World Heritage Sites, 14 days

Day 1     SEOUL
On arrival at Incheon airport, transfer (without guide) and check-in at hotel. Note: Rooms are available from 2pm.
Overnight in Seoul.

Day 2     SEOUL – SUWON 47 Km (29 Miles)                      (B/L)
After breakfast, spend a full day exploring the South Korean capital. Visit Changdeokgung palace (closed on Mondays), second royal residence in the city declared a World Heritage Site by UNECO. Walk through Biwon known as the "Secret Garden" once a relaxing place for Kings, with great and venerable trees, decorated with pavilions overlooking a square lotus pond and a library. Lunch is at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Jongmyo Royal sanctuary, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. In the heart of its forest, old wooden shelves house the spirits of the Kings and Queens of Choson (Joseon) dynasty, as well as some dignitaries. Late in the afternoon transfer to Suwon and check-in at hotel.
Overnight in Suwon.

Day 3     SUWON – SONGNISAN  168 Km (104 Miles)             (B/L)
After breakfast, visit Hwaseong fortress, one of the largest military structures in the country, built during Choson (Joseon) dynasty and today listed a World Heritage by UNESCO. Then visit the folk village recreating daily life in Korea during the Choson (Joseon) dynasty. Lunch is at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, drive towards Songnisan national park dominated by Mount Songni and surrounded by Hawayang, Seonyu and Sangok valleys. Check-in at hotel followed by a walk with the local guide in the surroundings.
Overnight in Songnisan Park.

Day 4     SONGNISAN – GWANGJU 261 Km (162 Miles)           (B/L)
After breakfast, visit Beopju temple built in the 6th century with an impressive 33m high statue of Buddha in bronze, a wooden pagoda at 5 levels and a huge steel pot once used to feed up to 3,000 monks. Vegetarian lunch is served at the temple. In the afternoon drive towards Gwangju located west of the Korean peninsula. On arrival, tour in this modern city which has kept its artistic spirit and has in the past played an important role in the establishment of democracy and human rights in South Korea.
Overnight in Gwangju.

Day 5      GWANGJU – GOCHANG – GUWANGJU  87 Km (54 Miles)                 (B/D)
After breakfast, full day excursion in the Korean countryside. Visit the small town of Damyang for a walk through Soswaewon garden, a typical Korean garden built in the sixteenth century during the Choson (Joseon) dynasty, a moment of peace and quiet in the heart of a forest of bamboo. Later, visit the bamboo Craft Museum with a collection of items more or less antique. In the afternoon, drive to Gochang and visit Moyang fortress overlooking Moyang village since the sixteenth century. Surrounded by a long wall, surroundings around the town are scattered with thousands of prehistoric dolmens and tombs listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2000. In the evening, dinner tasting the cuisine of the city considered as one of the finest in the country.
Overnight in Gwangju.

Day 6      GWANGJU – BOSEONG – GWANGJU  123 Km (76 Miles)                (B/L)
After breakfast, depart by a nice road along green tea and cedar fields to reach Daehan Dawon’s tea plantation in Boesong, specialized in green tea production from mountain valleys in the south of Boseong. On the way, stop to visit Hwasun the second prehistorically site of the region also listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2000. Lunch is at a local restaurant. The afternoon is dedicated to discover Jogyesan Provincial Park including a visit to one of the three jewels of Korean Buddhism: Temple Songwang. Since the ninth century, this temple has trained many Zen masters renown throughout the country. Return to hotel late afternoon.
Overnight in Gwangju.

Day 7     GWANGJU / JEJU                    (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to Gwangju airport for the flight to Jeju. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Excursion in the afternoon in Andok valley, reputed as the most beautiful on the island, a short walk through this landscape surrounded by cliffs and camellias. Finally visit one of the four tea plantation followed by a tasting. Check-in at hotel late afternoon.
Overnight in Jeju.

Day 8     JEJU ISLAND              (B/L)
After breakfast, full day exploration of the island listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2007. Starting at Jeongbang waterfall, the only in Asia falling directly into the ocean. A long staircase leads to the waterfall under the cover of subtropical trees. Later, continue to Seongup village, an area of ​​cultural preservation and opportunity to discover the old and traditional way of life along with many old houses. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Finally, route to Sungsan peak, a land created by a volcanic eruption about 100,000 years ago whose crater measures about 600m in diameter and 90m in height. The day ends by majestic views from the crater.
Overnight in Jeju.

Day 9     JEJU / ULSAN – GYEONGJU   50 Km (31 Miles)             (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport by the “Mysterious road”, so named because of a surprising optical illusion...Stop on the way at Yongduam rock before arriving at airport. Flight to Ulsan. Upon arrival, drive to Gyeongju, spiritual and cultural capital of Korea. Lunch is at a local restaurant upon arrival and followed by a city ​​tour of the nicknamed "museum without walls." This ancient capital of the Shilla kingdom was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. In the afternoon, stop at Anapji Lake, heart of an old garden built in the seventh century before a stroll along Bomun artificial lake. Check-in at hotel and time is at leisure.
Overnight in Gyeongju.

Day 10     GYEONGJU            
     (B/L)
After breakfast, the full day is dedicated to visit Gyeongju. Visit Bulkug temple, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Its paintings on wood and architecture make it one of the ancient Shilla kingdom’s treasures. Later, continue to visit Seokguram Cave (UNESCO). Fitted in the eighth century on the slopes of Mount Toham, the cave contains a monumental statue of Buddha looking at the sea. The sanctuary is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East. Lunch is at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, walk through Tumuli Park dotted with 23 tombs of sovereign of the Shilla’s kingdom and their families, and visit the grave of the "Heavenly Horse". During archaeological excavations many treasures have been discovered and are now on display at the city National Museum. Continue by visiting Noseo-dong tombs before one last stop at the oldest Far Est observatory, Cheomseongdae tower built in 634. Here royal astronomers studied the movements of the stars and predicting eclipses of the sun and moon.
Overnight in Gyeongju.


Day 11     GYEONGJU – GAYA NATIONAL PARK – DAEGU  193 Km (120 Miles)        (B/L)
After breakfast morning drive to Gaya national park. Vegetarian lunch will be served upon arrival. In the afternoon, visit Haeinsa Temple located in Gaya National Park. This temple built in 802 by two monks is listed today World Heritage by UNESCO. It protects the Tripitaka Koreana, 80000 printing plates containing Buddhist scriptures, 15 national treasures and some 200 private treasures. Later, transfer and check-in at hotel in Daegu. Stopover in Daegu.

Day 12     DAEGU – ANDONG  95 Km (59 Miles)           (B/L)
After breakfast, drive to Andong, one of the last living remain of ancient Korea, the birthplace of Confucianism and dance masks. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way. Upon arrival, explore the city built nearly 2,000 years ago, the one that was named Gochang until 930 subsequently became a major Confucianism centre and soon influenced the political life of the entire region. Stroll through Andong Hahoe traditional village, listed World Heritage by UNESCO; and visit masks museum.
Overnight in Andong.

Day 13     ANDONG – SEOUL   248 Km (154 Miles)        (B/L)
After breakfast, continue to visit Andong with Dosan Confucian Academy, a masterpiece of Korean Confucian architecture built in 1574 by Yi Hwang’s disciples, 4 years after their master death. Later, visit Bonggeong temple, the oldest wooden construction in South Korea. Lunch is at a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive back to the capital and check-in at hotel.
Overnight in Seoul.

Day 14     SEOUL                  (B)
After breakfast, the day is at leisure in Seoul. Note: Rooms shall be released by 12pm (noon). Depending on the flight schedule, transfer (without guide) to the airport for the departure flight.
End of our services.

INCLUSIONS
Accommodation in a shared double or twin room at selected hotel
Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle as per program
English speaking guide except during time at leisure or if mentioned otherwise in the program
Entry fees for all sightseeing tours as mentioned in the program
Meals as mentioned in the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch or (D) for dinner
Government taxes currently in force (V.A.T.)

EXCLUSIONS
Visa for South Korea
International flights and airport taxes
Domestic flights Gwangju / Jeju - Jeju / Ulsan and airports taxes
Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned

 

Departure date
E.g., 17 Oct 2017
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Monday, May 1, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
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