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Itinerary
Travel in the convenience and comfort of a private vehicle to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) after pickup from your hotel in Seoul. During the drive, ask any questions of your knowledgeable guide who describes your full-day itinerary and provides background information on the fortified border between North and South Korea.
Following your morning JSA (Joint Security Area) tour — see Itinerary below for details — enjoy a North Korean–style lunch of barbecued duck (vegetarian meals arranged upon request) and continue along the spy invasion route of the DMZ. Here, look for evidence of the 1968 infiltration when 22 North Korean spies crossed into South Korea more than a decade after the Korean War.
You’ll spot a North Korean village from a civilian observation point, visit Imjingak Peace Park and see the Bridge of No Return before a final stop at the War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan-dong on the return drive to Seoul, with drop-off in the Myeong-dong district.
Please note: This tour operates under strict guidelines. Please visit the Important Information tab to read about passport requirements, dress code, and other pertinent details.
Locations visited
Panmunjom
DMZ
The War Memorial of Korea
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Overview
Follow the invasion route of North Korean spy commandos on a private day trip to Korea’s fortified border, or Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), including a tour of the Joint Security Area (JSA). You’ll peek into JSA conference rooms at Panmunjom and visit the Freedom House and Bridge of No Return with a private guide at your side. Imagine the confrontation that took place when US and South Korean militaries joined forces against North Korean infiltrators! Your full-day tour includes lunch and hotel pickup from Seoul by private vehicle.
Highlights
  • Private DMZ and JSA day trip including North Korean spy commando infiltration route
  • Experience a private tour of the Joint Security Area at the infamous north-south border: the Korean Demilitarized Zone
  • Visit Imjingak Park, the JSA’s Freedom House and the Bridge of No Return near Panmunjom with a knowledgeable guide
  • See the battlefield where US and South Korean forces confronted North Korean infiltrators in 1968
  • Stop at a civilian observation post for a glimpse of a North Korean village and tour the War Memorial of Korea at Yongsan-dong
  • Enjoy a lunch of barbecued duck, a North Korean specialty
  • Includes pickup at your hotel and drop-off in Myeong-dong by private vehicle
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Private DMZ & JSA Tour

I booked this trip and received quick response and help with the changes and questions that we had. Our guide Sunny Jang then contacted us in advance with detailed information and an image of himself so we knew who would take care of us, very...More

1  Thank ER1K
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Erik many thanks for your long and nice reviews and special remark to our Sunny.. We also trust Jan also enjoyed the day out with our tour. Thank and a good luck to both of you. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
DMZ wow

The tour takes you as far as you are allowed. We could not get to the JSA at the historic summit was only weeks away.   Great insite into the life of a solider and the fascinating military history on the Korean peninsula. Very informative...More

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

Hi Anthony, it's a long time since you did the tour with us. Thanks for your not forgetting and coming back. We are happy that you enjoyed DMZ wow and hope you come back to see the unseen JSA part in the end. All the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Terrific experience- highly recommended

My wife and I took the Ultimate DMZ and JSA tour while vacationing in Korea. It is a very unique tour where you can closely experience the military at DMZ. I had taken a different DMZ tour (3rd infiltration Tunnel Tour + Dora observatory )...More

2  Thank joe2090
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello M, many thanks for your great review which would certainly give much more insight of the tour to the future travelers. Very happy you and your wife were both satisfied with the day out with us. Thank you very much. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Unique DMZ Tour

This tour is a unique tour as in addition to the sites where the general tour would bring, I had the opportunity to visit one of the active camp sites along DMZ. It was an interactive visit where one of their military officers explained to...More

3  Thank j0ycej0yce
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello Joyce many thanks for your review and also your appreciation of the active military DMZ camp which is really unique so we only could take you there. Happy to hear your enjoyed and thanks again for your recommendation of our tour to other travelers....More

Reviewed 19 June 2018
A unique, absorbing experience

My husband and I had booked the Ultimate DMZ and JSA Private Tour but were informed a few days prior that the JSA was going to be closed because of the upcoming US/N Korea talks. We decided to go ahead anyway, and were so glad...More

2  Thank pslensuisse
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hello P! Many thanks for writing such a lengthy review and recap in detail though you were ill for the rest of your journey. We hope you have now fully back to normal and please convey our best regards to your husband too. We especially...More

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You may want to check directly with the tour operator. We were picked up at the hotel at 7:30 AM and came back by apprx 5:00 PM
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