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Aju Incentive Tour

Travel name : All Around Korea

Theme : Korea Highlights

Travel period: 12 Days

Travel route : Seoul-Damyang-Hwaeomsa-Suncheon-Geoje-Busan-Gyeongju-Andong-Sokcho-DMZ

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Seoul

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
  • If time permits it would be nice to do a bit of tomorrows sightseeing today. It depends on arrival time. 
  • Dinner at local restaurant – included
  • Hotel in Seoul

Day 2: Seoul

  • Full day city tour by metro to:
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace (N/A on Tuesdays)
  • Folklore Museum
  • Lunch at local restaurant – included
  • Walk through Bukchon Hanok Village (N/A on Sundays)
  • Free time around Insadong antique streets.
  • Enjoy a Korean BBQ dinner and be introduced to the locals dinning culture. A complimentary drink (1) of SOMEK: Korean Soju & Beer would be offered.
  • Hotel in Seoul

Day 3: Seoul

  • Full day city tour by metro to:
  • Jongmyo Shrine (N/A on Tuesdays)
  • Changdeok Palace (N/A on Mondays)
  • Food Tour at Gwangjang Market. Visit the traditional market for a lunch of selected samples of Korean traditional street food. 
  • Walk along the renovated part of canal Cheonggyecheon
  • Neonlights at Myeong-Dong or similar place after dark
  • Dinner not included
  • Hotel in Seoul

Day 4: Seoul – Damyang – Hwaeomsa Temple

  • Leave Seoul by bus:
  • Visit Sosaewon (Traditional Garden), Slow City “Changpyeong Samjinae Village”, Juknokwon (Bamboo Forest) and drive through the Metasequoia-lined Road in Damyang.
  • Lunch at local restaurant included (Bamboo rice and Korean grilled short rib patties)
  • Visit Hwaeomsa Temple, a 1,700 years old temple in Jirisan National Park.
  • Temple Stay Free-style program from 16:00.
  • (includes evening ceremony and tea time)
  • Separate room for men and women.
  • Dinner at temple included.

Day 5: Hwaeomsa Temple – Naganeupseong Folk Village – Suncheon

  • Temple stay program finishes at 12:00 ~ 13:00 (morning ceremony and temple breakfast)
  • Lunch at temple included.
  • Continue by bus:
  • Visit Naganeupseong Folk Village
  • Continue to Suncheon Bay
  • Walking tour in the wetlands looking for birds.
  • Dinner on their own – not included.
  • Hotel in Suncheon

Day 6: Suncheon – Geoje – Busan

  • Continue by bus:
  • Enjoy a drive via the coastal line.
  • Visit Windy Hill and Sinseondae Observatory in Geoje Island
  • Lunch at local restaurant – included
  • Drive through the Geoga Bridge, an 8.2 kilometers bridge-tunnel connecting Geoje and Busan.
  • Visit the UN Cemetery in Busan
  • Dinner on their own – not included.
  • Hotel in Busan

Day 7: Busan – Gyeongju

  • City tour starting at 10am:
  • Haeundae Beach and Nurimaru APEC House
  • Lunch at local restaurant – included
  • Jagalchi Market and BIFF Plaza
  • Leave Busan and Transfer to Gyeongju
  • Optional: Biking around the Bomun lake OR
  • Dinner on their own – not included.
  • Hotel in Gyeongju

Day 8: Gyeongju

  • Tour of Gyeongju including visits to:
  • Bulguksa Temple (incl. Dabotap and Seokgatap pagodas and Cheongun-gyo Bridge)
  • Hiking trail  (1,5hr) to Seokguram Grotto and Bonjon Statue (Buddha)
  • Lunch at local restaurant – included
  • Tumuli Park tombs
  • Cheomseongdae observatory
  • Gyeongju National Museum
  • If time permits, visit Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Former name: Anapji Pond)
  • Dinner – not included
  • Hotel in Gyeongju

Day 9: Gyeongju – Andong

  • Leave Gyeongju by bus towards Andong:
  • Visit Haeinsa Temple in Gaya National Park
  • Lunch at local restaurant – included
  • Visit Hahoe village
  • Visit Dosan Seowon near Andong
  • Dinner – not included
  • Hotel in Andong

Day 10: Andong – Seoraksan National Park

  • Drive by bus to Seoraksan Natonal Park
  • Lunch at local restaurant – included
  • Upon arrival at Seoraksan National Park,
  • Walking tour in the national park to view rock formations, waterfalls and nice views
  • If some people do not want to walk they should have the option to take the cable car to Gwongeumseong Fortress (Cable car cost not included.)
  • Dinner – not included
  • Hotel in Seoraksan National Park

Day 11: Seoraksan – DMZ – Seoul

  • Drive by bus to DMZ
  • Visit the DMZ sites including 2nd tunnel
  • Lunch at local restaurant – not included
  • Continue to Seoul
  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant
  • Hotel in Seoul

Day 12: Departure

  • Check-out after breakfast
  • Transfer to the airport