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AKL127[2019] Seoul & Western Korea & Jeju Island 10 Days

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DURATION

10 Day 9 Night

VISITING

Seoul, Gongju, Daejeon, Jeonju, Jinan, Gwangju, Boseong, Suncheon, Yeosu, Jinju, Jeju Island

OVERVIEW

History and gorgeous scenery in the eastern districts of Korea are the highlights of the Western Korea package. South Korea western cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul and Gongju city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you can experience a hiking course through the most famous mountain in Korea, Mt. Seorak. Join in on the adventure today. The wide grazing land in Jeju Island is an exotic place that a lot of horses are eating grasses, and people can see them very closely. Cedar forest road was ranked as one of most beautiful road for taking drives in Korea. Heal your body and mind in nature!



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  • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on private basis
    Round-trip domestic air ticket (Gimpo <-> Jeju)
    Other transportation in the itinerary
    English speaking tour guide
    Meals in the itinerary
    Admission fee in the itinerary
    Luggage (Per Person) : 1 Luggage, 1 Carry-on
    Gratuities

Price does not include

  • Round-trip international air ticket
    Travel insurance
    Meals not specified in the itinerary
    Service beyond the itinerary
    Personal expense
    Single supplement charge: $750
    Excess baggage fees for air
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

-The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to local circumstances.
-This is a group joining tour and people are from all English speaking countries.
-Additional blackout date may apply without notice.
-Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates.
- No Partial refund for missing breakfast due to early departure flight schedule.
- Transportation: Van (1~4pax) or Mini coach (5~9pax) or Medium-sized coach (10~17pax) or Large-sized coach (18pax~)
- Jeju tour will be operated by English Speaking Driving guide (2-7 pax)
- Single Room Supplement Charge is for any odd number of pax or pax requesting single room.

◆Joint Tour operation important notice◆
Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour. Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join the tour.
DAY
1

Arrive in Seoul

Upon arrival at Incheon International airport, professional driver will greet you with name board and take you to hotel safely by private basis. After check in on own, rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY
2

Full-Day Seoul Highlights Tour with lunch

After breakfast, meet up with tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces and also visit National Folk Museum of Korea. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. Then you will visit Insadong-gil, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district, with modern galleries and tea shops and also visit Jogyesa Temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, becoming so in 1936. Afterward, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea's premier shopping destinations and have a lunch at a local restaurant. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village on Monday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. After the tour, transfer to hotel.

DAY
3

Seoul → Gongju → Daejeon

After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel lobby. Leave for Gongju the ancient capital of Baekje Kingdom. Experience the tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk at Magoksa Temple, a representative temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungcheongnam-do Province. Next, visit Tomb of Muryeong King with the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb. Then continue to Gongsanseong Fortress, a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period and you will enjoy archery experience there. Transfer to Daejeon which is a hub city of Korea and famous for its hot springs. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure in your hotel and the indoor spa offering high quality natural waters.

Gongju Lunch:  Korean Set Menu with steamed rice wrapped in a Lotus Leaf
Daejen Dinner: Chopped noodle dish "Kalguksu" and Dumplings

DAY
4

Daejeon → Jeonju → Jinan → Gwangju

After breakfast, transfer to Jeonju and visit Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. You will explore various Hanok buildings and the Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum. Afterward, you will have Jeonju Bibimbab lunch and taste Makkolli (Korean traditional wine) at local restaurant. Then, visit Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Then leave for Gwangju for hotel check in.

Jeonju Lunch: Jeonju Bibimbap and Tteokgalbi
Gwangju Dinner: Vietnamese style Beef Shabu Shabu

DAY
5

Gwangju → Boseong → Suncheon → Yeosu

After breakfast, head to Boseong Green Tea Plantation that is very beautiful, full of green tea fields and cedar trees. You will also have a chance to taste Boseong Green Tea. Next, visit Naganeupseong Folk Village where you can observe the daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area. Then explore Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park, thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man.

Finally, move to Yeosu, one of the country"s most picturesque port cities especially at night. Celebrate the night in Yeosu by watching the view of the seaside village. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of day is at leisure.

Suncheon Lunch: Korean Set Menu with Dried Corvina Set meal and Vegetable pancake
Yeosu Dinner: Grilled Smoked Duck and Grilled Seafood (or Pizza and pasta)

DAY
6

Yeosu → Jinju → Seoul

After breakfast, take Yeosu Cable Car offering the safe yet thrilling experience with the gondola to operate over seawater. Enjoy the scenery of downtown Yeosu and the archipelago around the old seaport. Next, visit Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. After the tour, transfer to Seoul.
After check in, free at leisure.

Jinju Lunch: Bulgoggi stew & Jinju Bibimbap
Dinner: No Meal

DAY
7

Seoul → Gimpo Airport → Jeju Island

After breakfast, meet a local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Gimpo Airport for your flight to Jeju Island.

Upon arrival at Jeju International Airport, meet local driver with name board and transfer to hotel. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

DAY
8

Full-Day Jeju Tour

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the lobby entrance of your hotel.
Visit to Jeju Folklore & National History Museum, displays mainly natural historical items such as marine life, soil and rocks, and fauna and flora of Jeju in a three-dimensional way. And the lifestyle of Jeju such as traditional housing architecture, rites of passage, and regional food specialties.

Move to Hallim Park consisting of botanical gardens, lava caves and folk village
And trekking to Mt. Songaksan Dulle-gil hiking trail that provides some of the most beautiful views in Jeju while you listen to the sounds of the sea.
Visiting the spectacular volcanic rock formations of Jusangjeolli Cliff.

Then, visit Cheonjeyeon Falls; composed of three-staircase falls. The first fall boasts a pond that is 22m in length and 21m in depth whose waters flow downwards to create the second and third falls. The area surrounding Cheonjeyeon Waterfall is home to the Psilotumnudum (L.) Griseb, Elaeocarpus sylvestris var. ellipticus, tendril plants, and shrubs.

Finally visit to Mysterious road; has earned its name, as objects and liquid appear to roll and flow up the hill instead of down, when, in fact, such image of gravity defiance is an optical illusion rendered by the seemingly high surroundings..
After the tour, we will transfer you to hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

 

DAY
9

Full-Day Jeju Tour → Jeju Airport → Gimpo Airport → Seoul

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the lobby entrance of your hotel in Jeju Island.
Visit Jeju Stone Park. Jeju Stone Park was inspired by Jeju's history of myth, stone and spirit. The main theme consists of the legend about Seolmundae Halmang (Grandmother Seolmundae) who created Jeju Island and the stones of Obaek Janggun (the Five Hundreds Generals). The park provides a historical and cultural space where collected stones express Jeju's foundation and culture.
Continue to visit Seongeup Folk Village. Located at the foot of Mt. Halla on Jeju Island, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of culture.
Move on to Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. And woman diver show [UNESCO Intangible Cultural Asset]
Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. When diving underwater, a haenyeo carries only a pair of goggles, a round ball-like tube to keep her balance, and a basket to put her collections in. Such women involved in the fishing industry are known to be scattered all around Jeju-do, Korea, Japan, and Russia.
(*Haenyeo Museum is the alternative tour course on rainy day)
Then, drive to Hamdeok Seoubong Beach. Hamdeok Beach is famous for its clean and shallow water, attracting many family visitors during summer vacations. The beach offers great scenery with its emerald-blue water, an arched bridge over black basalt and a red lighthouse.

When the tour ends, we will transfer you to Jeju International Airport with your tour guide for taking a flight back to Seoul. Upon arrival at Gimpo Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by a local driver. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

DAY
10

Seoul → Depart to next destination

After breakfast, local driver will greet you at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis. Depart to next destination.

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