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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.


  • 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

Vasanthi R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a 1 day tour which comprised of DMZ and the JSA Panmunjom. The tour was an eye opener as it tells you the conflict between North and South Korea. We may have read about it but it is different seeing it in real life. For the DMZ, we went to the 3rd tunnel. It is a long walk steep walk. If you are tall, think again as the ceiling is low. If you have back problem like me, you can still do it but with great difficulty, but it was worth it! We like the JSA part of the tour the most. It was amusing looking at the North Korea side. It was interesting being inside the building where technically you are actually on the North Korea side. This will be the closest to North Korea! If you had to choose between DMZ and JSA, I would recommend JSA.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was our best activity in Seoul
Highly recommend
DMZ is great but spend the afternoon doing the JSA portion. Very interesting and meaningful.

Owenita E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was the highlight of our trip to ROK. We highly recommend this tour as it provided us with more insight and understanding of the history and relationship between South Korea and North Korea. The trip to JSA was the most interesting as you are literally standing in the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone. We can even hear the music propaganda of North Korea which they play 24/7. The UN soldier who gave us a briefing was very thorough. Both our guides for the DMZ and JSA tours were very good.

Bruce P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fantastic experience, especially the eerie JSA part of the tour. Food at lunch was terrible though.

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Vanessa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

David Kang was an excellent tour guide for the DMZ and provided a lot of interesting personal insights. The JSA Panmunjom guide was not quite as good but the experience itself of being there was memorable.

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent. All day trip was great fun. Very nice tour director. Tunnel almost better than the the JSA.

Thank you!

Marie-Louise S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

An amazing experience. The tour guide for the DMZ portion was more fluent in English but you have to do the JSA section to get the full experience. Highly recommend.

Natalio Isidoro P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very interesting tour and experience. The tension felt in DMZ border was incredible. I recommend this trip to everyone visiting South Korea.

Melanie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was clearly the best part of our trip. Im SO glad that we did it with the JSA part too and not just the DMZ. The DMZ and the JSA tour are led by two different companies and so also have different guides for the parts. The lunch is served at a diner in the middle of nowhere and it was not that great. You dont get to decide what you are going to eat and the place was a bit boring. The guide for the DMZ was great! She was very knowledgeable and spoke good english and made the whole tour a great experience. The guide for the JSA part of the tour was not good at all. His english was poor and barely understandable even when he repeted the same instructions several times because no one understood. The organisation on the JSA part of the tour was overall messy and confusing but the destination was worth it!

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