We have taken hundreds of satisfied customers on successful tours of the DPRK since we started business in 2011. Here you can find a sample of pioneer travellers who have joined one of our tours:
Juche Travel Services has a highly organised study tour that leaves for the DPRK every year. On this tour we were taught Korean language, culture and customs in a country that has preserved Korean culture very well. When I was in Korea, I felt like I was in a different world and it was worth the effort and the finances. Our tour leader was magnificent, he was understanding and quick to act, he informed the group of things to do, and certain things to avoid. Along with our two guides, the experience was enjoyable for the whole group. I would totally recommend Juche Travel Services’ Korean Summer Language Tour and hope that every who has this opportunity to have life changing experiences, as it my tour equipped me with common sense and knowledge that will be invaluable to me.
Mr. J. Butcher, Australia, 2017 Korean Language Summer School Tour
What Juche Travel Services have put together in their Korean Language Tour, as outlined, is a well-thought out itinerary, combining conventional tourism with added meaningful interactivity. At a price so reasonable that it compares to a tourist trip of the equivalent duration, it is sure to become as special and unforgettable a trip as it has become for its 2017 participants. If you are someone who would like to linguistically challenge yourself in a different environment, learn under teachers who care for their craft, all the while seeing North Korea for yourself, consider applying for the 2018 Korean Language Tour.
Student, Australia, 2017 Korean Language Summer School Tour
My seven-day North Korea tour was one of the most interesting and memorable trips ever in my life. Each day’s itinerary was well planned and diverse. The two North Korean guides and Juche guide Ben were all professional and terrific. Celebrating my 62nd birthday at Mount Myohyang was a real treat with an unexpected lovely prepared cake.
Mr. K. Fisher, Canada, May 2017 Group Tour
The programme was an incredibly interesting experience. I got to teach some lovely students. They were so keen and teaching them was a lot of fun. I was sad to say goodbye to them. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.
Ms. T. Sanders, Netherlands, 2015 Volunteer English Language Teacher at Pyongyang Tourism College
Teaching Tourism Marketing at Pyongyang Tourism College was an unexpectedly rewarding experience. My students (teachers of the College) were bright, very motivated to learn and willing to actively discuss our topics in class, so it was a real pleasure teaching them. Before the course I wasn’t sure what to expect but I had an almost complete freedom in designing my classes, so I could share the latest academic knowledge combined with lots of practical examples. Altogether I felt that my classes could effectively contribute to tourism development in the DPRK and it’s a great feeling.
Ms. T. Ratz, Hungary, 2015 Volunteer Tourism Marketing Teacher at Pyongyang Tourism College
From the beginning our tour was handled at the highest level in terms of organization, communication, prompt assistance and valid information. This is exactly what you need from a travel agency, especially when you take a untypical trip like the one to North Korea. Once we reached our destination, we had extremely professional guides that made our trip unforgettable. Even in the specific circumstances and nature of the trip to North Korea, we felt truly secure, well informed, surrounded with friendly people , willing to help and meet any of our requests. Besides, we’ve got all what was promised and arranged by Juche Travel, but we have to admit that we’ve even more from our guides. We can only say all the best about Juche Travel, and highly recommend their services and really appreciate an extra mile that we’ve been given.
Mr. D. Dalipagic, October 2014 Private Tour
Me & my husband took the “NATIONAL DAY EXPLORER TOUR” with Juche Travel Service. It was a 12 day trip but although it was long, they made sure it was fun for us each day. Traveling to North Korea may be one of the most interesting things that’s ever happened to us. David was extremely helpful and patient with our emails full of weird questions, also he made sure we felt safe and comfortable. He was professional and was responsive in his emails. We traveled during our first wedding anniversary, and they planned a surprise dinner for us. There was great food, great music and definitely great dancing too. It was a night to remember and who knew the people of North Korea would celebrate our anniversary with us. Not only was it memorable, but it was an experience of a lifetime. We also traveled to many places of the country like Wonsan, Samjiyon, Myohyang and more. They were all great and our tour guides from North Korea were also fantastic. Very professional and extremely humorous. A great eye opener for us and we would suggest everyone to experience the unique North Korea Experience with Juche Travel Services. You’ll not regret it. For more about our trip: http://reubenteo.com/tag/north-korea/
Mr. and Mrs. Teo, September 2014 Group Tour
“I have just returned from a tour in North Korea with Juche Travel Services and had nothing but amazing experience with them. They are boutique compared to other tour companies and are well suited to independent travellers. Dealing with David was easy and quick. I can recommend these guys totally!”
Mr. L. Kenyon, April 2014 Group Tour
“Did a 6 day trip in March 2014. The trip was great, but more importantly, everything came together just as represented with no hitches or surprises. The guides were very knowledgeable and aimed to please. Juche made the preparations and documentation needed for our travel very easy for us. I would highly recommend Juche Travel Services if you are planning to visit the DPRK.”
Mr. D. Jeffries, March 2014 Private Tour
“Juche Travel answered all my questions and organized the perfect trip. They could not have been more responsive, friendly, thorough or caring. Every detail of our trip was handled in a professional and courteous manner. The person I spoke to, David, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He quickly put any concerns I had about traveling to North Korea as an American citizen at ease. I would use Juche Travel again anytime for any trip!”
Mr. C. Sobhani, January 2014 Private Tour
“I have made numerous trips to DPRK using Juche Travel Service and can really recommend this company for general or specialist tours. The owner David Thompson has an excellent relationship with the management and guides of the Korean International Travel Company and this translates into well organised tours and memorable experiences. The itineraries are carefully planned to give participants the best possible experiences in the DPRK and I have been very satisfied with the service levels on every trip. If you are looking for somewhere different to visit, I recommend you try the DPRK and let Juche Travel take care of everything. You won’t regret it.”
Mr. A. Geary-Stevens, October 2013 Aviation Tour
“I booked a tour with Juche Travel Services in July 2013 for the 60th Fatherland Liberation Tour (4 Days). Although Juche, by comparison to other tours, was relatively small the service was absolutely fantastic. Our group was much smaller than other tour groups that were also in North Korea and this meant that not only could we go to locations which the other larger tour groups couldn’t and have what felt like a more real Korean experience but we also built much better relations with our guides and each other. It felt more like our own private tour. The office were incredibly quick in replying to my emails and the price was much better than any other company I could find. Overall I had a fantastic experience and I hope to return to the DPRK soon! Thanks JTS!”
Mr. B. Griffin, July 2013 Group Tour
“We visited the DPRK this May on a private trip and had a wonderful and fantastic time!
We visited Pyongyang, Kaesong and Mount Myohyang. Pyongyang was totally different than we expected: the streets are clean and covered by a lot of trees and plants and the buildings are very modern. Mount Myohyang is beautiful to take a walk in the forest and the Pohyon Temple was outstanding. We recommend to everyone to do a trip to the DPRK, as this will open your mind! On the contrary to the “news” of the last months, the DPRK is a very peaceful country for tourism. We not only met very experienced and friendly guides, we also met people in the DPRK which do their best to let you have a good time in the country. The food and the beer were very delicious.
We would also like to recommend Juche Travel Services as a tour operator! David really did a fantastic job!”
Mr. M. Meier, Switzerland. May 2013 Private Tour
“I went on the May Day Long Tour 2013 and had an amazing time in DPRK. DPRK and its people were totally friendly & welcoming. I was quite impressed with the North Korean guide’s hospitality. They were very flexible and agreed to accommodate our requests during the trip. Our group was relatively small as compared to other tour operators and this greatly helped us to have more conversations with our guides and learn/experience more. At no point during the trip neither my tour mates nor I felt unsafe. The price for the tour was cheaper than other tour operators but there were no compromises in the overall quality of the tour and we stayed in the same hotel, ate similar food, travelled in similar vehicles and visited the same places as others. It was a smooth affair getting in touch and organising my tour through JTS. David was very helpful from day 1 and most often replied to my emails in no time. Also, Mr. Chae who I met in Beijing was equally friendly. I have just booked another private tour with JTS and looking forward to it 🙂 I would definitely recommend JTS to anyone who is looking to travel to DPRK.”
Mr. A. Sekar, Australia. May Day 2013 Group Tour
“I travelled to the DPRK with Juche Travel Services in April 2013 and had one of the most interesting weeks of my life. To anyone who is considering visiting North Korea I would recommend using JTS as not only are they well priced but they also provide a highly enjoyable experience. We were in a smaller group compared to some of the other tourists which meant that I got to know my guides and fellow travellers really well. It didn’t actually feel like we were on a group tour, but just a bunch of people hanging out in a fascinating country.”
Mr. A. Higgins, UK. April 2013 Group Tour
“What an experience. Everybody told us that we are completely insane to go. David at Juche Travel services was calm and encouraging, and he updated us regularly. We had a fantastic time with Charlie and the two North Korean guides – and what we experienced was really impressive and unforgettable. The trip was far beyond of what we expected. And the organization was just perfect – David was very responsive and did a great job. Highly recommended.”
Phillipp and Flavio, Switzerland. MigFlug.com – be a fighter pilot for a day! April 2013 Group Tour
“We wanted to really compliment you on arranging such an amazing trip for us. We truly felt the tour guides went out of their way to ensure we had a full and complete visit even with the Autumn holiday. The five of us had a great karaoke the final night at the hotel. Socializing with them at meals and here was really special. We felt very spoiled indeed and enjoyed the addition a visit to a secondary school and maternity hospital. Please also let them know how thrilled we were with all of the arrangements and how highly we think of our guides. Most of all we want to thank you for your personal service throughout the booking process and personal attention to detail. We will highly recommend anyone wishing to visit North Korea to use your services.
Mr. and Mrs. Hervall, USA. October 2012 Private Tour
“As a frequent traveler I have to say that Juche Travel is by far the best company that I have used until today. I was so impressed and pleased by their outstanding professionalism and organization.
The owners of Juche Travel are extremely knowledgeable about North Korea and always took the time to answer all my questions (even after my trip was finished) and made and itinerary which exceeded my expectations. The way that they have organized this trip has given me a better understanding of the country and a priceless experience! And for those who think its expensive, I have to also admit that I though this at first but after a few days being there, I regretted even thinking this since for all that we did and saw the price was actually very low.”
Ms. N. Daoust, Canada. August 2012 Group Tour
“Just a quick email to thank you for a fantastic trip last week. It truly was better than I could have imagined and I really appreciate all of the hard work that you put in to make the trip so successful. I am already considering adding another DPRK tour to my next trip to the Far East. Many thanks once again and I hope your future trips are as successful.”
Mr. M. Stone, UK. July 2012 Aviation Tour