This tour is about North & South Korea war history. Tourists who have high curiosity about the war or whom want to know deeply about Korea should join this tour. The 3rd tunnel is the main focus on this tour.
What to Expect
If the weather is good enough at the Doran observatory, you can North Korea without a telescope. The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) area is the closest district to North Korea. Please be patient and careful when you enter the place and enjoy the tour.
• DMZ Tour tourists must bring their passport on the day of the tour
• DMZ Tour is open to all tourists
• No restriction on country
• No age restriction
The Joint Security Area (JSA) is the only portion of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face.
Since the DMZ and JSA are operated by the military, the trip may be canceled without prior notice.
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
This is perhaps one of the most unusual tourist destinations in the world. The DMZ was created by the Korean Armistice Agreements, which was signed on July 27, 1953. The Armistice created a 155-mile long military demarcation line (MDL) with a 2 kilometer wide demilitarized zone on each side of it (a total width of 4 kilometers). North and south were divided after WWII, and exchanges between the North and South were stopped at the DMZ.
The 3rd Tunnel
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1635 meters in length, 2 meters in width, 2 meters in height and is located 52 km from Seoul. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally made by the southern army to invade North Korea, but their insistence was proven untrue.
Dora Observatory is on the South Korean side of the 38th parallel. Situated on top of Dorasan (Mount Dora), the observatory looks across the demilitarized zone. It is the part of South Korea closest to the north. Visitors can catch a rare glimpse of the reclusive North Korean state through binoculars from the 304 square feet, 500-person capacity observatory. They will be able to see the North Korean propaganda village situated in the DMZ, a remnant of the old prosperity of the North, and can see as far as the city of Kaesong. The observatory is very close to the Third Tunnel (Third North Korean Infiltration Tunnel), a massive North Korean-dug tunnel which was planned as a pathway for invasion to the south, if war had erupted and it had not been discovered. The Dorasan Station, also nearby, is designed to be the station that connects the railroads of the south and north one day in the future.
Hotel (free pick-up service) → Imjingak Park → Freedom Bridge → Passby Unification Village → DMZ Theater → Exhibition Hall → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dorasan Observatory → Dorasan Train Station → Imjingak Park → Ginseng Center or Amethyst Factory → Drop off at City Hall Subway Station or Myeongdong Lotte Hotel
- Entrance fees
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
- Hotel pick-up
What's Not Included
- Hotel drop off
Know Before You Go
• Minimum 2 people apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
• Closed on Mondays, National Holidays.
• All Tourists must bring Passport on day of tour.
• DMZ Tour is open to all tourists.
• No restrict country, No age limit, No dress code for DMZ Tour.
• Not wheelchair accessible
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel