Yough Pioneer Tours

North Korea Independent Tours

If our scheduled group tours don’t match your travel dates or interests, we can create your very own North Korea private tour. Our independent tours are suitable for all solo travelers, couples, friends, families and travel groups.

Not only can we organise your trip on any dates to suit you, but our experienced sales agents can also make bespoke itineraries tailor-made to exactly what you want to see and do! Whether you want to visit a specific city, go for a hike in the mountains, watch a football match, partake in a Korean study language program, see the must-see sights of Pyongyang, or try a specific restaurant you’ve read online, YPT are the company for you! We offer the cheapest rates to North Korea.

During your private tour you will be accompanied by two local Korean guides (several languages are available), and you will have your own driver and vehicle.

We have staff in China that are able to meet you, assist you, answer your questions and ensure you have a great trip before your tour commences. Not all North Korean tour companies offer this service. If you’d like to explore an independent tour option, please contact us. We can customise your unique visit to North Korea for you.

Step 1: How would you like to enter and exit North Korea?

We can arrange your train and flight tickets between China/Russia and North Korea.

Trains between China and North Korea depart daily. There are multiple Air Koryo flights during the week and are seasonal.


Air Koryo flights between Beijing and Pyongyang – €370 each way or return €595 per person

Overnight sleeper train between Beijing and Pyongyang – €170 per person

Dandong (Chinese border town city to North Korea)

Day sleeper train between Dandong and Pyongyang – €120 euros per person

Vladivostok (Russia)

Air Koryo flights between Vladivostok and Pyongyang – €350 each way or return €600 per person

Flights are also available from Shanghai, Shenyang and other cities.

Air Koryo gives children under the age of 12 – 2 years of age 25% discount on flights. Infants under the age of 2 will receive 90% discount on Air Koryo flights.

Step 2: North Korea Tour

Cost per night per person (minimum stay of 2 nights)

1 Person €239 €249
2-5 People €195 €205
6-9 People €150 €160
10-14 People €125 €135
15+ People €120 €130

The above tour costs include all meals unless detailed as an option on the itinerary, hotel accommodation, two Korean tour guides and a driver, all transportation within the DPRK and all entry fees for attractions unless specified within the itinerary.

We offer languages spoken in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese or Arabic.

Infants two years of age and under are free and children 13 years of age and under receive 30% discount per night.

Below are sample independent tour itineraries:

Itinerary Name
Cost Including Visa
Ultra Budget Tour Visit all the must-see sights of Pyongyang on the cheapest possible tour to North Korea 3 Days €690 (2 – 5 People / Per Person) or €778 Solo Traveler
Classic Standard Tour Our most popular option featuring all the must-see sights of Pyongyang and the DMZ 5 Days €1180 (2 – 5 People / Per Person) or €1356 Solo Traveler
Deluxe Standard Tour Upgrade to a deluxe hotel with return Beijing Pyongyang flights and visit all the must-see sights of Pyongyang and the DMZ 5 Days €1475 (2-5 People / Per Person) or €1651 Solo Traveler
East coast and Beach Explorers Tour Head well off the beaten path and head to North Korea’s untouched east coast 8 Days €1765 (2 – 5 People / Per Person) or €2073 Solo Traveler
Cycling Tour Ditch the bus and explore Pyongyang by bike! 5 Days €1330 (2 – 5 People / Per Person) or €1500 Solo Traveler
Hiking Tour Explore some of Asia’s most beautiful and untouched hiking routes 8 Days €1765 (2 – 5 People / Per Person) or €2073 Solo Traveler
Agricultural Tour Get your hands dirty and work alongside local DPRK Farmers 8 Days €1805 (2 – 5 People / Per Person) or €2123 Solo Traveler
Rason Special Economic Zone Tour North Korea’s only region where foreign tourists can have access to North Korean bank accounts, spending local currency and exploring local markets 4 Days Get in touch with us for a quote
Rural DPRK Independent Tour Discover the very rarely visited North Hamgyong Province 8 Days Get in touch with us for a quote
Two Week Combo Independent Tour This ultimate tour to explore what North Korea has to offer. Visit Pyongyang and 7 other rural cities scattered along the northern peninsula. 16 Days €2895 (2 – 5 People / Per Person) or €3423 Solo Traveler

Step 3: North Korea Visa

Every facet of the DPRK visa process is taken care of by us. The visa is a separate paper document and we will arrange to meet you before your tour to hand over your visa document. Visas are €60 per person.

That’s all there is to it! Drop us a line if you’d like to know more information or details about your tour to North Korea with us.