DMZ & Panmunjeom Tour
This tour, being one of the representative tours, takes tourists to see the 3rd tunnel and Panmunjeom.
In the morning, tourists will board the on foot or monorail to tour the 3rd Tunnel, and in the afternoon, a visit will be made to Panmunjom. This is our most popular tour for foreigners, as visitors can tour the 3rd tunnel and Panmunjeom in just one day at a relatively low price.
Created after the 1953 armistice, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has divided people of a common heritage for the last 50 years. Visit the 2 ½-mile-wide (4-kilometer-wide) buffer zone between two nations that have never officially signed a treaty to end a war.
On the tour, travel inside the 3rd Tunnel, said to be built by North Korea to invade the south in case of hostility after the armistice. This tunnel has the capacity to move 10,000 soldiers in 1 hour. Near the tunnel is Dora Observatory, where you can survey the terrain of the DMZ, past its borders, and into North Korea. In the distance, glimpse a small village and the north border’s military personnel.
Also included is a visit to Imjingak Park, erected in 1972. This complex of war relics, monuments, and historical records was built to memorialize those separated from their homes and families. The park also represents the hope that North and South Korea will once again be united. Reconnection appears to be on the horizon at Dorasan Station. Here, at the northernmost rail station before the border, you'll learn how both countries are negotiating to complete a railroad to link the severed halves. Finally, enjoy shopping at Amethyst/Ginseng Center. Drop-off is provided at Itaewon or City Hall, a popular shopping area for tourists.
The Demilitarized Zone Tour demonstrates the significance of this zone to its bordering countries and the world. Because this land has gone untouched for 50 years, the DMZ has become an unofficial refuge for plants and animals, even some endangered species. This manmade border of war has become a seam of green, visible from orbit. From a distance, the DMZ appears to stitch together these ancient nations, rather than separate them. Through past and present, this tour illustrates how that vision is slowly turning into a reality.
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.
A SeoulB DMZC Panmunjeom(JSA)D Seoul
DMZ + Panmunjeom (JSA) Tour
Hotel Pick up – Imjingak Park – The Bridge of Freedom – The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel – DMZ Theater/Exhibition Hall – Dora Observatory – Dorasan Station – Unification Village (Pass by) - Lunch – ID Check Point – Camp Bonifas (Slides Show and Briefing) – JSA (Freedom House, Conference Room, Bridge of no Return) – Arrive at Lotte Hotel
*A lunch will be served at a local restaurant. A vegetarian food is available for lunch.
*Please be advised that this tour is run by 'VIP Travel' and 'DMZ Service Club" , our partner companies.
As the Panmunjom JSA tour takes place in a spot where North and South Korea coexist, the following needs to be taken note of when applying for the tour.
1. You must be ready and waiting at the designated spot 20 minutes before the departure time on the day of the tour.
2. You must have your passport with you on the tour.
3. The tour is not permitted to children of the age 11 or below.
4. No drinking of alcohol is allowed before the tour.
5. You must follow the instructions of your tour guide while on the tour.
6. 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 or VIP visits.
● 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.
8. If a part of tour schedule is cancelled by unexpected condition of Panmunjom, No refund.
9. 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.
Exchange your voucher for service:
Reservation confirmation is required. To confirm the service, please contact us at least 72 hours before your preferred service date with the following information: Name of your hotel(for pick-up), Full name, passport number and nationality. Please present your voucher to the tour guide.
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