LATEST NEWS 22 JANUARY 2020: As we announced yesterday, the DPRK has officially temporarily suspended tourism because of fears of the coronavirus to ALL TOURISTS regardless on their point of entry. Please check our Facebook for updates.
Specialists in promoting tourism in North Korea, at KTG we organise tours to one of the world's most secretive and less visited destinations in the world; the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, commonly known in the West as North Korea).
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KTG video shot during the May Day celebrations in Pyongyang
Our goals are to show you as many aspects as possible of North Korea and to maximise the level of interaction with locals, something we believe is attainable with our small sized groups.
We are the forefront of promoting unique forms of tourism in North Korea whether it be spending 3 weeks studying in Pyongyang, working with local farmers or exploring the streets of Pyongyang by bike.
Click to see a 360° image with sound, as if you were there!
Date: 31 March, 2020
Known for its Military Parades and Mass Rallies, there is much more to this place. An Austrian coffee shop? Underground market? See great pictures, a 360° interactive image with sound, videos and how it has changed over the years...
Currently holding the Guiness World Record of the Largest Unoccupied Building, the Ryugyong Hotel lights up at night as it has an LED display fitted on one entire side. How did it change from being a concrete shell to becoming this sci-fi looking mammoth of a building? Check pictures of it changing throughout time.
Date: 25 March, 2020
How did the most iconic building in North Korea change from a concrete beast to a crystal beauty? See pictures we have taken of the Ryugyong Hotel since 2008 and find out about its 30 year plus history.
KTG traveller poses with KPA Officer at the Panmun Pavilion in Panmunjom. The building you see in the background is Freedom House in South Korea
Date: 12 March, 2020
Having swapped sides in the Korean War it was not completely destroyed in the war meaning that traditional Korean houses are still used by locals. The former capital of the Koryo Dynasty, Kaesong boasts 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is just 8 km North of the DMZ.
Our proximity to the DPRK allows us to travel there on a regular basis. We are also in daily contact with our Korean partners in both North Korea and in China and this allows us to push for new forms of tourism in the country.
We work directly with Pyongyang and provide tours in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese... To communicate with us you can do so in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Korean as we have a strong multicultural team that will be able to deal with your enquiries.Meet Our Team
We are in daily contact with our Korean partners in Pyongyang and have, over the years, earned their trust and built a solid relationship with them.
Check out our blog covering everything related to North Korea!
From historical sites to epic train adventures from Pyongyang to the Russian border!
DPRK Food Guide
Check out a list of restaurants and coffee shops in North Korea. An Austrian coffee shop in Kim Il Sung Square?
KTG® DPRK Travel guide - read our complete PDF guide (4.9 MB)
KTG®'s exclusive free DPRK Travel Guide. Ranging from places to see, hotels, what to do... Download it for free!
When it comes to our North Korea Travel philosophy, our goal is to increase contact with locals as much as possible, arranging visits not only to the main highlights of the country but also to places that show what life is like in North Korea and that allows for interaction with Koreans. Examples are visits to cooperative farms where you can see where farmers live and work, schools as well as places where Koreans mingle, allowing our travellers to see how they live and to join them in some of their leisure activities.
Whether it is because of the peculiarity of its political system, its 1970s style buildings combined with a feel of a 1950s China, its unpolluted scenery, the warmth of its people or the colossal communist monuments in Pyongyang, a trip to the DPRK will be an unforgettable one. The vast majority of our customers simply describe it as being the most interesting places they have ever visited.
"Joined KTG for their June tour to North Korea. Excellent, quick and easy organisation done by Rayco, who also joined us on the trip and was of great help. KTG was very flexible in what we wanted and we managed to do a few extra things on the spot that few other tours do on their trips..."
"I have reflected on whether I was simply lucky or the tour/destination or if KTG itself attracted a certain calibre of tourist. My conclusion is that all those factors apply - the destination is not for the precious but rather those who are savvy and would normally travel independently..."
"I had done extensive research prior to my visit to DPRK and am now very pleased with having chosen KTG as travel organisation and kudo's to Rayco Vega for the pleasant and informative communication prior to the trip as well as his companionship on the tour!"
Going to North Korea is not something done frequently and it is our top priority to ensure that you make the most of your experience in the DPRK whether going with a group or individually.
We have been going to DPRK since 2008 and our enthusiasm and curiosity regarding any shape and form of North Korea travel remain boundless.
Nursery in a cooperative farm on the westside of North Korea. Farmers work and live in cooperative farms.
We are aware that there is great interest out there in travelling to North Korea and that many people are fascinated by this mysterious country but simply feel that there is not enough information available. As a result we provide tours as well as a variety of information related to the DPRK. By doing so we feel more people will have the chance to visit the DPRK. This in hand will increase the potential number of people deciding to work, cooperate and being engaged in cultural exchange with North Korea, ultimately benefiting locals.
North Korean worker in a water bottling factory
We therefore try to show as many aspects of the DPRK as possible, covering issues such as updates, history and the economy of North Korea so as to allow our web viewers see the overall context of the country before visiting it. Regardless on whether you will travel to North Korea or not, we are always happy to answer any queries you may have regarding the DPRK.
Evening funfair in Pyongyang
If you would like to contribute to this website, or if you have any questions you would like to ask us or other people who visit our site, please feel free to leave any comments or queries in our North Korea Travel Forum or to drop us an email at any time. We will also be adding comment sections on some pages of our site where you are welcome to write down your views, no registration required.
If you are simply interested in knowing more about the DPRK please browse our website as we have a lot of information on North Korea tourism and the DPRK in general.