Rye 07 – Highlights of Korea 11days/10nights

#. Price per person *Domestic air fare will be added (Unit: USD, P/P)
Group size 2-3 4-5 6-9 10-14 (15-19) + 1F (20-29) + 1F 30 up + 1F Single charge
4 star $4,300.00 $2,730.00 $2,330.00 $1,910.00 $1,810.00 $1,690.00 $1,520.00 $700.00
5 star $4,800.00 $3,320.00 $2,920.00 $2,500.00 $2,440.00 $2,340.00 $2,200.00 $1,100.00

* Domestic air fare will be added.

Day 1 Seoul (-/-/-)
Arrive at Incheon int’l airport
Transfer to hotel in Seoul

Day 2 Seoul (B/L/-)
Gyeongbok Palace The 40- acre Gyeongbok Palace was built in 1394, the third year of the Joseon Dynasty. Geunjungjon, the largest and most impressive building in the palace, served as a throne room and an audience hall. Gyeonghoeru, a spacious two-story pavilion, overlooks a picturesque man-made pond just northwest of the throne hall.

National Folk Museum is in the Gyeongbok Palace complex. It explains the religious rituals, housing customs, household tools and implements, food and social dynamics of traditional Korean life.

Insadong is the place where you can experience traditional aspects of Korea. It is lined with art galleries, craft stores, antique art shops, traditional tea houses and restaurants.

Cheonggyecheon Stream used to exist merely as an overpass forgotten in 1970 until it was restored in 2005, becoming a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.

Day 3 Seoul/Jeju Island (B/L/-)
Transfer to Gimpo domestic airport. Fly to Jeju Island.
Blessed with spectacles of nature created by volcanic activities, the entire Jeju Island and its lava tubes were designated as World Natural Heritages by UNESCO in 2007.
Hallim Park, is located western 33km away from Jeju city and west of Mt. Hallasan. It has a variety of gardens – Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden etc. Hyeopjaegul and Ssangyonggul Caves in this Park are known to be the only two-dimensional caves in the world.

Day 4 Jeju Island (B/L/-)
Seongeup Folk Village – Many cultural properties such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, stone statues, millstones (run by horse or ox), fortress ruins, and stone monuments, and intangible cultural assets such as folk plays, native foods, local folk craftsmanship, and the local dialect are handed down to date.

Seongsan Sunrise Peak Located on the eastern end of Jeju Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Sunrise Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a hill with grass.

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall meaning god’s pond, derives its name from the legend that the seven fairies serving the King of Heaven came down to the pond by stairs of cloud and bathed in its clean water.

Day 5 Jeju Island/Busan (B/L/-)
Yongduam is a volcanic rock that was created from an eruption about two million years ago. It is 10 meter high, and 30 meter long. It is named so because of the legend that a dragon (“yong”) living in his dragon palace tried to ascend to the heavens and got stuck.

Fly to Busan
Yongdusan park, which harmonizes Busan Tower and 70 different species of trees, is a favorite rest place of the citizens of Busan. It is called Yongdusan because the shape of the mountain looks like the head of a dragon that climbs to land from sea.

The Jagalchi Market
is Korea’s largest seafood market. After the Korean War the market solidified itself as a fish market.

Day 6 Busan/Gyeongju (B/L/-)

Transfer to Gyeongju
Gyeongju National Museum is deep in tradition, with a history of about 90 years. Representing Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of Silla (BC57~AD935), the museum is where you can view the cultural history of Gyeongju district.

Bulguksa Temple, one of Korea’s best known temples, is a testimony to both the skill of Silla architects and the depth of Buddhist faith at the time. Except for the wooden buildings, all the stone bridges, stairways and pagodas are original. The temple, originally built in A.D. 535, was enlarged in A.D.752 – World Cultural Heritage.

Seoggram Grotto is one of the world’s finest shrines of Buddha, dating back to the same period as Bulguksa Temple. Surrounded by Bodhisattvas and guardian deities, the serene central statue of Buddha gazes out over the forested hills and across the East Sea to the horizon – World Cultural Heritage.

Tumuli Park, a collection of royal Silla tombs from the Pre-Unification Era. The park contains 23 of the more than 200 royal tombs that were found in Gyeongju.

Day 7 Gyeongju/Andong/Mt. Seorak (B/L/-)
Transfer to Andong
Andong– a treasure trove of Confucian tradition and one of the last living vestiges of old Korea. Queen Elizabeth II visited Andong in April 1999 on the occasion of her 73rd birthday during her 4 day state visit to Korea.

Hahoe Village – a small village with a delightful blend of thatched-roof peasant houses and tiled-roof yangban(noble class) villas of Joseon dynasty.

Byeongsan Confucian School was originated from 14th century, and established by scholar Ryoo, Seong-Ryeong in 1572. As one of the most beautiful Korean architecture, it has papers of the scholar with 3,000 books. Transfer to Mt. Seorak for accommodation

Day 8 Mt. Seorak (B/L/-)
Mountain Seoraksan is considered one of the Korea’s most beautiful mountain areas. Its beauty of autumn season gathers people from all over the country which peaks in October – Cable car ride and mountain hiking

Day 9 Mt. Seorak/Seoul (B/L/-)
Transfer to Seoul and tour of Korean Folk Village on the way
Korean Folk Village was opened in 1974 as an open-air folk museum and international tourist attraction for both Korean and foreign visitors. It is a living museum that recreates the life styles of several centuries ago. There are typical Korea houses which show different styles of each provinces, school rooms, blacksmith forges, handicraft workshops, pottery kilns, government buildings, Yangban(upper-class) houses, and a market place where traditional foods are sold.

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress was built in 1796 since it started construction in 1794. The fortress wall is 5.52km long, and it was designed to serve political, commercial, and military functions – World Cultural Heritage.

Day 10 Seoul (B/L/-)
Seoul Tower is the first attraction of its kind in Korea. It boasts a height of 236.7m and is an additional 243m above the sea level. Seoul Tower is equipped with 2~3 stories of observatories and two revolving restaurants with a 360-degree view on the first and fifth floors.

Changdeokgung Palace

Used as a main palace by many Joseon kings and the best preserved among the five royal Joseon palaces. It is best known for its beautiful garden for the royal family, Huwon, or Biwon(Secret Garden) with its suporb landscape with pavilions, ponds, and wooded areas.It was listed on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage in 1995.

Itaewon Shopping Street
is filled with about 2,000 shops selling clothes, bags, shoes, gift items, and various ethnic restaurants.

Day 11 Seoul-Incheon (B/-/-)
Transfer to Incheon int’l airport for departure

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