North Korea is one of the world’s most secretive states and has long been isolated from outside civilisation. A destination few have pushed the boundaries to see, its beautiful landscapes remain unspoilt and uninfluenced by the outside world. Home to remote regions, coastal towns and hillside villages, luxury holidays to North Korea offer outdoor experiences and cultural encounters in abundance.
Wonderfully undiscovered, North Korea is only beginning to be explored by international travellers. Though a thing of beauty, this also creates difficulty for those combatting language barriers and distinct cultural differences. Here at OROKO, we smooth out those difficulties and make your luxury holidays to North Korea as seamless as possible. Our comprehensive services not only include luxury accommodation, but expert local English-speaking guides, welcome orientations, private transfers, restaurant recommendations, maps and comprehensive city guides and the little things that make a huge difference, like portable Wi-Fi devices.
POCKET GUIDE TO NORTH KOREA
The capital and largest city of North Korea, Pyongyang was the capital of two ancient Korean kingdoms and today serves as the political, industrial and transport center of North Korea. Journey through the city’s subway, a rare opportunity to share the Pyongyangese daily life. Stop at Arch of Triumph, one of Pyongyang’s most iconic monuments, for shopping in one of the state-owned boutiques. Tour Mansudae Hill and its huge statues of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il before reaching Kim Il Sung Square.
Open to tourism year-round, choosing when to travel to North Korea depends on where you wish to go and what you want to see. In Pyongyang, May promises the longest days, leaving you plenty of daylight to visit the city’s highlights. Summers in North Korea are pleasantly warm, in the high twenties, showcasing the beautiful coastline, but winters are bitterly cold, offering opportunities to ski and snowboard at the Masik Ryong Ski Resort.