North Korea Fixed Date Tours for 2017

Better known as a rogue state with heavy state control on her people, it is no surprise that North Korea only see a few thousand tourists a year.  Those who did so see a rather different picture from that portrayed in the mass media. Why do the people appear so happy or is there something else going on?  Visit mysterious North Korea today and decide for yourself.

Our fixed date tours include classic North Korea itineraries as well as speciality tours to less-visited parts of North Korea.  Take your pick!



Description Start Date End Date
January Budget Tour January 9th January 15th
January Ultra Budget Tour January 10th January 12th
Spring Festival Tour January 25th February 1st
Spring Festival Ultra Budget Tour January 26th January 28th
General Kim Jong Il Birthday Tour February 13th February 19th
St. Patrick’s Day Tour March 13th March 19th
St. Patrick’s Day Ultra Budget Tour March 16th March 18th
Rason March Essentials Tour March 16th March 20th
Pyongyang Marathon Tour April 7th April 14th
Pyongyang Marathon & Kim Il Sung 105th Birthday Tour April 7th April 18th
Pyongyang Marathon Express Tour April 7th April 10th
Pyongyang Marathon Ultra Budget Tour April 8th April 10th
Kim Il Sung 105th Birthday Tour April 12th April 18th/21st/23rd
Military Foundation Day 85th Anniversary Mini Break Tour April 23rd April 28th
May Day Tour April 28th May 3rd/7th/9th
May Day Ultra Budget Tour April 30th May 2nd
Farming Volunteer Program May 21st May 28th
Children’s Day Tour May 29th June 4th
All Koreas Part 1: Pyongyang Tour June 7th June 13th
All Koreas Part 2: DPRK Extreme North East & Rason Tour June 11th June 20th
All Koreas Part 3: DPRK Borderlands Tour June 21st June 27th
June Ultra Budget Tour June 16th June 18th
Sino-Korean Political Interest Tour June 19th June 25th
Pyongyang City Bicycle & DMZ Tour July 3rd July 9th
DPRK Scuba Diving Tour July 6th July 13th
Victory Day Tour July 24th July 29th/August 1st
Victory Day & Mt. Paektu Tour July 24th August 1st
Victory Day Ultra Budget Tour July 26th July 28th
DPRK Summer Tour July 30th August 5th/9th/11th
Rason Trade Fair Tour August 6th August 11th
Liberation Day Tour August 13th August 19th/20th
Liberation Day Ultra Budget Tour August 14th August 16th
DPRK Youth Day Mini Break Tour August 25th August 30th
DPRK Photography & Entire Pyongyang Metro Tour September 3rd September 12th
Grand National Day Tour September 6th September 12th
Grand National Day & North East Tour September 6th September 17th
Mid-September Mini Break Tour September 18th September 23rd
Chinese National Day Tour October 2nd October 8th/10th
Chinese National Day Ultra Budget Tour October 3rd October 5th
Party Foundation Day Tour October 8th October 14th/17th
Party Foundation Day Ultra Budget Tour October 9th October 11th
The Real Deal Tour: DPRK October 18th October 29th
Winter Ultra Budget Tour and Sinuiju Extension November 11th November 13th/14th/15th
DPRK Winter Essential Tour November 20th November 26th
Christmas in Pyongyang & DMZ Tour December 24th December 26th/27th
New Year’s Party Tour December 27th January 3rd

Package includes:

  • All local land transfers including airport transfers (in North Korea)
  • All accommodations
  • English/Mandarin speaking North Korean guides and western guide
  • All Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in North Korea
  • Train tickets for entry and exit from/to Beijing/Pyongyang unless otherwise stated
  • Upgrade to flight in/out can be arranged starting from SGD 160 for Air Koryo (one way) or SGD 270 for Air China (one way) – Prices are subjected to changes
  • Prices are based on twin sharing basis, there is a single supplement surcharge of SGD 80 / night for single rooms. For solo travelers, if you are willing to share the room with another member of your tour group (of the same sex), you do not need to pay for single supplement.

Package excludes:

  • Return international air ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • North Korean VISA (We will help you arrange the VISA and you only need to send us your personal particulars and a soft copy of your passport.  Cost of the VISA is SGD 100. Getting a VISA will not be a problem unless you are a journalist.)
  • Meals on trains and in China
  • Tips for guides
  • All expenses of a personal nature


Need more information on North Korea? Read through our North Korea frequently asked questions (FAQ) and get them answered!


For visitors who prefers to form their own tour groups, we can also arrange North Korea independent tours.


Coordination with IWT was a breeze. Ying was quick in responding to queries and very helpful, giving tips according to her own experience climbing Pelapah Falls. Prasanth, the driver, was on-time, friendly and skillful. Despite the hours of driving and waiting for us, he always wore a smile on his face. Nan, our guide, was very experienced. He was like a fatherly figure who knew exactly what he was doing and that brought a lot of assurance to us. Pelapah Falls has its challenges but it was such a good experience for my friends and I. We had to tread through cooling rivers, climb using ropes, avoid giant ants and manage a few leeches but the amazing and therapeutic waterfalls made it all worth it. All of us were counted as beginner hikers and we all made it. So don't worry. Just do it!

– Xiuqing (Group of 5 on a Pelepah Falls & Kota Tinggi Trip in Feb 2017)

Guide and driver were very nice people. Caring, considerate, conscientious, patient, nice and fun people. Car was driven with care so that we were comfortable and did not feel car sick during the long rides. I enjoyed the trips to ijen, bromo and the waterfall at batu. Views were very scenic. Our guide Vinda and the local guides which she got along the way brought us to scenic spots (esp @ the waterfalls) and helped to take great pictures.

– Alexia (Group of 3 on a 5D4N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in Sep 2016)

Everything was great! From planning til the end of the trip, everything was organised. The activities were fun and itinerary was well planned. We did not feel that we were rushed at all and we get to enjoy Borobudur and Mount Bromo in our own pace. Our guide, Bayu, was very friendly and helped us a lot especially when it comes to ordering food :). This is the most relaxing, hassle-free trip I've ever had! Thanks Iwannatravel 🙂

– Sunshine (Group of 7 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Borobudur in Aug 2016)

I really enjoy the whole travel experience. The driver is always contactable and prompt, and transport it’s quite comfortable. The mountain guide is friendly, and is knowledgeable and ensures that the last person is not left behind, and there are 2 guides provided to us for a group of 10 which I think is quite good. The accommodation at Melaka is quite clean and it’s within the tourist attraction; Jonker Street and there’s also some free and easy time to explore with driver provided.

– Xian Ying (Group of 10 on a 2D1N trip to Mt Ophir in May 2016)

I liked how fast HS was able to plan the itinerary for our group, making it flexible to suit our preferences and how he was very prompt to answer our questions and give suggestions on things that we can do. We only ask assistance for bookings on our Vietnam trip (Mt. Fansipan trek, Lao Cai- Hanoi train tickets and Halong Bay Day Cruise). However, upon knowing that we are also traveling to Laos, HS has gone an extra mile and help us map out our Laos itinerary too. Transport provided both for Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Day Cruise were awesome as they picked us up from our hostel right on time. Our Fansipan guide was very helpful and patient and ensured everyone's safety during the trek. While our Halong Bay Cruise guide was quite informative and very entertaining as she makes us laugh without even trying. Our group was very much satisfied with the food served to us both during the Fansipan trek and Halong Bay cruise. And of course, we definitely enjoyed all the activities we did: trekking up to the summit of Fansipan, riding a sleeper train from Lao Cai to Hanoi and kayaking in Halong Bay. Organization of our trip is superb knowing that we were IWT's first customers to book for their Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Cruise trip. *^_^*

– Michelle (Group of 3 on a 4D3N trip to Mt Fansipan & Halong Bay in Apr 2016)


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