Korean Demilitarized Zone - On Arrangement

It may come as a shock to some to discover that technically North and South Korea are still at war. These hostile neighbours are still engaged in a protracted armistice agreement facilitated by The United Nations and the United States along the de facto border between the nations on the Korean Peninsula around the ‘38th paralell’.

The DMZ or Demilitarized Zone is a 250km long and 4km wide buffer zone, jointly manned by North and South Korean and American and United Nations troops. The central meeting point, the JSA, or Joint Security Area is a tense area reserved for negotiations between the nations. These areas have been the scene of some of the most tense military standoffs since the start of the Vietnam war.

 

Both the DMZ and JSA are accessible by foreign civilian tourists, in adherence to strict policies and in the company of certified American military personnel.

 

Take a day tour to this tense region to discover the scary reality of two nations living with the perpetual threat of war. Step foot into North Korea, and underneath the DMZ in an infiltration tunnel, dug by North Korea under the DMZ, since the armistice began. Learn about the Korean war and Australian and international involvement in the conflict and how it has shaped modern day Korea. Finally, discover how the Korean people continue to hope and fight for reunification of Korea.

Tour Highlights

  • See Camp Bonifas
  • Tour Joint Security Area (JSA)
  • See Freedom House, Conference Room and Bridge of no return
  • Visit DMZ Theatre
  • Explore the Third Infiltration Tunnel (optional)
  • Traditional Korean Lunch
  • Dora Observatory (see North Korea)
  • Dorasan Train Station Visit

 

Departure Time
on arrangement
Duration
1 Day
Physical Rating
Steady Fitness. Walking on uneven ground and some stairs. Optional tunnel exploration is quite physically challenging.

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Meals: 1 Lunch

Transport: Tour Bus

Flights: No flights included

Accommodation: No accommodation

Activities:

  • See Camp Bonifas
  • Tour Joint Security Area (JSA)
  • See Freedom House, Conference Room and Bridge of no return
  • Visit DMZ Theatre
  • Explore the Third Infiltration Tunnel (optional)
  • Traditional Korean Lunch
  • Dora Observatory (see North Korea)
  • Dorasan Train Station Visit
Departure Time
on arrangement
Duration
1 Day
Physical Rating
Steady Fitness. Walking on uneven ground and some stairs. Optional tunnel exploration is quite physically challenging.
Price
AUD $185.00
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