Half Day Visit to Kumsusan Palace and Martyrs' Cemetery
Head to Kumsusan Palace, Kim Il-sung's residence both in life and death. Now his mausoleum and considered a shrine by North Koreans, Kim Il-sung's embalmed body still lies in state on the palace's uppermost floor. This is an incredibly eerie complex, with a vast square lying in front of it. (A dress code is enforced, meaning shirts and ties for men.)
Continue to the Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery, located on Mount Taesong in Pyongyang. Containing the graves of North Korean revolutionaries who died during the fight against Japanese occupation, the highlight is a bust of Kim Jong-il's mother, who fought as an anti-Japanese guerrilla.
Ride on the Metro and Visit Mangyondae House
Take a ride on the iconic Pyongyang Metro, inspired by the grandeur of Moscow's metro network, as well as others. The stations are elaborately decorated with Socialist realist art, and illustrate the DPRK's liberation and socialist construction.
Continue on foot to Moran Hill and visit the preserved Mangyondae House, a traditional Korean home and the birthplace of Kim Il-sung.
Drive from Pyongyang to Kaesong
Leave Pyongyang and travel to Kaesong. The journey will take approximately two and a half hours.
The only city to change hands during the Korean War, Kaesong is located close to the DMZ. The capital of Korea during the Koryo Dynasty, the city was trade centre that prospered through the production of Korean ginseng.
More recently the city has become famous for its nearby special economic zone, known as the 'Kaesong Industrial Complex'.
This complex is run by a number of large South Korean companies and employs around 50,000 North Korean workers; it is a unique example of co-operation between the two countries.
You will be staying at Kaesong Folk Hotel