Discover South Korea

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4 Based on 19 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7520
  • 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 Seoul, South Korea
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Learn about ancient and modern history in Seoul
  • Spend a night and join ceremonies at the Unesco-listed Haeinsa Temple
  • Visit Panmunjom and the DMZ to learn how Korea was divided
  • Discover the bustling, colourful markets of Busan
  • Be captivated by the culinary delights of South Korea
The "Discover South Korea" tour starts and ends in Seoul. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 12 days taking you through Hahoe Folk Village, Andong, Gangneung, Busan and 4 other destinations in South Korea. "Discover South Korea" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

South Korea has long been overshadowed by neighbouring Japan. But it’s a dynamic country, steeped in culture, tradition and history, with vibrant cities, rich landscapes, friendly local people and staggering nature. Join this trip to immerse yourself in the contemporary culture of bustling Seoul, meditate and spend the night in an ancient temple, discover the beauty of Seoraksan National Park and explore the colourful markets of Busan. This, combined with the chance to taste some of the most underrated cuisine in the world, makes a trip to South Korea unforgettable.
  • Day 1: Start Seoul
  • Day 2: Full-day Seoul walking tour including Insadong artisan area, Jogyesa Temple and Gyeongbokkung Palace
  • Day 3: Visit Panmunjom to learn how Korea was divided
  • Day 4: Transfer to Gangneung; afternoon Korean cooking demonstration
  • Day 5: Enjoy an easy walk in Seoraksan National Park
  • Day 6: Transfer to Andong; visit the Andong Hahoe Folk Museum
  • Day 7: Transfer to Gyeongju; visit Tumuli Park and Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia
  • Day 8: Full-day sightseeing, including Seokguram Grotto, Bulguksa Temple and Anapji Pond
  • Day 9: Transfer to Haeinsa Temple; explore the grounds, eat a traditional vegetarian meal and take part in a Buddhist ceremony
  • Day 10: Early morning ceremony and meditation; transfer to Busan; city tour including local markets
  • Day 11: Bullet train to Seoul; transfer to hotel. Free afternoon
  • Day 12: End Seoul
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Free group arrival and departure transfers available
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request and subject to availability)
  • Visas or vaccinations
4 - Very Good
Based on 19 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 03 2024
5 - Excellent
Amazing trip
This trip is filled with history about South and North Korea, great accommodation included throughout, and the best part was the tour guide. She knows so much and makes this trip what it is, brilliant.
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 29 2024
5 - Excellent
Wonderful trip to South Korea
Trip of a lifetime to a fascinating country. We were toured thoughtfully through large cities, historic sites and gorgeous natural locations throughout Korea.
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 13 2024
5 - Excellent
Lovely country and great tour
I really enjoyed my visit to South Korea, and the tour covered everything that I wanted to see.
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 12 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent tour and guide
A fantastic trip expertly lead by Michelle Kim
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover South Korea tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 17 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover South Korea 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 Discover South Korea 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.

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