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Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour along North Korea Spy Commando Invasion Route

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    What to Expect
    Travel in the convenience and comfort of a private vehicle to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) after pickup from your hotel in Seoul. During the drive, ask any questions of your knowledgeable guide who describes your full-day itinerary and provides background information on the fortified border between North and South Korea.

    Following your morning JSA (Joint Security Area) tour — see Itinerary below for details — enjoy a North Korean–style lunch of barbecued duck (vegetarian meals arranged upon request) and continue along the spy invasion route of the DMZ. Here, look for evidence of the 1968 infiltration when 22 North Korean spies crossed into South Korea more than a decade after the Korean War.

    You’ll spot a North Korean village from a civilian observation point, visit Imjingak Peace Park and see the Bridge of No Return before a final stop at the War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan-dong on the return drive to Seoul, with hotel drop-off.

    Please note: This tour operates under strict guidelines. Please visit the Important Information tab to read about passport requirements, dress code, and other pertinent details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up any hotel inside Seoul. this tour is doorstep to doorstep pick up & drop off
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    • Lunch
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel Drop off
    • Soda/Pop
    • Entry/Admission - Panmunjom
    • Entry/Admission - DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Please note that tour schedule is controlled by the military and may not be determined at the time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended
    • A strict dress code applies for all visitors: “faddish, extreme, torn, tattered, frayed, overly provocative or otherwise inappropriate” clothing is not allowed. Sports clothes (including tracksuits), military clothing, oversized clothing, sheer clothing, sleeveless shirts/tops, tank tops, and flip flops and similar sandals are specifically banned
    • The UN requires copies of all passengers’ passports at least 7 days before the travel day. Please send a copy of your passport to the local tour operator upon making the booking. Your reservation will be canceled automatically if your passport copy is not received on time
    • Please do not consume alcoholic beverages before the tour
    • Please follow the instructions of your tour guide on when and where to take photos
    • If a part of tour itinerary is canceled by unexpected military conditions at Panmunjom, there will be no refund
    • 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
    • Please check the restricted countries for this tour: Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, South Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    My wife and I really enjoyed our first visit to Seoul.Out only disappointment was not being able to get to see the DMZ and JSA due to restrictions for the African swine issue beyond any company's control. So we tried to arrange for other alternatives....More

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    643shrekl, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks for your kind review and delighted to hear your enjoyed our alternative tour which was prepared instead due to outbreak of African Swine flu around DMZ area. Wish you all the best and thanks for attending our alternative tour. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The highlight was the JSA tour which was super cool. Afterwards we also visited a local South Korean military base and saw the boarder region including getting a briefing from some of the soldiers. The base commander dropped by and was very friendly! Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Martin R
    643shrekl, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks Marin for your recommendation of our tour. Trust you certainly enjoyed. Best wishes. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    After reviewing tour options to the DMZ I chose Spy Tours based on its excellent reviews. I was rewarded with an OUTSTANDING GUIDE who was ready for our countless questions and had more than enough knowledge to answer them thoughtfully and with wit. Spending a...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank hellp842
    dmzspyshaun, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for your kind words to us and our Alfonso. Appreciate your good remarks to our duck bbq and will do more efforts to improve it further for our future customers,. Great thanks for your excellent recommendation to our company too. Thanks again and all...More

    Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

    We had an absolutely fabulous day on this tour! As aleready mentioned by others, Alfonso was a fantastic guide with a great knowledge. Shan arranged our tour on quite short notice - thanks for that. The tour is not cheap but it is absolutly worth...More

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    _8659sj, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Dear Dr Dim, Thank for your brief but strong review and we also tried not to disappoint you with our intrinsic tour program even you came up to us on a short notice.. Appreciate you kind words to our resevation team too. Best wishes. DMZ...More

    Reviewed September 4, 2019

    My wife and I booked the private DMZ/JSA tour and were extremely pleased with this excursion. Our guide, Alfonso Lee, was truly incredible! He was prompt picking us up at our hotel, friendly, courteous, and most knowledgeable. He spoke excellent English and showed true interest...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 492RichardH
    _8659sj, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thanks Richard and happy to did such a good tour. Much appreciate your recommendation of our tour and Alronso. We are also pleased we could delivery the tour you felt satisfactory. Thank again and all the best. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

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    October 5, 2019|
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    Response from hellp842 | Reviewed this property |
    Looks like you have your answer, but wanted to add BE SURE to let them know your need AT TIME OF BOOKING so they can arrange return to meet your needs.Going to the airport at rush hour could affect what can be offered.
    September 8, 2019|
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    Response from hellp842 | Reviewed this property |
    Just to clarify, like other responders, we had a private tour for non DMZ-JSA portion. BUT, you combine with others for the actual DMZ-JSA tour and it is led by UN soldiers stationed there.Our total for this part was 25-30... More
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    • Duration: 10h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Japanese
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