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  3. Imjingak

Seoul: JSA & DMZ Full Day Tour with North Korean Defector

Product ID: 171033
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Visit major historic spots of two Koreas including the JSA, Imjingak, and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and have a Q&A session with a North Korean defector. Learn about the tragic history of Korea's separation but build hope for a unified future.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take advantage of this special opportunity to experience the reality of North Korea and gain a better understanding of the situation
  • Be briefed by a North Korean defector about life in North Korea
  • Visit Panmunjom, which is located inside the DMZ and is the best spot for getting a view of North Korea
Full description
Register at the 8th floor of the Koreana Hotel and then kick off your journey by taking the Freedom Highway to Imjingak. Learn all about the history of two Koreas through the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dorasan Observatory, and Dorasan Station within the DMZ area. Your expert guide will explain to you the historical significance of these areas as you go.

Have lunch (bulgogi or bibimbap) and move on to Unification Bridge, where the military officials will check your passport. You will then arrive at United Nations Command Security Battalion “Camp Bonifas” and participate in an information session with a North Korean defector - hear in fascinating detail all about North Korean people's lives and how the two Koreas' histories and cultures have diverged. After a thorough Q&A session, take a military bus to the Joint Security Area and Freedom House Military Armistice Commission Building where you will take a closer look at the two Koreas' political situation and learn about the fluctuating tensions between them.

After a full day of this fascinating, educational tour, you will return to the Koreana Hotel by approximately 5:30 PM.
Includes
  • Round trip transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Session with North Korean defector
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (bulgogi or bibimbab)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up or drop off service

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

On your tour day, please come to the Koreana Hotel office BLDG 8F by 7:50 AM with your passport. From Gwanghwamun St. subway station (Line 5 /#533) head to the Koreana Hotel then to the office building entrance and finally to office 803.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tour runs from Tuesday to Friday except military training days and national holidays
• You must have your passport on you at all times during the tour
• Passport scan required to complete your reservation by 3 days before the tour date. Koreans should scan their overseas resident registration issued by Korean Embassy and attach it in an e-mail along with their passport number and name at least 3 days prior to the tour date
• Children under the age of 10 years old are not allowed to visit the JSA
• While on tour if any part of the program is cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances, it is non-refundable.

Dress code, if not followed, the escort soldier may not allow you to continue the tour to the JSA:
• No Shorts
• Skirts/dresses need to be at least knee length
• No sandals, flip-flop or slippers
• No t-shirts: must be collared shirts
• Civilian clothes preferred
• Jeans accepted with no holes
• No tank tops
• No exercise clothes
• No stretch pants/tights
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Panmunjom Travel Center

Product ID: 171033