Essential South Korea and Jeju - 12 days

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-80 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-41798
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Seoul, South Korea
  • Ends Jeju, South Korea
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Seoul - Explore South Korea's enigmatic capital to see the changing of the guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace and the iconic Blue House
  • DMZ - Peek into the reclusive state of North Korea, explore the Third Tunnel of Aggression and meet a North Korean defector
  • Jjimjilbang - Opt to spend an afternoon at a traditional Korean bath house in Busan, where you can relax in the sauna or an onsen hot bath
  • Seoraksan National Park - Hike to Ulsanbawi Rock and visit the North Korean refugee village of Abai by cable pulley boat
  • Gyeongju - Take a bicycle tour to highlights of the city including the Cheonmachong Ancient Tombs and Gyerim Forest
  • Golgulsa Temple - Stay at a traditional Buddhist temple in Gyeongju where you can practice martial arts, meditate and enjoy tea with a Buddhist monk
  • Busan - Visit the 14th century Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and enjoy free time to hit the beach or indulge in the city's thriving nightlife
  • Jeju - Admire cascading Jeongbang Waterfall and hike to Sunrise Peak, a cylindrical hill that is Jeju's most famous landmark
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The tour "Essential South Korea And Jeju - 12 Days" starts from Seoul and ends in Jeju. It is a city sightseeing tour that takes 12 days taking you through Gyeongju, Sokcho and Seoul in South Korea. "Essential South Korea And Jeju - 12 Days" is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: Take in the highlights of South Korea on this 12-day group tour which starts in Seoul and ends on Jeju island. Meet a North Korean defector at the Demilitarized Zone, see the Blue House and Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul and explore South Korea's second city, Busan. Discover Seoraksan National Park, stay at a traditional Buddhist temple and end your trip with a hike to Sunrise Peak and a beach BBQ on Jeju island.
  • Day: 1 Seoul
  • Day: 2 Exploring the DMZ
  • Day: 3 Seoul
  • Day: 4 Mount Seoraksan National Park
  • Day: 5 Gyeongju
  • Day: 6 Gyeongju
  • Day: 7 Busan
  • Day: 8 Busan sightseeing
  • Day: 9 Busan
  • Day: 10 Jeju Island
  • Day: 11 Jeju Island
  • Day: 12 Jeju Island
  • 9 nights in hostels and dorm accommodation
  • 2 breakfast & 2 dinners including a farewell Jeju Black Pork BBQ dinner
  • Local English speaking licensed tour guides for scheduled sightseeing
  • 1 night at Golgulsa Temple in Gyeongju
  • One way domestic flight from Busan to Jeju (flight luggage allowance - 15kg checked-in and 10kg hand luggage)
  • Unescorted travel between cities on buses, trains and ferries
  • DMZ excursion and meeting with a North Korean defector
  • Visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul
  • Cycling tour of Gyeongju
  • Visit to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
  • Hike to Sunrise Peak and yacht sailing tour on Jeju
  • Day trek along the Jeju Olle Trail
  • International flights and visas
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Optional activities
  • Airport transfers
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential South Korea and Jeju - 12 days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 August 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential South Korea and Jeju - 12 days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Essential South Korea and Jeju - 12 days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.


Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days before the departure date.
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