Rural Tour – 6 Days

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Day 0 (Friday, 7h August)
13:00h (1pm) – 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, 8th 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 / an optional visit to the viewing platform costs EUR 5 per pax), Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Ryangang Hotel


Day 2 (Sunday, 9th August)
Breakfast, Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), Anak Tomb No. 3 (UNESCO World Heritage Site / outside visit, optional inside visit to be paid on the spot), Picnic Lunch, Drive to Mt. Kuwol and Sahwang Peak (if weather conditions permit), Sokdamgugok, Drive to the city of Sariwon, Songbul Temple, Sariwon Folk Street, Jongbang Fortress, Dinner at overnight at Hotel 8th March


Day 3 (Monday, 10th August)
Breakfast, Visit to Unjong Goat Farm (including a traditional mask dance performance by the local farmers), Picnic Lunch at Sinpyong Station, Visit to Ulim Waterfall, Drive to Wonsan, visit to the East Coast, Agricultural University Wonsan, Dinner and overnight at Tongmyong Hotel


Day 4 (Tuesday, 11th 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 Majon Beach Bungalows


Day 5 (Wednesday, 12th 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 Ryanggang Hotel


Day 6 (Thursday, 13th August)
Breakfast, Departure


Chilbosan Extension (6 nights in total, 4 nights in Chilbosan/Chongjin): + 1470 Euro p.P.

Day 6 (Thursday, 13th 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 Ryanggang Hotel


Day 7 (Friday, 14th 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, 15th 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, 16th 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, 17th 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, 18th 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 Ryanggang Hotel


Day 12 (Wednesday, 19th August)
Breakfast, Departure