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The only tour with unlimited access to a NK refugee.

The only way to visit the border is through a tour. This particular tour offers full access to a North Korean refugee. You will visit the area near the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Tunnel and the border railroad station. You’ll be able to ask any questions you wish of the refugee on the 90 minute ride back to Seoul. The tour guide will act as the interpreter. I honestly enjoyed this portion of the tour the most. Most people will be tired and shy (it’s a long day) and have no questions. You should ask as many questions as you wish because no other tour has this benefit. No question is off limits. Be warned the bus will also make a stop at a ginseng store where you will hear a sales pitch on the health benefits of Korean ginseng. One BIG warning: There are literally dozens of border tours daily with multiple companies. Thus, when you go to the pick up place (President Hotel) it will be extremely confusing. Just go in the lobby and ask.

Seoul: NLL Tour With a North Korean Defector Reviewed by Steven, 11/11/2018

Local, authentic, open, knowledgeable, funny

Texting me the day before and upon arrival in the lobby, I felt taken care of well even before meeting. The ice broke immediately and effortless, so I felt comfortable from the beginning. Stepping out was less pleasant, -9 degrees and a stiff wind. But I could talk about my interests in a relaxed and engaged manner, had my Cappuccino, did my shopping, posed at Psy's concert place - and just had a great time. Thanks to my splendid guide! First time for me to use GetYourGuide with Lokafy (founder Kiran was very supportive the day before the tour, thanx), but definitely not the last. Highly recommended - for curious people!

Welcome to Seoul: Private Tour with a Local Reviewed by Beat, 01/14/2017

A Wonderful Tour of Seoul That Exceeded Our Expectations!

Marina provided us with a tour of Seoul that was informative, interesting and which met all our requirements. Marina gave us invaluable insights into life in modern Seoul as well as useful information about the city. During our three hour walk, we enjoyed the variety of visiting the city centre as well as the local markets. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Marina was an exceptional guide. We would highly recommend your walking tour to other prospective tourists.

Welcome to Seoul: Private Tour with a Local Reviewed by Alan M, 04/01/2018

Wonderful, informative and absolutely scrummy

Had the best time doing a four course hands on meal. The best part was we got to eat it and the diversity was fabulous. This was simplicity plus in terms of the ingredients but all turned out differently due to the types of meat and the treatment. The location was easy to find and for an incredible morning out this is a must do course. Also need to mention that our chef Yebin was a delight, energetic and so knowledgeable of Korean cuisine.

Educational and Emotional, a Very Unique Tour Experience

This tour was unlike any tourism opportunity I have ever had. Being able to speak face-to-face with a North Korean defector about his experience while touring the DMZ is an educational and emotional experience. I think any citizen of a free country has a lot to gain from this tour.

Seoul: NLL Tour With a North Korean Defector Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/25/2019