This informative tour whisks you away from the high rise modernity of Seoul to all the way to Korea's past Goryeo Dynasty. A day trip to Incheon's Ganghwa Island (or Ganghwa-do), this tour lets you learn about the rich culture and history of this ancient location. Your travels kick off with a visit to the Sochang Experience Center and do many activities such as handkerchief making (a Korean tradition), hanbok wearing, learning about Goryeo's history, and even a paragliding virtual reality experience.
Learn more about the Korean War and the scars it has left on this divided peninsula by visiting the DMZ and Northern Limit Line, the most militarized strip of land in the world! Your English speaking guide will pick you up from your Seoul accommodation in the morning to take you to the DMZ. Make sure to bring your passport because there will be a checkpoint controlling access to the DMZ. After registering and passing the checkpoint, explore Imjingak Village and Park, the closest location Korean civilians can go to the border to mourn their separation with family members across the border, and Freedom Bridge, where POWs were traded after the armistice. Afterwards, descend into the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel to see the grand attempts by North Korea to prepare for a possible invasion of the south by tunneling through the DMZ defenses. Emerge from the tunnels and climb up to the observation points on Mt. Dora, where you will have a bird’s eye view of the DMZ and the fake propaganda “villages” set up by North Korea just beyond the DMZ. After having lunch, drive past the Iron Fence Zone of the DMZ to see the Northern Limit Line, the disputed maritime boundary between the two Koreas. Stop at the Peace Observatory to catch a glimpse of the North Korean village just across the border before heading back to Seoul.
Learn more about the Korean War and the scars it has left on this divided peninsula by visiting the Northern Limit Line, the disputed maritime boundary between North and South Korea. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and proceed to take you to the Northern Limit Line via the Iron Fence Zone along the border. You will be able to see markings of the armistice queue that has divided the two Koreas to this day.