Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Group Tour from Seoul

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Curious about visiting the DMZ from Seoul?

The DMZ is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to see the Joint Security Area, where North and South Korean soldiers stand face to face, and to visit other sites such as the Observatory, which provides a view of North Korea across the border.

Short Information

Availability
Depends on the Tour Option
Language
English, Chinese & Korean
Booking due
4 Days
Meeting location
- Hongik University Station
- Namsan Yejang Bus Parking Lot
- Dongdaemun Culture & History Park
Included
- Round Transportation
- Admission Fees
- English & Chinese speaking staff
Note
Passport is needed for joining this tour.

Overview

***The DMZ Paju (Camp Greaves) tour is unavailable for reservation until the end of March due to circumstances at the military base.***

 

Four Different Tour Options Available:
1) Gimpo DMZ
2) Paju DMZ – 3rd Tunnel 
3) Paju DMZ – Camp Greaves (Closed until the end of Mar)
4) Cheorwon DMZ

 

 

About DMZ 

 

The DMZ, or Demilitarized Zone, is approximately 4 kilometers wide and is designed to serve as a buffer zone between the two countries (South and North Korea). It is one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world, with barbed wire fences, landmines, and military installations on both sides.

 

It is also home to a unique ecosystem that has developed over the years due to the absence of human activity. It has become a sanctuary for many rare and endangered species of plants and animals.

 

DMZ Tour

 

 

our DMZ Tour Highlights:

 

Unlike other common DMZ tours, this DMZ tour offers more diverse experiences in several regional DMZs, such as Gimpo, Paju, and Cheorwon.

 

 

1. Gimpo DMZ Tour 

 

The highlight of the Gimpo DMZ tour is visiting the observatory, which is the closest to Seoul and the closest to see North Korea. You can use the telescope at the observatory to see North Koreans living. Also, you can go inside the battleship that participated in the actual battlefield and see the vividness of the Korean navy’s actual life.

 

Gimpo DMZ

 

 

 

2. Paju DMZ – 3rd Tunnel Tour 

 

Embark on an unforgettable journey through history and heritage on our exclusive Paju DMZ tour in Korea. Begin your adventure at Imjingak, a park symbolizing the hopes for reunification, before venturing to the historic Freedom Bridge, a poignant testament to the Korean War. Add an optional ride on the Peace Gondola for a unique perspective on this iconic landscape.

 

The pinnacle of the tour is an awe-inspiring visit to the 3rd Tunnel, a clandestine passageway burrowed beneath the DMZ. Cap off your day at the Dora Observatory, where you can gaze across the border into North Korean territory, a thrilling glimpse into a land veiled in mystery.

 

 

 

 

3. Paju DMZ – Camp Greaves Tour 
***The DMZ Paju (Camp Greaves) tour is unavailable for reservation until the end of March due to circumstances at the military base.***

 

Unlike other DMZ tours, Paju DMZ Tour offers you a different experience. Camp Greaves, located in the DMZ in Paju, was the place where U.S. troops were stationed during the Korean War, and was returned to the Korean government after the armistice agreement.

 

Currently, it has been transformed into a peace and security experience facility, where you can experience special activities such as making your own ‘Dog Tag(soldiers’ metal chain identification)’ and wearing military uniforms. In addition, you can observe North Korean land from the Odusan Observatory.

 

 

 

4. Cheorwon DMZ Tour 

 

The Cheorwon DMZ tour will visit several places, including the Labor Party Building, the Battlefield of the White Horse Hill, Goseokjeong pavilion and the Peace Observatory.

 

The Labor Party building was actually used by North Korea in the past, and there were lots of marks of bullets during the Korean War, so you can feel the vividness of the war.

 

Some days, people can’t visit due to the national security situation. The Battlefield of the White Horse Hill is the place where the fiercest battle took place in the Korean War, and there are still many remains that have not been found.

 

As a highlight of this tour, you will explore the 150m deep 2nd Tunnel located right under DMZ.

 

Cheorwon DMZ

 

 

Price

Tour Type Price

Gimpo DMZ Tour 
(Every Friday)

Adult

US$62.00/person

Children 
(3~ 17 years old)

US$56.00/person

Paju - 3rd Tunnel Tour
(Every Wednesday & Thursday)

Adult

US$51.00/person

Children 
(3~ 17 years old)

US$48.00/person

Paju - Camp Greaves Tour
(Every Tuesday)

Adult

US$87.00/person

Children 
(3~ 17 years old)

US$82.00/person

Cheorwon DMZ Tour
(Every Monday)

Adult

US$71.00/person

Children 
(3~ 17 years old)

US$71.00/person

All Options Include:

  • Admission Fees
  • Round Transportation
  • English & Chinese speaking staff

NOT Included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Traveler's Insurance
  • Personal expenses

**NOTE

- Children under 36 months old are free of charge, but they don't get a seat.
- Please inform us if you will bring a baby stroller or wheelchair (not possible for the Paju Tour)
- Tours will not be available on Korean National holiday

Itinerary

1) Gimpo DMZ
2) Paju DMZ - 3rd Tunnel
3) Paju DMZ - Camp Greaves
4) Cheorwon

 

 

 

Op 1) "Gimpo  Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)" Tour 

Available on Fridays (except from National Holidays)

 

 

 

 

 

07:40 am

Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10

08:00 am

Depart from Namsan Yejang Bus Parking Lot
(~5 mins walk from Myeongdong Station Exit 1)

08:30 am

Depart from Hongik University Station Exit 3

09:40 am Arrive at Aegibong Pease Ecopark
- 10:30 am leave for Jogang observatory
10:40 am

Arrive at Jogang Observatory
- 11:50 am leave for Daemyeong Port

12:20 pm Arrive at Daemyeong Port
- Lunch ( not included)
- Gimpo Marine Park
- Deokpojin Fort

- 15:20 pm leave for Seoul
16:10 ~ 16:50 pm

Arrive at Seoul
- Hongik University Station
- Myeongdong Station Lotte Department Store
- Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Op 2) "Paju  DMZ - 3rd Tunnel" Tour 

Available on Wednesday & Thursday (except from National Holidays)

 

**This tour can be suddenly cancelled due to security reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

06:20 am

Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10

06:30 am

Depart from Namsan Yejang Bus Parking Lot

(~5 mins walk from Myeongdong Station Exit 1)

07:00 am

Depart from Hongik University Station Exit 3

08:00 am

Arrive at Imjingak Park
-  Imjingak Park Freedom bridge
- Imjingag Peace Gondola (optional; pay on site)
- Take monorail
- The 3rd Tunnel
- Dora Observatory
- 15:00 pm leave for Seoul

16:00 ~ 16:50 pm

Arrive at Seoul
- Hongik University Station
- Myeongdong Station Lotte Department Store
- Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Op 3) "Paju  DMZ - Camp Greaves" Tour 

Available on Tuesday (except from National Holidays)

 

**This tour can be suddenly cancelled due to security reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

07:10 am

Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10

07:20 am

Depart from Namsan Yejang Bus Parking Lot

(~5 mins walk from Myeongdong Station Exit 1)

08:00 am

Depart from Hongik University Station Exit 3

09:00 am

Arrive at Imjingak Park
 -Imjingak, Freedom Bridge
- Imjingak Peace Gondola & Gallery Greaves
- Lunch Time

13:00 pm

Arrive at Camp Graves
- Wear Military uniform
- Make your own Dog Tag

15:40 pm

Arrive at Odusan Observatory

18:00~18:40 pm

Arrive at Seoul
- Hongik University Station
- Myeongdong Station Lotte Department Store
- Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Op 4) "Cheorwon Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)" Tour 

Available on Mondays (except from National Holidays)

 

**This tour can be suddenly cancelled due to security reasons.
**This tour is NOT baby stroller or wheelchair friendly due to the steep slope.

 

 

 

 

 

07:20 am

Depart from Hongik University Station Exit 4

08:00 am

Depart from Namsan Yejang Bus Parking Lot
(~5 mins walk from Myeongdong Station Exit 1)

08:10 am

Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10

10:00 am Arrive at Goseokjeong National Tourist Area
- 12:00 pm Leave for DMZ
13:30 pm Arrive at DMZ Durumi Peace Town
- Peace Observatory
- 2nd Tunnel
- Woljeong-re Station
16:30 pm

Arrive at Baekma Hill 
- Memorial Monument

17:30 pm

Arrive at Labor party building
- 17:40 pm Leave for Seoul

19:30 ~ 20:10 pm

Arrive at Seoul
- Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station
- Myeongdong Station Lotte Department Store
- Hongik University Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR All TOURS:

** You MUST present your PASSPORT to join any of this tours.

** This itinerary is for reference only and is subject to change depending on the traffic and weather conditions on the tour date.

Map

 

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Pickup/Meeting Location

1. Hongik University Station
2. Namsan Yejang Bus Parking Lot
3. Dongdaemun Culture and History Park

 

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Please make sure to add the following in the Special Request box:

- All participants' Full Name as in their passport
- All participants' Passport Number
- All participants' Birth dates (Ex. 1999-01-01)

Reminders

  • Showing your passport is required to join this tour. ( if you don't bring your passport, your access will be denied)
  • Please make sure to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 min prior to the departure time.
  • If you do not arrive on time, it will be considered a NO SHOW and no refunds will be given.
  • Free of charge for kids under 3 years (36 months) old but no seat is provided in case the bus is full.
  • Baby stroller or Wheelchair is not available due to the steep slope
  • The tour can be canceled due to security reasons.
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on the traffic and weather conditions on the tour date.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund: 5 business days (by 17:00 pm KST) before the selected date
  • No refund: After 5 days, Late Arrival or No show

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Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Group Tour from Seoul

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  1. Br*** P***     

    very nice guide and very competent

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    FM*** L***     

    The tour was arranged well and the viewings in the Ecopark and observatory were great. Also the battleship was nice to see but I prefer a shorter time between both locations and skip the fishmarket..it doesn’t match with the tour. But overall nice to experience

    • KoreaTravelEasy    

      Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We will certainly pass your suggestions to our partner and make sure to keep improving our tours. Thank you so much.

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