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Cultural Exploration of South Korea

From the cosmopolitan city of Seoul to the ancient Silla capital of Gyeongju, we discover all that South Korea has to offer. Experience one of the last frontiers of the Cold War, the Demilitarised Zone, and see the barrier separating North and South Korea. Take part in a traditional Korean tea ceremony and spend the night in a Buddhist monastery, witnessing the morning temple rituals. Discover Tongdosa Temple, one of the Jewel Temples of Korea, and beautiful Namsan mountain.

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


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  • 1
    Join trip in Seoul

  • 2
    Morning orientation tour of Seoul. Afternoon free

  • 3
    Drive to Samwhasa Temple via Ojukheon House

  • 4
    Discover the Buseoksa Temple and drive to Suaedang

  • 5
    Visit the Hahoe Folk Village and Mask Museum. Drive to Gyeongju

  • 6
    Explore Gyeongju, the Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple

  • 7
    Visit Namsan Mountain and Tongdosa Templ. Take the high speed train to Seoul

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    Visit the Demilitarised Zone

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    Trip ends in Seoul

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Customer rating:
South Korea Explorer
Included meals 8 1 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Flight
6 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