KOREA DELUXE TOUR – 14DAYS 13NIGHTS


 

1ST DAY   ARRIVAL - JEJU  (-/-/D)


Operation time

TBA

 

 

Route

ICN Int’l airport – Domestic airport – Jeju – Hotel check in

 

 

 

Arrive at Incheon Int’l airport

 

Transfer to Domestic terminal to fly to Jeju Island.

 

Dinner at local restaurant

 

Free at leisure

 

2ND DAY   JEJU TOUR

(B/L/D)

Operation time

09:00 – 19:00

 

 

Route

Hotel – Seongsan Sun Rising Hill - Jeju Folk Village – Lunch – Cheonjiyeon

Waterfall – Sanbangulsa Grotto – Dinner - Hotel

 

After Hotel breakfast, Jeju tour covers as…

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, one of the 360 parasitic (cinder) cones on Jeju-do, was uniquely created on the sea floor. Some 5,000 years ago, an underwater eruption on the shallow seabed resulted in a tuff ring.

Rising 182 meters above sea level, the tuff ring was originally an island, but the gradual deposit of sand and gravel formed a connection to the land. Also called the ‘Oreum of the Rising Sun’, Seongsan Ilchulbong

Peak is one of the treasured landmarks of Jeju-do, which attracts numerous tourists for a view of the sunrise and sunset.

 

The Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island: the black lava rock walls, the straight but curvy alleys to block the wind, and the stone grandfather statues (Harubang), which have become a prime feature of the landscape. The local black-haired pigs and tongsi (pigsty / restroom) are especially well-known characteristics of Jeju folk culture. The Jeju black pork is said to be very nutritious.

 

Cheonjiyeon, meaning "God’s pond," derives its name from the legend that the seven fairies serving the King of Heaven came down to the pond on stairs of cloud and bathed in its clean waters. Apart from the wild Dampalsu trees, designated as natural monument No. 163, the wooded area also contains a great variety of rare plants such as brambles, Songyeopnan as well as Gusiljappam trees, Sanyuja trees (Chinese lemon trees), and camellias which are all specified as natural monument No. 379.

It is said that the peak of Mt.Hallasan where Baekrokho Lake now exists was taken off and thrown away, which then became Mt. Sanbangsan. The myth describes how unlike other mountains on Jejudo Island, this mountain does not have a crater. The 5m-high rock cave at the cliff on the southwest side of the mountain was originally called Sanbanggul Cave, but it is called a temple now because it possesses a Buddhist statue.

 

3TH DAY JEJU – FREE DAY(B/-/-)

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Full day Free at leisure

 

4th DAY JEJU - BUSAN(B/L/-)

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Route

 

Hotel check out – Jeju airport – Busan airport – Lunch - Dragon’s head Park – Hotel check in & Free at leisure

 

After Hotel breakfast, Transfer to Jeju airport to fly to Busan city.

 

Yongdusan Park, Dragon’s head park one of the most popular mountains in Busan, Yongdusan in downtown Busan, is one of the 3 well-known mountains in Busan. Its old name is Songhyunsan, which means a mountain has a view of the sea through the dense fine tree forest. Later the name has changed into Yongdusan. It came from its shape, which is similar to dragon head and people thought it has a spirit to defeat enemies coming over the sea.

 

5th DAY BUSAN - GYEONGJU (B/L/D)

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Route

 

Hotel  check  out  –  Haedong  Dragon’s temple – Haeundae  beach  – Lunch  - Gwangan Grand Bridge – Centum City – Gyeongju – Dinner – Hotel check in

 

After Hotel breakfast, Hotel check out. Busan city tour and Transfer to Gyeongju.

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.

 

 

Haeundae Beach is probably the most famous beach in the country. "Haeundae" was so named by scholar Choi Chi-Won (857~?) of the Silla Kingdom (BC 57~AD 935). When he was walking past Dongbaekdo Island, he was fascinated by it and left the carved words "Hae Un Dae" on a stone wall on the island. Haeundae is 1.5 km long, 30~50m wide, and spans an area of 58,400 ㎡.

 

Busan Gwangandaegyo Bridge (Busan 66, also called Gwangan Daero) stretches over 7.4km from Namcheon-dong (Suyeong-gu, Busan) to Centum City (U-dong, Haeundae-gu). It is the largest bridge over the ocean in Korea.

 

The Shinsegae Centum City Department Store is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest shopping complex in the world. Globally renowned experts such as Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin and,an American architecture and design firm

Callison completed Centum City under the concept of a “golden sea”. The department store has emerged as a defining landmark in Busan.

 

6TH DAY GYEONGJU (B/L/D)

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Hotel – Seokguram Grotto – Bulguksa Temple – Lunch - Cheonmachong – Nat’l Museum - Silla ancient kiln – Downtown – Dinner - Hotel

 

After Hotel breakfast, full day Gyeongju tour covers…

 

Seokguram Grotto - one of the Asia's finest Buddhist shrines, surrounded by Bodhisattvas and guardian deities. - was registered on the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list in December 1995.

Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.

Bulguksa Temple was built in 528 during the Silla Kingdom, in the 15th year of King Beop-Heung's reign (514-540). The temple was originally called ‘Hwaeom Bulguksa Temple’ or ‘Beopryusa Temple’ and was rebuilt by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774).

 

Large ancient tombs of kings and noblemen of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex (Cheonmachong Tomb). There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. In an excavation of the area in the 1970's, Cheonmachong was discovered with a painting of mounted horse. This painting is the only discovered painting from the Silla Era. You can also view the inside of Cheonmachong. There are 11,526 remains and crowns of the king inside the tomb demonstrating the lavish lifestyle of the king.

Gyeongju National Museum rests deep in tradition, with a history of about 90 years. Representing Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of Silla (BC57~AD935), the museum is where you can view the cultural history of Gyeongju district. The exhibition hall is divided into 4 large parts: the Main hall, Annex I, Annex II, and the Outdoor Exhibit Area (Museum Grounds). In the Main Hall you can see earthenware, and in the Arts and Crafts room you can see various artwork and craftwork.

 

7th DAY GYEONGJU – ANDONG HAHOW VILLGE – TOMB OF KING MUNMU (B/L/D)

Operation time

09:00 – 19:00

Route

 

Hotel – Andong – Hahoe village – Lunch - Mask museum – Tomb of King Munmu - Dinner - Hotel

 

After Hotel breakfast, Transfer to Andong to visit Hahoe Village. It takes about 1hour 30min.

 

Transfer to Andong Hahoe Village which Village has conserved Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Dance Play performed by the public in general, and Seonyujulbul Nori-a boat ride and fireworks play 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.

This little rocky islet is the Underwater Tomb of King Munmu (661-681 A.D.), who unified the three kingdoms and became the 30th ruler of the Silla Kingdom. The king gave specific instructions to be buried in the East Sea after his death so that he would become a dragon and protect Silla from Japanese intruders. The rocky island, about 200m in circumference, is divided by a cross-shaped waterway, forming a pool at the center, at the bottom of which is a granite 3.6 meters long, 2.9 meters wide and 0.9 meters thick. Legend has it that

the remains of King Munmu’s cremated body are buried under this rock. Historians still debate whether the ashes of the King Munmu were scattered or stored in an urn and placed under the granite.

 

8th DAY GYEONGJU – HAEINSA TEMPLE - SEOUL   (B/L/D)

Operation time

09:00 – 19:00

Route

 

Hotel – Haeinsa temple – Lunch - Seoul – Dinner – Hotel check in

After Hotel breakfast, Check out hotel and transfer to Haeinsa Temple. It takes about 1hour 30min.

Haeinsa Temple was founded during the third year of King Ae-Jang's reign (802), by two monks Suneung and Ijung. The name "Haein" originates from the expression Haeinsammae of Hwaeomgyeong (Buddhist scripture), which means truly enlightened world of Buddha and our naturally undefiled mind.

 

From Haeinsa Temple to Seoul, another about 4hours including restroom stop.

 

9TH DAY

SEOUL – CITY TOUR

(B/L/D)

Operation time

09:00 – 19:00

 

 

Route

 

 

 

Hotel – The Blue House (Presidential house) – Guard changing ceremony  –

Gyeongbokgung palace – Nat’l folk museum – Lunch - Namsan Hanok village –

N Seoul Tower - Cheonggyecheon stream park – Dinner - Hotel

 

After Hotel breakfast, Full day Seoul city tour covers…

The signature markings of the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles. It is the first thing that catched one's attention upon entering the premises. The blue tiles and the smooth roof blend beautifully with Mt. Bugaksan in the backdrop.

 

The ceremony, which is held in front of the Palace Gate is a tradition similar to the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and offers a rare opportunity to experience royal culture. The royal gate is opened and closed at pre-determined times, and the gatekeepers in charge of guard duty and patrols hold a shift ceremony three times a day.

 

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the

“Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces.

 

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

 

Namsan Hanok Village

You may consider it interesting to find this area standing between the tall buildings. This village has five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule, which make it a perfect spot to take a walk.

 

Seoul Tower opened to the public on October 15, 1980 and has since become a major tourist attraction. The 236.7m Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m), Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. The view is so stunning that many consider Seoul Tower the best tower in Asia.

 

Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected watercourse hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.

 

10th DAY SEOUL – DMZ TOUR (B/L/D)

Operation time

08:00 – 19:00

Route

 

Hotel – Imjingak pavilion – DMZ – Lunch - Seoul – Dongdaemun market –Dinner - Hotel

 

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.

  1. After Hotel breakfast, 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 – Dongdaemun open market – Dinner - Hotel

 

11th DAY SEOUL – SUWON HWASUNG CASTLE - EVERLAND (B/-/D)

Operation time

09:00 – 19:00

Route

 

Hotel – Suwon Hwasung Castle – Everland Theme park with Safari world – Seoul – Dinner - Hotel

 

After Hotel breakfast, Hotel check out.

Transfer to Gyeongju via Suwon Hwasung fortress.

Visit Hwasung fortress which was constructed as an act of filial devotion by Jeongjo, the 22nd king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910), and to strengthen his power, eradicate party conflict, and fortify the southern area of the capital.

‘Dreams Become Reality, the Land of Year-Round Festivals!’

Everland is divided into five sections: American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, Zoo Topia and Roller Coasters, in addition to the Global Fair.

 

In addition to ‘Safari World’ featuring white tigers, tigers, lions and bears, ‘Herbivore Safari’ opened in April 2010, letting visitors get up close and personal with the safari’s giraffes, elephants, and ostriches.

 

12th DAY SEOUL – KOREAN FOLK VILLAGE - SHOPPING (B/L/D)

Operation time

09:00 – 19:00

Route

 

Hotel – Yongin Korean Folk Village – Lunch - Seoul – Myoungdong shopping area – Dinner - Hotel

 

After Hotel breakfast in Seoul, Transfer to Korean Folk Village. It takes about one hour.

Set in a natural environment occupying approximately 243 acres, visitors can experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, including various household goods from different regions. All these features have been relocated and restored to provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past.

About twenty workshops, various handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, winnows, bamboo wares, wooden wares, paper, brass wares, knots, fans, musical instruments, iron wares and embroidery are practiced. In the Korean Folk Village, where the customs and lifestyles of the past generations have been carefully preserved, various lifestyles prevalent during the Joseon Dynasty can be seen.

Myeong-dong is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. Many brand name shops and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothes, shoes, and accessories. In addition, several major department stores include Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Myeong-dong Migliore, Noon Square and M Plaza. The department stores carry many premium labels and other fashionable goods at reasonable prices.

 

13th DAY SEOUL – FREE DAY (B/-/-)

Operation time

Full day Free at Leisure

Route

 

 

 

14th DAY SEOUL – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Operation time

TBA

Route

 

Hotel – ICN airport

 

After Hotel breakfast, free at leisure until check out. Transfer to ICN Int’l airport for departure.

 

Tour Tariff & Condition
Tour Tariff                                                                       Unit: US$ p/p

Hotel

2pax

3-5pax

6-9pax

10-15+1foc

16-20+1foc

SGL Supp.

Manu Hotel

USD5,730

USD3,870

USD3,310

USD2,940

USD2,620

USD1135

Ramada Suite

USD5,790

USD3,930

USD3,370

USD3,000

USD2,680

USD1195

 

Tour Condition:
Accommodation:


Manu Hotel 3.5*** for 6nights (location-Center of downtown) http://www.hotelmanu.com/eng/main/
Ramada suite 4.5**** for 6nights (location-Center of downtown) http://www.ramadapnp.com/ko/main/


Busan Commodore Hotel 4**** for 1night http://www.commodore.co.kr/eng/html/main/ or similar
Gyeongju Commodore Chosun Hotel 4**** for 3nights
http://www.commodorehotel.co.kr/eng/html/main/index.php or similar


Jeju Neighborhood Hotel 4**** for 3nights http://www.hotelneighbor.co.kr/Global-ENG.asp  or similar


Meal: Breakfast: 13times hotel buffet breakfast
Lunch: 9times Lunch at local restaurant
Dinner: 10times dinner at local restaurant


Transfer with driver: 2-5pax (Mini van 11seating capacity) / 6-9pax (Mini coach 18seating capacity)
10-15pax (30seating capacity coach) / 15pax over (Deluxe tour coach)
English speaking guide through whole itinerary
Admission fee all included / Parking fee, toll gate fee, extra… included.


Excluded: Tour guide tipping USD5 x No. of Pax x 12days
Confirmed by Ian Lee on May 23, 2014



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