Meet your YPT guide at 7:00am at the entrance to Dandong Railway Station. During this meeting, we’ll go through the tour’s itinerary, receive DPRK visas and tickets, as well as a great chance to meet your fellow travellers and to discuss any other questions you may have about the DPRK or the marathon.
We’ll begin departing Dandong and go through Chinese immigration formalities as we exit China.
Arrive into Sinuiju, the bordertown city of the DPRK. Here we’ll go through DPRK immigration and customs inspection.
Transfer to Sinuiju Airport and hop aboard our Air Koryo domestic flight from Sinuiju and down to Pyongyang.
Arrive in Pyongyang to a warm welcome from your Korean guides!
Receive a city map from your YPT guide and enjoy evening views of Pyongyang as the bus does a lap of the marathon route to give you a clear understanding of where you will be running.
Check into the Sosan Hotel.
Your YPT guide will introduce you to your Korean guides.
Dinner, drinks and overnight at the hotel.
Sunday 8th April – Marathon Day!
Run or spectate the Pyongyang Marathon! You can run either the mini, half, or full marathon.
Lunch at the Mangyongdae District KITC Restaurant – your chance to try the famous Pyongyang Cold Noodles or the traditional Korean Bibimbap dish along with other popular Korean dishes!
Head back to the hotel for a well deserved shower and lunch.
Enjoy an afternoon city tour where you will visit Kim Il Sung Square, the Foreign Language Bookstore, Juche Tower (5 euro extra to go to the top), Party Foundation Monument and the large bronze statues of the leaders.
Stop by the Taedonggang Micro Brewery to further wind down and celebrate with multiple delicious draft beers on tap. Coffee, soft drinks and juices are also available.
Dinner at the National Restaurant with performance from the waitresses.
Overnight at the Sosan hotel.
Monday 9th April
Pyongyang Metro! Ride from stop 1 to stop 2 then on to stop 6! Exiting to:
The Arch of Triumph- The largest Victory Arch on the planet, it celebrates the victory over the Japanese and the return of the General Kim Il Sung to his home city.
Visit the Kwanbok department store where we can shop with the locals and have access to the local DPRK won currency!
Head to the Pyongyang Airport for lunch, then board our Air Koryo domestic flight to Sinuiju.
Short Sinuiju City tour before heading back across the border by bus into Dandong at 5:00pm.
Tour concludes – if you need to make any accommodation or a way out of Dandong please let us know!
• Transport into the DPRK from/to Dandong, and domestic flight from Sinuiju-Pyongyang-Sinuiju.
• All meals in the DPRK unless specified in the itinerary.
• Korean and western guides.
• Air-conditioned bus and driver.
• All entrances (unless otherwise stated).
• Extra drinks and souvenirs.
• Cost of visas.
• Tips for Korean guides and the driver.
• Additional events not listed in the itinerary
• Marathon entry fee
• Stadium entry (20 EUR for spectators only).
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.