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Half-Day DMZ - Demilitarized Zone-Infiltration Tunnel Tour provided by Cosmo. Jin Tour - Day Tours

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Half-Day DMZ - Demilitarized Zone-Infiltration Tunnel Tour

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    Timeline of Two Koreas'  Most Tensed Moments  1950-1953 - Tragic Korean War & Armistice took place 1968-2016 - Military threats near the board line of Korean Peninsula - Propaganda - Sending spies to South - 4 secret tunnels dug & found Until 2017 - 6 Nuclear / 117 Missile Tests Undergone 2018.4.27 - Historic 2018 Inter-Korean Summit Tour Highlight On 27. April, 2018, the whole world had its eye on one very small, yet most iconic area on the Korean Peninsula, Demilitarized Zone, also known as DMZ. This zone has been known as the most untouched area in the world as no militaries nor civilians can enter from both South and North Korea since Korean War was in ceasefire treaty in 1953. However, now you can get close to DMZ area and have a chance to watch a part of North Korean villages from South side. As the two Koreas have been moving towards to peace and possibly reunified, DMZ may no longer be as iconic or historic as it is now. Join the tour now before it is too late. Tour Details This DMZ morning tour includes visits to major must-see spots in the DMZ with a fully licensed and long experienced DMZ tour guide and hear enlightening commentary on very real stories of North Korea while exploring highlights such as the Dorasan Station, the Dora Observatory, the Third Infiltration Tunnel, the DMZ Theater, the Unification Bridge, Imjingak Park, and others. Explore the emotional story of two Koreas' separation at Imjinhak Park and the Unification Bridge where you can enjoy the view of the DMZ and read about Korean War history. Move to Dorasan Station to see how two Koreas can be one again in the future, with this station opened and trains running. Visit Dora Observatory to have a glimpse of North Koreans' lives and villages. Walk to the Third Tunnel, which was designed to invade South Korea by tanks in secret and was disclosed by one of the North Korean defectors. At the end of the journey, have some tea and ginseng product tasting at Ginseng center and if you select the lunch option, try Bibimbap, a traditional Korean dish with rice and various ingredients, or North Korean style cold noodles, a traditional North Korean dish which was offered for both Korean leaders in the recent summit. You will head back to Seoul, near the City Hall, at around 2:00-3:00 PM depending on your selected option and the traffic. Enjoy other sights such as:  • The Unification Bridge • ID Check • DMZ theater and exhibition hall • Dora Observatory • Dorasan Station • Amethyst or Ginseng Center
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Euljiro 1(il)-ga
Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South KoreaMyeongdong (Euljiro 1 ga subway station)
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Departure Point
President Hotel, 16 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Duration
7h
Return Details
Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup (in Seoul)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 1. Sneakers are required for your safety
  • 2. Every tourist must travel on the authorized bus and follow the time photo regulation
  • 3. If there’s an unannounced military training or official event in the DMZ, the tour will be replaced with a tour of Tomorrow's Whistle-Bunker Beat 131-Odusan Unification Tower-The War memorial of Korea
  • 4. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 5. A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 6. The 3rd Tunnel is quite steep and requires good physical. Also, requires to lean forward.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tyrone Dempsey wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was a waste of time... from the start. Nothing stated on the website was done on the day. It is ridiculous and absurd that they think they can get away with this type of tour. I am someone who enjoy reading about history and the Korean war has always fascinated me. I
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from CosmojinTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Half-Day DMZ - Demilitarized Zone-Infiltration Tunnel Tour
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Dear Guest Greeting from Cosmojin Travel Agency. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied after the tour with Cosmojin and we would like to apologize sincerely. The DMZ is closed due to the African Swine Flu and the guide delivered the schedule in detail to customers in advance. Your guide did explain about the African swine flu and closing of the DMZ area as well as the alternative products but if you didn't understand well, your guide could explain once again and give you more details. In addition, to increase interest in the tour, a North Korean defector, who is not with other travel agencies, traveled with us to try to improve the content quality of the products to customers, we would also spend more time on that part. We will do our best to ensure that our customers are not disappointed with the tour through service training and detailed pre-information for all the parts mentioned above, and we will add contents about history and various information. If you explained your dissatisfaction to the guide, you would have dealt with it immediately (refund or responses) but we are sorry not to give our feedback on that day. Once again, we feel responsible for not being able to make the tour that you wanted in Korea. If you have another opportunity to come to Korea, and if the DMZ is reopened, we will give you a tour free of charge and we will make sure that you are 100% satisfied with it. There are also good reviews of this tour, so please refer to it. We will do our best and provide you the best service. Please be sure to contact us. Once more, we sincerely apologize for the dissatisfaction. Best regards, Cosmojin Travel Agency
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Greg s. wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
After carefully researching possible tours I regretfully landed on this tour. The dmz was closed due to a swing flu outbreak on the day of my tour. understandably this is out of Cosmonjin's control. what was upsetting was that the tour guide accidentally leaked that the dmz has
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Date of experience: October 2019
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A Valencia wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
DMZ tour was cancelled due to the swine flu scare in the country. It was replaced with NLL tour, Northern Limit Line,which was an observatory deck to view North Korea. And with us in the bus was a North Korean Defector who answered questions from tourists. Very infornative.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from CosmojinTeam, Public Relations Manager at Half-Day DMZ - Demilitarized Zone-Infiltration Tunnel Tour
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Dear Guest Warm Greeting from Cosmojin Travel Agency. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the NLL tour The NLL is a very interesting place where you can see real villages of North Korea from the observatory ! The North Korean Defectors braved grave danger, but they now share their story for awareness with us. Thank you for your great comment on your guide SP. SP Hong is a great & knowledgeable guide, full of interesting stories, and with the North Korean Defector, it makes a great combination of histories. Thank you for choosing Cosmojin Travel Agency & we hope to see you again next time ~ We wish you a good continuation :-)
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vagabondginger wrote a review Jun 2019
San Diego, California1,197 contribution528 helpful votes
I was signed on for the complete DMZ/JSA tour however the JSA became a no-go and I got adjusted in price to this tour instead. Disappointing but it is what it is. We had a North Korean defector on board our bus and heard some of her story. The 3rd infiltration tunnel is a low
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Liam Steadman wrote a review May 2019
Kuching, Malaysia82 contributions52 helpful votes
As a bit of a history buff I was probably expecting too much. Our guide appeared not to be very knowledgeable. I was very interested in the Korean War and details of how the DMZ came about. Luckily I was able to read on various as we went. We were picked up on line from our
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Date of experience: May 2019
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By: Cosmo. Jin Tour - Day Tours
736alicee
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An Amazing Time!
I did this tour during my solo trip around South Korea and it was such a great experience. SP was a really knowledg
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JandK2019
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A tour NOT to be missed!
My wife and I attend many tours, but this one is in our top 3. Without even mentioning the prominence and the histo
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bsharp36
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Bait and switch- do not book!
Do not book! We booked a tour to the Dora Observatory and tunnel with a North Korean defector tour guide, and they
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Nelmcgr
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Great tour to spend a day in Korea
Great organization from the admin staff all the way to the tour guide and drivers. The dmz was closed because of th
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KhorRichard
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Great experience👍👍
Our tour guide ps is knowledgeable and has given us good explanation about North Korea. It was overall a very good
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vik2r_rp_dl
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JSA & DMZ Tour
Unfortunately we could not participate in the full tour route due to the JSA closure by the military, however I rea
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Keechy
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Check first if DMZ is open before booking
I was booked to go on the JSA + DMZ Tour but on the day of pick up we were informed the DMZ has been closed for som
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GuillermoD216
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Mr.Diaz
Great tours, he Palaces Tour and the DmZ, our guide Mr. SP Hong is the best, I took 2 touts with him and his level
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ShandyM39
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Good experience
Hi thank you Mr heojin we are very thankfull for you for waiting for us because we were 30mins late because we went
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ShandyM39
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Great tour guide
Mr Park was awesome..such a great tour guide very easy going even thou we only had a couple things to do.he took us
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jenskrogen
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WARNING - COSMOJIN IS PURE SCAM! DMZ JSA
To all travelers considering using Cosmojin - DONT! If this review can just make 1 person think again before booki
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gabir712
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Felt cheated - check with outside sources if the DMZ/JSA is even open, because if it's not you should cancel your trip!
When I booked my DMZ/JSA tour with Cosmojin, I was extremely clear that I was really only going to see the JSA and
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JennyALB3835
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The worst service we've had from a tour company
We booked a private tour with an English guide to Mount Seorak by the East coast for 1 night and 2 days. Paying 390
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Xtranjera
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Feel cheated out of an experience
I participated in a Seoul city tour with YouGil Sohn on a Saturday. She recommended I join her on Sunday for the to
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Heidi B
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Hello, Seoul
Very good, YouGilSohn the Tour Guide very helpful, attentive n thorough with details. Pick-up at the hotel n Korean
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