South Korea Highlights

10/14/2020 through 12/24/2020
10/14/2020 through 01/05/2021
Intrepid Travel

South Korea Highlights

A hotbed of natural wonder, delectable cuisine and significant political and military history, South Korea is proving itself as a destination not to be brushed aside. Discover this fascinating, animated and tech-savvy country on a ten-day exploration of the hot spots. Take a tour of Korea’s Demilitarised Zone, eat ‘til you drop at an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant, spend a night in a traditional Hanok house and discover the ecological delights of Suncheon’s wetlands. Leave your misconceptions behind and embrace a highlights adventure of an oft-forgotten Asian nation.

Activities

  • Seoul – Gwangjang market
  • Seoul – Naksan night view over the city
  • Seoul – Samsung D’Light Technology Complex
  • Seoul – Jamsil Olympic Park
  • Seoul – Gyeongbukgung Palace
  • Seoul – North Village
  • Gangneung – Ojukheon Village
  • Gangneung – Gyeongpo Lake
  • Sokcho – Island village of Abai
  • Sokcho – Daepo Fish market
  • Sokcho – Seoraksan Mountain
  • Seoul – Demilitarized Zone (DMZ/South Korea)
  • Andong – Andong folk village
  • Andong – confucianist school and temple visit
  • Suncheon – Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve
  • Suncheon – Open film set
  • Suncheon – Suncheon Bay National Garden
  • Suncheon – Nagan Fortress Village

Highlights

  • Spend a fascinating day exploring the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on a guided tour. This strange stretch of land has been the place of much tension and political pressure ever since the Korean War.
  • Take a street food tour of the renowned Gwangjang markets in Seoul feasting on bite-sized delights and indulge in an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue experience with your small group.
  • On your day trip to seaside Sokcho, discover the island village of Abai, which is home to hundreds of North Korean refugees having settled during the War.
  • Spend a night in a traditional Hanok house in the Andong Hahoe folk village, walking past the traditional homes to imagine the country in its past life.
  • See a more natural side to South Korea on a hike up the Seoraksan mountain and explore the wetlands and national gardens of Suncheon – South Korea’s ecological capital.

Itinerary

Day 1 Seoul
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Day 2 Seoul
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Day 3 Gangneung
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Day 4 Sokcho/Gangneung
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Day 5 Seoul/DMZ
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Day 6 Andong Hahoe Folk Village
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Day 7 Suncheon
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Day 8 Suncheon
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Day 9 Seoul
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Day 10 Seoul
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