DMZ Tour from Seoul (Optional Red Suspension Bridge, DMZ Gondola)

DMZ Tour from Seoul (Optional Red Suspension Bridge, DMZ Gondola)

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!

OPTIONAL : Gondonla

Gondola tour is one of our most popular DMZ tours and can also be an excellent alternative to our DMZ Tour when political or military events restrict access to some of the stops on those tours.

OPTIONAL : Red Suspension Bridge

The Gamaksan Red Suspension Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Korea at 220m long and 1.5m wide. It can hold up to 900 adults and is constructed to withstand 30 meters per second winds and earthquakes of up to 7 magnitude. Its stunning scenic views make it the perfect spot to capture beautiful photos, and it is always well-received.

Itinerary
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Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

Imjingak Park

A sign at Imjingak Park showing the distance to Seoul is 53 km, while Kaesong is just 22 km away.

Located roughly 56 km from Seoul City Hall and only 7 km from the demarcation line between North and South Korea, Imjingak Park is an important area within Korean history.

It was initially built back in 1972 to console those from both sides of the divide who can no longer return to their hometown, friends, and families.

The park itself also contains an array of statues and monuments about the Korean War, as well as a 3-story observation deck, pond in the shape of the Korean Peninsula, North Korea centre, and even a small amusement park.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park, 481-1 Samok-ri, Munsan-eup, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

The Bridge of Freedom

The remains of the Bridge of Freedom located at Imjingak Park inside the DMZ

Freedom Bridge was originally built as one in a pair of railroad bridges (one heading North and one heading South) across the Imjin River. However, the bridges were destroyed during the conflict of the Korean War.

Later, after the Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953, a hastily built temporary wooden bridge was erected in place of the South heading rail bridge to exchange Prisoners of War (POW). About 12,773 Korean and UN POWs returned to South Korea by crossing this bridge.

The bridge received its name after the POW shouted, “Long live freedom!” as they stepped back onto the Southside of the bridge.

The temporary wooden Freedom Bridge has since been demolished, leaving just its piers, while the adjacent Imjin Railroad Bridge has been rebuilt and now serves as part of the rail line track between Munsan Station and Dorasan Station.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Third Tunnel, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea

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! If you aren’t comfortable with closed spaces, you’re welcome to wait by the exit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dora Observatory, Jeomwon-ri, Gunnae-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 413-920 South Korea

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 travellers’ favourite highlights on the 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!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

OPTIONAL : Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola

Completed in 2020, the Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola offers a birds-eye view of the DMZ while carrying its passengers across the Imjin River.

The DMZ Gondola experience goes beyond the Civilian Control Line, and therefore passengers will be required to bring their passport or identification documents.

Each Gondola can carry up to 10 people, and some have a crystal (transparent glass) bottom providing an even great visibility range during the 850-metre long trip.

Overall the Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola provides an excellent view of the DMZ and allows you to see many of the main sites from a unique vantage point, including a glance at Camp Greaves. Camp Greaves was the filming location of the drama “Descendants of the Sun”, as well as being famous for being home to the 506th Regiment where the main character of the drama “Band of Brothers” and “Saving Private Ryan” were stationed.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gamaksan Chulleong Bridge, 48-6, Seolma-ri, Jeokseong-myeon Gamaksan Mountain, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

OPTIONAL : Red Suspension Bridge (Popular & Well Reviewed)

The Gamaksan Red Suspension Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Korea at 220m long and 1.5m wide. It can hold up to 900 adults and is constructed to withstand 30 meters per second winds and earthquakes of up to 7 magnitude. Its stunning scenic views make it the perfect spot to capture beautiful photos, and it is always well-received. Previous guests always recommend this option in reviews and often comment on how picturesque it is, that it was a highlight for them, and that the “bridge was a view to remember.”

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duration: 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: 1: City Hall Station, Seoul, South Korea
2: Myeong-dong, Jung District, Seoul, South Korea
3: Hongik Univ., Seoul, South Korea
Traveler pickup is offered
Our pick up service is available within Seoul main hotel or appointed subway station.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Best Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park
  • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - Gamaksan Chulleong Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel Drop off (Dropped off at City Hall or Myeongdong)

Facilities


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