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Address: Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri | Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and N Seoul Tower Private Tour

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I went on the full day tour of the DMZ, JSA, and 3rd Tunnel. I booked through Viator and thoroughly enjoyed it. It really is like no place I've ever seen. My tour guide SooJin was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on the full day tour of the DMZ, JSA, and 3rd Tunnel. I booked through Viator and thoroughly enjoyed it. It really is like no place I've ever seen. My tour guide SooJin was really great. She was full of information and spoke English very well. She also highlighted how hopeful the South Koreans were that someday the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although it is well worth visiting the DMZ and JSA, I felt that they dragged the day out to ensure it being a full day trip. Easy to do all of this in half a day. It is expensive and I am not sure it is worth the money. But I suppose if you are in Seoul it is something... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did two tours with Viator when we were in Seoul. Both tours had hotel pick up, and both tours gave people different times to be ready for pick up. We sat in our hotel lobby waiting 20 minutes for another couple who thought that they were coming down 10 minutes early! The trip does involve quite a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are visiting South Korea for the first time, then visiting the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) or the Joint Security Area (JSA) in Paju should be a must in your list. This will probably be one of your highlights during your time in South Korea, as it is simply a unique experience that cannot be easily found elsewhere. Do take... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

DMZ is about 3-4 hours drive from Seoul. Unless, you are with a guide to explain to you about the history else everything is in Korean. The view is beautiful especially the coastal area. The North Korean side is nothing but mountains and trees. You should not take more than an hour for the whole trip. There is a Korean... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you get a JSA tour .. you will get right up to the DMZ where the next stop is North Korea. It is so worth it! You only get 4 minutes in the buildings for photos, but you can step over the DMZ line and put your feet in North Korea. Security is mega tight, take your passport... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is highly recommended. My only regret is not signing up for the JSA tour right away, which requires 2-3 days passport verification (I only booked the tour the day before my last day in Seoul). My tip is to book this tour online, because it's cheaper! :)

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Songtan, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The DMZ tour is an absolute must see for visitors to Korea. It is a chilling reminder of the conflict that still exists and to how close the hostile forces are to us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Seoul and it's not a Monday, joining the DMZ tour is extremely important! I used dmztours.com. Choi the manager was extremely attentive to all my countless questions (we had a big group coming from all parts of the world, so had to wait with travel confirmation, and separate hotels!) What's also important is to go on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome tour to the DMZ with the Yongsan USO, Korridor Tours. Visited the 3rd Tunnel, Dorasan Station, DMZ Museaum. The whole prize was $36.00. Warning the 3rd Tunnel is really exhausting, not recommended for kids, claustrophobic people, people with any breathing condition, wheelchair or really tall folks. Once you descend like 300+ meters then you will start walking through this... More 

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