Best of Korea 11days | Seoul, Yeosu, Jeju, Busan+
Best of Korea 11days | Seoul, Gyeongju, Jeju, Busan+ Program
SAT -Day 1 : Seoul
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel around 08:30-09:00 am. Seoul full day sightseeing – Jogyesa temple →Gyeongbokgung Palace(Deoksu Palace on Tue). The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony → National Folk Museum → Korean Ginseng Center or Amethyst shop and transfer to Korean Folk village. Korean Folk Village (an hour and half drive away from Seoul) – you will experience the culture of the late Joseon Dynasty, It’s huge village that has about 260 different types of house of each province. → Return to Seoul and take a rest.
(It’s subject to change to N Seoul tower tour instead of Korean Folk Village.)
SUN -Day 2 : Seoul, Gongju, Buyeo, Jeonju
Meet a guide at parking lot in front of Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, at GwanghwamunIntersection,Seoul
08:00am →Depart Seoul to Gongju(130Km/1.5hours) / Visit The Tomb of King Muryeong(UNESCO)→ Gongsanseong Fortress(UNESCO)→Depart to Buyeo (1.5hours), an ancient capital of theBaekje Dynasty. Stop by “NakhwaamCliff Observatory” where 3,000 court ladies of Baekje plunged into the river to avoid being
captured and dishonored when enemy breached the castle on the last day of the Kingdom → Proceed to
Jeonju (80Km/1 hr) to visit JeonjuHanok Village including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok.→
Check-into your hotel and have leisure time.
MON -Day 3 : Jeonju, Gwangju, Suncheon, Yeosu
Breakfast at your hotel →Transfer to Gwangju (100km / 1hr 20min), the leading city of Honam region and
birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea→Visit May 18th National Cemetery →Suncheon
(100km/ 1hr) where you will visit Suncheon Bay Garden →Move to Yeosu, a port city and look around the
Historic Site of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s Path→Check-in to our hotel.
TUE -Day 4 : Yeosu, Jinju, Jeju
Breakfast at your hotel at Yeosu →Jinjuseong Fortress –historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592.→ Move to Busan(100Km/1.5hrs) →Arrive at Gimhae domestic airport → Depart from Gimhae domestic airport (1st floor, Ticket office of the bus)→Arrive at Jeju and meet your driver → Transfer to hotel and take a rest.
*Jeju-do’s volcanic island and lava tubes are registered as UNESCO’s world natural heritage. Jeju-do(island) is the premier tourist destination in Korea because of its stunning natural scenery and superior tourist amenities. Scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves lie in harmony and the mild weather makes Jeju-do an even more ideal tourist site.
WED – Day 5 : Jeju
Breakfast at your hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit Hyupjae Beach, Hallim Park where you can enjoy Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden and much more. and O’sulloc Tea Museum which was opened by Amore Pacific in 2001 with the aim of introducing and spreading Korean teas and the traditional tea culture of Korea.
After lunch, take Sanbang Mountain Cruise and Cheonjeyeon falls, named “The Pond of God,” consists of three sections. Stop by shopping center and transfer to your hotel.
THU -Day 6 : Jeju, Busan
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to the farm and enjoy horseback riding, one of fun activity that will make you feel like royalty, The Seongeup Folk Village where shows the unique culture of Jeju Island.
After lunch, Visit Haenyeo Museum where exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives or enjoy woman diver show(Unesco Intangible Cultural asset) and Manjanggul which holds great value for science and conservation studies, having well-maintained formations despite being formed over one hundred thousand years ago. Stop by Korean Jewelry Amethyst or local product store. Transfer to Jeju airport and fly to Busan by domesic air. Arrive at Busan airport, transfer to hotel
FRI -Day 7 : Busan, Gyeogju
After breakfast at the hotel, meet a guide for a full day sightseeing in Busan. Visit Haeundae Beach, the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5 kilometers long, over a 30- to 50-meter wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay. Proceed to Yonggungsa Temple via Dalmaji-gil Road, famous for its views of the blue ocean, white sandy beach, Camellia forest, and pine tree forest, creating one of Busan’s eight scenic sites. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. Transfer to Gamcheon Culture Villiage, formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname “Machu Picchu of Busan. Continue to visit Korea’s largest seafood market, Jagalchi Fishery market and BIFF Square.
Transfer to Gyeongju(1.5hrs by car) and visit Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. You can enjoy the reflection of Imhaejeon in Wolji during the night.
SAT -Day 8 : Gyeongju, Daegu
Breakfast at the hotel. Met by our guide at 08:30 am.
Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Along with Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, its historical district has been designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Gyeongju National Museum, & Cheomgseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO world heritage) – an artificial stone temple made of granites, located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-Sattava and his disciples. It was built to preserve these statues.
Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Move to Daegu city for overnight which is a largest and central city of this province. Check in at Hotel and take a rest
SUN -Day 9 : Daegu Haeinsa Temple, Andong, Pyeongchang
After Check-out, move to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure “ TripitakaKoreana ”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha. And then transfer to AndongHahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty.
Moreover, the Village are not artificial; there are people who actually live there. The Hahoe Village has become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain several years ago. And then transfer to Gangneung, one of 2018 PyeongchangOlympic Cities.
MON -Day 10 : Pyeongchang, Mr.Sorak, Seoul
Move to Seoraksan National Park of which the peaks break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. UNESCO designated this park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to so many rare species found here. Visit Sinheungsa-temple located in Mt.Seorak which is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, built by a great monk Jajangyulsa (590~658). (Optional Tour: Gwongeumseong Cable Car–USD15pp). Gwongeumseong is a site of castle ruins located on the steep Dol Mountain of Seoraksan National Park area. After sightseeing of Seoraksan National Park, move to Seoul. Drop off at Seoul hotel.
TUE -Day 11 : Seoul
After breakfast at your hotel, Have your own time to explore exotic Seoul. Our tour program ends.
**During the peak season in October, the Seoraksan National Park will restrict buses and medium size bus for entries.
Therefore, the bus must park at C District Square and you must walk 3.6km to the entrance from C District Square.
So please be aware of that we might not be able to visit Seoraksan National Park for this tour.
Hotel accommodation with twin sharing with breakfast, Guide (Bi-lingual tour guide).
Transportation (as itinerary), Entrance fees.
Dependents on your group size the vehicle type will be decided in 10 days before the program starts
Gratuity for the guide and driver, Travel Insurance.
Optional tour fees ,Lunch&Dinner, Single room charge, International & Domestic Air
10% – 14days before, 20% -13 to 8 days before, 100% – 1week to departureday