Travel from Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on a full-day tour to Cheorwon. Although not as well known as other DMZ locations, Cheorwon provides a glimpse of the military tension between South and North Korea as you visit authentic Korean War sites such as the Second Incursion Tunnel, Cheorwon Peace Observatory, the former Woljeong-ri Station, and the former Korean Workers’ Party Office. Includes informative commentary from the guide, and round-trip transportation from Seoul.
Full-day tour to Cheorwon DMZ, from Seoul
Go inside the Second Incursion Tunnel, built by North Korean military in bedrock 525 feet (160 meters) deep
Look at North Korea through binoculars while visiting the Peace Observatory
Includes lunch, guide, entrance fees, and pickup and drop-off from select Seoul hotels
After morning pickup at select hotels in Seoul, travel by climate-controlled bus to Cheorwon in the DMZ.
Your guide explains the history of the DMZ and shows you the highlights of Cheorwon, including the Second Incursion Tunnel, which was discovered a half mile south at (800 meters) of the Military Demarcation Line. The incomplete tunnel runs for 2.2 miles (3.5 km) and could accommodate 30,000 people per hour along with light weaponry, aimed at a surprise attack on Seoul. North Korea initially denied building the tunnel, however four such tunnels have been discovered so far, and there may be several more.
Visit the Peace Observatory, which overlooks the Demilitarized Zone. Using binoculars, visitors can sometimes glimpse of North Korean soldiers on the other side. Then stop at Woljeong-ri Station, where you can see the ruins remains of a North Korean army train that was bombed by UN forces. You'll also check out the former Korean Workers’ Party Office, formerly located in North Korean territory and almost destroyed by bombs during the Korean War.
Your tour includes a break for a lunch of Korean fare. At the end of nine hours, your guide returns you to your starting point in Seoul to end your tour.