For most of the world, the internet has taken hold as an irreplaceable learning tool and social obsession that we simply cannot live without. We now have limitless information at our fingertips and the ability to stay in touch with [...]
On August 5, 2019, the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which uses the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) was updated to restrict eligibility for foreigners who have visited the DPRK on or after March 1, 2011.
** UPDATE (May 24, 2019): Our partners have advised us that the 2019 Mass Games (‘People’s Country’) is scheduled to be held from June 3 until mid-October in Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium. All of our scheduled group tours and any private [...]
Twice a year in May and September we offer the most extensive way to experience North Korea by bicycle. Our cycling tour is geared towards the active traveler rather than professional cyclists, offering a healthy mix of traditional sightseeing [...]
Although we recommend all travelers obtain a Chinese visa to join our North Korea tours, since January 2013 a visa-free transit policy has been available to international travelers of most western countries transiting through Beijing and Shanghai to a third [...]
Many hotels of varying quality are available in North Korea. You won’t find any backpackers hostels or Airbnb listings, but classic hotel accommodations exist in every major city and range from 2-star soviet blocks sans regular electricity and hot water [...]
North Korea has a rich culinary heritage shared with the South. Dishes originating during ancient Korea remain heavily influential to modern cuisine in both preparation and presentation. You can count on a diet heavy on rice, vegetables and meats, it’s [...]
Pyongyang, translated into English, means flat land. Once the ancient capital of the Choson, Koguryo and Koryo kingdoms, Pyongyang remains the capital of contemporary North Korea. After the destruction caused by the Korean War, Pyongyang has become completely modernized with [...]