Following the wild success of our previous three farming volunteer programs, Young Pioneer Tours will be returning again to aid the farmers with a day’s work in the fields. We’ve created this program specifically to give you exclusive insight and experience as we not only work hard but also play hard, eating and drinking with the local farmers and their families and friends after the day is done.
Chilgol farm is located in the far outskirts of Pyongyang. This farm is operated by over one hundred different Korean families capable of growing cabbage, rice, strawberries, plums, tobacco, sesame seeds, potatoes, corn, cucumbers, and chillies.
To partake in this program you must be prepared to get down and dirty with the farmers as we combine teamwork to complete the daily tasks of transplanting rice by hand and other odd jobs around the field. It’s not exactly backbreaking labour, so anyone can join in!
A YPT western guide will accompany you to not only help you with the dirty farm work but also to show you the must-see sights of Pyongyang to give you a better understanding of the country. This trip is a complete non-profit program. All proceeds YPT makes from this program will be used to purchase goods and valuable gasoline tickets which will help the farmers to run tractors and generators – items that often go unused on the farm due to the shortage of fuel in the country throughout the year. You can read more about our volunteer program here.
This farming volunteer program is an incredible and unique opportunity for you to not only build relationships with farmers and their families but also to learn a thing or two about traditional organic farming, a skill that the DPR Koreans are renowned for.
During this specific tour the Pyongyang Trade Show is in town and we’ll have a unique opportunity to explore the exhibitions that are held here by local and international business. Think of this as a DPRK version of the CES.
Sunday 20th May
Monday 21st May
Tuesday 22nd May Morning
Wednesday 23rd May – A day at the field Morning
Thursday 24th May Morning
Friday 25th May Morning
Saturday 26th May Morning
Sunday 27th May
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Twin share accommodation (single supplements are available for an extra 40 EUR per night).
• Train in and out Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing flights
• 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.
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.