North Korea

North Korea Tours & Travel

All our North Korea trips

USD $4,235
CAD $5,130
AUD $5,420
EUR €3,520
GBP £2,775
NZD $5,825
ZAR R62,195
CHF FR3,895
Runners and non-runners alike will have plenty to do on this North Korea trip. Begin and end in Beijing, sightsee...
USD $3,755
CAD $4,555
AUD $4,795
EUR €3,125
GBP £2,460
NZD $5,170
ZAR R55,195
CHF FR3,455
Travel around the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, its capital of Pyongyang and surrounding sights like...

North Korea trip reviews

Our North Korea trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.

Expedition - Pyongyang Marathon, North Korea , April 2016

Jane Clarke

Expedition - Pyongyang Marathon, North Korea , April 2016

Phil Tuckerman

About North Korea

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FAQs on North Korea

The DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) visa fee is 50 Euros (This is included in the trip cost)

Please provide the following Documents to your booking agent no later than 60 days prior to departure. Please note any forms listed below will be given to you by your booking agent for you to complete and return.

• Colour passport copy
• Colour passport photo x4
• Completed Application Form
• Completed Journalist Form
• Please make sure you have a double entry Chinese visa and valid insurance which can cover their trip to the DPRK.
• Unfortunately US citizens can not travel on our itinerary due to the fact that we depart North Korea via train and US citizens can only enter/exit North Korea via plane. Please chat to your booking agent about trying to fly out of North Korea instead of following our itinerary.
• For Applicants based in Hong Kong, we need a reference letter from his/her company as well as a scan of the person’s HK ID card is required to process the application.
• For applicants based in France, please include an email address as the DPRK consulate in Paris will need to contact them.

Please understand that information and processes can change so for the most up to date information please check with your local Consulate or Embassy.

Australia: Yes - in advance
Belgium: Yes - in advance
Canada: Yes - in advance
Germany: Yes - in advance
Ireland: Yes - in advance
Netherlands: Yes - in advance
New Zealand: Yes - in advance
South Africa: Yes - in advance
Switzerland: Yes - in advance
United Kingdom: Yes - in advance
USA: Yes - in advance

Most nationalities require a visa for mainland China. You must obtain your Chinese visa in advance. It is not possible to get a visa on arrival and Chinese visas can be difficult to obtain outside your country of residence. You may be able to apply for your visa in Hong Kong If you have time here before your trip departs. You will need a Double Entry Tourist for your trip valid for 30 days. Hong Kong is not considered part of mainland China for immigration purposes and most nationalities do not require a visa. Please check with an embassy for specific requirements.

Please make sure if you have a transit anywhere in China before arriving at your destination that you check with your Airline to see if the transit will use your Chinese Visa. You need to make sure your China visa will cover you for any transits made.

Please list the destinations you will visit in China in chronological order on your application form. Do not mention Tibet anywhere on your application form. While these areas are not off limits to travellers, they are considered politically sensitive, so including these on your visa application could lead to significant delays or your visa being denied.

Name of Host/Inviting Organisation:
Intrepid Travel Beijing Co. Ltd.
606 InterChina Commercial Building
33 Dengshikou Street
Dongcheng District
Beijing 100006
+86 10 6406 8022

* Hotel List - this will be sent to you by Intrepid or your travel agent at time of booking. If you do not receive this please email us with your booking number and trip details.
* Official invitation from licensed Chinese tourism company - this will be provided together with the Hotel List to all travellers regardless of whether it is required by the embassy or not
* Itinerary – please print off a copy of your specific trip itinerary from our website and include it with your application, marking the dates you will visit each destination if required
* Photocopy of your passport
* Passport size photo (up to 4 may be required)
* Please check with the embassy for any other specific requirements

Intrepid requires you send the following at the time of booking, at least 30 days prior to travel:

*Clear, colour copy of the personal details page of your passport

Please make sure that this copy is for the passport that you will be travelling on. If you have to renew your passport after booking please notify us as soon as you have a new passport number and bring your old passport with you on your trip as well.

Health and Safety

Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously, and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:

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