Half-day DMZ Tour for 5 hours


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Japanese (basic), Korean (fluent)

Half-day DMZ tour for busy travelers

We Koreans are homogeneous nation with the same language and ethnicity, culture, divided in two.

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a border or buffer zone, which was drawn on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed after the Korean War.

The DMZ vividly captures the scars and wounds of the Korean War as well as the wishes and hopes for the reunification of two Koreas.
DMZ covers the area from the origin of the Imjingang River in the east, to the town of Goseong in the west.

On either side of the truce line is a 2km-wide stretch of land where military activity is forbidden.
The zone has been protected from human disturbance for about 6 decades and has become a haven for wild animals.
The destinations in this ecological area have been regaining popularity among eco-driven tourists.


** DMZ is closed on Mondays and national holidays
** More importantly, travelers are required to bring legitimate form(s) of identification and/or your passport when going to the DMZ.
** DMZ tour can be cancelled without any notice when unexpected tension is escalated between North and South Korea.
** You have to transit into DMZ tour bus and follow its schedule for 2 and half an hour inside DMZ.
** No lunch time (you can have some snack instead)

Hotel(starting at 8:00 am)
- Imjingak park
-The bridge of freedom
-The 3rd infiltration tunnel
-DMZ theater
-Dorasan observatory
-Dorasan train station
-Unification village

- Return to Seoul
-Drop off hotel around 1:00 pm

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel lobby or in front of your accommodation in Seoul

End location: Drop you off your hotel or accommodation in Seoul

Duration: 5 hours

** Weather, traffic on the road to DMZ, time of year
** DMZ is closed on Mondays and national holidays
** DMZ tour can be cancelled without any notice when unexpected tension is escalated between North and South Korea.


12-Passenger Van /Hyundai Motor/ Grand Starex with Full air conditioner and heater.
Serve 8 people of adults & children with no baggage
Accommodate 6 people of adults with baggage

What’s Included

English speaking driver/guide for the 5 hr duration.
Free Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Gas, Toll, Parking.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

23000 KRW - DMZ: KRW12,200
Snacks for Lunch: KRW10,000

What’s Extra

admission fee to DMZ and your own expenses


No restriction at all,,Any illegal activities are not allowed

A Recent Review of this tour

Chris was very knowledgeable and willing to share his views on Korean and international politics as they relate to the situation at the DMZ. He was facile in addressing the information needs of the adults and child in our group. The logistics of the tour (needing to follow the set schedule at each stop without any flexibility due to transit by DMZ bus) make this half-day excursion from Seoul a difficult tour to lead. Chris's English language fluency is exceptional and nuanced.
Charles Yang

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