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A unique experience of a illusionised boundary

A very enthusiastic your guide Ms. Grace who not only explained the history of formation of DMZ but also was emphatic about becoming a united Korea one day.

DMZ Afternoon Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Ujwal, 05/15/2019

A deeper experience than just a bus ride to the JSA

I was really glad that we booked this tour with our guide, Shrek. The JSA had recently been closed, and that could be a killer for other tours. But for the Private DMZ Spy Tour, there was still plenty to see. The best part of the tour is the visit to the military outpost, where we really began to understand the dynamics of the DMZ. Shrek was excellent in both his knowledge and communication, so I was able to ask him many questions about North Korea, the 2 countries' relations, and anything else. He was balanced and thoughtful in his responses, which was much better than him just showing a SK bias (as other guides might). The tour also had stops at the presidential palace (where the NK spies tried an ambush in the 70's), the observatory, and it would have included the JSA if it had been open. We also used Shrek's car, so that added a great deal to the trip's convenience and flexibility. Overall, I'm really glad we did the DMZ Spy Tour. It was worth the extra money.

The guide knows a lot! Valuable information!

The tour was amazing. I learned a lot about history and the current status of North and South Korea. The best part was the guide Han. HE KNOWS A LOT AND WAS WILLING TO SHARE ALL HIS KNOWLEDGE. Totally recommend.

Seoul: DMZ Tour With a North Korean Defector Reviewed by Lucas, 04/06/2019

The only tour with unlimited access to a NK refugee.

The only way to visit the border is through a tour. This particular tour offers full access to a North Korean refugee. You will visit the area near the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Tunnel and the border railroad station. You’ll be able to ask any questions you wish of the refugee on the 90 minute ride back to Seoul. The tour guide will act as the interpreter. I honestly enjoyed this portion of the tour the most. Most people will be tired and shy (it’s a long day) and have no questions. You should ask as many questions as you wish because no other tour has this benefit. No question is off limits. Be warned the bus will also make a stop at a ginseng store where you will hear a sales pitch on the health benefits of Korean ginseng. One BIG warning: There are literally dozens of border tours daily with multiple companies. Thus, when you go to the pick up place (President Hotel) it will be extremely confusing. Just go in the lobby and ask.

Seoul: DMZ Tour With a North Korean Defector Reviewed by Steven, 11/11/2018

Great full day tour with knowledgeable guide!

The jsa DMZ tour was awesome! Our tour guide, SP was very nice and knowledgeable. The tour itself was very long but packed with a lot of activities. Make sure to follow the dress code although collard shirts weren't necessary, just look nice.

From Seoul: DMZ Zone and JSA Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/16/2018