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$1900 p.p on DBL $2200 on single
When : 12th May 2017
Duration : 6 days / 5 nights
Welcome to Korea
IN KOREA WITH THE WORLD AT HER FEET
A land steeped in culture and tradition, Korea was ruled by an unbroken lineage of kings for more than two centuries and has a number of palaces dating back to the fourteenth century. The country’s unique customs and etiquette seem strange to foreigners, but the Koreans are some of the friendliest people on earth. Fortresses, temples and palaces with grassy burial mounds of ancient kings are amongst the must visit monuments in the city that has so much to see. Gorgeous parks, cultural landmarks and tasteful design are part and parcel of Korea with exciting places to eat, drink, shop and relax. Whether you’re in Hongdae’s chic bars and restaurants or the stylish boutiques of Apgujeong, a jam-packed itinerary of historical places, ancient landmarks, delicious food and amazing shopping is waiting for you in Korea.
Highlights of the tour
Korea can sometimes seem like the most foreign place on Earth; an unfathomable destination of curious customs, strange food and paradoxes. Ultimately, that’s what makes it so exciting.
Nami Island is a popular escape from the city and its tree-lined roads and natural surroundings are such a joy. Stop by Petite France, a small French village in suburbs of Gapyeong with museums, workshops, restaurant, cafes and guesthouses. This will set the tone for our Korea expedition.
Gyeongbokgung Palace is Seoul’s primary palace and a major tourist attraction with museums, ornamental gardens and some of Seoul’s grandest architectural sights. It was Originally built by King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon dynasty and consisted of 330 buildings with about 3000 staff, including 140 eunuchs, serving the royal family. You might be tempted to wear the traditional Korean costume to visit the palace – the grandeur of the palace inspires tourists to be part of the royal grounds.
National Folk Museum
A history lesson like no other at The National Folk Museum , see over 98,000 artifacts which date back from pre-historic times up to 1910. The museum has three main exhibition halls categorized to reflect History of Korean People, Korean Way of Life and Life Cycle of the Koreans.
This is a heavily guarded location as it is the Presidential House. (passport needed here )The Blue House in Seoul is a complex of buildings, built in traditional Korean architectural style. The blue tiles are the first thing that catches your attention. With Mount Bugaksan in the background, the view here is just out of this world.
Bukchon Hanok Village
This is a quaint village with narrow alleyways and gorgeous Korean houses , certainly a walk down historical lane. Relive the golden era where culture and tradition were a way of life. Experience this era through the eyes of villagers, shop keepers and vendors. Not to be missed is the Hanok museum with its detailed history and stunning collection to view. From here get a panoramic view of the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces.
Experience Kimchi Making & Hanbok wearing
Be educated in this Korean heritage master-class, learn Korean etiquette and possibly play folk games. You know, when in Korea, dress like the Koreans! Although it looks heavy, Hanok is lighter than expected; during the session learn the art of this traditional garment, wear it and possibly walk around the village for those who dare to rent and wear. Participate in a Kimchi making session with our local instructor and discover Kimchi seasoning and its uses in other dishes.
Trick eye and Ice Museum
This is pure entertainment and a laughter venue. The Trick Eye Museum and Ice Museum are fun places – get a chance to bring out the kid in you again- even if it’s just for a moment. Colorful collections of artworks and optic illusions make great photos to take back home. Don’t forget a jacket, it is very cold in the Ice Museum !
Han River Cruise
This is one of the best ways to experience Seoul’s enchanting scenery, by drifting peacefully down the Han River. This experience is one you won’t forget, making it a holiday of a lifetime
This is Korea’s largest island and many locals consider the location for domestic holidays. Jeju Island abounds in natural treasures , beautiful beaches, lush countryside and seaside hotels designed for the perfect holiday.
Explore tangerine-trimmed country roads, jagged coastlines and narrow lanes dotted with cottage-style homes made from black lava rock and of course dig into Jeju-do’s unique cuisine, including seafood
Enjoy the day and have a peaceful time at the temple. This is a beautiful place with an impressive entrance with a big statue of Buddha and the 500 Buddha’s shrine. There are souvenir stalls just outside the temple so you can stroll to buy gifts for family and friends.
Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff
There is nothing that represents Jeju better than the majestic views of Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff at the end of a pine tree forest along the farm road. The cliff was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun and formed rock pillars shaped like cubes in many sizes. Ladies we are taking you here for a breathtaking view of the ocean with a beautiful blue sky.
Yeomiji Botanical Garden
For all you flower lovers prepare to be amazed , this is a tour just for you. A visit to the grand botanical garden, the biggest in Asia, is like a walk inside garden of Eden. Upon every turn you will see unique species of flowers and over 2,000 rare tropical and subtropical plants.
Here’s what’s included:
- Seoul-4*-Skypark Dongdaemun Hotel or similar
- Jeju-4*-Ramada Encore Seoqwipo Hotel or similar
What’s not included
- International Airfare.
- Travel/Medical Insurance.
- All extra excursions that are not stipulated will be borne by travelers.
- Drinks & personal items that are not stipulated.
- Tips & gratuities .
- Personal expenses in the hotel and during the tour (including mini bar/ room service/ laundry etc).