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DMZ and 3rd Tunnel Tour from Seoul with North Korean Defector and Hotel Pick-Up Instant Confirmation

Imjingak Park

Discover many historic monuments in Imjingak Park

See a full picture of the Korean Demilitarized Zone on this DMZ tour that will take you to the 3rd Tunnel, Dora Observatory and Dorasan Station. Take the rare opportunity to converse with a defector and learn about the reality of life in North Korea.

  • Imjingak Park
  • Rusted train at Imjingak
  • Prayer Ribbons at Imjingak
  • Imjingak Park
  • Discover the sites of interests around Korea's DMZ
  • DMZ Tour from Seoul
  • DMZ Theater and Exhibition
This unique Korea DMZ tour puts you in the company of a North Korean defector who will join the tour to share their insights about life in the mysterious North. An expert guide will discuss the history of the divided Koreas as you visit highlights like the Third Tunnel, Dora Observatory and Dorasan Station.
Please Note: The DMZ is subject to sudden closures by the United Nations Command (UNC) due to various military activities and security reasons. If the DMZ is unavailable, you can still get close to the border with a Northern Limit Line Tour from Seoul which includes a visit to the Korean War Memorial.
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The DMZ is a highly guarded area and prone to closures. Please click the link above to learn more.
Price
Standard Tour without Lunch
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Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 61.43
USD 61.43
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 61.43
USD 61.43
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Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 61.43
USD 61.43
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 61.43
USD 61.43
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 6.5 - 7 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide / Q&A with a North Korean defector
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 07:55-08:10 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Seoul or Check-in at President Hotel Lobby
  • 08:10 Imjingak Park
    Prayer Ribbons at Imjingak The first stop is the Imjingak Park where you will find many statues and monuments relating to the Korean War. Constructed with the unification of the people of the North and South in mind, the park includes a place for those in the South to pray for long lost family members or friends in the North.
  • ID Check at the Unification Bridge
    Please have your passport ready for the ID check at the Unification Bridge.
  • DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall
    DMZ Theater and Exhibition Upon your arrival at DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall, discover various displays of aritfacts during the war including letters, weapons and more.
  • The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
    info_photo_467_1 Running at a depth of 73 meters below the ground, the Third Tunnel of Aggression was dicovered by the South in the 1970s. It is believed that the tunnel was dug by the North as a military invasion or infiltration route.

    *Please note that photography is not permitted in the tunnel.
  • Dora Observatory
    New Dora Observatory Reach the nearest observation post to North Korea, the Dora Observatory. See North Korea's third largest city, Kaeseong City as well as the "Propaganda Village" through the binoculars. It looks like an ordinary border village on a clear day, but is a deserted town in reality.
  • Dorasan Station
    DSC_0192 Arrive at the northernmost train station in South Korea. Although unused, the train station symbolizes the hope for unification of the two Koreas. Make sure to find the sign in the station which reads “Not the last station from the South, but the first station toward the North."
  • Question and Answer with a North Korean Defector
    DMZ Tour from Seoul There are over 30,000 North Koreans who escaped their country over the years due to various reasons. Get to talk with a North Korean defector and ask insightful questions about the life in the North. The defector only speaks in Korean but your guide will be translating the answers to English.
  • Amethyst or Ginseng Center
    Fresh Korean ginseng After the intense tour of historic and current events, visit either an amethyst or ginseng center and learn about the benefits of these Korean-made products.
  • 14:30 Tour Ends at Myeongdong or President Hotel
Package detail / Schedule
Standard Tour with Lunch
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 70.21
USD 70.21
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 70.21
USD 70.21
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 7 & over)
USD 70.21
USD 70.21
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 70.21
USD 70.21
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 6.5 - 7 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide / Q&A with a North Korean defector
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 07:55-08:10 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Seoul or Check-in at President Hotel Lobby
  • 08:10 Imjingak Park
    Prayer Ribbons at Imjingak The first stop is the Imjingak Park where you will find many statues and monuments relating to the Korean War. Constructed with the unification of the people of the North and South in mind, the park includes a place for those in the South to pray for long lost family members or friends in the North.
  • ID Check at the Unification Bridge
    Please have your passport ready for the ID check at the Unification Bridge.
  • DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall
    DMZ Theater and Exhibition Upon your arrival at DMZ Theater and Exhibition Hall, discover the various displays of aritfacts during the war including letters, weapons and more. Watch a video about the Korean War and learn about the four infiltration tunnels.
  • The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
    info_photo_467_1 Running at a depth of 73 meters below the ground, the Third Tunnel of Aggression was dicovered by the South in the 1970s. It is believed that the tunnel was dug by the North as a military invasion or infiltration route.

    *Please note that photography is not permitted in the tunnel.
  • Dora Observatory
    New Dora Observatory Reach the nearest observation post to North Korea, the Dora Observatory. See North Korea's third largest city, Kaeseong City as well as the "Propaganda Village" through the binoculars. It looks like an ordinary border village on a clear day, but is a deserted town in reality.
  • Dorasan Station
    DSC_0192 Arrive at the northernmost train station in South Korea. Although unused, the train station symbolizes the hope for unification of the two Koreas. Make sure to find the sign in the station which reads “Not the last station from the South, but the first station toward the North."
  • Question and Answer with a North Korean Defector
    DMZ Tour from Seoul There are over 30,000 North Koreans who escaped their country over the years due to various reasons. Get to talk with a North Korean defector and ask insightful questions about the life in the North. The defector only speaks in Korean but your guide will be translating the answers to English.
  • Amethyst or Ginseng Center
    Fresh Korean ginseng After the intense tour of historic and current events, visit either an amethyst or ginseng center and learn about the benefits of these Korean-made products.
  • 14:00 Lunch in Seoul
    Bibimbap lunch Depart back to Seoul and savor a tasty bowl of Bibimbap. Literally translated as "mixed rice", bibimbap is a traditional healthy food of warm white rice topped with vegetables or meat. Enjoy the harmony of different flavors and textures brought by a variety of ingredients all in one bowl!
  • 14:30 Tour Ends at Myeongdong
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • The DMZ is under strict military jurisdiction. Scheduled tours may be changed or canceled without prior notice. In case of special situations (i.e. heavy rain or snow and military training), you will take the following tour instead:

      Hotel → Odusan Unification Observatory → Imjingak (Mangbaedan Alter - Gyeongui Train Line Steam Locomotive - Bunker - The Bridge of Freedom) → The War Memorial of Korea → Drop-off at Myeongdong
    • Guests with serious fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), heart and cardiovascular issues, asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to enter the Third Tunnel. Walking through the Third Tunnel is not required. Guests may opt out and choose to stay in the bus, exhibition room or souvenir store.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Passport
    • Walking shoes
    • ID card for Korean citizens
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Every tourist has to use the authorized bus and follow the time and photo regulations. The operator cannot be held responsible for any personal incidents or losses during the tour.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Depending on the traffic in Seoul, the pick-up service may occasionally be delayed.
    • Please note that pick-up from other hotels is available at an additional fee of 10,000 KRW per person payable on site.
    • The tour is not available every Monday and during National Holidays (except Korean's New Year and Thanksgiving Day). However, if the National Holiday falls on a weekend, this tour might operate.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 6.5 - 7 hour(s)
Availability Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch

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The DMZ tour with the North Korean defector was a memorable and unforgettable experience. Definitely a must do when visiting Korea for the first time. This tour gained me more knowledge and a better u...more
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