North Korea 8 Days Private Tour

“I booked my recent private DPRK tour for 7N8D through Arirang Tours and the process was really smooth. Once my tour was confirmed I was emailed all the information I needed (tour confirmation, tour itinerary, visa info, flight info) and Leah was incredibly helpful answering my many questions I emailed her, even when I was in Beijing and messed up the time to receive my visa they were in contact to make sure everything ran smoothly. It was also very reassuring having the briefing in person with the tour director Andrew, he ran me through exactly what was going to happen and what to expect. My trip ended up being amazing and I’m glad I decided to book through Arirang tours.”  Thank You,  Mersey from Canberra , October 2019


North Korea 7 Days Private Tour
I want to thank you and Arriang Tours for your help in organising my 6N 7D trip to North Korea from Beijing last month August 2019. Everything went precisely to plan no problems at all. Accommodation was a very good standard 4 star level. Food was in abundance and again very high standard, and good variety. Time table there was set but completely flexible with the 2 tour guides. Transport was very good and comfortable. I was able to use Chinese Yuan for any transactions - didn't need Euros, but they are accepted. However everything is marked in Yuan. I would recommend this tour to any traveller. I never felt intimidated, scared etc by security or surveilance. This is a beautiful country with a great culture. Thank you again for assistance me travel there.  
James, August 2019


North Korea 4 Days Private Tour
I just returned home to Melbourne from my holiday and wanted to thank you and your team at Arirang Tours for all your assistance.  Please also pass on thanks to my guides at KITC in Pyongyang - they were excellent.
It was a very enjoyable and successful trip to North Korea and I will recommend you highly to family and friends.  Kind regards, Peter from Melbourne, May 2019


Korea 5 Days Special Tour (Private)
We are a group of 14 peoples that booked a private tour with Arirang Tours Australia. Everything worked exactly as planned and great services - 5 star hotel, airport pick-up services, etc. Our tour guide Mr. Lee was very knowledgeable and gave us detailed information about the tour spots and korea's unique culture. We all enjoyed high-end Korean cuisines and memorable experience! Thanks Arirangtours!! Sony Australia, March 2019


North Korea 6 nights and 7 days tour
Firstly and most important it was overall great. It was an education and an adventure to be honest. Without offending anyone South or North Korean let me say for me it is sad and tragic to see a people/nation divided such as the Korean nation. As far as DPRK is concerned the hotel, the trips, the food and in particular the guides were great. I was intrigued by the discipline of the society and the patrionism. It seems we in western societies take what we have for granted specially in Australia whereas there they make the most of what they have. I liked the fact that internet(commercialism)  hasnt , well for now anyway , influenced people like here. The trips were really good everywhere I will say and maybe it would be nice if one day I can walk the streets there by myself but thats not in our hands for now. Also for your information there is a swimming pool in Koryo hotel for sure, I went and seen it as well as jacuzzi etc. It was very nice actually at the lower floor. Well anyway , what can I say but many , many thanks to you, much appreciated! George, March 2019


North Korea 4 nights and 5 days tour
Hi Julie, We had such an interesting time. The North Korea guides were extremely friendly, yet knowledgeable about the various places that we visited. The days were well planned and there was a good mix of historical sites and places of contemporary note. The meals were amazing and the Hotel Koryo was a pleasant place to stay. It was great to visit out of Pyongyang as well and some of these sites were the best on the tour. Thank you so much for organising everything.

Paul, December 2018


On our 8 nights and 9 days tour of South Korea, we had a fantastic trip. Starting with our airport pickup, everything went very smoothly and we very much appreciated the return transfer provided, even though we stayed an extra few nights after the tour had actually finished.
The standard of hotel accommodation was excellent and the buffet breakfasts provided had plenty of choices and was fresh and tasty. Our guide was excellent with recommending resturants for the meals not included.
We saw so much in a short time and your schedule is ideal for people who have a limited time in South Korea.
Our guide was knowledgeable and approachable. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the highlights of South Korea within a short time and wanting good quality hotels.  Thank you for a great trip and insight into South Korea. South Korea [KTP03] Highlights of Korea 8N9D.
Vivienne and Garry, June 2018


I recently spent time in South Korea on a trip organised by Arirang Tours (Trading name of Lotte Travel Sydney). From the minute we landed Arirang Tours took care of everything . Our guide Mr.Yoon wasexceptional. He ensured our itinerary was followed, that our needs were met and he went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of our stay in South Korea. I was also  impressed that Arirang Tours representative checked on us at the start and end of the trip. Thank you Arirang, Mr. Yoon and Andrew for creating a great itinerary and travel experience. We all loved South Korea and Thanks to Arirang Tours have brought back many happy memories. Derek D, April 2016


Hi Andrew
Just a note to thank you for arranging our tour of Japan. Everything went smoothly, the hotels were good and the guides were all very helpful and punctual.
PS: They had Japan trip for Golden Routs, Takayama tours & Nikko day tours arranged by Arirang Tours.
Irvis Family, September 2015


Arirang Tours did an excellent job organising our visit to North Korea.
Their assistance and understanding were critical when changes had to be made at the last minute because of entry restrictions related to first Ebola and then MERS. Notwithstanding, everything worked perfectly and Lotte followed up to make sure that this was so. Arranging travel to North Korea is not easy, but Lotte shows it can be done and done well.
John Rock, July 2015


My husband and I enjoyed both our tours in Korea & Japan and appreciate all the organizing done by Arirang Tours.  The MERS issue didn't affect our trip too much except for our trip to the DMZ in S.Korea - we were not able to visit Panmunjeom because it was closed down due to MERS.  That was the only part of our trip that we were disappointed about, but we had a wonderful trip otherwise.  I hope other travelers are not too scared/worried to visit Korea because of MERS - I think the danger is a bit too over-exaggerated by the media.  We took our own safely precautions while we were there (extra hand washing, not touching our eyes/mouth/face with hands, etc.) but never felt in severe danger because we were never near the hospitals where most infections were occurring.  Hopefully, travelers will feel safer to visit in a few weeks later this summer.
Many thanks to Arirang Tours; we will definitely recommend your company to anyone we know who will be traveling to Asia! Sincerely,
Catherine, May 2015


To whom it may concern,
Recently I visited DRP Korea. I was unexpectedly surprised.  It was different from what I read in Western press.  I found only healthy and well-nourished looking people.  They were well dressed and just going about their normal lives.  The city was well laid out with many parks and in and outdoor facilities. I am going back in early October 2015 to see more of this intriguing country.  Many thanks to Andrew, the directer of Arirang Tours in Sydney, who made this trip possible and the most enjoyable holiday I ever had.  Michael John, October 2014
Michael John took North Korea Tour again to look Military Parade on 10 Oct 2015!  Arirang Tours made the itinerary for 26 days including Mt.Paekdu for him.


We are back in Sydney and are really happy with all the tour that you put together to us.It was really a incrediblytrip and the service from all guides and hotel, trains was perfect. The best guide overall was in S. Korea (M. Choi) she was perfect, the best... with all knowledge of the places, history and control of all trip around. I would like to express my thanks to Arirang Tours for their professionalism and being considerate.  They made us  Korea and Japan tour more exciting and enjoyable.  They made us feel like we are long time acquaintances and made us feel relaxed, safe and cared.  Thanks.  From Mr & Mrs Walter


Thank you for your assistance with the Tokyo tour that  we are planning for October this year. We enjoyed the Essence of Korea tour which you arranged last year that we contacted you again for the Tokyo tour knowing you will look after us in your usual efficient friendly manner. We still talk about the wonderful time we had in South Korea in October 2014.  From the time we were picked up at the airport on arrival, the accommodation in Seoul and in other cities, the places we visited, the guides, the food, even the weather, everything was perfect.  We always felt safe and secure knowing we could always call the Lotte office in Seoul.  If we could not contact them, we knew we could always call you in Sydney and you will sort things out for us.
Our guides in Seoul, Mr Lee and Robert, were very knowledgeable and accommodating, allowing us to go around at own pace and very considerate of our mother who had limited mobility.  Nevertheless, we were able to see and learn so much in the few days we were there. 
Thanks for suggesting the DMZ and Panmunjon tour. We got a glimpse of what North Korea looks like. We had an exciting time at the border and even got to see a North Korean soldier! 
Charles, our guide from Seoul to Busan, was very helpful and professional.  He made the long drive enjoyable.  He went out of his way to assist us in getting our mother’s wheelchair fixed in Gwangju. We are so grateful for his help as we could not have done it without him. A trip to South Korea would not be complete without visiting Jeju Island and we’re so glad we did.  It’s a fascinating place and made more memorable by our excellent guide Janice.
We loved the countryside and the mountains, the museums, fortresses and temples, as well as the modern cities and malls, gardens and parks, the hardworking people and the schoolkids on excursions that we talked to and had photos with. Everywhere there’s balance and harmony of the ancient and the new, the old and the young, the yin and the yang. For me, that was the “essence”of Korea.
Thank you again for arranging our Essence of Korea tour from 19
 October to 2 November 2014. We could not have had such a great time if not for your assistance.
We have told our friends to visit South Korea, to book with Arirang Tours and look for you, Mr. Andrew Yoon, the Managing Director who will look after them as “honoured guests” as you did with us. Best Regards,
Brenda and Theresa