Steps to Book a Tour
Wondering how to get from where you are to North Korea for an unforgettable tour? We’ve streamlined the process to make it smooth and easy with just the following steps.
Pick a Tour!
Each Special Tours page includes a direct link to our online, secured registration process for you to fill out. For Independent Tours, first you fill out a simple form found on each tour page to tell us more about the type of tour you’re looking for. Then we confirm your tour dates and email you a link to our online registration form.
During the registration process, guests will be asked to provide a digital copy of their passport and a digital passport-style photo, which can be uploaded securely or emailed directly to us. Detailed instructions and samples are provided during the process.
Pay Tour Fee
Once we receive your registration form, we will send you an invoice for the tour fee, which is due a month before the tour begins.
Plan for China
All of our tours start in Yanji, China, and you can book your travel to Yanji and arrange for a Chinese visa, if required. You’ll need to arrive in Yanji at least one day prior to the start of your tour and attend an orientation held the day before the tour. Tours end with a debrief dinner in Yanji, and so you can schedule departure flights after dinner or the following day at the earliest.
Traveling to Yanji
For air travel, you can fly into Yanji International Airport (airport code: YNJ), which connects to every major city in China, including daily flights to and from Beijing Capital International Airport (airport code: PEK) and Incheon International Airport in South Korea (airport code: ICN). You can also travel to North Korea via train from Vladivostok, Russia.
You’ll need to get either a double entry or multiple entry Chinese visa for the tour; single entry visas will not be sufficient. You can find your nearest Chinese consulate for more information on getting visas. There are also many visa companies that can help you get the appropriate visa for a small fee, which Krahun recommends for those searching for the simplest option.
Prepare for Yanji
While the tour fee includes all expenses in North Korea (including transportation between Yanji and North Korea), expenses in Yanji are not covered and you’ll need to arrange for lodging while in Yanji. As a full service tour company, we are more than happy to help you reserve accommodations in Yanji, which we do for many of our guests. At a minimum, guests will need lodging for the night before the tour commences and for the night the tour ends.
We also offer airport pick-up and drop-off services via private vans where we greet you upon arrival at the airport, escort you directly to your hotel, and escort you to the airport for your departure.
We host an orientation the day before the tour in our Yanji office where we go over details of the tour and answer any remaining questions you may have. Our goal is to make sure you feel thoroughly prepped for an unforgettable tour.
Depart for North Korea!
Your tour begins! You’ll be picked up in a private van in the morning and head off for North Korea. All our tours are accompanied by one of our staff members on the ride over, who will guide you through the customs process on both the China side and the North Korea side at the border. You can sit back and enjoy the peaceful ride through China on your way to an unforgettable trip!