Take a ride through Freedom road to Imjingak, the northernmost point bordering North Korea. On the way, we will see the barbed wire fences and military guards on duty all the way along the river, as well as the serene rice paddies and North Korean propaganda village.
When we get to Imjingak, we will visit the Mangbaedan Memorial Ritual Altar, established in 1985 for those who were separated from their families or displaced from their homes during the Korean War. We will also walk over the Freedom Bridge where over 12, 000 Korean war prisoners walked to freedom to South Korea in 1953. We will also view the gian Peace Bell and Peace Stones collected from 86 battlefields from 64 different countries that bear witness to the devastation of war.
We will then board a tour bus which takes us to the tension-packed area of the Demilitarized Zone, known as DMZ. During the 20-minute ride, we will pass through check points, military camps and mine fields where warning signs and red flight panels are highly visible. After a quick video at the DMZ Exhibition Hall, we will explore the Third Tunnel. You can clearly see the drill marks for dynamite all pointing toward the South. This finding, along with other clues, clearly affirmed their construction. Approximately 10,000 armed soldiers can move through the tunnel per hour in what was apparently designed for a surprise attack on Seoul. A seven minute tram or some 10 minute walk leads you down into the lower platform. There are three cement barricades, of which you will be able to see one, near the Military Demarcation Line, but those who suffer from asthma, claustrophobia or a weak heart cannot enter the tunnel.
Dora Observatory is our next stop where we can view the whole expanse of the Demilitarized Zone, the North Korean propaganda village Gijeong-dong where the world's largest flag hangs on a 160-meter tall flagpole and Daeseong-dong, South Korea's northernmost village where the armistice ending the Korean War was signed.
Our final stop will be the northernmost functioning railway station, the Dorasan. It is the last railway station in South Korea before the North Korean border and where milepost "Seoul 56km/Pyeongyang 205km" stands tall for all to see.
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Lunch (optional)
- Hotel pick-up
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
- Picture taking is prohibited upon boarding the tour bus.
- Persons who suffer from claustrophobia, heart conditions or asthmatic symptoms are not allowed to enter the tunnel.
- You are required to bring your passport.
- This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met.
- Pick-up service depends on availability. Please inquire.
- The following information will be required upon booking:
* Full name of each participant as indicated on passport
* Passport number
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"The tour guide Michelle was informative, knowledgable and professional. The tour company delivered what was committed. Our tour included lunch and back to the hotel. When the tour bus was not available, the tour guide hailed a taxi for us and took us back to the hotel. Would definitely recommend this tour. "
Amy L., Canada