A LOT OF HYPE ABOUT THIS AND NOT AS NERVE AWAKENING AS ONE MAY BELIEVE.
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.
Excellent. All day trip was great fun. Very nice tour director. Tunnel almost better than the the JSA.
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.
Very interesting tour and experience. The tension felt in DMZ border was incredible. I recommend this trip to everyone visiting South Korea.
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!
Fascinating, intriguing and a glimpse into another world. This is the second time that I have done the tour from the southern side. You will learn much about the history of the Korean War and division of the Korean peninsula from the South Korean perspective. You will be taken right to the border with the North and hear stories of sadness but also hope. This tour should be on the 'to do' list for anyone visiting Seoul. Remember to book in advance. Do not miss out.
Very well organized. It's a unique experience to look over North Korea from the south without entering the country.
I highly recommend JSA area. You can really feel the tension between South and North.
I don't really recommend 3rd tunnel. it's basically a tunnel. it's really a long walk.
It was very well planned. Our tour guide, Justin was well informed and conducted the tour in a very professional manner. It started on time and we were back also well on time with no delays. I am very glad I did this trip and had an amazing experience.
This was a very good day inspire of the poor weather. I can highly recommend this if with the D M Z the traveler can include Panmunjon. Our morning guide was not great but it did not detract greatly from the overall tour.
The highlight of our Seoul trip. Both parts of the tour were great DMZ and JSA. We had an early tour pickup at hotel at 07:30 which seems like a negative, but the result was arriving at every spot along the tour before the crowds so we would leave when all the other buses arrived.
This is a must do when in South Korea. One of the best tours I have been on in my travels around the world. Very interesting and professionally done.
Very interesting for anyone who enjoys the study of history and current events. Professionally done.
This was a very interesting tour. We had 2 different guides for the DMZ and the JSA and neither spoke great English so it was difficult to understand the stories they were telling. The locations we were taken to were interesting and seeing the soldiers from North Korea close up made it very real.
Emilie M Philippines
and #34;In front of them all and #34; in DMZ, escorted by JSA soldier- under the watchful eye of lone NoKor soldier, Bridge of No Return, 3rd Tunnel with a depth of 73 meters below ground, Dora Observatory allowed us to get a view of the DMZ and Gaesung Village in North Korea- amazing and surereal!
absolutely amazing. The guides were great and what a time thru history.
Highly recommend this as a bucket list item.
If you're visiting Seoul, this tour is a must. I will highly recommend doing the JSA along with the DMZ. Going to the JSA is on a totally different level of it's own. Amazing experience!
Sunny was great, she was funny and passionate about the history of Korea and the DMZ. She expressed optimism for a future reunification of North and South Korea. Highly recommend Sunny for leading the tour.
It would have been nice for a bit more time at some of the stops. The JSA stop was rushed at the photo opportunity at the conference building and at the gift shop. Unfortunately, getting everyone back to the back on time in a timely manner was a problem at almost evey stop. I was one of the first to miss getting back on time and time is lost that way. If you take this tour, it is important to return to the bus at the appointed time, otherwise everyone loses valuable time at other stops. There is a constant flow if tours to the DMZ and JSA with lots of people so a smooth flow is critical.
Thank you Sunny and Justin for a good day.
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