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Korea Perfection - 9 Days - Tour Only


Korea Perfection Tour Map

Summary


This South Korean tour starts and ends in Seoul and includes some of the best tourist destinations in Korea.


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Itinerary


Day 1 (Sunday) Seoul - Gongju - Jeonju


Assemble at the tour meeting point which is the car park of Dongwha Duty free mall, (exit number 6 of Gwanghwamun subway station), by 8:00am.

We leave Seoul to travel to Gongju.

In Gongju we visit the Tomb of King Muryeong (UNESCO), Gongsanseong Fortress (UNESCO), and then proceed to Jeonju to visit Jeonju Hanok Village (UNESCO), which includes around 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok.

Check-into your hotel and the remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Hotel: Ramada Jeonju Hotel or similar


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Day 2 (Monday) Jeonju - Suncheon - Yeosu


After breakfast at your hotel, our South Korea Tour continues when we transfer to Gwangju, the leading city of the Honam region and birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea.

We pay a visit to May 18th National Cemetery.

Next we move on to Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park.

We then travel to Yeosu, a port city and look around the Fish Market, also sightseeing the Industrial Complex night scene.

Transfer to Jinju.

Hotel: Yeosu Ramada Hotel or similar 


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Day 3 (Tuesday) Yeosu - Jinju - Busan - Jeju Island


After breakfast at your hotel , we visit Jinjuseong Fortress, a Chokseoknu edifice historically linked to the Japanese invasion of 1592.

Check back into the hotel and take a rest before moving on to Gimhae airport to fly to Jeju Island.

We arrive at Jeju Island and are met by our Guide.

Jeju-do’s volcanic island and Manjanggul Lava Tubes have been 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.

Transfer to hotel and take a rest .

Hotel: Jeju Grand Hyatt or similar


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Day 4 (Wednesday) Jeju Island


Breakfast at your hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing.

Visit Hyeopjae Beach, Hallim Park where you can enjoy Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden and much more. Visit Osulloc 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 a Sanbang Mountain Cruise. Cheonjeyeon falls, named "The Pond of God," consists of three sections.

Hotel: Jeju Grand Hyatt or similar


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Day 5 (Thursday) Jeju Island - Busan


Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to a farm and enjoy horseback riding, one of fun activities that will make you feel like royalty.

Seongeup Folk Village 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).

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, rises 180 meters above sea level due to a magma flow under the sea over 5,000 years ago and it was originally a separate island. A build-up of sand and soil has connected it to the main island.

Manjanggul which holds great value for science and conservation studies, having well-maintained formations despite being formed over one hundred thousand years ago.

We transfer to Jeju Airport and Fly to Busan. Arriving at Busan Airport we transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy your own free time at Haeundae Beach, where the sandy shore stretches between the sea and Busan's high-rise buildings.

Hotel: Busan Ramada Encore Hotel or similar (4 star)


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Day 6 (Friday) Busan - Gyeongju


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 traditional market.

Transfer to Gyeongju and visit Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (night tour), a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. You can enjoy the reflections of Imhaejeon in Wolji at night.

Hotel: Commodore Hotel or similar


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Day 7 (Saturday) Gyeongju - Daegu


Breakfast at the hotel, following which we will be met by our guide and enjoy a full day tour in 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.

Visit Gyeongju National Museum, Cheomseongdae 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.

Hotel: Daegu Inter Burgo EXCO Hotel or similar


Day 8 (Sunday) - Daegu - Haeinsa Temple - Andong - Pyeongchang


After breakfast, we move to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure “ Tripitaka Koreana ”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha.

We then transfer to Andong Hahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was not artificially created; 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.

We continue to our hotel.

Overnight at Ramada Pyeongchang Hotel or similar


Day 9 (Monday) - Pyeongchang - Mt. Seorak - Seoul


After breakfast, drive 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 – USD15.00). Gwongeumseong is a site of castle ruins located on the steep Dol Mountain of Seoraksan National Park area.

After sightseeing of Seoraksan National Park, we continue to Seoul.

Our tour will finish at Gwanghwamun Station, Seoul around 18:00 pm.


* Above schedule and Hotels are subject to change due to local circumstances such as weather, traffic and big events.


Inclusions:


Accommodation with Breakfast

English speaking tour guide

Admission Fees (some attractions optional and not included)

Transportation


Excludes:


International Flights

Lunch & Dinner

Optional Tour Admission Fees

Travel Insurance


TTA Protected

Price Guide:


US$ 2850 per person- based on 2 sharing a room and airport transfers.

Single Supplement: US$ 795


*Peak Season Prices: (1st week of May, July, August, & Holidays)


US$ 3150 per person- based on 2 sharing a room and airport transfers.

Single Supplement: US$ 1095


This tour operates with a minimum of 2 persons.

Child Price on this tour: Infant under 24 months goes free. Child 2-5 years sharing bed with 2 adults: 80% Adult Price. With extra bed, sharing room with 2 adults: Full Adult Price. Child with 1 Adult sharing a room is Adult Price.


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