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  1. South Korea
  2. Seoul
  3. War Memorial of Korea

Seoul: Private Spy Hike Tour with North Korean Defector

Product ID: 310178
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Hike along North Korean spies' invasion route and visit Imjingak Park. Learn about Korean history at the War Memorial Museum and meet a North Korean defector to hear about his escape.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese

Pickup included

Pickup from your accommodation in Seoul
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Have a discussion session with Jae-Pyoung Seo, who escaped from North Korea
  • Visit Imjingak Park and see many statues and monuments dedicated to the Korean War
  • Hike up to Bugak Skyway to see breathtaking sights of Seoul
  • Hear about how North Korean spies came down through hidden routes in the mountain
Full description
Take this tour to learn about how North Korean spies secretly came down to South Korea and have an interactive discussion session with a North Korean defector with important stories to share.

After your hotel pickup, see the Blue House, where the first gunshot exchange between North Korean Special Forces and Korean Police began. 31 North Korean Special Forces troops approached 400 meters ahead of Blue House and held a four-day battle at Bukak Mountain. 29 people were killed in combat, one surrendered, and one returned to North Korea. From here to Bukak-san Palgakjeong, your expert guide will tell you all about South Korea's military's anti-aircraft, radar, anti-aircraft missile, and more.

Then, go for a short 40-minute hike to Bugak Mountain to see a battle site between South Korean soldiers and North Korean spies. At your next destination, Imjingak Park, you'll see the historically significant Freedom Bridge. Try North Korean-style duck for lunch before returning to Seoul to visit the War Memorial Museum to learn more about two Koreas' history.

The highlight of the tour will be meeting Jae-Pyoung Seo, the director of the association of the North Korean Defectors, to talk with him about life in North Korea and how he escaped.
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Discussion with North Korean defector
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Organized by

DMZ Spy Tour Inc

Product ID: 310178