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From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Optional North Korean Defector

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63 reviews

Activity provider: Cosmojin Tour Consulting

From Seoul: DMZ Tour with Optional North Korean Defector

Activity provider: Cosmojin Tour Consulting
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Experience the past, present, and future on this tour of the DMZ and surrounding areas. Explore military areas and artifacts of the Korean War with your guide and see the North Korean 3rd Tunnel.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Seoul


  • Learn more about the only divided nations in the world, South and North Korea
  • Go down the 3rd tunnel, built by North Korea to invade the South
  • See the Dora Observatory and the Dorasan Station and hear about unification
  • Discover North Korea from a defector's point of view (optional add-on)
Full description

See the reality of the most divided nation in the world, the DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone). Enter the restricted DMZ zone with your guide and gain access to key sights inside the DMZ on this guided tour from Seoul. See the Imjingak Park, Dora Observatory, and more.

See key areas of security tourism, including the Third Tunnel built for invasion by North Korea, Dora Observatory where you can see North Korea, and Dorasan Station, a wish for unification.

Recent news about the end-of-war declaration means that if you don’t take this opportunity to see the DMZ, you might miss out. Choose to add an optional session to get a North Korean defector to join your tour to learn about their story and an insider's view of their country.

  • Guided DMZ Tour
  • Transportation via bus
  • Entry tickets
  • Hotel pickup (depending on option selected)
  • North Korean Defector to join (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at: Lobby, 1/F, President Hotel, near Seoul City Hall. Make sure to arrive before 7 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Sneakers are required for your safety
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 63 reviews

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I participated in this tour alone because my friend recommended it. Guide's story was great. I learned about North Korea, and I was surprised that there was such a sad story before the splendid appearance of Seoul now. There were many people who participated in the tour alone like me, so it wasn't uncomfortable, and I got used to it quickly due to the guide's consideration. The tour is finished in front of City Hall, there is close to Myeongdong. It was so nice. I recommend this tour.

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January 9, 2023

It was a new DMZ tour with a great Ron from the guide. Looking at North Korea from afar, the guide's endless story is fantastic. When I arrived in Seoul after 2 p.m., the time was so good. If not, I would have overslept in the morning or wasted my morning time, but I had a satisfying day because I hurried back early in the morning.

January 9, 2023

A detailed time program would have been nice to have prior to visit

The guide was fine. Excellent English, useful information. Instead of encouraging us to get something to eat, we would have preferred to have a look around on the bridge and train. We did not have time enough on the different locations, but it felt like we were pushed around. Not interested in the fake station where we had too much time. Completely weird to stop in an amethyst centre.

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August 2, 2019

Product ID: 143286