Join us for our exciting summer adventure tour of the DPRK whilst the nation celebrates Liberation Day with mass dancing, fireworks and other special events to be later announced. This holiday marks the end of the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1945 and considered one of the most important national holidays. This is not your usual North Korean tour and without a doubt our most favourite tour of the year. Bring your swimmers and sunscreen as we take advantage of the beautiful hot summer season!
During our Group A tour you’ll catch all the must see sights of Pyongyang such as the War Museum, the Mausoleum of the leaders, ride the underground Pyongyang Metro, explore Kim Il Sung Square, the DMZ and the city of Kaesong, only 8km from the South Korean border! You’ll also have the chance to visit the concrete wall further inland along the DMZ to view South Korean and UN guard towers.
We’ll head to the port city of Nampo and its therapeutic hot spa resort on the west coast, as well as a co-op farm and nearby factories. We’ll then go for a fresh dip and hang out with the locals and their families at a nearby beach located near the famous West Sea Barrage.
For those who want to explore more, this is the perfect time to extend your adventure. Our group B tour will take you to the east coast of the Korean peninsula to the gorgeous and very sunny city of Wonsan. This is a very popular holiday destination for Koreans all over the DPRK. Here we’ll try the very fresh and delicious seafood caught along the pier and to spend a special afternoon kicking a football around, playing frisbee and swimming with the locals. We’ll also have time to explore the newly renovated International Children’s Summer Camp and nearby revolutionary sites.
You’ll also head north of Pyongyang to Mt. Myohyang which is most famous for the International Friendship Exhibition. This incredible exhibition is buried deep into the sacred mountain and holds the gifts presented to all three leaders by other governments, corporations, and individuals such as Dennis Rodman and the Globetrotters! Something definitely worth checking out!
The Mass Games, the world’s largest performance with over 100,000 performers is expected to take place during this tour! Now is your chance to watch this grand spectacular performance. Tickets are on-top of tour cost and is paid in cash during your tour in Pyongyang. We highly recommend securing your spot on tour early as we expect spaces to fill up very quickly.
Ticket costs for Mass Games below:
|Ticket Class||Original Price (Per Person)|
|3rd Class||€100 / 800RMB|
|2nd Class||€300 / 2,300RMB|
|1st Class||€500 / 3800RMB|
|VIP||€800 / 6000RMB|
So come join us as we hit up another exciting summer in the DPRK and take you around on this amazing tour! Don’t forget your swimmers!
Friday 11th August
Saturday 12th August
Sunday 13th August
Monday 14th August
Tuesday 15th August – Liberation Day!
Wednesday 16th August
Thursday 17th August
Friday 18th August
Group B continue on:
Saturday 19th August
Sunday 20th August
Monday 21st August
Tuesday 22nd August
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 are extra.
• 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.
• Cost of Mass Games ticket
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.