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2011 MtKG and Rason (32)

Rason Volunteer Programme

Group A Dates: March 24 - March 30 2013

Group A Price: 995 Euros

We are back in Rason, but this time with a lot more purpose and passion! Probably geared more towards returning customers or people with a heart for goodwill. We are launching a volun-tourism program with our partners in North Korea and will be spending a week in Rason, rolling-up our sleeves, getting down and dirty in the heartland. This is an awesome opportunity to get closer to the locals and work together for a common cause. We’ll be planting seeds and shepherding goats. We will also spend time taking a tour of the Rajin-Songbon area, as well as visiting factories and other industrial complexes to witness first-hand, the new growth that’s emerging from this land.

Itinerary

Mar 25 (Mon)

  • Arrive in Yanji International Airport or by train from Beijing
  • Night time city tour in the Korean part of Yanji, where we will meet some of the expat community that are involved in charity or sustainable work in the DPRK
  • Overnight atLiu Jing Hotel in downtown Yanji, with us getting the chance to watch a show by the North Korean waitresses (extra charge)

 

Afternoon

  • Free afternoon in Yanji
  • Dinner (at own expense) at North Korean restaurant and see free
  • performance with singing and dancing
  • Overnight at Liu Jing Hotel

Mar 26 (Tue)

Morning

  • 8AM departure from hotel for a 3 hour drive up to the China/NK border
  • DPRK and China border formalities

Afternoon

  • Meet our North Korean guides and drive into the city of Rajin
  • 2PM Welcoming lunch
  • See a children’s performance
  • Visit the open market
  • Foreign language bookstore
  • Dinner at RITA restaurant
  • Overnight at Rajin Hotel

Mar 27 (Wed)

All day

  • NK cultural experience at the goat farm all day
  • Feed and milk goats, plant seeds, visiting the green house, etc. During this day lunch and dinner will be cooked on the premises by the participants with produce made on the farm or purchased by us at the local markets
  • Overnight at Rajin Hotel

 

Mar 28 (Thu)

Morning

  • Pipha Island tour
  • Chance to take a boat to the Seal Sanctuary
  • Free walk around the island

Afternoon

  • Factory and company tours
  • Visit a detergent factory, transportation company, sewing company
    and a seafood processing plant.
  • Back to the goat farm for dinner, and to hear about life living as an expat in the DPRK

Mar 29 (Fri)

Morning

  • Hike up Uam mountain hiking for some fresh natural spring water
  • Visit Chingsungak, the meeting point of the NK, Russian and Chinese borders
  • Russia-NK railroad bridge

Afternoon

  • Visit a memorial for the Great General Yi Sun-shin
  • Visit foreign language high school for a chance to teacher a volunteer English lesson to the children. Volunteers will be expected to prepare a class of between 30 minutes and an hour. (YPT can give you tips and help for this if you like!)
  • Visit a foreign-invested company
  • Dinner in the KumYong Private restaurant
  • Overnight at Rajin Hotel

Mar 30 (Sat)

Morning

  • Go back to the goat farm to check up on our work
  • Last afternoon helping out on the farm, before our last lunch taken on the farm

Afternoon

  • Drive back to the border
  • Arrive back in Yanji around 5PM
  • Dinner for some western food (at own expense)
    Overnight at LiuJing Hotel

Mar 31 (Sun)

  • End of tour with YPT being able to arrange ongoing transport for those that need it.
Price Inclusive of Price Exclusive of
  • One night at the North Korea owned Hotel in Yanji
  • Transportation between Yanji and Rason
  • All meals in North Korea
  • All transportations in North Korea
  • All hotel accommodations in North Korea
  • 1 western YPT guide
  • 1 Korea English-speaking guides
  • 1 driver’s services
  • All entry fees for attractions in North Korea
  • DPRK Permit fees
  • Your own expenses (drinks, gifts etc.)
  • Tips for guides (200-300 RMB)
  • Pipha island ferry (optional, 100RMB/pax)

 

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