Where every tour is an adventure in learning
Tongil Tours is committed to creating DPRK travel experiences that go deeper than the average North Korea tour. And we pledge to offer these experiences at very competitive rates.
We encourage travelers to go deeper, stepping inside North Korea for a few days through academic and popular readings before commencement of your trip. While readings are of course not mandatory, we believe that light pre-trip academic exploration and preparation greatly enhances any first-hand experience of North Korea. We’re able to bring on board our academic partners, which include some of the world’s most well known North Korea experts, to deliver lectures and Q and A sessions for our groups. We can also assist universities and schools with more rigorous, customised reading and lecture programs based on academic materials and the help of experts from the field of Korean Studies.
Scroll down to see in sequence our full Tour Catalogue, Tour Calendar (where our scheduled tours up to a year in advance are listed chronologically) and Private Tour information. Or click on the button below to skip to the Tour Calendar.
Tongil Tours was founded on the premise that travel to North Korea would be greatly enhanced by partners and staff who focused on Korean Studies at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels at reputable institutions. Working with our DPRK partners, we leverage that knowledge to create experiences that go beyond tourism to academic-grade study and exchange. It is in that spirit that we offer this category of academic excursions that will complement an academic program in Korean Studies, supplement studies in a peripheral field, or simply satisfy a layman’s desire to gain deep understanding of the DPRK and northeast Asia.
Tongil Tours Active Adventures help you get up close and personal with the many amazing outdoor and sporting activities in which visitors to the DPRK can take part. Among the options are the legendary Pyongyang Marathon every April, skiing and snowboarding at Masikryong Resort in January and February, and hiking and camping in North Korea’s untouched, pristine wilderness.
Open Tour Calendar 2018-2019
Our open group tours, scheduled up to one year in advance, are listed here in chronological sequence.
|Name of Tour||Start Date||End Date||Bonus|
|WAR AND PEACE IN NORTH KOREA||April 21||April 26||APR 25 – Holiday: Army Foundation Day|
|MUSIC, THEATRE, AND PERFORMANCE IN NORTH KOREA||May 26||May 31|
|6-DAY DPRK CLASSIC JOURNEY (BUDGET)||June 23||June 28|
|6-DAY DPRK CLASSIC JOURNEY (BUDGET)||July 7||July 12|
|6-DAY DPRK CLASSIC JOURNEY (BUDGET)||August 11||August 16|
|MOUNTAINS AND WATERS OF NORTH KOREA||September 8||September 15||This tour includes the DPRK Liberation Day holiday celebrations!|
|ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND URBANISM OF NORTH KOREA||September 8||September 15||This tour includes the DPRK National Day holiday celebrations!|
|ECONOMY AND FOREIGN TRADE OF NORTH KOREA||September (yet to be announced)||September (yet to be announced)||Includes 2018 Pyongyang International Autumn/Fall Trade Fair|
|HISTORY OF NORTH KOREA: FROM TANGUN TO KIM IL SUNG||October 5||October 12||This tour includes DPRK Party Founding Day celebrations|
|6-DAY DPRK CLASSIC JOURNEY (BUDGET)||December 29||January 3||Includes fireworks and other New Year’s Celebrations in Pyongyang|
|DPRK SKI & SNOWBOARD ADVENTURE||January 26||February 2|
|6-DAY DPRK CLASSIC JOURNEY (BUDGET)||February 14||February 19||Includes Kim Jong Il Birthday Celebrations|
|6-DAY DPRK CLASSIC JOURNEY (BUDGET)||April 13||April 18||Includes Kim Il Sung Birthday Celebrations|
|PYONGYANG SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM 2019||June 29||July 20|
Private Tours & Delegations
Choose a Private Tour and leverage the expertise of the Tongil Tours team to make your tour to North Korea a success. We can also arrange academic, governmental, humanitarian, or business delegations. We will work with you to tailor your trip to your exact objectives, while making sure you leverage your time and budget to come away with fresh understanding, memories, and friendships that will last a lifetime.