KR1 SOUTH KOREA TOURSEARCH TOUR
Dynamic & Traditional
Seoul: city tour & the DMZ; Mt Seorak: craggy peaks, waterfalls, forests, hiking trails, mysterious temples; Haeinsa Temple: Buddhist treasure; Gyeongju: royal tombs, temples, palace sites, fortress ruins; Busan: city tour
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Wed 11 Oct 2017||Thu 19 Oct 2017||$2850 USD|
|Tue 27 Mar 2018||Wed 04 Apr 2018||$2850 USD|
|Wed 10 Oct 2018||Thu 18 Oct 2018||$2850 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $490 USD (number of singles limited).
This fun-packed South Korea tour touches down in Seoul, one of the most exciting, dynamic and rapidly evolving cities in the world and one that boasts historic and cultural attractions around every corner. We visit the National Folk Museum, the Blue House, the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace and a Folk Village, which showcases Korean life as it was in the past through its centuries-old architectural style and the traditional lifestyles of its inhabitants. At the foot of the slopes of Mount Seorak, we enjoy picturesque the countryside of forests, waterfalls and towering peaks and investigate mysterious temples and remote hermitages, before a cable car speeds our ascent up the mountainside for spectacular vistas and stunningly situated temples. We spend time admiring the Tripikata Koreana, one of the country's most famous cultural treasures, and we explore the royal tombs, fortress ruins and palace sites around the UNESCO-designated ancient cultural city of Gyeonjiu before ending our nine-day adventure in Busan, Korea's second-largest city.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Haeinsa Tourist Hotel
Country: South Korea
Located near Haeinsa Temple and Mt. Gayasan National Park, Haeinsa Tourist Hotel provides you with good service and beautiful environment. ... TV, refrigerator, slippers, safe box, mini bar.
Breakfast and dinner (mostly at local restaurants) are included daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals.
Seasonality and Weather
Spring can expect warm temperatures with moderate humidity. March / April dates can expect daytime high temperatures of about 17-21 C (63-68 F), with chilly mornings and evenings. Our fall departure coincides with the beginning of the drier time of year and cool temperatures with highs ranging 15-18 C (60-66 F). Rain showers can occur at any time, though their likelihood decreases the later we get into the fall. Our fall date is set to coincide with autumn leaf colour, though this varies from year to year.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Private air conditioned bus; internal flight via scheduled carrier. You must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces.
There is also a very strong culinary element to this trip. Breakfasts feature Asian as well as Western items, but our dinners out at local restaurants will feature a wide range of local specialties. Eating is very much a cultural experience in this part of the world, and this aspect of our program is an integral part of the overall experience. Though individual tastes and requirements will be taken into account by your leader who will be organizing our evening meals on-the-go, if you are strictly a meat-and-potatoes person, or a strict vegan / gluten-free etc, you may find your preferences significantly challenged on this tour.
All hotels are centrally-located, Western style, air-conditioned, 3-4 star standard with private bath facilities. Laundry service is available at most hotels for a rather high price. All hotel rooms are well equipped and usually include coffee/tea making facilities. Most hotels have hairdryers and irons. Some hotels have indoor/outdoor swimming pools. NOTE: Specially designated non-smoking rooms are generally not available (they are unfamiliar with the concept). We automatically request non-smoking rooms wherever they are available, though we cannot promise this. Porters are generally available (see 'Inclusions').
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local guides at various locations.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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