Phoenix Voyages DMC North Korea
Listening to our clients has been the secret that made Phoenix Voyages one of Asia's leading DMCs. Due to very good connections, we have managed to open up North Korea to tourism and we are one of few who can organise travel to North Korea. If you want to organise an event, group or incentive in North Korea, you need a solid partner who can help you with all arrangements. We are at your assistance!
Short Bio Edouard George - North Korea
In 1984 I started working in the hospitality industry in Switzerland and Vietnam. I moved to Vietnam in 1991 to help with the opening of the first international Hotel in Vietnam, the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi.
In 1999 I took the challenge to build up Phoenix Vietnam together with a Vietnamese colleague, which was later merged with Asia Holidays in Myanmar to the Phoenix Voyages Group. Today I can proudly say that Phoenix Voyages has grown to one of Asia's leading DMCs with offices in Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, South & North Korea and Thailand.
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Why North Korea
North Korea is not known as a destination for mass travel, in fact it is one of the most mysterious countries in the world. Many people think it is not accessible, but isolated and unfriendly.
We are happy to share with you that actually North Koreans do know about the outside world and are easy to talk to. Things are slowly changing - you can take photos, you may divert from the itinerary and talk to the locals.
North Korea actually is a very unusual and exciting destination to propose. Several highlights to visit in North Korea are the capital, Pyongyang and Paekdusan on the Chinese-Korean border which is a stunning site- sacred to all Koreans. There are mountains, waterfalls and national parks.
The Mass Games are spectacular to see, a magical display of acrobatics and dance.
Program idea North Korea
Colors of North Korea, 6 Days / 5 Nights
Arrival on Thursday only
Day 1 (Thursday) - Pyongyang
Upon arrival at Pyongyang airport, transfer to the hotel. Time at leisure until dinner (Korean barbecue).
Return to the Hotel. Overnight in Pyongyang (Yanggakdo Hotel or Koryo Hotel)
Day 2 (Friday) Pyongyang / Kaesong
After breakfast, spend a full day touring Pyongyang starting with a trip through 6 stations of the city's subway. This is a rare opportunity to share Pyongyangese daily life. Visitors will leave the subway at the Arc of triomphe for shopping in one of the state-owned boutiques. Then, depart to the Mansudae Hill and its statues of President Kim Il Sung and President Kim Jong Il before reaching Kim Il Sung Square. Finally, visit Pyongyang library and its 30 million books. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon drive to Kaesong to visit the tomb of the King Kongmin. Time at leisure to enjoy your traditional house. In the evening, a cooking demonstration will teach visitors how to prepare rice cakes. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in a traditional house in Kaesong.
Pyongyang city tour :
Kim Sung II Square : a granite platform located in the heart of the city. It has been the venues of many political functions, demonstrations of armed forces, military parades, not to mention the mass gathering to celebrate the victor y of the Fatherland Liberation War in 1953.
The Fountain and the Great Monuments of Mansudae: located on the Mansudae Hill the monuments figure the victory of the Korean Revolution. It includes fountains, the Parliament, as well as a huge statue of President Kim Il Sung and President Kim Jong Il. It is traditional to bring flowers at its foot.
Day 3 (Saturday) Kaesong / Pyongyang
After breakfast at the hotel, tour the city of Kaesong. Pass through Panmunjom, located in the DMZ and known to be the place where the armistice talks began. Visit Koryo's History Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive back to Pyongyang. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Pyongyang (Yanggakdo Hotel or Koryo Hotel)
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) :
Also named the "Bamboo Wall", this over-securized area of Korea's territory is one of the last remains of the Cold War. Several hundreds of thousands of soldiers are looking after it. Created on the 23rd of March 1953, this zone saw for the first time a train crossing from South to North on the 17th of May 2007, after more than 50 years of total lock. This visit is one of the most stuning moments of a trip to North Korea. Despite the situation, the ambiance there is surprisingly relaxed.
Day 4 (Sunday) Pyongyang / MT Myohyang
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the impressive Kim II Sung Mausoleum, a former Presidential Palace that was turned into a Mausoleum by Kim Jong Il at the death of his father in 1994. Since his death in 2011, President Kim Jong Il rests at the side of his father. This is on of the largest mausoleums in the world. Before lunch, visit the martyrs Cemetary as well as a small Kwangbop temple. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive towards Mts Myohyang (2hour), located in a green natural landscape and surrounded by
picturesque valleys and waterfalls. Overnight in Mt Myohyang.
Day 5 (Monday) MT Myohyang / Pyongyang
After breakfast at the hotel, discover the main attractions of Mt Myohyang such as the world exhibition of International Friendship displaying the gifts presented to President Kim II Sung and General Kim Jong II by political, public, economic and military worldwide figures. Visit also the impressive Pohyon Buddhist Temple. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive back to Pyongyang to enjoy an impressive circus show. If time permits, time at leisure for a
last shopping session in the capital city. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Pyongyang (Yanggakdo Hotel or
Pohyon Temple : Built in 1042 under the Koryo Dinasty, this is one of the 5 biggest temples in Korea. Today, it shelters an extremely rare copy of the Tripitaka Koreana, the holly Budhist scriptures made of more than 80.000 liflets. The only existin g matrix is now at the Haeinsa Temple in South Korea and is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
Day 6 (Tuesday) Pyongyang
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
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More about Phoenix Voyages
Our professional and experienced staff is a combination of local and international employees. Always looking for improvement of our services, for unique ways to travel and for unusual places to offer our clients, we particularly value innovation and creativity. North Korea is a special country that needs a special DMC with the right connection. This is Phoenix Voyages. - we can help you with organising the best incentive, group or event in North Korea.
The Phoenix Voyages Foundation is actively committed to the development of our countries and the wellness of their populations. Therefor we support numerous associations in their social, cultural and environmental charitable projects.
If you are searching for a partner that does all the planning, has the know-how and runs operations that are extremely well thought out and executed - then please contact us. We are here to assist you!
Travel facts North Korea
|Currency||North Korean Won|
|Local time||GMT (London) + 9.00hours|
|Public holidays||Public holidays in North Korea link|
|Climate in North Korea||Weather in North Korea link|
|Passport and visa information North Korea||Passport and visa information North Korea link|