourism to the DPRK. For all tours there is a mandatory pre-tour briefing held the day before departure at our office in Beijing which covers guidelines, etiquette, and safety for travel in the DPRK.
We offer a range of private tour options to accommodate travellers of different budgets and interests:
NEW AS OF OCTOBER 2017 Koryo Tours is proud to present a new Trans-DPRK:Across North Korea by Local Train extension. This exciting 3-night addition to a private tours allows for travel from the capital Pyongyang across the width of the peninsula and up the scenic east coast to Rason Special Economic Zone. See our train extension brochure for more details. Train departures are limited so we will help check availability and coordinate your travel plans accordingly.
OPTION 1: Our Chollima Express Tours are two to three night set-itinerary budget tours that aim to provide travellers with a well-rounded introduction to both traditional and modern Korea at an affordable cost (please see itinerary links below for pricing and details).
OPTION 2: Our Koryo Classic Tours allow for more in-depth itineraries, tailored to your specific requests and interests, and staying at standard hotels. Base prices for our classic tours depend on the number of nights spent in-country, number of travelers in your party, and any additional upgrades, such as flight upgrades and the highest comfort on tour. Prices are listed per person in Euros and inclusive of Air Koryo flight entry/exit to/from Korea as well as the DPRK visa.
Upcoming Special Events and Activities Available on Private Tours
*Pyongyang Marathon April 7, 2019
The following information is helpful for us in creating a custom itinerary and quote for you:
- Your available dates and any travel restrictions you might have? See here for a 2017 Transport Schedule.
- Number of travelers?
- Desired length of tour?
- Type of tour: Chollima Budget Tour or Koryo Classic Tour
- Any questions? Desired locations? Interests?