Best Half Day DMZ Tour from Seoul (No Forced Shopping)

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Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What is the DMZ – an exciting experience like no other

While the Cold War happened a long time ago, Korea is the only country that still remains divided as a consequence. The DMZ lies on the border between the North and the South. This is the most heavily fortified border in the whole world, so don’t miss the chance to see it! You should expect a truly immersive and unforgettable trip on all our DMZ tours!

What to expect – kickstart your trip with our seamless itinerary

Your experience while visiting the DMZ depends mainly on the quality of your tour guide. The only way to truly understand the impact of the DMZ is to visit with a very knowledgeable guide.

Besides the historical evidence of the war, there is a whole dimension of emotion to experience. Our professional tour guides are here to help you gain that more profound insight during our DMZ Half Day tour.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel pickup (Main Subway Station near the Hotel)

KF94 Mask for COVID Effectiveness

Professional English-speaking guide

What's Not Included


Hotel Drop Off


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • PLEASE NOTE*** Tour Time can be changed depends on Military issue in DMZ.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We are putting the best effort to prevent The Corona-19 for our customer's safeies and concerns. - Disinfecting & Sterilizing frequently. - Attach the Corona-19 Prevention guidelines on the transportation.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Passport is needed on the tour day. (It is okay to bring the Military ID Card, ARC Card instead of passport.)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park
This park was built to console the refugees who left North Korea during the Korean War.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

You will see the Freedom bridge built to liberate 12,773 prisoners in 1953. The bridge was used by South Koreans returning home from the North. So dive into the cultural and emotional significance of the space by walking in their footsteps decades later!

Located against a beautiful natural backdrop, the bridge is a fantastic place for photos, so get inspired and create some memories!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

DMZ Theater – the past in action

At the DMZ Theater, you will have an opportunity to watch a short 7-8 minute video about the Korean conflict. The video provides a South Korean perspective on the Korean War, how the DMZ came about, and today’s current situation. It also gives some background to the infiltration tunnels that North Korea dug. Having just had the opportunity to walk through the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, it should be pretty enlightening.

DMZ Exhibition Hall – the best place for history lovers

The next point on your DMZ experience is the Exhibition Hall. Here, you will see some key artefacts to give you a better understanding of our bitter history. Containing photos, documents, and some remnants from the past, a walk through the Exhibition Hall will provide you with a deeper and more visual knowledge of the conflict. There are many exhibits on display and some interesting facts for history buffs.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Third Tunnel
A stop not to be missed on our itinerary is the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel. Located 12 kilometres away from Munsan and 52 from Seoul, the tunnel was discovered in 1978.

Its purpose was to be used to invade the south. At 1,635 meters long, 2 meters high and 2 wide, the tunnel has the capacity of moving an entire division per hour!

The curious fact here is that when the tunnel was discovered, North Korea alleged that the south had built it for a surprise attack, but evidence points to the contrary. Walking through will feel like you’ve stepped back in time!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dora Observatory
Enjoy clear views at Dorasan Observatory

Sitting at the top of Dorasan, the Observatory is ideal for looking across the border. This is the part closest to the North and is one of travelers’ favorite highlights on the tour! So get a once-in-a-lifetime look at isolated North Korea on our Half Day DMZ tour!

Use the high powered binoculars on the third floor for extra precision. You will be able to see the North’s propaganda village located right inside the DMZ and see as far as Gaesong, the ninth-largest city in North Korea. If you’re lucky to be here on a clear day, you’ll get to see the bronze statue of Kim Il-sung, too!

Dorasan Observatory was recently rebuilt and opened on October 22, 2018. The changes made it both higher and gave it a better angle. Now, you get the added bonus of seeing an uninhibited view of Kijong-dong, Gaesong city, and Gaesong Industrial complex!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


A good experience
I7754AVmar_ag, 12-01-2023
It's definitely a must! Our guide 강문향 did a great job explaining all the history about Korea's division and touching our hearts showing us how sadly war separated so many families. We hope North and South can be reunificated as one Korea and koreans can live together in peace. If you want to know quite interesting things about Korea's history and see a little bit of North Korea's landscape you need to do this tour, just keep in mind that you need to walk a lot and going through the tunnel it can be tiring. A reccomendation: Try out the soybean ice cream, is vegan and its delicious! Thank you, Moon, if I'll travel once again to Korea I hope you can guide us again!
Sinan H, 12-01-2023
The best tour to DMZ. I recommend you take this tour as soon as you arrive Seoul, you can get a lot of information how to enjoy your trip in Seoul
Informative trip
arcQ1866RR, 12-01-2023
Nice trip up with informative guide. Enjoyed the soy bean ice cream. Very helpful, I learned a lot on it.
Good spend of time in Korea
_E3623OT, 12-01-2023
Everything was good as described in description. Trip was from 7am to about 2pm. Good spend of time in Korea
Hidden b, 12-01-2023
I do not like doing tours at all in my traveling, but being with TEAM NANCY made me think twice. As a tour guide she was very welcoming, friendly, insightful, professional, and of course delightful to have showing us the history of the land. Nancy was always there for us and never once did I feel neglected nor pushed around. Each location was given enough time to venture out and explore. Great for solo travelers as well. Having Nancy as my guide made me really enjoy my time there! She gets a 5 out of 5!

The only thing that I will say that can throw a wrench is your fellow travelers. The only thing to consider is that DEPENDING on you group ( not the guide) determines how much time you can have at each location. So if part of your group doesn't listen and chooses to be late, it will have an effect on the tour. This would be the only frustrating part, for Nancy is loving and sweet and really wants you to experience the DMZ tour. So when she states to be back at a certain time, try to rally everyone that you make see slacking. During my time, there were a handful of people that didn't care about being late which to me was disrespectful. You can also see that Nancy was saddened that some people just looked at their phones and just took their time to get on the bus which to me was disrespectful. Nancy is trying her very best to give an experience. So best advice for anyone booking is that if you see people slacking, call them out. This tour is fantastic and you don't want to miss anything.

Final thing would be to be fluid with your schedule. Do not choose this package if your flight is on the same day! I seen that some people chose to do this tour and planned to be back at the airport at a certain time. NOTE: that the DMZ times are not always guaranteed and that your group can make you miss a set time which will result in a later entrance to the DMZ. For example my group failed to meet so we had to wait around for an hour.


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