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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route

  • Private DMZ tour along a spy commando infiltration route
  • See where 22 North Korean spies crept across the fortified border of the DMZ in 1968
  • Stop at an artillery base and witness North Korean village life at a civilian observation post
Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
From US$138.00
Travel with a private guide to one of the most important pieces of territory in Korea, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has marked the division between North and South Korea since the Korean War. After pickup in Seoul, your guide shows you the highlights of the DMZ, including Imjingak Peace Park, a model North Korean village, and the invasion route that North Korean spy commandos used when they infiltrated the world’s most heavily fortified border in 1968. Visit the War Memorial of Korea back in Seoul, before drop-off at your hotel.
What to Expect
For a different kind of sightseeing tour in Korea, grab your passport and travel by private vehicle to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a small but important strip of land that has divided line North and South Korea since 1953.

As you drive to your first stop in the DMZ, your guide shares facts that illuminate the history of the Korean conflict. Upon your arrival at Imjingak Peace Park, see war artifacts and an artillery base with an authentic M109 Howitzer. Then go inside the DMZ to visit an army base where 22 North Korean spy commandos infiltrated the border in 1968. Hear about North Korea's three-day battle with the South Korean army and US army and take the short climb to the military observation post.

For lunch, dine on North Korean–style barbecued duck (vegetarian meals arranged upon request), then walk to a nearby civilian observation point. Peek through a telephoto lens to observe a model North Korean village, learning from your guide about life on the other side of the border.

Head back to Seoul, stopping to search for traces of bullet marks that are etched in the surrounding rocks and trees — evidence of the fighting between the United States Forces Korea and North Korean spy commandos.

Finally, visit a key location for anyone interested in Korean military history: the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul at Yongsan-dong. The impressive building was once at the headquarters for Korea's Infantry, and has been transformed into a military museum with exhibits of military tanks, artillery and fighter planes.

At the end of your full-day tour, your guide returns you to your hotel.
Reviews (74)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the privilege of participating in the "Private DMZ Tour" about 2 weeks ago . For me, this was an unforgettable experience , having had the real-time feel of the DMZ and the South/North Korean Border was simply unique . Think this is a...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding Tour!

Our private DMZ tour with Paul was incredible. Paul was so informative and engaging. We learned so much from him, which made having a tour guide invaluable. As US citizens, it was reassuring to have an English speaking guide. He made us feel comfortable with...More

1  Thank Diane A
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Diane for your nice review about our tour and our Paul. Delighted to see you enjoyed that much and will double our efforts to please our future customers. Best wishes. DMZ SPY TOUR

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A private informative tour of Korean War and DMZ

It took a while for me to write a review because as soon as I got back stateside, busy life took over. However, I just want to warmly thank our tour guide Scott of DMZspytours for showing us around DMZ. He was thoughtful and very...More

Thank BarrioGirl79
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello many many thanks for your lengthy review and especially time you spared and spent to write that even after a long while. Your explanation about passport requirement and traffic would be much helpful to the future travelers too. Very much appreciate your compliment to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Private Tour!!!

Don, our guide was absolutely the best private guide I ever had. Don was extremely friendly and yet professional. He gave us interesting details about all of our stops and made sure we were taken care of from beginning to end. He definitely new the...More

1  Thank Cynthia W
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Cynthia for your kind review and compliments to our Don. We will do more efforts to please our customers going forward. Many thanks again for your encouragement. Happy to hear you enjoyed our tour though you couldn't go to JSA as originally booked. Sorry...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
It was absolutely great

A very full day with Paul and a driver. We visited the most important landmarks along the borders of North-South Korea, the war museum of Seoul as well as the area of the Blue House raid by North Korean commandos. Paul did an excellent job....More

1  Thank M399LLmario
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marios! Many thanks for your review and happy to hear it was a great tour for you and your colleagues. Thanks again for being with us and wish you all the best. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

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30 September 2018|
Response from rachel2u | Reviewed this property |
I'm not in charge but you should email the organiser directly.
29 July 2018|
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Response from Mike07s | Reviewed this property |
We were dropped off at our hotel in Gangnam around 18:00, that was on a Saturday.