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Korea JSA Tour

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The JSA (Joint Security Area) tour reveals all the secrets is an area which can be found inside the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea. 

JSA - on the border between the two Koreas
Visiting the JSA
The Joint Security Area
On the tour
The DMZ
The 'Third Tunnel'

JSA Tour

When making your reservation, you can choose between the following two options:

Joint Security Area

Having picked you up at your hotel in Seoul, we'll make our way to Panmunjeom, found to the extreme north of the country. Here we'll stop by one of the passport control points, which are scattered along the border between North and South Korea. Once the authorities have checked our documents, we'll head to the Demilitarized Zone, best known by its abbreviation: DMZ. Our way through this restricted area will be via Camp Bonifas: a United Nations Command post - and after another control point, and a brief explanation of the rules to follow in this most sensitive of areas, we'll begin our tour of the JSA - the Joint Security Area.

Uneasy looks between North and South Korean soldiers, diplomatic conflicts, espionage and more, the JSA is where the palpable tension between the two sides of Korea can best be felt. On our tour we'll visit Freedom House - a building constructed as a meeting place for families separated by the border during the Korean War - then we'll continue to see the JSA's other emblematic buildings such as the hall where the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953, and Imjingak Park. In the latter, we'll see different sculptures and commemorative monuments which pay tribute to the victims of the Korean War.

We'll make a stop in a place which must remain secret for the moment (it can't be revealed for reasons of security) to enjoy a local lunch. Then after eating we'll leave the area to visit, depending on availabilty, either one of the production centres for Korean amethyst, or Ginseng tea. Here you'll have the opportunity to learn about the traditions and customs of the country, beyond the conflict with North Korea.

The JSA tour then finishes at the Itaewon station, found in the centre of Seoul.

JSA and DMZ Excursion

The first half of this tour will follow the same itinerary as the JSA excursion - but following lunch, we'll make our way to the Unification bridge, between the two Koreas. This walkway takes us to the control point and the DMZ - the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Here we'll visit the Third Tunnel of Aggression, an underground gallery which runs underneath the area, from North Korean territory into the South. Having explored a section of this tunnel, we'll make our way to the Dora viewpoint, from where you'll be able to make out the municipality of Kijongdong using a telescope. The South Koreans call this place 'the town of propaganda', although North Koreans prefer 'the city of peace'.

From Dora, we'll make our way, as with the JSA trip, to an amethyst, or Ginseng tea production centre, before finishing the tour at the Itaewon station in the centre of Seoul.

DMZ Trip

If you would prefer to only visit the DMZ, you can also reserve the Korea DMZ tour from Seoul.

Important Information

  • Any children under 18 should come accompanied by an adult
  • It is obligatory to show your passport, both at the JSA and the DMZ.
  • The JSA and the DMZ are military areas, meaning you must follow the rules indicated by the armed personnel who control both.
  • The tour may be cancelled due to political, military, or diplomatic unrest.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
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Cancellations

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