South Korea is rich in tradition, culture and natural beauty. Starting in the nation’s bustling capital, Seoul, travel south through the rolling tea plantations of Boesong to the ‘Treasure Island’ of Namhae and bustling port city Busan, before exploring ancient Gyeongju and the spectacular towering granite peaks of Mount Seoraksan. Discover the wonders of South Korea in 12 memorable days!
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Seoul - Jeongju - Boseong - Suncheon - Namhae - Busan - Gyeongju - Yoengju - Mt Seorak National Park
Welcome to Seoul.Meet your tour guide holding Bravo Asia Tours greeting board at the Airport and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to either just relax or do some shopping on your own.
Today is spent visiting Seoul’s most famous landmarks, this morning we see Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the “Five Grand Palaces” . Afterwards we stop at Insadong.This afternoon take the chance to explore the many antique, craft and pottery shops as well as traditional restaurants and teahouses. If time permits you will also have the opportunity to visit an amethyst or ginseng specialist. Evening at leisure.
Seoul - Jeongju
Today travel Southwest towards Jeonju . In the afternoon explore Jeonju Hanok Village. Many are still residential properties while others have been converted into guesthouses, museums, galleries and teahouses. Later depart for Gwangju where you will spend the night.
Jeongju - Boseong - Suncheon
Today tour Boesong with its stunning mountains. Before visiting picturesque Seonamsa Temple at the western end of Mount Jogyesan with its beautiful arch bridges then continuing to Suncheonman Bay.Onwards to Gwangyang where you will spend the night.
Suncheon - Namhae
Leaving Gwangyang travel along the coastline to Namhae, known as the ‘treasure island of Korea’. In Namhae visit Daraengi Village with its 108 terraces of rice patties covering the hillside and the German village. Continue to Busan for the night.
Namhae - Busan
A morning tour of Busan takes in the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and provides perfect views of the entire city. See the vivid life of the Jagalchi Fish Market as locals haggle with the fishermen selling their fresh catch before you depart for Gyeongju. During the afternoon you will visit the UNESCO listed temples of Bulguska including the Seokguram Grotto.
Busan - Gyeongju
An afternoon tour of Gyeongju takes you to Tumuli Park to visit some of the large and small tombs from the Silla period including that of King Michu, the 13th King of the dynasty famed for fending off invaders. Then visite the Gyeongju National Museum.Later we visit the oldest surviving observatory in East Asia and one of the world’s oldest scientific installations still in existence, Cheomseongdae Observatory. Evening at leisure.
Gyeongju - Yoengju
An early departure for Yeongju where en-route you visit the Sosuseowon Confucian School, the first private Confucian academy established in Korea before touring Seonbichon Village, the home of the Korea’s classic Confucian scholars, a good opportunity to learn more about traditional Korean ways. Later tour Buseoska Temple, huge in size it is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Korea. Onward to Cheonpung.
We visit Cheongpung Lake .Please note the ferry ride is subject to weather conditions, in the unlikely event that it is cancelled it will be substituted with a visit to Dodamsambong Peak and Gosu Cave. Later pay a visit to Chamsori Gramophone Audio Museum, a private museum created by its curator. Travelling along the beautiful coastline to Mount Seoraksan we stop en-route at Unification Park .Before making our final stop for the day at Daepo Port, one of the finest places to find the freshest fish and seafood restaurants.
Yoengju - Mt Seorak National Park - Seoul
Today is spent hiking and exploring Mt.Seoraksan National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in Korea, with towering granite peaks, lush green valleys, Buddhist temples, dense forests and clear streams. You will be able to view the park in the best way possible as you take a cable car to Gweongeumseong Peak before visiting Shinheungsa Temple nestled at the foot of the park. This afternoon depart for Seoul.
Today is free to spend as you please, why not visit some of the well known open air markets such as Namdaemun or Dongdaemun for some last minute shopping.
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. We hope to see you again in your next trip to Asia. Your beautiful memory of this trip and our best wishes will company you back home safely.