Pyongyang Marathon / Day of the Sun Tour – 14 Days

Pyongyang Marathon / Day of the Sun Tour – 14 Days

starting from 2,799.00 

7 April – 20 April 2018

14 Days / 13 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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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.

SKU: 07/04/2018-20/04/2018

Description

Day 0 (Friday, 06th April)
Pre-tour meeting in Beijing

17:00h (5pm) – Obligatory pre-tour meeting of the group in Beijing’s JINLINHUI Restaurant. 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).


Day 1 (Saturday, 07th April)

Arrival in Pyongyang, Drive the city, Arch of Triumph (built in 1982 to remember the triumphant return of President Kim Il Sung to Pyongyang from the Korean War), Stroll around Kim Il Sung Square, Dinner at in a local restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 2 (Sunday, 08th April)

Breakfast, Pyongyang Marathon (it’s optional to run the marathon; the marathon running fee – approx EUR 100 – is not included in the tour price and must be paid by each runner on the spot), Drive back to the hotel (time to take a quick shower), Lunch at a local restaurant, Tower of the Juche Idea (built in 1982 on the occasion of the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung), Monument to Party Founding (built in 1996 to honour the Workers’ Party of Korea), Dinner at Pyongyang Duck Barbecue Restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 3 (Monday, 9th April)

Breakfast, Reunification Monument (built in 2001 to remember the endeavours of President Kim Il Sung for the Korean Reunification), Drive to the Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, Koryo Museum (hosting precious artefacts of the Koryo times), Korean Stamp Shop, Lunch at Tongil Restaurant (you can pre-order Dog Meat Soup for around EUR 5), Kaesong Insam Factory (Ginseng Factory), Drive back to Pyongyang, Dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 4 (Tuesday, 10th April)

Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il), Chollima Statue, Grand People’s Study Hall, Lunch at a local restaurant, Pyongyang Metro ride, City walk, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 5 (Wednesday, 11th April)

Breakfast, 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),Lunch at a local restaurant, 3 Revolutions Exhibition, Pyongyang Film Studios, Dinner and overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 6 (Thursday, 12th April)

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, Drive to Mt. Myohyang (“mountain of mysterious scents”), Dinner and overnight at Chongchon Hotel


Day 7 (Friday, 13th April)

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, Ryongmun Cavern (huge underground cave), Visit to an ostrich farm, Dinner and overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 8 (Saturday, 14th April)

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 – outside visit only, the optional inside visit of the tombs requires a fee to be paid on the spot), Overnight at Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel (with thermal water pools in each room)


Day 9 (Sunday, 15th April)

Day of the Sun – Birthday of President Kim Il Sung

Breakfast, West Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), Drive back to Pyongyang, Lunch at a local restaurant, Kimilsungia Flower Exhibition, Mass dance event in the inner city, Celebration evening soiree at Kim Il Sung Square, Dinner and overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 10 (Monday, 16th April)

Breakfast, Drive to Sinchon, Museum of US War Atrocities, Lunch at a local restaurant, Drive to Sariwon, City Walk, Songbul Temple, Folklore Street, Jongbang Castle, Dinner and overnight at Hotel 8th March


Day 11 (Tuesday, 17th April)

Breakfast, Drive to the Korean East Coast, Lunch at a local restaurant in the harbour city of Wonsan, Drive to Hamhung (North Korea’s second largest city), Visit to Hungnam Fertilizer Factory, Dinner and overnight at a local hotel


Day 12 (Wednesday, 18th April)

Breakfast, Hamhung city tour (incl. former “Wilhelm-Pieck-Straße” built by East German workers, Mount Tonghung, Kumchon Pavilion), Lunch at a local restaurant, Drive back to Wonsan, Dinner and overnight at Tongmyong Hotel


Day 13 (Thursday, 19th April)

Breakfast, Songdowon School Children’s Camp, Lunch at a local restaurant, Drive back to Pyongyang, Tomb of King Tongmyong, Dinner and overnight at Sosan Hotel


Day 14 (Friday, 20th April)

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.

Additional information

Year of travel

2018

Seasons

spring

Travel features

Beach, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Kangso Three Tombs (world heritage), Korean War Museum with USS Pueblo, Marathon in Pongyang, Mausoleum of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, Myohyang Mountains, Parades and Celebrations, Metroride in Pyongyang

Minimum participants

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

Ticket bookings

Flight and train ticket bookings are subject to availability.

Booking deadline

24 March 2018

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