Hotel → Imjingak Park → The Bridge of Freedom → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall → Dora Observatory → Dorasan Station → Pass by Unification Village → Lunch → ID Check Point → Camp Bonifas (Slides Show and Briefing) → JSA (Freedom House, Conference Room, Bridge of no Return) → Drop off at President Hotel or Koreana Hotel Seoul.
* Above itinerary, time and price can be changed depends on the situation
* Panmunjom Tour bookings need to be made at least 48 hours prior to your tour
* No Shopping & High Quality
1.Pick-up service may be delayed depending on the traffic condition.
2.After the reservation is confirmed, pick-up and drop-off service will be held at the location requested by the client.
Tour-guide, lunch, vehicle & driver, pick-up & sending service and entrance fee.
→ DMZ+Panmunjom is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and National holidays.
→ You should book this tour at least 2 days (48hours) before the tour day for the Identification and Please be sure to reconfirm you reservation on the day before the tour as there can be schedule adjustments made due to the sudden scheduling of meetings, military training.
→ Above itinerary, time and price can be changed depends on the situation.
→ This tour is limited to personnel.
1. You must have your passport with you on the tour.
2. Children under 11 years old are not allowed on the tours
3. Dress code: No jeans(the color has faded and torn), no leather pants, no short pants, no tank tops or sleeveless shirts, no training pants, no military style, no T-shirts (must be collared shirts), no Shirts with profane, provocative or demeaning representations, no leggings, no skinny jeans. No shorts-for the skirts/dresses they need to be about knee length. No slippers, flip-flops, sandals.
4. No drinking of alcohol is allowed before the tour.
5. Above itinerary, time and price can be changed depends on the situation.
6. You can bring your camera. However you are strictly asked to follow the instructions of your tour guide when and where to take a photo. (The cameras with over 90mm zomming lens are not allowed.)
***Person who is interested in this tour should send your full name, passport number and nationality to us at least 2 days before.
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***Above these countries are required to have a Background Check from the UNC for this tour. You need to scan your passport files and send it to us.
***Please take note of the cancellation charge. 100% of fee is charged if reservation is cancelled 2 days before the tour day.
The armistice that put a halt to the Korean War (1950-1953) divided the Korean Peninsula into South and North Korea. The two sides are separated by the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, running along the 38th parallel north. In accordance with the ceasefire, the DMZ serves as a buffer zone between South and North Korea to prevent direct military collisions. It spans between the Southern and Northern limit lines. The Southern Limit Line extends from Imjingang River in the west to Dongho-ri in the east. From the Military Demarcation Line, the South and the North created a buffer zone of two kilometers on each side. Because of the high risk of military conflicts in the area, a phase line was established to control civilian access. Such restrictions, which have been in place for the last fifty years, have helped the ecological resources in the area to remain in an untouched state. As a result, the DMZ is also a unique natural ecosystem, one that is globally acknowledged for its ecological value.
This park was built to console the refugees who left North Korea during the Korean War. A train called “the Iron horse wants to run” symbolizes the railway connecting the north and the south that was dismantled during the war. Also, at the park are the following attractions; Mangbaedan, an altar set up for refugees to bow in the direction of their ancestral graveyards; Freedom bridge, which was built to free 12,773 prisoners in 1953; Unification pond, which is in the shape of the Korean Peninsula; and the Peace bell.
The 3rd Tunnel
The third tunnel was discovered in October 1978, which is only 12km from Munsan and 52 km from Seoul. The 1.635 meters-long tunnel with 2 meters high and 2 meters wide is capable of moving a full division per hour. It is evidently designed for an invasion of the south. North Korea insisted that it was designed for a surprise attack on the north by South Korea when it was found out. But it was proved that North Korean’s insistence is untrue because traces of blasting inside tunnel were going to the south.
Located in ODU mountain with a superb scenic beauty with Han river and Imjin river, Unification Observatory was built as the stone building with 5 floors on the ground and 1 floor under ground, and then was opened on September 8, 1992. Unification Observatory is 460m distant from the North Korean area and has the shortest distance of DMZ out of 155 miles of the border. From the round shape’s observatory located at the height of 140m above the sea level, the farming figure of North Korean people can be observed. Also, to know the living figure of the North Korean people, clothes, textbooks and necessities of life are displayed. Unification Observatory plays the role of the unification education to understand the situation of divided Koreans properly and to newly resolve on the will of unification. In the Unification Observatory, Manbaedan for looking back the dispersed family during Chuseok and New Year’s Day, and the big unification optative drum of 2m in diameter and 600kg are placed.
Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea which is 700m distant from the southern boundary line of DMZ, the civil control zone. Since US president Bush visited Dorasan Station on February 20, 2002, it has come into spotlight internationally. imjingak Station was opened in October 2001, and then Dorasan Station, the unfinished station of the north-south Korean reconciliation was opened on February 12, 2002 (the lunar New Year’s Day) through the special Mangbae train operation in 52 years after the railroad service was stopped. The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreans and a future hope and expectation. Because Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea in the southern boundary line, Dorasan Station will play the role of customs and entry for Chinese and Russian people and goods as well as the North Koreans if Gyeongui Line Railroad connection is completed and the traffic is possible between two Koreans. Also, Dorasan Station contains the historical meaning as a symbolic place of the division between two Koreans and a gateway of the south-north exchange.
It is the place where the armistice agreement was signed in 1953. It is only an 800 square meter area, officially called as joint security area (JSA) by United Nations and North Korean forces where neither the south nor north has jurisdiction. UN and North Korea operate 6 guard posts each and 35 security guards reside in JSA. After the axe murder incident on 1976, security guards cannot walk over the other side’s area.
Panmunjeom is located in the demilitarized zone, 50 km north from Seoul and 10 km east from the city of Gaeseong.
This area is most notably known for the peace talks that were held here on October 25, 1951 and was designated as the Joint Security Area on July 27, 1953 when the armistice agreement was signed.Once used as a management office, Panmunjeom has been used as now a conference room since the Red Cross held an international conference here on September 20, 1971. It is the only place where North Koreans and South Koreans can come in contact on a daily basis and make efforts towards the peace of Korea.
Camp Bonifas was a United Nations Command military post located 400 meters south of the southern boundary of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. It was 2,400 meters south of the military demarcation line and lies within the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as Panmunjom. The Military Demarcation Line forms the border between South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). It was returned to the Republic of Korea in 2006.
Bridge of no Return
It is astride south and the north on the Military Demarcation Line. After the 1953’s armistice, on this bridge there was an exchange of prisoners. The name was derived from the fact that the prisoners of war voluntarily in favor of choosing North Korea were unable to return to South Korea for good. After the murder of two US soldiers in 1976, it was shutdown.
The new freedom house was built in 1998, in the South Korean territory. It provides facilities for south-north Korean meetings and houses the liaison office with North and South Korea. When the original freedom house was built in 1965, Red Cross representatives from the south used it to make contacts with their North Korean counterparts.