I am planning to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone while staying in Seoul and would like to get tour options. Anyone has done this?
Prices, schedule and tips are most welcome.
Here are 2 sample companies organizing these trips as a group tour:
There are several different places to see, such as the DMZ with its fences, some tunnels and the border crossings of course. Because of the many different combination of locations that you can see in a half-day or full-day course, the prices also vary a lot, between 40-100 USD.
If you want to have something more personalized, you can also arrange a private guide, but of course the price will be in a different dimension (up to 500 USD/person, less if there are more people).
There is also the option of being guided by a local instead of a professional guide. The price of 450 USD for a 8 hour is for a whole group.
If you read the descriptions, you will see that some of them involve hiking, some are very short and others take a whole day. So I would suggest you decide how much time you want to spend and how much money to make a selection.