Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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.
Ready for a unique travel experiences South Korea fits the bill and then some. On this 10-day trip, you'll see the highlights in and around Seoul plus visit 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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Seoul||Day 1 Seoul|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Seoul||Day 2 Seoul (1B)|
Enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. Included Activities: Seoul City Tour Gyeongbokgung Palace
|Day 3||Seoul||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))
|Day 4||Gyeongjusi||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))
|Day 5||Busan||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))
|Day 6||Busan||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
|Day 7||Jejusi||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))
|Day 8||Jejusi||Day 8 Jeju-si (1B)|
Enjoy a tour of Jeju Islands highlights, including the Manjang Cave, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Seongeup folk village, and Sangumburi crater. Included Activities: Jeju Island Tour
|Day 9||Seoul||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))
|Day 10||Seoul||Day 10 Seoul (1B)|
Depart at anytime.
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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