This tour is about North & South Korea war history. Tourists who have high curiosity about the war or want to know deeply about Korea should partake in this tour.
What to Expect
The 3rd tunnel is one of the main spots for this tour. Enter the tunnel to reach the Doran observatory. If the weather is good enough, you can see the North Korea without the telescope. The demilitarized (DMZ) area is the closest district to North Korea. Please be patient and be careful when you enter and enjoy the tour.
DMZ Tour Tourists must bring Passport on day of tour.
DMZ Tour is open to all tourists.
No country restrictions, no age limit for DMZ tour
Since the DMZ and JSA are operated by the military, the trip may be canceled without prior notice.
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
This is perhaps one of the most unusual tourist destinations in the world. The DMZ was created by the Korean Armistice Agreements, which was signed on July 27, 1953. The Armistice created a 155-mile long military demarcation line (MDL) with a 2 km wide demilitarized zone on each side of it (for a total width of 4 km). It has been more than half a century since Korea was divided, and exchanges between the North and the South were stopped at the DMZ.
The 3rd Tunnel
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1,635 meters in length, 2 meters in width, 2 meters in height, and is located 52 km from Seoul. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally made to invade North Korea, but, their insistence was proven untrue as the explosions used to make the tunnel face southward.
Dora Observatory is on the South Korean side of the 38th parallel. Situated on top of Dorasan (Mount Dora), the observatory looks across the Demilitarized Zone. It is the part of South Korea closest to the North. Visitors can catch a rare glimpse of the reclusive North Korean state through binoculars from the 304 square feet, 500-person capacity observatory. They will be able to see the North Korean propaganda village situated in the DMZ, a remnant of the old prosperity of the North, and can see as far as the city of Kaesong. The observatory is very close to the Third Tunnel (Third North Korean Infiltration Tunnel), a massive North Korean-dug tunnel which was planned as a pathway for invasion to the South if war had erupted and it had not been discovered. The Dorasan Station, also nearby, is designed to be the station that connects the railroads of the South and North one day in the future.
Hotel (*free pick-up service) → Imjingak Park → Freedom Bridge → Passby Unification Village → DMZ Theater → Exhibition Hall → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dorasan Observatory → Dorasan Train Station → Imjingak Park → Ginseng Center or Amethyst Factory → Drop off at City Hall Subway Station or Myeongdong Lotte Hotel
- Entrance fees / Round-trip shared transfer / Local guide / Transport by air-conditioned coach of minivan / Hotel pick-up / Lunch
Know Before You Go
• Minimum 2 people apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
• Closed Mondays, National Holidays.
• All Tourists must bring Passport on day of tour.
• DMZ Tour is open to all tourists.
• No country restrictions, no age limit, no dress code for DMZ Tour.
• Not wheelchair accessible
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
• Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result of this, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
• Cancellation Policy
No-shows or any cancellations within 3 days of the tour means 100% of total cost will be charged.