Run the Pyongyang Marathon, visit the DMZ and join in on the celebrations
for the Day of the Sun! ***Early Bird Discount Pricing!***
From 1,234 EUR per person
Please apply by 29th February, 2020.
Run the Pyongyang Marathon, visit the DMZ and
join in on the celebrations for the Day of the
Sun! ***Early Bird Discount Pricing!***
From 1,234 EUR per person
Early bird pricing promotion period ends on at midnight Beijing time on the 31st October, 2019. Book and pay your deposit by this date to secure your discount! The regular price for this tour is 1,299 EUR per person.
Visit North Korea from Beijing for the Pyongyang Marathon, one of the most unique marathons around and then experience one of the biggest celebration on the North Korean calendar – the Day of the Sun – the birthday of eternal President Kim Il-Sung.
Join in with the locals as they celebrate and enjoy their day off! Mass Celebrations and evening fireworks can also be expected on this day; be part of it all with Koryo Tours!
Run alongside local Korean runners as you power through the streets of Pyongyang that are lined with Koreans cheering you on as you go. Running through the city is one of the most unique ways to explore the fascinating and unique capital, Pyongyang.
Aside from the Pyongyang Marathon, we will also take you on a comprehensive city tour throughout Pyongyang, including its famous metro system and the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum featuring the captured spy ship – the USS Pueblo.
This tour will also get you down to historic Kaesong including Panmunjom & the DMZ.
And for all the serious runners out there, the Pyongyang Marathon is an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race with AIMS Certification. Come back with the most unique running shirt, finisher's medal and race certificate around.
Overnight | Hotel in Beijing not included in the tour for those taking the flight the next day. Contact us for recommendations near our office! Those travelling by train will spend the night on the train.
Arrival Day in Pyongyang
Yanggakdo International Hotel, Pyongyang | Home away from home for most (but not all!) foreign visitors to Pyongyang, this 47-story hotel is located on an island in the middle of the Taedong River and offers great views of the city. Comfortable rooms and comprehensive leisure facilities: swimming pool, spa, billiards, bowling, gift shops, tea houses and beer brewed on-site.
The big event! The Pyongyang Marathon 2020!
The full route, which has been certified by both the IAAF and AIMS, leads right through the city centre, past a number of iconic landmarks, and then out into Pyongyang's less urban districts. 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 | Yanggakdo International Hotel, Pyongyang.
Historic Kaesong and the DMZ Tour
The Day of the Sun, one of the DPRK’s largest holidays. April 15, 2020, is the 108th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's birthday.
Overnight | Yanggakdo Hotel, Pyongyang.
Departure Day from Pyongyang and Return to Beijing by flight or train.
End of Tour.
If you're heading back to Beijing by train this option lets you get off for an overnight in Dongrim before the next day's tour of Sinuiju — the border city with China. Spend an extra 24 hours in the DPRK seeing the sites of North Pyongan province. 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.See more
The Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon is now open to foreign amateur runners. You can run the 5k, 10k, Half or Full Marathon. All four take place on the same day in April, 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!
Koryo Tours will provide free running shirts to everyone signed up for a Koryo Tours Pyongyang Marathon Trip. Male shirts are a regular fit, while female shirts are a slim fit. Please pay attention to the sizes as they are smaller than western shirt sizes.
We're unable to take you on one of our tours if you do not have medical insurance that covers the destination in question. Issues of isolation and infrastructure where we go mean it would be irresponsible of us to do so. We can provide this if you do not have it — or you can use your own.
This tour travels between Beijing-Pyongyang by train each way in a hard-sleeper carriage (6 bunks per compartment). The train journey takes 24 hours with a transfer at the city of Dandong. One-way or round-trip flights are also available. The flight takes around 90 minutes. For an extra 265 EUR you can upgrade to a one-way flight. A round-trip ticket costs an additional 435 EUR. We recommend flight entry with a train return for the best overall experience on your trip.
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.See more
Koryo Tours is able to arrange hotel bookings in Beijing at the following hotels on behalf of people travelling with us. We have four hotels on offer with different levels of comfort and all located a short walk from our office. Select which hotel you are interested in and your Tour Manager will confirm the dates and cost for you. We will make the booking and add the cost to your tour invoice.See more
Marathon Tours where Early Bird Pricing has been advertised will require the traveller to have booked and paid their deposit by the promotion end date to secure this pricing. Early bird pricing promotion period ends on at midnight Beijing time on the 31st October 2019.
Groups will be in the experienced hands of two or three local Korean guides and an experienced Koryo Tours tour leader.
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 29th February, 2020.