South Korea Highlights 7D/6N

South Korea Highlights 7D/6N

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South Korea Highlights 7D/6N

7 Days Starting and ending in Seoul

Visiting: Daejeon, Gwangju, Yeosu-si, Busan, Gyeongju-si, Pyeongchang-gun, Seoul

Tour operator:

Bamba Travel

Tour code:

50658

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Easy

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Tour Overview

Discover the rich history, stunning nature, colourful culture, and flavourful cuisine of South Korea on this week long trip through all the nation’s highlights.

Highlights

  • Learn about ancient Korean history at museums and temples across the country

  • See stunning vistas at Mt. Seoraksan, Suncheonman Bay, a green tea plantation and more!

  • Experience local culture with authentic Korean meals, traditional papermaking, and market visits

Itinerary

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Day 1: Seoul - Daejeon, South Korea

Location: Daejeon

Seoul - Gongju - Daejeon (L/D)

This morning you will be picked up from your accommodation in Seoul and transferred to Gongju, the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom. Travel back in time as you visit the Magoksa Temple, where you will experience tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk, the tomb of King Muryeong, and the Gongsanseong Fortress. Your next stop will be Tomb of Muryeong King with wall painting. After, move on to Gongsanseong Fortress, mountain castle where you can try your hand at archery! After this experience you will head to your accommodation in Daejeon, here you can spend the evening at your leisure and give a try to the indoor spa.

Lunch: A set menu with steamed rice wrapped in a Lotus Leaf.

Dinner: Chopped noodle dish 'Kalguksu' and Dumplings


Day 2: Daejeon - Gwangju, South Korea

Location: Gwangju

Daejeon - Jeonju - Jinan - Gwangju (B/L/D)

Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before leaving for Jeonju, home of Korean Culture and tradition, where you will visit a Jeonju Hanok (Korean Traditional House) Village. Here you get the chance to dress up in Korean National costume to create a special memory for yourself. Next, explore Gyenggjeon Shrine, built in 1410, here you can find a portrait of King Tae-jo. Next, head for a lunch, try out Jeonju Bibimbab lunch and taste Kakkolli (Korean Traditional Wine) at a local restaurant. Before heading to the accommodation you will visit Tapsa Temple, built by Lee Gapyong and famous for over 80 stone pagodas. Overnight in Gwangju.


Day 3: Gwangju - Yeosu, South Korea

Location: Yeosu-si

Gwangju - Boseong - Suncheon - Yeosu (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you’ll head out for a stunning day of sightseeing, with visits to a Green Tea Plantation in Boseong, a local village in Naganeupseong, the reed marshes of Suncheonman Bay, and finally the Yongsan Observatory and Eco-Museum in Suncheon. Along the way we’ll stop for a Korean-style set menu lunch in a local restaurant. After an action-packed day, we’ll transfer to to Yeosu for overnight.

Lunch: Korean Set Menu with Dried Corvina Set meal and Vegetable pancake

Dinner: Grilled, smoked duck and Grilled seafood (or pizza and pasta)


Day 4: Yeusu - Busan, South Korea

Location: Busan

Yeosu - Jinju - Busan (B/L/D)

Today, you will hop into the Yeosu Marine Cable Car, which offers you a safe, but thrilling experience in gondola over seawater. Enjoy the scenery of downtown Yeosu and the archipelago around the old seaport. After, visit Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. These are the tours for today, and now you will transfer to Busan to enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

Lunch: Bulgoggi stew

Dinner: Korean style BBQ


Day 5: Busan - Gyeongju, South Korea

Location: Gyeongju-si

Busan - Ulsan - Gyeongju (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will visit Nurimaru APEC House, where summits gather for APEC meetings. It is located on the beautiful Dongbaekseom Island. After this trip, head to Gyeongju and explore Bulguksa Temple a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, visit Gyeongju National Museum, where you can find relocs of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital. Further, visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex, it consists of 20 large and small toms from the Shilla period. Last stop of the day will be Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Evening is at your own disposal, enjoy a walk around the Bomun lake or relax in your room.

Lunch: Vegetarian set menu

Dinner: Casual Buffet


Day 6: Gyeongju - Pyeongchang, South Korea

Location: Pyeongchang-gun

Gyeongju - Andong - Wonju - Pyeongchang (B/L/D)

This morning leave for Andong and visit the charming Andong Hahoe Village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Village was added to UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010. After lunch of braised chicken, vegetables, and roasted fish at local restaurant, transfer to Wonju. Here we’ll head to the Hanji Theme Park where you will learn to make Hanji (traditional Korean paper). Next transfer to Pyeongchang, where you’ll enjoy Korean style Pork belly, Samgyeopsal. Overnight in Pyeongchan.


Day 7: Pyeongchang - Seoul, South Korea

Location: Seoul

Pyeongchang - Gangneung - Mt.Seorak - Seoul (B/L)

This morning, after breakfast, visit Ski Jump Tower Observatory where you can enjoy the view from Sky Lounge and have some time for a coffee or tea. After, travel to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak and enjoy the nature!

Return to Seoul around 6 PM.

Lunch: Set Menu with Seasoned Wild Vegetables


What's Included

  • Accommodation

    6N in 4-star and 5-star hotels

  • Transport

    All tranfers by van or mini-coach

  • Meals

    6B / 7L / 6D

  • Activities

    Tea ceremony with Buddhist monk

  • Guides

    English-speaking guide throughout tour

  • Extras

    All entrance fees

  • Experiences

What's Not Included

  • Other Meals/Drinks

  • Optional Activities/Upgrades

  • Personal Expenses

  • Tips

  • Travel Insurance

  • Other Meals/Drinks

  • Personal Expenses

  • Optional Activities/Upgrades

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