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Seoul, South Korea

Gyeongbok Palace

Jeju Island

Seoul, South Korea

South Korea, situated in the southern portion of the Korean peninsula, offers its visitors a dazzling array of experiences, stunning landscapes and vast riches of history and culture An engaging and welcoming place, Korea is a dream destination and benefits from a perfect mix of modernity and tradition, glittering technology, quirky villages and ancient temples. Its compact size and excellent infrastructure create an opportunity for an unforgettable experience.

Established

18 BC

Population

9.776 Million

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 6 Night hotel accommodations at a student-friendly hotel

  • Breakfast served daily at your hotel

  • 2 Group lunches

  • 3 Group dinners

  • Visit to Seoul

  • Seoul Guided City Tour

  • Visit to Changdeok Palace

  • Visit to Insadong and Namdaemun markets

  • Visit to Jeju Island

  • Visit to Osulloc Green Tea Museum

  • Visit to Cheonjeyeon Waterfall

  • Visit to Seoraksan National Park

  • Naksansa Temple Tour

  • Visit to Nami Island

  • Visit to The Garden of Morning Calm

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Upon Request

  • A-Z Travel Tour Manager

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon the number of paying passengers

  • Private security upon request

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Morning: Departure and flight to Seoul.

Afternoon: Welcome to Seoul! Upon arrival, meet your travel guide and transfer to the hotel. Check in and freshen up.

Evening: Enjoy your welcome dinner with the group at a local restaurant.

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Day 2

Morning: After breakfast, discover Seoul`s most known sites and attractions, learn the history and listen to engaging stories from your tour guide. First, stop at the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, the center of Zen Buddhism. Enjoy the tranquility and peace of the temple. Then, continue to Gyeongbok Palace and see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. After, explore the palace and learn its history and secret stories. Pass by the Presidential Blue House and head to Cheongwadae Sarangchae, where you can continue learning about the enchanting history of Seoul.

Afternoon: After lunch, head to Changdeok Palace and explore another stunning palace steeped in Korean heritage. Stop at the most known markets of Seoul – Insadong and Namdaemun. In Insadong you can find exotic antiques and visit art galleries, shops and second-hand bookstores. Namdaemun is a traditional market where you can browse for souvenirs and goods for bargains.

You have the option to admire a “Nanta” performance which is a hybrid artwork – a combination of a traditional folk performance named “Samulnori” combined with Western forms of performances.

Evening: Enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants and head back to the hotel for a rest before another adventure in the morning!

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Day 3

Morning: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will explore the west side of the famous Jeju island and see marvelous natural sites, stunning beaches, mountains and volcanic features.

Start your day by strolling along white sandy beaches of Hyupjae and Gumneung and feel the emerald green clear water wash over your feet. Then, relax in Hallim Park and take in the beautiful views of bonsai, palm trees, and diverse exotic plants.

Afternoon: You will stop at the Osulloc Green Tea Museum and learn about the traditional tea culture, try green tree snacks and take breathtaking photos of vast green fields. You will have a buffet lunch and, afterwards, take a cruise to see the scenic views of Jeju`s mountains and islands from the water. Your last stop will be the magnificent Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. According to a legend, the name means “the pond of God” and it is where nymphs come down to take a bath.

Evening: Have a traditional meal at a local restaurant and head to your hotel for a rest.

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Day 4

Morning: Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel! Today you will travel to Jeonju and spend your day exploring the traditional Hanok village which has 800 hanoks (traditional wooden homes). You will meet local people, savor traditional foods and experience a cooking class or craft workshop.

Start the 3,5-hour drive and learn about the village, its history, people and places you will be visiting. Upon arrival, take time to explore and stroll the scenic streets lined with traditional houses.

Afternoon: You will have the opportunity to savor many appetizing Korean delicacies at the many food stands and street vendors. Immerse yourself in the quaint and delightful atmosphere of the village. You have an option to take part in workshops where you will learn how to make a traditional rice cake dessert, create Korean delicacies, or construct your own Hanji fan.

Evening: Return to Seoul and enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 5

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, you will get back to nature in the scenic Seoraksan National Park, visit Buddhist temples and go for a hike on the third highest mountain in Korea.

Head towards the Taebaek mountain range in Seoraksan National Park. Visit Baekdam Valley and the Buddhist temple of Baekdamsa. Marvel at the stunning views from the mountain top.

Afternoon: After lunch, travel back in time while visiting the ancient Naksansa Temple built by the ambassador to the 30th king of the Silla period. This astounding complex accommodates several cultural icons, such as Seven Story Stone Tower and the Uisangdae Pavilion. Admire the tiled walls and black bamboo trees.

Evening: Upon arrival back in Seoul, meet for a group dinner and return to your hotel for rest.

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Day 6

Morning and afternoon: After a delicious breakfast, get ready for an unforgettable experience! Today you will visit Nami Island and the Garden of Morning Calm.

“Nami Island¬†is a half-moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty – King Sejo, who reigned from 1455 to 1468. Nami Island also declared its cultural independence and was reborn as the Naminara Republic. It has its own national flag, anthem, currency, passport, phone cards, stamps, orthography, and even a certification of citizenship.

Afternoon: After a lovely lunch, you will visit The Garden of Morning Calm which is one of Korea’s largest botanical gardens and promotes the beauty of Korean plants and flowers to the rest of the world. Explore the intricately sculpted trees, garden flowers and pathways of this mesmerizing garden heaven.

Evening: After arriving at your hotel, meet for a farewell dinner with your group. Return to hotel and rest before your trip back home.

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Day 7

Morning: After breakfast and check out, your group will depart for the Airport! Safe travels back home!

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