Golden Route South Korea: 8 Days / 7 Nights

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Duration: 8 Days | 7 Nights
Dates: All year-round possible (May - October recommended).
Countries to be visited: South Korea
Departure & Return Locations: Incheon International Airport, Seoul

Pack Ya Bags Travel offer many tours to South Korea, whether you prefer traditional and accessible Korea sightseeing, or are in the mood for something more obscure. Likewise, Korea offers destinations and experience that cater both to adventurous eco-tourists and culture-minded city slickers.

When it comes to places to visit in South Korea, most travellers default to Seoul (and, in rare cases Busan, the country’s second city). The vast land between the two cities, filled with charming towns and villages, stunning scenery and food so delicious, goes all too often ignored. This tour is an example of a set itineray to introduce you to the best of South Korea with an English Speaking guide and 4* accommodation throughout. It offers you a wide range of attractions, sightseeing and experience with natural wonders, attractive culture and authentic Korean tradition, giving you an immersive impression of Korea.

Detailed Itinerary

This tour commences on a Saturday so you will arrive in Seoul on a Friday (Day 1) and be transferred to your overnight accommodation.

DAY 1: Incheon, Seoul
Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to Seoul (Hotel check-in is available after 14:00). The rest of day is free at your leisure.

DAY 2: Seoul 
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel around 08:30-09:00 am. Seoul full day sightseeing – Jogyesa temple →Gyeongbokgung Palace(Deoksu Palace on Tue). The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony → National Folk Museum → Korean Ginseng Center or Amethyst shop and transfer to Korean Folk village. At the Korean Folk Village (an hour and half drive away from Seoul) - you will experience the culture of the late Joseon Dynasty, It’s huge village that has about 260 different types of houses of each province. → Return to Seoul and take a rest.

DAY 3: Seoul, Gongju, Buyeo, Jeonju
After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel lobby at 8am. 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 the Baekje Dynasty. 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 Jeonju Hanok Village including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok.→ Check-into your hotel and have leisure time.

DAY 4: 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 5: Yeosu, Jinju, Busan, Gyeongju
Breakfast at your hotel →Jinjuseong Fortress –historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592.→ Move to Busan(100Km/1.5hrs) →Arrive at Gimhae domestic airport→Depart from Gimhae domestic airport(1st floor, Ticket office of the bus)→Pickup customers to join us in front of Toyoko inn hotel 1, Busan Station 13:00pm → Transfer to Jagalchi- Fishery Market, Busan’s largest seafood market→Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Park→ Transfer to Gyeongju(100Km/1hr30min)→Check into your hotel and leisure Time

DAY 6: Gyeongju, Andong, Pyeongchang
Breakfast at your hotel →Unesco World Heritage Seokguram Grotto ->Bulguksa Temple(UNESCO) → The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly
praised by visitors from all over the world→Move to Andong Hahoe Folk Village (170km/ 2hr 30min)→Arrive at Parking lot of Hahoe Folk Village(UNESCO)which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Moreover, the Village was naturally formed with people who actually live there. It has become world-famous for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II of The Great Britain.→ Depart from Parking lot of Hahoe Folk Village→Move to Pyeongchang →Check into your hotel and leisure time.

DAY 7: Pyeongchang, Mt.Sorak, Seoul
Breakfast at your hotel →Visit The venue of 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Ski Jumping stadium, Not Tower)→ Proceed to Mt. Seorak National Park(UNESCO)(50km/1hr), Mt. Seorak National Park, the peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea's most famous national park. Due to the many rare species found here, UNESCO designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982.→*Cable car to Gwongeumseong fortress (Optional for cable car: USD15pp)→Transfer to Seoul (195km/ 3hrs)→Arrive at Seoul 18:00PM (Drop point : Donghwa Duty Free Shop Building, at Gwanghwamun Intersection)→Transfer to your hotel

**During the peak season in October, the Seoraksan National Park will restrict buses and medium size bus for entries. Therefore, the bus must park at C District Square and you must walk 3.6km to the entrance from C District Square. So please be aware of that we might not be able to visit Seoraksan National Park for this tour.

DAY 8: Seoul. Incheon

After breakfast, transfer to Incheon Airport accordng to your flight schedule. Pick up will be 4 hours before your flights.

Tour Price
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation.
• All prices displayed are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
• Prices are guaranteed once booking is confirmed by us and paid in full by the due date.
• Depending on your needs and group size (individual, couple, family, group, etc.) we will provide the final pricing for your tour.
• It may not be possible to visit Mt. Seorak at high peak season (Summer & Fall) due to large crowds.

• Accommodation for 7 nights with Breakfast (Twin Share)
• All transfers throughout the stay 
• English speaking guide
• Tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary (Some attrcations at your own cost)
• Transfer to and from the airport

• International airfare
• Travel Insurance (required)
• Airport taxes and charges
• Any Private Expenses
• Meals not mentioned (Lunch & Dinner)
• Personal Incidentals such as Telephone calls, Room Service, Laundry
• Tip to Guide/Driver, Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
• Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

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