If you want to visit the DMZ, you will have to book a tour such as the USO Tour. Individual visitors are not allowed and reservations must be booked in advance.
There are many groups for you to choose from that charge different prices, but one of the best known and most popular ways to visit the DMZ is with the United Service Organizations (USO). Tours depart from Camp Kim In Seoul.
Highlights include Panmunjom, 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, and Dorasan Station.
The tour also stops at a buffet style restaurant for lunch which costs 10,000 won. This is the only opportunity to purchase food.
You will need to bring your passport.
Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Do not be late for any reason.
There is a strict dress code that must be followed. Read more about it here.
Booking with the USO
To book visit the Koridoor website at http://www.koridoor.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=travelInfo&wr_id=221. Click on Schedule & Bookings at the top left when you are ready to choose a date.
Koridoor is an official affiliate of the USO.
Dates and Times
Tours are available on most, but not all, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Generally, times are 1230 on Wednesdays, 730 on Fridays, and 730, 900, and sometimes 1230 on Saturdays.
Exact times and dates vary by week. The schedule for each month can be viewed at http://www.koridoor.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=schedule.
Click on the link for “DMZ/JSA & 3rd Tunnel…” on the day of your choice, and then on Reservation on the next page.
96,000 won, or about $87, per person (civilian).
Directions And Getting There
Take Subway Line 4 or Line 6 to Samgakji Station (Exit 10).
Camp Kim will be on the left after a 5-7 minute walk from the exit.
Take Subway Line 1 to Namyoung Station (Exit 1).
After exiting, walk 100 meters to an intersection and turn right. Camp Kim will be on the right after 150 meters.