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Overview
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 Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

AC Coach / Bus

Detailed Itinerary

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.

After breakfast departure from Seoul

Inclusions

   10 Nights of accommodation at 3~4star hotel on twin sharing basis . 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(or French or Spanish or German) 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

Exclusions

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

Notes

Accommodation at the following hotels
3 nights at Aventree Hotel or similar (Int'l 3 star) in Seoul
1 night at Grand Hotel or similar(Int'l 4 star) in Daegu
2 nights at Commodore Hotel or similar (Int'l 4star star) in Gyeongju
1 night at Towerhill Hotel or similar (Int'l 3 star) in Busan
1 night at CheongPung Resort or similar (Int'l 3 star) at Chungju
1night at temple (with Korean style room without bed) at Woljeongsa Temple or Samhwasa Temple or Shinheungsa Temple
1 night at Kensington Hotel Star or similar (Int'l 4 star) 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

Trip Highlights

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

Fixed-Departure
07 Nov, 2022

3 Star
AUD 4,466 P P twin share
AUD 5,785 P P single
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21 Nov, 2022

3 Star
AUD 4,466 P P twin share
AUD 5,785 P P single
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05 Dec, 2022

3 Star
AUD 4,466 P P twin share
AUD 5,785 P P single
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12 Dec, 2022

3 Star
AUD 4,466 P P twin share
AUD 5,785 P P single
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