Paektu Cultural Exchange (PCE) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to facilitating sustainable cooperation, cross-cultural exchanges, activities, trade, and investment between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and international organizations, businesses, and individuals to promote greater peace, friendship, and understanding.

Note: We are now negotiating some very unique delegations and trips to the DPRK (North Korea)

for 2018 & 2019 see below for more information. 


2018


FEBRUARY 5-9 2018 | The 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army & Military Tour (5 days, 4 nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for a special trip where we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army. On anniversaries ending in ’00 or '05, they will often hold big celebrations throughout the city. In case of a Military anniversary, they will normally have a military parade and mass dancing in large squares. This special 5-day trip is an opportunity to visit one of the most unique countries and cultures in the world and to experience firsthand the new economic developments happening there. On this military-themed tour, we will also visit the DMZ, Panmunjom, the Korean War museum, bunker complexes, as well as visiting other top sites. This is your chance to sample world-class cuisine at the new sushi restaurant which opened last year by our good friend, Fujimoto Kenji. This delegation has a 1-day extension option as well as an option to join us to cheer on the Koreas or your favorite team at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

 

February 5th to 9th 2018 
5 days, 4 nights,  from 1,190 Euro per person (Train in – Train out)
(Additional Options available)

Application Deadline: January 31st 2018 (Japanese before Jan 11th)

Beijing or Dandong | Pyongyang | Sinchon | Kaesong | Dandong or Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US     Download PDF  日本語の情報 .pdf


APRIL 7-9 2018 | Pyongyang Marathon 3 Day Short Tour (3 days, 2 nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for the 2018 Mangyongdae Prize Marathon tour. The annual marathon, which has been held since 1981, has only been open to amateurs since 2014. The 3-day Short Marathon Tour begins on April 7 in Dandong City, a Chinese border city which lies across the Yalu River, where participants will have a trip briefing on what to expect while in the DPRK from experienced experts. A train ride through the DPRK countryside will take you to Pyongyang where you will see the grand bronze statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jung-Il, followed by dinner with our local hosts and then check in to the Sosan Sports Hotel, after which you will be able to take an evening walk to see the lovely night scenes of Pyongyang. On the day of the marathon, participants will run their respective courses while non-runners will watch the marathon and a football match in Kim Il-Sung Stadium. The rest of the day will be filled with sightseeing around Pyongyang including Kim Il-Sung Square, the Foreign Language Bookstore, the Pyongyang Subway, the Juche Tower and more. There will also be a celebration dinner party and awards ceremony held in the Koryo Hotel’s Revolving Restaurant. On April 9, the Regular Tour group returns to Dandong, China by train.

April 7th to 9th 2018 
3 days, 2 nights,  from 795 Euro per person (Train in – Train out)
(5 Day & 7 Day Options available)

Application Deadline: March 26th, 2018 (Japanese before March 19th)

Marathon Registration Deadline for runners:  February 5th, 2018

Dandong | Pyongyang | Dandong


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   MORE INFORMATION    Download PDF


APRIL 5-9 2018 | Pyongyang Marathon 5 Day Regular Tour (5 days, 4 nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for the 2018 Mangyongdae Prize Marathon tour. The annual marathon, which has been held since 1981, has only been open to amateurs since 2014. The 5-day Regular Marathon Tour begins on April 5 in Dandong City, a Chinese border city which lies across the Yalu River, where participants will have a trip briefing on what to expect while in the DPRK from experienced experts. A train ride through the DPRK countryside will take you to Pyongyang where you will see the grand bronze statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jung-Il, followed by dinner with our local hosts and then check in to the Sosan Sports Hotel, after which you will be able to take an evening walk to see the lovely night scenes of Pyongyang. This trip includes the DMZ and the Panmunjom Joint Security Area as well as a visit to Sinchon to see the Museum of American War Atrocities. In addition, we will visit a cooperative farm to learn about local farming practices, a visit to a kindergarten to help you understand more about DPRK pre-school education, as well as a chance to shoot guns at a shooting range. There will be a visit to the Party Foundation Monument and a car ride along the marathon route to help with race planning. On the day of the marathon, participants will run their respective courses while non-runners will watch the marathon and a football match in Kim Il-Sung Stadium. The rest of the day will be filled with sightseeing around Pyongyang including Kim Il-Sung Square, the Foreign Language Bookstore, Pyongyang Subway, Juche Tower and more. There will also be a celebration dinner party and awards ceremony held in the Koryo Hotel’s Revolving Restaurant. On April 9, the Regular Tour group returns to Dandong, China by train.

April 5th to 9th 2018 
5 days, 4 nights,  from 1,140 Euro per person (Train in – Train out)
(3 Day & 7 Day Options available)

Application Deadline: March 26th, 2018 (Japanese before March 19th)

Marathon Registration Deadline for runners:  February 5th, 2018

Dandong | Kaesong | Panmunjom | Sinchon | Pyongyang | Dandong


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   MORE INFORMATION   Download PDF


APRIL 3-9 2018 | Pyongyang Marathon 7 Day Long Tour (7 days, 6 nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for the 2018 Mangyongdae Prize Marathon tour. The annual marathon, which has been held since 1981, has only been open to amateurs since 2014. The 7-day long Marathon Tour begins on April 3 in Dandong City, a Chinese border city which lies across the Yalu River, where participants will have a trip briefing on what to expect while in the DPRK from experienced experts. A train ride through the DPRK countryside will take you to Pyongyang where you will see the grand bronze statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jung-Il, followed by dinner with our local hosts and then check in to the Sosan Sports Hotel, after which you will be able to take an evening walk to see the lovely night scenes of Pyongyang. This trip includes visiting Kumsusan the mausoleum, dinner at Fujimoto Kenji’s Sushi restaurant, shopping at the Gwangbok Department store, a visit to the DMZ and the Panmunjom Joint Security Area as well as a visit to Sinchon to visit the Museum of American War Atrocities. In addition, we will visit a cooperative farm to learn about local farming practices, a visit to a kindergarten to help you understand more about DPRK pre-school education, as well as a chance to shoot guns at a shooting range. There will be a visit to the Party Foundation Monument and a car ride along the marathon route to help with race planning. On the day of the marathon, participants will run their respective courses while non-runners will watch the marathon and a football match in Kim Il-Sung Stadium. The rest of the day will be filled with sightseeing around Pyongyang including Kim Il-Sung Square, the Foreign Language Bookstore, Pyongyang Subway, Juche Tower and more. There will also be a celebration dinner party and awards ceremony held in the Koryo Hotel’s Revolving Restaurant. On April 9, the Regular Tour group returns to Dandong, China by train.

April 3th to 9th 2018 
7 days, 6 nights,  from 1,390 Euro per person (Train in – Train out)
(3 Day & 5 Day Options available)

Application Deadline: March 26th, 2018 (Japanese before March 19th)

Marathon Registration Deadline for runners:  February 5th, 2018

Dandong | Pyongsong | Kaesong | Panmunjom | Sinchon | Pyongyang | Dandong


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   MORE INFORMATION   Download PDF


APRIL 2018 | 2018 April Spring Friendship Art Festival (9 nights, 10 days)

Paektu Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce an exclusive delegation which will attend the 2018 DPRK April Spring Friendship Art Festival to be held in Pyongyang, North Korea. This festival has been held since 1982 and is designed to promote independence, peace, and friendship through various art performances and exchanges. Prior to departure, we will have a series of academic lectures from leading DPRK specialists to learn more about the DPRK in general but also about the significant role the Arts and Music play in Korean culture. Our delegation will have the opportunity to attend performances during the week-long event and take part in other festivities surrounding this annual festival. We will attend and witness the Day of the Sun celebrations, attend the Mass Dance, visit the Kimilsungilia Flower Festival, also tour the DPRK’s premier music university, art galleries and studios, historical restoration projects, the international gift museum in the Myohyang Mountains, UNESCO sites in Kaesong and a peek into South Korea from the DMZ. Delegates are provided with unique opportunities to experience modern and traditional performances from both Korean and foreign artists as well as participating in ‘hands-on’ cultural exchange activities.

April 2018 | Exact dates TBA
9 nights, 10 days from 1,590 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

Application Deadline: March 2018 (Japanese before July 11th)

Beijing | Pyongyang | Myohyang Mountains | Kaesong/DMZ | Sariwon | Phyongwon County | Shinuiju/Dandong | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US PDF Itinerary Coming Soon!


MAY 2018 | 2018 Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang Seminar on Investment & 21st Pyongyang International Spring Trade Fair (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange on a comprehensive trade and investment focused fact-finding trip to North Korea which includes factory visits, meetings, interactive workshops, a business to business matchmaking session, lectures and discussions with DPR Korean government officials, local businessmen, and stakeholders. Led by PCE Director, Michael Spavor, this will be a chance to explore DPR Korea's current economic situation and current investment projects and trade opportunities in Pyongyang and the Wonsan-Kumgangsan Special Economic Zone. We will attend the opening ceremonies of the 21st Annual 2018 Pyongyang International Spring Trade Fair and meet with entrepreneurs who will showcase their “Made in DPRK” products and services. This visit is in cooperation with the Ministry of External Economic Affairs the Wonsan Development Corporation and is an exclusive Paektu Cultural Exchange project with proceeds supporting Project Samjiyon.

 

May 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Days & 4 Nights from 1,490 Euro (Fly in – Fly or train out)

7 Day & 6 Night option available (contact us for details)

Application Deadline: April 2018

Beijing | Pyongyang | Wonsan | Kumgangsan | Kalma Airport | Pyongyang | Pyongyang Trade Fair | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   PDF Itinerary Coming Soon!


JULY 2018 | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Trends in Consumerism ( 5-9 Days)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners, has designed this academic travel program called MADE IN DPRK to explore and understand North Korea’s rural markets, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. This program is targeting academics & professionals (but is open to all, except journalists) to experience first-hand, three dynamically different regions of the DPRK (Rason SEZ, North Hamgyong & Pyongyang) as well as China’s quickly developing northeastern Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.

We will visit factories, shops, and local markets to observe methods of production, manufacturing, distribution, and see trade and joint investments throughout the country. This trip aims, in part, to give visitors a firsthand look at the DPRK’s growing economy and its new consumers through direct observation of business enterprises, site inspections and face-to-face discussions with DPR Koreans, Chinese and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities.

June 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Day / 7 Day & 9 Day  from 1,590 Euro per person (Drive in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension available

Application Deadline: May 2018 

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Pyongyang | Pyongsong | Pyongyang | Sinuiju | Dandong | Beijing


 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US    PDF Itinerary Coming Soon!


AUGUST 2018 | Exploring the Rason SEZ's International Trade Exhibition, Investment Opportunities & Economic Environments (6 Days / 5 Nights)

This trade and investment development mission led by Michael Spavor explores the current economic environment and various business opportunities in NE China and the Rason Special Economic Zone in the DPRK. We will observe and participate in the 8th annual 2018 Rason International Trade Exhibition (RITE) located in the city of Rajin. During this delegation, we will meet with foreign experts, DPR Korean, Chinese and Chinese-Korean business people, government officials, and attend seminars and meetings while experiencing this region’s unique character and charm. We will also enjoy some of the local Chinese, Chinese-Korean and DPR Korean unique cultural features and culinary specialties and learn more about the economics, politics, and history of this diverse region of the world located in what has been called the Tumen Triangle.

August 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

6 Days & 5 Nights from 1,290 Euro per person (Drive in – Drive out)

Application Deadline: July 2018

Yanji | Quenhe/Wonjong | Rajin | Songbong | Pipha Island | Hunchon | Yanji

 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US    PDF Itinerary Coming Soon!


SEPTEMBER 2018 | 2018 Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang Seminar on Investment & 14th Pyongyang International Fall Trade Fair (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange on a comprehensive trade and investment focused fact-finding trip to North Korea which includes factory visits, meetings, interactive workshops, a business to business matchmaking session, lectures and discussions with DPR Korean government officials, local businessmen, and stakeholders. Led by PCE Director, Michael Spavor, this will be a chance to explore DPR Korea's current economic situation and current investment projects and trade opportunities in Pyongyang and the Wonsan-Kumgangsan Special Economic Zone. We will attend the opening ceremonies of the 14th Annual 2018 Pyongyang International Fall Trade Fair and meet with entrepreneurs who will showcase their “Made in DPRK” products and services. This visit is in cooperation with the Ministry of External Economic Affairs the Wonsan Development Corporation and is an exclusive Paektu Cultural Exchange project with proceeds supporting Project Samjiyon.

September 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Days & 4 Nights from 1,490 Euro (Fly in – Fly or train out)

7 Day & 6 Night option available (contact us for details)

Application Deadline: Late August 2018

Beijing | Pyongyang | Wonsan | Kumgangsan | Kalma Airport | Pyongyang | Pyongyang Trade Fair | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US    PDF Itinerary Coming Soon!


OCTOBER 2018 | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Trends in Consumerism ( 5-9 Days)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners, has designed this academic travel program called MADE IN DPRK to explore and understand North Korea’s rural markets, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. This program is targeting academics & professionals (but is open to all, except journalists) to experience first-hand, three dynamically different regions of the DPRK (Rason SEZ, North Hamgyong & Pyongyang) as well as China’s quickly developing northeastern Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.

We will visit factories, shops, and local markets to observe methods of production, manufacturing, distribution, and see trade and joint investments throughout the country. This trip aims, in part, to give visitors a firsthand look at the DPRK’s growing economy and its new consumers through direct observation of business enterprises, site inspections and face-to-face discussions with DPR Koreans, Chinese and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities.

 

October 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Day / 7 Day & 9 Day  from 1,590 Euro per person (Drive in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension available

Application Deadline: September 2018 

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Pyongyang | Pyongsong | Pyongyang | Sinuiju | Dandong | Beijing


 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US     PDF Itinerary Coming Soon!


DECEMBER 2018 to JANUARY 2019 | New Year's in Pyongyang & Masikryong Ski and Snowboard Delegation (7 Days / 6 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for a unique delegation which will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Kim Il Sung Square and visit Wonsan's Masikyong Ski Resort for two days of skiing or snowboarding and winter fun.  The New Year's in Pyongyang & Masikryong Ski and Snowboard Delegation is an opportunity to visit some new sights and attractions, have a great time and relax at a 5-star winter resort. Be the first to see a new anti-American and Japanese aggression and atrocities museum, visit Fujimoto Kenji's new sushi restaurant and take part in Pyongyang New Year's Ice Sculpture Festival. This delegation is in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the DPRK Ministry of Sport and other government level partners.

December 2018 - January 2019 | Exact dates TBA 

7 Days & 6 Nights from 1,690 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension available

Application Deadline: Early December 2018

Beijing | Pyongyang | Masik Ski Resort | Wonsan | Pyongyang | Sinuiju/Dandong | Beijing

APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   PDF Itinerary Coming Soon!


 

 

 

 

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