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Amazing experience

I am so glad I chose to go to the DPRK with Tongil Tours. Our guide Alek was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
hobourne
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Sydney, Australia
Invaluable cultural experience

The tour was extremely well-managed and organised. Not only did we visit the significant cultural... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Edward S
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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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Pyongyang, North Korea
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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

Thank hobourne
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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

Thank Edward S
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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

Thank John G
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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

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The trip was unique and unforgettable The small group atmosphere allowed for flexibility that catered to the interests of the individual travelers. Besides "typical" attractions such as famous monuments, etc., some less traditional (and more fun) activities were on the agenda, such as ice skating...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Travel to North Korea is often sold as some kind of 'adventure' tourism but I travelled with Alek Sigley of Tongil Tours because I wanted to learn about the North Korea behind the simplistic headlines. Of course there were strict limits but Alex's connections and...More

Thank Lesley p
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Alek and his team provided us with an unforgettable experience. Through his incredible connections and his fluency in Korean Alek managed to take us to places that other tours never go and genuinely connect us with locals . As a result we saw incredible things...More

Thank Bronwen D
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I along with a small group of Australia Farmers visited the DPRK in April 2016. The trip was well organised and I felt welcome, safe and secure at all times.It was very helpful having Peter Sukonek from Tongil Tours on the trip as his wealth...More

Thank SallySykes
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We spent 2 days in Seoul and had the benefit of Alek's in-depth knowledge of both South and North Korea. He took us to a great selection of sites in Seoul showing, us old and modern areas and explaining their significance and history. He was...More

Thank alisonpeterson1948
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Alek from Tongil Tours provided an incredible trip around Seoul. It is difficult to imagine anybody with comparable knowledge of South Korea and North Korea's history and culture, which allowed him to infuse all the historical sites we went to, natural vistas we hiked and...More

Thank CatOsgood
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