May Day Tour – 11 Days

May Day Tour – 11 Days

starting from 2,090.00 €

29 April – 9 May 2017

11 days / 10 nights

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If you travel alone and don’t book a single room, you will share a double room with another participant of the group.

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SKU: 29/04/17-09/05/17

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Day 1 (Saturday, 29th April)
Arrival in Pyongyang, Arch of Triumph, Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at Pyongyang Chicken Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 2 (Sunday, 30th April)
Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il), Chollima Statue, Lunch at a local restaurant, Mangyongdae Funfair, Liberation Tower, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 3 (Monday, 1st May)
International Workers Day

Breakfast, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il), Revolutionary Martyr’s Cemetery, Lunch at a local restaurant, Moranbong Park in central Pyongyang and picnic barbecue with the locals, Kwangbop Temple, Tower of the Juche Idea, Monument to Party Founding, Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Concert of the DPRK National Symphonic Orchestra, Celebration evening soiree at Kim Il Sung Square, Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 4 (Tuesday, 2nd May)
Breakfast, Drive to the Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, City walk in Kaesong, Koryo Museum, Korean Stamp Shop, Lunch at Tongil Restaurant (you can pre-order Dog Meat Soup for around EUR 5), Drive back to Pyongyang, Reunification Monument, Pyongyang Gold Lane Bowling Alley, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 5 (Wednesday, 3rd May)
Breakfast, Mansudae Artist Studios (artist studios that design and manufacture statues and monuments), Schoolchildren’s Palace, Lunch at a local restaurant, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Museum of the Korean War), USS Pueblo (US spy ship captured by the Korean People’s Army in the territorial waters of the DPRK in 1968), Foreign Language Bookshop, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 6 (Thursday, 4th May)
Breakfast, drive to Pyongsong, Paeksong Revolutionary Site (site where Kim Il Sung University hid during the Koran War), Central square and monument in Pyongsong, Lunch at Jangsusan Hotel, Drive to Mt. Myohyang, Ryongmun Cavern, Dinner and overnight at Chongchon Hotel


Day 7 (Friday, 5th May)
Breakfast, Pohyon Temple (Buddhist temple of the 11th century), International Friendship Exhibition (huge underground exhibition of state gifts given to the DPRK leaders by international statesmen and business people), Lunch at Chongchon Hotel, Drive to Pyongyang, Visit to an ostrich farm, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 8 (Saturday, 6th May)
Breakfast, Mangyongdae Native House (Birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, Visit to a cooperative farm, Lunch picnic near Kangso Mineral Water Factory, Kangso Tombs (ancient tombs of the Koguryo times; UNESCO World Heritage Site), Dinner and overnight at Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel (with thermal water pools in each room)


Day 9 (Sunday, 7th May)
Breakfast, West Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), Drive to Mt. Kuwol, Sahwang Peak, Drive to the city of Sariwon, Orientation walk, Songbul Temple, Sariwon Folk Street, Jongbang Fortress, Drive to the city of Haeju, Dinner and overnight at Haeju Hotel


Day 10 (Monday, 8th May)
Breakfast, Central square in Haeju, Drive to the city of Sinchon, Lunch at a local restaurant, Museum of US War Atrocities, Drive back to Pyongyang, 3 Revolutions Exhibition, Farewell dinner at Taedonggang Diplomatic Club (it’s possible to rent a karaoke room and sing karaoke with the guides), Overnight at Koryo Hotel


Day 11 (Tuesday, 9th May)
Breakfast, Departure


The itinerary is a pre-planned itinerary, which we intend to follow accordingly. However, it is also normal for DPRK tourism that certain program points may be modified or replaced by the North Koreans at short notice. Usually, such changes only happen to the order of events, but in rare occurances also to larger parts of the itinerary. We as a travel intermediary between our clients and the North Korean government tourism agency are not responsible for any of such short-term changes. We therefore we ask you for your understanding that in the event of such changes, the tour can neither be fully, nor partially refunded.

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Traveltime

29. April (Saturday) – 09. Mai 2017 (Thursday)

Places to Visit

Orientation walk in the city Pyongyang, Celebration evening soiree at Kim Il Sung Square, Demilitarised Zone, Mansudae Grand Monuments, Paeksong Revolutionary Site, International Friendship Exhibition, Kangso Tombs, West Sea Barrage, Museum of US War Atrocities

Minimum participants

All group tours take place regardless of the number of participants.

Tour description

On 1st May every year, thousands of North Koreans celebrate International Workers Day. The capitals’s streets decorated in a festive mood. Thousands of Pyongyang residents will gather in front of the Mansudae Grand Monuments to pay their respect to the giant bronze statues of their leaders. Our May Day tour provides you with the rare opportunity to witness these celebrations and to even take part in them. A mass dance event is scheduled to take place near Pyongyang Indoor Stadium and you can join in and dance together with the Koreans if you want. The tour also includes sightseeing in the capital Pyongyang, where you will visit many of the famous monuments. But that’s not all: you will also visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on the border to south Korea near Kaesong and Mt. Myohyang. Reaching 1909m altitude, Mt. Myohyang is the second highest mountain in North Korea after Mt. Paekdu. According to its name, Mt. Myohyang is “the mountain of mysterious scents”.

Mt. Myohyang has been regarded as sacred by Koreans for a long time and it is deeply associated with the Tangun myth. The mountain area houses Pohyon Temple, the largest Buddhist shrine in North Korea, as well as the International Friendship Exhibition, a massive underground exhibition of presents from international statesmen and businessmen for the North Korean leaders. Furthermore you will have an exclusive look at the Korean West Coast and the West Sea Barrage (a giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River). The journey will take you further into the countryside near Mt. Kuwol, Haeju and Sinchon, where you will visit the famous Museum of US War Atrocities.

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