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Small Group DMZ Spy Tour Including 3rd Tunnel

  • Explore the DMZ in safety on a guided tour
  • Visit landmarks including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory
  • Gain insight into the DMZ’s role in Korean War history
Small Group DMZ Spy Tour Including 3rd Tunnel
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Small Group DMZ Spy Tour Including 3rd Tunnel
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea is an area of complex tensions and shared history, but visiting without a guide is prohibited. This guided tour includes all entry fees, lunch, plus pickup and drop-off from your Seoul hotel. With the logistics covered, visit sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety, and learn the role the DMZ plays in Korean War history.
What to Expect

DMZ is very popular tourist destination for foreign tourists visiting Korea for its uniqueness and, as such, we are happy to invite you to our more intriguing, comfortable and DMZ-expert guided Very Small Group DMZ Tour Program, which goes as far as DMZ 3rd Tunnel.

In the morning, grab your passport and get in a comfortable vehicle that takes you to Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that has divided North and South Korea since the Korean War. Visit the site, where N Korean spy commandos were first fought with Korean and US combined Special Forces. This site is just 1 km away from the Blue House, S Korean Presidential residence.  

En route, your expert guide offers you stories and explanations about this unprecedented assassination attempt and continuing conflicts and tensions between two Koreas. After a stop at Imjingak Peace Park to hand on war artifacts, artillery, military bunker and first battle field and then head to S Korean artillery base for a glimpse of the wartime weapons. 

Next, you go inside the DMZ S Korean military camp, where 31 North Korean spy commandos destroyed and infiltrated the fortified border fence in 1968. Then, confront DMZ field itself unfolding in front of you and then walk up along DMZ barbed wire fence line together with S Korean DMZ soldiers as if you are also patrolling DMZ. You smell and touch the real DMZ just a step away. From here, you watch N Korean DMZ military post a mile away. Entry is on the invitation basis and we are pleased to invite you here on behalf of S Korean government. 

Then you will be invited to a border-neighbored restaurant, which cooks and serves well a North Korean–style lunch of barbecued duck (vegetarian meals to be arranged upon request). 

After lunch, you visit 3rd Infiltration Tunnel to experience the evidence of N Korea’s unrealized ambition to invade S Korea in 1978. It was designed and dug to invade S Korea stealthily underground. This steep tunnel is 1635 m long and 2 m wide and designed to move about 30,000 soldiers an hour to S Korea. Also stop at Dora Observatory to catch a glimpse of N Korean propaganda village and see as far as Kaesong city in N Korean territory.

On the way back, you go up to Odusan observation point, where you see a N Korean village just across the river border, while your guide explains the state of N Korean farmers’ life. 

Our professional guides who served for Korean and US army in DMZ area are so knowledgeable and informative not only on DMZ but also on Korean War and beyond. You could touch upon the past and future of this divided country in terms of politics, history and reunification prospect with them.

This tour has been highly appreciated by our clients and also awarded by Seoul Metropolitan City and the state-run Korean Tour Organization (KTO).  Please type “DMZ SPY” in TripAdvisor or Viator to search various reviews left by our past clients.

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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
DMZ Spy Tour —- Awesome!!

If you are looking for getting a private tour to really experience the DMZ - I would recommend this one. Sonny our guide was knowledgeable, personable and spoke English well. He went above and beyond to ensure our comfort on an extraordinarily hot day! He...More

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

Many thank T for your kind review. We will do more efforts to make our tour really awesome to any who will with us in the future. All the best and wishes! DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do this if you want to experience the North / South Korean DMZ in comfort

First and foremost, Paul, our guide and Tom, our driver are simply the best. Kind, friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. We were rather late with booking but these guys made it work including clearances for which passport copies needed to be submitted. We were picked up...More

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

Many thanks Wei....for your nice review. We were also very happy we could manage to do the tour with your family though you came at very last minute. It's very warm on that day and nevertheless delighted you completed such intense day with our team...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile
History you won’t find in textbooks: book this tour now!

With many amazing things to do in Korea, my friends and I agreed that this was by far the most incredible experience of our trip. Sunny has a knack for running a very engaging and informative tour, and he goes beyond the call of duty...More

2  Thank John R
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Many thanks John for your good review which is certainly encouraging all here at DMZ SPY TOUR Team and also the future travelers for DMZ. Please convey our thanks to David who arranged the tour with us. We wish you all the best and good...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile
Insightful Tour Experience

Enjoyed the tour! It was an insightful learning experience, especially the briefing by the Korean MP inside the army base. Our tour guide Shrek was also very knowledgeable and took pains to point out interesting sights along the way. The monorail to the 3rd tunnel...More

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

Thanks Julie for your review and happy you enjoyed the tour. We wish you all the best of your whole family members who took our tour together on board. Thank you very much again. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile
Awesome guides Paul and Ricky!

It was a very pleasant, enriching day out with our guide Paul (whose English was awesome!!), and Ricky our driver (who could speak Chinese and we learnt he was a guide for Chinese tourists too!). Paul has great passion in what he does - sharing

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

Thanks Louise for your kind reviews. Also appreciate your good words to our guiding team. Happy to hear it was a good day out for you. Thank you! DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

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