Friday, October 6th to Monday, October 9th, 2017 (5 days / 4 nights)
A pre-departure meeting and workshop will be held in the afternoon or evening of October 5th, 2017. The specific location and time will be sent to registered participants.
This program and ends in Beijing, China
By Train: 8 am Beijing Station | October 10th, 2017 (International Train K27/K28)
By Flight: 10 am Beijing Capital Airport | October 9th, 2017 (Air Koryo JS 151)
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Day 1: Beijing to Pyongyang
Meet at the Air Koryo check-in desk at Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 2 and receive visas, check-in for the flight to Pyongyang on Air Koryo JS152.
Note: The MADE IN DPRK: Full Trip (Parts 1 & 2) (9 Days / 8 Nights) will transfer from Orang Airport and arrive by private charter flight to Pyongyang. We will join up with them after we arrive to join the delegation.
In Pyongyang, we will spend the afternoon visiting the cities’ iconic sites and monuments before checking into the Koryo Hotel. We will then have a welcome dinner at the top Pyongyang BBQ Restaurant with our Pyongyang partners. After dinner, we will visit the magical Kaeson Youth Amusement Park where we can ride Italian-made rides with local students and families. Overnight: Koryo Hotel
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Day 2: Pyongyang Department Store, Walking Tour, University & Factory Visits
In the morning, we will have a comprehensive private walking tour with a local specialist to view and learn about Pyongyang’s rich history, its architecture, the newest residential districts and cultural landmarks. We will also stop in at some newly opened western and DPRK style shops that sell all the newest Made in DPRK products such as Naenara, Bomhyanggi, Achim, and Samjiyon.
We will visit a department store to take a first-hand look at the huge variety of new domestically produced food, household, and cosmetic products. Then we will participate in a traditional cooking class with top local chefs.
In the afternoon, we will head to Kim Il Sung University where we will receive an introduction to the school, and speak to students and faculty before visiting the newly built home of a KISU professor and his family. Overnight: Koryo Hotel
Note: We will visit several factories in Pyongyang and we have requested visiting the new Silk Factory and the Pyongyang Chewing Gum Factory among others.
Learning traditional food preparation in a private cooking class with local chefs, Pyongyang, DPRK (Paektu Cultural Exchange)
Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Day 8: Museum and Exhibition Visits
We will visit a museum that documents US and Japanese war crimes as well as the history of South Korean and US aggression up to 2016. This museum has not yet been open to foreign visitors; PCE has gained special permission to visit.
We will also take a look at an underground bunker complex used during the Korean War. This often-overlooked site houses rare relics as well as an amazing museum of city planning and design which took place after the city was reduced to rubble after the war.
We will continue our ‘museum day’ with a special visit to the Exhibition House of Military Hardware of the Korean People’s Army, which is only open with permission.
In the evening, we will visit Fujimoto Kenji’s newly opened Gourmet Japanese restaurant for dinner & cocktails. We will visit a local pub after dinner for a farewell party with our DPRK partners, staff and driver.
Offerings of flower baskets at Mansudae Hill on a National Holiday, Pyongyang, DPRK (Paektu Cultural Exchange)
Monday, October 9th, 2017
Day 9: Train Journey to Sinuiju/Dandong
In the morning, we will look around Pyongyang Train Station before departing at 10 am (K28) from Pyongyang Station to Beijing via Sinuiju/Dandong. Taking the train is a trip highlight as you can enjoy the views of the DPRK countryside from your train car or sit in the restaurant car sharing food and drinks with locals.
✪ Celebrate the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) Anniversary with locals in Sinuiju (+1 day)
- Sinuiju Extension (+1 day) Arrive in Beijing on October 11th, 2017
Fly Out Option: Depart Pyongyang at 9:30 am and arrive at Beijing Capital Airport at 2 am on October 9th, 2017
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Day 10: Arrival in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing Station at 8:30 AM
End of Delegation
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Disclaimer: This itinerary is tentative and subject to some changes. It is quite normal and expected for small changes on any delegation to the DPRK. PCE and our hosts always do our best to accommodate within our abilities. In the event of itinerary changes, PCE will arrange relevant alternative activities. All payments are subject to PCE terms and conditions.