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(Private) 9-Days Tasty Journey Around South Korea Tour

This 9 days tour will take you to beautiful fishing villages, mountain villages, and big cities such as Busan and cities with thousands of years of history. Korea has a perfect combination of mountains and beaches. Historical sites and beautiful scenery can be found not only in the small coastal towns but also in the remote forested mountains. This is a tour around Korea to uncover the many flavors and delicacies that define the very identity of a region, the lifestyle of its people as well as the many ways in which eating habits and cities give shape to one another. Enjoy the adventure of exploration when traversing around South Korea. The tour allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature, energetic trendy big city, peaceful rural areas, mountain range canyon sightseeing train, and tasty Korean local foods.
◆ A great tour for first-time visitors to South Korea who want to get to know a detail history of Korea and Korean foods.
◆ Take a Mountain Range Canyon Train (V-Train)

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$4,458

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Duration

9 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 9x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Accommodation (8nights) 3 or 4 star Hotel, 8N/ double, twin, Triple sharing room based)
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • Mountain Range Canyon Train(V-Train fares)
    • Pick up & Drop off Service
    • Lunch : Local delicacies
    • Entry/Admission - Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Gunsan Modern History Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Jinpo Maritime Theme Park
    • Entry/Admission - Iseongdang
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeonggijeon Shrine
    • Entry/Admission - Geumsansa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Jeonju Hanok Village
    • Entry/Admission - Tongyeong Jungang Market
    • Entry/Admission - TongYeong Cable Car
    • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongju National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
    • Entry/Admission - Andong Hahoe Folk Village
    • Entry/Admission - Dosanseowon Confucian School
    • Entry/Admission - Andong Old Market
    • Entry/Admission - Buncheon
    • Entry/Admission - Sinheungsa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Seoraksan Cable Car
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
    • Travel insurance
    • Gratuities
    • ZIP Line fares
    • Entry/Admission - Seonyudo Beach

  • Day 1: Seoul (or Incheon Int'L airport) - Geumsan - Mt. Daedunsan

    Stop At: Geumsan-gun, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
    Meet your guide at your place in Seoul or Incheon Int'l airport. and move to Geumsan. Geumsan is widely known as the largest ginseng market in Korea where you can find and taste fried ginseng from a Ginseng & Herbal Medicine Market.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Daedunsan Natural Recreation Forest, 87-13, Muksan-ri, Jinsan-myeon Daedunsan Provincial Park, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do South Korea
    Then you proceed to Mt Daedunsan. Daedunsan is especially beautiful in the Fall season when its rock peaks are surrounded by the autumnal tints.
    You will take the cable car and enjoy the breathtaking mountain view and explore around and walk across the suspension bridge.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Ginseng chicken soup and deep-fried ginseng (It can be changed to suit your taste)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Gunsan, Ramada Gunsan Hotel or 3-4 star similar Hotel

    Day 2: Gunsan Modern History Museum - Jinpo port - Iseongdang Bakery

    Stop At: Gunsan Modern History Museum, Gunsangeundaeyeoksabakmulgwan 240 Haemang-ro, Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do 54021 South Korea
    Following the opening of its port in 1899, Gunsan became a hub of modern cultural heritage from the Japanese colonial era (1910–1945). After the nation’s liberation from colonial rule in August 1945, however, the city’s seemingly unstoppable prosperity came to a halt and went into limbo. All transactions at the port that relied on Japanese capital were completely cut off. In addition, during the industrialization period after the 1960s, the city fell far behind in terms of development, as it relied on only primary industries and the food processing industry. Although the city is a symbol of the painful history of Japanese exploitation through its shipping of rice to Japan, it has now transformed into a fascinating cultural destination, offering a wide variety of things to see and do in addition to retaining traces of its colonial past.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jinpo Maritime Theme Park, 32, Naehang 2-gil, Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do South Korea
    You will go to the Jinpo Maritime Theme Park; on display at the park are vintage tanks, historical artillery, combat planes, and warships including the Wibongham Ship, a vessel that was used in combat during the Vietnam War.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Iseongdang, South Korea, Jeollabuk-do, Gunsan, Wolmyeong-dong, 중앙로 177
    Iseongdang bakery which is the oldest bakery in Korea.

    You can relax and enjoy Korean-style shabu shabu. Fresh vegetables, meat, and seafood are parboiled in the pot and then eaten with chili, soy or lemon sauce. You need to grab some Korean shabu while your visiting!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Seonyudo Beach, Seonyudo, Okdo-myeon, Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do 54000 South Korea
    Then, you are going to Gogunsan islands tour.
    Gogunsan islands consist of 4 big islands, 3 of them are connected with bridges and 58 islands altogether. You will go to the Sunyudo island to see the two very different beach. Okdol beach is the secluded pebble beach. Tucked away behind a small row of houses, the sound of the waves hitting the pebbles is one of the most relaxing sounds you can imagine. Another great place on the island is the main sandy beach. Seonyudo’s main beach is a great place for swimming, catching shellfish, or Zipline activity.
    Then, you go to Jangjido island for hiking. Just 20 minutes hike to the peak, the summit still provides an excellent vantage point for viewing the many islands that dot the western coast of Korea.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Gunsan Saemangeum Convention Center, 437 Saemangeumbuk-ro, Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do South Korea
    Visit Saemangeum sea wall and its Exhibition Hall
    Saemangeum seawall connects Gunsa, the Gogunsan islands, and Buan. It is the longest seawall in the world. The one-hour ride takes you to the Gogunsan islands from the Gunsan city.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Korean-style shabu shabu: Fresh vegetables, meat, and seafood (It can be changed to suit your taste)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Gunsan, Ramada Gunsan Hotel or 3-4 star similar Hotel

    Day 3: Jeonju Hanok Village - Geumsansa Buddhist temple

    Stop At: Jeondong Catholic Church, 200-1, Jeon-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-040 South Korea
    The Jeondong Catholic Church was completed in 1914 It is the largest and oldest western-style structure in the Jeollanam province and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Korea.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Gyeonggijeon Shrine, 26, Gyo-dong 1-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-070 South Korea
    Gyeonggijeon is the hall where the portrait of Lee Seonggae, the founder of Joseon dynasty is enshrined. It was built in 1410. The portrait of Lee Seonggae itself is designated as the National Treasure #317.
    Pungnam Gate is the south gate of the city wall that enclosed Jeonju during the Joseon Dynasty. It was the only remaining gate after the destruction of the wall.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Hyanggyo-gil, Pungnam-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
    Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian school Since Goryeo Dynasty (918-1329) and throughout Joseon Dynasty (1329-1910), Hyanggyo had been installed as the public educational institution in provinces. Therefore, Hyanggyo is likened to today’s national universities installed in major regional cities.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Geumsansa Temple, 39, Geumsan-ri, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje, Jeollabuk-do 576-962 South Korea
    Geumsansa Buddhist temple
    During the Baekjae reign of King Beop (599 C.E.), the temple was built to pray for the king’s prosperity and good fortune. Later it was expanded and established as the Head Temple for the worship of Maitreya. Maitreya, regarded as the future Buddha. When you step in Geumsansa, you would see valuable relics and cultural assets. The most eye-catching among all undoubtedly is the three stories Mireukjeon (Maitreya Hall). From the outside, it seems like a three-story building, but inside is completely open all the way up to the high ceiling.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jeonju Hanok Village, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do South Korea
    Jeonju Jeontong Hanjiwon
    Jeonju Jeontong Hanjiwon sells various types of Hanji(Korean traditional paper) from the ones for calligraphy, oriental painting and to the crafts. This place is not just a Hanji shop but it a workshop where people can experience how to make Hanji.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Bibimbap, the famous Korean dish of rice with vegetables and beef.
    Bean sprouts, a key ingredient in Jeonju bibimbap
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jeonju, JEONJU HANOK STAY(traditional Korean-style house)


    Day 4: Tongyoung - Busan

    Stop At: Tongyeong Jungang Market, 14-16 Jungangsijang 1(il)-gil, Jungang-dong, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
    The Tongyeong Jungang Market is formed along a long stretch of quay-side kiosks. Visitors can easily see that the city is one of the busiest ports in Korea with its abundant fishery products. The market is full of noise as merchants and visitors try to make a deal while live fish try to jump out of their tanks, splashing water everywhere. In Tongyeong, people can eat the freshest fish at a very reasonable price. Stroll around the market to see various Korean foods including fish, seafood, meat, vegetables and ingredients that play important roles in Korean cuisine. Enjoy tasting fresh raw fish cut in slices, spicy fish soup, fish cake, traditional honey bread.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: TongYeong Cable Car, 205 Balgae-ro, Donam-dong, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
    Tongyeong Cable Car is the longest (1.975m) cable car in Korea installed on Tongyeong Mt. Mireuksan (461m above the sea), one of the 100 celebrated mountains (the Office of Forestry) in Korea. Visitors can reach the top of Mt. Mireuksan in this Gondola and there waits for jewelry-like islands of Hallyeo Waterway, Tongyeong Harbor.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, Jeonpo 1-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan South Korea
    At the end of the tour, you will be escorted to Hwangnyeongsan Mountain in Busan. The mountain is the second highest mountain in the Geumnyeon Mountain Range. So it is really easy to catch the beautiful night view of Busan city on the Hwangnyeongsan Mountain.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Fresh raw fish cut in slices, spicy fish soup(It can be changed to suit your taste)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Busan, Best Western Hotel Haeundae or 3 star similar Hotel

    Day 5: Busan

    Stop At: Haeundae Beach, Jung-dong, Busan, South Korea
    Haeundae Beach is the most popular beach in South Korea, with 1 million visitors a day during the summer season. Offering various water sports activities, festivals, concerts, and parties, Haeundae Beach is a destination worth visiting for an exciting getaway. There is Dongbaek Island at the western end of Haeundae beach.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dongbaekseom Island, U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan South Korea
    Dongbaek Island is translated into Camellia which is growing in islands of southern provinces of Korea, blossoming around March. There is Nurimaru APEC house in the island, around three-story building exclusively built for the final summit meeting for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in the island.
    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 the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line most temples in Korea are located in the mountains.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: UN Memorial Cemetery, 93, UN pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan 48529 South Korea
    UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea is a memorial park established to glorify the help & sacrifice by UN Forces soldiers who fought in the Korean War.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan 49368 South Korea
    During the height of the Korean War in the 1950s, this area was where refugees from all over the country made their home.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: 49 Ami-ro, Ami-dong, Seo-gu, Busan, South Korea
    Tombstones village - The stairs and the walls in this village are different from what you normally see. They are all tombstones. That's why the village is called Tombstone culture village. People began living here in tents since 1951. When it became more settled, the tents became too small, so people began building on top of Japanese graves.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Korean pork BBQ(It can be changed to suit your taste)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Busan, Best Western Hotel Haeundae or 3 star similar Hotel

    Day 6: Gyeongju

    Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
    Bulguksa Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple in Korea and the home to a number of important relics from the Silla period, including most obviously the two stone pagodas Dabotap and Soekgatap. It also dates from the 8th century but has been rebuilt on a number of occasions.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
    Seokguram Grotto is a hermitage that is part of the Bulguksa temple complex. The grotto overlooks the East Sea and rests 750 meters above sea level. It holds some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world, including the main Buddha. Construction lasted from 742 to 774.
    Inside the round-shaped main hall are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-sattva, and his disciples. The Bonjon figure wearing a generous smile is seated on the stage engraved with a lotus flower design.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gyeongju National Museum, 186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171 South Korea
    Gyeongju National Museum is where you can appreciate the significance of this ancient city in one fell swoop. The main archaeological hall has dazzling displays of jewellery, weaponry and other ceremonial items from the Shilla dynasty, including a 5th-century gold crown
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gyeongju National Park, 12, Cheonbungnam-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38116 South Korea
    Visit the Tumuli Park. It has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials. As those excavated were all found to be stone-pilled wood-lined chamber type, most of the tombs here are presumed to be of the same type. During the excavations of chenmachong and Hwangnamchong , numerous artifacts were uncovered.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38163 South Korea
    Anapji Pond was built in 674 after the unification of the Korean Peninsula. Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful trees, and flowers, as well as rare birds and animals were brought from all over to the islands and hills surrounding the pond. Also, a number of pavilions were constructed around it and used for state festivals and banquets and as a prince’s palace.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Hanjeongsik-set meal with a number of side dishes served with rice and soup(It can be changed to suit your taste)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Gyeongju, The K Hotel Gyeongju or 3 star similar Hotel

    Day 7: Andong - Hahoe village

    Stop At: Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Hahoe-ri, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
    Andong Hahoe Folk Village [UNESCO World Heritage]
    Today you will visit a village of 500 years, leaving behind the thousand-year-old city. Hahoe is the village where the members of Ryu family which originated from Hahoe Village have lived together for 600 years. It is a representative village for one family where tile-roofed houses and thatched-roofed ones have been quite well conserved for a long time. The Korean Hahoe mask show takes place in the village.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Dosanseowon Confucian School, 154 Dosanseowon-gil, Dosan-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
    Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage]
    Like other Korean Confucian academies, Dosan Seowon serves two purposes: education and commemoration. The site was well known in Korea as one of the leading academics and was home to the Toegye School of Thought for over 400 years. Although the educational function of the facility has long since ceased, the commemorative ceremonies have been and are still held twice a year.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Andong Old Market, 55, Beonyeong 1-gil, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do 36695 South Korea
    Andong traditional market
    In order to experience this Andong’s ingenuity, visit Jjim-dak Golmok, the food alley located inside of Andong Traditional Market. The alley is specifically known to be packed with jjim-dak specialty stores and most of them will offer a good hearty meal at a similar price range.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Jjim-dak: seasoning chicken with ginseng, green onion, garlic, and ground pepper(It can be changed to suit your taste)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Andong, Andong Grand Hotel or 3 star similar Hotel

    Day 8: Mountain Range Canyon Train (V-Train) - Taebeck - Gangneung

    Stop At: Buncheon, Socheon-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, South Korea
    You will leave for Buncheon-Yeog from Andong to take V-train in the morning. The ‘V’ in V-Train stands for "valley," as it travels through the beautiful valley of Cheoram in Gangwon-do as well as Buncheon in Gyeongsangbuk-do. Riding on the V-Train is especially refreshing as the windows can be opened to feel the breeze. Traveling at a leisurely speed that is slower than regular trains, passengers can easily enjoy the changing views of the mountains and valley. After an hour's train trip, you move to Taebaek city, which was famous for the coal industry in the past.
    Duration: 3 days 18 hours

    Stop At: Gangneung, Gangneung, Gangwon-do
    Visit the Gyeongpo Lake and Beach
    Gyeongpo Lake and Beach is a sandbank formed between Gyeongpo Lake and the ocean. This beautiful beach extends to a length of 6 km and is covered with fine sand. It is a very well-known tourist attraction in Korea: a flawless combination of nature and cultural relics.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Hanwoo-Korean beef(It can be changed to suit your taste)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Gangneung, Golden Tulip Skybay Hotel or 3 star similar Hotel

    Day 9: Sokcho - Mt Seoraksan - Seoul

    Stop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-do South Korea
    Visit the Jujeongol valley at Mt Seoraksan.
    On the last day of your nine-day tour, you will trek along the beautiful valley and go up one of the peaks by cable car in Mt. Seorak. Jujeongol got its name from the fact that bandits made counterfeit coins at this valley. Jujeon in Korean means coin minting and gol means valley. An easy hiking course even for children and senior. The valley is filled with wildflowers in spring. In summer, the heat is washed away by the clean and cold water of the valley. In the fall, the changing colors of the leaves make a fantastic scenery. Also during this hike, you will stop at Yongso waterfall. A short, wide waterfall surrounded by greenery.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sinheungsa Temple, 170, Seorak-dong, Sokcho, Gangwon-do 217-120 South Korea
    Sinheungsa Temple is a short 10min walk away from the entrance to Sogongwon. In fact, many visits because of its close proximity to Sogongwon. You also can see a local landmark such as the 33-foot-high bronze Buddha statue at shinheungsa temple.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Seoraksan Cable Car, 1137 Seoraksan-ro, Seorak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
    You will ride the Seorak cable car to Gweongumsung peak(670m above sea level), which provides bird's eye view of Mt. Seorak, Ulsnbawi rock, and the East Sea. Located about 5 minutes from the entrance is the cable car ride. The ride itself is ten minutes long and displays heavenly views of the park and mountains.
    You can view beautiful Buddhist temples hidden with the mountain, most notably Sinheungsa.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel
    • Lunch: Makguksu and Suyuk : makguksu (buckwheat noodles) Suyuk(Boiled pork or beef slices)-It can be changed to suit your taste
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Seoul or Incheon Int'l airport. Please let us know your Hotel or Flight details.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • You should book this tour at least one or two weeks before the tour date to secure hotel room or train seats
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Tagytravelkorea

Activity ID: V-52638P19

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