Best of South Korea

Classic, Seoul to Seoul

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Ready for a unique travel experience? South Korea fits the bill and then some. On this eight-day trip, you’ll see the highlights in and around Seoul plus visit folk villages, unique Korean temples, and the bustling markets of Busan. Learn about the sombre history of North and South Korea and take an excursion to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two. This is the perfect snapshot of a country coming into its own as a top travel destination.

What’s included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Temple Stay, Busan
  • City tour of Seoul
  • DMZ visit
  • City tour of Gyeongju
  • Yangdong Folk Village visit
  • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Visit
  • City tour of Busan
  • N Seoul Tower Visit
  • Namdaemun Market Visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Visit the demilitarized zone between north and south korea
  • Sleep in a temple in busan
  • Sample the diverse cuisine of korea.


Day 1 Seoul Welcome to Seoul! As fellow travellers are arriving throughout the day, there are no planned activities until a group meeting at 6pm. Check into the hotel and enjoy the city. After the welcome meeting, join your CEO for an orientation walk and optional group dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Orientation Walk
Day 2 Seoul (1B) Enjoy a walking tour in the bustling capital of South Korea. Visit Gyengbokgung Palace, the National Folklore Museum, Jogyesa Temple, Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong alley. Included Activities: Seoul City Tour Gyeongbokgung Palace National Folklore Museum Jogyesa Temple Bukchon Hanok Village Exploration Insadong Alley
Day 3 Seoul (1B) Travel to the DMZ in the morning by private bus and spend about 3-4 hrs visiting the site before returning back to Seoul for another night in the city. Additional Notes: A DMZ shuttle bus will be used within the DMZ area. Included Activities: Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 4 Seoul/Gyeongju-si (1B) Depart Seoul in the morning and travel by high-speed train to Gyeongju, taking just over 2 hrs to reach the city. In the afternoon, enjoy an included tour of some local highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage temples. Included Activities: City Tour of Gyeongju Transport: Bullet train (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Gyeongju-si/Busan (1B) Take a private van to visit the 500-year-old UNESCO site of Yangdong Folk Village, located in Gyeongju National Park, to get a feel for life during the early Joseon Dynasty. Travel to the picturesque 14th century seaside temple, Haedong Yonggungsa. Continue to Busan and enjoy a walk or swim at Haeundae Beach, the most popular beach in South Korea, or perhaps a light trek on Dongbaek Island. Included Activities: Yangdong Folk Village Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Visit Transport: Travel to the village and back by private vehicle. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 6 Busan (1B, 1D) Stay in rooms called Ondol. These rooms are very traditional, heated to be cozy and comfortable, with beds made up directly on the floor. The rooms here are multi-share, divided up by male and female rooms. Enjoy a traditional dinner and breakfast during the stay. Have the opportunity to learn about temple etiquette, experience the daily drum and bell ritual, craft your own prayer beads and take an easy hike up to the oldest and highest temple in Busan for morning meditation. Included Activities: Overnight Temple Stay Jagalchi Fish Market
Day 7 Busan/Seoul (1B) Enjoy a final morning in Busan before returning to Seoul by train. Included Activities: N Seoul Tower Visit Namdaemun Market Visit Transport: Bullet train (2.50 hour(s))
Day 8 Seoul (1B) Depart at anytime. Included Activities: Departure Day