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  2. Seoul
  3. Korean Demilitarized Zone

From Seoul: DMZ Zone and JSA

Product ID: 142314
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Get an insight into life in the world's most mysterious nations. Visit the United Nations-controlled Joint Security Area and Demilitarized Zone on the border of North and South Korea.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Korean

Pickup optional

Pickup from your hotel in Seoul.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Step into North Korea in the UN-managed Joint Security Area
  • Learn about the Military Armistice Commission Conference Room
  • Venture into secret tunnels dug by the military of North Korea
  • Get a rare glimpse into the reclusive state from Dora Observatory
Full description
Visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and officially enter North Korea at the Joint Security Area (JSA) on a full-day tour. This unique experience would let you understand better about the mysterious North Korea and its real-life aspects.

Go to Imjingak park just 7 kilometers from the demarcation line, built in 1972 in the hope that unification of the 2 nations would one day be possible. See the Bridge of the Freedom, where South Koreans crossed when they returned home. Stand on Unification Bridge and explore sites such as the Dora Observatory, where a rare glimpse of the reclusive state can be seen through binoculars. Venture into the Third Infiltration Tunnel, believed to have been planned for a military invasion by North Korea.

Immerse yourself in the history of the zone through numerous artifacts from the Korean War. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant, and then see the conference room where leaders from both nations meet. Cross the official demarcation line into North Korea and take souvenir photos of the villages in the distance. On your way back, have a thorough Q&A session to learn about North Koreans’ lives and how the defectors are adapting to the new lives in South Korea.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • License to enter the Joint Security Area and Demilitarized Zone
  • Access to sites including the Unification Bridge, Camp Bonifas, Freedom House, Conference Room of the Military Armistice Commission, UN Guard Post 3, Bridge of No Return, Imjingak Park, DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, Jinseng Center or Amethyst Factory Outlet and the site of the Axe Murder incident
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop off
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 11 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in the lobby of the President Hotel, near Seoul City Hall.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Color copies of all passports must be sent to the local tour operator after booking
• Bring your passport on the day of travel
• Rules and instructions from your guide and military personnel must be followed at all times
• JSA is a border military area and last-minute cancellations could happen due to various reasons; in this case, you will be offered an alternative itinerary of visiting DMZ only with a North Korean defector
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 202 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

Cosmojin Tour Consulting

Product ID: 142314