If our scheduled group tours don’t match your travel dates or interests, we can create your very own North Korea independent tour. Our independent tours are are suitable for all solo travelers, couples, friends or families.
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!
During your independent 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 (border town city of China to North Korea)
Day sleeper train between Dandong and Pyongyang – €120 euros per person
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)
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:
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.