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International Women's Day tour
5 nights in the DPRK

WHAT DOES PRICE COVER?

WHAT PRICE DOESN'T COVER?

  • Train Dandong-Pyongyang-Dandong
  • Budget hotel accommodation in the DPRK
  • Three meals a day (except to alcohol) in the DPRK
  • All transfers and transport during the tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Optional flight Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing (230 Euro)
  • The DPRK visa fee
  • Transportation to/from your home to Dandong
  • Your stopover expenses in Dandong
  • Your expenses for alcohol and souvenirs
  • Optional single room supplement (40 Euro per night)
  • Ticket fee for occasional events such as circus, the funfair, opera or Juche tower lift
  • Tips for the guides (25-30 EURO)

Come to the DPRK and celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8. You will see how women are cherished in the DPRK and will have a chance to take part in holiday's festivities on this occasion. You will experience beautiful Mt.Myohyang and Kaesong - the ancient capital of Korea

  TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Pyongyang - enjoy festivities on the occasion of the International Women’s Day
  • Kumsusan Palace of Sun - Mausoleum for president Kim Il Sung and for the leader Kim Jong Il
  • Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - inspect one of the most heavily militarized places on the planet. This strip of land divides South and North Korea
  • Kaesong - visit ancient capital of Korea until up to the 15th century. It is the only city in Korea which has preserved its original historical make up as it hasn’t been destroyed during the Korean war
  • Info
    The tour itinerary is a PRELIMINARY one. Korea Konsult reserves the right to change some parts of the itinerary below if needed. Eventual itinerary changes after the group arrival in the DPRK are beyond our control. Under no circumstances can Korea Konsult be held responsible for any itinerary changes.

    Mar 5 (Sat):

    Arrival in Pyongyang

    • Depart from Dandong (China) by the international train Dandong - Pyongyang at 9.35 in the morning. Arrive in Pyongyang at 17.45 on the same day
    • REMARK: Instead of taking train from Dandong you can book AirKoryo flight Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing (230 Euro extra charge)
    • Check-in at the Sosan Hotel *** - located near sport vilage in Pyongyang
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Sosan Hotel ***
    Mar 6 (Sun): Pyongyang

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Experience the incredible Kumsusan Palace of Sun - Mausoleum for president Kim Il Sung and for the leader Kim Jong Il. To visit the Mausoleum tourists should follow a strict dress code: no shorts, T-shirts and sandals, no blue jeans and mini-skirts
    • Visit Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery - a cemetery and memorial to the North Korean soldiers fighting for freedom and independence against Japanese rule
    • Explore Moranbong Park - a recreation area where locals have picnics and sing songs during weekends. It is a unique opportunity to socialize with local people
    • Lunch
    • Drive to Mangyongdae Native House - the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung
    • Practice your shooting skills in Meari Shooting Range - the indoor gallery housing the 25-meter pistol range, 50-meter rifle range, archery ground, ray gun range and electron gun range with 8 platforms. You also can shoot live targets. All shots are at your own expenses
    • Observe Pyongyang from the top of Juche Tower - at 150m it is the highest stone monument in the world. Take elevator to the top of the tower to enjoy the magnificent view of Pyongyang (optional, 5 Euro p/p)
    • Visit Monument to Workers' Party of Korea - opened in Juche 84 (1995) the monument depicts the hammer, sickle and brush seized by a worker, a farmer and an intellectual. The round belt means the single-hearted unity of the leader, Party and people
    • Take ride in Pyongyang Metro - one of the deepest subways in the world, it was designed to serve as a bomb shelter in case of war. The stations' interiors are stunning with superb lighting and mosaics. This is a great chance to interact with local people and explore several subway stations
    • Explore Arch of Triumph - built in 1982 to commemorate President Kim Il Sung’s role in resisting Japanese rule, it is the second tallest triumphal arch in the world. Each of its 25,500 blocks of finely-dressed white granite represents a day of his life up to that point
    • Have dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Sosan Hotel ***
    Mar 7 (Mon): Pyongyang Mt.Myohyang Pyongsong Pyongyang

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Drive to Mt.Myohyang - the Mountain of Mysterious Fragrance, one of the five celebrated mountains of Korea. It is a sacred site as, according to legend, it was the home of King Tangun, forefather of the Korean people. In 2009 UNESCO designated Mount Myohyang a world biosphere reserve
    • Visit grandiose International Friendship Exhibition - the world's biggest treasure-house. On exhibit are gifts received by DPRK's leaders over the years. One building stores the presents given to President Kim Il Sung, while a smaller one holds those given to Leader Kim Jong Il
    • After impressive exhibition visit Pohyon temple - one of the five famous Buddhist temples of Korea, it was built nearly 1,000 years ago
    • Enjoy your lunch
    • Drive to Pyongsong - Korea's Silicon Valley focusing on leading space researches. Only in 2014 this city was opened for foreign visitors
    • Explore Paeksong Revolutionary Site - the place to which Kim Il Sung University was moved during the Korean War
    • Stop by Pyongsong Food Factory - socialist enterprise producing everything from popcorn to beer and soju (Korean rice wine)
    • Visit Kim Jong Suk Middle School - named after the mother of Kim Jong Il it is one of the best schools in the DPRK for talented children from the whole country. For some English-language learners in this school you can be the first opportunity to converse with foreign visitors
    • Inspect Taedonggang Clothing Factory - a factory that produces clothes to export all over the world
    • Drive to Pyongyang
    • Dinner in one of the Pyongyang’s restaurants

    OVERNIGHT: Sosan Hotel ***
    Mar 8 (Tue): Pyongyang Sariwon Pyongyang

    International Women Day

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Visit majestic Mansudae Grand Monument - the huge bronze statues of the leaders standing in the center of the composition with two monuments titled "Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle" and "Socialist Construction" on both sides. It was renovated in April 2012 following the passing away of the leader Kim Jong Il and a new statue of Kim Jong Il was added next to Kim Il Sung's
    • Behind the Mansudae Grand Monument don’t miss Chollima Monument - named after a mythical winged horse (Chollima in Korean literally means "thousand-mile horse"). In the period of reconstruction following the Korean War Cholima was the symbol inspiring workers to rebuild their nation at ‘Chollima Speed’
    • Move to Kim Il Sung Square - Pyongyang’s central square where Korea’s massive military parades normally take place. Opened in August Juche 43 (1954) it is the 30th largest square in the world
    • Visit Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs' Cemetery - built on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Korean War (1950/53) to commemorate memory of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the motherland
    • Have lunch
    • Drive to Sariwon - the southern gateway to Pyongyang. With population well above 300,000 Sariwon is one the most densely populated cities of the DPRK and it is famous for its Maccoli - Korean traditional rice wine
    • Experience Sariwon Folk Customs Street - great place to see Korean traditions and customs
    • Explore Mt.Jongbang - 481m high mountain near Sariwon famous for its many spots to enjoy beautiful landscapes and historical fort dated back to Koryo Dynasty
    • Stop by Songbul Temple - one of the famous temples in Korea. It was first built in 898 and later rebuilt in Koryo dynasty
    • Drive back to Pyongyang
    • Enjoy Women’s Day Festivities(if possible)
    • Dinner
    • Continue evening in Pyongyang microbrewery and bar - try several types of locally brewed beer and wide variety of international cuisine (at your own expense)

    OVERNIGHT: Sosan Hotel ***
    Mar 9 (Wed): Pyongyang Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Kaesong Pyongyang

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Drive to Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea, it is one of the most militarized area on our planet
    • Visit Panmunjom - a village where in 1953 Armistice Talks were held between the DPR Korea and the United Nation Command. Visit the blue tent-like building located exactly on the borderline between Koreas. You can walk around the conference room and hop from South to North Korea while you are in this building. This is one of the few places where you can take pictures of the DPRK military
    • Transfer to Kaesong - capital of Korea up to the 15th century. Kaesong is the only city in Korea which has preserved its original historical make up as it hasn't been destroyed during the Korean war. It is a home for 12 historic sites from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Kaesong is considered to be home of Koryo insam (ginseng) and so be prepared to buy some of the best insam in the Far East
    • Walk in Janamsan Park - located on a hill overlooking the city it is a great place to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the old Kaesong
    • Enjoy lunch at Tongil restaurant - "Tongil" means "Reunification" in Korean, it is one of the most famous restaurants in Kaesong where you can experience royal meal with multiple side-dishes. For anyone wanting to supplement their lunch, there will be an opportunity to sample Korea’s famous ginseng chicken soup (at extra charge)
    • Drive to Pyongyang
    • Drive back to Pyongyang. On the way back there will be a short photo-break at Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification - the monument representing desire of Korean people for reunification. It is shaped in form of two Korean women holding Korean peninsula over the Thongil highway from Pyongyang to DMZ
    • Upon arrival visit one of the finest museums of the DPRK Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum - unveiled in 2013 by the leader Kim Jong Un after massive renovation this museum explains the origins of the Korean War (1950-53) between South and North. Here you will see the only US ship captured by a foreign country - the spy ship USS Pueblo, as well as American weapons and shot down planes. The museum features amazing displays and excellent dioramas
    • Enjoy farewell dinner in famous BBQ Duck Restaurant

    OVERNIGHT: Sosan Hotel ***
    Mar 10 (Thu):

    • After breakfast in the hotel transfer to Pyongyang Railway Station and depart by the international train Pyongyang - Dandong at 10.40 in the morning. Arrive in Dandong at 16.23 on the same day
    • REMARK: Instead of taking train to Dandong you can book AirKoryo flight Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing (230 Euro extra charge)
  • TOUR EXTENSION: you always can add a couple of days to this group tour to stay longer and explore Korea individually, or you can travel with us to South Korea, Japan, Mongolia, China or Russia over the longest in the world Trans-Siberian railroad
    • Visit Sinuiju - North Korean city at the border with China, gate to North Korea
    • Explore Beijing before or after your tour to the DPRK
    • Ride the longest in the world Trans-Siberian railroad from Beijing to Moscow via Mongolia or Manchuria
    • Travel in South Korea, Mongolia or Japan with us

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