The tour guide was excellent. Picked up on time at my hotel. Very informative tour of the DMZ
The comfort of the motor coach was wonderful. Went on a Sunday so less traffic. You must bring your passport.
An excellent, interesting, and informative day. It's not often that you get to go somewhere as unique and daunting as the DMZ so the experience would have been good regardless, but the vast knowledge of the tour guides really help give a better perspective on the history and current situation. I would definitely recommend this one for anyone visiting South Korea.
The guide was very entertaining and full of information. Going to the DMZ was quite an experience and really brought home the sadness of the Korean War even after all these years. We strongly recommend including the JSA Tour. We weren't in the blue building a long time but it was worth the trip. Was awesome seeing US troops at work and being able to tell them how much we appreciate their service. The DMZ tour was in the morning, then the group was split for those going on for the JSA tour. Some of the morning DMZ group did not know they had to plan in advance for JSA so please make a note that you must plan ahead. For Viator we had to send passports 7 days in advance. Once in South Korea the guide said you had to submit passports a minimum of 48 hrs in advance. You can't decide at the last minute you want to go and you'll wish you had made plans for this once in a lifetime experience.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself in this tour. Tour guide Sunny was very professional and engaging at the same time. Keeping a relatively large group of 29 people entertained constantly. She could explain about virtually anything and everything with regards to the DMZ. If you love history and want to know about the conflict between North and South Korea, it is highly recommended that you join this tour.
It was very interesting to see the past and present of DMZ. The tour itself was very well organized and informative. Highly recommended!
It was a complete day, with no sites cancelled or shut. The lunch provided was fantastic and filling. The guides were excellant and informative. I enjoyed it that much that I now plan to see the DMZ from the northern side.
Great value for money but the ginseng factory could have done differently, we were tired at the end of the day and we felt pressured to buy at inflated prices, what does the Ginseng factory have to do with the DMZ ?
A short trip to the border. A great historical tour wlith a guide who explained things very clearly, one part of the DMZ was closed for military exercises but other than that a good time.
Yi Chieh H
The tour is interesting and DMZ and JSA are really worth a visit. The first guide is funny and knowledgeable. The second guide is experienced. We were allowed to enter the blue building and taking lots of photos. Also, we visited the memorial plaque for the victims of Axe Murder Incident by bus.
But the schedule is very tight and the agent modified my nationality made me felt really bad.
Our tour guide was awesome. Her American name is Sunny and she was so personable and gave so much history of not just the DMZ itself, but a significant amount of info about her country. She utilized all time efficiently knowing that the places visited would be packed and have limited time to site see once we were off the bus. She prepped our group on the bus with history of her people, dmz history, and what we would encounter at each site visited. I feel the information I walked away with was so much more fruitful than had I just visited the sites and look up the info by myself. After our tour I compared our info with a family member who took the USO tour (supposedly one of the best tours) and she said she felt we received more history and information as a whole :) honestly I feel that a tour is only as good as its guide and Sunny has so much heart four her country and it showed in her presentation!
This half day trip to the DMZ was very good indeed, and excellent value all round. The pickup from my hotel was efficient, although it was a while before we actually left the city limits to head north on account of the usual additional hotel pickups and group organization rendezvous. Dora, our guide, was very interesting and motivated, and she did her very best to keep the group involved and on the move (in particular, her time-keeping was exceptional). Everything we saw in the DMZ was per the plan, and I was very satisfied indeed. The only thing that could be dropped from the itinerary, in my opinion, was the visit to the ginseng outlet right at the end of the trip, when most people wanted to have lunch and get on with the rest of their day.
Tour was great - our guide (Dora Kim) was very engaging and entertaining and spoke great English. Short stops at each location but enough for a relaxed look around and some photo ops. The infiltration tunnel is hard going but definitely worth it - nothing quite like it. The bus to the DMZ from the hotel was small and packed but comfortable enough for the 1 hour trip. The large bus we switched to for the tour was comfy and had AC. Back on the small bus to Seoul but we were dropped at random locations - not back at the hotel. This is the only complaint about the tour.
Nice day. Interesting to be able to see into the DMZ and North Korea
Our guide was lovely and entertaining.
There was too little time at each stop - we practically raced through the museum at the DMZ which was a pity as it was actually quite interesting.
The ginseng shop stop at the end was - while educational - too much of a hard sell.
The tour to the DMZ was very interesting. Our guide was great. However, upon returning to Seoul, we were taken to a Ginsing factory/store with no option to opt out and then dropped off in the center of town without directions or clarification that this was the end of the tour.
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