The Real Deal Tour
What's It All About?
The name of the tour says it all. This is the ultimate North Korean experience. The tour includes the rural northeast of the DPRK (way off the usual tourist trail) and combines the must-see sights of Pyongyang with the DMZ and a connecting domestic flight, something that is certainly unique for North Korea. We’ve timed it to coincide with the massive 75th anniversary of Party Foundation celebrations happening on October 10th. Military parade expected!
Our journey starts in Beijing where we’ll board our overnight sleeper train to Tumen, a border town of China and North Korea. Once arriving, we’ll explore this small town and spend the evening at a local hotel.
The following morning we’ll go through Chinese immigration and become one of the very few tourists to walk into North Korea. Here we’ll be met by our friendly local Korean guides and head directly to Wangjaesan grand monument.
We’ll then make our way to Hoeryong, a beautiful town famous for beautiful girls! It’s also the hometown of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Jong Il’s Mother). Other highlights include a middle school where we’ll teach an English class. Most of these students have most likely never seen a Westerner before!
Next on our agenda will be North Korea’s third largest city – Chongjin. Here we’ll visit a local kindergarten for a special performance. We’ll also explore the recently renovated square and its revolutionary museum.