Project Description

UNESCO World Heritage in Korea 10 days

Tour code: MUTICN10
Seoul(2)-Jeju (2)- Busan (1)- Gyeongju (1)- Daegu (1) – Pyeongchang (1) – Seoul (1)

UNESCO world heritage of Korea refers to both cultural and natural heritage sites registered on its world heritage list.
Since the earliest settlements on the Korean Peninsula and in Southeastern Manchuria during prehistoric times, the people of Korea have developed a distinctive culture based on their unique artistic sensibility. The geographical conditions of the peninsula provided Koreans with opportunities to receive both continental and maritime cultures and ample resources, which in turn enabled them to form unique cultures of interest and value for humanity, both then and now. Korea’s vibrant cultural legacy, comprising art, literature, dance, architecture, clothing, and cuisine, offers a delightful combination of tradition and modernity, and is now appreciated in many parts of the world. The volcanic island of Jeju-do has been chosen as UNESCO natural heritage for its outstandingly beautiful and natural environment that is significant for its geological features and ecological value.
This tour takes you to visit almost World Heritage in Korea designated by UNESCO in culture, nature and intangible culture.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 SUN  Incheon — Seoul

Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport which has been awarded to World’s Best in Airport Service Quality by Airport Council International, met by our representative and transfer to Seoul which is the center of politics, economy and culture in Korea. (Hotel check-in is available after 14:00)
The rest of day is free at your leisure

♨ Orakai Daehakro Hotel or similar.

DAY 2 MON Seoul 

09:00 p-up at your hotel for full day tour – Pass by Jogyesa temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace(Deoksu Palace on Tue), The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, National Folk Museum and transfer to Korean Folk village Korean Folk Village (an hour and half drive away from Seoul) – you will experience the culture of the late Joseon Dynasty, It’s huge village that has about 260 different types of house of each province. Return to Seoul. If you want, you will be dropped off at Gwangjang Market where you enjoy street food. Return to your hotel on your own from Gwangjang market. It takes about 15minutes from Gwangjang market to Mayplace or Orakai Daehakro Hotel by walk.

MEAL: BKFT

HOTEL: Orakai Daehakro Hotel or similar.

DAY 3 TUE SEOUL -JEJU ISLAND

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 08:00 am
DMZ Half day tour(closed on Mon and National Holiday), Passport is required to join.
Hotel →Imjingak Park → The Unification Bridge → ID Check → DMZ theater and exhibition hall → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → Dora Observatory →Dorasan Station → Shopping center → Drop off at Seoul City Hall → Meet the driver → Transfer to Gimpo airport → Fly to Jeju island → Meet the driver at Jeju airport, you will be transferred to hotel and take a rest

** DMZ tour can be cancelled by the Government or unexpected local circumstance on tour day without any notice.
In case of cancellation, alternative tour course will be provided and it’s not refundable.
Alternative tour Course: Hotel – Imjingak Park – Freedom Bridge – Peace Gondola – Odu Unification Observatory (can see the North Korea at here) – Drop off city hall.

MEAL: BKFT

♨ 5* Jeju Grand Hyatt or similar.

DAY 4 WED Jeju

Breakfast at your hotel, and then enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit Hyupjae Beach, Hallim Park where you can enjoy Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden and much more. and O’sulloc Tea Museum which was opened by Amore Pacific in 2001 with the aim of introducing and spreading Korean teas and the traditional tea culture of Korea.
After lunch, take Sanbang Mountain Cruise and Cheonjeyeon falls, named “The Pond of God,” consists of three sections.

MEAL: BKFT

♨ 5* Jeju Grand Hyatt or similar.

DAY 5 THU Jeju — Busan

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and Transfer to Jeju Jeolmul Natural Forest, located under the crater of a Baby Volcano.In an area of total 300ha, surrounded mainly with Cedar Trees, borned 30~45 years ago. Next, visit The Seongeup Folk Village where shows the unique culture of Jeju Island. After lunch, Visit Haenyeo Museum where exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives or enjoy woman diver show(Unesco Intangible Cultural asset) Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, rose 180 meters above sea level due to a magma flow under the sea over 5,000 years ago and it was originally a separate island, but a build-up of sand and soil has connected it to the main island. Transfer to Jeju Airport and Fly to your next destination around 18:00. Arrive at Busan airport, transfer to hotel. Enjoy your free time at Haeundae Beach.

MEAL: BKFT

HOTEL : 5* Grand Josun Hotel or similar.

DAY 6 FRI Busan — Daegu

After breakfast at the hotel, meet a guide for a full day sightseeing in Busan. Visit Korea’s largest seafood market, Jagalchi Fishery market and traditional market. Next, visit Gamcheon Culture Villiage, formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname “Machu Picchu of Busan. This afternoon, experiencing traditional rice cake making with a master and tasting it. Continue to visit Haeundae Beach, the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5 kilometers long, over a 30- to 50-meter wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay. Proceed to Yonggungsa Temple via Dalmaji-gil Road, famous for its views of the blue ocean, white sandy beach, Camellia forest, and pine tree forest, creating one of Busan’s eight scenic sites. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. Transfer to Gyeongju(1.5hrs by car) and visit Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond(night tour), a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. You can enjoy the reflection of Imhaejeon in Wolji during the night.

MEAL: BKFT

♨ 5* Gyeongju Lahan Hotel or similar.

DAY 7 SAT Gyeongju – Daegu   

Breakfast at the hotel. Met by our guide and enjoy a full day tour in Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Visit Gyeongju National Museum, Cheomgseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO world heritage) – an artificial stone temple made of granites, located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Inside the round-shaped main hall, there are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-Sattava and his disciples. It was built to preserve these statues. Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Move to Daegu city for overnight which is a largest and central city of this province. Check in at Hotel and take a rest.

MEAL: BKFT

♨ Daegu Inter-burgo Hotel or similar.

DAY 8 SUN Daegu- Haeinsa- Temple- Andong- Gangneung  

After Check-out, move to Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of Shilla Dynasty (802), well known for its famous treasure “ TripitakaKoreana ”(UNESCO world heritage) composed of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repulse the Mongolian Army Invasion with support of Buddha. And then transfer to AndongHahoe Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was not artificially created; there are people who actually live there. The Hahoe Village has become world-famous for the visit of The Queen Elizabeth II of Britain several years ago. And then transfer to Pyeongchang in Gangwon province, held the 2018 Winter Olympics and every winter millions of tourists come to enjoy snow-covered hills and slopes.

MEAL: BKFT

♨ Alpensia Inter-Continental or Holiday or similar

DAY 9 Seoul  

After breakfast, drive to Seoraksan National Park of which the peaks break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. UNESCO designated this park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to so many rare species found here. Visit Sinheungsa temple located in Mt.Seorak which is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, built by a great monk Jajangyulsa (590~658). Gwongeumseong is a site of castle ruins located on the steep Dol Mountain of Seoraksan National Park area(Cable car with your own expenses,USD20pp). After sightseeing of Seoraksan National Park, move to Seoul.

In cast of more than 8persons, before heading to Seorak National Park, you will stop by Woljeongsa temple and have a chance to experience temple life program. Woljeongsa, situated on the mountain revered as the holy site of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. The thousand-year-old fir tree forest is a good place to walk in self-reflection and the trail along the stram will give you an opportunity to be one with Mother Nature.
Temple life program (09:00~11:30): learning temple etiquette, Temple tour, Walking Meditation or conversation with a monk and monastic meal

MEAL: BKFT

♨ Orakai Daehakro Hotel or similar.

DAY 10 Seoul

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be pick up at your hotel lobby 4hours before your flight departure.

MEAL: BKFT

Remarks:

  • Above schedule and hotel are subject to change due to local circumstance as like weather, traffic and big events.
  • Local hotels are subject to change to 4 star- hotels depending up circumstances such as the peak season, holidays, mega events, big conferences.
  • Incl, : Hotel accommodation with daily BKFT, English speaking guide with transfer, Admission fee as in the above
  • Excl, :Air Ticket, Travel insurance, Lunch&Dinner, Personal expenses, All not be mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Above price is based on from 2pax.
  • Tour are conducted with passenger and guides of different languages while sharing the same vehicle and guide of the corresponding language will guide their clients separately at each sightseeing spot.
  • Tour operates every Sunday year round except 4FEB, 11FEB & 15SEP (Two Biggest Korean Holidays). High season = July, August, 22DEC & 29DEC
Departure Date Jan – Dec 2024

Every SUNDAY
(Black Out Date: Lunar New year, Korean Thanksgiving, End of year holidays)
Tour Fare USD$2,949 per person + USD$240 per person (Domestic Air)
Single room surcharge USD$1,010 per person

**High season (July, August and Holidays) :
USD$3,249 per person +USD240 per person (Domestic Air)
Single room surcharge USD1,310 per person

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