4.Private Tour: Talk show with N.K. Defector and Short Hiking

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7 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Due to lots of request from our guests who already have experienced our DMZ & JSA tour programs, we finally launched a new tour program including a interview with a N.K. defector.
We understand there are other tour companies having N.K. defector tours.
What is the difference then? Unlike other DMZ bus tours, we offer private tours.
You can freely ask any questions to a DMZ specialized tour guide and N.K. defector. And the N.K. defector Jae-Pyoung, Seo, he is the director of the association of the North Korean Defectors in S.K..
You will get information regarding :
1. His life back in N.K.
2. How he escape from North to South. and why?
3. His life in S.K. now
4. Lots more information about other N.K. defectors.
5. Q&A session with him.

What's Included

Air conditioned vehicle

DMZ specialized tour guide.


What's Not Included

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 7
  • YOUTH: Age: 8 - 18
  • ADULT: Age: 19 - 90

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
You will pass by presidential blue house and you will get to see the main building where current S.K. president stays.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bugak Skyway
From Bugak Skyway, you will see breath taking sights of Bukhansan Mountain and Seoul city view.
You will get an idea of N.K. spy route from here and we will go short hiking to Bugak mountain to see a battle sight between S.K. soldiers and N.K. spies.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Odusan Unification Tower
This is the ONLY observatory where you can see N.K. farm land and civilians.
You will hear about modern history of Korea from small exhibition hall which is located on 1st floor.
On 3rd floor, there is an observatory deck where you can see N.K. farm land the other side of Im Jin river.
Through telescope, you can see N.K. village, elementary school, threshing site and Kim il sung Museum.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The War Memorial of Korea
There are two different section(indoor and outdoor) and you can experience Korean War from A to Z.
After this, you will have a chance to see N.K. defector (Jae-Pyoung Seo) in a coffee shop which is located in Museum.
Jae-Pyoung Seo, he is not just an ordinary N.K. defector but he is the director of the association of the N.K. Defectors.
He will not only explains to you about life in N.K. and how he escape from, but also he will answer everything about questions you have.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Wow...best tour we have ever taken!!!
Mandinkadell, 10-12-2019
I booked this tour for myself, my husband, and a friend that was traveling with us. I had originally booked a different tour that would take us to the JSA Freedom House, but due to the African Swine Fever, we were unable to do that tour. Not going to lie, we were super bummed, but this tour was suggested instead. We decided to go ahead and proceed with this tour and boy, we were NOT disappointed. This tour turned out to be one of the best tours we have ever taken on our travels. Our guide, Alfonso, was amazingly knowledgeable from start to finish and SOOOOO personable. We had great fun with him all day. The tour took us from a morning hike with great views of Seoul to the DMZ for some great shots of North Korea. Then, on to a traditional Korean bbq lunch which was fantastic!!! We finished the day off at The War Memorial where the day ended with us meeting with a North Korean defector. It was so wonderful speaking with him and he was quite humorous and personable even though we didn't speak the same language. I 1,000% suggest this tour and suggest requesting Alfonso as your guide. You will NOT regret it!!!
Look no further. Book this tour right now.
PrimeMinisterCanada, 30-11-2019
If you hate educational and informative content delivered in a thoughtful and meaningful way by a great human who cares about your experience and well-being then you won't like this tour.
No spy tour
O5692MDsimons, 30-11-2019
Alfonso is the man, legit legend I'd go again in a second. If you are thinking about going don't think just book
Very informative and enjoyable tour
Bill G, 25-11-2019
Due to a swine flu outbreak we were unable to go to the JSA but this was a suitable substitute. Alfonso was a great host, very knowledgeable and friendly. Having a personal guided tour was the best way to explore and learn about this aspect of South Korean history, and meeting and talking with a North Korean defector was an honour. A highlight of the tour was our lunch, which we never would have been able to do on our own. We dined on grilled duck with the locals near the Odusan Reunification Centre and it was delicious. This is a must-do for any trip to Seoul.
Life changing Tour
azraella09, 17-11-2019
Alfonso was informative, friendly and knowledgeable. Even though we did not get to visit the DMZ this was a perfect supplement. The morning hike followed by Peace Park was the perfect start to an eventful day. We then had a delicious lunch at an authentic Korean restaurant, dining in a traditional way. The tour ended with us going to the Korean War Memorial and meeting the defector who gave us an amazing insight into life in N Korea and the route they use to escape.
This was definitely an eye opening experience that I would recommend to everyone.

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