What to Know
- An experienced, English-speaking Peregrine leader and specialist local guides at some sites
- North Korean guides throughout our stay in the country
- Authentic Accommodation includes: 11 nights hotel, 1 night overnight train, 1 night guesthouse
- Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 11 dinners
- Arrival transfer
- Entrance fees and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Flight Beijing - Pyongyang and overnight sleeper train Pyongyang - Beijing
- Chinese and North Korean visa support
- International flights
- Airport departure taxes
- Departure transfer
- Meals unless specified in the itinerary and alternative options in North Korea
- Optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Laundry - may be available at locations where we stay two or more nights
- Tips - this is something to consider, and it might be worthwhile speaking to your group about making a group contribution at the end of the trip
- Flowers for important monuments and sights in North Korea
Crime against foreigners in North Korea is rare. Take sensible precautions to protect your belongings.
Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, the Korean peninsula has been divided by a de-militarised zone (DMZ) separating the DPRK and the Republic of Korea. Peace has been maintained under an Armistice Agreement.
The level of tension on the Korean peninsula can change with little notice. It increased after the sinking of the South Korean Navy Ship Cheonan and an artillery attack against Yeonpyeong Island in 2010, when DPRK carried out two missile tests in 2012 and a nuclear test in 2013 and during regular South Korean-US military exercises in early 2013.
Insults or jokes about the North Korean political system and its leadership are severely frowned upon. Foreigners have sometimes found themselves in trouble for not paying what was deemed to be a sufficient level of respect.
Any technology incorporating Global Positioning Systems must be left with North Korean customs on entry into the country and collected on departure. Foreign mobile phones can be brought into the country but must be registered at the airport. They can only be used in North Korea by purchasing a North Korean SIM card.
Avoid bringing books or other written material in the Korean language. Any literature deemed subversive or pornographic by the North Korean authorities may be confiscated.
Always carry some form of identification. Hotels will want passports for registration, but these can usually be reclaimed quickly.
Ask permission before taking photographs. Avoid taking photographs of Korean officials or guarded buildings.