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



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AUGUST 18th to 22nd 2018 | Exploring the Rason SEZ's International Trade Exhibition, Future Investment Opportunities & the Economic Environment (6 Days / 5 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange has been attending the Rason International Trade Exhibition (RITE) for the past 6 years, we have unparalleled access and deep relationships with various DPRK Rason government entities because of our years of joint projects in the Special Economic Zone involving economic research, business introductions, environmental surveys, eco-tourism strategy planning and knowledge exchange projects. Join us on an amazing and comprehensive fact-finding mission to learn more about this unique zone from on-the-ground practitioners and our experienced and expert North Korean partners. 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 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’s 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 18th to 23rd 2018

6 Days / 5 Nights  |  1,290 Euro  (Drive in – Drive out)

Application Deadline: July 29th, 2018

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

 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   PROGRAM DETAILS    日本語の情報 .pdf


SEPTEMBER 19th to 22nd - 25th -29th 2018 | Pyongyang Trade Fair, Mass Games, DMZ & Film Festival

Paektu Cultural Exchange is excited to offer a comprehensive 6-day trade and investment-focused mission to North Korea. During this visit, it will be possible to see first-hand the newest “Made in DPRK” products and services at the 13th Annual Pyongyang International (Fall) Trade Fair, and we will also witness the world-renowned Mass Games artistic dance performance in the world’s largest stadium. This special trip will provide an overview of the current economic situation, and offers insight on businesses and manufacturing methods, so we have also included factory visits and discussions with DPR Korean government official and stakeholders. We will also participate in the Pyongyang International Film Festival to watch some local films and also experience the capital’s iconic sites, and the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone). In addition to this program, we will be going to the famous Wonsan beach and explore the East coast of Korea, celebrate Chuseok in the capital, and spend 3 days in most the remote and sacred mountain to all Koreans: Mt Paektu.


Pyongyang Trade Fair, Mass Games, DMZ & Film Festival

September 19th to 22nd 2018

4 Days / 3 Nights  | 1,290 Euro (Fly in – Fly or train out)

Wonsan (+3 Days) and Mt. Paektu Extensions (+5 Days) Available (see below)

Application Deadline: September 2nd 

Beijing | Pyongyang | Pyongyang Trade Fair | Sinuiju | Dandong | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US  PROGRAM DETAILS


7-Day Pyongyang, Mass Games, Trade Fair, 

DMZ & Film Festival Tour

+Wonsan Beach & Korean Thanksgiving Extensions 

September 19th to 25th 2018

7 Days / 6 Nights |  1,740 Euro (Fly in – Fly or train out)

Application Deadline: September 2nd 

Beijing | Pyongyang | Kaesong | DMZ & Panmunjom | Wonsan| Pyongyang | Dandong | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   PROGRAM DETAILS


Pyongyang Trade Fair, Mass Games & Film Festival FULL PROGRAM:

Including the DMZ, Wonsan & 3 days at Mt. Paektu

September 19th to 29th 2018

11 Days / 10 Nights  | 2,190 Euro  (Fly in – Fly or train out)

Application Deadline: September 2nd 

Beijing | Pyongyang | Kaesong | DMZ & Panmunjom | Wonsan | Mt Paektu | Samjiyon | Pyongyang | Dandong | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US  PROGRAM DETAILS


SEPTEMBER 22 to 25th~29th 2018 | North Korean Thanksgiving in Pyongyang & Wonsan Beach Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights & 8 Days / 7 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange is excited to offer the possibility to enjoy Chuseok in North Korea. Join us for the weekend. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Wonsan and explore the East coast of North Korea before seeing first-hand what the notorious Mass Games are like.

 

 

 

 

 


4-Day North Korean Thanksgiving in Pyongyang & Wonsan Beach Tour

September 22nd to 25th 2018

4 Days / 3 Nights  |  1,190 Euro  (Fly in – Fly or train out)

Application Deadline: September 2nd 

Beijing | Pyongyang | Wonsan | Pyongyang | Dandong | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US    PROGRAM DETAILS


8-Day North Korean Thanksgiving in Pyongyang & Wonsan Beach Tour + 3 days at Mt. Paektu Extension 

September 22nd to 29th 2018

8 Days / 7 Nights  | 1,840 Euro  (Fly in – Fly or train out)

Application Deadline: September 2nd 

 

 

Beijing | Pyongyang| Wonsan | Mt Paektu | Samjiyon | Pyongyang | Dandong | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   PROGRAM DETAILS


OCTOBER 4th to 13th 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 MADE IN DPRK an academic travel program in order to explore and understand the DPRK’s rural markets, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. Participants in this program will experience three dynamically different regions of the DPRK (Rason SEZ, North Hamgyong, and Pyongyang), as well as China’s quickly developing north-eastern region, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.

Participants will visit factories, shops and local markets to observe methods of production, manufacturing, and distribution, and see trade and joint investment projects throughout the country. This program 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 and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities. In turn, participants will gain knowledge about methods of positive engagement, collaboration, ethical business, investment, and trade. The itinerary also includes participation in the national holiday celebrations for the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) Anniversary on October 10th and a possibility to see the Military Hardware Exhibition House of the Korean People’s Army (to be confirmed), an underground bunker complex and the unique experience of sleeping at a rural coastal homestay.

 

October 2018 4th to 13th 2018 (See our previous July 2018 Program here)

5 Days / 7 Days & 9 Days |  from 1,290 Euro   (Drive in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension & + 1 Day Mt. Paektu Extension available

Application Deadline: September 2018 

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


 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   PROGRAM DETAILS


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  |  COST: TBA   (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    Program Coming Soon!


 


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MAY 2019 | Business Exploration & International Spring Trade Fair Mission to North Korea (8 Days / 7 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 22nd Annual 2019 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  2019

4, 6, & 8 Day Options   |   Cost TBA 

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2018

Dandong | Sinuiju | Dongrim | Pyongyang | Kaesong | Nampo


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US    Program Coming Soon!


JUNE 2019 | Paektu Tours: The Dragon Boat Festival Tour to Pyongyang & the DMZ, North Korea (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for the 2019 Dragon Boat Festival. The 5-day tour begins on June 15th 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 you will 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 including the newly built Mirae Scientists Street. The next day includes a walk from Pyongyang Theater to Kim Il-sung Square and the nearby Foreign Languages Book Shop where you can buy interesting souvenirs, a visit to the International Football School in Ryomyong New Town, shopping at the Miniso Retail Store, boating in the Taedonggang River, and a look inside the Grand People’s Study House before taking a bus to Kaesong. The following day there will be a visit to the DMZ and the Panmunjom Joint Security Area as well as a visit to the Koryo Dynasty Museum. A bus will take you back to Pyongyang so you can be amazed by the talent at the Mangyongdae Children’s Place, shop among locals at the Kwangbok Area Supermarket, and finally enjoy a festival atmosphere at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park. On the following day, we will visit a cooperative farm to learn about local farming practices, and then cruise around Pyongyang to take in sights such as the Juche Tower, the Pyongyang Metro, the Arch of Triumph, and Kim Il-sung University. To cap off the last night in Pyongyang, we will get some beer at the famous Taedonggang River Beer brewpub. On June 19th, the tour group returns to Dandong, China by train.

June 2019 

5 Days / 4 Nights  |   999 Euro

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2019

Dandong | Pyongyang | Kaesong | DMZ Panmunjom | Dandong


APPLY HERE      CONTACT US   Program Coming Soon!


JULY 2019 | 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.

The itinerary also includes participation in the national holiday Victory Day Celebrations on July 27th and the rare chance to see the Military Hardware Exhibition House of the Korean People’s Army, an underground bunker complex and the unique experience of sleeping at a rural coastal home-stay.

July 2019

10 Days / 9 Nights  |  1799 Euro  (Drive in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension available

Application Deadline: Early July 2019 

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


 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   Program Coming Soon!


AUGUST 2019 | Exploring the Rason SEZ's International Trade Exhibition, Future Investment Opportunities & the Economic Environment (6 Days / 5 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange has been attending the Rason International Trade Exhibition (RITE) for the past 6 years, we have unparalleled access and deep relationships with various DPRK Rason government entities because of our years of joint projects in the Special Economic Zone involving economic research, business introductions, environmental surveys, eco-tourism strategy planning and knowledge exchange projects. Join us on an amazing and comprehensive fact-finding mission to learn more about this unique zone from on-the-ground practitioners and our experienced and expert North Korean partners. 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 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’s 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 2019

6 Days / 5 Nights  |  1,290 Euro  (Drive in – Drive out)

Application Deadline: Late July 2019

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

 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US   PROGRAM DETAILS   Program Coming Soon!


OCTOBER 2019 | 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 2019 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous July 2018 Program here)

5 Days / 7 Days & 9 Days  |  COST: TBA  (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   Program Coming Soon!


DECEMBER 2019 to JANUARY 2020 | 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 2019 – January 2020 | Exact dates TBA 

7 Days / 6 Nights  |  COST: TBA   (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    Program Coming Soon!

 

 

 

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