North Korea tours

This item appears on page 68 of the May 2010 issue.

In January, North Korean officials announced that Americans now may visit at any time of year for up to seven days. Previously, Americans could visit only during the Arirang Mass Performances, August-October, on five-day tours.

Travelers (even a party of one) still must have a guide. Currently, 16 companies can arrange tours to North Korea; visit The only US company currently offering tours is Asia Pacific Travel (Kenilworth, IL; 800/262-6420).