Only Cosmojin DMZ Morning Tour with North Korean Defector

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  • dmzOnly Cosmojin DMZ Morning Tour with North Korean Defector
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Tour issue

▶ Every Monday, National Holidays (Except Korean's New years & Thanksgiving day) is closed
But if the National Holidays is on weekend(Saturday, Sunday), DMZ might be operate.
▶ Since DMZ is the military zone, You have to follow the rules
▶ Must have PASSPORT
▶ DMZ will be replaced by another itinerary non-refundable when it is closed in case of some special situation.(Heavy rain or snow, military training) (Tomorrow's Whistle-Bunker Beat 131-Odusan Unification Tower-The War memorial of Korea)


There are at least 30,000 North Korean defectors who felt devastated in living in a horror and fear and desperate to escape from them. North Korea has been well known for censorship, limitation, restraint, and total control over people of North Korean. The people of North Korea also live in hunger and unimaginable living condition and a lot of them are now trying to escape from all the shackles, risking their lives to come to South Korea in search of freedom.

These defectors who successfully came to Korea now join Cosmojin Travel to share their terrifying experiences while living in North Korea and give you the change to understand and know exactly how North Korean people are deceived and fed with lies and how much worse the condition they are in than what has been told on CNN.


This Morning DMZ Tour with our specially assigned North Korean defectors that Cosmojin Travel provides, is a limited time only tour for 90 lucky tourists and you could interact with a real North Korean in person on the same tour bus while visiting one of the MUST-VISIT tourist attractions in Korea. You can also ask very insightful questions about North Korean lives and this is definitely one of the most breathtaking experiences you had never done before.

Book now for this very unique and fascinating DMZ Tour that only Cosmojin Travel can do for the 90 luckiest tourists. Don’t miss it out!!

Get a complete picture of the Korean Demilitarized Zone on this morning tour. With a fully licensed and long experienced DMZ tour guide and a newly recruited North Korean defector as a team, you will hear about enlightening commentary on very real stories of North Korea while exploring highlights such as the Dorasan Station, the Dora Observatory, the Third Infiltration Tunnel, the DMZ Theater, the Unification Bridge, Imjingak Park, and others.

Comprehensive tour of the Korean demilitarized zone

Enlightening commentary from a professional guide and a real North Korean defector

Visit all the highlights on a single tour

Transportation from Seoul


What you can expect

▶Learn the reality of North Korea by a North Korean Defector

▶ Professional Guide

▶ Historical behind stories of DMZ


▶ Travel with a Real North Korean Defector

▶ History of Korea War


▶ The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel


Hotel → Imjingak Park → The Unification Bridge → ID Check → DMZ theater and exhibition hall → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dora Observatory → Dorasan Station → Q&A with N.Korean Defector → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Myeongdong Sending
  1. 임진각2.jpg Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. Three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center. 400 kinds of photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 kinds of tanks and crafts on display that were used during the war. Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite of Imjingak, is famous for the place where people from North Korea visit and perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometown every New Years Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of the Freedom, South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea, stands behind Mangbaedan Alter. In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under construction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. Imjingak is now one of the famous tourist spots for foreigners in Gyeonggi-do because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points
  2. 통일대교2.jpg The bridge is more like a symbolic bridge built back in 1998, wishing unification between two Koreas. It was built by Hyundai Business Group of South Korea. Underneath the bridge you can see a river which is called Imjingang, coming down from North Korea. The bridge also has a nickname which is the “Cow Bridge”. The founder of Hyundai whose name was Jung Juyoung crossed this bridge and went to North Korea back in 1998 with precisely 1,001 cows. Since then, we have been calling it the cow bridge. Of course all the cows he took with him were part of humanitarian donations for North Korean people.
  3. info_photo_1229_1.jpg If you look outside, you can see some soldiers wearing a green color camouflage uniform. They are South Korean soldiers or ROK soldiers currently serving their mandatory military service for 21 months. All men in South Korea have to serve the military mandatorily for 21 months, but it’s not required for women. I also served for 26 months a long time ago right after college, and it was longer than right now. Military service is getting shorter and shorter. However, the situation is a lot more terrible in North Korea. First of all, it’s mandatory for both genders, men and women. Men have to serve for 10 years while women serve for 7 years, but this is just for normal kinds of soldiers. For a special forces like Marine Corps and Airborne, they have to serve for 13 years. 
  4. info_photo_1100_1.jpg It’s a unique museum within the civilian control line. The museum, on which the nation and provinces had spent 44.5 billion Korean won, officially opened on 08, 14, 2009. DMZ Showroom displays leaflets used during the 6.25 Korean Civil War, military letters, bayonets, empty cartridges, pottery found in DMZ, taxidermied birds and etc. DMZ Video Room features three-dimensional moving pictures. By watching them, you can easily understand how Korea got divided.   
  5. 제2땅굴2.PNG The highlight of the DMZ tour is to explore a tunnel dug by North Korea. Since 1974, South Army has discovered four tunnels crossing the MDL. The tunnels are believed to have been planned as a military invasion or infiltration route. Each tunnel is large enough to enable the passage of thirty thousand soldiers in one hour. The 3rd tunnel discovered in 1978 penetrates into South Korea by 435 meters beyond the ceasefire line. You are going to hear how the tunnel was discovered with more detailed information. After listening to the story, you will enter into the actual tunnel to find the ambition of North Korea to make another sudden invasion. In addition, you are going to watch a short documentary film at the DMZ theater, and look around relics and reproductions of Korean War at its small exhibition hall. 
  6. 도라전망대.jpg Dora Observatory, or OP Dora is the closest observation post to North Korea. From the observation platform, North Korean scenery is visible, and so are the outskirts of Gaeseong City, the 3rd largest city of North Korea. Especially, you can view the Gaeseong Industrial Complex operated by both Koreas. If you use the binocular, a statute of Kim Il-sung can be found near the Gaeseong City. You can also observe a fake North Korean border village. Within DMZ of North side, there’s a small village called “Propaganda Village.” On a clear day, you can view through binocular that it is actually a deserted town. Like a multi-million dollar Hollywood filming set, some lights flicker on and off at set times to create the illusion of people living there. 
  7. 도라산역.jpg A sign in the station reads, “Not the last station from the South, But the first station toward the North.” For now, it is the northernmost station of South Korea which is only 700m, or a half mile away from the southern boundary of DMZ. The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreas and the hope of a future. Although the tracks are connected, the north regime doesnt allow trains to pass through, making $40 million station sit unused. However, it serves as a beacon of hope for the reunification of two Koreas. Currently, it’s the last stop, but someday it will take you to Europe through the Trans-Siberian Railway.
  8. 인삼 자수정5.png The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.  Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.
  9. info_photo_542_4.jpg Myeong-dong Street is a one kilometer area from Myeong-dong Station to Euljiro and Lotte Department Store. Myeong-dong is the busiest region in Seoul and is the leader in Korean fashion trends. Not only will you find large shopping malls and famous brand name shops where you can find clothing and shoes, but fast food chains, cozy cafes and specialty restaurants fill the alleys.

Why Cosmojin

Welcome to CosmoJin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 17 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for travelers and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

However, we did not just run city tours only. We are also well prepared for DMZ/JSA tours. 
Well prepared tour is safe & fun. As you will be entering the DMZ, live military action zone, you need to be with professionals like us.

Come along! With professional Korea Tour Agency, CosmoJin.

Tour Included

▶ Professional English Guide
▶ North Korea Defector
▶ Transportation
▶ Entrance Fee

Tour Excluded

▶ Lunch
▶ Sending Service

Pick-up Service

▶ President Hotel 1st floor In the Lobby at 08:10 A.M

Sending Service

▶ President Hotel

Check List

▶ Every Monday, National Holidays (Except Korean's New years & Thanksgiving day) is closed
But if the National Holidays is on weekend(Saturday, Sunday), DMZ might be operate.

▶ For foreigners, Requires Passport

▶ For Natives, Requires Identification

▶ DMZ will be replaced by another itinerary non-refundable when it is closed in case of some special situation.(Heavy rain or snow, military training)

*Plan B: Please refer to URL : https://www.cosmojin.com/cosmojin3/DMZ_n2_dmzarea.jpg

Payment / Cancelation

▶ 1 Day before the tour date : NO cancellation fee
▶ After 18:00 : 100% of cancellation fee
▶ No show on tour date : 100% of cancellation fee


Cosmojin is registered in liability insurance corresponding KRW 300,000,000 for travel business license.

  • The customers are not registered for accident insurance covering the medical expenses in case of accidents happening on the day of the event, so please check beforehand with the tour guide if customers are registered with travel insurance from homeland.
  • Please refer to the special terms and conditions on the website for insurance coverage.

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  • 2018-11-09


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