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Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Activity provider: I LOVE SEOUL TOUR Lctd

Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Activity provider: I LOVE SEOUL TOUR Lctd

From US$ 69 per person

Visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone from South Korea, and learn about the war between the North and South that produced this symbolic location. Get a glimpse of North Korea from the Dora Observatory.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is offered from centrally-located hotels in Seoul such as Gangnam, Myeongdong, Gwanghwamun, Itaewon, Dongdaemun. If your hotel/guesthouse is difficult to access or not centrally-located, the guide will meet you in front of the nearest central hotel or nearest subway station.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the exeptional Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea
  • Get a rare glimpse of North Korea from the Dora Observatory
  • Experience one of the world's most unusual tourism destinations
  • Select the option to enjoy Korean style lunch and real shooting experience
Full description

Journey to one of the most meaningful tourist destinations in the world at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of South and North Korea. Gain an understanding of Korean history and culture. First, visit Imjingak Park. See the Bridge of Freedom, used by prisoners of war who were repatriated from the North. Next, head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, an incomplete passage built by North Korea that runs under the Demilitarized Zone. Discovered in 1978, the tunnel passes through bedrock 240 feet (73 m) below ground. You can go inside the tunnel on foot.

Once you're back on the surface, your guide will take you up the slopes of Mount Dora for a look across the country from the Dorasan Observatory. In good weather, you can see all the way to North Korea without using the observatory's telescope. Look out at the 2.4-mile (4-km) stretch of the DMZ that has divided Korea since 1953 before you return to Seoul.

Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Visit to Demilitarized Zone
  • Visit to Dora Observatory
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • KF94 mask
  • Hotel pickup from centrally located Seoul hotels (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Shooting experience (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to JSA (Joint Security Area)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 measures, the places visited will be Imjingak Park, Bridge of Freedom, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, and Dora Observatory. Dorasan Station is currently closed
  • Since the DMZ is operated by the military, the trip may be canceled without prior notice
  • The itinerary is subject to weather, military, and government regulation factors. A refund will not be offered. Instead, you will visit: Imjingak, Art Space BEAT 131, Odusan Unification Observatory, War Memorial of Korea, City Hall or Myeongdong
  • Passengers who are intoxicated will not be permitted and will not be entitled to a refund
  • Infants under 24 months old are free of charge, but no seats are provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1407 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Must-do tour when in South Korea for the first time (in my opinion). Guide Jung did a great job outlining history and significance of events and landmarks. I would've liked to spend some more time at the exhibits at the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory, but every tourist group only gets a certain amount of time inside the DMZ, this did not appear to me to be the tour's fault.

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September 11, 2022

I’m 55, 6 feet tall, and overweight. Doing the tunnel was difficult, but I’m glad I went though. I have been climbing stairs and hill a little lately so I thought it would be no trouble. The bending over for the 10 minutes was difficult and walking up the hill at the end.

September 10, 2022

We had a very interesting tour with Mrs Jung visiting the DMZ. She provided us with a lot of information and interesting facts about the history and current developments. If you are interested to see this part of the country and want to unterstand more about the North-South conflict we would absolutely recommend it. You should know that the time table is very strict but that’s the same with all the tours. We felt we had enough time at each sight but don’t expect to be able to wander around for hours on your own.

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September 8, 2022

Product ID: 63099