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Cultural Exploration of South Korea

From the cosmopolitan city of Seoul to the ancient Silla capital of Gyeongju, we explore all that South Korea has to offer. We visit one of the last frontiers of the Cold War, the Demilitarised Zone, to see the barrier separating North and South Korea. We also take part in traditional tea ceremonies and witness early morning temple rituals. Finally we spend time relaxing on Jeju - the Island of the Gods.

Tour Highlights

  • Seoul - Explore South Korea's dynamic capital. Visit the Demilitarised Zone and the Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Samwhasa Temple - Spend a night in a monastery learning about a monks traditional lifestyle
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Visit the Hahoe Folk Village, Seokguram Grotto and the Bulguksa Temple
  • Jeju-do - Three-night stay on the volcanic Island of Jeju, home to World Heritage Sites, beautiful waterfalls and a unique native culture


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    Join tour Seoul

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    Morning orientation tour of Seoul. Afternoon free

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    Visit the Demilitarised Zone

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    Mount Seorak National Park

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    Drive to Samwhasa Temple via the Osaek Mineral Springs

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    Drive to Suaedang via the Buseoksa Temple

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    Visit the Hahoe Folk Village and Mask Museum. Train to Gyeongju

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    In Gyeongju

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    Morning free for optionals. Drive to Busan, flight to Jeju.

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    Sightseeing around Jeju island

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    Free on Jeju-do

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    Tour ends Seoul

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South Korea Explorer
Included meals 11 1 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Flight
9 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Monastery
1 night Standard Homestay
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18