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Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

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Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Activity provider: I LOVE SEOUL TOUR Lctd
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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 - 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Your centrally located hotel in Seoul. If your hotel or guesthouse is located elsewhere or difficult to access, the guide will meet you in front of the nearest accessible hotel or subway station.

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 by 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. Lookout 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
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
  • 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 month old are free of charge, but no seats are provided.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1302 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Overall a wonderful trip. Very enriching and fruitful. We were guided by the excellent guide Jeong. She was absolutely lovely, spoke very well English and gave us a crash course on the history of the two Koreas on the way to to the border. While there are a lot of stops on the way and it at occasions felt what rushed we had time to see everything including to go down in the 3rd tunnel discovered by the south.

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August 9, 2022

Excursion not to be missed under any circumstances. High place of history and area of major geopolitical tensions, the visit of the DMZ is not to be missed under any circumstances. The organization requires strict adherence to the schedules, but there is a good compromise between guided tour and free time. My guide Jung was very efficient and very precise in her explanations.

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August 5, 2022

The tour was fantastic. Our guide Jung was amazing. She was so knowledgable and kept everything really interesting. Everything ran really smoothly. We also felt like we spent the perfect amount of time at each stop. The bus was lovely and the driver was great too. This tour is definitely worth doing.

July 22, 2022

Product ID: 63099