Why Book With Us

Why choose Uri Tours?

We have been taking travelers safely to North Korea for over 15 years. We know what it takes to provide you with the trip of a lifetime!

Here are just some examples of the Uri Tours difference:

    • We have over 15 years of experience safely bringing travelers to the DPRK. Our tours are authentic and cultural with a sense of adventure. We promote education and understanding, providing a platform for people-to-people engagement and diplomacy. We have brought thousands of people to experience the uncharted territory of North Korea with us. See what our travelers say about us in testimonials here and in our Facebook reviews.


    • We offer premium services and accommodations at standard tour rates. Your comfort is our priority. Our packages include the prestigious Koryo Hotel and other premium hotels at standard tour rates while competing packages are often second-class lodging and basic guesthouses in remote areas. A tour to North Korea is certain to be packed with activities and the importance of a good night’s rest and reliable facilities and amenities cannot be overstated.


    • Our group size cap is smaller than our competitors to maximize your engagement with our local guides. Unless otherwise stated, our group tours are capped at a maximum of just 12, while maintaining standard tour rates.


    • Our departures are guaranteed to run irrespective of traveler numbers. There is no minimum for our tours. This allows all travelers to book and rely upon our departures well in advance.


    • There are no surprise fees, extra charges or addon pricing. Our published package price is what you pay. Our tours are an all-inclusive experience of return flights between Pyongyang, DPRK visa fees and handling, premium accommodations, vetted meals, air-conditioned sedan or deluxe coach and driver, English-speaking Korean guides, entrance fees and unparalleled service!


    • Our tours are led by some of the best local guides in the country. They are native North Koreans with a passion for showing visitors the beauty of their nation. All guides speak fluent English. We can even arrange local guides that speak Chinese, Spanish, Russian, French and German!


    • We offer easy online booking, you can book directly through our website within minutes. Alternatively, just drop us an email and our 24-hour response time will get you started. You will never need to send us your passport or any physical paper. Everything required to join our tours can be filled out online, including your visa application, and then we simply meet you in China with your North Korean visa in hand! Our mission is to make the logistics as easy as possible so that you can focus on having a trip of a lifetime.


    • We take nearly all types of payment methods. We are one of the only companies to offer convenient credit card payment. We also accept international and domestic wire in a range of currencies, PayPal, WeChat, Alipay, and we even take Bitcoin!


    • Our unprecedented access in the DPRK allows us to offer some of the most unique tours available. We offer family visits, cycling, skiing, marathons, surfing, and golf, all designed to maximize interactions with locals. We want you to experience the culture, the people, the landscapes and the history of North Korea.


    • We offer the best marathon apparel and merchandise. In 2014, we were the first company to give away marathon t-shirts. In 2015, we were the only company to give away finisher medals, dri-fit marathon shirt and an embroidered branded sports towel, all included in our package. We also included timing chips in the package free of cost, whereas other companies made timing chips a paid option.

Still not convinced? See what our travelers say!