THE INERTIA GUIDE TO NORTH KOREA
North Korea is a highly nationalistic, militarized, single-party socialist State in northeast Asia. The country has a dilapidated planned economy, but thriving free markets, and develops under economic sanctions in place against the country’s nuclear program. Tourism only exists in the form of restrictive, preorganized group or independent tours; however, opportunities to meet and connect with local people are possible. We’ve developed our guide and programs after ten years on on the ground experience not just in tourism, but also in non-profit, education and film production work in North Korea.
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Obtain a DPRK visa invitation letter and tourist card online. Please note, a visa may only be issued if you have an already confirmed tour in the DPRK.
A trip that takes in the cultural attractions of the capital region and then heads into the remote northeast by private charter flight to explore rural areas and North Korea’s only functioning Special Economic Zone.
This winter exchange allows participants to connect with North Koreans of various backgrounds through culture and sport, including hockey, skating, basketball, culinary, and teaching.
This article explains the different overland border crossings into North Korea from China and Russia currently open to third country nationals. We’ll go over where the borders are, how to cross, and what to expect when crossing.
North Korea is a highly nationalistic, militarized socialist country situated in-between China, South Korea and Russia in northeast Asia. It’s largely known as a political tourism destination, with strong Korean heritage and culture influenced heavily by post-war and Cold War politics.
Facilitating, engaging in, or supporting tourism in North Korea is certainly controversial, and it deserves it’s controversy. For one, it’s not transparent. Secondly, it’s highly regulated. And thirdly, there are a lot of assumptions made about it.
We’re spilling the beans to how tourism works in North Korea, including pricing standards, site approvals, guiding and other services. It’s a rapidly changing industry in the country and we believe you have the right to know how it works.