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South Korea

South Korea, a land of dynamic cities, historical treasures, stunning natural landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage, offers an incredible experience for travelers. From the bustling streets of Seoul to the tranquil temples of Gyeongju and the picturesque Jeju Island, South Korea is a country that seamlessly blends the ancient and the modern. Here’s an essential guide to help you make the most of your visit to this fascinating destination.

Best Time to Visit

South Korea experiences four distinct seasons, each offering unique experiences. Here’s a breakdown to help you decide the best time to visit based on your interests:

Spring (April to June) : Spring is one of the most popular times to visit South Korea, thanks to the mild weather and the stunning cherry blossoms. The entire country is awash with pink and white blossoms, creating picturesque scenery. Key events include the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul and the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival. Temperatures during spring range from 10°C to 20°C, making it perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Summer (July to August) : Summer in South Korea is hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C. While it’s not the most comfortable time for city exploration, it’s ideal for beach holidays. Coastal areas like Busan and Jeju Island are popular summer destinations. Despite the heat, summer is also a great time for festivals, such as the Boryeong Mud Festival and the Busan Sea Festival.

Autumn (September to November) : Autumn is arguably the best time to visit South Korea. The weather is cool and dry, with temperatures between 15°C and 25°C. The fall foliage is breathtaking, with vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows painting the landscapes. Top spots to enjoy the autumn colors include Nami Island, Seoraksan National Park, and the streets of Seoul. Autumn also hosts several cultural festivals, such as the Andong Mask Dance Festival.

Winter (December to February) : Winter is cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, especially in the northern regions. However, this season is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. South Korea boasts several ski resorts, with Pyeongchang (host of the 2018 Winter Olympics) being a notable destination. Seoul and other cities also transform into winter wonderlands with festive lights and Christmas markets. The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is a unique winter event featuring ice fishing and other activities.

Must-Visit Destinations

Seoul : The capital city is a vibrant metropolis that offers a mix of modernity and tradition. Key attractions include Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, and the bustling shopping districts of Myeongdong and Gangnam. Don’t miss the dynamic street food scene and the chance to experience a traditional Korean spa (jjimjilbang).

Busan : South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, is famous for its beaches, seafood, and cultural sites. Highlights include Haeundae Beach, Gamcheon Culture Village, Jagalchi Fish Market, and Beomeosa Temple. The city also hosts the Busan International Film Festival, one of Asia’s most significant film events.

Jeju Island : Known as the “Hawaii of Korea,” Jeju Island is a natural paradise with stunning beaches, volcanic landscapes, and lush greenery. Must-see spots include Hallasan National Park, Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak), and the beautiful waterfalls of Cheonjeyeon and Jeongbang.

Gyeongju : Often referred to as “the museum without walls,” Gyeongju is a treasure trove of historical and cultural sites. Visit the Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, and the ancient royal tombs of Tumuli Park. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a glimpse into Korea’s ancient Silla Dynasty.

Incheon : Known for its international airport, Incheon also boasts cultural and natural attractions. Explore the modern Songdo International Business District, the historical Incheon Chinatown, and the scenic Wolmido Island.

Andong : Famous for its traditional culture, Andong is home to the Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Andong Mask Dance Festival, which celebrates Korea’s mask dance traditions.

Travel Tips

Visa : Check the visa requirements for your country before traveling. Many nationalities can enter South Korea visa-free for short stays.
Currency : The official currency is the South Korean Won (KRW). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s advisable to carry cash for small purchases.
Language : Korean is the official language, but English is commonly understood in tourist areas and major cities.
Transportation : South Korea has an efficient public transportation system, including subways, buses, and high-speed trains (KTX). The T-money card is useful for travel in cities.

Safety and Etiquette : South Korea is generally very safe for travelers. Be mindful of local customs, such as removing shoes when entering homes and certain restaurants. Public trash bins are rare, so be prepared to carry your trash until you find a disposal point.

South Korea’s mix of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and modern attractions make it a compelling destination for travelers. Whether you’re exploring ancient palaces, hiking scenic trails, or indulging in delicious cuisine, South Korea promises an enriching and memorable experience.

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Difficulty Level

Easy

Maximum Altitude (MTS)

840

Trip Days

10
Day 1 : Incheon Seoul

Airport private transfer only (hotel check in available after 15:00, 1night charge for C/I before 15:00

Day 2 : Seoul, Gongju, Buyeo, Jeonju

WESTERN COURSE KOREA 3D2N tour on SIC 
Breakfast at your hotel - Meet a guide at 07:30 am at the hotel lobby - Join other people at parking lot in front of Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, at GwanghwamunIntersection,Seoul 08:00am →Depart Seoul to Gongju(130Km/1.5hours) / Visit The Tomb of King Muryeong(UNESCO)→Gongsanseong Fortress(UNESCO)→Depart to Buyeo (1.5hours), an ancient capital of theBaekjeDynasty. Stop by“NakhwaamCliff Observatory” where 3,000 court ladies of Baekje plunged into the river to avoid being captured and dishonored when enemy breached the castle on the last day of the Kingdom → Proceed to Jeonju (80Km/1 hr) to visit JeonjuHanok Village including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok.→ Check-into your hotel and have leisure time.

Day 3 : Jeonju, Gwangju, Suncheon, Yeosu

Breakfast at your hotel →Transfer to Gwangju (100km / 1hr 20min), the leading city of Honam region and birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea→Visit May 18th National Cemetery →Suncheon (100km/ 1hr) where you will visit Suncheon Bay Garden →Move to Yeosu, a port city and look around the Historic Site of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s Path→Check-in to our hotel.

Day 4 : Yeosu, Jinju, Jeju

Breakfast at your hotel →Jinjuseong Fortress –historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592.→ Move to Busan airport → Fly to Jeju by domestic air → Arrive at Jeju airport → Transfer to hotel

Day 5 : Jeju

Day tour Western area of Jeju on SIC 09:00-17:00 MON/WED/FRI
08:50 Pick-up at hotel → Hyupjae Beach (One of “must go to beaches’ in Jeju ) → Hanlim Park(Jeju largest theme park with various botanic gardens) → O’Sulloc Green Tea Field (the views of the nearby green tea fileds and the surrounding landscape as well as Korean traditional tea culture) → Suwelbong Treckking (Designated as Global GEO Park by UNESCO)  → Sanbang Mountain (enjoy picturesque ocean view , designated as Global Geopark) → Chenjeyeon Waterfall (the pond of God) → 17:00 Drop off hotel

Day 6 : Jeju, Busan

Day tour Eastern area of Jeju on SIC 09:00-17:00 TUE/THU/SAT 
08:50 Pick-up at hotel → Seongup Folk Village (Jeju unique tradition and local life experience ) → Woman Diver show(UNESCO Intangible cultural asset, female divers for living) , Haenyeo Museum (alternative course on rainy day) - Seonsan Ilchulbong Peak (Sunrise Peak , the symbol attraction of Jeju Island, one of three UNESCO Heritage sites in Jeju) → Via Jongdalri shore road (The most beautiful seashore road in Jeju Island ) → Manjang Cave (The longest lava cave in Asia, one of three UNESCO Heritage site, Daheeyeon → alternative course on rainy day) → Jeju airport → Fly to Busan by domestic air → Arrive at Busan airport → Transfer to hotel

Day 7 : Busan, Seoul

Busan Delights tour on private 09:00-18:00 
09:00 p-up at hotel → Jagalchi fishery market → Gamcheon cultural village → Gukje traditional market & Biff square plaza → Yongungsa Temple → Busan station → Move to Seoul by high speed train → Arrive at Seoul station →Transfer to hotel

Day 8 : Seoul

Palace and Korean Folk Village tour on sic 09:00-17:00 
08:50 pick up at hotel by a guide  → Visit main Palace Gyeongbok Palace(Deoksu Palace on Tue) and enjoy Royal Guard Changing Ceremony → National Folk Museum (History Museum on Tuesdays) → Korean Folk Village → Korean traditional performances →  Hotel

Day 9 : Seoul

DMZ half day without lunch on SIC 08:00-14:00  (closed Mon,Holiday) Passport RQ
07:50 pick up at hotel by a guide → Imjingak Park → ID check at Freedom Bridge → DMZ theater & exhibition hall → The 3rd infiltration Tunnel → Dora observatory → Dorasan Station → Unification Village (Pass by) → 14:00 Drop off at Seoul City Hall (please back to your hotel on your own by a taxi or subway or on foot after enjoying the city street)
DMZ Tour ,Korea is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War, Korea and North Korea established a border that cut the Korean peninsula roughly in half. Stretching for 2km on either side of this border is the Demilitarized Zone. The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, The 3rd tunnel was discovered on October 17, 1978. It is located 52 km from Seoul. Approximately 10,000 soldiers can move through this tunnel in 1 hour

Day 10 : Seoul Incheon

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be pick up at your hotel lobby 4hours before your flight departure.
(hotel check –out before 12:00noon to avoid a night charge)

2- 3 Pax
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Does

1.Research your destination: Learn about the culture, customs, and laws of your destination to avoid any unintentional faux pas. 2.Pack smartly: Pack only what you need and avoid overpacking. Consider the climate and culture of your destination when choosing clothes and accessories. 3.Keep important documents safe: Keep your passport, visa, and other important documents in a secure place, such as a hotel safe. 4.Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated, especially in hot and humid climates. 5.Respect local customs and traditions: Be respectful of local customs and traditions, and avoid any behavior that may be offensive or disrespectful. 6.Be open-minded and flexible: Embrace new experiences and be open to trying new things. Be flexible with your plans and willing to adapt to changes. 7.Learn some local phrases: Learning a few basic phrases in the local language can go a long way in communicating with locals and showing respect. 8.Try local cuisine: Trying local cuisine can be a great way to experience the culture and flavors of your destination. 9.Stick to a schedule: Stick to a schedule to ensure that everyone has enough rest and downtime throughout the trip. 10.Respect nature: Respect nature and leave no trace of your presence behind.

Don't

1.Don't ignore safety warnings: Pay attention to safety warnings and avoid areas that are known to be dangerous. 2.Don't carry too much cash: Avoid carrying large amounts of cash, and consider using a travel card or credit card instead. 3.Don't be overly trusting: Be cautious of strangers and avoid giving out personal information or accepting offers from people you don't know. 4.Don't be disrespectful: Avoid disrespectful behavior such as littering, defacing public property, or ignoring local customs and traditions. 5.Don't rely solely on technology: Don't rely solely on technology for navigation or communication. Carry a physical map and a backup charger for your phone. 6.Don't overindulge: Avoid excessive alcohol or drug use, which can impair your judgment and put you at risk. 7.Don't be afraid to ask for help: If you're lost or need assistance, don't be afraid to ask for help from locals or authorities. 8.Don't overschedule: Avoid packing too many activities into your itinerary, which can leave everyone feeling exhausted and stressed. 9.Don't forget to take breaks: Make sure to schedule breaks throughout the day to allow everyone to rest and recharge. 10.Don't leave trash behind: Carry your trash with you and dispose of it properly when you reach a designated trash bin.

Inclusion Notes:

Transfer from/to airport on Private. Hotel accommodation in twin(double,triple) sharing room with daily breakfast. Sightseeing as above. Admission fee. High speed train (BUSAN/SEOUL in normal seat ).

Exclusions:

Domestic air in South Korea Travel insurance. Personal expenses. Single surcharge. All not to be mentioned above GST and TCS. Remid Charges visa International flights

Notes:

Rules & Regulations

Strict To Follows
1. We strictly follow "Do Not Litter" policy. If possible we will pick up already existing garbage from the nature. 2. All necessities will be taken care by the organizer. We expect you to be flexible enough during the event. 3. Go Buddy Adventures not responsible for any accidents or injuries, loss or damage to your personal belongings or any other uncertainties during the event. The participants agree to take full responsibilities and sign a letter of undertaking before the start of the event.

Cancelation Policy

Cancelation Policy
All the bookings Confirmation after 50% Advance Payment. Once the booking is Confirmed, Vouchers will be issued with suggested Trip Detail & hotel reservation, which may change with prior notice to the client. Once you receive the Hotel confirmation from our staff, the client can reconfirm with the hotel for their reservation. We would Require 100% payment Before Travelling . For Cash Deposit In Current Account Pan Card Required If cancelled from 00 to 10 days before the check-in date 100% booking amount will be charged. If cancelled from 11 to 20 days before the check-in date 70% booking amount will be charged. If cancelled from 21 to 30 days before the check-in date 30% booking amount will be charged. No refunds for unused nights or early check-outs or Any Kind Of Services. All refunds are processed by the method of payment used in the initial transaction, except in the case of cash payments where the refund is processed through Cheque or online transfer. Mid-tour Cancellation – Yes you can cancel but the amount would be nonrefundable.

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