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15 Days 14nights Private Custom Korea tour including Tongyeong, Damyang, Boseong

In 15 days 14nights with hotels, this adventure tour will set your feet at every single most thrilling attraction with outdoor leports throughout South Korea. The tour starts from visiting the natural wonders of volcanic Jeju Island Hiking, and we will drive to numerous characterful cities including Busan Highlight tour with Food Tasting, Gyeongju UNESCO, Rafting+ATV Quad Bike tour on Donggang River,Jeonju Hanok Village, Damyang Bamboo forest, Tongyeong with ride cable car & skyline Luge, Suncheon wetland, Seoul Highlight on Ride Segway or E-bike and DMZ. The assistance of our professional tour guide will always keep you properly appreciate the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of Korea.

You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. Ask your tour guide about places you wish to visit! The original itinerary is always up for a discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can recommend you the best local restaurants.

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  • What's included :
    • 14x Breakfast
    • 12x Dinner
    • 12x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 14 nights
    • * 14N Accommodation :4 or 5star Hotel with Breakfast : 2pax sharing 1twin room sharing basis
    • * All cost to the vehicle (toll fee , Parking lot and Gas)
    • * English Speaking Tour guide cum driver
    • * Bottled Water / D / P
    • * Photo Service
    • * Domestic flight (Gimpo -> Jeju, Jeju -> Busan)
    • * Entrance Fee as itinerary activities only ( included rafting, ATV, Segway or E-Bike )
    • * Food tasting at Market in Busan and drinking tea at Insadong
    • * Private Transportation : Mini Van (MPV)
    • * Wifi Service
    • Entry/Admission - Manjanggul Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Sangumburi Crater
    • Entry/Admission - Seongsan Ilchulbong
    • Entry/Admission - Hallasan National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Spirited Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Sanbangsan Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Gamcheon Culture Village
    • Entry/Admission - Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk
    • Entry/Admission - Busan Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Bupyeong Kkangtong Market
    • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
    • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Cheomseongdae Observatory
    • Entry/Admission - Anapji Pond
    • Entry/Admission - Skyline Luge Tongyeong
    • Entry/Admission - Suncheon Bay Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon
    • Entry/Admission - Damyang Juknokwon
    • Entry/Admission - Jongmyo Shrine
    • Entry/Admission - Pyeongchang Donggang River
    • Entry/Admission - DMZ
    • Entry/Admission - Bukhansan National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Dragon Hill Spa
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
    What's excluded :
    • * International flight airfare
    • * 5 USD Tips / Per day

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN INCHEON AIRPORT - GIMPO AIRPORT - TRANSFER TO JEJU

    Stop At: Incheon International Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
    Welcome to Korea!

    The driver will pick you up at Incheon International Airport. We will then proceed together to Gimpo Airport, and catch the domestic flight to Jeju Island there.

    Stop At: Gimpo International Airport, 112 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    We will take a flight to Jeju Island at Gimpo International Airport. The flight will take 1-hour.

    Stop At: Jeju Island, Jeju Island
    Upon landing at Jeju Airport, Meet a driver and head to Hotel in Jeju Island . Hotel check-in by yourself. Take a rest and meals will be on your own.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 5-Star Hotel in Jeju: Jeju Shinhwa world Hotel or similar

    Day 2: JEJU UNESCO World Heritage Course Tour

    Stop At: Manjanggul Cave, 182, Manjanggul-gil, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
    Good Morning! The first place we are visiting in Jeju island is Manjanggul Cave. Enter the mysterious underground castle, Manjanggul Cave ! It is regarded as one of the longest and finest lava tubes in the world. The creation of this tunnel was initiated by an eruption of a parasite volcano, as its magma dig its way from the land towards the ocean. Despite its age which is about 200,000 to 300,000 years, the excellent condition and a variety of stone structures make this cave high in scientific value.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sangumburi Crater, San38, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
    Sangumburi is a flat crater with a circumference of over 2 km, 650 meters wide, and100 meters deep. If you look at the crater from above up, it looks like a man-made circular stadium. There is an incredible variety of plant-lives in the small crater that it attracts the attention of many researchers.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gwangchigi Beach, 224-33, Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 699-901 South Korea
    This beach is distinctively different from normal beaches thanks to a few special features. The first is its soft black sand formed from gradual weathering of basalt rocks. Whimsically enough, the water is still emerald clear by the dark sand. You will also walk on solidified lava rock structures covered in green moss. Smell the fresh sea air, touch the vibrant surroundings, and walk as far into the horizon.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Seongsan Ilchulbong, 104 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
    Also referred as ‘Sunrise Peak’, this archetypal tuff-cone structure rose from the shallow sea by hydro-volcanic eruptions 5,000 years ago. Climbing to the top, you can find a grass-filled crater surrounded by numerous sharp rocks. This colossal footprint left by nature is a UNESCO World Heritage and also a habitat for 200 types of trees and wild animals.

    Japanese empire dig holes on the walls of this lava structure, using them to hide military camps. Now they are used by Haenyeos as their diving platforms. Haenyeos are female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. Their unique way of life and culture were inscribed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage of the World. You can watch their performance nearby.
    - Woman Diver Show (if available on the day)
    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Seongeup Folk Village, Seong-eup-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 699-912 South Korea
    Located at the foot of Mt. Halla, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of indigenous Jeju culture. Cultural properties in the folk village have been handed down for generations, and include treasures such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, and fortress ruins.

    The residents still lead their lives in company of this uniquely Jeju environment. Their thatched houses are flanked with black lava rock walls, and the straight but curvy alleys block the strong wind. Stone grandfather statues have become a prime feature of the landscape, and the locals grow black-haired pigs. Their home-grown black pork is known to be very nutritious.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dongmun Market, 1329-6 Ido 1-dong, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
    Built after the Korean liberation in 1945, Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market is one of the most popular traditional markets in Jeju. Countless customers and diverse items at inexpensive prices always fill up the market. It is popular place to find fresh seafood.
    Duration: 1 minute

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5-Star Hotel in Jeju: Jeju Shinhwa world Hotel or similar

    Day 3: JEJU Nature and Hiking Tour at Hallasan National Park

    Stop At: Hallasan National Park, San 220-1 Sanghyo-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
    Trekking(3-4hour course)

    Going up to the peak is upon your choice

    Almost 2000m Mt Hallasan is South Korea’s tallest mountain.
    Mt Hallasan’s distinctive volcanic crater peak can be seen no matter where you are on Jeju Island, and even from the South Korean mainland! Spanning 196 hectares, Halla Ecological Forest on Mt. Yonggangsan is home to 288,000 trees and 333 indigenous plant species. Having been designated as a conservation area, the forest provides great opportunities to observe and learn about Jeju's diversified ecosystem through various facilities including an observatory, plant nurseries, walking trails, etc.

    *Trekking: You can choose between 3-4 hours course or 6-7 hours course. Going up to the peak is also up to your decision.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Spirited Garden, 675, Nokchabunjae-ro, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 63005 South Korea
    Spirited Garden was first launched in 1968 when its director Bum-Young Sung set his mind on developing a piece of deserted wasteland. Through endless trials and errors, the wasteland was designated as the number 1 private garden in South Korea.

    40,000 square meters of land is divided into seven gardens and each garden is connected by a stone bridge. Grown out of long-term observation and meditation over art and life, Spirited Garden has been called one of the most beautiful garden in the world, attracting world celebrities and leaders. Mr. Sung's story of creating the garden was featured in Chinese textbook as a model example of the spirit of determined Koreans, along with the miracle of Han River.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: O’sulloc Tea Museum, 15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 63521 South Korea
    the O’Sulloc Green Tea Fields and Museum, The weather condition accompanied by abundance of sunlight, wind, and rain makes Jeju one of the largest green tea producers in Korea. Enjoy high-quality teas in the museum, and watch the vast landscape of green tea fields at an observatory.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sanbangsan Mountain, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
    Mt. Sanbangsan is made up of a huge body of lava from violent volcanic activity 700,000 to 800,000 years ago. A rich variety of curious rock formations can be found on the walls of the lava cliffs.

    As its name, meaning a room inside a mountain, suggests, the mountain contains a cave where one can capture a spectacular view out over the ocean. The upper slopes of the mountain have their own, special climate conditions.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5-Star Hotel in Jeju: Jeju Shinhwa world Hotel or similar

    Day 4: JEJU - BUSAN Highlight Tour with Food tasting

    Stop At: Gamcheon Culture Village, 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan 49368 South Korea
    Hotel pickup and Hotel to Jeju Airport. Take a flight to Busan.

    Gamcheon Culture Village is consisted of houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, this village was originally made by war refugees for their settlement. In 2000's, the city government of Busan launched maintenance and revitalization project in the area, bringing vibrant murals and sculptures into the meandering alleys of this town. The success of the city projects earned this village the nickname "Machu Picchu of Busan."
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Haedong Yonggung Temple, 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902 South Korea
    Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of north-eastern Busan. While most temples in Korea are located in the mountains, this temple has found its charming location along the shore line.

    The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures. On the right-hand side, inside the a cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum.

    Other special sites at the temple are four lion statues, the 108 stairs, and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. Midway down the 108 steps one can pause and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves, and view the majestic sunrise.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk, San 3-9, Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan South Korea
    The 72.5 meters long and 20 meters high observatory in the shape of a blue dragon stretches out impressively over the ocean. Visitors are able to see the ocean under their feet from the transparent glass floor for the thrilling experience of walking on the sea.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: UN Memorial Cemetery, 93, UN pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan 48529 South Korea
    Korean war was the only war in history where United Nations was involved together. This modest piece of land owned by the U.N. is a burial ground for United Nations Command(UNC) casualties of the Korean War. It contains 2,300 graves and is the only United Nations cemetery in the world.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Busan Tower, 37-30, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea
    Busan Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Busan. You can see the entire metropolis glimmering below as you walk around the top deck! This landmark tower offers a 360 degree view of Busan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, 32, Junggu-ro 33beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48977 South Korea
    Busan's Bupyeong Market is also known as Kkangtong (tin can) Market. It earned that funny name when it had a variety of imported canned goods from the United States for the US forces stationed in Korea during the Korean War. It was also known as "Dottegi (bustling plea) Market." All foreign products found in the country at that time were supplied from this market. Due to its vast property and many rare goods that were hard to find anywhere else during the time, it was also referred as "Gukje (International) Market." Nowadays, the market has reduced in size as many foreign products are freely imported, but the reputation and potential still remain. Some imported goods including liquor, clothes, ornaments, accessories, fashion items and electronic goods are still sold here.

    > Included Food tasting at Gukje market or Bupyeong Kkangtong market - spicy rice cake & crispy fried squid and fried chicken(Gukje Tongdak) and Dessert is Stir-fried ice cream etc.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: -Dinner with Korean barbecued pork belly
    and Food tasting at Market
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Busan : Busan Lotte Hotel or similar

    Day 5: BUSAN - GYEONGJU UNESCO World Heritage Tour

    Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
    Seokguram, located in Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. This valuable grotto has been kept intact for over 1,200 years, thanks to its design that facilitates natural ventilation and humidity control. Cold spring water was designed to flow beneath the structure, settling down any moisture that formed in the grotto towards the floor.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
    Bulguksa Temple is an absolute historic jewel of the Silla Capital Gyeongju, also inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage of the World. It's a temple where one can discover sophisticated masonry skills of the era from its stairs, bridges, and pagodas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
    Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok, it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, built in a shape of a cylinder.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Anapji Pond, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38163 South Korea
    Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings. It was also a banquet site for important national event and important visitors.

    After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" by the later kingdoms, meaning a pond where the glory of the past is nowhere to be seen but wild geese and ducklings are found. Only in the 1980's, a pottery piece found in excavation revealed the original name of the place, "Wolji"(a pond that reflects the moon).

    Drop off at singyeongju KTX train station to take KTX train to Seoul. Arrive at Seoul, meet with our driver and head to hotel in Seoul.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Busan : Busan Lotte Hotel or similar

    Day 6: BUSAN - Day tour in Tongyeong, the Napoli of Asia with Ride cable car+Skyline Luge

    Stop At: Tongyeong, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do
    Pick up from hotel and head to Tongyeong ( 2hours )
    The locals know it as the ‘Napoli of Asia’, as many harbourside hotels, cafes and shops will attest. It is famed among Korea for its seafood, particularly oysters, and is a top holiday destination for Koreans.

    You will ride Tongyeong Cable car & Skywalk - The panoramic view of Tongyeong as seen from the cable car is unlike any other! Departing for the peak of Mireuksan Mountain at 461 meters above sea level, the cable car is the longest in Korea, stretching a distance of 1,975 meters! The height makes for a thrilling experience while the length allows riders to fully take in the beautiful views from every angle. After arriving at the summit, step out on the skywalk if you are brave enough. The panorama includes all of downtown Tongyeong, as well as Geojedaegyo Bridge. The boats moving around the harbor resemble the many islands both large and small which dot the sea. From this vantage point, it’s easy to see why Tongyeong is called the “Napoli of Asia.”
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Skyline Luge Tongyeong, 178, Balgae-ro, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do 53078 South Korea
    If the cable car is the best way to experience Tongyeong by air, Skyline Luge is perfect for the ground. Your heart will race as fast as your luge cart as you zoom down the curvy track! The carts are designed for safety and are very easy to use. After a short two-minute lesson, anyone and everyone will be able to operate the cart with ease. Skyline Luge Tongyeong is great for families, as people over 110 centimeters in height can ride by themselves, while children between 85-110 centimeters are allowed to ride with an adult. Take in the view from the Skyride, a special lift that will take you to the luge track starting point at 100 meters above sea level. At this point, you will attend a short lesson on cart usage. After picking your course between Dandy and Hera, it’s time to ride down. The track includes various thrilling sections, from curves to tunnels, all taken at high speed! After night falls, bright lights illuminate the tracks, making the ride more exciting.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dongpirang Wall Painting Village, 6-18 Dongpirang 1-gil, Jeongryang-dong, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do 53052 South Korea
    Dongpirang Mural Villages are one of the biggest reasons why Tongyeong is the great cultural destination it is today. The two neighborhoods are set to the east and west of Tongyeong Jungang Market. Built on a steep slope and becoming an eyesore as it fell into disrepair, Dongpirang Village was slated to be bulldozed. The residents living here obviously rejected this idea, and with the help of volunteers, set about to transform their neighborhood with whimsical murals. It quickly became known as an attraction by word-of-mouth, and Seopirang soon followed suit.
    The murals in Dongpirang Village were created by amateur artists, but this gives the village a friendly, approachable feeling. It’s easy to see the love each artist had for the village through the styles and colors they chose
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yi Sun Sin Park, South Korea, Tongyeong-si, Jeongryang-dong, 경상남도 통영시 멘데해안길 205 (정량동)
    Yi Sun-sin Park is dedicated to Admiral Yi, who fought off the Japanese forces during the Imjin War (1592-1598). Even now, visitors can feel his protection by looking at the 17.3 meter-tall bronze statue of Admiral Yi gazing out to sea. The park is near Tongyeong Harbor, offering views of the port, fishery market, and Dongpirang Village. If you’d like to get away from the city, follow the park’s boardwalk. The many sculptures along the way create great photo zones and the ocean breeze will blow your cares away.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4star hotel in Tongyeong : Stanford hotel and resort or similar

    Day 7: TONGYEONG - Eco Tour of SUNCHEON - BOSEONG Green Tea Plantation

    Stop At: Suncheon Bay Garden, Suncheonmangukjeseupjisenteo 47 Gukgajeongwon1ho-Gil, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do 58026 South Korea
    Pick up from hotel and head to Suncheon Bay Garden ( 1h 40min.) Suncheonman Bay National Garden was created in 2013 as the venue for the International Garden Exposition Suncheon Bay Korea. The garden is the acme of gardening culture and business in Korea, and is the most visited Suncheon attraction among international visitors. The garden is vast, so it’s a good idea to select the sections you would like to visit beforehand. The most popular areas are Lake Garden, Dream Bridge, Sharing Forest, Dutch Garden, and Korean Traditional Garden. Be sure to stop by the gift shop near the West Gate for beautiful souvenir items, ranging from scarves and hats to dishes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve, 162-2, Daedae-dong, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do 540-290 South Korea
    The highlight of Suncheon is rightly Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve. The bay is the perfect example of how nature and people can fit together beautifully and mutually beneficially. A simple walk along the wooden decks placed throughout the fields of reeds is all it takes to feel a sense of peace with the world. The reeds are also the perfect backdrop for photos!

    In addition to the walking paths, you can also learn about the local ecosystem at Suncheon Bay Eco-Museum. Bird watch in the day or view stars at the Observatory at night, and take in the perfectly curvy stream from Yongsan Observation Deck. For mementos, don’t forget to stop by the Craft & Local Products Hall before leaving.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon, Bongsan-ri, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do South Korea
    Head to Boseong ( 1hour ) and visit to Boseong is the largest producer of green tea in the country, and the tea fields create beautiful landscapes that often appear in Korean dramas. At Boseong Green Tea Festival, some of the most popular festival events are the hands-on experience programs like picking tea leaves, making tea, and sampling green tea snacks. Other events include learning traditional tea ceremony culture and an exhibition of submitted photographs.

    Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation produces high-quality green tea and is a popular tourist attraction year-round thanks to the vast rows of tea trees that line the hillside like a deep green carpet. Despite being a small peak at just 350 meters above sea level, the observation deck offers views of the sea on clear days. Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation has been featured as a filming site in dramas such as “Summer Scent (2002),” “Legend of the Blue Sea (2017),” and “The Rebel (2017).”
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4star hotel in Gwangju :Holiday Inn Hotel or similar

    Day 8: GWANGJU - DAMYANG's Juknokwon, an oxygen-rich bamboo forest

    Stop At: Yangnim-dong Penguin Village, 7, Cheonbyeonjwa-ro 446beon-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju 61662 South Korea
    Hotel pick up and Head to City tour of Gwangju
    Visit to Yangnim-dong Penguin Village is an alley in the Yanglim Village. Of course, there is no penguin!!!(Korea is not that cold) . According to the travel guide book issed by Gwangju- city, people named this place as 'Penguin village' because the elderly who are uncomfortable with their knees walked like penguin. sad reason...
    The village, which retains its shape in the 70s and 80s, is transformed into an exhibition space. The villagers recycled empty houses and abandoned objects that had been left in the fire in the past, and made artworks and displayed them on the walls of the neighborhood.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yanglim Salon Travleres Lounge, 27-2, Yangchon-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju 61640 South Korea
    Yanglim History and Culure Village - Yanglim-dong village is a kind of 'museum' that shows us the culture and the history of the Japanese Imperial period in Gwangju. Western missionaries who had come to Gwangju during the Japanese colonial period established churches, western style schools, and hospitals in Yanglim-dong. These were totally different from the previous Korean traditional buildings, so people used to call Yanglin-dong as 'Western Villiage'. Still, several buildings are remained. Of course, most of buildings are built with western architectural style these days, so those buildings are not looked unusual now. However, they are still meaningful in terms of historical reason that those Yangmyeong-dong's old buildings are the first to be built with western culture in the modern era.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 1913 Songjeong Market, Songjeong-ro 8beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju South Korea
    Songjeong Station Market was opened in 1913 in connection with the opening of Gwangju-Songjeong Station. For many years, the market was the go-to-place for necessary items and produce, but with the increase of large marts in the 1990s, people began to visit traditional markets less and less. In order to increase the liveliness of Songjeong Station Market and showcase the difference between large marts and a traditional market, the entire space was redesigned around the theme of time.

    The newly redesigned 1913 Songjeong Station Market, located just across the street from Gwangju-Songjeong KTX Station, has a bright appearance with modern-styled architecture and signboards detailing the history of the various shops. Visitors can enjoy all the classic market foods here, such as hotteok (hot griddle cakes), gyeran bap (rice with egg), and eomuk (fisk cake).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Damyang Juknokwon, 282 Hyanggyo-ri, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do 517-802 South Korea
    Head to Damyang , it takes about 1hours from Gwangju, you will visit to The charm of Damyang Juknokwon can be felt from the moment you step foot into the lush forest. The cooling breeze that blows through the bamboo provides rest, relaxation, and mind-soothing meditation. The calm wind and deep shade keep the forest at 4 to 7 degrees Celsius cooler than the outside air and the forest has a high level of oxygen production. Take deep breaths while standing still within the forest and you will easily be able to feel this cool and refreshing environment.

    Juknokwon is threaded with paths totaling a distance of 2.4 kilometers, enough for visitors to fully take in the dense forest. From the starting point at the observatory, the trail divides into eight paths with various themes, ranging from Lovers’ Road to Old Memory Bypath. Visitors to the forest can also find statues of pandas throughout the forest, along with dynamic experiences and information.
    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Metasequoia-lined Road, 12, Metasequoia-ro Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do 57351 South Korea
    This gorgeous path of metasequoia trees is another popular attraction of Damyang. Located a mere 5-minute drive from Juknokwon, the entire 8.5km of Metasequoia Road is lined with tall metasequoia trees reaching lofty heights of 10-20 meters. In summer, the long, slender leaves are a strong green hue, while fall sees the leaves becoming deep brown foliage that bends and sways in the autumn breeze. The road is included on the list of Korea’s 100 Most Beautiful Roads and sees many visitors every year.

    Head to Gwangju, hotel in Gwangju
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Seoul : Intercontinental Hotel or similar

    Day 9: GWANGJU - JEONJU - SEOUL

    Stop At: Jeonju Hanok Village, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do South Korea
    Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are 735 traditional Korean hanok houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions.

    Jeonju Hanok Village is especially beautiful for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. Hanok houses are generally divided into two sections, Anchae and Sarangchae. Sarangchae is where the men dwell, and is referred to as the Seonbi room. Because men and women had to remain separate, Anchae is situated deep inside the house so that it is secretive and quiet.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gyeonggijeon Shrine, 26, Gyo-dong 1-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-070 South Korea
    Historic Site No. 339, Gyeonggijeon Shrine was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon dynasty. The King and his wife’s mortuary tablets are enshrined here at Jogyeong Shrine.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jeondong Catholic Church, 200-1, Jeon-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-040 South Korea
    Jeondong Catholic Church in Jeonju (Historic Site No. 288) was built in honor of Roman Catholic martyrs of the Joseon Dynasty on the very same spot the martyrs lost their lives.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jongmyo Shrine, 157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03135 South Korea
    Jongmyo Shrine was a primary place of worship for kings throughout Joseon Dynasty. The memorial service, called Jongmyo Jaerye, is said to be the oldest complete ceremony in the world, and was carried out in obedience to the king’s order.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nambu Market, 19-3, Pungnammun 1-gil, Wansan-gu Pungnam-dong, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 55043 South Korea
    Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market opened as a regular public market in 1905 at the site of the Joseon-era Nammunbakk Market, located just outside the Southern gate to the city. Currently the market is comprised of about 800 stores with 1,200 workers selling vegetables, fruits, food, dried fish, furniture, silk goods, and general goods.

    The market was revitalized with the creation of the Youth Market, located on the previously empty shops on the second floor of 6-dong. In influx of young shopkeepers and entrepreneurs has given the marketplace an exciting vibe like that found in Hongdae or Samcheong-dong.

    Head to Seoul and drop off at hotel in Seoul
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Seoul : Intercontinental Hotel or similar

    Day 10: SEOUL – Free & Easy activities

    Pass By: Seoul, Seoul
    Free and easy activities
    -There will be no tour guide and transportation provided
    Overnight at hotel in Seoul


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Seoul : Intercontinental Hotel or similar

    Day 11: SEOUL - Rafting and ATV Quad Bike tour on Donggang River

    Stop At: Pyeongchang Donggang River, Gihwa-ri, Mitan-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25384 South Korea
    pick up at 08:00 am from hotel in Seoul and head to Donggang River for 2h 40min. The Donggang River flows through the Gangwon-do district, and is a tributary of the Namhangang River. The Donggang River spans an area of 60 kilometers from Jeongseon to Yeongwol. The Donggang River is a well-preserved river, left untouched due to the strong current of the waters and the rugged geography of the mountains. The Donggang River follows a snaky path splitting the chiseled cliffs surrounding it. Many tourists visit the area to see rare animals such as otters, Mandarin ducks, and Chinese scops owls and so on. Donggang River is also famous for white-water rafting.

    Yeongwol’s Donggang River is one of the top three rafting places in Korea, the other top three being Hantangang River and Naerincheon Stream. Each river has distinguished characteristics, Donggang River features breathtaking scenery comparable to Guilin in China.

    After an important safety briefing you'll hike down to the notorious Boiling Point to meet your guides. Life vest, helmets and other safety supplies are provided and your expert guide will ensure the boat is balanced before your epic journey.
    > Start Rafting tour for 2 hours ( included Equipment - boat, life vest, helmet, paddle and and professional instructor )
    the river has numerous rafting courses that flow with an abundance of water and wind past scene after beautiful scene. Courses generally have steep cliffs on one side of the river and banks of pebbles or sand on the other.

    The most famous course is called ‘Eorayeon,’ a name which has the connotation of a pond with fish that come to the surface and make the river shine like silk. As Donggang’s representative course, the course is said to take rafters over the entirety of Donggang River. The course is so picturesque that many people forget to paddle and just float along and enjoy the scenery.

    After the river rafting, you will going to enjoy ATV ( four wheel mountain motor bike) for 1hours , visitors by providing them with a unique experience in safari ATV Quad tours in Donggang River area.
    >Preparation: Water camera, appropriate shoes, sandals, cap,towel, sun-block cream etc.

    Back to Seoul
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Seoul : Intercontinental Hotel or similar

    Day 12: The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tours + 4 Hours Seoul tour with Segway or E-Bike Tour

    Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
    You will watch over a North Korean village from Dora observatory and visit 3rd Invasion Tunnel, Dorasan Station, Unification Village.

    After lunch, we will drop off at Gwanghwamun meeting point.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Gwanghwamun / Jongno, Gwanghwamun / Jongno, Seoul
    4H Segway or E-bike Tour :
    Start time: 13: 30 / The meeting point is outside of EXIT No. 1 of Gwanghwamun Subway Station(Line 5). It is located behind Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Your tour guide will meet you there.

    Move together and learn how to ride SEGWAY or E-Bike - you will be given some time to practice the use of the machine.

    Duration: Approximately 4 hrs + training​

    Inclusion : Segway or E-bik Rental(Ninebot Elite Plus & Segway I2 SE), Helmets, Tour Guide, Dinner - Korean Pork BBQ, Food Tasting at Gwangjang Traditional Market(Menus vary depending on the group size), Entrance Fee, Bottled Water

    Sights: Jogyesa Temple, Changdeokgung Palace, Gwangjang Traditional Market, Cheongyecheon Stream and Jonggak Avenue of Youth

    Explore Seoul's historic center for 4 hours by Segway with assistance and narration by a licensed guide who will show you the city's top landmarks and attractions

    Notice

    Limited to 100-220lbs (40 - 100KG), Age under 70, No pregnant persons, No high hills, sandals, or flipflops -> If you are under 40 or over 100KG, you cannot join the tour and No refund

    All participants must be able to easily and quickly get on and off the Segway without assistance -> If cannot, tour guide will not allow you to join Segway Tour Program and No refund

    Tourists need driver license or Motor-bike license or temporary ones possible

    Children can join the tour, not by Segway, but Electric Bike(PAS)

    Please prepare a pair of gloves to keep your hands warm, in the late autumn & winter seasons(Mid Nov- Early Mar).

    Need to sign on waiver
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Seoul : Intercontinental Hotel or similar

    Day 13: Seoul - Hiking tour of Mt.Bukhan National Park and Korean Sauna Experience

    Stop At: Bukhansan National Park, 262, Bogungmun-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02700 South Korea
    Mt. Bukhansan is the most beloved hiking destinations in Seoul, as it also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of visitors per square foot. Known for its magnificent rock formations, tons of hikers in fluorescent gear fills the traffic, with lunches and alcohol concealed in their backpacks.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Dragon Hill Spa, 40, Hangang-daero 21nagil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04378 South Korea
    The Yongsan Dragon Hill Spa is a charcoal sauna permeated with an oak fragrance created by traditional heating techniques.

    The jjimjil-bang and spa facilities offer sweating rooms/sauna, an open-air bath, seawater bath, salt room, swimming pool, and health center. The main hall of Yongsan Dragon Hill Spa boasts a Chinese-style design and a luxurious interior that has been used as a filming location for various Korean television broadcasts.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Seoul : Intercontinental Hotel or similar

    Day 14: SEOUL Highlight Tour with Drinking Tea at traditional Korean Tea House at Insadong

    Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
    Situated at the top of Gwanghwamun Square, the presence of Gyeongbukgung palace gleams brightly in the central spine of the nation. As the first and largest palace built by Joseon Dynasty in 1395, this grand villa consisted of 330 buildings and had up to 3,000 staffs.

    Before entering to explore the palace, we will watch the changing ceremony of royal guards. This enactment is an excellent opportunity to experience a rare tradition, performed exactly as it used to be held. Guards appear wearing royal uniforms, carrying traditional weapons and playing traditional instruments.

    * Hanbok Rental ( Optional ) - you can rent and wear hanbok and photoshooting in Gyeongbok palace on special occasions to make memorable photos with friends or family.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
    Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes.

    The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures. Traditional craft stores dealing with calligraphy, ceramics, embroidery, and stamps are interesting complement to galleries.
    - Included Drinking tea at a traditional Korean Tea House
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
    Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. We will go stroll in this labyrinth of traditional homes cramped together, sharing walls. Created by the first city-planner of Korea, these intimate structures will delight you as you discover your way around the hillside village.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jongmyo Shrine, 157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03135 South Korea
    Jongmyo Shrine was a primary place of worship for kings throughout Joseon Dynasty. The memorial service, called Jongmyo Jaerye, is said to be the oldest complete ceremony in the world, and was carried out in obedience to the king’s order.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kwangjang Market, 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195 South Korea
    Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today, popularized by a recent Netflix show. The second floor of the market is filled with silk, satin, and linen bed-sheet stores, which are the largest and most famous in Seoul.

    The highlight of this market is, however, discovering the animated street food stalls! We will go sampling some of the best Korean street foods here. The specialties in this market are octopus tartar and mung-bean pancakes. You will also be introduced to eccentric Korean foods such as steamed pork feet, blood sausage, and spicy chicken feet.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: N Seoul Tower, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04340 South Korea
    Take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of the Seoul Metropolis! The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain(243m) and the tower’s own height(236.7m).

    The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul. At the tower, you can check out other highlights including the famous 'Locks of Love' and ancient beacon mounds.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Lunch and Drinking tea at a traditional Korean Tea House at Insadong
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Seoul : Intercontinental Hotel or similar

    Day 15: Transfer to Incheon Airport

    Pass By: Incheon Airport Cultureport, Millennium Hall and the Departure Floor, Incheon South Korea
    Pick up from hotel by a driver and Sending service to ICN Airport

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    let us know where you stay in Seoul or Incheon airport with your arrival flight No. & time Airports
    • Incheon Intl Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Here Korea Travel

Activity ID: V-42053P110

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