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 2017 & 2018 and will be updating this page shortly. 


JULY 20th to 28th 2017 | Parts 1 & 2 - Full Delegation | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets, Manufacturing, and New Consumerism Trends (9 Days / 8 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners,  has a 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. ✪  Accompanied by: Michael Spavor

9 Days & 8 Nights from 2,190 Euro per person (Drive in – Train out)

Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before June 26th)

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


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JULY 20th to 25th 2017 | Part 1 Only - NE DPRK & Yanbian | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets, Manufacturing & New Trends in Consumerism (6 Days / 5 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners,  has a 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, Pyongyang the capital of the DPRK

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. ✪  Accompanied by: Michael Spavor

6 Days & 5 Nights from 1,590 Euro per person (Drive in – Walk out)

Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before June 26th)

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Hoeryong | Namyang | Tumen | Yanji


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JULY 25th to 28th/29th 2017 | Part 2 Only - Pyongyang & Victory Day | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Consumerism Trends (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners,  has a 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, Pyongyang the capital of the DPRK.

We will visit factories, shops, 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. ✪  Accompanied by: Michael Spavor

5 Days & 4 Nights from 1,490 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before June 26th)

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Hoeryong | Namyang | Tumen | Yanji


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AUGUST 2nd-7th 2017 | Table Tennis Engagement in North Korea: International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Series 2017: Pyongyang Open (6 Days / 5 Nights)

This exclusive Table Tennis Sports Engagement program is organized in cooperation with the DPRK Ministry of Sport, the Table Tennis Association of the DPRK, the ITTF and Paektu Cultural Exchange.  In addition to attending and participating in the ITTF’s Pyongyang Open 2017: Challenge Series (August 2nd to 6th 2017), we have special permission to train and participate in a number of interactive workshops, activities, and demonstrations involving amateur, professional and para-Olympic athletes from North Korea. The Pyongyang Open will feature the whole range of participant categories including men’s, women’s and mixed singles and doubles for both under and over 21 years of age. Table Tennis has gained a lot of attention and popularity in the country since DPRK’s 2013 gold medal win at the World Championships in France by Kim Jong-Won and Kim Hyok-Bong. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet, chat and play with the tournament’s champions. We will also visit the country’s top attractions and learn more about this unique and often misunderstood country. This is a rare opportunity considering the recent cancellation of the Judo World Junior Championships which was scheduled in Pyongyang, due to international pressure and sanctions.  This delegation is accompanied by PCE’s director Michael Spavor.

6 Days & 5 Nights from COST (TBA) (Fly in – Train out)

* 4 days 3 Nights option available (August 4th to 7th)

Application Deadline: July 18th, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before July 11th)

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


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AUGUST 4th-9th 2017 | Exploring & Understanding NE China and DPRK's Rural Markets, Foreign Investment, & the Rason International Trade Fair (6 days / 5 nights)

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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 (a.k.a. North Korea). We will observe and participate in the 8th annual 2017 Rason International Trade Exhibition (RITE) located in the city of Rajin. During this delegation we will meet with foreign experts, DPR Korean, Chinese, Chinese-Korean businessmen, and government officials, attend seminars and meetings and experience 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. Prepare for a first-hand look at Made in DPRK products and services. garment manufacturing, seafood processing, light industry, agriculture, wind energy, transport, logistics, hotels, and restaurants among other services and industries.

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

Application Deadline: July 18th, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before July 8th)

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


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