Best of South Korea

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: South Korea
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

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.

On this 10-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 somber 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.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 Seoul

Arrive at any time.

 

Days 2-3 Seoul /Demilitarized Zone

Enjoy a city tour in the bustling capital of South Korea. Visit different areas of the city as well as the Gyengbokgung Palace. On Day 3 visit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. With over a million soldiers on watch each day, it is one of the last remnants of the Cold War.

 

Days 4-5 Gyeongju/Yangdong

Arrive to the second-largest city in South Korea. Visit sights around Gyeongju on an included tour, like the UNESCO sites of Seoguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple. In the afternoon, 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.

 

Day 6 Gampo/Busan

In the morning, travel to Gampo to visit the ancient Twin Pagodas of Gaeunsa Temple and the underwater tomb of King Munmu. From there, continue on to Busan for an overnight in a local temple.

 

Day 7 Busan/Jeju Island

Enjoy a morning tour of Busan before a flight to Jeju Island. Visit the bustling Jagalchi fish market, Gujesijang market and Yongdusan Park. Arrive to Jeju in the evening.

 

Day 8 Jeju

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

 

Day 9 Jeju/Seoul

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

 

Day 10 Seoul

Depart at anytime.

 

 

What's Included

  • City tour of Seoul. DMZ visit. City tour of Gyeongju. Yangdong Folk Village visit. Twin Pagodas visit (Gampo). Tomb of King Munmu visit. City tour of Busan. Jeju Island highlights tour. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 dinner. (Allow USD250-300 for meals not included.)
  • Standard hotels (8 nts), temple (1 nt, multi-share).
  • Plane, private van, train, subway, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

 

 

Specifics

  • Cost: From £1899
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Start/Finish: Seoul to Seoul
  • Trip Code: AKBK

 

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