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Great experience! North Korean Defector &Suspension Bridge Option
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Great experience! North Korean Defector &Suspension Bridge Option

By Cosmo. Jin Tour - Day Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 90 per group
Duration: 8–10 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Certified English Guide
  • Interview with North Korean Defector
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch
  • Anything not mentioned in details


Start:
  • President Hotel, 16 Eulji-ro, Jung District, Seoul, South Korea
    At 07:00 AM, on the 1st floor in the lobby at the President Hotel.
End:
  • President Hotel, 16 Eulji-ro, Jung District, Seoul, South Korea
    Drop off in Myeongdong

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 58847P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All participants must bring passport
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable shoes such as sneakers, are recomendable
  • The Mt. Suspension Bridge tour option requires a minimum number of participants to proceed. If the required minimum is not met, we will inform you of the need to revise, change the tour.
  • DMZ is military area and can be closed suddenly without any notice. If it happens, alternative tour will be provided and no refunds.
  • No changes or refunds will be given for those who fail to arrive on time for departure, regardless of the reason.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 58847P1

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Itinerary
  • 16 Eulji-ro, Jung District, Seoul, South Korea
    At 07:00 AM, on the 1st floor in the lobby at the President Hotel.
  • 1
    Pass by
    Bridge of Freedom
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
    Pass by
    Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park
  • 5
  • 16 Eulji-ro, Jung District, Seoul, South Korea
    Drop off in Myeongdong
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  • Cosmo. Jin Tour - Day Tours
    1,127
    Seoul, South Korea
  • adpo0120
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DMZ Tour with North Korean defector and with our Tour Guide Ron
    The tour guide, Ron, provides extensive information about the DMZ and North Korea, and he speaks English very clearly. Touring with a North Korean defector is a wonderful experience, as we learn a great deal about North Korea, her struggles, her escape, and her current life in South Korea.
    Written 22 June 2024
  • Mary Ann K
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing DMZ tour guide
    The tour guid Mr. Han was excellent! He had an amazing and entertaining narrative of the history of the tour. Even things I was unaware of and I had visited once before on another tour. The choice of driver and the stops were amazing, comfortable and he was very thoughtful and careful of each guest, retuning to the bus, etc. I highly recommend his tour and his services. If you are looking for a great half day, this is the best DMZ tour.
    Written 22 June 2024
  • Roam15267628271
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely will introduce my friends to join it
    The trip is really good and let me know more deeply about the Korea and N. Korea. Especially the sharing of defector is so impressive. Ron is very knowledgeable and his introduction and tour management is good and let the whole tour is so smooth
    Written 22 June 2024
  • 869maeg
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DMZ Tour
    Such a nice trip. Mr. Han is a good tour guide. He speak English well and has more knowledgable about the tour. Thank you so much Mr. Han. We enjoy our DMZ Tour.
    Written 22 June 2024
  • I8443MKpaigel
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DMZ tour - Han
    The tour was very interesting. Our tour guide, Han was very entertaining and he knew so much about the DMZ and the Korean War. I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the QnA with the North Korean defector.
    Written 22 June 2024
  • Relax20655428112
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DMZ Tour - Mr. Han was a 100/10
    Mr. Han provided an exceptional tour experience with his extensive knowledge and informative insights. He was able to share detailed historical facts, cultural anecdotes, and answer all our questions comprehensively. His ability to engage and educate the group made the tour not only enjoyable but also highly enlightening. I highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have an in-depth and enriching tour experience.
    Written 22 June 2024
  • clairehumphries
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    Our guide SP (Hong) was excellent: extremely knowledgeable and a mine of information, plus very good at organizing the group to keep us on track to get us into the DMZ on schedule. Would highly recommend the tour and SP.
    Written 22 June 2024
  • A5086HQcamilog
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DMZ tour
    Nice tour, very interesting and informative. Mr. Han solo was a great tour guide with good knowledge. We highly recommend visiting DMZ.
    Written 21 June 2024
  • 653desmonds
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience in DMZ
    We know more about the history betwern North Korea and South Korea, Tour guide Ron has rich expetience to answer all of our questions.
    Written 21 June 2024
  • Blake_Palmer
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ver interesting. Tunnel wasn’t worth it :)
    First let me say that our tour guide, Han, was awesome. He kept the group together and on task. He was very informative. It is about a 50 minute ride to the ticket center. After that, we headed to the 3rd tunnel. This was a 350m walk down hill into a crouched tunnel (no photos) to look through a small window at a concrete wall. The walk back is challenging…this was part of the tour that I thought was useless. After that, we made our way to a nice lookout at the DMZ. Once again, Han was great in showing us areas to look at. The building was nice and they had a lot of binoculars to look out. Would have been nice to have lunch.
    Written 20 June 2024
  • Steve R
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and excellent guide.
    The tour was outstanding. Hon was very friendly, funny and informative . His knowledge of North and South Korea was vast. He mentioned several facts that we were not aware and when researching later, we found everything he said to be spot on.
    Written 20 June 2024
  • alessandropU2887SM
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable experience
    The view was amazing and our guide Han was very good. During the trip to DMZ several information about Korean war. I suggest this trip to everyone visit S. Korea
    Written 20 June 2024
  • bananezi
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent DMZ Tour Experience
    I had an excellent DMZ tour today. The tour was very well-organized, covering many significant spots without feeling too long or too short. Overall, this tour is highly recommended. The views into North Korea were impressive, and I saw a lot.
    Written 20 June 2024
  • madflavor6
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just Do It
    Han Solo was a great guide. Plenty of time at each stop to take in the area or grab some food. Always had time for questions. Meeting the young man from North Korea and having a Q&A with him was very interesting. Pickup point was simple. Would recommend this as something to do.
    Written 20 June 2024
  • 763analaurac
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the best day
    Captain Han is the best! Always giving us important information and making sure we all follow the rules. I’d definitely make any tour with him
    Written 20 June 2024
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세진 황
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
we had a lovely time with Matt, very polite, good English, nice car.
Took us where ever we wanted to go. I would highly recommend it!
Best TOUR
I had a private tour with Sue Lee. For me the perfect guide. Speaks very fluent English. Knowledgeable. And just really fun to be with. It was like walking around with a friend who knows the city very well and shows you all the good spots. Thanks a lot Sue Lee!
Written 18 January 2023
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Thank you to you participate to various tour and your reviews. We will send your review message to guide Matt and Sue. They also will be happy.
Written 18 January 2023
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Deveny
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide, eva, took us on the DMZ tour today. She had amazing knowledge of everything and guided us so well. The tour was intense but 100% worth it, would defenitely recommend taking this tour if your are staying in Seoul, it was a once in a lifetime experience!
Written 1 March 2023
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Dear Customer. My name is lee from cosmojin. We are so happy to provide you with a special experience. Sincerely appreciate your comments and I will deliver your opinion and We try to keep providing the greatest DMZ tour products. Thank you
Written 2 March 2023
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celiaddicted
Guam, Mariana Islands12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Eva was an excellent host and tour guide, she was attentive, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Korea and the DMZ. We were picked up at our hotel and transferred to main shuttle bus at Presidents Hotel where we joined more visitors for the tour. We had a great experience and safe experience overall, way worth the cost!
Written 1 March 2023
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Dear Customer. My name is lee from cosmojin. We are so happy to provide you with a special experience. Sincerely appreciate your comments and I will deliver your opinion and We try to keep providing the greatest DMZ tour products. Thank you
Written 2 March 2023
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YJ
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I can't go to JSA right now, but I applied because I heard that there is an option to talk to the defected people. It's not in other companies. I wanted to tell the kids a story that they couldn't hear anywhere else. I can't go there myself, but I can see them from afar and hear their stories, so the story is really alive. We agreed with each other that it was worth it.

I didn't want to lighten the DMZ tour. Above all, I was interested in the Korean War. So I had a North Korean defector option, and this is awesome. If you're going, make sure to try this option.

I definitely recommend this! Although I am living in Korea now, meeting North Korean Defector was a new experience.
Written 24 January 2023
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It is a pity that we cannot go to JSA yet. But you chose a very nice tour. Thank you for your interest in the North Korean Defector tour. Thank you for your review.
Written 24 January 2023
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choi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I chose this DMZ tour on the recommendation of a friend. I was interested in the DMZ, but I became sad after hearing about Korean history. This place is Korea's representative dark tour destination. You won't regret if you choose this tour, because the guide's explanation was so special. It was as if I was in the Korean War. If you want to know the history of war, you must go there!
Written 19 December 2022
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Thank you for your interest in Korea's war history. Your attention will be an important force to speed up the reunification of the two Koreas. Once again, thank you for using the Cosmojin product.
Written 21 December 2022
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SaharaLive
Niger6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide was great. Bus was comfortable. Wish we had more time to explore the Imingjak (first stop) tour and could skip the Ginseng seller stop at the end. Otherwise it was only the fog and rain that killed the views!
Written 13 July 2023
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mj
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While visiting South Korea, you should not skip the DMZ excursion from Seoul. With the help of this trip, you may gain an understanding of North Korean culture while also learning about the terrible events that led to the division of the country.
Ms. Sung, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the location and Korean history.
Written 10 February 2023
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Sincerely appreciate your comments We are so happy to provide you with a special experience. I will deliver your opinion and We try to keep providing the greatest DMZ tour products. Thank you
Written 12 February 2023
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LJ
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Booked this trip the night before and took the tour January 31, 2023. Our tour Guide, Irene Kim was beyond informative, very kind, and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed the education I got that day as well as taking in the sights and sounds of life in South Korea. Thank you so much Irene-you made my day!
Written 6 February 2023
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Sincerely appreciate your comments We are so happy to provide you with a special expereince. We try to keep providing the greates DMZ tour products. Thank you
Written 7 February 2023
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Lucky C
Mineola, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This was my 2nd visit to South Korea and my 2nd time doing this tour... We had Tracy as our tour guide and she was absolutely amazing... Very good knowledge of the Korean history... I highly recommend this for company for price, comfort of transportation and the history lesson.
Written 2 March 2023
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Dear Customer. My name is lee from cosmojin. We are so happy to provide you with a special experience. Sincerely appreciate your comments and I will deliver your opinion and We try to keep providing the greatest DMZ tour products. Thank you
Written 8 March 2023
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Jangmi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was an amazing experience. 100% recommended now with the Dora observatory fully revamped in 2020 i couldn't recognise it. I was here in 2016 and it felt like a whole new experience.
Written 6 March 2023
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Dear Customer. My name is lee from cosmojin. We are so happy to provide you with a special experience. Sincerely appreciate your comments and I will deliver your opinion and We try to keep providing the greatest DMZ tour products. Thank you
Written 8 March 2023
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