The world’s most secretive state, this elusive nation provokes intrigue like no other. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea for short, has long kept itself isolated from the prying eyes of the west. But, slowly this fiercely nationalist society is opening its doors to visitors – escorted by government guides, of course. Though the communist-echoing Juche ideology and undying loyalty to the Supreme Leader is imposing, ever-present and often fundamentally bizarre, pioneering tourism through the DPRK remains an enriching and truly unique affair.
Now over thirty years since our group tours first entered the country, visitors to this perplex sate still find it as fascinating as ever. With every passing year, more and more of the remote regions, coastal towns and small villages open up to accept foreign tourists – and, with our roots in pioneering new travel experiences, we’re always the first to take travellers to the frontier of what’s possible. We charter helicopters to take you to remote regions, visit communal farms and kindergartens, offer hikes to the summit of the stunning mountains near the China border, sample the Pyongyang brewery and enter the iconic blue huts which straddle the North-South border at the DMZ under a watchful military eye (or three).
Our tours, long or short, are designed to get you under the skin of North Korea and provide a deeper exploration than just visiting Pyongyang – many of which are also timed to coincide with some of the country’s biggest annual events and celebrations, in which guests can experience the nation in full swing, pomp and propaganda.