South Korea is a beautiful country, known for its pretty countryside dotted with blossom trees. The country also has a fascinating history, offering plenty of culture and heritage tours. Those interested in its history can also visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Otherwise, take a bike tour around bustling Busan, do a food tour through Seoul, or take a trip to the very romantic Nami Island.
“Maybe extending by a day or two would help - on one day we had 6 different sights to see - too many. We'd have liked more free time in Seoul and maybe in Cheongjo. It felt more than moderate! The monastery and homestay bits were excellent!”
“This guide which was provided for this tour could not speak English and his driving was horrible. We almost got in 3 or 4 accidents. The driver should be evaluated by a doctor. I.think he has the early stages of Parkinson’s syndrome
The tour given by this guide was really a waste of my money and time. I spent most of the tour asking him about what he was trying to say.
The trip started off by me trying to find my driver at the Seoul airport. He would not me like a normal driver in the arrival area. I had to hunt for him for 90 minutes. When I found him there was no offer to help me with my luggage. Very poor service
The main guide had no respect for me as a client
I would avoid using this company.
I requested a first class ticket for a train ride to Busan and they booked my ticket right next to the toilet”
“Th dmz is important part of a trip to Korea to understand. We went with our 12ys
Year old child and she found it interesting too. The tunnel I don’t recommend for taller people as you have to hunch over much of the way. But it’s evocotice experience.
My only suggestion would be to update the short film.”
With a history that dates back to the year 2,300 BC, holidays in South Korea will feature a number of ancient ruins, historical sites and a deep-rooted culture. The country’s excellent public transit system, fast-paced lifestyle, futuristic architecture and compact size also makes it easy to explore its various attractions. Plan a trip to South Korea for unique and off-the-beaten-path adventures in those remote islands, rustic hanok houses and serene villages.
Travel to Seoul to visit the royal residences of Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokung, walk along the Han River and enjoy shopping in the Myeong-dong district.
Explore the National Folk Museum in Seoul in order to understand Korean history and culture.
Take a guided tour to the Demilitarized Zone from Seoul. You will see a heavily-fortified border between North Korea and South Korea featuring bunkers, land mines, tank traps and much more.
Stop by in Gyeongju, the cultural capital of South Korea, to see many archaeological sites, temples and rock carvings. Don’t miss to visit the Gyeongju National Museum, which displays jewelry, weapons and other ancient artifacts.
Appreciate outstanding natural beauty of the Seoraksan National Park embodied through striking rock formations, dense forests and hot springs. Additionally, Seoraksan supports rich wildlife and boasts old temples.
Write down the name of your intended destination when you inquire about the directions to the locals.
Pay attention when you cross and walk along the streets in Seoul since drivers are generally aggressive.
Stay away from protests and other large gatherings.
If you travel at night, use only registered taxis and the public transport.
ATMs are ubiquitous in major cities, and not all of them accept foreign credit cards.