Highlights of South Korea

  • 6 Days

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1N Seoul -1N Busan-3N Seoul

South Korea is a vibrant and diverse country with a rich cultural heritage, modern cities, stunning natural landscapes, and unique experiences. Here are some highlights that make South Korea a captivating destination:

Seoul – Capital of Korea:

  • Historic Palaces: Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Deoksugung Palace to witness the grandeur of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty.
  • Insadong: Immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture with art galleries, tea houses, antique shops, and cultural performances.
  • Myeongdong: Shop for Korean cosmetics, fashion, and street food in this bustling shopping district.
  • N Seoul Tower: Enjoy panoramic views of Seoul from this iconic landmark, especially beautiful at night.
  • Han River: Take a leisurely cruise or enjoy outdoor activities along the scenic Han River.

Busan – Coastal City:

  • Haeundae Beach: Relax on one of Korea’s most famous beaches, known for its soft sand and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Gamcheon Culture Village: Explore colorful houses, street art, and cultural exhibits in this artistic neighborhood.
  • Jagalchi Fish Market: Experience Korea’s seafood culture and enjoy fresh seafood dishes at this bustling market.
  • Beomeosa Temple: Visit this historic Buddhist temple nestled in the mountains for a peaceful retreat.
  • Busan International Film Festival (BIFF): Attend Asia’s largest film festival held annually in Busan, showcasing international cinema.

Gyeongju – Ancient Capital:

  • Bulguksa Temple: Discover one of Korea’s most famous temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with exquisite architecture and serene gardens.
  • Seokguram Grotto: Marvel at the stunning Buddhist sculptures and panoramic views from this mountain cave temple.
  • Cheomseongdae Observatory: Visit one of the oldest astronomical observatories in East Asia, dating back to the 7th century.
  • Royal Tombs: Explore the elaborate burial mounds of ancient Korean kings and nobility in the Daereungwon Tomb Complex.
  • Anapji Pond: Enjoy a scenic walk around this historic pond surrounded by beautiful pavilions and gardens.

Jeju Island – Natural Beauty:

  • Hallasan National Park: Hike to the summit of Hallasan Mountain, a dormant volcano and the highest peak in South Korea.
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak: Witness the sunrise from this volcanic crater known as “Sunrise Peak.”
  • Manjanggul Cave: Explore one of the world’s longest lava tube caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with unique rock formations.
  • Jeju Folk Village Museum: Learn about Jeju’s traditional culture, architecture, and way of life in this open-air museum.
  • Jeju’s Beaches: Relax on sandy beaches like Jungmun Beach and enjoy water sports, coastal walks, and seafood restaurants.

Korean Cuisine:

  • Kimchi: Taste Korea’s iconic fermented cabbage dish, served as a side dish with almost every meal.
  • Bibimbap: Try this delicious mixed rice bowl with assorted vegetables, meat, and spicy gochujang sauce.
  • Korean BBQ: Grill marinated meats like bulgogi (beef) and samgyeopsal (pork belly) at your table.
  • Street Food: Explore vibrant street food markets for treats like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), hotteok (sweet pancakes), and gimbap (seaweed rolls).

Cultural Experiences:

  • Hanbok Experience: Dress in traditional Korean hanbok attire for photos at palaces and cultural sites.
  • Tea Ceremonies: Participate in a traditional Korean tea ceremony to learn about tea culture and etiquette.
  • Temple Stays: Experience Buddhist temple life with overnight stays at temples, meditation sessions, and temple cuisine.
  • Korean Festivals: Attend festivals like the Seoul Lantern Festival, Cherry Blossom Festivals, and traditional cultural celebrations throughout the year.

Modern Korea:

  • K-pop and Hallyu Wave: Explore the world of K-pop music, dance, and entertainment with tours of entertainment agencies, music shows, and fan experiences.
  • Korean Technology: Visit high-tech districts like Gangnam, known for innovation, shopping, and futuristic experiences.
  • Digital Cityscapes: Admire the modern architecture, neon lights, and dynamic cityscapes of Seoul’s districts like Gangnam, Myeongdong, and Dongdaemun.

South Korea offers a captivating blend of ancient traditions, modernity, natural beauty, delicious cuisine, and cultural richness, making it an essential destination for travelers seeking a diverse and immersive experience in East Asia.

Duration

6 Days

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English

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Validity: Up to 30th September 2024 Note:

  • prices are per person based on twin sharing basis
  • Peak season surcharge may apply
  • GST & TCS will be applicable

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