Tour to World Heritage Sites in Korea
duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
tour price: from US$995 per person depending on tour dates and hotels (for exact price please fill in tour inquiry form)
– 7 nights at medium-level hotel (breakfast included)
– English-speaking guide
– Transportation during the tour
– Meals as indicated
– All admission fees and local taxes
* airfare Seoul – Jeju – Busan: extra US$190 per person
* different level price packages are available depending on accommodation, please contact us for details.
highlights: UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites in Jeju island, World Cultural Heritage Sites in Gyeongju and Seoul, unique culture, delicious local food.
Korea is a relatively small country with numerous World Heritage Sites, we will explore Natural sites of volcanic originated Jeju Island, see here women divers, local crafts and beautiful nature. Then go to Gyeongju having several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and often called as “a Museum without Walls” of Korea. Finally take a tour in Seoul (the capital of Korea) which is a dynamic city with royal palaces and antique street shops.
day by day itinerary:
|1st day||Seoul, Jeju||Arrive in Incheon airport. Take a flight to Jeju island – the biggest island in Korea with its unique culture and nature. Pick up at Jeju airport, transfer to your hotel.|
|2nd day||Jeju (B, L)||Tour on Jeju. ANCIENT LAVA ESTUARY is a part of the area designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve with lava formations of many interesting shapes and sizes! Go back in time and see how the Koreans lived years ago inSONGUP FOLK VILLAGE. We will hike Sunrise Peak (UNESCO World Natural Heritage), which is a hydro crater erupted about 5.000 years ago. SEASIDE PARK “Wedolge”. The name of the area Wedolge means “lonely standing rock” – a 20 meter high rock with many stories to tell.|
|3rd day||Jeju, Gyeongju (B, L)||Tour on Jeju. ANDOK VALLEY is a great place for a short walk due to its great scenery. Enjoy a Seaside Drive whilst visiting several seaside locations along the way. See COLUMNAR BASALT FORMATIONS which have the unusual shape of hexagonal piles, formed when lava cools inwardly under pressure. One of Mother Nature’s many Wonders! GREEN TEA PLANTATIONS. Here you will be blown away by the magnificent view and also have the opportunity totaste Mt. Halla’s delicious green tea! Take a flight to Busan, where you will take an airport bus to Gyeongju. Transfer to your hotel in Gyeongju.|
|Tour in Gyeongju. As the capital of the Silla Kingdom for almost a thousand years, Gyeongju has preserved vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritages. Along with Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, the Gyeongju Historical District has been designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Visit also Cheomseongdae Observatory, Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju Folk Craft Village. Overnight in Gyeongju.|
|Free day in Gyeongju, you can explore Namsan Mountain with numerous stoneBuddhas carved on the rocks. Overnight in Gyeongju.|
|6th day||Gyeongju, Seoul (B)||Take a train to Seoul (the capital of Korea) which is a dynamic city with royal palaces and antique street shops. Hotel in Seoul.|
|7th day||Seoul (B, L)||Visit Gyeongbok Royal Palace which was built in 1394 as the main palace of Joseon Dynasty, where nowdays you still can see the Royals guards changing ceremony. Then proceed to National Folk Museum. Enjoy Jogye Templewhich is the main temple of Jogye stream in Korea. Visit Changdok Palace, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has many including authentic Korean style rear houses. Piwon (Secret) Garden is the name of an orthodox royal rear court in Changdok Palace where one can peep into the King’s private garden, where 300-year-old trees, ponds and pavilions are harmoniously situated. Hotel in Seoul.|
|8th day||Seoul (B)||Return to Incheon airport by limousine bus.|
Note: this is a sample itinerary, we can customize your tour, please check reserv your requirements left menu or right menu.