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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route

Highlights
  • Private DMZ tour along a spy commando infiltration route
  • See where 22 North Korean spies crept across the fortified border of the DMZ in 1968
  • Stop at an artillery base and witness North Korean village life at a civilian observation post
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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
US$ 138.00
Overview
Travel with a private guide to one of the most important pieces of territory in Korea, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has marked the division between North and South Korea since the Korean War. After pickup in Seoul, your guide shows you the highlights of the DMZ, including Imjingak Peace Park, a model North Korean village, and the invasion route that North Korean spy commandos used when they infiltrated the world’s most heavily fortified border in 1968. Visit the War Memorial of Korea back in Seoul, before drop-off at your hotel.
What to Expect
For a different kind of sightseeing tour in Korea, grab your passport and travel by private vehicle to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a small but important strip of land that has divided line North and South Korea since 1953.

As you drive to your first stop in the DMZ, your guide shares facts that illuminate the history of the Korean conflict. Upon your arrival at Imjingak Peace Park, see war artifacts and an artillery base with an authentic M109 Howitzer. Then go inside the DMZ to visit an army base where 22 North Korean spy commandos infiltrated the border in 1968. Hear about North Korea's three-day battle with the South Korean army and US army and take the short climb to the military observation post.

For lunch, dine on North Korean–style barbecued duck (vegetarian meals arranged upon request), then walk to a nearby civilian observation point. Peek through a telephoto lens to observe a model North Korean village, learning from your guide about life on the other side of the border.

Head back to Seoul, stopping to search for traces of bullet marks that are etched in the surrounding rocks and trees — evidence of the fighting between the United States Forces Korea and North Korean spy commandos.

Finally, visit a key location for anyone interested in Korean military history: the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul at Yongsan-dong. The impressive building was once at the headquarters for Korea's Infantry, and has been transformed into a military museum with exhibits of military tanks, artillery and fighter planes.

At the end of your full-day tour, your guide returns you to your hotel.
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Reviews (61)

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Eye Opening Tour

Really exception tour. Our tour guide, Minho, was incredibly knowledgeable and full of useful information and insights on everything we saw on the tour. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in history and in the Korean situation in particular. Highly recommend.

3  Thank James M
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi James! Thanks for your kind review and recommendation of our tour. Our best regards to Ruth as well. All the best and happiness. Thank you. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

Reviewed 1 week ago
Really cool visit to the DMZ

I had planned this trip a long time before and looked really forward to it. We were picked up by our guide Sunny and driver Tommy in our hotel, which was very convenient as the temperature already rose very high. During the day it only...More

2  Thank Rik t
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Rik. Thank for your kind and hearty reviews which would certainly be much help for the future travelers when they decide which one and which part. Many thanks to your wife and daughter too. DMZ SPY TOUR TEAM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Unique insights - worth doing the private tour

We had a fantastic experience on the private DMZ tour with Scott as our tour guide. We hadn’t initially intended to go with the private tour, but this ended up being one of a limited set of options as we had to book at the...More

1  Thank Ava M
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ava! we are very thankful to hear from you again.a month time after your tour with us. Memory doesn't usually go long but we all here should appreciate you didn't forget us and leave your good review here now. Happy that you and your...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Interesting experience and fun day

We were picked up at the hotel as agreed at 7:30. Our guide, Scott, was right on time. We drove from the hotel to a viewing point where we had our first view of North Corea. All the way there and through the tour was...More

3  Thank Cuso1960
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Many thanks S! for your kind review. We are also happy that you enjoyed the day out with our tour. Thanks for kind words to our Scott as well. Best regards to H who endeavored to organize the tour with us. We wish you all...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience

Our day was a bit off script from what the tour indicated. This was due to some of the more active military movements as of late. Our guide Peter did a great job of explaining the situation and staying flexible. We had a fantastic time...More

3  Thank Christopher T
Shawn L, Guest Relations Manager at DMZ Spy Tour - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Dear Chris, Very much appreciate your warm understanding on what happened in DMZ army camp on that day, where as you said something of military reason could abruptly happen without prior notice. Because it's not ordinary tourist attraction but real DMZ guard camp. We therefore...More

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Ckinkead
29 July 2018|
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Response from Mike07s | Reviewed this property |
We were dropped off at our hotel in Gangnam around 18:00, that was on a Saturday.
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ye ri J
1 July 2018|
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Response from Amber P | Reviewed this property |
That wasn’t true in my case. My dad is a Dutch citizen, my sister in law is Korean and the rest of us are US citizens. We just had to make sure we all had our passports because they won’t let you in without it. Hope this... More
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5 April 2018|
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Response from Etienne L | Reviewed this property |
no it doesn't. have a good trip.
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