Embark on a captivating 7-day tour of South Korea, where ancient traditions meet modern wonders. Explore the vibrant city of Seoul, immerse yourself in serene countryside landscapes, discover historical gems, savor delicious cuisine, and indulge in traditional spa experiences. Expert guides and comfortable accommodations ensure an unforgettable journey through South Korea's rich culture and captivating beauty.
Embark on a remarkable 7-day tour of South Korea, where ancient traditions blend harmoniously with modern marvels. This captivating journey will take you through the dynamic capital city of Seoul, the serene landscapes of the countryside, and the historical gems scattered throughout the country.
Your adventure begins in Seoul, a vibrant metropolis pulsating with energy. Discover the perfect fusion of modern skyscrapers and traditional palaces as you explore iconic landmarks such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and its sprawling grounds. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant street markets, like Insadong, where you can browse through an array of traditional arts and crafts.
As your journey continues, venture into the countryside and witness the natural beauty that South Korea has to offer. Visit picturesque landscapes, including serene lakes, lush mountains, and cascading waterfalls. Take a tranquil boat ride on a peaceful lake, such as Cheongpung Lake or Gyeongpodae, and let the breathtaking scenery captivate your senses.
Delve into the rich history of South Korea as you explore ancient temples and historic sites. Marvel at the intricate architecture of Bulguksa Temple and experience the spiritual ambiance of Seokguram Grotto. Take a step back in time as you stroll through the ancient streets of Gyeongju, known as the “Museum Without Walls,” with its countless historical treasures and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Indulge in the delectable flavors of Korean cuisine throughout your journey. Sample mouthwatering street food, such as crispy Korean fried chicken, savory bibimbap, and spicy kimchi. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a traditional Korean barbecue, where you can grill your own succulent meats and savor the unique flavors.
Finally, relax and unwind at a traditional Korean spa, where you can rejuvenate your body and soul in soothing hot springs and indulge in a variety of wellness treatments.
Throughout your 7-day tour, knowledgeable guides will accompany you, providing insights into the country’s rich culture, history, and traditions. Comfortable accommodations will ensure a restful night’s sleep, allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready for each day’s adventures.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of South Korea, a country that seamlessly blends ancient traditions with modern delights, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.
Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, you will be greeted by the warm hospitality of South Korea. After clearing customs and immigration, you will transfer to your hotel in Seoul and check-in. Take some time to rest and get settled in. Depending on your arrival time, you can explore the local area near your hotel or simply relax and prepare for the exciting days ahead.
Start your day by visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest royal palace in Seoul. Explore the grand architecture and beautiful gardens while learning about Korea's royal history. Witness the changing of the guard ceremony, a traditional ritual that takes place at the palace. Afterward, head to Bukchon Hanok Village, a neighborhood known for its traditional Korean houses, called hanoks. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys and immerse yourself in the traditional atmosphere. You can even visit some of the hanoks that have been transformed into cultural centers, museums, or tea houses. Next, visit Insadong, a vibrant neighborhood famous for its traditional crafts, tea houses, and art galleries. Browse through the shops and stalls to find unique souvenirs, traditional artworks, and enjoy a cup of Korean tea. In the evening, experience the bustling atmosphere of Myeongdong, a popular shopping district. Explore the vibrant streets filled with shops, restaurants, and street food stalls. Try some delicious Korean street food and indulge in a shopping spree at the various fashion boutiques, cosmetics shops, and souvenir stores.
Embark on a guided tour to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a unique area that separates North and South Korea. Learn about the history and division of the Korean Peninsula as you visit significant sites within the DMZ. The tour will take you to the Joint Security Area (JSA), where you can step into North Korean territory (Panmunjom) under the supervision of military personnel. Witness the tension and the symbolic division between the two countries. You will also have the opportunity to explore other notable attractions within the DMZ, such as the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, a secret underground passage built by North Korea, and the Dora Observatory, where you can catch a glimpse of North Korea.
Today, you will travel to Busan, South Korea's second-largest city. Known for its beautiful beaches, bustling markets, and vibrant culture, Busan offers a different perspective of the country. Start your exploration by visiting Haeundae Beach, one of the most famous beaches in South Korea. Enjoy the coastal scenery, walk along the promenade, and relax on the sandy shores. Next, head to Gamcheon Culture Village, a colorful hillside neighborhood known for its vibrant houses and art installations. Explore the narrow alleyways, admire the murals, and interact with local artists and residents. In the afternoon, visit Jagalchi Fish Market, one of Korea's largest seafood markets. Experience the lively atmosphere as you wander through the market stalls filled with a wide variety of fresh seafood. You can even enjoy a delicious seafood meal at one of the market's many restaurants.
Take a short domestic flight to Jeju Island, a popular tourist destination known for its natural beauty and unique attractions. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by Jeju's scenic landscapes and welcoming atmosphere. Start your exploration by visiting Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Sunrise Peak. This volcanic crater offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area and is especially breathtaking during sunrise. Hike up to the top of the peak and witness the beauty of Jeju's natural wonders. Continue your journey to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, a picturesque waterfall located in a lush forest. Enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and take in the refreshing mist of the waterfall. In the evening, visit the Jeju Folk Village Museum to learn about the island's history and culture. Explore traditional houses, artifacts, and exhibits that showcase the traditional way of life on Jeju Island.
Continue your exploration of Jeju Island by visiting Manjanggul Cave, one of the largest lava tubes in the world. Explore the underground tunnel and marvel at the unique geological formations. Learn about the volcanic activity that shaped Jeju's landscape. Afterward, spend some time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful beaches of Jeju. Whether it's Jungmun Beach or Hamdeok Beach, you can soak up the sun, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and simply unwind in the island's natural beauty. For a unique experience, consider visiting Loveland, a park dedicated to erotic sculptures. This adult-themed park showcases various art installations and sculptures that celebrate love and human relationships.
On your last day, transfer to Jeju International Airport for your flight back to Nepal. Reflect on the wonderful memories and experiences you have gained during your one-week tour of South Korea. Bid farewell to the beautiful island of Jeju and take home lasting memories of this enchanting country.