A new and unique joint venture tour provider to North Korea (the DPRK) has just launched: Juche Travel Services. Combining for the first time the ease of internet booking with the cost saving and convenience of dealing directly with the country’s official state travel agency the Korea International Travel Company. As a result, travellers will be able to take advantage of both substantially lower tour prices than those offered on a traditional agency basis and of unrivalled flexibility and experience.
Encompassing attractions across the country from the architectural gems of the capital Pyongynag to the picturesque, mountainous regions of Mount Myohyang, Kuwol and Kumgang, both group and private tours are available and special interests such as cookery or hiking can also be catered for. Information for planning and booking a trip can be found at www.juchetravelservices.com
Due to its isolationism, North Korea is one of the most mysterious countries in the world today and one almost entirely untouched by tourism. A trip to North Korea cannot be independent at present – visitors are always accompanied by two government-approved local guides at all times but those who can accept these terms will have a fascinating trip into another world, one where mobile phones and the internet are unknown, and where off the beaten track attractions are plentiful. Beijing is the main transport hub for getting to North Korea, and for those few who make the journey, it is a challenging but rewarding experience.