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Tongil Tours

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About Tongil Tours
Tongil Tours is the only North Korea travel service staffed entirely by Korean-speaking academic specialists. Tongil Tours seeks to provide tour participants with not only an unforgettable experience in North Korea, but also a more nuanced understanding of the country and its people.
Pyongyang, North Korea
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

I've been on two Tongil tours. The first was in July 2016, an 8 day tour. We did Pyongyang, Sariwon, Kaesong and the DMZ, Wonsan, and Hamhung (and industrial city which was closed to western tourists until the last few years). Second time was May...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank William S
Reviewed 22 November 2018

There are a lot of myths about the DPRK, so the best way is to go and look, listen and absorb for yourself. This was my second visit, which I and my partner (her first visit) undertook as our honeymoon. We also wanted to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank niukasier
Reviewed 30 September 2018

After visiting North Korea with Tongil Tours in 2014, I went on a second tour with the company in May 2018 to see some of the sites I missed out on the first time (and see again some of those I'd particularly enjoyed on the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank George M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Tongil Tours were professional, knowledgeable and affable. They responded to my queries quickly and efficiently. The tour was unforgettable. All the great things you read in all the reviews are true. Highly recommended. I'm looking forward to my next trip!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Knowledgeable and passionate people who really care about the kind of tours they deliver, care about education and cultural exchange, and actually speak Korean. We had an unforgettable time, learned so much about the country, and wish we had booked a longer stay! Tongil Tours...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Isaac S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The only company you should consider if you are looking to travel to DPRK. Both Alek and Nikolai were so patient, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Their close relationship with the DPRK guides were evident. A good balance between the 'major' sight-seeing places, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank song6155
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I am so glad I chose to go to the DPRK with Tongil Tours. Our guide Alek was very knowledgeable about Korea and obviously has a great respect for the country and the people living in the DPRK. Our North Korean guides and driver were...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank hobourne
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The tour was extremely well-managed and organised. Not only did we visit the significant cultural landmarks, we were also able to develop a sense of what life is like for the average North Korean citizen. The tour guides were extremely amicable and easy to get...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Edward S
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This was truely the trip of a life time, well planned out and at times well improvised a full schedule, being a smaller group we got to do some pretty unique activities that the larger groups did not do. The knowledge of our guides was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John G
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I am very glad I chose to travel to North Korea with Tongil Tours. The company is founded and run by amazing young guys who speak fluent Korean and Japanese and have a unique understanding and perspective of Korean history. Nikolai has a great relationship...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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