Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Awesome, impressing to discover this world. Would recommend it to All.
A highly informative and fascinating tour providing a solid background to those not familiar with the history of the area. The tour is run in two parts: the DMZ/3rd Tunnel in the morning and the JSA/Panmunjom after lunch where the tour group composition may change (various tour operators need to work with others so that there is a consolidated group to visit the JSA). The tour guides were very knowledgeable and had excellent English, the second was very firm (almost militaristic in style) yet still highly informative. The highlight was the JSA part of the tour where I visited the T2 building installation. While it was a little tense with all the rules and strict instructions - I learned a lot on this tour on the 38th Parallel - highly recommended.
The JSA portion of the tour is the real hit. Do this piece at all costs and make sure you send in your passport scan in advance. Don't wait for the tour company to ask you.
Excellent guide and very well organized. Highly recommend including JSA Panmunjom with the DMZ trip.
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.
Very Interesting. The highlight of the tour was the JSA. Would recommend this trip to anyone travelling to Seoul, a must see.
Fascinating tour, tour guides were friendly and informative. The JSA part of the tour is definitely worth paying extra to see, to be on the border is quite a thrilling experience. We didn't get to see Bridge of No Return as it was off limits that day, which is fine, but I wish the tour guide had informed us as a group that it was closed. I only found out because I overheard the guide talking to another tourist. But that's only minor detail, overall it's a fantastic trip. Make sure you wear appropriate outfits to get the most of it all.
My husband and I enjoyed this trip immensely. We had taken the tour 37 years ago, and it was interesting to see how the tour has changed and more information is availed the public. The tour is well worth the money.
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.
The tour guide was very detailed and passionate about the subject matter. The tour was the highlight of my visit to Korea.
Michelle our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining in her rapid-fire delivery. To have personal attention helps to bring the reality of the place to life. One cannot help but feel a frisson of fear to see armed soldiers squatting in ditches and mine danger signs behind barbed wire fences. To walk along the third tunnel and ascend to the surface is a worthwhile experience, as is the view over the observatory wall. The huge, empty station is a testament to man's hope for peace and unity. I was unable to attend the JSA Panmunjon Touw and so cannot comment on that.
A truly wonderful tour - deep in history and 'tense' moments :)
Was a dream come true for me to actually see the line separation between North and South Korea.
Tour guides were excellent in providing deep historical background, good lunch (could be better though), value for money package