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Chance Kim was a great, friendly, and knowledgable guide on this amazing tour. Don't forget your passport!
We attended the tour while visiting South Korea in December, our guide Shrek was great, very knowledgeable, taught us a lot about the North Korea spy invasion that took place in the 70's, as well as a great guided tour at one of the Out Post, then a great lunch a local restaurant, we then joined another tour group to the JSA before he dropped us off near our hotel in Seoul. All in all a very great day, despite the cold we learned so very much.
This was one of the best tours i have ever been on. BJ Kwon was our guide and did a fantastic job! He was so knowledgable and clearly loves Korean history. I recommend doing this tour at the start of your Korean trip if you can. It will give you some good background on the history of Korea so that you will be informed as you visit other sites. By far, the JSA was the highlight. It was surreal. Be sure to follow instructions of the JSA personnel. You get to actually go into the blue buildings where you can cross over into North Korea! The briefing from the overlook into the DMZ was very good as well. The ROK soldiers are very professional and know their business! The only downside is that you are packing so much into this tour that you move quickly from one site to the next. If you have the time, book another tour to the tunnels and peace park. Thank you so much for the great tour!!
I had an amazing day on this tour. My tour guide, BJ, was highly knowledgeable, spoke great English and was a perfect guide. We toured the key areas in the 1968 Commando invasion Blue House Raid, visited the Gloster Memorial and spent a long time with the 25th Infantry overlooking the DMZ.
We then had a great lunch of Korean barbecue duck, then ventured up to Panmunjom to visit the JSA.
This was a trip that will live long in the memory and I cant recommend it highly enough - return door-to-door pick up at the hotel, with quite a relaxed schedule, apart from the JSA part of the tour which is time-fixed. It was a pleasure to meet BJ and to discuss in detail many of the incidents that have occurred in the history of the Korean peninsula.
This was an excellent day-trip. Our guide BJ picked us up at our hotel we were a bit late as we had found out minutes earlier that our apartment building at home was on fire...but figured there was nothing we could do about it! After a couple of very informative stops in Seoul city, BJ took us to the DMZ, where we joined a few other small groups to see the fences/bunkers up close, and met a few S. Korean soldiers who spoke about their day-to-day experiences there. We then went for a very tasty bbq duck lunch My wife is vegetarian, and she was catered for very well also. Then the highlight of the day of course, was going in to the JSA not all DMZ day-tours include the JSA, so be aware of this when you are booking a trip. For the JSA we needed to join the larger affiliated Bus tour there is no other way to visit the JSA as an independent visitor. This was seamless, and BJ was there to collect us when the bus tour into the JSA was finished.
BJ was a gentleman throughout, very friendly, helpful, and informative, with lots of info about the sites being visited and lots of tips for the remainder of our stay in S. Korea. Along with the haenyo divers and volcano climb in Seongsang Ilchulbong in Jeju island, and Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, this Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour was the highlight of our 2 week trip to Korea. We would not hesitate to recommend this tour for anyone visiting Korea.
Nothing short of amazing. Very professional, very educational and absolutely fun. It was the highlight of my vacation. Our tour guide (Shrek) was great. The lunch they provided was delicious. Would highly recommend booking the private tour. Exceeded all our expectations.
This was an amazing tour! We were picked up early, got quite a few things done on the itinerary and had an absolute blast! The guides and drivers were really informative and funny, spoke excellent English. Definitely worth the time and money!
This tour was amazing!
Have you ever had a distant relative in a foreign land who, once you connected, you were immediately at ease and knew you were in good hands? Well, this is exactly the way we felt the second BJ introduced himself to us when he picked us up in our hotel lobby in Seoul. The day went without a hitch. BJ has such enthusiasm for his country, its rich history and constantly evolving present day world position. Details of the trip are abundant on this website so I needn't repeat them, but I cannot say enough about our guide and newfound friend, BJ - he is a kind and lovely man and I would highly recommend this tour. BJ's enthusiasm for his Korea, its history and current day news make him the best guide we have ever had - anywhere. One thing to note, however, is that the tour company did not give us enough information about the trip - we just happened to bring along our passports and to dress conservatively - these details should have been properly conveyed in the instructions. Do yourself a favor and contact the tour company before you leave to inquire about exactly what is required and you will be set up for a memorable day at the DMZ and JSA.
Great tour! The morning at the DMZ was the best part - it was just Shrek and I walking along the southern line discussing the history and current events. The afternoon at the JSA was very intersting. However, there was some standing around waiting for that climactic moment to experience the JSA.
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