Information about the August 2017 trip

You can still join the August delegation of the Korea Peace Tours to North Korea. This page explains what practical steps you need to take right now to take part in the upcoming trip.

Trip Itinerary

This is an exciting time. The itinerary for this trip is chock full and will give each person an opportunity to experience and learn about modern life in the DPRK, as well as the history and culture of the country. Check out the draft itinerary here.


There are four things that we need from you when you  make your deposit by May 30, 2017. They should all be e-mailed to us at

The first form is the Tour and Visa Application form for the DPRK.

The second form is the Travel Services Agreement with Glocal Encounters, which is the partner of Korea Peace Tours.

The third thing that is required is a scanned color copy of the picture page of your passport. This is required to gain a visa from the DPRK.

The fourth thing required is a scanned color headshot as a .JPG.

Glocal Encounters will obtain the DPRK visa for you and it will be presented when you attend an orientation meeting in Beijing on August 5 before we depart for Pyongyang on Air Koryo.

Below are the links to the two forms that you need to print, fill out, scan and email back to

Travel Service Agreement

Tour and Visa Application

Paying your deposit

The cost of the August trip is $2,800, which includes airfare from Beijing to Pyongyang, travel within the DPRK, accommodations, food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), tour guides, and entrance fees to museums and other venues. At the time that you submit your paperwork, please also pay a deposit of $600. Your deposit will be refunded if your visa application is denied, but it is not refundable for any other reason. The full payment will be due no later than June 20, 2017.

E-mail us for information about payment.

Additional information

You will be responsible for obtaining a travel visa to China. Although U.S. travelers who will be staying in Beijing under 72 hours are not required to hold a visa, during our last tour some travelers encountered hassles boarding their planes to Beijing. Thus, to save any potential hassle, we are requiring that participants obtain a travel visa to China. Information on how to do so can be found here.

Glocal Encounters requires that all travelers obtain emergency medical insurance. You can pick your provider, but two possible providers are:  Travel Guard, which offers both travel and medical policies, and International SOS, which offers medical policies.

We look forward to receiving your paperwork and deposit.

If you have additional questions, you can email