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Ready for a unique travel experience? South Korea fits the bill and then some. On this ten-day trip, you'll see the highlights in and around Seoul plus visits to folk villages, unique Korean temples, and the incredible Jeju Island. Learn about the sombre history of North and South Korea and take an excursion to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two. This is the perfect snapshot of a country coming back into its own as a top travel destination.


Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145182
Starts: Seoul, South Korea Finishes: Seoul, South Korea
You will visit
  • Seoul
  • Seoul

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Seoul

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Seoul (1B)

Enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own.

Included Activities:
Seoul City Tour
Gyeongbokgung Palace

03

Day 3: Seoul (1B)

Travel to the DMZ in the morning by private bus and spend about 3-4 hrs visiting the site before returning back to Seoul for another night in the city.

Included Activities:
Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

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Day 4: Seoul/Gyeongju-si (1B)

Depart Seoul in the morning and travel by high-speed train to Gyeongju, taking just over 2 hrs to reach the city.

In the afternoon, enjoy an included tour of some local highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage temples.

Included Activities:
City Tour of Gyeongju

Transport:
Bullet train (2.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Gyeongju-si/Busan (1B)

Take a private van to visit the 500-year-old UNESCO site of Yangdong Folk Village, located in Gyeongju National Park, to get a feel for life during the early Joseon Dynasty.

Travel to the picturesque 14th century seaside temple, Haedong Yonggungsa. Continue to Busan and enjoy a walk or swim at Haeundae Beach, the most popular beach in South Korea, or perhaps a light trek on Dongbaek Island.

Included Activities:
Yangdong Folk Village
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Visit

Transport:
Travel to the village and back by private vehicle.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

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Day 6: Busan (1B, 1D)

Stay in rooms called Ondol. These rooms are very traditional, heated to be cozy and comfortable, with beds made up directly on the floor. The rooms here are multi-share, divided up by male and female rooms. Enjoy a traditional dinner and breakfast during the stay.

Have the opportunity to learn about temple etiquette, experience the daily drum and bell ritual, craft your own prayer beads and take an easy hike up to the oldest and highest temple in Busan for morning meditation.

Included Activities:
Jagalchi Fish Market
Overnight Temple Stay

07

Day 7: Busan/Jeju-si (1B)

Enjoy a final morning in Busan before a flight to Jeju Island. Arrive in Jeju in the afternoon.

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Jeju-si (1B)

Enjoy a tour of Jeju Island's highlights, including the Manjang Cave, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Seongeup folk village, and Sangumburi crater.

Included Activities:
Jeju Island Tour

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Day 9: Jeju-si/Seoul (1B)

Opt to visit some final sights during a free day in Jeju before a short flight back to Seoul.

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

10

Day 10: Seoul (1B)

Depart at anytime.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • City tour of Seoul
    • DMZ visit
    • City tour of Gyeongju
    • Yangdong Folk Village visit
    • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Visit
    • City tour of Busan
    • Jeju Island highlights tour
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels (8 nts), temple (1 nt, multi-share)
    Meals Included
    • 9 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Plane, private van, train, subway, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea
  • Sleep in a temple in Busan
  • Sample the diverse cuisine of Korea
  • Explore the highlights of Jeju Island.