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    Worker's Party of Korea Anniversary LONG tour from Beijing or Vladivostok


     11 nights in the DPRK
    Pyongyang Mt.Myohyang Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Kaesong Wonsan Mt.Kumgang Hamhung Pujon Masik Pass Ski Resort Pyongyang

    October is definitely the most beautiful month in Korea. Come to the DPRK to enjoy beauty of autumn leaves and admire some of the most scenic landscapes of the DPRK. See how locals celebrate October 10 – the day marking the 74th Anniversary of the Worker’s Party of Korea. Join in the colorful Mass Dance in one of Pyongyang’s main squares.
    Inspect Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - the strip of land separating North and South Korea and visit main sights in Kaesong. Enjoy Mt.Myohyang - the mountain of mysterious fragrance and get acquainted with the impressive International Friendship Exhibition.
    This is the only tour a year where we spend 2 nights in Diamond Mountains Mt.Kumgang so you have the excellent opportunity to enjoy most of the sights of Outer Kumgang. This is also the only tour where we visit secret camp in Mt.Okryon and River of Rocks in Mt.Okryon, giving us a chance to admire amazing views of the Korean countryside that don’t exist elsewhere in the country. We will also travel to rarely visited by foreigners Hamhung - the second largest city in the DPRK and famous sea resort. There we will stay in at Majon Luxury Hotel - one of the country’s best hotels located on a fantastic sandy beach.
    On this tour you will have an optional opportunity to take the PYONGYANG AIR CITY TOUR - a 40 minute trip in the skies aboard an Air Koryo Mi-17 helicopter. You will have an unrivalled bird's-eye view of Pyongyang from the sky and a lot of great photo opportunities. If you would like to add this option to your itinerary please inform us when you book your tour.

     

    ITINERARY

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    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.

    Oct 7 (Mon): Pyongyang

    • Vladivostok departure: flight JS 272 at 12.20 pm, arrival in Pyongyang at 1 pm local time
    • Beijing departure: flight JS 152 at 12 pm from Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 2, arrival in Pyongyang at 3 pm local time. NOTE! Due to peak season the Beijing departure time might be changed with very short notice. Therefore we strongly advise you to arrive to Beijing at least one day before your departure to Pyongyang
    • Vladivostok group: Transfer to Pyongyang - the capital city of North Korea, lunch, walk on Ryomyong street - opened in April 2017 it is a new posh district of the capital featuring modern architecture
    • Joining tourists arriving from Beijing
    • 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
    • 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
    • Check-in at the Yanggakdo International Hotel **** - one of the best Pyongyang hotels (first class and deluxe suites are also available at extra charge), it is beautifully located in the middle of Taedong river
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Oct 8 (Tue): Pyongyang Mt.Myohyang Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • 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
    • 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
    • Pohyon temple - one of the five famous Buddhist temples of Korea, it was built nearly 1,000 years ago
    • Lunch at Shangrila Hotel
    • Hike in Manphok valley - "Manphok" means in Korean "valley of ten thousands falls". Enjoy beautiful hermitages, rocks, caves, falls, and pavilions
    • Return to Pyongyang
    • 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
    • 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
    • Dinner
    • Mirae (Future) Street - it is opened in 2015 street featuring futuristic looking buildings. Korean government allocated residential buildings at this street to teachers of local universities

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Oct 9 (Wed): Pyongyang Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Kaesong Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • 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
    • Lunch at Tongil restaurant - "Tongil" means "Reunification" in Korean, it is one of the most famous restaurants in Kaesong where you will enjoy Traditional Royal Korean Lunch with 12 side-dishes served in brass bowls fit for the kings. For anyone wanting to supplement their lunch, there will be an opportunity to sample Korea’s famous ginseng chicken soup (at extra charge)
    • Sonjuk Bridge - a small stone bridge dating back to 1216, UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Kaesong Ginseng Processing Factory
    • Drive to Tomb of King Kongmin - UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the original mausoleum of the 31st king of the Koryo Dynasty - King Kongmin and his Queen dated back to 14th century
    • Drive back to Pyongyang
    • 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
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Oct 10 (Thu): Pyongyang

    WORKER’S PARTY OF KOREA FOUNDATION DAY

    • Breakfast
    • Kumsusan Palace of Sun - Mausoleum of president Kim Il Sung and 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
    • Mansudae Fountain Park - composed of many beautifully designed in shape of dancing women fountains, this park is a place to enjoy jets of water reaching up to 80 meters
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Mass Dance - one of the most well known images of North Korea: students of local universities get on the main city's squares and dance dressed in traditional Korean suit
    • Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace - recently renovated center for local children's extra curricular education. The palace was opened in 1989 and it features striking post-modern piece of design. In 2016 it was re-opened after massive reconstruction and now it is one of the most striking building in the country. After excursion you will have a chance to enjoy amazing children’s performance
    • Kwangbok Supermarket - located at one of the biggest city's street it is a popular mall where visitors can exchange money into local Won in order to shop
    • Pyongyang microbrewery and bar - try several types of locally brewed beer and wide variety of international cuisine (at your own expense)
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Oct 11 (Fri): Pyongyang Wonsan

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Drive to Wonsan - port city and naval base on the westernmost shore of the East Korean Sea. There are a lot of beautiful beaches around Wonsan making it a touristic Mekka of the DPRK
    • Ulim Waterfall - one of the famous waterfalls in Korea, it was discovered by Korean soldiers in 2001. The waterfall falls from 45m making thunderous sound echo as far as four kilometers around. That is why the waterfall is called "Ullim" or "echo" in Korean
    • Wonsan central square - located in the city's heart it features recently renovated monuments to the leaders. A few minutes walk from the central square there is a harbor where you can see local people fishing. The Mangyongbong-92 ferry which once shuttled Koreans living in Japan back and forth across the East Sea of Korea is moored here
    • Lunch at Kalmaegi fish restaurant in Wonsan
    • Wonsan Agricultural University - the most important agricultural university in the country
    • Kaeson Revolutionary Museum in Wonsan - former Wonsan Railway Station turned into museum
    • Dinner
    • Walk along the breakwater to the lighthouse to enjoy the fantastic view of Wonsan from the seaside and to see locals fishing and cooking seafood.

    OVERNIGHT: Tongmyong Hotel **
    Oct 12 (Sat): Wonsan Mt.Kumgang

    • Breakfast
    • Drive to Chonsam cooperative farm - "an area of three villages where springs well out" in Korean. You will visit agricultural fields, kindergarten and local store
    • Rest on the beach and have lunch at Sijung Beach & Motel - one of a number of tranquil white, sandy beaches in North Korea. Sijung beach is half way between Wonsan and Mt.Kumgang
    • Drive to Mt.Kumgang - "diamond mountain" in Korean, it is one of the most famous mountains in Korea. "If I were to die the day after seeing Kumgang, I would have no regrets", said the Chinese Song Dynasty poet Su Shi (1037-1101). Until 2010 Mt.Kumgang had been off-limits to most foreigners visiting North Korea
    • Samil Lagoon - widely known for its crystal-clear water, rocky hills and thick forests. According to legend, a king once visited the lake for a day but was so amazed by its beauty that he stayed there for three days, hence the name Samil (three days)
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Kumgangsan Hotel ****
    Oct 13 (Sun): Mt.Kumgang

    Enjoy beauty of Korean autumn leaves in Diamond Mountain National Park

    • Breakfast
    • Kuryongyon Course - the most beautiful track in Outer Kumgang, it is about 7 - 8 km walk from Mokran restaurant to Kuryong (Nine Dragon) Waterfalls
    • Lunch at Mokran Restaurant - famous restaurant at the foot of Mt.Kumgang
    • Sea Kumgang or optional hike along Manmulsang Course - this famous hiking course has hundreds of different rocky peaks, each of which has its own legend. It is 5-6 km, 3-4h walk: Mansangjung - Samsunam Rock - Chilchungam Rock - Jeolbuam Rock - Anshimdae Cliff - Hanulmun - Cheonseondae Cliff - Mangyangdae Cliff
    • Dinner
    • Relax in Kumgangsan Hot Springs - located about 300 m from Kumgangsan Hotel **** - modern hotel with superb mountain view and all necessary facilities , this spa is rich in radium, minerals and silica with temperature of 37 to 44C

    OVERNIGHT: Kumgangsan Hotel ****
    Oct 14 (Mon): Mt.Kumgang Wonsan Hamhung

    • Breakfast
    • Drive to Wonsan
    • Visit Songdowon International Children's Union Camp - perfect place for schoolchildren between April and October not only from Korea but from other countries as well. It is situated right on the coast and boasts white, sandy beaches
    • Walk in Songdowon Park
    • Lunch
    • Move to Hamhung - second largest city, one of the major industrial centers and a port city with some beautiful coastline. It was closed to tourists until 2010. The city was heavily destroyed (80-90%) during the Korean War
    • Tonghungsan park - Hamhung's central park with the bronze statue of the leaders erected at the foot of the mountain. With many old beautiful pavilions and restaurants, Tonghungsan park a favorite place for locals to spend a holiday day
    • Hamhung Grand Theatre - the largest building in the city and the biggest theater in the DPRK
    • Transfer to Majon beach - beautiful 50-100 m wide white sandy beach 25 km southeast of Hamhung. The name Majon derives from the hemp which used to be planted a lot in old days
    • Check-in at Majon Luxury Hotel located on the sandy beach of the East Sea of Korea

    OVERNIGHT: Majon Deluxe Hotel *****
    Oct 15 (Tue): Hamhung Pujon Hamhung

    Amazing views of the countryside that don’t exist elsewhere in the country

    • Breakfast
    • Drive to one of the most scenic autumn landscapes of the DPRK - Pujon - the place of unique beauty where you will see secluded villages and farms located in amazing mountain
    • Picnic lunch with local specialties - non-pickled Kimchi and baked potatoes
    • Transfer to River of Rocks in Mt.Okryon - from the top at an elevation of 1550 meter there is a 60 meter wide and 800 meter long impressive ‘river’ of big rocks. Around the river there are famous Slogan Trees carved out by Revolutionary Soldiers
    • Visit Pujon Revolutionary Site - located at the top of the Mt.Okryon it is Korean People's Revolutionary Army secret base built in 1930s
    • Return to Hamhung
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Majon Deluxe Hotel *****
    Oct 16 (Wed): Hamhung Masik Pass Ski Resort Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • {“Hungnam Fertilizer Factory”}
    • House of Li Song Gye - former army general and the first king of the Li Dynasty. The Li Dynasty succeeded the Koryo Dynasty in 1392 after Koryo had come to an end after almost 500 years of rule
    • Drive back to Pyongyang via Masik Ski resort
    • Lunch at Masik Pass Ski Resort - newly opened world class ski resort with deluxe hotel located 40min away from Wonsan. In summer time it is a perfect place for a night or lunch stop
    • Drive back to Pyongyang
    • Tomb of King Tongmyong - the royal tomb of Tongmyong (58-19 BC), the founder of the ancient Koguryo dynasty. It was included into UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004
    • Arrive in Pyongyang
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Pyongyang Koryo Hotel ****
    Oct 17 (Thu): Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • Korean Film studio - DPRK's version of Hollywood. The leader Kim Il Song liked to be here and give on spot guidance to movie directors. You will see European, Japanese and South Korean villages set for movie production
    • Pyongyang Middle School
    • Museum of Metro Construction - huge exhibition dedicated to construction of the capital subway system
    • Lunch
    • Three Revolutions Exhibition - several halls showcasing the nation’s technological, cultural and ideological progress following the Korean War. The central building has a shape resembling a spherical planet with rings, similar to the planet of Saturn. The dome itself also houses a planetarium
    • Grand People’s Study House - located at the Kim Il Sung Square it is one of the most famous buildings in Pyongyang. It was built in a traditional Korean style over a period of 21 months and opened in April of 1982 to honor Kim Il Sung’s 70th birthday
    • Mansudae Art Studio
    • Mansugyo Beer bar - a new beer bar in Pyongyang where you can try all types of famous Taedonggang beer including black beer with chocolate and coffee flower
    • Farewell dinner at famous BBQ Duck Restaurant

    OVERNIGHT: Pyongyang Koryo Hotel ****
    Oct 18 (Fri):

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Transfer to the airport
    • Vladivostok departure: by flight JS 271 to Vladivostok at 08.30 am, arrival in Vladivostok at 11.00 am
    • Beijing departure: by flight JS 151 at 09.00 am, arrival in Beijing at 10.00 am (Terminal 2 Beijing Capital Airport)

     

    INCLUDED:

    • Air Koryo flight Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing or Vladivostok-Pyongyang-Vladivostok
    • Hotel accommodation (twin-shared room)
    • Three meals a day (including water and beer)
    • All transfers and transport
    • English-speaking guide (guides in other languages can be booked on request)
    • All entrance tickets according to the itinerary

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • The DPRK visa fee
    • Optional Pyongyang air tour (180 Euro)
    • Transportation to/from your home to Beijing or Vladivostok
    • Your stopover expenses in Beijing or Vladivostok
    • Optional single room supplement (40 Euro per night)
    • Your private expenses
    • Ticket fee for occasional events such as circus, funfairs, opera or Juche tower lift
    • Tips for Korean guides and driver (8-10 Euros per day)

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