1. South Korea
  2. Seoul
  3. Korean Demilitarized Zone

Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Product ID: 63099
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Experience the extraordinary Korean Demilitarized Zone on the South Korean side, and learn about the war between the North and South and how the demilitarized strip of land came about. Get a rare glimpse of North Korea from the Ganghwa Peace Observatory.
About this activity
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Duration: 6 - 9 hours
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English

Pickup optional

Pick-up from centrally-located hotels in Seoul. 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.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the extraordinary Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea
  • Get a rare glimpse of North Korea from the Ganghwa Peace Observatory
  • Experience one of the world's most unusual tourism destinations
  • Select the option to enjoy Korean style lunch and real shooting experience.
Itinerary
  • Seoul

  • 1 hour

  • Ganghwa Island (guided tour)

  • 1 hour

  • Imjingak (free time)

  • 1 hour

  • Seoul

  • Seoul (lunch) optional

  • Myeongdong (shooting experience) optional

3 - 6 hours

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Depart Seoul and journey to one of the most unusual tourist destinations in the world at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of South and North Korea. Created by the Korean Armistice Agreements of July 27, 1953, the 155-mile long military demarcation line (MDL) has a 2-kilometer wide demilitarized zone on each side.

Your first stop is Ganghwa Peace Observatory, where you can have the closest and most clear look at North Korean farmlands. Walk around rather untouched paths, enclosed by barbed wires and stop by at 6.25 Veterans Memorial Park where you can learn about the tragic history of Korean War. Close your eyes and take a moment to think about their sacrifices.

Later, travel to Imjingak Park, a part of Paju DMZ, where many statues and monuments regarding the Korean War can be seen. Discover the Bridge of Freedom used by repatriated POWs and soldiers. At the end of the tour, arrive back to Seoul by 2:40 PM.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Hotel pickup from centrally located Seoul hotels
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Shooting experience (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• During any pandemic situation, visiting some places may be prohibited by the government or military
• Since the DMZ is operated by the military, the trip may be cancelled without prior notice
• Tour not available on national holidays
• Tour open to all tourists. No country restrictions, age limits or dress codes apply
• Tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• A current valid passport is required
• The schedule may be subject to change due to the weather and military reasons. 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
• The local partner reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. In this case, you will not be entitled to a refund

From US$ 45 per person

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Product ID: 63099