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KTG operates tours for hundreds of people to North Korea each year. Our aim is to promote responsible tourism in the DPRK and to allow people engage and interact with Koreans.
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Sultan A wrote a review Yesterday
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i have been to DPRK 3 times, last time with KTG tours , believe me guys , it was the best trip to DPRK everything was perfect from Shenyang to Pyongyang and return . we were group of 12 people , and it was nice , always sit together same table . The tours guide was so kind and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jordi Kroon wrote a review Jan 2020
Eindhoven, The Netherlands2 contributions
As a first time solo traveler with the strong desire to visit the DPRK out of pure curiosity I decided to send an email to KTG and 2 other large touring companies. While all of them emailed me back I felt most comfortable with KTG. They always replied back accurately, in detail
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from KTG_DPRK, Manager at KTG Tours
Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hey Jordi! Thanks so much for your detailed feedback and for having gone to DPRK with KTG. It was a true pleasure meeting you in person and thank you too for sending those beautiful pictures and videos you took! Very glad to see that you enjoyed our small group. We firmly believe that having small groups allows for more flexibility once in North Korea and it also allows us to establish a much closer relationship with our local Korean guides. As you mention, it would be very hard to do so, or so we feel, with a group of say 30 people. Guides - we work with a list of guides who we think are best for the dynamics of the group and are very happy to see that you enjoyed the company of Sun Mi and Hyang Mi. We see them too as friends. They are curious and understanding and for us it is critical that we have guides in Korea who we deem to be top guides. Sun Mi guides many, many of our groups and we have always received excellent feedback for her, in fact she is always in high demand! She always loves our groups too, or so she tells us! Hyang Mi too guides many of our Spanish speaking travellers and we have received great feedback for her too. I agree that the general perception of people is that guides are very strict, hardly allow you to take pictures, etc, when it is pretty much the opposite. The most important thing is that we follow the rules you mention, which are very straightforward as you say. As you say too, Koreans are indeed very proud people and those who show foreigners their country take a lot pride in doing so. And true, customs too tend to be very kind and this surprises many travellers. Thank you too for your feedback regarding the places you enjoyed the most. New Year’s in Pyongyang is indeed a unique experience, gathering with thousands of locals at Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the New Year. As for the Munsu waterpark, I am extremely happy to see that you enjoyed it as we will be adding it more to our tours. It offers us a great chance to relax and enjoy an afternoon with locals! Thank you once again for your valuable feedback Jordi! We hope to have you join one of our tours again in the future! Best regards, Rayco / KTG
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Piet R wrote a review Jan 2020
Beijing, China2 contributions
For me and my friend it was the first time to North Korea and what can I say - it was a once in a lifetime experience. During our short stay, we saw a lot of sights, tasted different kinds of foods and beers, visited different cities and in my opinion caught a glimpse of the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from KTG_DPRK, Manager at KTG Tours
Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hello Piet! Thank you for your detailed feedback. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed our November Tour. It was a pleasure meeting the two of you. Glad to see that you liked the combination of different aspects of Korea that you saw. We try to show people as much as many aspects as possible! Although this is one of our lowest priced tours we stay at the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang which is one of the best. Staying one night at the folk hotel in Kaesong city certainly adds to the experience! Great to see that you enjoyed the diversity in the group. Although there were just 7 travellers there were people from 5 countries! We always have this happen in our group tours. For our New Year tour for example we had 10 travellers and people from 8 different countries! Thank you once again for your feedback Piet! Best regards, Rayco / KTG
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Øyvind H wrote a review Nov 2019
Oslo, Norway161 contributions74 helpful votes
We were a group of seven who decided to go for a private trip to the DPRK. After long consideration and getting in touch with the different companies - we decided to go for KTG Tours. From the moment we first came in contact with KTG, we were well taken care of by Rayco. He is
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from KTG_DPRK, Manager at KTG Tours
Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hello Øyvind, Thank you so much for your detailed feedback and for having picked KTG for your DPRK trip! It was a pleasure arranging everything and coordinating with you, video calling via Skype months before the trip and of course meeting you in person in Beijing. On a personal note, thank you so much for your feedback regarding my service and it was a pleasure being in touch with you when arranging everything! Very glad to see that you enjoyed the service provided by your Korean guides in DPRK. Many travellers expect them to be extremely strict and they are always surprised to see the they are humorous, approachable and basically just very nice people. We always work with guides we have received great reviews for from travellers. As for the hotels, the deluxe hotels are indeed very nice and well equipped. We use these hotels for all of our group tours too. The folk hotel does is indeed very modest but one night there adds to the experience. Well noted about the family visit in Pyongyang and we told our partners regarding this for any future requests. We understand that travellers may feel a bit sceptical making any deposit payments to an agency based so far away from Europe which is why we have been accepting deposit payments via PayPal or card for over 10 years now. Great idea to visit the beer bars in Pyongyang. It allows us to see locals have a drink and relax with friends and to get to mingle with them. Thanks once again for everything Øyvind! Best regards, Rayco Vega / KTG
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Frank A wrote a review Nov 2019
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Great tour with a very good company did the 5 day tour guides excellent tour the same better than expectations . From first email to the last kept informed nothing to much would highly recommend . Really well thought out tour transport / hotel very high standard .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from KTG_DPRK, Manager at KTG Tours
Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hi Frank A! Thank you for your review and for having gone on our Party Day Tour in October. It was a pleasure arranging everything with you and we are glad to see that the tour surpassed your expectations. Good to see you were happy with the hotel too! We use the highest standards hotels in Pyongyang for all of our group tours, even our lowest priced ones. All the best, Rayco Vega / KTG
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