Exploring South Korea

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-55 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-38444
  • 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
  • Visit the Demilitarized Zone
  • Take a Taekwondo class and a K-pop dance class
  • Enjoy the great views of Seoul from Namsan Mountain
  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Explore Seoraksan National Park
  • Take a cycling tour of Gyeongju
  • Explore Chunmachong Ancient Tombs
  • Overnight stay at Golgulsa Temple
  • Visit Hadong Yonggungsa Temple
  • Hike to the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong
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Starting in Seoul and ending in Jeju, the "Exploring South Korea" trip is a guided explorer tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Jeju, Busan and Sokcho in South Korea. "Exploring South Korea" is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This 12-day South Korea adventure introduces you to the vast array of what the country has to offer such as its rich history, culture, cuisine, and natural beauty - from bustling, neon-lit metropolises to rolling countryside hills, long sandy beaches to temples in the mountains, and even a visit to the historic Demilitarized Zone.
Accommodation is in a mix of simple, friendly hostels, bath houses and and overnight temple stay. This is an active, adventurous tour aimed at younger travellers (max age 55).
  • Day 1: Seoul. Kaekwondo Class, Cable Car up Namsan Mountain
  • Day 2: Korean Demilitarized Zone, K-Pop dance class
  • Day 3: Geongbokgung Palace, free time
  • Day 4: Seoraksan National Park & Sokcho
  • Day 5: To Gyeongju, cycling tour
  • Day 6: Exploring Gyeongju. Golgulsa Temple stay
  • Day 7: Bullet train to Busan, Gamcheon VIllage, Songdo Beach
  • Day 8: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Free time in Busan. Jjimjibang option
  • Day 9: Free day in Busan. Fly to Jeju
  • Day 10: Jeju Island, Jjeongbang waterfall, Sunrise Peak hike
  • Day 11: Jeju Yacht trip, BBQ dinner
  • Day 12: Jeju Island
  • Accommodation (including hostels, hotels and temples)
  • Simple breakfasts in the Seoul hostel
  • Golgulsa Temple: simple Buddhist dinner & breakfast
  • Jeju Island: BBQ dinner
  • Transport, including all internal bus and ttrain tickets
  • Domestic flight from Busan to Jeju Island
  • English speaking tour leaders
  • Seoul - Take a Taekwondo class and a cable car up Namsan Mountain. Visit the Demilitarized Zone, take a K-Pop dance class, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Sokcho - Seoroksan National Park, Sokcho town, traditional liquor tasting
  • Gyeongju - Cycling tour of Gyeongju, Chunmachong ancient tombs. Meditation and chanting services, traditional arts performance and sunmodo lesson at Golgulsa temple.
  • Busan - visit Gamcheon Village, take Songdo Beach Marine cable car, visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
  • Jeju - Hike to the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong, take a sailing yacht trip, and a trek on the Jeju Olle Trail.
  • All local taxes and charges
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and personal expenses (eg. laundry)
  • Baseball Match
  • Pub Crawl
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Exploring South Korea 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.


For any tour departures within 21 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 August 2024, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Exploring 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 Exploring 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be recommended to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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