Today is your free leisure or you may join the optional DMZ half day tour with traditiona lunch (US$115).
After pickup at your Seoul hotel in the morning, drive to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). En route, we will visit Imjingak Park to see artillery and war artifacts before proceeding to Freedom Bridge, where nearly 13,000 Korean POWs crossed on their return back home to South Korea. If permitted, we'll venture into the mysterious 3rd Tunnel. Descend deep underground and explore this secret passage, discovered in 1978, that was designed by North Korea for a potential invasion of the South. See where the South Koreans have blocked the actual Military Demarcation Line with concrete barricades, and browse photographs and war artifacts at the DMZ exhibition hall. At Dora Observatory, prepare for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Demilitarized Zone. Peer through telescopes and catch a glimpse of the North Korean border, witnessing firsthand the stark contrast between the two Koreas. Listen to your guide explain daily life in the village of Kijongdong across the river to conclude the lovely day. Then transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon. A traditional lunch is included.
** Due to the high demand of this site, daily number of visitors are limited. Entry permit will only be granted in first come first serve basis. If there’s an unannounced official event or unforeseen situation in the DMZ, the program will be cancelled & replaced by Paju tour.
** Reroute to Paju where you will visit the Imjingak Nuri Peace Park. It was built in 1972 as a security tourist site with a view to reflecting upon the painful history of national division and showing aspirations to national reunification. Imjingak, as well as other symbolic sites such as the Imjingang Railroad Bridge, the Bridge of Freedom, Mangbaedan Alter where displaced North Koreans pay salute to their families in the North and Peace Bell, attract as many as millions of tourists every year. Then you will be experiencing the city’s best view at Odusan Unification Observatory. It rests on a mountain where you can actually see North Korea with the naked eye. Listen to your guide explain daily life in the village of Kijongdong across the river to conclude the lovely day. Then transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon. A traditional lunch is included.
Tripoppo will have the right to adjust the itinerary on spot accordingly **