KFA Travel

KFA Delegation to North Korea -April 2018-

Anniversary of the Great Leader Kim Il Sung

 

Dates: 

From 12th to 19th April 2018 (8 days / 7 nights)

http://www.korea-dpr.info/kfa_travel.htm

 

The Korean Friendship Association (KFA) organizes a trip to the DPR of Korea (North Korea) from 12th April to 19th April 2018 on the special occasion of the Anniversary of the Great Leader Kim Il Sung. Available spaces for this visit are strictly limited and reserved according to subscription confirmation.

The KFA gives the chance to know about the country, its people, society and culture in a respectful environment and small group. With the possibility of discussion about projects, cultural exchange and business opportunities.

All passports are invited to apply except for: Republic of Korea (South Korea) due to special protocol in bilateral relations



Participants in the delegation will be accepted according to their order of arrival (pre-subscription) and after clearing all details and conditions.

This isn't a regular tourist trip, but a cultural one where visitors are expected to interact and behave accordingly. A visitor joining the KFA Delegation is not treated as a tourist but as a friend of the DPRK, having access to places, information, insights and state events not allowed for regular visitors.

The program was made to suit all ages and doesn't require special abilities or effort.

 

DISCLAIMER NOTE

The KFA doesn’t take responsibility for any personal, material damage or other problem related to this trip, but just offers this service as a consultant organization between the DPRK authorities and the ‘participant’.

If the ‘participant’ wants any coverage or insurance, he’ll be fully responsible for its contract and implementation.

Filmmakers, journalists or any other media-related person aren’t allowed to participate.

 

ITINERARY
11 APRIL 2018 (WEDNESDAY)

At 20.00pm, Meeting at designated hotel in Beijing for administrative procedures and guidelines about the trip.

 

12 APRIL 2018 (THURSDAY)

We meet in Beijing International Airport, Terminal 2 The delegation departs from Beijing to Pyongyang by Air Koryo, DPRK national airlines.

The delegation will stay 8 days/7 nights in the DPRK.

Visit the main monuments and museums of the capital (Bronze statues of the Great Leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, Juche Tower, Metro System, Great People’s Study House, Mansude, Arch of Triumph, Mangyongde Children’s palace, Kumsusan Memorial Palace… etc.).

SOUTH TO traditional city of Kaesong and Panmunjon (38th parallel), Observation post of the Korean People’s Army, De-militarized Zone and Joint Security Area. Lunch in ancient Korean courtyard/restaurant.

The delegation will participate in special government events for the Anniversary and have visits to government buildings, Korean homes, kindergarten, school, hospital, bowling, local restaurant, cooperative farm, factories and other centres. In the free time, day or night, we will walk around the streets and parks to learn about the regular life of Korean people.

In some occasions we will have official meetings or visits that will require formal dressing.

PRICES:

Regular price:  2800 EURO

(Same price per person, either individual or double room based)

KFA cardholders (membership card older more than 1 year): 2600 EURO

For information about KFA member card here:

http://www.korea-dpr.info/membership.html

 

Price Includes:

IN DPR OF KOREA

- All transports inside DPRK

- Air Koryo flight Beijing-Pyongyang-Beijing

- 7 nights in 3*** Hotel, next to Kim Il Sung Square.

- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, local beer and water during meals.

- Entrance to all museums, monuments and anniversary displays.

- Guides in English/Spanish/German/French/Russian depending on the final group composition.

- Participation in all activities.

Basically everything while in the DPRK apart of your personal souvenirs or extra drinks.

Inside the DPRK we'll have doctors and hospitals at your disposal 24 hours if you've any problem.

Other additional expenses you'll need to cover:

Approx. 80 euro for the DPRK Visa in the chosen DPRK Embassy

The remaining amount of the trip will be paid in Beijing on 11 APRIL at 20.00 hs.

(Only accepted cash and EURO currency).

To be arranged and paid by the participant himself:

1- Flight from your country to Beijing

2- Chinese Visa (You must request a double entry Visa or, if eligible, apply for free 72 hours transit visa).

3- Your accommodation in China and transportation to the Beijing airport

 

STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS (HOW TO APPLY?)

1. PRE-INSCRIPTION PROCESS. Send an e-mail to korea@korea-dpr.info with the following data:

KFA APRIL 2018
Name:
Surname:
E-mail:
Phone number:
Birth date:
Passport number:
Passport nationality:

The pre-inscription doesn't require any fee and can be cancelled any moment informing the other side of the reasons.

2. Wait for confirmation. A reference number will be assigned.

3. BEFORE 1ST MARCH 2018

Send 650 euro booking fee by paypal to: korea@korea-dpr.com

This amount will be discounted from the main price.

At this point your air ticket and hotel room will be reserved and the DPRK visa processed. We will send the electronic Air Koryo ticket to your e-mail and give you the instructions to pick up your DPRK visa in the nearest Embassy.

If you decide to cancel the trip, the 650 euro won't be returned since they'll be used to cover all the cancellations and administrative expenses.

If for any reason your DPRK visa is denied or a major problem force us to cancel the trip, the 650 euro will be returned by using PAYPAL system
http://www.paypal.com

4. We'll send an acknowledgment of the receipt of your money.

Then, book by yourself the flight tickets from your country to Beijing and accommodation in the city.

Depending on your nationality and staying time in China, you may have to approach your nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate and request a DOUBLE-ENTRY Visa for the dates that you’ll be travelling. Many passports DO NOT NEED CHINESE VISA and can apply for 72 hours transit visa-free in Chinese airports (just show the air ticket and DPRK visa we provided you):

List of Qualified Countries for 72 hours VISA FREE in China: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

5. On 1ST of MARCH 2018 you'll receive details of our meeting place in Beijing, where we'll all gather. An introduction to basic Korean culture and hints/tips will be explained before departure.

Notes :

Any participant that won't follow the regulations of the DPRK will be treated accordingly to its national law.

Any participant that won’t follow the KFA advices and indications will be expelled from the delegation without possibility of refund.

Credit Cards (Visa, AMEX, Master Card) are widely accepted in China for shopping, but cannot be used in the DPRK.

Chinese ATM only dispenses YUAN RENMIMBI Currency. It’s not possible to withdraw EURO.

You should bring along two colour passport-sized pictures for the DPRK Visa.

Articles not allowed in the DPRK:

Video-Camera, Plants, animals, drugs, explosives, weapons, any kind of pornography, mass printed propaganda,

Articles allowed in the DPRK:

Mobile Phone,Photo-camera (analog or digital), laptop (without long range radio communication devices) , PDA, CD Player, MP3, books or magazine for personal use.

Other articles may be inspected by the immigration authorities.

FAST REMINDER OF DEADLINES:

PRE-INSCRIPTION ENDS ON 1ST MARCH 2018.

People that didn't pre-inscribe aren't eligible to participate.

1ST MARCH 2018 also ends the FULL inscription process. People that haven't provided all the data/requirements or the 650 euro inscription fee won't be able to participate.

Enquiries to the e-mail :  korea@korea-dpr.info

 

Presentation, information and pre-inscription form can be found in the following Internet page:

http://www.korea-dpr.info/kfa_travel.htm

Is the KFA Delegation the DPRK trip for me?

YES, if you want to learn in depth about the reality in the country, come close to its people, make friends and have your questions answered.

YES, if you are a politician, academician or student that with respect and an open mind want to see, learn and judge by yourself.

YES, if you are someone with any project (cultural, scientific, sports, business…) in mind involving the DPRK.

NO, if you have any disrespect towards the DPRK, its government and people.

NO, if you only want to take pictures and be confined to a strict itinerary.

 

GALLERIES / PAST DELEGATIONS

Please visit our gallery for pictures of our previous delegations,

KFA Gallery

 

This document is valid until 1ST MARCH 2018

 

Korean Friendship Association (KFA)

 

 

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