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Arrive in Seoul at Incheon International Airport, you will be met by our driver only and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day is free for your own leisure time or rest. Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast, start Seoul city tour with visit to Changdeok Palace & Huwon (Secret Garden) listed to UNESCO designated World Heritage. Next visit at Gwangjang Market, one of Korea’s largest traditional market and is popular with foreign visitors to sample some of the most famous Korean street foods. Proceed to National Museum of Korea. This museum built in 2005 boast foris boasting its fantastic collection of Korean arts and relics. It would take a whole day to see everything in the museum.The last stop of today’s tour is N Seoul Tower observatory on Mt.Namsan for a bird’s eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. Return to hotel.

After breakfast at hotel. Check-out and pick-up from hotel. Transfer to Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul, where people living in the village are practicing the old traditional style houses and life style of 18th-19th century. Proceed to Mt.Songnisan Nat'l Park to visit Beopjusa Temple (UNESCO Sites) where the tallest Buddha Statue in Korea has. The forest park is ideal place for walking.Afterward, drive to Daegu via expressway. Overnight at Daegu city.

After breakfast at hotel. Visit Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. Yangnyeongsi Market has been a popular Herbal medicine market ever since it first opened in the 17th century. Experience of foot bathing in herb medicine.Visit Seomun Market of Daegu, which is steeped in history, one of the three main market during the Joseon dynasty.Transfer to Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla kingdom from 57BC – 935AD and the city is known as the “Museum without walls,”as there are 52 designated sites within this city. Visit Cheomseongdae Astronomic Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park with its Royal tombs. You will have the chance to enter one of the excavated tombs to see the construction and process behind the Royal
Kings burial chambers. Overnight at Gyeongju.

After breakfast, start your full day tour of Gyeongju by visiting Bulguksa Temple(UNESCO Sites) and Seokguram Grotto
(UNESCO Sites). Seokguram Grotto established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mt. Toham. The grotto contains a monumental statue of a sitting Buddha looking out to sea and it is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East. In the afternoon, you will visit 4 faces Buddha (four-faced stone Buddha statues on Gulbulsaji site) and Tomb of King Wonseong (Gwaeneung Royal Tomb). Scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port. Drive along the sea for beautiful coastal scenery.

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Unmoonsa Temple (Buddhist Nun's temple). Proceed to Busan, the second largest city of South Korea. Upon arrival, start half-day Busan tour to Jagalchi Fishery Market where roadside vendors sell various fishes and Nampodong shopping street Next, Busan Tower on Yongdusan Park with its observation deck offering stunning views of the city and beyond. Overnight at Busan.

After breakfast, transfer to Mt Gayasan National Park via expressway. In Mt Gayasan National Park, visit Haeinsa Temple.Haeinsa Temple has a world famous Korean cultural treasure called Tripikata Koreana, which was made during the Goryo Dynasty to protect the country from the invasion of Mongolian troops by Buddha’s power. UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage designated this Tripitaka Koreana. Proceed to Andong, 2 hours away from Haeinsa. Andong Hahoe Village (UNESCO Sites) is the best-preserved village with its traditional style noble houses. In 1999, Queen Elisabeth II visited Hahoe Village and was welcomed with Birthday Party Table decorated in Korean traditional way. Hahoe Village in Andong is famous for its own mask dance. After a visit to Hahoe Village, proceed to Chungju Lake. Overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast, check out hotel. Take a ride on sightseeing boat to enjoy lakeside scenery.(can be cancelled depending on the local weather condition and will be replaced to the other attractions) Proceed to temple (Woljeongsa Temple or Samhwasa Temple or Shinheungsa Temple according to the availability at the time of booking) to experience unique temple stay Upon arrival at the temple, change your clothes to temple uniform prepared by the temple. Orientation for various things to know for staying at the temple regarding regulations and schedules will be provided. Simple temple dinner(vegetarian meal) will be provided. Attend evening Buddhist ceremony and temple tour. During one night, you will not have phone and TV in Korean traditional style room without bed(Thin mattress and blanket is spread on the room floor to sleep at night). The Korean style room will be arranged as male or female group room separately. Shower room and toilet are being shared in common use. No alcohol is allowed at temple. Overnight at the temple. (Overnight at the outside of the temple is also available as your choice) The clients who choose to overnight at the outside of the temple will have a breakfast at the hotel, instead of experience morning Buddhist ceremony at the temple. please refer notes for temple overnight stay conditions.

Wake up at 3 am for Morning Worship (for volunteers only). After breakfast, leave the temple and transfer to Gangneung .Visit Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum. This museum boasts itself with incredible collection of 19th Century gramophones and 1st generation audio systems. Head to DMZ Unification Observatory, the nearest place for viewing Geumgangsan Mountain in North Korea . DMZ Museum within the observatory allows visitors to know about the DMZ from its historic background and the area’s ecological importance . (DMZ Unification Observatory visit can be cancelled depending on the local circumstance and will be replaced to the other attraction) Check in at the Seorak Kensington Stars Hotel.

After breakfast, Tour of Mt. Seorak National Park inclusive of Shinheungsa Temple and cable car ride to Gwongeumseong Fortress. Drive to Gapyeong to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Flower and Tree Park, which displays unique Korean Wild Flowers and trees in a garden located in mountain valley. Transfer to Seoul.

Breakfast at the hotel. No airport transfer service provided (Private transfer service is available with a surcharge as the option


9 nights of accommodation on twin sharing basis and 1 night of temple-stay based on sharing group room (Korean-style room without bed-female room, male room separately).
 Daily breakfast at hotel and 1 time simple temple meals (breakfast and dinner) during temple stay.
 English speaking guide for full commentary at attractions from Day 2 to Day 10
Transfer service for whole journey except for airport departure transfer
 Tour admission according to the itinerary


International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities
Meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Entrance Fees to Archeological sites & museums
Personal expenses


Accommodation at the following hotels
3 nights at IBIS INSADONG Hotel or similar (Option 1) in Seoul and NOVOTEL AMBASSADOR DONGDAEMUN Hotel (Option 2) and LOTTE
(MAIN WING) Hotel (Option 3).
1 night at Grand Hotel or similar in Daegu (All Options)
2 nights at Commodore Hotel or similar (Option 1) and LAHAN SELECT Hotel (Option2 and 3) in Gyeongju
1 night at Towerhill Hotel or similar (Option 1) and ASTI Hotel (Option 2 and 3) in Busan
1 night at CheongPung Resort or similar (All Options) at Chungju
1 night at temple (with Korean style room without bed) at Samhwasa Temple 
1 night at Kensington Hotel Star or similar (All Options) in Mt.Seorak.

Optionals on request.

Airport Transfers at additional costs

*Temple provides shared room only, you can choose to overnight at the hotel for private room
Accommodation at tourist class hotel (less than 1hour-drive from temple) can be arranged without surcharge.
Clients who overnight at the hotel will have a breakfast at the hotel instead of Morning Buddhist ceremony.

* Tour fare for both twin user and triple user are same.

- Old and New of the nation’s capital Seoul
- Major UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites
- Busan, the country’s second largest city and main port city
- Unique temple-stay experience
- DMZ area, the nearest place for viewing North Korea

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Seoul-Daegu-Mt. Songnisan Nat’l Park-Gyeongju-Busan-HaeinsaTemple-Andong-Chungju

11 Dec, 2023

Option 1
AUD 4,156 P P twin share
AUD 5,744 P P single

Option 2
AUD 5,031 P P twin share
AUD 7,318 P P single

Option 3
AUD 5,680 P P twin share
AUD 8,540 P P single

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