The Safest Trip on the Planet - The DMZ and Seoul Culture


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Vietnamese (basic), Korean (fluent), Japanese (conversational), English (advanced)

Morning DMZ and afternoon tea in Seoul

This is a DMZ trip where you can take a peek of N. Korea over the military boarder line, though please note that the JSA (or Join Security Area) isn't available this time.
If available, once the DMZ ends, I'll show more cultural parts when back in Seoul where you can try on Korean dress, Hanbok and experience a tea culture.

We usually meet you at your hotel, and will begin our tour there.
Further away from the city center of Seoul after driving for an hour or so, barbed wire fences come into view, and you can guess that we're pretty near the boarder line.

Being in the van, you will receive a briefing about Korean history by the time of World War II. Once we get to the city of Paju, mainly a farming city, the real tour starts! The courses that I offer are Freedom park, 3rd Infiltration tunnel, Dorasan Train Stn. A whole DMZ tour will take 4 hours.

After lunch, back in Seoul, you can enjoy a relaxing time over tea and trying Korean traditional dress.


Day 1
Meeting at hotel
Palace tour and president museum
Bukchon Hanok village
Insadong antique street
Buddhist temple
War memorial hall
Splendid town of Kangnam district
(Lotte World Tower and Coex mall)
Back to hotel

Day 2
- Meeting at Hotel
- Imjingak Park (Freedom Park, Peace Bell)
- 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
- Dorasan Train Stn.
- Dorasan Observatory
- Lunch
- Han river cruise
- Dinner
- Back to Hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Usually, you hotel lobby is the right place for us to meet. but upon customer's request, the meeting point can be made elsewhere.

End location: Once the tour ends, I'll see you off back to the hotel lobby. But upon cutomer's request, the point to drop off can be made elsewhere.

Duration: 8 hours


Air conditioned mini-van.

What’s Included

- My time and service as your private guide
- Vehicle with the driver and guide
- DMZ admission fee
- Parking fee and gas

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40000 Won - Lunch 15,000 -20,000 won per person
Optional tea plus renting Hanbok: 20,000 won per person

What’s Extra

- Lunch and snacks
- Tea and renting Korean dress
- Any personal purchases or expenses


I am not a driver. I can arrange a vehicle for the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jiyoon - was our guide to the DMZ and I can say that she is one of the most knowledgeable, honest and hardworking guides I have ever dealt with - not only would I hire Jiyoon again, and again, but I wholeheartedly recommend her without reservation. She is the BEST! Mark G.
Mark Gilbert

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