WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELP FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD EXPERIENCE FASCINATING, EDUCATIONAL, and UNFORGETTABLE NORTH KOREA TRAVEL EXPERIENCES.
Why Tongil Tours?
Tongil Tours creates North Korea travel experiences that go beyond just interesting and fun, to educational and unforgettable.
Academic Study of the Region Have questions for knowledgeable experts? We've got you covered. Tongil Tours brings a lot more to the table than simply having been in-country. In fact, all Tongil leadership have degrees focused on Northeast Asia.
In-country experience Tongil tours partners and guides all have multiple years of experience traveling to North Korea, some as early as the late 90s. We understand the system well and have formed lasting relationships and connections over time. We also know how to get in on last-minute opportunities that periodically come up.
Language Ability Part of understanding a culture is understanding the language. Because all Tongil leadership speak and read Korean, we help our clients understand fascinating, cultural nuances first-hand.
Featured Upcoming Tours
Get in touch with us today about our upcoming tours
July Summer Tour 2016
Long tour: July 1st – July 8th. 7 nights / 8 days in NK Short Tour: July 1st – July 5th. 4 nights / 5 days in NK
The July Summer Tours feature a well-rounded variety of classic Pyongyang sights, venues, restaurants, and cultural landmarks, such as the art and architecture of Pyongyang, the DMZ, Kumsusan Palace, where Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie in state, the Pyongyang subway, and much more.
[Closed for bookings]
2016 Pyongyang Summer Language Program
Program dates: July 22nd - August 16th. 3 weeks in NK
Study the Korean language in Pyongyang this summer and make friends with your Korean teachers, language partners, and tour guides all while seeing the sights in Pyongyang and elsewhere in the DPRK.
[Closed for bookings]
September National Day Tour 2016
Long Tour: Sept 8th – Sept 16th. 7 nights / 8 days in NK Short Tour: Sept 8th – Sept 12th. 4 nights / 5 days in NK
DPRK's National Day is always a fun day full of festive events in which our tours may participate. Some of the activities we get to join will be revealed on that day, but it is always a fun time to spend time with the locals and get up close and in person with North Korean culture and tradition..
[Closed for bookings]
The Art & Architecture of North Korea 2016
Oct 7th - Oct 14th 2016
The Art & Architecture tour is a fascinating look into the politics of aesthetics in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Rooted in the legacy of the Soviet Union as they came to help guide the fledgling nation when it was first divided, the socialist realist art and architecture of North Korea is famous for its bold style and its combination of many different historical styles, mediated through the Soviets.
WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN DELIVER AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. BUT DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT. HERE IS A SAMPLING OF WHAT FORMER CLIENTS ARE SAYING.
"I went on a trip to the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival organised by Tongil Tours, and I can honestly say that it was one of my best (and most surreal!) holidays ever."
—George Martin, London, United Kingdom
"I went on a Tongil Tours' trip to North Korea in September 2014. It was superbly organised and the trip was an experience I will never forget...I would highly recommend this to anyone who is curious about the Hermit Kingdom or has an eager sense of adventure… Would definitely go again!"
—Oliver Murrell, Sydney, Australia
"Tongil tours offers an incredibly fun, professional, safe and intrepid program.I enjoyed a remarkable and unforgettable trip, and would happily recommend it for anyone wanting to see the DPRK and have a real out-of-the-box travel experience!"
— Crispin Rovere, Canberra, Australia
Traveling to North Korea with Tongil Tours
A North Korea tour led by the expert Tongil Tours staff is safe, educational, and impactful. Our focus from the outset is to make sure that your tour is safe, educational, and memorable—a special travel experience that you will remember fondly for the rest of your life.
Our partners and guides all share a few key characteristics. One, all speak Korean at an advanced level; two, they have all studied Northeast Asia at the university level; and three, they have all traveled to North Korea multiple times.
Some Tongil Tours staff have experience traveling to North Korea since the late 90s.
Because of this, we have unique insight into the cultural nuances of this fascinating country that we share before, during, and after each tour. In the end, because of our backgrounds, networks, and language ability as a team, we create opportunities to understand and connect with North Koreans that you will appreciate for the rest of your life.
Ultimately, we our goal is to create safe, educational, and unforgettable travel to the DPRK of the highest quality. From the monumental ensemble of Pyongyang, buttressing the Taedong River, to the historically fascinating Panmunjom, on the DMZ, where the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed 62 years ago, we build unforgettable North Korea travel experiences that you will not forget for the rest of your life.