10day Small Group Discover Korea Tour : History, Food and Culture

10day Small Group Discover Korea Tour : History, Food and Culture

Long history of Korea left behind many pulsating traditions that are still alive throughout centuries. Blended with futuristic modernity as a top country of pioneers in innovative technology, here is one charming country that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. In 10 days, this tour will set your feet at every single most thrilling attraction throughout South Korea. The tour starts from visiting the natural wonders of volcanic Jeju Island, and we will drive to numerous characterful cities including Busan, Gyeongju, Seoul, and DMZ. The assistance of our professional tour guide will always keep you properly appreciate the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of Korea.

You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. Ask your tour guide about places you wish to visit! The original itinerary is always up for a discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can recommend you the best local restaurants.


Day 1: Pickup at Lotte Hotel Seoul and Head to Gimpo Airport

Pass By: Gimpo International Airport, 112 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
We will take a flight to Jeju Island at Gimpo Domestic Airport, it will take about 1 hour
Sometimes, flight can be delayed cancelled becasue of weather, in this case, we do change our plan and do something else

Pass By: Jeju International Airport, 2 Gonghang-ro, 특별자치도, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea
Upon landing, Meet a driver and head to Hotel in Jeju Island . Hotel check-in by yourself. Take a rest and meals will be on your own.

Stop At: Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), 2894-63, 1100-ro, Jeju, Jeju Island 63079 South Korea
It's been called "Goblin's Road" since it's uphill but every experiment : turning off your engine or putting the ball on the road shows it's downhil!
Experience this weird and mysterious Road!
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: ARTE MUSEUM JEJU, 478 Eorimbi-ro, Aewol-eup, Jeju Island 63038 South Korea
It is one of the most popular tour attraction in Jeju Island, which most tourists love here!
It's vedio and light arts museum! Experience magical space and arts
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Spirited Garden, 675, Nokchabunjae-ro, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 63005 South Korea
It's a bonzai park where you can see amazing life arts
A lot of celebrities visited this place and love it!
It won a lof of awards in Korea tourism
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hyeopjae Beach, 2497-1, Hyeopjae-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Tourists say this beach is the most beautiful in Jeju Island
Enjoy the beach and having some relaxing time
Prepare your bathing suit if you want to dive in the beach
otherwise, you can find good cafe with pretty view of the beach
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jusangjeollidae, Jungmun-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
It's joint columnar , Jeju Island itself is volcanic so you can find so many geological site in Jeju Island
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cheonjiyeon Falls, Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
It's small water fall but tourits love its nature beauty there
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Jeju Local Food
Accommodation included: 4star Hotel - Best Western Hotel Jeju

Day 2: JEJU East and South Course

Stop At: Manjanggul Cave, 182, Manjanggul-gil, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Good Morning! The first place we are visiting in Jeju island is Manjanggul Cave. It is regarded as one of the longest and finest lava tubes in the world. The creation of this tunnel was initiated by an eruption of a parasite volcano, as its magma dig its way from the land towards the ocean. Despite its age which is about 200,000 to 300,000 years, the excellent condition and a variety of stone structures make this cave high in scientific value.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sangumburi Crater, San38, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Sangumburi is a flat crater with a circumference of over 2 km, 650 meters wide, and100 meters deep. If you look at the crater from above up, it looks like a man-made circular stadium. There is an incredible variety of plant-lives in the small crater that it attracts the attention of many researchers.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gwangchigi Beach, 224-33, Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 699-901 South Korea
This beach is distinctively different from normal beaches thanks to a few special features. The first is its soft black sand formed from gradual weathering of basalt rocks. Whimsically enough, the water is still emerald clear by the dark sand. You will also walk on solidified lava rock structures covered in green moss. Smell the fresh sea air, touch the vibrant surroundings, and walk as far into the horizon.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seongsan Ilchulbong, 104 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
Also referred as ‘Sunrise Peak’, this archetypal tuff-cone structure rose from the shallow sea by hydro-volcanic eruptions 5,000 years ago. Climbing to the top, you can find a grass-filled crater surrounded by numerous sharp rocks. This colossal footprint left by nature is a UNESCO World Heritage and also a habitat for 200 types of trees and wild animals.

Japanese empire dig holes on the walls of this lava structure, using them to hide military camps. Now they are used by Haenyeos as their diving platforms. Haenyeos are female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. Their unique way of life and culture were inscribed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage of the World. You can watch their performance nearby.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seongeup Folk Village, Seong-eup-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 699-912 South Korea
Located at the foot of Mt. Halla, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of indigenous Jeju culture. Cultural properties in the folk village have been handed down for generations, and include treasures such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, and fortress ruins.

The residents still lead their lives in company of this uniquely Jeju environment. Their thatched houses are flanked with black lava rock walls, and the straight but curvy alleys block the strong wind. Stone grandfather statues have become a prime feature of the landscape, and the locals grow black-haired pigs. Their home-grown black pork is known to be very nutritious.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dongmun Market, 1329-6 Ido 1-dong, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Built after the Korean liberation in 1945, Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market is one of the most popular traditional markets in Jeju. Countless customers and diverse items at inexpensive prices always fill up the market. It is popular place to find fresh seafood.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

• Lunch: Jeju Black Pork BBQ - This is must try food in Jeju Island since it's delicious!!!
Accommodation included: 4star hotel - Best Western Hotel Jeju

Day 3: JEJU-BUSAN and Busan Tour

Stop At: Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan 49368 South Korea
Hotel pickup and Hotel to Jeju Airport. Take a flight to Busan.

Gamcheon Culture Village is consisted of houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, this village was originally made by war refugees for their settlement. In 2000's, the city government of Busan launched maintenance and revitalization project in the area, bringing vibrant murals and sculptures into the meandering alleys of this town. The success of the city projects earned this village the nickname "Machu Picchu of Busan."
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Songdo Skywalk, 129-4, Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan South Korea
It's famous beach in Busan where locals visit since busan locals think it's the cleanest
Plus it has a lot of sea food restaurant and Sky Walk and Ocean Cable car

Option : Oceon Cable Car is optional
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: BIFF Square, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan South Korea
It's filming festival location in Busan, but it's food street too
There are so many street vendors selling a lot of things, especially you must try sweet pancakes here! and shopping!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jagalchi Market, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan South Korea
It's the biggest fish market in Busan, you can see a lot of things, alive or dead, it's interesting place to stop by
It's just around BIFF street so you don't have interest here, you can spend a bit more time in BIFFF shopping street
Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Busan South Korea
It's the longgest bridge in Busan and double decker one
It's design and view with sea is attracting many ppl
At night, busan govern, do something around here like Light festival, fireworks festival and drone event,etc

Stop At: Haedong Yonggungsa, 86, Yonggung-gil, Gijang-gun, Busan 46083 South Korea
It's considered the most beautiful temple in Korea, which is located next to seashore so it has its own harmony with nature! Must visit site in Busan
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

• Lunch: Busan Local Food - many options
Accommodation included: 3/4 star hotel - Ramada Ancore Hotel Haewundae
- very close to the beach and traditional market, have your leisure time

Day 4: Head to Gyeongju and Golgulsa temple stay - Sunmoodo Experience

Stop At: Golgulsa Temple, 101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38120 South Korea
Golgulsa Temple is located amid the natural beauty of Hamwolsan Mountain, just outside of historic Gyeongju City. The temple runs Templestay programs 365 days a year, and it is possible to stay for a month or even longer.

Learning Sunmudo is also a unique experience at Golgulsa Temple.
Sunmudo is a form of moving meditation and martial art. It emphasizes the harmony of body and mind through observing one's breathing. It is a traditional Korean Buddhist martial art that traces its origins back over 1,000 years.

Relaxed and meditative, Sunmudo incorporates qigong movements that help us cultivate an awareness of our own internal energies, while leading us toward a greater sensitivity of the external energies flowing all around us. It can also be considered a form of yoga that opens the energy points of the body while relaxing the mind. It also incorporates the profound stillness of sitting meditation
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:

• Lunch: Steam sliced pork or Korean pancakes! - Gungrim Kalguksu
You need to good food before temple meals in the temple stay!
• Dinner: Temple - monk's table and tea
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bulguksa temple

Day 5: GYEONGJU UNESCO Tour and Night View of Shilla Kingdom

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
Bulguksa Temple is a representative relic of Buddhist culture from the Silla kingdom. The temple was built during the 15th year of King Beopheung's reign (514-540) to wish for peace and prosperity for all. It was later rebuilt in 751 by Kim Dae-seong. Unfortunately, the temple caught fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). After the war, the temple suffered serious damage and was often the target of theft. Starting in 1920, the temple has undergone continual restoration work. The temple now holds seven national treasures and a number of additional important heritages and was designated a World Cultural Heritage Site along with the nearby Seokguram Grotto by UNESCO in December 1995.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
Seokguram Grotto was constructed by Kim Dae-Seong during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok (742-765) of the Silla Kingdom. Located 3 kilometers away by hiking trail and 9 kilometers by car from Bulguksa Temple, the grotto was designed very harmoniously with the seated Buddha facing the East Sea. It is a valuable cultural heritage that is preserved and registered as a UNESCO World Heritage on December 6, 1995.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Daereungwon Tomb Complex, 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165 South Korea
Gyeongju Daereungwon Tomb Complex consists of five tombs, Ancient Tombs of Gyeongju Nodong-ri, Noseo-ri, Hwangnam-ri, Hwango-ri, and Inwang-ri. The tombs are distributed in Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju-si, and are located in the Daereungwon area. Within Daereungwon Tomb Complex is Cheonmachong Tomb, which was excavated in 1973. Furthermore, Hwangnamdaechong Tomb was excavated between 1973 and 1975, and is a set of twin tombs belonging to a presumed married couple.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, 140-25 Cheomseong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38170 South Korea
Cheomseongdae (Korean: 첨성대; Hanja: 瞻星臺, lit. 'star-gazing tower') is an astronomical observatory in Gyeongju, South Korea. Cheomseongdae is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia,[1][2][3] and possibly even the world.[4][5][6] It was constructed in the 7th century in the kingdom of Silla, whose capital was Seorabeol, or present-day Gyeongju (Hangul: 경주). Cheomseongdae was designated as the country's 31st national treasure on December 20, 1962.[7] It forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other Gyeongju Historic Areas.

Modeled on Baekje's Jeomseongdae, which now exists only in historical records, the Cheomseongdae influenced the construction of the Japanese Senseidai (占星台) observatory in 675, and Duke Zhou's observatory in China in 723.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gyeongju National Museum, 186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171 South Korea
Gyeongju National Museum houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla dynasty (57 BC-AD 935). The newly renovated Silla Art Gallery and Silla History Gallery lobby by Teoyang Studio are popular among visitors. This multi-complex center provides the history of Silla with various artifacts.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38163 South Korea
This is the most famous place maybe because of its night view! Must see site at night in Gyeongju

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond was a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. It also served as a banquet site for important national events and important visitors. The pond was created in 674, during the reign of King Munmu. The pond features three small islands, and a landscape of 12 small hills to the northeast. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" from the Goryeo and Joseon periods and onwards. In the 1980s, a pottery fragment with the letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon) carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond. After the discovery, the site was renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Woljeonggyo Bridge, 31 Gyochonan-gil, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38170 South Korea
It's like night view course!
locased in Kyochon village area!
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Monk's table and tea
• Lunch: Gyeongju Local Food
- After checking out, we directly visit restaurants and proceed the tour program
Accommodation included: Hotel in Gyeongju
option1 : GG tourists Hotel or Denbasta Hotel in Gyeongju
option2 : Traditional Hanok Stay

Day 6: Jinan Maisan Tapsa and Jeonju Hanok Village and Food

Stop At: Maisan Mountain, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do South Korea
After breakfast in Gyeongju
We head to Jinan , which will take quite long journey like 2h30m -3h
It looks like horse ear, so literally horse ear mountain
Stop by maisan observatory (pohang way) and then head to Tapsa temple
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tapsa Temple, 8, Dongchon-ri, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do 567-872 South Korea
It's also recommended by CNN as one of the beautiful temple in Korea!

Tapsa Temple is famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Those stone pagodas have different sizes and shapes from cone-shaped to straight-shaped.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jeonju Hanok Village, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do South Korea
After this, we head to Jeonju which is actually food city
We will try Bibimbab here, and at night traditional rice wine table!

After going around three places below and then you will have free time to go around!

in the village there are so many street food,too

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gyeonggijeon Shrine, 26, Gyo-dong 1-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-070 South Korea
Historic Site No. 339, Gyeonggijeon Shrine was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Tae-jo, the founder of the Joseon dynasty. The shrine was originally given the name Eoyongjeon, but was changed to its current name in 1442, the 24th year of King Sejong the Great. The structure was partially destroyed during the Imjin War (1592-1598), and was restored in 1614.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jeondong Catholic Church, 200-1, Jeon-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-040 South Korea
Jeondong Catholic Cathedral in Jeonju was built in honor of Roman Catholic martyrs of the Joseon dynasty on the very same spot the martyrs lost their lives. The land was purchased by French Priest Baudenet in 1891, but construction of the church did not begin until 1908. The church was designed by Priest Poinel, who also designed the famous Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul. Though originally built just outside of Pungnammun Gate, the site of the martyrs, the church was later moved to its current location for expansion. The first Romanesque building in the Honam region, Jeondong Catholic Cathedral is made of gray and red bricks and bears a striking resemblance to the Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul. Not only considered one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Korea, some even go so far as to say it is one of the most beautiful structures in all of Korea, citing the church’s unique combination of Byzantine and Romanesque architectural styles.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Omokdae and Imokdae, 55, Girin-daero, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 55045 South Korea
This is the observatory of Jeonju hanok village, you can look down all places with naked eyes
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yetchon Makgeolli, 8 Jungsanjungang-ro, Junghwasan-dong 2(i)-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
It's our supper after tour!
This is Korean style pub recommended by CNN, on the table, you will get various food for rice wince!
The more you order rice wine, the more various food you will get on the table upto 35 different dishes....
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

• Lunch: Jeonju Style Bibimbab or Hanjeongsik
• Dinner: Rice wine table with various Food!
Accommodation included: 3/4 star hotel : Best Western Hotel Jeonju

Day 7: Suwon Hwaseong fortree and head to Seoul, leisure time after check-in

Stop At: Seoul, Seoul
After beakfast , we depart to Seoul
It will take about 3hours
but on the way back to Seoul, we will stop by UNESCO site
Suwon hwaseong fortress!
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Hwaseong Fortress, 910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253 South Korea
Suwon was one of four main regional government centers during the Joseon dynasty. Hwaseong Fortress, built to protect the city, was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site on December 12, 1997 for its historical value. The fortress offers various performances daily as well as the Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival every fall. The walls stretch for 5,700 kilometers, with Paldalsan Mountain at the center. The fortress, constructed from 1794 to 1796, was built as a display of King Jeongjo’s filial piety towards his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Suwon, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do
around the fortress there's suwon fried chicken street
like over 20 to 30 fried chicken restaurants doing buisness on the street

There's special flavor chicken, it's marinated Korean BBQ souce, which is based on soy souce
Try this one or traditional fried chicken is also available(adult chicken and deep-fried -simple taste)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

• Lunch: Fried Chicken at Suwon Fried Chicken Street
Simple fried chicken
Flavored - a bit spicy and sweet / soy based flaver
Accommodation included: 3.5 star hotel : Arirang Hill Hotel Dongdaemun

Day 8: Seoul Highlight Tour - hanbok experience is optional

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
Situated at the top of Gwanghwamun Square, the presence of Gyeongbukgung palace gleams brightly in the central spine of the nation. As the first and largest palace built by Joseon Dynasty in 1395, this grand villa consisted of 330 buildings and had up to 3,000 staffs.

Before entering to explore the palace, we will watch the changing ceremony of royal guards. This enactment is an excellent opportunity to experience a rare tradition, performed exactly as it used to be held. Guards appear wearing royal uniforms, carrying traditional weapons and playing traditional instruments.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
It's good shopping street for souveniors and a lot of stuff!
Good place for art lovers since there are so many art galleries

Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes.

The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures. Traditional craft stores dealing with calligraphy, ceramics, embroidery, and stamps are interesting complement to galleries.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. We will go stroll in this labyrinth of traditional homes cramped together, sharing walls. Created by the first city-planner of Korea, these intimate structures will delight you as you discover your way around the hillside village.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kwangjang Market, 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195 South Korea
You can have over 100kind of food here...
Munbean pancakes, Korean donuts, gimbab, Ddeokbbokki, fruit juice,etc

Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today, popularized by a recent Netflix show. The second floor of the market is filled with silk, satin, and linen bed-sheet stores, which are the largest and most famous in Seoul.

The highlight of this market is, however, discovering the animated street food stalls! We will go sampling some of the best Korean street foods here. The specialties in this market are octopus tartar and mung-bean pancakes. You will also be introduced to eccentric Korean foods such as steamed pork feet, blood sausage, and spicy chicken feet.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: N Seoul Tower, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04340 South Korea
Take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of the Seoul Metropolis! The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain(243m) and the tower’s own height(236.7m).

The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul. At the tower, you can check out other highlights including the famous 'Locks of Love' and ancient beacon mounds.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jogyesa Temple, 45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170 South Korea
It's buddhist temple and very meaningful temple for Seoul people since it's the first temple built in the center of Seoul!

It does have many festival depending on season
Especially, Summer and Autumn festival is really nice
Summer : lotus flower festival
Autumn : chrysanthemum flower festival
Spring : Lantern festival
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

• Lunch: Korean BBQ - marinated pork (dejigalbi) - really good!
Accommodation included: 3.5 star hotel : Arirang Hill Hotel Dongdaemun

Day 9: Demiliterized Zone + Suspension Bridge at Mt.Gamak or Majang Lake

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
It's not just common tour destination, we get in military zone, so there's procesure to get in and it has its policies
1. No reservation for DMZ tickets
2. First come and First Served, so meeting time is early
(But no worries, at imjingak park, there's snack bar and restaurants)
3. You must bring your passports
4. Without any further notice, DMZ can be shut down
in this case, we refund or do alternative tours

You will get in DMZ after passing civilian control zone
At first, we need to stop by imjingak peace park to buy DMZ tickets and need to summit document of tourists
Going around derailed locomotive, freedom bridge, peace bell, CCL and imjingak, etc

And then we can start to get in ,
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: The Third Tunnel, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea
the 3rd tunnel of aggression or 3rd invasion tunnel , ppl call like that,too

It's dug by N.Korean after Korean War which was very shoking since we were very peaceful

You can go down to tunnel and check it
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dora Observatory, Jeomwon-ri, Gunnae-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 413-920 South Korea
It's kind of highlight of the tour I think since it's where you can see N.Korean with your naked eyes and binocular

You can see Gaeseong city, the industrial complex that N. and S. Korea cooperated, NKorean village,etc
If you are lucky, you can see n.korea soldiers,too
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Tongil Park (Unification Park), Aninjin-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung, Gangwon-do South Korea
It's the only village in Civilian control zone where actually ppl live in

It's the last stop of DMZ tour, where you can buy DMZ things and local products
It's just part of the dmz shuttle route, we need to stop by
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gamaksan Chulleong Bridge, 48-6, Seolma-ri, Jeokseong-myeon Gamaksan Mountain, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
Gamaksan was the fiersing battle field of Korean war so we were looking for missing ones here too
But now it turned to beautiful mountain where a lot of locals visit

Only 10min hiking then you can see the suspension bridge and cross! enjoy the beauty of Korean nature,too
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: traditional Bulgogi
Cannot eat breakfast at the hotel since meeting time is early but you can eat at imjingak peace park
Accommodation included: 3.5 star hotel : Arirang Hill Hotel Dongdaemun

Day 10: Korean Cooking Class and Nanta Show,shopping and end of tour

Stop At: Hello K Cooking Class, 68, Bangullae-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 4th Floor, Seoul 03964 South Korea
Korean cooking class, you can cook different type of Korean Food like 2- 3menu, depending on season, menu changes
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong), 7, Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu Chungjeongno NANTA Theatre, Seoul 04536 South Korea
It's none verbal and comic show with Korean traditional Rythem , it's fusion!
It's the most famous show for tourists!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: at the cooking class, you can eat what you cooked!
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 10day Small Group Discover Korea Tour : History, Food and Culture
4/8/2020 - 6/2/2025

Duration: 10 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Please come to Lotte Hotel Seoul, we all meet here together and start the tour!

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • * Private AC Transportation
  • * English Speaking Tour guide
  • * 9N Accomodation : 3/4star , good and reasonble price
  • * All cost to the vehicle (toll fee , Parking lot and Gas)
  • * Bottled Water / D / P
  • * Entrance Fee
  • * Domestic flight (Gimpo -> Jeju, Jeju -> Busan)
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 10x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Dora Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - Hwaseong Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - Hello K Cooking Class
  • Entry/Admission - Seongsan Ilchulbong
  • Entry/Admission - Busan Gamcheon Culture Village
  • Entry/Admission - Tapsa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond
  • Entry/Admission - Manjanggul Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Yetchon Makgeolli
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeonggijeon Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Daereungwon Tomb Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Sangumburi Crater
  • Entry/Admission - The Third Tunnel
  • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Golgulsa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Tongil Park (Unification Park)
  • Entry/Admission - Jusangjeollidae
  • Entry/Admission - ARTE MUSEUM JEJU
  • Entry/Admission - Spirited Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Cheonjiyeon Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong)

Not Included

  • * Meals not planed
  • * International flight airfare


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