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  • Visit the Tomb of King Muryeong & Gongsanseong Fortress
  • Discover Buyeo, an ancient capital of the Baekje Dynasty
  • See local life at South Korea's largest seafood market
  • Go see the beautiful nature of Mt. Seorak National Park
The South Korea Circle Adventure 5D/4N tour starts and ends in Seoul. The South Korea Circle Adventure 5D/4N is an Explorer tour that takes 5 days taking you through Seoul, South Korea and other destinations in South Korea.

Discover the highlights of South Korea as you circle the country to discover ancient history, rich culture, and stunning natural sceneries. This tour will give you the best overview of a history rich country with a trip to the Tomb of King Muryeong dating back to 501, the Jinjuseong Fortress known from the Japanese siege of 1592 , Seokguram Grotto and many other.

Enjoy some South Korean tea at the Boseong Green Tea Plantation and the views of the Chiaksan Mountains and the Seom River. We also pass the Mt. Seorak National Park which is one of the 669 Biosphere Preservation Districts in the world designated by UNESCO.
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On Day 1 see Gongju, Buyeo, and the traditional village of Jeonju. On Day 2 visit Gwangju and the Suncheon Bay Garden before going to Yeosu. On Day 3 go to the Jinjuseong Fortress and transfer to Busan & Gyeongju. On Day 4 take a city tour, visit the Andong Hahoe Folk Village, and transfer to Wonju. On Day 5 visit the Mt. Seorak National Park before your transfer to Seoul.  
Today you’ll meet your guide at 8am at a predetermined meeting point near Gwanghwamun Intersection. Depart from Seoul to drive around 1.5 hours to Gongju, where you will visit UNESCO-listed Tomb of King Muryeong and the Gongsanseong Fortress. Next, we’ll continue another 1.5 hours to Buyeo, an ancient capital of the Baekje Dynasty. Visit Baekje Cultural Land, where you will see a palace, castle, cultural hall, and more. Stop by “Nakhwaam Cliff Observatory” where 3,000 court ladies of Baekje plunged into the river to avoid being captured and dishonoured when the enemy breached the castle on the last day of the Kingdom. Next, we’ll continue another hour to UNESCO-listed Jeonju Hanok Village, including about 700 traditional Korean “Hanok” houses. Overnight in Jeonju.
Today, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel, we’ll transfer 1 hour and 20 minutes to Gwangju, the leading city of the Honam region and birthplace of the modern democratic movement in Korea. You'll also be able to pay a visit to the May 18th National Cemetery. Afterwards, we'll travel 1 hour to Suncheon, where you'll get to visit the Suncheon Bay Garden (extra $10 USD). You'll end your day in Yeosu, a port city, with a look around the historic site of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin's path before checking in to our hotel. 
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, head out to discover the Jinjuseong Fortress and the Nongae Shrine, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. We’ll continue 1.5 hours to the seaside city of Busan. Discover the city on an afternoon tour that visits the Jagalchi Market, Korea's largest seafood market, and then Haeundae Beach to soak up the sun. Finally, travel to Gyeongju for overnight.
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll embark on a Gyeongju City Tour at 8:00 am. See the Unesco World Heritage Seokguram Grotto ($5 entrance fee not included) and the Bulguksa Temple, world-famous for its stunning architecture. Next we’ll drive about 2.5 hours to Andong Hahoe Folk Village, preserved since the Joseon Dynasty and continuing to thrive to this day. Next we’ll continue 2 hours to Wonju, surrounded by the stunning Chiaksan Mountains and the Seom River. This city was the capital of Gangwon Province for 500 years during the Joseon Dynasty, and it maintains rich traditions and fascinating cultural relics. Overnight in Wonju.
After breakfast, we’ll transfer 1.5 hours to Pyeongchang, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Then we’ll continue another hour to Mt. Seorak National Park, where 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. Finally, we’ll transfer 4 hours back to Seoul, arriving around 6pm. Happy trails!
what’s included
4 Nights Accommodation in a Mix of 3/4/5 Hotels
  • 1N Jeonju
  • 1N Yeosu
  • 1N Gyeongju
  • 1N Wonju
Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts
Others
  • Van/Coach Transfers Between Destinations
  • Included Activities as per Itinerary
  • EnglishSpeaking Guide Throughout Trip
what’s excluded
  • Airport Transfers
  • Optional Activities
  • Other Meals/Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Tour Leader
  • Travel Insurance
Tour details
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Seoul, South Korea/ Seoul, South Korea
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A deposit of 263 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 20 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The South Korea Circle Adventure 5D/4N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this South Korea Circle Adventure 5D/4N 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this South Korea Circle Adventure 5D/4N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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