Tour of Both Areas of the DMZ with a NK Defector

Tour of Both Areas of the DMZ with a NK Defector

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Tour of Both Areas of the DMZ with a NK Defector

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pin Depart Seoul Nat. Univ. of Education (교대역) Station Exit #14 (walk 1 min to WinK bus)


12 August, 2017

Tour of Both Areas of the DMZ with a NK Defector


Hello All, The WinK “DMZ Tour of Both Areas” is the best best way to see and get to know about the DMZ. It's gotten so many reviews, folks from overseas contact us asking when our tour is to see if it can match up with their visiting days. We have finely tuned an itinerary perfect to see so much in one day. We go to both Imjingak Area and Cheorwon Area in one day.

DMZ Tour and Rafting and Bungee with Pension Overnight is Also Available:

Rafting Day Trip Also Available:

DMZ TOUR of BOTH AREAS As far as DMZ tours go there are two main areas.

The first is the Im Jin Gak area to the northwest, where you can enjoy the Freedom Bridge and Tunnel #3, which is directly across. You can also explore the observation deck, where you can see the Gaesung Industrial Complex and North Korean towns and North Koreans moving about.

The second is the Cheorwon area which is about 1 hour east from Imjingak and directly north of Seoul where you can go to a very nice observation deck and Tunnel #2, as well as a battle field where a soldier who is currently on guard who speaks English will take you on a fascinating tour.

While Im Jin Gak is developed and modern, full of food stalls, fanfare and general hustle and bustle, Cheorwon is much quieter and traditional, preserving the way it's been for decades. The Cheorwon area also tends to be more lenient on taking photos as well. Although a majority of people prefer Cheorwon, both are worth seeing, and it really depends on your preference.

The difference between these areas is that Im Jin Gak is more famous (gateway to Gaesung business complex as well as Panmunjum with the main bridge that would connect north and south) and more crowded and more developed with food stalls and fanfare.

Most DMZ tours only allow you to see one area or the other. Since it’s tough to decide which we decided that we should do both!

This is the best DMZ tour in Korea. Period. Other "DMZ tours" do only half the trip. It’s like getting half the meal or watching half of a movie. Not cool.

To do both areas we have to leave early and stick to schedule.

And the monorail ride up to the observation deck is included in the price!^^

We must receive passport # or ARC # IN ADVANCE so we can print it out on a list to submit. And you MUST bring your passport or ARC with you. You must have either with you to get past. Please include this information in the email ( you send to us.

There is no dress code except that you are not wearing something obscene or something that could be a problem walking in Seoul.

The floor of the tunnel has an uneven surface, so certain types of shoes like high heels would not be advised. Korean nationals can also join.

For lunch you will be free to choose from a variety of Korean restaurants including within walking distance: Marinated Beef Bulgogi Hot Clay Bowl Bi Bim Bob Kalgucsoo Mandoo Dumpling Noodle House Tofu House

If you are a fast eater you will have time to walk down to the canyon. Also there is a statue of Im Kuk Jeong who is like the Korean Robinhood. And really, who doesn't love Robin Hood?

We looked into Panmunjum/JSA visit and found out that the only way to go there is by a tour package ran by 4 government authorized travel agencies. The panmunjum only day trip is 77,000 won and starts from Seoul. If you add the tunnel #3 tour it is 125,000 won. It’s a bit pricey and no way to do Panmujum and both areas of the DMZ in one day. We suggest you do our both areas of DMZ trip and then at a later time do the Panmunjum only tour if time allows.


8/12 (Sat) 6:30AM Suwon Station Pickup Possible (Check with us) 7:15AM Depart 교대역 (Seoul National Univ. of Education) Station Exit #14, walk 1 min to WinK bus 7:45AM Depart Hapjeong Station Exit #8 walk to front of 7/11 store 8:30AM Tour Imjingak Area (Freedom Bridge, Tunnel 3, Dora Observation Deck, Dora Station) 11:10AM Depart Area 12:30PM Arrive Cheorwon Area, Lunch and Visit Canyon Tour Cheorwon DMZ Area (Observation Deck, Goseokjeong Canyon, White Horse Ridge, etc.) 5:00PM Finish Tour Depart for Seoul Pension Drop Off 7:45PM Arrive Seoul


The price is 58,000 won per person which includes: 1. Chartered Bus transportation 2. Entrance fees to DMZ 3. Monorail Ride to Observation Hill 4. Explanation of background as related to the DMZ

GROUP DISCOUNT 3,000 KRW off for each person of a group of 5 to 9 5,000 KRW off to each person of a group of 10 or more To Qualify: The group leader must provide all names by email, from which point all deposits must be received within 24 hours. Group Sign Up means Refund is not available but name change is possible. Also group discounts are not available after the initial deposit has been made.

FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT 2,000 KRW discount for having attended 1 or 2 trips. 4,000 KRW discount for having attended 3 or 4 trips. 6,000 KRW discount for having attended 5 to 9 trips. 10,000 KRW discount for having attended 10 or more trips. TO APPLY: List all of your previous trips in your confirmation email. Cannot claim discount after deposit email has been received.

Choose one of the discounts. Both discounts cannot be applied. Please email us for all question to:

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(1) Send all inquiries to: WHENINKOREA@GMAIL.COM and be sure to check event page postings for any changes and updates before the trip. Trip Leader Contact Numbers will be posted day before the trip begins. Email response hours are 10AM to 6PM Mon-Fri.

(2) Deposit to: Woori Bank 우리은행 1002-544-603-817 Cho, William (조윌리엄) BANK CODE: 20


PAYPAL: Paypal amount will be the amount in won divided by 1,050. So as an example if it says 105,000 won then it’s $100 USD for paypal amount. USD only please.

(3) Send the following confirmation form to WHENINKOREA@GMAIL.COM after making your deposit.

GENDER: NAME (First Name Last Name): MIDDLE NAME (if you have it for your bank account) TRIP NAME: TRIP DEPARTURE DATE: DEPOSIT AMOUNT: DEPOSIT DATE: DEPOSIT TIME: CELL PHONE #: WHERE WILL YOU MEET US?: WHAT TIME?: WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM (which town or neighborhood will you go back to?): DOB/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ARC or PASSPORT NUMBER: WHAT OPTIONS/EXCEPTIONS IF ANY?: If you are a group, please include the above information for every member of your group and indicate who is leader.

(4) TRAVEL INSURANCE You can buy travel insurance online. Here is an example of one of the many sites where you can buy insurance online: We do not provide travel insurance. It is not required to have insurance to join the trip but highly recommend to get one in case. Please keep in mind the Liability Disclaimer below. We are not liable in anyway during or after the trip.

(5) LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: THIS TRAVEL GROUP IS NOT LIABLE IN ANYWAY DURING OR AFTER YOUR TRIP. Please be careful and be mindful of safety. You are responsible for your own safety. You have the right to not do anything that you believe is too dangerous. None of the activities will be forced on you against your own will.

(6) REFUND / CREDIT POLICY: Time of Deposit to 7 Days before Departure Time = 5,000 won Cancellation Charge per person. 7 Days to 72 hours before Departure Time = 30,000 won Cancellation Charge per person. 72 hours to 24 hours before Departure Time = 50,000 won Cancellation Charge per person. 24 Hours before Departure Time to Not Attend = 15,000 won non-transferable credit for future trip. Please provide account # by email to WHENINKOREA@GMAIL.COM in order to receive the remaining amount as refund or keep that amount as credit for your next trip.

Liability Disclaimer: THIS TRAVEL GROUP IS NOT LIABLE IN ANYWAY DURING OR AFTER YOUR TRIP. Please be careful and be mindful of safety. You are responsible for your own safety. You have the right to not do anything that you believe is too dangerous. None of the activities will be forced on you against your own will.

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