This is probably going to be the most amazing train ride of your life. Board the train in Beijing, have dinner and a beer while heading to North Korea. This is a great chance to see some of rural North Korea when we’re driving from the border to the capital.
We will go around the country, visit companies and get as close to real North Korea living as possible
We will go to the demilitarized zone and see the border between north and south Korea. We will get to see the room where south and north have their meetings.
Yes, it’s absolutely safe. Despite the North Korea’s reputation in the media, the country is very safe and the people there are very friendly, interested in tourists and accommodating.
No. This is not possible at all in North Korea. You have to always be with one of the local guides. Feel free to ask if you see something and you want to go there, but please accept a no, because no means no in North Korea.
Yes absolutely. Some lenses and photo gear are prohibited. If you have very professional gear, please email the list of our equipment to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will clarify what you can bring.
Chinese RMB is the best currency to bring into North Korea as it is the easiest currency to get change for.
220 volts, same plugs as western Europe. The hotels normally also have converters.
The hotels that we’re using can cater for different needs, as vegetarian, vegan etc. We recommend also bringing a bit of snacks of your own, just to be sure.
We will help you every step of the way and guide you in getting the visa. We will contact you after signing up.
Since we’re taking the train across the border from Beijing, you also need a visa for China. We give our highest recommendations to spend a few days in Beijing. It’s a crazy place as well.
If you have any questions at all, we’re here to help you. You can write us at email@example.com and we will get back to you super fast.
Our participants come from many different backgrounds, but the all have that in common that they are open, positive and proactive people eager to learn about the world. There has always been a really great atmosphere in the groups because we really try to attract like-minded people.
We have a secure online payment. The deposit is always $500 and the rest of the amount will be withdrawn 3 months prior to the trip. If you’re signing up for the trip less than 3 months before we go, you will have to pay the full amount at once.
We know that people are busy and that stuff can come up. That’s why we always offer the option of credits for another trip if you cancel up until two weeks prior to the trip.
Yes, our trips always have a trip leader from Refuga plus local guides and staff.
All our prices are in USD