NK Tour Operator Launches Iran Service

January 31st, 2012
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Young Pioneer Tours, a British company that has been providing tours to North Korea since 2008, has just announced the launch its Iran service.  Their inaugural Iran tour is set to take place the same week as North Korea’s much anticipated Juche 2012 celebrations in April 2012.  But what is there in Iran that would

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Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

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  • Pat

    I backpacked around Iran about 5 years ago. At that time you couldn’t go on a uk or us passport unless you were in a tour. My initial app for a visa on my uk passport was rejected. I reapplied on my other nationality and was granted it straight away.

    If you can travel independently then I recommend that – it’s perfectly safe and travel guides like Lonely Planet cover Iran very well. Bus travel is very cheap. I flew internally but was hesitant due to their safety record (the US has banned them from buying aircraft parts).

    I enjoyed it more than I did DPRK and

  • Pat

    I backpacked around Iran about 5 years ago. At that time you couldn’t go on a uk or us passport unless you were in a tour. My initial app for a visa on my uk passport was rejected. I reapplied on my other nationality and was granted it straight away.

    If you can travel independently then I recommend that – it’s perfectly safe and travel guides like Lonely Planet cover Iran very well. Bus travel is very cheap. I flew internally but was hesitant due to their safety record (the US has banned them from buying aircraft parts).

    I enjoyed it more than I did DPRK and

  • Letsbuyanisland

    Although ideally I would prefer to travel independently grownupness has meant I don’t have months to spare. I think it looks compact at a week. I would consider it, but I just don’t know if it could live up to the DPRK, but then what can?

  • Letsbuyanisland

    Although ideally I would prefer to travel independently grownupness has meant I don’t have months to spare. I think it looks compact at a week. I would consider it, but I just don’t know if it could live up to the DPRK, but then what can?

  • Johnny_Lately

    I was actually hoping that this was an article about tours from North Korea, with North Koreans that is, to Tehran.  Someday….

  • Johnny_Lately

    I was actually hoping that this was an article about tours from North Korea, with North Koreans that is, to Tehran.  Someday….