I have found the following tour operators and would like to know if anybody has experience with any of these.
It appears that most cover the same sights but there is a fairly wide price range. As they use the same hotel I'm guessing the other differences would be the type of room, quality of the meals and the bus/vans used for transportation (and of course the desired profit margin!)
In addition to finding a recommended tour operator, I'm trying to figure if there really are benefits in going with one of the higher priced tour operators.
Koyro Tours http://www.koryogroup.com/
Explore North Korea http://www.explorenorthkorea.com/
Korea Konsult http://www.koreakonsult.com/index_eng.htm
North Korea 1 on 1 http://www.northkorea1on1.com/
Young Pioneers http://www.youngpioneertours.com/
Lupine Travel www.lupinetravel.co.uk/north-korea-tour.html
(Appeared to be the best alternative but all 2010 tours are full)
Korean Friendship Association http://www.korea-dpr.com/travel.htm
Global Exchange www.globalexchange.org/
GOnSEE Korea http://www.gonseekorea.com/
(2 or 3 day tours to Mt. Kumgang & Kaesong from Seoul)
Any comments pro or con -- or info on any other recommended tour operators -- would be most welcome!