Time for a spring trip! We’ll embark for the DMZ to Panmunjom. This is as close as you can get to the border between the two Koreas.
The trip will be about 6-7 hours total on Saturday, May 24… starting at 11AM. And this won’t be any ordinary DMZ tour. Of course we’ll have the regular English-speaking tour guide, bus transportation and meal included in the package.
But for our own group, we will be accompanied by Joanna Hosaniak of the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights. She most recently came back from Geneva where she was instrumental in working on the recent UN Human Rights Council investigation into North Korean human rights violations. Her work puts her into close contact with refugees who have settled here in South Korea and her own background of growing up in Poland gives unique insight into the potential of North Korea’s possible transition out of Communism. She will share her stories and you can ask her your own burning questions.
-Sean, AAJA Seoul VP
ITINERARY (STARTS at 11:30AM… ARRIVE at Lotte Hotel (Myeongdong) at 11:00AM
Departure(Passport and Attire Check)
Start for Destination(Freedom Highway), Guide will be provide an overview description of the DMZ
Break & Go for Lunch
Pass through Unification Bridge (Passport Check), Arrive at JSA Camp Bonifas
Slides show provided on JSA
JSA (Panmunjom) tour (Advanced camp-Freedom house-Conference room- Observation post of visitor-Bridge of No return-Stump of felled tree)
Return to Seoul/Arrive
(ENDS at 5:30PM)
** Definitely take note of the dress code!
As the Panmunjom JSA tour takes place in a spot where North and South Korea coexist, the following needs to be taken note of when applying for the tour. 1. You must be ready and waiting at the designated spot 20 minutes before the departure time on the day of the tour. 2. You must have your passport with you on the tour. 3. The tour is not permitted to children of the age 11 or below. 4. No drinking of alcohol is allowed before the tour. 5. You must follow the instructions of your tour guide while on the tour. 6. Please be sure to reconfirm you reservation on the day before the tour as there can be schedule adjustments made due to the sudden scheduling of meetings, military training or VIP visits. 7. ● Dress code: No jeans(the color has faded and torn), no leather pants, no short pants, no tank tops …or sleeveless shirts, no training pants, no military style, no T-shirts (must be collared shirts), no Shirts …with profane, provocative or demeaning representations, no leggings, no skinny jeans. ● No shorts-for the skirts/dresses they need to be about knee length. ● No slippers, flip-flops, sandals. 8. If a part of tour schedule is cancelled by unexpected condition of Panmunjom, No refund. 9. You can bring your camera. However you are strictly asked to follow the instructions of your tour guide when and where to take a photo.
AAJA Members: 95,000 won
Non-AAJA Members: 115,000 won
You must send your full name, nationality and passport number to me by MONDAY, MAY 19th along with the fee. But it’s better to do it earlier rather than later because the tour bus fills up quickly.