Discussion in 'South Korea' started by mitraveler, Sep 3, 2012.
Sure, I would consider it. North Korea isn't like the mainstream makes it out to be.."the most dangerous place on earth". Sorry, but I think that it isn't the case. North Korea is being another boogeyman for the US government for way too long.
is now possible to travel to North Korea
that's great to hear that North Korea is opening its doors...any ideas of the actual tour company offering the tours, prices, etc? Im looking to visit South Korea next year and would love to also visit the north. Anymore info would be appreciated.
death of Kim Jung Il
tours in North korea are possible because of the recent death of Kim Jung Il...however, just so you know that you won't be able to visit North Korea from Seoul because North and South Korea are still in a state of war. You'll have to go to travel to Beijing and pick up a guided tour there.
touring North Korea
The two largest tour operators in North Korea are Koryo Tours and Korea Konsult, which is based in Sweden. Both of these operators are very popular options and their tour guides speak perfectly fluent in English, though the one thing I would say to anyone planning a trip to North Korea is that it's very expensive for non-Chinese citizens to get in (around $1200). However, once in the country you will find that food, transportation and pretty much everything is very cheap.
oh by the way,it is not possible to travel to North Korea from South Korea and vice versa.
I've heard about DPRK in the news, but I don't know anyone who has traveled with them, so I can't really recommend them, but they are out there. They include visas, transportation and other things in the tour. If you check on their website for details on prices and itineraries. It looks like the trips cost between $2000 and $3000. Some include a trip to South Korea.
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