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South Korea Eastern Conquest 7D/6N

Embark on a captivating journey through South Korea’s cultural and natural wonders.

From the idyllic shores of Jeju Island to the vibrant streets of Busan and the ancient sites of Gyeongju, each day offers a new adventure.

Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Korea’s rich heritage and stunning scenery.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Jeju’s breath-taking landscapes
  • Discover the historical treasures of Gyeongju
  • Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Seoraksan National Park
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$5,500.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 6 nights in 4* Accommodations
  • - Transport included
  • - 6 Breakfasts
  • - English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • - Handy extras and accessories

Departures:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Jeju Island, South Korea

Touch down at JEJU International Airport, where your adventure in paradise begins.

As you step off the plane, you’ll be greeted by the warm island breeze and the promise of exciting experiences ahead.

Meet your friendly driver at the airport, ready to whisk you away to your hotel where you can unwind and prepare for the wonders awaiting you on Jeju Island.

Day 2: Jeju Island, South Korea

Indulge in a hearty breakfast at your hotel before diving into a day of exploration on Jeju Island.

Your journey begins with a visit to the stunning Hyupjae Beach, where turquoise waters meet pristine sands, setting the scene for relaxation and adventure.

Next, immerse yourself in the wonders of Hallim Park, where Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, and the Subtropical Botanic Garden await your discovery. Delve into the rich heritage of Korean tea culture at the O’Sulloc Tea Museum, a haven for tea enthusiasts.

After a satisfying lunch, embark on a thrilling Sanbang Mountain Cruise and marvel at the majestic Cheonjeyeon Falls, aptly named “The Pond of God.”

Complete your day with a leisurely stroll through a vibrant shopping centre before retiring to your hotel, filled with memories of Jeju’s beauty and charm.

Day 3: Jeju Island - Busan, South Korea

Wake up to a delightful breakfast spread at your hotel before embarking on an exciting journey from Jeju to Busan.

Begin your day by delving into the rich cultural tapestry of Jeju Island at the Seongeup Folk Village, where traditions come to life amidst charming thatched-roof houses. Dive deeper into the island’s heritage at the Haenyeo Museum, where captivating exhibits showcase the remarkable lives of Jeju’s female divers, recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural asset.

Next, marvel at the breath-taking Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, a majestic volcanic crater rising from the sea, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Explore the fascinating Jeju Stone Park, an ecological museum showcasing the island’s unique stone culture. Bid farewell to Jeju as you transfer to the airport for a scenic flight to Busan.

Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the city as you’re transferred to your hotel, ready to continue your adventure in this dynamic coastal metropolis.

Day 4: Busan - Gyeongju, South Korea

After indulging in a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, embark on a thrilling full-day exploration of Busan’s iconic landmarks.

Begin your adventure at the renowned Haeundae Beach, where pristine sands stretch for 1.5 kilometres along a tranquil bay, offering the perfect backdrop for relaxation. Follow the scenic Dalmaji-gil Road to Yonggungsa Temple, nestled amidst breath-taking views of the ocean and lush forests, a true gem among Busan’s eight scenic sites.

Dive into the vibrant culture of Gamcheon Culture Village, an artistic enclave nestled on coastal foothills, affectionately dubbed the “Machu Picchu of Busan.” Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Jagalchi Fishery Market and BIFF Square, where the essence of Busan’s culinary and cultural heritage comes to life. Delight your taste buds with the art of traditional rice cake-making under the guidance of a master, savouring the authentic flavours of Korea.

Conclude your Busan adventure with a scenic transfer to Gyeongju, where you’ll discover the majestic Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, steeped in the grandeur of Silla Kingdom history, illuminated by the enchanting reflection of Imhaejeon in the evening.

Day 5: Gyeongju - Daegu, South Korea

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before meeting our guide at 08:30 am for an enriching journey through Gyeongju, often referred to as a “museum without walls.”

With a history dating back to 57 BC, when Julius Caesar was shaping Europe, Gyeongju flourished as the capital of the Shilla Dynasty for a millennium. Immerse yourself in its rich heritage as you explore UNESCO-designated sites like the Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, marveling at their intricate stone craftsmanship and spiritual significance. Discover the treasures of Gyeongju National Museum and the Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, where ancient wisdom meets modern fascination.

Then, journey onward to Daegu, the bustling heart of the province, where you’ll check into your hotel and unwind after a day of exploration.

Day 6: Daegu - Haeinsa-Temple - Andong- Pyeongchang, South Korea

After checking out from your hotel, embark on an enriching journey to Haeinsa Temple nestled within the serene Gayasan National Park.

Founded in 802 by King Ae-Jang of the Shilla Dynasty, Haeinsa is renowned for housing the revered treasure “Tripitaka Koreana,” a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 81,341 wooden printing blocks crafted to thwart Mongolian invasions.

Next, journey to Andong’s Hahoe Village, a living testament to Joseon Dynasty architecture and community structure. Unlike artificially recreated sites, Hahoe is home to residents, gaining global recognition after a visit by Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.

Conclude your day with a transfer to Gangneung, one of the host cities of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, where further adventures await.

Day 7: Pyeongchang - Mt.Seorak - Seoul, South Korea

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to Seoraksan National Park, where majestic peaks pierce through ethereal clouds and crystal-clear waters meander through verdant valleys, creating scenes of unparalleled beauty. Designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District in 1982, this park is a haven for rare species and natural wonders.

Explore the historic Sinheungsa Temple, founded by the revered monk Jajangyulsa in the 6th century, before ascending to Gwongeumseong, an ancient castle ruin perched atop the steep slopes of Dol Mountain. As an optional tour, experience the Gwongeumseong Cable Car for panoramic views of the park (USD20pp).

Conclude your adventure with a journey to Seoul, where the tour culminates at 18:00 at the Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, located at the vibrant Gwanghwamun Intersection.

*Please note that during the peak season in October, access to Seoraksan National Park may be restricted for buses, requiring a 3.6km walk from C District Square to the entrance, so be prepared for potential adjustments to the itinerary.