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Half-Day Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

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Take a half day tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) along the border between North and South Korea. Check out Korean War era tanks at the Imjingak Park, the Third Infiltration Tunnel, and the Dorasan Observatory.

Highlights

  • Have a surreal experience at the Demilitarized Zone, a heavily guarded borderline scarring the Korean peninsula with its separation into North and South Korea.

  • Visit the Imjingak Park built as a tribute to those who suffered the brunt of the Korean War and the Freedom Bridge where many hostages and prisoners were exchanged.

  • Peep through binoculars into North Korea at the Dorasan Observatory and visit South Korea’s symbolic yet barely used getaway station to the North - the Dorasan Train Station.

  • Walk through the Third Infiltration Tunnel built by the North Koreans in an attempt to launch a surprise attack on South Korea in the 1970s.

Inclusions

  • Tour guide

  • Transportation

  • Admission to DMZ

  • 40-min walking tour of the third tunnel

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from France, United States, Canada and over 14 countries have loved this experience
Don Xaine Bhatia

Don

5/5

Mar, 2024

The tour was more comprehensive than I expected, and well organised. Erica was great and really looked out for us! The tunnel was very cool
Darren Sanders

Darren

5/5

Oct, 2023

The tour to DMZ was great. Meil was a great tour guide. She was very knowledgeable on the Korean history, and Korean war. She explained on key events and how the DMZ came to be. Throughout the tour, her explaining each area and the events that happened. The tour and right balance of listening to the guide and some time to walk around the areas, and take pictures. We had a great time and would do this again as well as recommand it to my friends.
Judith Rae Heninger

Judith

5/5

Sep, 2023

spring was wonderful! I was disappointed that we didn't get to see the actual place where soldiers from north and south facing each other
Lucas Lind Engsbye

Lucas

5/5

Jul, 2023

Awesome and fun Tour to the DMZ, worth checking out if you are in Seoul or planning on going to Seoul/South Korea. The tour guide was also great at explaining the history of everything we went to see. Very thrilling experience.
Schmidt Françoise Lisiane

Schmidt

4/5

May, 2023

Les références historiques, les anecdotes racontées par la guide coréenne, ça j'ai vraiment apprécié. Ce que j'ai moins aimé, c'est que certains endroits sont vus trop vite. Il y a notamment une halte où soit on déjeune, soit on visite. Pas le temps de faire les deux.

DMZ

At the end of the Korean War in 1953, an armistice was signed by North and South Korea which resulted in the Demilitarized Zone, a 4 km-wide, 240 km-long border that has since scarred the Korean peninsula, dividing the North and South into two independent countries. Lined on both sides with tank traps, landmines, barbed wires on high fences and various other obstacles, it is the heaviest guarded border in the world. Visiting this place can have an unsettling effect, especially when it’s weighed heavy with symbolism.

Your guided tour will begin at Imjingak Park situated 7 km from the Demarcation Line. The Park features monumental relics and sorrows from the Korean War and is dedicated to the 10 million Koreans who were separated from their friends and families. Also here is the Freedom Bridge connecting North to South where several South Koreans marched into their mother country from the North after the signing of the armistice. Pass by the Unification Village and enter the DMZ Theatre and Exhibition Hall where you can watch videos explaining the various tunnels that run below the DMZ and general history of the war and division of Korea.

An interesting aspect of DMZ will be your tour of the Third Infiltration Tunnel which was dug by the North Koreans in their attempt to infiltrate South Korea and launch a surprise attack. Walking along the 265m stretch of this 73m-deep tunnel, you’d be surprised by how often your head bumps the low-lying roof.

After the tunnel, you will head to the Dorasan Observatory. This is the part of South Korea that is the closest to the North. From here, one can peer into binoculars to catch a rare glimpse of North Korea in all its reclusiveness. Nearby is the Dorasan Station which is a symbol of hope for the reunification of Korea. Built in 2002, this modern station is ready and waiting to run on the day the two Koreas finally settle their differences and come together as one.

What's not allowed

  • Waving, pointing, signaling, or photography without permission are not allowed at the DMZ.

  • Strict Dress Code: No ripped pants, shorts, skirts, or camouflage.

  • DMZ is not the kind of place a traveler can just wander off. Tourists must stay with their guide and military escorts at all times.

Additional information

  • No restrictions as such are placed on any one country and there is no age limit for the DMZ tour. It is open to all tourists.

  • All schedules are subject to change according to traffic or weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances regarding the military such as military training. Because the DMZ is operated by the military, the trip can be canceled without prior notice.

  • In case the DMZ is closed without pre-notice due to inclement weather, military reasons, etc., an alternative itinerary will be followed. You will visit instead: Imjingak — Art Space BEAT 131— Odusan Unification Observatory — War Memorial of Korea — Drop-off at City Hall or Myeongdong

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

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

Meeting point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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