NORTH KOREA PANORAMA

  
Code NKP14D

Price : £2,995 per person( based on a private tour for 2 )

North Korea is often regarded as a different and isolated country because of its political system, and this view has unfairly masked the stunning beauty of this land. We invite you to come and discover the uniqueness of North Korea. Endless mountain range, picturesque coastal areas, peaceful lakes and immense rice fields bordering the roads make every car journey an enjoyable experience not to be missed.
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PYONGYANG - NAMPHO - KAESONG - PANMUMJOM - MT MYOHYANG - HAMHUNG - MAHON BEACH - WONSAN - MT KUMGANG - MASIKRYONG.

Price includes : Visa for North Korea, flights Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing, private a/c car with driver, hotels as specified, all meals in North Korea, admission fees unless specified otherwise, English speaking local guides, Metro rides.

Price excludes : International flights from the UK to Beijing and return, visa for China (If needed - Stays in Beijing of less than 72 hours don't require a visa, but this visa waiver does NOT apply to passengers arriving or departing Beijing by train), main meals and optional visits in China.

Day 1 (Wed):
Departure from the UK, fly to Beijing

Day 2 (Thu ):
Arrive in Beijing. Join Hotel shuttle bus for a short ride to CITIC airport Hotel. Overnight in Beijing.

Day 3 (Fri ): Beijing - Pyongyang (B/-/D)
JS152 PEK-FNJ 1250-1530 On arrival at Pyongyang meet KITC guides, transfer to City Centre, visiting the Arch of Triumph en route, and Kim Il Sung Square and walk to Grand Theatre. Check in at Yanggakdo Hotel, welcome dinner at National BBQ restaurant.
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Day 4 (Sat ): Pyongyang (B/L/D)
Pyongyang City tour: Mansudae Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monument, Kumsusan Palace of Sun, Revolutionary Martyr's Cemetery, Buddhist Kwangbop Temple, Monument to Party Founding. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon Tower of Juche Idea, Kimilsungia Exhibition Centre, Concert at Moranbong Concert Hall, Pyongyang Metro. Dinner at Duck BBQ restaurant. Overnight stay at Yanggakdo Hotel.
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Day 5 (Sun): Pyongyang - Nampho (B/L/D)
After breakfast visit to Korean War Museum and the US spy ship Pueblo. On to the Grand People's Study House followed by lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon drive to Mangyongdae, Native of President Kim Il Sung, the Pomun temple. Then continue by road southward to Nampho. Visits in Nampho include Kangso Mural Tomb, Kangso Mineral Water Plant, Chongsan-ri farm. Dinner & overnight at Ryonggang Hot Spa Guesthouse.

Day 6 (Mon): Nampho - Kaesong (B/L/D)
Morning visit to West Sea barrage before driving to Kaesong via Sariwon. Lunch break in a motorway services. Arrive in Kaesong in early afternoon. Guided visits to tombs of King Wanggon and King Kongmin, Manwoldea (King's Palace site), Nam Gate, Sonjuk Bridge and Monument of Loyalty before checking in to Folk Customs Hotel. Leisurely walk in Kaesong old street. Evening optional demonstration of traditional food making (rice cake, pancake) before dinner and overnight.

Day 7 (Tue): Kaesong - Panmumjom - Pyongyang (B/L/D)
Visits to Koryo Museum before heading to Panmunjom, 8 km from the city. Be guided by soldiers to the meeting halls where the Armistice Agreement was signed. See Thonghil House in the Panmunjom Security Area, venue for Grand national Conferences and the Concrete Wall built in the DMZ ( Demilitarized Zone ) which separetd North & South Korea. After lunch drive back to Pyongyang stopping at Mount Jongbang for a visit to Songbul Temple. Mid afternoon enjoy a performance by the children at the School children Palace and Art Show ( Tue & Thu only ). Overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel.
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Day 8 (Wed): Pyongyang - Mount Myohyang (B/L/D)
After breakfast 3 hour drive to Mt Myohyang for a thorough visit to the International Friendship Exhibition. Check in at 5* Hyangsang Hotel. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon visit to the very beautiful Pohyon Buddhist temple followed by a trekking trip in Manpok waterfall valley. Dinner and overnight at Hyansang Hotel.
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Day 9 (Thu): Mount Myohyang - Pyongyang (B/L/D)
Return to Pyongyang, stop enroute for Songam cave. Before arriving in Pyongyang stop for Konjiri site. Lunch in Pyongyang. Afternoon enjoy some leisure time in Kwangbok supermarket, followed by optional shooting range, Youth funfair. Circus/acrobatic performance before dinner. Overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel.
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Day 10 (Fri): Pyongyang - Hamhung (B/L/D)
Whole morning drive to Hamhung, lunch on arrival. Stroll Donghung Hill and Grand Theatre area, visit to the House of Ri Song Gye. the founder King of Li dynasty. Optional visit to a Fertiliser factory. Rest of the day is free for relaxation by the beach. Dinner & overnight at 4* Majon Hotel.

Day 11 (Sat): Hamhung - Wonsan - Mount Kumgang (B/L/D)
Drive southward to Wonsan. Visit to Songdowon Children Union Camp and Chonsan farm. Seafood lunch in Wonsan then continue by road to Kumgang. Afternoon leisure time to relax by Sea Kumgang. Check-in at Oekumgang Hotel. Optional Open Air Hot Spa. Dinner & overnight at 4* Oekumgang Hotel.
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Day 12 (Sun): Kumgang - Wonsan - Masikryong (B/L/D)
After breakfast explore Samil Lagoon followed by an easy trek towards Kuryong fall valley ( about 2 km walk up & down ). Lunch at a restaurant at the foot of the mountain. By road to Masikryong stopping in Wonsan for a leisurely walk on the footbridge towards Jangdok island. Dinner & overnight at Masikryong Ski Resort.


Day 13 (Mon): Masikryong - Pyongyang (B/L/D)
Optional cable car ride or Chair lift to mountain top. Car return to Pyongyang en route stopping for King Tongmyong Mausoleum and temple. After lunch, visit the Science Complex, the Embroidery institution and Film Studio. Evening Opera performance or orchestra concert. Farewell dinner. Overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel.

Day 14 (Tue) : Pyongyang - Beijing - London (B/-/-)
After an early breakfast car transfer to airport for flight to Beijing, Air Koryo flight JS 151 (08:30-09:50). Change terminal at Beijing airport and check-in for flight home.