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.
Academic & LEARNING
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 post graduate and under-graduate 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.
THE 2018 Pyongyang Summer Language Program
22 days | 23 nights in DPRK
> JUN 30 – JULY 21 | 2018
Building on the success of the 2016 and 2017 Pyongyang Summer Language Programs, the 2018 language school will feature the same academic focus and fun. Instruction will be received from top-notch Korean language teachers with decades of experience in teaching Korean as a foreign language. Upon successful completion, students receive an official certificate. You’ll practice your conversational skills based on what you’ve learned in class with your guides and with the locals as you visit local and regional tourist destinations.
> from €3300
The history of war and peace in North Korea
6 days | 5 nights in DPRK
(+2 nights on scenic train route)
> APRIL 21-26 | 2018
APR 25 – Holiday: Army Foundation Day
Join this academically focused tour to learn more about the Korean War (1950-1953) from the North Korean perspective. Visit war related museums and see weapons and vehicles etc., and see the Demilitarized Zone, including Panmunjom, which still splits the Korean Peninsula, said to be the most heavily guarded military zone in the world.
ECONOMY AND FOREIGN TRADE OF NORTH KOREA
5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS IN DPRK (+2 nights on train)
(DATES to be announced)
This tour is designed for those with an interest in North Korea’s economy and foreign trade. Whether you are interested in exploring opportunities for trade and investment or simply have a curiosity or academic interest in North Korea’s economy, this is the tour for you. The tour will be centred around the 2018 Pyongyang International Autumn/Fall Trade Fair, where a large selection of foreign and domestic businesses will be represented.
Tongil Tours CLASSIC JOURNEYS are carefully curated open tours that bring you to the most popular and important cultural, arts, and academic destinations in the DPRK. Many Classic Journeys include a holiday.
The 6-Day DPRK Classic Journey (budget)
6 days | 5 nights in DPRK
> DEC 30-JAN 4
> FEB 15-20 | Kim Jong-il BD, (FEB 16)
> JUN 23-28 | Summer Tour
> NOV 10-15 | Late Autumn Tour
Tongil Tours’ medium-length 6-day DPRK Classic Journey, delivers the classic destinations of Pyongyang, various museums, monuments, and the chance to check out the local pub scene. You’ll also hit the DMZ and enjoy hiking and an overnight stay at the beautiful Mt. Myohang. Beijing train to Dandong and round-trip flight extensions available.
> from €1339
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.
THE 2018 Pyongyang Marathon
Marathon Day: APRIL 8 | 2018
The Pyongyang Marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for marathon enthusiasts who value taking part in unique and interesting marathons around the world.
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DPRK Ski & Snowboard Adventure
8 days | 7 nights in DPRK
> JAN 27-FEB 3 | 2018
The Ski & Snowboard Adventure has something to offer both casual and serious ski & snowboard enthusiasts. And if you would rather not take part in the outdoor sports, there is plenty for you, also, including travel to nearby sites while other group members ski and snowboard. North Korea’s only 5-star premium ski resort, Masik Pass Resort, has something for everyone.
To Fly when others run: The History of Sport in the DPRK
12 nights | 13 days
So you want to pack as much adventure, learning, and sport and outdoor adventure as possible into one 13-day tour? This is your chance! We are currently developing this exciting tour to be available in Autumn 2017. Of course, as with all Tongil Tours products, we will help you understand the history of sport in North Korea through readings and seminars both before, during, and after your learning adventure.
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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.