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Ensure that your visit to the DMZ is comprehensive and completely stress-free on a group tour from Seoul. Listen to engaging commentary as your guide takes you to the Dora Observatory, third tunnel, and other significant locations within the demilitarized zone. Your full-day excursion further includes a stop at the JSA, the only place where North Korean and South Korean soldiers stand face-to-face in the same room.
- Enjoy a thorough overview of the JSA and DMZ
- Have lunch at a traditional Korean restaurant
- Visit an attraction that most foreign visitors miss
- Travel comfortably in round-trip transportation
President Hotel, 16 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Euljiro 1(il)-ga, 42 Euljiro-dong, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
- Professional English Guide
- Pick-Up / Drop-off Service
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please be sure to bring your passport!
- The JSA tour has been changed from an open spot(always-on tourist destination to a border military zone). Therefore, unlike pre-booking system, Confirmation is made daily, and it is made one day prior to the tour date from U.N.
- All tours end at Myeongdong. (Unless otherwise informed)
- All the tourists have to use the authorized bus and follow the time & photo regulations
- Clothes like no sleeves, short pants, short skirts, ripped jeans, leggings and sandals, slippers or open toe shoes(The visitors will explore the 3rd Tunnel that has a slope)
- Children under 10 years are not allowed and should be over 11 years for the entrance.
- No speak, no gesture, no approach, no respond to the personnel of North Korea.
- Cosmojin Tour is not liable for any personal injuries or losses that may occur.
- Cosmojin Tour is not responsible for any of your inability to explore the tour spots due to physical conditions(Claustrophobia, senior persons, pregnant, asthma, heart problem etc).
- Near public transportation
- Most travellers can participate
- Due to the time limit allowed, the length of time for each stops shall be controlled.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Unfortunately we could not participate in the full tour route due to the JSA closure by the military, however I really enjoyed every minute of the tour. Our guide (SP) was really kind and helpful, told a lot of interesting stories and facts about the background of the Korean War…
Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from CosmojinTeam, Public Relations Manager at JSA & DMZ Tour(Tue-Fri)
Responded 12 Dec 2019
Dear Viktor Warm Greeting from Cosmojin Travel Agency. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback ! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour despite the JSA's closing. SP is truly a great guide, full of interesting stories and who loves his job. Though the Korean Peninsula is divided into North & South, we hope that the 2 countries will be reunited one day. Regarding the JSA tour, May & June are definitely the best to travel Korea, and should be open at that time, please contact us. We hope to see you again next year ! Best regards, Cosmojin Travel Agency
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 some time (the last few months) because of swine flu outbreak. So we were then everyone was scheduled to go on the NLL Special Military Tour which in my opinion isn't…
Response from CosmojinTeam, Public Relations Manager at JSA & DMZ Tour(Tue-Fri)
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Dear Keechy Warm Greeting from Cosmojin Travel Agency. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment. It is important to us ! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour thanks to your guide Mr. Han ! Indeed, due to the African Swine Flue, the DMZ + JSA tour was cancelled. The alternative tour to the Ganghwa Peace Observatory is the only place currently where you can see North Korea, and actually the real villages of North Korea (from the DMZ, it is actually propaganda villages). We are delighted that you enjoyed our Q&A with the North Korean Defector and hope that you learned more about North Korea. Regarding the price, the NLL tour with NK Defector price is indeed 65,000 KRW per person but the other person you mentioned made his booking through his hotel, and was offered a contracted price. We think that the tour will reopened, but the Korean Government just want to be sure that there is no other cases of African Swine Flu in the DMZ Area. Depending on people, some guests might still like to join the NLL tour, but of course it depends on everybody's taste ;-) We hope that you come back next year as surely the tour will resume ! Thank you again for your feedback and nice words about our agency. We would be more than happy to see you again and feel free to contact us again Have a great day ! Best regards, Cosmojin Team
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 that if it was closed on the day of my booking I would want to reschedule. I heard rumors from other travellers that the entire DMZ was closed because of swine flu,…
Date of experience: October 2019
3 Helpful votes
I am not a big fan of tours, but if you want to visit the DMZ and/or the JSA you have no choice, and I really want to visit both. I booked the CosmoJin tour and really enjoyed the experience. Highlights include the JSA, the Third Tunnel and the Observatory. The train station was…
Date of experience: August 2019
Response from CosmojinTeam, Guest Relations Manager at JSA & DMZ Tour(Tue-Fri)
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Dear Guest Warm Greeting from Cosmojin Travel Agency. Thank you for your feedback ! We are delighted that you enjoyed the tour. The JSA area is indeed the place that most foreigners want to see ! Even you might be lucky to see North Korean soldiers on the other side ! We hope that you will come back to Korea and use our service again Have a great day !
My husband and I booked a tour with this company as a gift to each other for our anniversary. However we have had nothing from them to say that the trip time was changed. Needless to say I’m not happy at all it was £200 of our hard earned money that was was stolen by this tour…
2 Helpful votes
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After carefully researching possible tours I regretfully landed on this tour. The dmz was closed due to a swing flu…
DMZ tour was cancelled due to the swine flu scare in the country. It was replaced with NLL tour, Northern Limit Lin…
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