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    Special tour

    National Day SPECIAL XL tour with Mt.Paektu, Mt.Chilbo and Free Economic Zone Rason extension


     13 nights in the DPRK (including 2 nights in Rason), 1 night in China
    Pyongyang Wonsan Mt.Kumgang Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Kaesong Mt.Myohyang Samjiyon Mt.Paektu Orang Mt.Chilbo Kyongsong Chongjin Rajin Pipha Area Sonbong Tumangang Wonjong Yanji

    WHAT DOES PRICE COVER?

    • Flights AirKoryo Beijing-Pyongyang-Samjiyon-Orang, Chinese domestic flight Yanji-Beijing
    • Rason Entry permit
    • Hotel accommodation (twin-shared room) in the DPRK
    • Three meals a day (except to alcohol) in the DPRK
    • All transfers and transport during the tour
    • English-speaking guide
    • All entrance fees according to the itinerary

    WHAT PRICE DOESN'T COVER?

    • The DPRK visa fee
    • Optional Pyongyang air tour (180 Euro)
    • Transportation to/from your home to Beijing
    • Your stopover expenses in Beijing
    • Your expenses for alcohol and souvenirs
    • Optional single room supplement (40 Euro per night)
    • Ticket fee for occasional events such as circus, the funfair, opera or Juche tower lift
    • Tips for Korean guides and a driver (approx 50 Euro total)

    This is the longest tour of the year covering almost all sites open for foreign tourists including Rason Special Economic Zone where the DPRK is testing its new economic policy, and 4 celebrated mountains: Mt.Paektu - the most beautiful and famous mountain in Korea with the most striking landscape in the DPRK, Mt.Kumgang - most popular hiking destination, Mt.Chilbo - the only place in the DPRK where you can experience unique home stay in a Korean family, and Mt.Myohyang - to see world's biggest treasure-house exhibiting gifts received by Korean Leaders over the years.
    9 September - is the main National holiday of the DPRK: 69th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic. On this occasion there will be amazing Mass Dance and Pyongyang will feature holiday decorations. Visit Military Hardware Exhibition House of the Korean People's Army - open for foreign visitors only a few days a year, this museum features the most impressive exhibition of military hardware you may have seen, see rarely visited by foreigners ancient relics of Pyongyang and try unique Tram ride around the city. It is also expected that there will be one of its kind Pyongyang Taedonggang Beer Festival - Korean version of German Oktoberfest. During this event you can try locally brewed beer and take part in various contests.

    On this tour you will have an optional opportunity to take the PYONGYANG AIR CITY TOUR - a 40 minute trip in the skies aboard an Air Koryo Mi-17 helicopter. You will have an unrivalled bird's-eye view of Pyongyang from the sky and a lot of great photo opportunities. If you would like to add this option to your itinerary please inform us when you book your tour.

    **ATTENTION: the National Day is very popular with foreign visitors, please book your tour early.

       TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Mt.Paektu - It is the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula (2750 m above sea level), with the deepest in the world mountain lake on the summit
    • Visit Kumsusan Palace of Sun for president Kim Il Sung and for the leader Kim Jong Il
    • Mass Dance - thousands of Korean students gather in one of the main capital squares and dance to celebrate the National Day!
    • Unique Tram ride around the city - experience the main means of transportation for workers of Pyongyang
    • Expected Taedonggang Beer Festival - this is Korean version of German Oktoberfest beer festival
    • Military Hardware Exhibition House of the Korean People's Army - open for foreign visitors only a few days a year, this museum features the most impressive exhibition of military hardware you may have seen
    • Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - one of the most heavily militarized places on the planet, dividing South and North Korea
    • Homestay Village - the only place in the DPRK where tourists can stay in Korean family
    • Rason Special Economic Zone - the only area in DPRK with basic market economy. Visit Tri border area - the place where 3 borders (China, DPRK and Russia) meet each other

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    ITINERARY

    Info
    The tour itinerary is a PRELIMINARY one. Korea Konsult reserves the right to change some parts of the itinerary below if needed. Eventual itinerary changes after the group arrival in the DPRK are beyond our control. Under no circumstances can Korea Konsult be held responsible for any itinerary changes.

    Sep 5 (Tue): Pyongyang

    Arrival in Pyongyang

    • Depart from Beijing by Air Koryo flight JS 152 Beijing-Pyongyang at 12.55 from TERMINAL 2, Beijing Capital Airport . Arrive in Pyongyang at 15.30 local time
    • Transfer to Pyongyang
    • Pyongyang Ostrich Farm - a huge farm where you will see how ostriches are raised in the DPRK
    • Check-in at the Yanggakdo International Hotel **** - one of the best Pyongyang hotels (first class and deluxe suits are also available at extra charge), it is beautifully located in the middle of Taedong river
    • Dinner at the hotel

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Sep 6 (Wed): Pyongyang Wonsan Mt.Kumgang

    • Drive to Wonsan - port city and naval base on the westernmost shore of the East Korean Sea. There are a lot of beautiful beaches around Wonsan making it a touristic Mekka of the DPRK
    • On the way make a short stop at Sinpyong Lake - the resting place right half-way between Pyongyang and Wonsan, there is a rest house with bathrooms and refreshments
    • Arrive in Wonsan and take a short break at Wonsan central square - located in the city's heart it features recently renovated monuments to the leaders. A few minutes walk from the central square there is a harbor where you can see local people fishing
    • Have lunch at Kalmaegi fish restaurant in Wonsan
    • Visit Chonsam cooperative farm - "an area of three villages where springs well out" in Korean. You will visit agricultural fields, kindergarten and local store
    • Drive to Mt.Kumgang - "diamond mountain" in Korean, it is one of the most famous mountains in Korea. "If I were to die the day after seeing Kumgang, I would have no regrets", said the Chinese Song Dynasty poet Su Shi (1037-1101). Until 2010 Mt.Kumgang had been off-limits to most foreigners visiting North Korea. On the way stop by Sijung Beach & Motel - one of a number of tranquil white, sandy beaches in North Korea. Sijung beach is half way between Wonsan and Mt.Kumgang
    • Upon arrival in Mt.Kumgang take a short walk round Samil Lagoon - widely known for its crystal-clear water, rocky hills and thick forests. According to legend, a king once visited the lake for a day but was so amazed by its beauty that he stayed there for three days, hence the name Samil (three days)
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Kumgangsan Hotel ****
    Sep 7 (Thu): Mt.Kumgang Wonsan

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Take easy hike along Kuryongyon Course - the most beautiful track in Outer Kumgang, it is about 7 - 8 km walk from Mokran restaurant to Kuryong (Nine Dragon) Waterfalls
    • Enjoy lunch at Mokran Restaurant - famous restaurant at the foot of Mt.Kumgang
    • Drive to Wonsan
    • Move to Songdowon International Children's Union Camp - perfect place for schoolchildren between April and October not only from Korea but from other countries as well. It is situated right on the coast and boasts white, sandy beaches
    • Back to Wonsan
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Tongmyong Hotel **
    Sep 8 (Fri): Wonsan Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • Ulim Waterfall - one of the famous waterfalls in Korea, it was discovered by Korean soldiers in 2001. The waterfall falls from 45m making thunderous sound echo as far as four kilometers around. That is why the waterfall is called "Ullim" or "echo" in Korean
    • Drive to Pyongyang
    • Lunch
    • Stop by Tomb of King Tongmyong - the royal tomb of Tongmyong (58–19 BC), the founder of the ancient Koguryo dynasty. It was included into UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004
    • Pyongyang Metro - one of the deepest subways in the world, it was designed to serve as a bomb shelter in case of war. The stations' interiors are stunning with superb lighting and mosaics. This is a great chance to interact with local people and explore several subway stations
    • Move to Arch of Triumph - built in 1982 to commemorate President Kim Il Sung’s role in resisting Japanese rule, it is the second tallest triumphal arch in the world. Each of its 25,500 blocks of finely-dressed white granite represents a day of his life up to that point
    • Mirae (Future) Street - it is opened in 2015 street featuring futuristic looking buildings. Korean government allocated residential buildings at this street to teachers of local universities
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Sep 9 (Sat): Pyongyang

    DPRK NATIONAL DAY, FOUNDATION OF THE REPUBLIC

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Walk in Mansudae Fountain Park - composed of many beautifully designed in shape of dancing women fountains, this park is a place to enjoy jets of water reaching up to 80 meters
    • Visit majestic Mansudae Grand Monument - the huge bronze statues of the leaders standing in the center of the composition with two monuments titled "Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle" and "Socialist Construction" on both sides. It was renovated in April 2012 following the passing away of the leader Kim Jong Il and a new statue of Kim Jong Il was added next to Kim Il Sung's
    • Moranbong Park - a recreation area where locals have picnics and sing songs during weekends. It is a unique opportunity to socialize with local people
    • Lunch on the pleasure boat in Taedong river
    • NEW! Experience unique Tram ride around the city - a ride from Mangyongdae Native House to Pyongyang Railway Station with a stop at Pyongyang Circus. The tram system was built after the end of the Korean War and it is still the main means of transportation for working population to get to work and back home
    • NEW! Visit Military Hardware Exhibition House of the Korean People's Army - one of the finest, most impressive museums in the DPRK offering an amazing display different kinds of weapons and combat equipment: small arms, artillery, tanks, warships, aircrafts and strategic rockets produced at munitions factories of the DPRK
    • Enjoy Mass Dance - one of the most well known images of North Korea: students of local universities get on the main city's squares and dance dressed in traditional Korean suit
    • National Holiday festivities: possible Korean People Army's Circus - opened in Juche 53 (1964) to host about 1600 spectators. Entertaining performance at extra cost (20 Euro)
    • Continue evening in Kaeson Youth Funfair - one of the most popular amusement parks and nightspots in Pyongyang, it was recently renovated. This is a great place to observe local people and take pictures with them
    • Dinner in famous BBQ Duck Restaurant
    • Expected fireworks on the occasion of the National Day

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Sep 10 (Sun): Pyongyang Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Kaesong Pyongyang

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Visit incredible Kumsusan Palace of Sun - Mausoleum of president Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il. To visit the Mausoleum tourists should follow a strict dress code: no shorts, T-shirts and sandals, no blue jeans and mini-skirts
    • Drive to Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea, it is one of the most militarized area on our planet
    • Visit Panmunjom - a village where in 1953 Armistice Talks were held between the DPR Korea and the United Nation Command. Visit the blue tent-like building located exactly on the borderline between Koreas. You can walk around the conference room and hop from South to North Korea while you are in this building. This is one of the few places where you can take pictures of the DPRK military
    • Transfer to Kaesong - capital of Korea up to the 15th century. Kaesong is the only city in Korea which has preserved its original historical make up as it hasn't been destroyed during the Korean war. It is a home for 12 historic sites from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Kaesong is considered to be home of Koryo insam (ginseng) and so be prepared to buy some of the best insam in the Far East
    • Walk in Janamsan Park - located on a hill overlooking the city it is a great place to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the old Kaesong
    • Sonjuk Bridge - a small stone bridge dating back to 1216, UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Enjoy lunch at Tongil restaurant - "Tongil" means "Reunification" in Korean, it is one of the most famous restaurants in Kaesong where you can experience royal meal with multiple side-dishes. For anyone wanting to supplement their lunch, there will be an opportunity to sample Korea’s famous ginseng chicken soup (at extra charge)
    • Drive back to Pyongyang. On the way back there will be a short photo-break at Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification - the monument representing desire of Korean people for reunification. It is shaped in form of two Korean women holding Korean peninsula over the Thongil highway from Pyongyang to DMZ
    • Observe Pyongyang from the top of Juche Tower - at 150m it is the highest stone monument in the world. Take elevator to the top of the tower to enjoy the magnificent view of Pyongyang (optional, 5 Euro p/p)
    • Visit Monument to Workers' Party of Korea - opened in Juche 84 (1995) the monument depicts the hammer, sickle and brush seized by a worker, a farmer and an intellectual. The round belt means the single-hearted unity of the leader, Party and people
    • Dinner
    • Expected Taedonggang Beer Festival - this is Korean version of German Oktoberfest beer festival. It was organized first time in 2016 in Pyongyang and since then it is said it will be an annual event in Pyongyang. The festival is held at Pyongyang downtown at Taedong river embankment near Kim Il Sung Square, and it is very popular with locals. The festival is a great opportunity to try many different types of Korean most popular beer Taedonggang. You will have a chance to take part in various contests and socialize with friendly Koreans. Entrance fee (about 2 Euro) and beer are at your own expense

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Sep 11 (Mon): Pyongyang Mt.Myohyang Pyongyang

    • Breakfast
    • Visit one of the finest museums of the DPRK Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum - unveiled in 2013 by the leader Kim Jong Un after massive renovation this museum explains the origins of the Korean War (1950-53) between South and North. Here you will see the only US ship captured by a foreign country - the spy ship USS Pueblo, as well as American weapons and shot down planes. The museum features amazing displays and excellent dioramas
    • Drive to Mt.Myohyang - the Mountain of Mysterious Fragrance, one of the five celebrated mountains of Korea. It is a sacred site as, according to legend, it was the home of King Tangun, forefather of the Korean people. In 2009 UNESCO designated Mount Myohyang a world biosphere reserve
    • Upon arrival visit grandiose International Friendship Exhibition - the world's biggest treasure-house. On exhibit are gifts received by DPRK's leaders over the years. One building stores the presents given to President Kim Il Sung, while a smaller one holds those given to Leader Kim Jong Il
    • After impressive exhibition relax in tranquil Pohyon temple - one of the five famous Buddhist temples of Korea, it was built nearly 1,000 years ago
    • Enjoy your lunch
    • Drive back to Pyongyang
    • Kim Il Sung Square - Pyongyang’s central square where Korea’s massive military parades normally take place. Opened in August Juche 43 (1954) it is the 30th largest square in the world
    • Dinner
    • Continue your evening in Golden Lane Bowling Center - the huge entertainment center, a good chance to mix with locals and watch some stellar displays of local bowling talent and relax after long sightseeing day. There is also a shooting range next door

    OVERNIGHT: Yanggakdo International Hotel ****
    Sep 12 (Tue): Pyongyang Samjiyon Mt.Paektu Samjiyon

    MT.PAEKTU - THE SACRED HEART OF THE DPRK

    • Breakfast
    • Transfer to the domestic airport and take charter flight to Samjiyon - a beautiful mountain town 1380 m above sea level and is a known ski resort in the DPRK
    • Drive to Mt.Paektu - (Paektusan in Korean) the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula (2750 m above sea level), it is situated in the border between the DPRK and China. Mt.Paektu is known for its fantastic scenery. It is also a sacred place for the Korean Revolution - a legendary birth place of Leader Kim Jong Il. Mt. Paektu belongs to the coldest zone in the DPRK and the weather is prone to sudden changes. The wind on the mountain top is often strong, so warm clothes are needed in all seasons. We recommend you to take with you:
      • waterproof footwear, good for mountain walk
      • raincoat
      • sweather
      • sun glasses (can be even used to protect against the wind mixed with the sand)
      • sun protection cream (the sunshine on the top can be very strong)
    • Take funicular railway to go from the foot of the mountain to the summit (10 Euro p/p for return trip). Because of frequent power cuts sometimes funicular doesn’t work - hike to the top takes around 45 minutes
    • On the summit observe stunning views over the area and of the Chon Crater Lake - the deepest and the highest mountain lake in the World. You can take stairs (free) or cable car (5 Euro p/p one way) down to the lake from the summit
    • Drive along Amnok river and make a short break to view Chongun rock - in Korean this name means "a thousand soldier rock", this rock goes along Amnok/Yalu river separating China and North Korea. It is one of the most scenic landscapes in the DPRK
    • Picnic lunch with a view on China over Amnok/Yalu river
    • Arrive in Korean Guerilla Secret Camp in Mt.Paektu - it is leader Kim Jong Il's Native Home. Korean People's Revolutionary Army HQ was here during the fight against the Japanese occupation
    • Move to Samjiyon and stop by Samjiyon Schoolchildren's Palace - inaugurated in 2006 by the Leader Kim Jong Il it is the center for local youth education. Possible there will be music and dance performance by Samjiyon children
    • Transfer to Rimyongsu village
    • Observe Rimyongsu Waterfalls - beautiful all year around falls, the water flows out from Chon Crater Lake. It never freezes in winter, there are 42 big and small falls flowing from 6m altitude
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Baegebong Hotel **
    Sep 13 (Wed): Samjiyon Orang Mt.Chilbo

    HOMESTAY WITH KOREAN FAMILY

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Drive back to the airport
    • En route stop by Samjiyon Grand Monument - erected in 1979 on the shore of Lake Samji with Mt.Paektu as background. This huge and impressive monument was built to commemorate President Kim II Sung's revolutionary activity during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle
    • Take charter flight to Orang - a tiny town, home of Chongjin's airport
    • Upon arrival transfer to Mt.Chilbo - 'the Mountain of 7 Treasures', it is one of the most famous scenic spots in the DPRK. Mt Chilbo is put on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites
    • En route open air picnic lunch at mountain waterfalls
    • Drive to Inner Chilbo - the area stretches to the inland region of the Mt.Chilbo. The towering peaks are covered with pine trees viewed like green carpets
    • Arrive in Homestay Village - located at the beautiful sea shore, it is the only place in the DPRK that it is possible for tourists to stay with Korean family - expect basic facilities
    • Enjoy Activities in homestay village - play volleyball or sirim (Korean wrestling) with the villagers or help with some light chores. You may just walk around to meet the neighbors. In the evening there will be bonfire party on the beach with the villagers
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Mt.Chilbo Homestay *
    Sep 14 (Thu): Mt.Chilbo Orang Kyongsong

    • Breakfast
    • Visit Sea Chilbo - mountain range with multiple peaks and rock formations, stunning views and scenery and plenty of interesting stories. There is also a local beach - coast of the East Sea of Korea (known in West as the Sea of Japan). Optional boating (30 RMB per person)
    • Visit Sungson Pavilion - literally means "ascending to heaven", the name refers to a legend about fairies who visited Mt.Chilbo and bathed in the Kuryong Pool, danced and ascended to heaven. The great observation spot to see all rocks in Inner Chilbo
    • Visit Kaesim Buddhist Temple - built in 826 it is situated in the Mt.Pothak, central part of Inner Chilbo
    • Enjoy picnic lunch on the beach
    • Drive to Orang
    • Visit Yombun Revolutionary site - located 4 km from Kyongsong, it is called "yonbunjin" after being the first place on the East Coast where a new way to get salt was discovered. It is a collection of memorial spots where President Kim Il Sung talked with the fishermen calling them to build a new country
    • Drive to Kyongsong
    • Visit Kyongsong Revolutionary Museum - a house used by the President Kim Il Sung's family during ani-Japanese struggle in 1940s. It is preserved to show their lifestyle at that time
    • Stop by Kyongsong town fort - National Treasure No. 118, perhaps the only intact city wall in the DPRK. It was built in a plain area during the Koryo dynasty in 1107
    • Experience Kyongsong Local Hot Spa - a great chance to try silica spa (optional, 3 Euro per person) with few minerals but rich in hydrogen carbonate, sulfur and sodium or Kyongong Onpho - an excellent health resort 12 km northwest of Kyongsong. 57 degrees celcius spa waters come from 500 m underground. The spa contains hydrocarbonic acid, sulphuric acid natrium, silica and small amount of minerals
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Kyongsong Hotel *
    Sep 15 (Fri): Kyongsong Chongjin

    • Breakfast
    • Move to Jipsam Revolutionary site - a historic place where three generals (Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Suk, and young Kim Jong Il) met during the Japanese occupation to talk with fishermen how to defeat the invaders
    • Drive to Chongjin - "city of iron", the DPRK’s third largest city, a large industrial hub on the North East coast. It is estimated to have a 24% share of the DPRK's foreign trade
    • Upon arrival visit Chongjin central square - the main city square featuring renovated in Sep 2014 monument to the leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il
    • Stop by North Hamgyong Province Revolutionary museum - a place where you will learn a great story about trees with revolutionary slogans carved into: when the forest caught fire in 1998 local people with their bare bodies protected the trees. According to the story 17 people died in the flames, but the trees were saved
    • Visit Chongjin Electronic Library - a place in possession of more than 300 computers connected to Pyongyang. Quite often here schoolchildren take a test exam coordinated from the capital
    • Lunch
    • Head to Chongjin steelworks kindergarten - here you will see a musical and dance performance by the local children. You may prepare some candies, food or pens to give to children after the show
    • Climb to a hill to see Chongjin liberation tower - monuments to the Soviet soldiers fallen in the battles for Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule in Chongjin. The monument is located on the mountain which is the highest point of the whole area, and thus you will have a great view of the city and nearby Chongjin port
    • Pay a visit to nearby Korean People's Army Martyrs' Cemetery - the cemetery of revolutionaries who fought for the freedom and independence of the country
    • Transfer to Chongjin port - one of the country's main harbors
    • Continue your evening in Seaman's Club - restaurant, bar, karaoke, gym and sauna at Chongjin city center. You can try some incredible Cold Noodles (Nae-Meng). It is actually one of the few places in the DPRK where foreigners and locals can mingle
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Chongjin Hotel **
    Sep 16 (Sat): Chongjin Rajin

    RASON SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

    • Early breakfast
    • Pass Chongjn Railway Station , there will be opportunity to take pictures from the bus
    • Drive (about 2.5h) up the coast to the internal border with Rason Special Economic Zone
    • Enter Rason - Free Economic Zone Rason and arrive in Rajin - the biggest city in Rason
    • Walk in Rajin city center - where you will see statues of the leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The statues were unveiled in April 2015
    • Don’t miss Rajin Golden Triangle Bank - the only place where tourists can exchange their money to Korean Won
    • Do your shopping in Rajin city market - the only market in North Korea where tourists are allowed to visit and use local DPR Korean Won as well as other hard currencies to buy various local products
    • Stop by Rajin Art Gallery - place to see an impressive assortment of DPRK art. It is also possible to purchase some of the works of art
    • Visit local joint ventures: Shoes Factory and Rajin Textile Factory - one of the biggest textile factories in Rason where revolutionary music is played in order to keep upbeat mood of the workers
    • Lunch at Korea National Restaurant - the best place to enjoy Korean Noodles & Jongol
    • Visit Rajin Foreign Language School - a great chance to interact with local young people learning English
    • Have a drink in Local Rajin bar - where you can try local beer
    • Dinner

    OVERNIGHT: Piphagak Hotel ** or similar
    Sep 17 (Sun): Rajin Pipha Area Rajin

    • Breakfast
    • Experience Kimilsungia and Kimjonglia Greenhouses - the place where the famous flowers named after leaders are grown along with Korean national flower - Magnolia
    • Take a look at Rajin Stadium
    • Visit Haeyang Village - visit a local fisherman house and family
    • Easy hiking tour in Mt.Sahyang - a mountain from where you can enjoy bird's eye view on Rajin Bay and main Rason cities
    • Drop by Rajin City Port - a place of active Chinese and Russian investments, a home for the DPRK passenger cruise ship as well as occasional Russian cruises
    • Enjoy walking tour in Hae’an Rajin Beach Park - a recently renovated seaside/beach park, one of the most popular places in the city
    • Have a beer at Czech draft beer bar
    • Lunch
    • Don’t miss a great opportunity to buy souvenirs in Souvenir Shop - here you can buy impressive DPRK stamps, books, DVDs, posters etc.
    • Travel to Pipha Area - an island known for its stunning scenery, fishing, and boating. Sightseeing on boat (optional, 100RMB per person. If weather is favorable you will see seals - it is the only Seals Nature Reservation site in DPRK)
    • Visit local casino in Emperor Hotel & Casino - 5* hotel where wealthy Chinese come to gamble. It is owned by Hong Kong investors and it is one of the best hotels in the DPRK
    • Drive to Chujin Beach - a chance to relax by the beach
    • Move back to Rajin and enjoy dinner in Rajin city center
    • Dinner at Russian restaurant “New World”

    OVERNIGHT: Piphagak Hotel ** or similar
    Sep 18 (Mon): Rajin Sonbong Tumangang Wonjong Yanji

    • Breakfast
    • Drive to Sonbong - second biggest city in Rason. Possibly there will be open trade fair which you will have chance to visit
    • Visit Sonbong Revolutionary Site - the place where the mother Kim Jong Suk with the 3 year old leader Kim Jong Il returned back to Korea after the end of World War II
    • Drive to Tuman river border area - the chance to observe China and Russia across Tuman river. From Sonbong the road initially goes along beautiful coast of the East Sea of Korea and then it turns North, and passes through a system of blue lakes, one of which - Manpo lake - has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports populations of various birds such as swan geese, oriental storks, and cranes
    • Arrival in Tumangang - Korean town at the border with Russia
    • Visit Korean−Russian Friendship House - located in Tumangang, it is a museum dedicated to the history of Russia-Korea relations
    • Move to Sungjon pavillion - located on a hill dominating the area, it is a nice pavilion next to the Victory Monument to Admiral Li Sun Sin, inventor of the legendary turtle battleship. It is the great observation platform to enjoy view on neighboring Russia and China. Enjoy picnic and the great view on Tri border area - a unique place where 3 borders (China, DPRK and Russia) meet each other and Korean−Russian Friendship Bridge - a railway bridge, the only land connection between Russia and the DPRK. The DPRK/Russia border is only 17 km long and it is the shortest border Russia has with any of its neighboring countries
    • Transfer to Tumangang Railway Station
    • REMARK: On September 18 there will be a train Tumangang-Moscow. If you are interested to take this train please let us know when you book this tour
    • Drive to Wonjong - Korean city at Chinese border
    • Cross Wonjong Sino Korean Friendship bridge - China/Korea border crossing point and arrive in China
    • Drive to Yanji - home for the largest Korean-Chinese community in China, the main city of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and today is an important transportation and trade hub between China and North Korea
    • Dinner at your expense
    • Check in at the hotel

    OVERNIGHT: Ruygyong hotel
    Sep 19 (Tue):

    • Breakfast
    • Transfer to the airport and depart by domestic flight Yanji-Beijing
    • Arrival in Beijing before noon

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