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South Korea Group Tour

11 nights

With our 12 days trip to South Korea, you’ll discover 4 destinations, from buzzing Seoul to the Seoraksan National Park and the vibrant city of Sokcho. You’ll venture south to the city of Gyeongju and explore UNESCO World Cultural site Bulguksa Temple! Journey to the laid back waterfront city of Busan in the south of the country and spend time exploring volcano cliffs and relaxing on the beaches of Jeju Island.


Route: Seoul Sokcho Gyeongju Busan Jeju Island

Group size: 4 – 22

Age range: 18 – 60

Nights: 11

Transport: Public transport, including an overnight Ferry

– Accommodation (including hostels, bathhouses and temples!)


– Bilingual Adventure Leaders


– Transport within South Korea
– Unmissable included activities; such as a Korean barbeque in Seoul, spending the night at Jjimjilbang traditional bathhouses, drinking tea with a Buddhist monk and enjoy traditional Buddhist meals, enjoy a BBQ party by the beach in Jeju  and participate in a traditional liquor making workshop


Tour Details

Route: Seoul Sokcho Gyeongju Busan Jeju Island

Group size: 4 – 22

Age range: 18 – 60

Nights: 11

Transport: Public transports, including an overnight Ferry.

What's Included?

  • Accommodation (including hostels, bathhouses and temples!)
  • Bilingual Adventure Leaders
  • Transport within South Korea
  • Loads of amazing activities• Welcome dinner of Korean barbeque (Seoul) • Visit the Demilitarized Zone and have the chance to talk to a North Korean defector (Seoul) • Spend the night at Jjimjilbang the traditional bathhouses (Sokcho) • Overnight stay at Golgulsa Temple: take part in meditation and chanting services, traditional arts performance and sunmudo lesson, drink tea with a Buddhist monk and enjoy traditional Buddhist meals (Gyeongju) • Enjoy a BBQ party by the beach (Jeju) • Enjoy the great views of Seoul from Namsan Mountain (Seoul) • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace (Seoul) • Walk around the historic Bukchon Hanok Village (Seoul) • Pay a visit to Insadong art street (Seoul) • Visit Seoroksan National Park, Sokcho town, Abai Village via a cable pulley boat, then walk to the Lighthouse Observatory for breathtaking views (Sokcho) • Take a cycling tour of Gyeongju (Gyeongju) • Traditional Liquor Making Workshop (Jeju) • Hike to the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong (Jeju) • Witness a Haenyeo Divers performance by the beach (Jeju) • Day trek along the Jeju Olle Trail (Jeju)

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Flights to tour start and end points
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities• Baseball Match • Pub Crawl

Room Upgrades

  • The price of a single room upgrade for the trip is £560 and a double room upgrade is £240 per person. Please note upgrades are not possible on the overnight ferry, temple or bathhouse.

Day 1 - 3Seoul

Welcome to South Korea! After landing in Seoul you’ll meet your tour leader and the rest of your group before sitting down to a feast of Korean BBQ! With a full belly and a smile on your face, you’ll head to the Namsam Mountain to enjoy an amazing night view of Seoul.

You’ll also have visit Korean Demilitarised Zone and head to Dorasan Station, the northernmost train stop in South Korea (which was once supposed to make a connection with North Korea). You can even buy a train ticket as a souvenir! With the help of binoculars at the Dora Observatory, you will be able to see the nearest North Korean Villages., before returning to explore Seoul’s unique ancient and modern districts.

Day 4Sokcho

Next up is the Seoraksan National Park and a hike to Ulsanbawi Rock where you’ll enjoy spectacular views over the park. Visit to Abai, a village of North Korean refugees, before spending the evening enjoying traditional Korean bathhouses – your accommodation for the night.

Day 5 - 6Gyeongju

After a relaxing and rejuvenating night, leave your accommodation and travel to Seoul Station ready to head to Gyeongju.

Be prepared for an afternoon exploring Gyeonguju by bike! First, ride to the Cheonmachong Ancient Tombs which are part of the Daereungwon Tomb Complex in Tumuli Park. Next, head to Cheomseongdae, East Asia’s oldest existing astronomical observatory.  If you want to have a taste of authentic Korean food, have dinner at Dosol Maeul, a local restaurant that serves traditional Korean set meals in an authentic and traditional environment!

Golgulsa Temple is where you’ll experience a unique, overnight stay. Learn the art of Sunmudo, take part in meditation classes, eat simple Buddhist meals and much more!

Day 7 - 9Busan

Discover the port city as you visit South Korea’s biggest seafood market, visit up Nampo-dong and hop on the Marine Cable Car. You’ll also have a free day here to explore, whether you embark on a coastal walk, visit a temple in the cliff face or rejuvenate in a bathhouse, there’s options aplenty in this wonderful city.

Day 10 - 12Jeju Island

Rise and shine early and hop off the ferry and head straight to the seashore to take part in a Haenyeo Divers Experience. Enjoy a traditional liquor making workshop, visit Sunset Point, embark on a day-long trek along the Jeju Olle Trail with a visit to Jeongbang Waterfall and kick back with a BBQ party by the beach.

This is where your trip through South Korea ends! You can go back to Seoul, wander around Jeju Island some more or get on travelling somewhere else!

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