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8-Hour DMZ Tour from Seoul with Optional North Korean Defector Interview

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Free cancellation
Mobile ticket
8 hrs
Guided tour
Transfers included
Hotel pickup

Embark on an insightful 8-hour DMZ tour from Seoul, complete with expert guidance, exclusive access, and unique sights of Korean history.


  • Embark on an 8-hour journey through the DMZ, a neutral zone between North & South Korea, filled with history.

  • Explore with an English-speaking guide and access key DMZ sights like the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and Propaganda Village – an artificial settlement crafted to mimic activity.

  • Discover Imjingak Park, symbolizing Koreans' longing for reunification, and the Dora Observatory with views of North Korea.

  • Choose ticket options that suit you including hotel transfers, an interview with a North Korean defector, or a tour of Gyeongbok Palace.

  • Fun Fact: Despite the tense history, DMZ has become an unexpected haven for endangered wildlife due to the absence of human activity.


  • 8-hour guided tour

  • English-speaking guide

  • Round-trip transportation

  • Round-trip hotel transfers (optional)

  • Interview with North Korean defector (optional)

  • Tour of Gyeongbok Palace (optional)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Exploring History & Hope: A Journey through the DMZ

Embark on an 8-hour guided tour from Seoul of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Guided by an expert English-speaking guide, you'll first visit Imjingak Park, a stark blend of amusement rides and barbed wire fences, that encapsulate the dreams and despair of a divided nation. As you navigate the park, keep an eye out for the Freedom Bridge and the bullet-riddled smokestack, residues of the Korean War.

Your adventure continues with an entrance into the DMZ itself – a restricted area bursting with history and tension. Explore the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, a clandestine invasion route by North Korea that could facilitate the passage of thirty thousand soldiers in an hour. While this tunnel symbolizes the ambitions of a divided Korea, it also ironically hosts a flourishing ecosystem due to human absence, making it an unexpected natural sanctuary.

Unveiling Secrets: Beyond the DMZ

The Dora Observatory awaits next, offering unparalleled views of North Korea, the outskirts of Gaeseong City, and the uncanny "Propaganda Village," an artificial settlement crafted to mimic activity. The tour provides various ticket options, including an opportunity to hear firsthand experiences from a North Korean defector or a guided tour of Gyeongbok Palace – once the heart of Korea. Conclude Your journey of discovery concludes with a return to Seoul.


DMZ ticket Office | Imjimgak Park | Enter DMZ | History Monument | Enter 3rd infiltration Tunnel | Unification Village | Interview with Defector (optional) | Departure to Seoul | Myengdong (optional)

Important Information

  • Bring along your passport.

  • Child must be accompanied by an adult, and comfortable shoes are required to enter the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel.


  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: tripod, and flash photography.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • This experience offers hotel transfers, in case the participants do not wish to opt for hotel transfers they can reach the meeting point mentioned below.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups from Seoul.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

Meeting Point (If not opted for Hotel transfers)

  • Meet your guide at President hotel, 1st floor lobby.

  • Address: 16 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

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