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DMZ Day Tour with Boat Voyage & Round-Trip Transfers

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Enjoy a guided tour of DMZ and a boat ride on the Imjin River on this knowledge-packed day tour, complete with round-trip transfers from Seoul.

Highlights

  • Learn about the Imjin River from your guide, including its use as a natural barrier during the Korean War, as you sail past forests and rocky outcrops.

  • Discover Imjingak Park’s poignant sites, including the Mangbaedan Altar, the Bridge of Freedom, and a locomotive that bears the scars of the Korean War.

  • Walk through the 'Third Infiltration Tunnel,' an eerie underground passage, and view distant North Korean landmarks from the hilltop Dora Observatory.

  • Visit Unification Village to tour traditional hanok houses, and interact with friendly locals who share stories of living so close to the DMZ.

  • Fun fact: DMZ serves as an 'accidental' sanctuary preserving endangered species, like the Korean black bear and red-crowned crane.

Inclusions

  • Day tour of DMZ Seoul

  • 50-min boat ride on the Imjin River

  • Admission to Imjin Park and DMZ

  • Round-trip transfers from Myeongdong or Hongik Univ Station

  • Expert English-speaking guide

Cancellation policy

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

A borderline Seoul-touching experience

Round-trip transfers? Check. Expert guide? Check.

Start your day with a 50-minute boat ride on the Imjin River. Glide past lush riverbanks and dense forests while your guide shares fascinating stories about the Korean War and the strategic importance of this peaceful river.

Next, visit Imjingak Park, to see the Mangbaedan Altar, adorned with colorful ribbons and flowers. Walk across the symbolic Bridge of Freedom, used by repatriated prisoners of war to return home. Don’t miss the war-damaged steam locomotive, a powerful reminder of the Korean War’s impact.

Head to the Third Infiltration Tunnel, a clandestine passage dug by North Korea. Navigate this dimly lit tunnel, learning about its discovery and the tense history it represents. Afterward, move to the Dora Observatory. Use binoculars to spot North Korean landmarks like the Propaganda Village and the distant city of Kaesong.

Offering a stark contrast to the surrounding military tension, the Unification Village offers a glimpse into the rural Korean life, abundant in peace. Engage with friendly locals, and look out for traditional houses, rice paddies, and local markets that keep this farming community thriving.

Itinerary

  • 7am – 7:30am: Departure from Myeongdong or Hongik Univ Station

  • 50-min boat ride on Imjin River

  • Imjingak Park tour – Mangbaedan Altar, Bridge of Freedom, Steam Locomotive

  • Bus transfer to DMZ with ID check by Korean Military

  • DMZ tour – 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory to view North Korea & Unification Village

  • 4pm – 4:30pm: Return to Hongik Univ or Myeongdong Station

What to bring

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as you walk through the tunnel and on different terrains.

  • Bring your valid passport, which the military officials at the entrance of DMZ will check.

Additional information

  • The DMZ is a military area and hence it can close without prior notice.

  • The boat course may change to an alternative suspension bridge route for safety due to uncontrollable issues like weather, maintenance, or other factors.

  • DMZ is closed on Mondays and military training days.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour at any of the below mentioned meeting point to avoid any delays.

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

Meeting points

7:00 AM - Myeongdong subway station

  • Meet your guide at Myeongdong subway station Exit 5.

  • Address: 115 Toegye-ro, Jung District, Seoul, South Korea.

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7:30 AM - Hongik univ. subway station

  • Meet your guide at Hongik univ. subway station (outside exit 3).

  • Address: Seoul, South Korea.

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