To South Korea 2024: One Journey, Two Different Worlds

13 days
10-22-2024
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Price $3195

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels in double rooms.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Assistance of a English-speaking guide throughout the tour.
  • Assistance of a local guide.
  • Transportation throughout the tour.
  • Entrance ticket to the Seoul Tower.
  • Visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
  • Exploration of Suwon.
  • Visit to Seoraksan National Park.
  • Tour of Hahoe Village.
  • Visit to Haeinsa Temple.
  • Exploration of Gyeongju.
  • Visit to Haedong Yonggungsa.
  • Tour of Gangnam district.
  • Entrance ticket to Lotte Tower.
  • Entrance ticket to Lotte World amusement park.

The price does not include

  • The cost of international airfare.
  • Routine tips and personal expenses.
  • Entrance ticket to Seoul Tower.
  • Travel insurance.

South Korea is a country where traditional cultural heritage blends with modern achievements, creating a unique journey with a rich cultural history. The country captivates with the richness of art, music, pop culture, and the vision of technological progress. If you are ready to see this contrast with your own eyes, join us today!

 

 

Culture and history

Entertainment


Travel itinerary

1.day

Flight to Seul

The adventure with Korea will begin with passport and baggage check-in to head to Seoul, often called the city of two faces. Tea houses and small shops in the historic Insandong district, the Biwon garden, Namsan Park, and dazzling royal palaces provide a fascinating contrast to the sea of neon lights, skyscrapers, and the latest technologies.

Korea Południowa

2.day

Seul

After arriving in Korea, we will check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the television tower, also known as the Namsan Tower. It is one of the best and most frequently visited observation points in the city. At a height of 480m, we will admire the magnificent panorama of the city.

3.day

Seul

After breakfast, we will explore one of the most important landmarks in the capital of South Korea – Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace. With a bit of luck, we might witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the palace.

In the afternoon, we will take a stroll through the most charming part of Seoul – the historic district of Bukchon, known as a living museum. Here, we will encounter hundreds of traditional houses called hanoks. Some of them house tea rooms, restaurants, cafes, and guesthouses, while others continue to serve as private residences.

4.day

Seul

After breakfast, we will head to the border area where South Korea meets North Korea. The demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a highly protected region that has revealed many species of animals at risk of extinction.

We will visit the Third Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, and Freedom Bridge. In case the demilitarized zone is closed for political reasons, we will follow an alternative itinerary. In the afternoon, we will explore the traditional and culturally rich Insadong district in Seoul. We’ll visit one of the typical traditional tea houses to learn more about the art of tea brewing.

Return to the hotel and overnight.

5.day

Suwon

After breakfast, we have a full-day trip to Suwon ahead. We will explore the 17th-century fortifications built by King Jeongjo and visit the Samsung Innovation Museum on the campus of Samsung Electronics.

Return to Seoul for an overnight stay. In the evening, there is an optional visit to the Gwangjiang Night Food Market, where you can sample various Korean culinary delights.

6.day

Sokcho, Seoraksan National Park

In the morning, we’ll have some more time to explore Seoul. In the afternoon, we will take a bus (approximately 2.5 hours) to one of the most beautiful places in South Korea, near Seoraksan National Park. We’ll explore the national park, stay in Sokcho, and take a stroll along the city beach.

For dinner, we’ll visit one of the many local restaurants specializing in grilled fish. The fish and seafood here are fresh and served in Korean style with various side dishes.

7.day

Sokcho, Andong

After breakfast, we’ll head to Punggi, an area known for cultivating ginseng. We’ll visit the local market, where you can see various products made from this plant.

Next, we’ll go to the UNESCO-listed traditional Korean village of Hahoe and the town of Andong (approximately 5 hours). We’ll check into a hotel and take an evening stroll around the city.

For dinner, we’ll opt for one of the specialties of Korean cuisine: a self-service grill. In a typical restaurant of this kind, there is a grill plate in the central part of the table where we can cook the dishes we ordered.

8.day

Gyeongju

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Gyeongju, where we’ll explore the city center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

South Korea also boasts a rich tradition, as we’ll discover while visiting the 500-year-old village of Yangdong, which serves as an example of a clan village in South Korea. The village is home to residences of ruling clans, Confucian academies, and servant quarters.

After the tour, we’ll check into a hotel for an overnight stay.

9.day

Świątynia Bulguksa, Budda z Seokguram

Po śniadaniu przejedziemy na zwiedzanie świątyni buddyjskiej Bulguksa oraz 2,5 metrowego posągu Buddy w pobliskiej skalnej świątyni Seokguram. Oba te miejsca są wpisane na listę UNESCO już od 1995 roku i obydwoma Korea Południowa szczycie się każdego dnia. Powrót na nocleg do Gyeongju.

10.day

Świątynia Haeinsa

Rano przejedziemy do jednej z najbardziej znanych koreańskich świątyń – buddyjskiej świątyni Haeinsa. Znajdują się tutaj jedne z największych na świecie spisanych na drewnianych tabliczkach zbiorów pism buddyjskich.

Nastepnie pojedziemy do Busan, głównego portu i drugiego pod względem liczby mieszkańców miasta w Korei Południowej. Jeszcze tego dnia odwiedzimy cmentarz wojsk ONZ. Wieczorem wizyta na słynnym targu rybnym, gdzie będzie można zjeść m. in. fenomenalną zupę rybną.

 

11.day

Busan

Po śniadaniu pospacerujemy „aleją filmową”,  gdzie poszukamy gwiazd polskich filmów oraz udamy się do Gacheon Culture Village – kolorowych przedmieści w mieście.

Po południu odwiedzimy małą, ale przepięknie położoną na skalistym brzegu morza buddyjską świątynię Haedong Yonggungsa. W przylegającym do niej parku znajduje się wieża widokowa będąca symbolem miasta Busan. Następnie  udamy się na plażę miejską, skąd rozpościera się widok na most Gwangan.

12.day

Busan - Seul

Po wykwaterowaniu powrócimy do Seulu.  To już ostatni dzień w Korei Południowej. Odwiedzimy dzielnicę Gang-nam, rozsławionej na cały świat przez K-popowego artystę Psy. Dzielnica przyciąga wielu znanych Koreańczyków i międzynarodowe firmy, a porównywana jest do kalifornijskiego Beverly Hills.

Chętni będą mogli także podjechać do Parku Olimpijskiego oraz wjechać na najwyższy budynek Korei Południowej Lotte Tower. Zakwaterowanie w hotelu i nocleg.

13.day

Wylot z Seulu

Dziś Korea Południowa pożegna nas. Po śniadaniu przejazd na lotnisko i pożegnanie z grupą. Następnie powrót do domów.

 

Korea Południowa

Zapraszamy do skorzystania z innych wycieczek Rek Travel Adventure do Azji: Japonii czy Wietnamu i Kambodży.

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.

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