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Korean Demilitarized Zone and Joint Security Area Tour from Seoul


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Lotte Hotel in Myeongdong. The guide will meet you in front of the grand Piano of the Lotte Hotel.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

Key Highlights

  • Visit the no man’s land between North and South Korea - Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with an expert guide
  • Discover the Truce Village of Panmunjom or JSA, where forces on both sides stand face-to-face!
  • Visit historically significant places from the Korean War like the Freedom Bridge, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel & more
  • Observe the daily scenes of a North Korean Village from the Dora Observatory
  • Visit the Dorasan Station, South Korea’s northernmost railway stop
  • Cross the Unification Bridge and learn about the importance of Joint Security Area (JSA)
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!


One of the most unique places to visit, the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea is the world’s most heavily guarded border. A guided full-day adventure from Seoul, this tour will open up your eyes to the consequences of the Korean War till date. Feel the palpable tension between the two countries, witness remnants of the Cold War, and even get to trespass the North Korean territory briefly!

Check out the Imjingak Pavilion Freedom Bridge, that was crossed over by South Korean prisoners of war in the past and the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, one of the four tunnels secretly dug by the Northern army for the purpose of invasion on the Republic of Korea. Witness pictures and war artifacts at DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall and move on to Dora Observatory from where you can look through the binoculars to the other side of the demarcation line and observe the everyday life of a small North Korean Village from afar. Follow your guide to the Dorasan Station, the northernmost stop on South Korea’s railway line. Pass by the Unification Village before stopping for lunch. 

During the second part of this tour, you will be led to the Joint Security Area (JSA) or Panmunjom, where diplomatic dialogues between North and South Korea are held. Cross the Unification Bridge, the so-called "Bridge of No Return" and arrive at Camp Bonifas, a former United Nations Command military post where you get to watch a slide show on the JSA and Korean historical facts.


  • Pick up service
  • Lunch
  • Entrances
  • Tour with English-speaking guide


  • Other meals
  • Guide tip 
  • Personal expense

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Pick up time is different depending on the seasonal schedule.

Please be sure to reconfirm your reservation on the day before the tour as there can be schedule adjustments made due to the sudden scheduling of meetings, military training or VIP visits. E-mail ( or call at (82-2-739-3337)

Sunday / Monday/ National Holiday are no tour dates or depending on the training schedule of Military, it would be canceled suddenly

 You must be ready and waiting at the designated spot 20 minutes before the departure time on the day of the tour.

Timings are subject to change.

Please bring your passport on tour day.

This tour should be booked before 72 hours (Weekday basis) to get the permission from the military.

The tour is not permitted to children of the age 11 or below.

No drinking of alcohol is allowed before the tour.

You must follow the instructions of your tour guide while on the tour.

Dress code: You’re not allowed to wear faded, torn or skinny jeans, leggings, shorts, leather pants, short pants, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, training pants or any military style clothing, T-shirts and shirts. Abstain from wearing any clothing with profane, provocative or demeaning representations. You’re also not allowed to wear slippers, flip-flops or sandals.

Visitors can wear collared shirts and the skirts/dresses need to be about knee length.

You can bring your camera. However, you are strictly asked to follow the instructions of your tour guide on when and where to take a photo.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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