Day 1 Incheon/Seoul
Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport which has been awarded to World’s Best in Airport Service Quality by Airport Council International, met by our representative and transfer to Seoul which is the center of politics, economy and culture in Korea. (Hotel check-in is available after 14:00) Clients arrive with: LH172 on 13.04.2015 The rest of day is free at your leisure
Day 2 Seoul
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 07:30 am DMZ Half day tour – http://www.tourdmz.com/english/03jsa/p1.php)
(closed on Mon and National Holiday) 07:30~14:20, Passport is required to join
( 07:30 Hotel-Imjingak Park-ID check at Unification Bridge-DMZ theater & Exhibition hall-The 3rd infiltration tunnel-Dorasan Observatory –Dorasan Station-Lunch-ID check at Unification Bridge -Advance camp-Joint Security Area-Freedom House- Conference Room-UN guard post 3- Bridge of no return-Imjingak Park-Return to Seoul-Ginseng Center (14:30) , You will be drop off Itaewon street where you can enjoy your time. Back to your hotel on your own by taxi or other public transportation
Fly to Jeju Airport and meet your tour guide at Jeju Airport (upon exiting customs) around 10:00 am and then head out to *Yongduam Rock (Dragon Head Rock). Admire the majestic rock formations and deep-blue waters. Continue to Halla Arboretum to see 909 kinds of native trees and subtropical plants and you can meet the four-season flower forest, colorful forests, and the beautiful seasons of mother nature. Stop for lunch at local restaurant. And then, move to enjoy a variety of performances with Korean classical music, EL dance & B-boy, Wassup in Jeju(optional, US$30PP) and can take pictures with them. Continue to the Yakchunsa Temple which is the greatest and largest in the East and serves 30 thousand budda statues in it. Check in hotel
Breakfast at your hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit Cheonjeyeon Falls (The Pond of God), Continue to the Gyulimseong tangerine farm and followed by a scenic cruise aboard the Seogwipo Pleasure Boat (optional, US $18 PP). Stop for lunch at the local restaurant. Visit Spirited Garden, recognized as the most beautiful garden in the world by the press and renowned guest from around the world who have visited since it opened on July 30. 1992. Take a walk “Olle” a narrow pathway. Complete the day with a walk along the shores of Yongmeori Beach; if closed*, visit Sanbanggulsa cave instead. Dinner on your own and transfer to hotel
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to Seopjikoji – One of the most mysterious sights in Jeju Island, in harmony with seashore made up of grotesque cliffs and dark blue ocean, where you can enjoy trekking on the Olle path.Visit Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, World Heritage designated by UNESCO. Next, step back in time as you explore the Seongeup Folk Village, renowned for perfectly preserving Korean traditions. This village also boasts many cultural landmarks, such as Confucian shrines and schools, millstones, and more. Have a lunch at local restaurant.
If time is available, visit the Musuem of Natural History – to have an opportunity to experience and learn about the environment and shows how to preserve the earth’s natural beauty. Stop by Korean Jewelry Amethyst and local product store. Transfer back to Jeju Airport and Fly to your next destination around 17:00, Busan (Gimhae airport), the 2nd largest city in Korea. After met by guide, transfer to your hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Met by our guide at 08:30 am.
Move to Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Along with Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, its historical district has been designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Gyeongju National Museum, & Cheomgseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO world heritage) – an artificial stone temple made of granites, located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-Sattava and his disciples. It was built to preserve these statues. Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Move to Daegu city for overnight which is a largest and central city of this province. Check in at Hotel and take a rest.
Day 7 Daegu/Haeinsa Temple/Andong/Mt.Seorak
After Check-out, move to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure “ Tripitaka Koreana ”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha. And then transfer to Andong Hahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was not artificially created; there are people who actually live there. The Hahoe Village has become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain several years ago. And then transfer to Sokcho, a port of fishing boats and commercial ships. Check in at hotel located close to Sokcho seashore
Day 8 Seorak/Seoul
Move to Seoraksan National Park of which the peaks break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. UNESCO designated this park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to so many rare species found here. Visit Sinheungsa-temple located in Mt.Seorak which is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, built by a great monk Jajangyulsa (590~658). (Optional Tour: Gwongeumseong Cable Car–USD15.00). Gwongeumseong is a site of castle ruins located on the steep Dol Mountain of Seoraksan National Park area. After sightseeing of Seoraksan National Park, move to Seoul. Our tour will finish at Express Terminal, Gangnam, Seoul around 18:00 pm
Our guide will help you arrive at your centrally located hotel
Day 9 Seoul
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel around 08:30-09:00 am for Seoul half day sightseeing – Gyeongbokgung Palace (Deoksu Palace on Tue) The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, National Folk Museum, Korean Ginseng Center.
After lunch, and move to Korean Folk Village (an hour and half drive away from Seoul) – you will experience the culture of the late Joseon Dynasty, It’s huge village that has about 260 different types of house of each province. / Return to Seoul and take a rest
Day 10 Seoul
After breakfast at your hotel, Have your own time to explore exotic Seoul