I recently spent a day touring the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) at the border (45th parallel) between North and South Korea. It is widely accepted as the most dangerous border in the world. You can book a tour to the DMZ at the Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan that includes lunch HERE.

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DMZ Tours

Here are a few places you can book a DMZ Tour:

Panmunjeom Travel Center

http://www.panmunjomtour.com Telephone: +82-2-771-5593 (Korean, English, Japanese) Price: 60,000-77,000 won (~$60-$77 USD). All tours include lunch. Note: Tours offered in Korean, English, and Japanese. This is the only company that allows you to meet a North Korean defector/refugee, ask them questions, and better understand the human rights issues of North Korea.

Koridoor

http://www.koridoor.co.kr Telephone: 02-6383-2570 ext. 2 Price: 43-89,000 won (~$41-$80 USD). Most tours include lunch. Notes: Tours offered in English.

JSA DMZ TOUR

http://www.jsatour.com Telephone: +82-2-2266-3350 Price: 85,000-120,000 won (~$85-$120 USD). All tours include lunch. Notes: Tours offered in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.

International Culture Service Club

http://www.tourdmz.com Telephone: +82-2-755-0073 Price: 65,000-85,000 won (~$65-$85 USD). All tours include lunch. Notes: Tours offered in Korean, English, and Japanese. This is the only company that does Saturday tours.

Seoul City Tour

http://www.seoulcitytour.net Telephone: +82-2-774-3345 Price: 40,000-125,000 won (~$40-$125 USD). Only some tours include lunch. Notes: Tours of the DMZ are available in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.

KTB Tour 

http://www.go2korea.co.kr Telephone: +82-2-778-0150 Price: 65,000-130,000 won (~$65-$130 USD). All tours include lunch. Notes: Tours offered in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.

DMZ & JSA Tour

http://www.cosmojin.com Telephone: +82-2-318-0345 (Korean, English, Japanese), +82-2-318-0425 (Chinese) Price: 46,000 won (~$46 USD) for half-day tour, 87,000 won (~$87 USD) for full-day tour. Lunch included on a full-day tour. Notes: DMZ Tours are offered in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese.

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