Rural Tour – 6 Days

North Korea Tours, Touren 2019, , ,

Traveltime: 3. August - 8. August 2019
Travel duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

6 nights extention possible.

If you travel alone and don’t book a single room, you will share a double room with another participant of the group.
The visa fee of EUR 50 is not included in the tour fee and has to be paid in cash during the pre-tour meeting in Beijing on the day before the tour.
Chilbosan-extension (7 days / 6 nights) including domestic flight and 3 nights in Chilbosan / Chŏngjin.


Day 0 (Friday, 2nd August)
14:00h (2pm) – Obligatory pre-tour meeting of the group in Beijing’s Yi Beiping Beijing Story Restaurant (PDF). Handover and payment of your North Korean visa. Pre-tour briefing. Complementary Chinese-Korean Dinner (1 meal per person is included in the tour fee, extra drinks have to be paid individually). Train passengers take the night train to Pyongyang departing Beijing Railway Station at 17:25h.


Day 1 (Saturday, 3rd August)
13:05h (1.05pm) – Departure for flight passengers to Pyongyang with Air Koryo from Beijing Capital International Airport (Terminal 2), 16:05h (4.05pm) Arrival in Pyongyang, Transfer from the airport into the city centre, Arch of Triumph (built in 1982 to commemorate the return of President Kim Il Sung to Pyongyang after the end of the Korean War), Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 2 (Sunday, 4th August)
Breakfast, drive to the Korean West Coast to the city of Nampo, West Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), drive along the West Coast, Mt. Kuwol (lookaround at Mt. Kuwol Fortress), Anak Tomb No. 3 (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Picnic lunch, Sightseeiung in Sinchon, Sinchon Museum of US War Atrocities, Keynam Farm, Sokdamgugok, City Tour in Haeju incl. the harbour and historic buldings, Dinner and overnight at Haeju Hotel


Day 3 (Monday, 5th August)
Breakfast, Drive to Sariwon, Lunch in a local restaurant in Sariwon, Jongbang Castle, Songbul Temple, drive to Wonsan, visit to the East Coast, Agricultural University Wonsan, Dinner and overnight at Tongmyong Hotel


Day 4 (Tuesday, 6th August)
Breakfast, drive along the East Coast to Hamhung (2nd largest North Korean city), lunch at a local restaurant, Hamhung city tour (incl. former “Wilhelm-Pieck-Street”, Mount Tonghung, Kumchon Pavilion, Hamhung Wall, Sonhwa Hall, Ryangchon Temple, Hungnam Fertiliser Complex, Hamhung Grand Central Theatre), Dinner and overnight at Beach Bungalows


Day 5 (Wednesday, 7th August)
Breakfast, drive back along the East Coast to Pyongyang, Lunch in Wonsan, City Tour of Pyongyang (as much of the important sights as time permits), Dinner and overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 6 (Thursday, 8th August)
Breakfast, Departure


Chilbosan Extension (7 days / 6 nights, 3 nights in Chilbosan/Chongjin): + 1520 Euro p.P.


Day 6 (Thursday, 8th August)
Breakfast, Mansudae Artist Studios (artist studios that design and manufacture statues and monuments), Foreign Language Bookshop, Lunch at a local restaurant, City walk along “Kwangbok Sports Village” (recently renovated sports facilities built in 1989), City Walk (along the track Pyongyang Grand Theatre, Yunisang Musical House, Pyongyang Central Station, Koryo Hotel, Changgwangsan Hotel, Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, Potong Gate), Diner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 7 (Friday, 9th August)
Breakfast, Drive to the airport, 10:00h domestic flight to Orang Airport, 11:00h Arrival in Orang Airport, Picnic lunch at Mukye Lake, Soryanghwa Waterfall, Drive along the coast to Chilbosan, Dinner and overnight at Outer Chilbo Hotel (with cold spring water from the tab, hot water in a bucket available during the morning).


Day 8 (Saturday, 10th August)
Breakfast, walking in Inner Chilbo (Sungson Pavilion, Pangum Pavilion, Naegyong Pavilion, Kaesim Temple), Check-In and lunch at Homestay, Optional boat trip on a fisherman’s boat (surcharge RMB 40 per person to be paid on the spot), Optional Folklore custom experience in home stay (volleyball game and/or Korean wrestling with the locals, Making Korean food, bonfire at the beach / surcharge of EUR50/group to be paid on the spot), Dinner and overnight at Homestay Village (hot water in a bucket available during the morning)


Day 9 (Sunday, 11th August)
Breakfast, Walking in Outer Chilbo (Manmulsang area, Dokgol), 8km hiking to Kangson Gate with wonderful view over Outer and Sea Chilbo (depending on weather), Lunch at Outer Chilbo Hotel, Drive to Kyongsong (optional hot tab bath), Jipsam Revolutionary Site, Continue to Chongjin, Dinner and overnight at Chongjin Guesthouse


Day 10 (Monday, 12th August)
Breakfast, Pohang Square, Foreign Language School, Riding a chartered trolleybus, Lunch at Sailors Club, Provincial library, Visit to Chongam Kindergarten followed by a musical performance, Enjoying the overview to Chongjin on Komalsan, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Chongjin Guesthouse


Day 11 (Tuesday, 13th August)
Breakfast, Drive to Orang Airport, Picnic Lunch, 15:00h domestic flight to Orang Airport, 16:00h Arrival at Pyongyang Airport, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 12 (Wednesday, 14th August)
Breakfast, Departure

If you choose outbound flight option on Day 12, the flight will be provided by Air China.