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North Korea This Summer!
Posted May 19th, 2011 - 7:28 am by from Nanjing, China (Permalink)
I am organizing a trip to North Korea this August to watch the Arirang mass games, and have managed to work out a super super cheap deal, providing I can get together at least 10 people! The company I am going through are basically the only ones doing anything even vaguely budget to the DPRK. They are called Young Pioneer Tours, you can check them out at www.YoungPioneerTours.com. I have done my research and they are by far the cheapest from Beijing, and they also seem to, and tell me, they have the youngest most “backpacker” type demographic of any company going there.

Now realizing that getting 10 people for one tour might be quite hard, I managed to get them to agree to do me the deal over 4 of their tours.

The advertised prices and dates are listed below, but the price they are doing for us is
€815 – Short tour (5 days, plus 2 on the train 7 days total)
€1095 long tour (7 days, plus 2 on train 9 days total)
€1345 super tour August only (9 days, plus 2 on the train, 11 days total)

Which is pretty reasonable, I think
It is 50 extra to fly either way, with certain restrictions for Americans (who have to fly). It might seem expensive, but is light years cheaper than anyone else for the same deal, and is completely all inclusive, food transport, hotel visa, the lot. They have extensions to some other places, which they said they would discount too, if you see anything look and let me know.

The tours all look really interesting. I will be organizing everything, so either message me, or e-mail me at alonwinnie@gmail.com. These are the tours they are offering:

August Arirang Tour
August 8th – 17th 5,7, 9 day tour + 2 on the train
Listed 895/1195/1495 + 70 to fly either way

DPRK Returners Tour
September 5th – 13th 5, 7 day tour + 2 on the train
975/1260 + 70 to fly either way

October Holiday Tour
September 28th – October 6th 5, 7 day tour + 2 on the train
920/1240 + 70 to fly either way

October Political Interest Tour
October 24th – 30th 5 days + 2 on the train
920/1240 + 70 to fly either way