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From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: PLK Travel

From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

Activity provider: PLK Travel

From US$ 67 per person

Visit the 3rd infiltration tunnel, Dora Observatory, and Gamaksan Bridge for scenic views and its war story. See South Korea's DMZ and learn about the two Koreas with your guide.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup optional
Accommodation pickup and drop-off service is available only for Seoul City.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Suspension Bridge which was a fierce battle field during the Korean War
  • Explore the 3rd infiltration tunnel and learn how North Korea planned to attack
  • Enjoy a private tour on a lake of Majang Suspension Bridge (if option selected)
  • See tunnels that were built to invade South Korea from the North side
  • Learn about the battle at Gamaksan suspension bridge, and take in the scenery
Full description

Choose options of pickup, private tour, or meet your guide before traveling together to the DMZ. See Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a historical steam locomotive. Travel to a tunnel dug by North Korea, see observatories and visit the unification villages in the DMZ.

Drop by 3 stops at Imjingak - Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a steam locomotive that was destroyed during the Korean war. Board a bus with your guide (or group) and continue on to the DMZ.

Visit four different places within the DMZ. First, arrive at The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel by walking (or monorail if private option is selected) and see a tunnel dug by North Koreans to invade South Korea. Next, explore Dorasan Observatory, the northernmost observatory of North Korean territory.

Then arrive at Dorasan Station, which is the northernmost station in South Korea, connected to Pyeongyang Station. You’ll also have a chance to visit some Unification Villages during your tour of the DMZ.

Finally, visit the suspension bridge at Gamaksan, where the allied forces fought a fierce battle in the Korean War. Take a 15 to 20-minute hike and marvel at the stunning natural beauty at the top of the bridge.

For a private tour, you can select to visit the Majang Suspension Bridge at beautiful Majang lake which was the scene of a battle in the Korean War. It has now been turned into a scenic destination with the longest suspension bridge in South Korea, where you can walk the 256-meter bridge.

Includes
  • Licensed professional tour guide
  • Roundtrip transfer from Seoul
  • Admission fees to DMZ
  • Monorail Tour in 3rd Tunnel (Private Tour Option)
  • Walking Tour in 3rd Tunnel (Shared Tour Option)
  • Lunch
  • Travel Insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All guests must bring a valid passport to access DMZ
  • DMZ is a military area and can be closed suddenly without any notice. It could also have military presence. An alternative tour will be provided or a refund offered if the DMZ is closed
  • Bounded by DMZ regulations, tours in DMZ are group tours, while your private guide will accompany you if you select the private tour of the DMZ
  • Traffic may affect the transfer times
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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Gina and Sebastian are such lovely and very competent tour guides! I was surprised of how much I could get from this tour. Hence why, for this price, I‘m more than happy and I can see their effort for providing a good tour. What I especially like is, that, they gave us plenty of free time to take pictures and look at the place by our own. I‘ve taken several tour guides to the DMZ and this is one of the best ones I‘ve chosen. Unlike other tour guides, this one is not exhausting at all. You will not be tired of the tour although it starts at around 6:30am. But for a special reason: The DMZ only accepts around 400 visitors per day. That Gina and Sebastian are able to make reservations is a lot of effort as well. You will be more than happy at the end of the tour.

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November 28, 2022

The tour is well organised and a good experience to explore the DMZ. I really recommend it at it is one of the very few spots in the world where you can experience a completely other site than the usual tourist spots. A few more informations about the Korean war, traditions and the actual situation would be nice.

December 7, 2022

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Great tour and our guide, Paul was super knowledgable, kind and went over and beyond to ensure we had an enjoyable experience. Would recommend to anyone wanting to experience the DMZ and know general information and history about Korea and the war.

October 9, 2022

Product ID: 430077