Travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the Joint Security Area (JSA) to see the border that divides North and South Korea on this guided, full-day adventure from Seoul. Learn about the role of the DMZ and JSA from the time of the Korean War to modern day. Visit Imjingak Park, the DMZ Museum, the Third Infiltration Tunnel, the Freedom House, the Bridge of No Return and much more. Plus, look across the DMZ into North Korea from the Dora Observatory. Lunch, entrance fees and hotel pickup are included.

Highlights

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA) tour from Seoul
  • See the demarcation of North Korea and South Korea at the infamous border with an expert guide
  • Visit Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall
  • Stop by the JSA’s Freedom House and learn about Bridge of No Return near Panmunjom
  • Learn about the Korean War and the tumultuous history of the once-unified country
  • Round-trip coach transport and lunch included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Once you are on the north side of the building, you are technically in North Korea! You’ll be able to take a picture of Bridge of No Return and learn all the thrilling stories from your local guide.

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What You Can Expect

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

Panmunjom Truce Village

After a hotel pickup in downtown Seoul, travel to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most protected border, dividing North and South Korea since the Korean War.
Visit Imjingak Park to see the artillery that was used during the Korean War. Walk to the Freedom Bridge and learn about the nearly 13,000 POWs who crossed it on their path to freedom in South Korea. See the Third Infiltration Tunnel, one of four known tunnels under the border between North Korea and South Korea.
At the DMZ Museum, take a look at the photographs and war artifacts on display. Then head to the Dora Observatory to look across the DMZ into North Korea and learn about life on the other side. After a stop at the restored Dorasan Station, the railway station that once connected North and South Korea, proceed to the Unification Village to see what life is like in this small farming community.
Stop for lunch a local restaurant before beginning the second half of the tour, the Joint Security Area (JSA) or Panmunjom, a former ‘truce village’ that is now used for diplomatic dialogue between North and South Korea.
Identifications will be verified at a checkpoint, then stop at Camp Bonifas, formerly a United Nations Command military post located 400 meters south of the DMZ. Here, enjoy a slideshow with historical facts about the JSA’s significance. 
Visit the Freedom House, a facility that functions as a liaison between North and South Korea, and finally, the Bridge of No Return, first used for POW exchanges in 1953.
The tour ends with a return trip to Seoul.

Customer Reviews

Ahmed N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

all the trip was amazing

LFG M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very cool tour. Especially the JSA part. Very effeciently run. It gives great insight and information about the history of the 2 koreas. Also being right in the middle of the DMZ on the exact border under UN protection makes it rather special.

Tyrone G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very enjoyable - we did the full all-day tour. Highlights were walking down to the third tunnel, and going to the JSA Panmunjom complex. Our tour guide for the morning, Sunny, was terrific. She provided lots of insights and information, and was a pleasure to be with. I recommend this tour for others.

Victor R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a great experience. We enjoy all the activities, this trip was really nice!

Lloyd B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a great tour! I definitely recommend this tour.

david

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Do book the joint DMZ and JSA tour as those who book the DMZ only tour will miss visiting the blue huts at the actual border in the JSA. You will need a reasonable level of fitness to go down the tunnel under the border,going down is easy but the steep climb back up is a hard slog. At the bottom of the tunnel where it levels out it is difficult to stand upright if you are over 5ft tall,so you have to walk to where the tunnel is sealed in a stooped position,hard hats provided.There isn't much to see at the end of the tunnel but worth going for the experience. When in the JSA you will go inside the blue huts that straddle the actual border,once inside you can take photos standing inside DPRK.
A very good tour with a decent lunch provided, Highly recommend

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tensions were running high between the North and South Korean governments when we were scheduled to go. The South had just issued some major economic sanctions the day prior. We were thrilled that the tour was moving forward. We enjoyed learning about the historical context and timeline and exploring the Third Tunnel was interesting. The highlight for us, though, was visiting the JSA. Being right on the border and seeing the opposing sides' soldiers standing literally just meters away from each other. Do not do the DMZ tour without the JSA component. That would be a regret.

sri vishnu c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

it was awesome. very courteous and hospitable tour guide.

the special vegetarian meal they made for me was fantastic.

Samuel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Really good tour!
Worth every penny.
Dont expect too much about the lunch though.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic. Had a great time!

Will do a Viator tour again.

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