Camp Bonifas Tours

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Camp Bonifas is a Republic of Korea Army base located approximately 400 meters from the southern boundary of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North Korea and South Korea. Although security is tight, and certain clearances and rules need to be strictly adhered to, it is possible to explore the military camp as part of an organized tour.

Camp Bonifas is home to the United Nations Command Security Battalion for the Joint Security Area (JSA), who are responsible for enforcing the 1953 armistice agreement between the two countries. Previously known as Camp Kitty Hawk, the base was renamed Camp Bonifas in 1986, 10 years after JSA officer Captain Arthur G. Bonifas was murdered by North Korean guards in an event known as the ‘Axe Murder Incident.’ 1st Lt. Mark T. Barrett (posthumously promoted to Captain) was also killed in the attack.

While touring the site, visitors will notice that Camp Bonifas is home to a one-hole golf course. Being surrounded on three sides by unexploded minefields, this is quite rightly referred to as the most dangerous golf course in the world.

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Visitors will need their passports to enter the base, and official clearance is required ahead of time as part of an organized tour. Upon entering Camp Bonifas, guests board designated military buses and are assigned a military guide.
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Address: Camp Bonifas, Paju, South Korea
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Full-Day JSA Tour with Lunch from Seoul

Gain insight into the tensions between North and South Korea on this full-day Joint Security Area (JSA) tour with lunch from Seoul. Visit the War Memorial of Korea — once the Korean Infantry headquarters — with a guide. Take in key sites of interest such as Unification Park, built to honor fallen soldiers from the Korean War. After a traditional Korean lunch, head onward to Imjingak Bridge and the UN Camp Bonifas. Head through tight security checkpoints to Panmunjom, where officials from North and South Korea discuss the tricky business of reunification.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Paju DMZ and JSA Tour from Seoul

Explore the tensions between North and South Korea and visit key sites along the Demilitarised Zone on this full-day tour of Paju and the Joint Security Area from Seoul. Visit top landmarks such as the famous 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, the Dora Observatory and Dorasan Station with a guide, and gain insight into the divides between the two nations. After a traditional Korean lunch, head onward to the UN Camp Bonifas and visit the Panmunjom — where North and South Korean officials meet. Afterward, return in comfort to Seoul. 
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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