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Soul Of Korea - 9 Days 8 Nights Tour

Soul Of Korea - 9 Days 8 Nights Tour Packages
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 Night(s)
Tour Category: Korea & Beyond Tour
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

1ST DAY ARRIVAL - SEOUL

Arrive at ICN Int’l Airport & greeted by our representative.

Transfer to Seoul and Hotel check-in Seoul city tour follows as below.
- Cheongwadae Sarangchae (Guest house at Presidential house) is a place filled with hope and joy. You can learn about past presidents and the history of the capital, Seoul

- Gyeongbokgung Palace. As the oldest and grandest of Seoul’s royal palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a masterpiece of Korean traditional architecture and one of Seoul’s most visited locations.

- Nat’l folk museum is exhibiting the religious rituals, customs, food, and social dynamics of traditional Korean life

- Jogye Temple is the chief temple of the Jogye order which represents the Korean Buddhism

Overnight in Seoul

2ND SEOUL - DMZ TOUR

Korea is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War (Jun 25 1950-Jul 27 1953), South Korea and North Korea established a border that cut the Korean Peninsula roughly in half.

Transfer to DMZ where we can see and feel high tension between South & North Korea. It takes about one hour from Seoul to DMZ.

Imjingak pavilion - The Unification Bridge - ID Check - DMZ - Film presentation & Exhibition Hall - The 3rd infiltration tunnel - Dora observatory - Dorasan station - Pass by unification Village - Lunch - Seoul - Hotel or drop off at Insadong street.

3RD SEOUL - ANDONG FOLK VILLAGE - GYEONGJU

Transfer to Andong Hahoe Village which Village has conserved Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Dance performed by the public in general, and Seonyujulbul Nori enjoyed by the nobility called Yang ban. The village conserves many cultural heritages which show Korean traditional living cultures and ancient architectural styles. Visit Mask museum. Transfer to Gyeongju, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of the Shilla dynasty.

Overnight in Gyeongju

4TH DAY GYEONGJU

Full-Day tour: Royal Tumuli Park displaying a collection of royal Shilla tombs; Anapji Pond, where royal families relaxed and enjoyed themselves; Cheomseongdae Observatory, the world’s earliest known existing observatory; Seokguram Grotto, one of Asia's finest Buddhist shrines, surrounded by Bodhisattvas and guardian deities. Bulguksa Temple, one of Korea's best well-known temples. Visit Gyeongju Nat’l museum & Shilla Pottery Kiln.

Free at leisure and overnight in Gyeongju

5TH DAY GYEONGJU - BUSAN - JEJU

Yongdusan Park, greenery on a hill in the heart of Busan. Jagalchi Fish Market, a harbor-side fish market that stretches downtown.

Visit Taejongdae Pavilion & Haedong Yonggungsa Temple - The motto of Haedong Yonggung temple is "At least one of your wishes will be answered here through your heartfelt prayers." The sea has been part of human history. It can be calm or furious just like human life. The Haedong Yonggung temple is situated near the sea unlike other temples located in mountains; therefore it's quite appropriate to call this temple an aquatic Buddhist sanctum.

Fly to Jeju island.
Overnight in Jeju

6TH DAY JEJU

Morning: 90-minute underwater Submarine excursion.

Afternoon: visit Jeju Folk Village with over 300 traditional houses and meet friendly island people that still live behind the stone country walls in hatched roofs and rock homes. Sangumburi crater, one of three major craters on the island. Seongsan Sunrise Peak, located on the eastern end of Jeju Island, and at the top is a huge crater.

Overnight in Jeju.

7TH JEJU - SEOUL

Transfer to Jeju domestic airport & Fly to Seoul. Free time in the afternoon.

Overnight in Seoul

8TH SEOUL - FREE DAY

Full day free at leisure

9TH SEOUL - DEPARTURE

Hotel check out and transfer to ICN airport

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