6 days tour – Pyongyang & DMZ

Few countries in the world are as closed off as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea. The Communist country is located in the north of the Korean peninsula and borders China, Russia and South Korea, where it leads an isolated existence. During this 6-day tour you will get to know the highlights of the country. You will visit the border with South Korea, and also Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum where the leaders lie in state.

NOTE: At the moment North Korea is not open for tourism.

Let me know when North Korea opens up again for tourism

General info

Days6 days / 5 nights
PriceGet in touch
Best travel timeWhole year
DestinationsPyongyang, DMZ
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Train in, flight out
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Entrance fees
Visa North Korea
ExcludingInternational flights
Food on the train / flight
Visa China
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.


Day 1 – Beijing

  • Introduction to North Korea by our local partner.
  • 5:25 p.m. departure by night train to Pyongyang
  • Dinner and overnight on the train.

Day 2 – Pyongyang

  • 7:00 a.m. arrival at the border of China / North Korea (Dandong / Sinuiju).
  • 6:30 p.m. arrival in Pyongyang.
  • Guided tour of the hotel and introduction to your Korean guides.
  • Overnight stay in Pyongyang.

Day 3 – Pyongyang 

  • Highlight: Morning walk through the main street of Pyongyang. We go from the Pyongyang Grand Theatre to Kim Il Sung Square.
  • Kim Il Sung Square, the famous main square of Pyongyang.
  • Foreign Language Bookshop, the best place to buy books about North Korea.
  • Mansudae Fountain Park.
  • Mansudae Grand Monument, the bronze statues of the great leaders.
  • Ride on the Pyongyang Metro.
  • Arch of Triumph, a similar triumphal arch as in Paris.
  • Korean War Museum.
  • USS Pueblo, the American ship captured during the war.
  • Juche Tower (€ 5 to the top), tower in honour of the Juche ideology.
  • Taedong #3 Brewery (€ 1.50 per beer).
  • Overnight stay in Pyongyang.

Day 4 – Kaesong – DMZ – Sariwon – Pyongyang

  • Drive to Kaesong, near the border with South Korea.
  • Highlight Panmunjon DMZ, the border village with South Korea.
  • Koryo Museum, a UNESCO site.
  • Thongil Restaurant, where you can optionally eat dog soup.
  • Visit to the concrete wall of the border.
  • Drive to Sariwon.
  • Folklore Park, here you have a beautiful view over Sariwon.
  • Try the local drink Makkoli (optional).
  • Drive to Pyongyang.
  • Monument of the Three Charters of National Reunification, an imposing structure across the highway.
  • Walk along Mirae Scientists Street.
  • Overnight stay in Pyongyang.

Day 5 – Pyongyang

  • Highlight Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, this is the mausoleum of the great leaders.
  • Revolutionary Martyry’s Cemetery, many military heroes are buried here.
  • Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace, here we take a short tour and watch a children’s performance. 
  • Kwangbok Supermarket, the only place you can pay with the local currency.
  • Party Foundation Monument, the famous building with the hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush.
  • Highlight Walk to Moranbong Park, here the Koreans come to relax.
  • Overnight stay in Pyongyang.

Day 6 – Pyongyang

  • Flight to Beijing, end of tour.