A private tour is a great way to travel to the DPRK if you want to have a more personal experience, decide your own travel dates, travel at your own pace, or explore specific aspects of this fascinating, unique, complex, and diverse country.
With over 40 full days of possible sightseeing and hundreds of sights ranging from grand monuments and exhibitions of in industrial power to secluded and pristine landscapes, there is much to see and do off the typical tourist routes.
Experience firsthand Korea’s ancient past and modern revolutionary history, unique architecture and socialist art, traditional and modern culture, and more! New locations and activities available each year.
We offer tours departing from Beijing, Shanghai, Northeast China, and the Russian Far East with a range of pricing options.
All private tours are accompanied by two professional Korean guides -- from the Korean International Travel Company (KITC) or affiliated local companies – and have private transport in-country. Our tours are arranged with English-speaking guides but other languages but can arrange German, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Vietnamese, Hungarian, or Bulgarian-speaking guides based on request and availability. Private tours are not accompanied by Koryo Tours staff in-country.
A Koryo Tours tour manager will assist in planning your trip along the way and provide a pre-tour briefing prior to departure to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Korea.
Beijing is the main transit point for travel to the DPRK. As the capital of China, Beijing has a rich cultural heritage and shares historic ties with the Korean peninsula. The Koryo Tours office is also located in Beijing. More info on tours from Beijing>
Shanghai is now increasingly becoming an alternative option to Beijing as the starting point for tours to the DPRK. In 2015, we saw the introduction of semi-regular direct flights between Pyongyang and Shanghai, highlighting the growing importance of the DPRK’s relationship with China. Please contact email@example.com to be added to our mailing list for updates on Shanghai-based tours. More info on tours from Shanghai>
Flying into the DPRK from Shenyang, China or Vladivostok, Russia The road to the DPRK via China’s Northeast, or the Russian Far East, is one less travelled, but by no means less fascinating. Once known to the world as ‘Manchuria’, the territory has long been at the cultural crossroads of Chinese, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Mongol, and Manchu cultures in northeast Asia. Two ancient medieval Korean kingdoms, Koguryo and Palhae, once ruled over these lands, and the territory that now comprises the DPRK. More info on tours from the Northeast>