South Korea Highlights

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Seoul, South Korea
  • Ends Seoul, South Korea
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  • Spend a fascinating day exploring the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on a guided tour. This strange stretch of land has been the place of much tension and political pressure ever since the Korean War.
  • Take a street food tour of the renowned Gwangjang markets in Seoul feasting on bitesized delights and indulge in an allyoucaneat Korean barbecue experience with your small group.
  • On your day trip to seaside Sokcho, discover the island village of Abai, which is home to hundreds of North Korean refugees having settled during the War.
  • Spend a night in a traditional Hanok house in the Andong Hahoe folk village, walking past the traditional homes to imagine the country in its past life.
The South Korea Highlights tour starts and ends in Seoul. It is an explorer tour that takes 10 days taking you through Suncheon, Sokcho and Seoul in South Korea. South Korea Highlights is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

A hotbed of natural wonder, delectable cuisine and significant political and military history, South Korea is proving itself as a destination not to be brushed aside. Discover this fascinating, animated and tech-savvy country on a ten-day exploration of the hot spots. Take a tour of Korea’s Demilitarised Zone, eat ‘til you drop at an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant, spend a night in a traditional Hanok house and discover the ecological delights of Suncheon’s wetlands. Leave your misconceptions behind and embrace a highlights adventure of an oft-forgotten Asian nation.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Amber's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Amber
  • From USA
  • On Dec 26 2018
Adel's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Adel
  • From USA
  • On Apr 05 2019
“I really enjoyed this tour, it gives a very good overview of the country, culture, National Parks, everyday life, etc. We used a minibus​ all the way through and it worked very well. The local tour leader was outstanding.”
Katie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Katie
  • From USA
  • On Oct 28 2019
“Had a very good tour. Perfect booking experience. And perfect tour execution. Really all I could have hoped for. The itinerary was neither too rushed nor to loose. Great way to explore Europe and nice to have a guide showing the way.”
  • Day 1: Seoul
  • Day 2: Seoul
  • Day 3: Gangneung
  • Day 4: Sokcho/Gangneung
  • Day 5: Seoul/DMZ
  • Day 6: Andong Hahoe Folk Village
  • Day 7: Suncheon
  • Day 8: Suncheon
  • Day 9: Seoul
  • Day 10: Seoul
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Hotel (6nts), Holiday House (2nts), Hanok (1nt)
  • 4 Breakfast, 2 Dinner
  • Private Vehicle , Train , Public Bus , Metro , Taxi
Included Activities
  • Seoul - Gwangjang market
  • Seoul - Naksan night view over the city
  • Seoul - Samsung D'Light Technology Complex
  • Seoul - Jamsil Olympic Park
  • Seoul - Gyeongbukgung Palace
  • Seoul - North Village
  • Gangneung - Ojukheon Village
  • Gangneung - Gyeongpo Lake
  • Sokcho - Island village of Abai
  • Sokcho - Daepo Fish market
  • Sokcho - Seoraksan Mountain
  • Seoul - Demilitarized Zone (DMZ/South Korea)
  • Andong - Andong folk village
  • Andong - confucianist school and temple visit
  • Suncheon - Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve
  • Suncheon - Open film set
  • Suncheon - Suncheon Bay National Garden
  • Suncheon - Nagan Fortress Village
  • Any international flights to/from Seoul are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this South Korea Highlights tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Korea Highlights tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.


A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 22 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

South Korea Highlights 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.


For this South Korea Highlights 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.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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