HISTORICAL-
  CULTURAL TOURS
COMBINED KOREA-JAPAN
  TOUR, Korean Portion
SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS
COMBINED HISTORICAL-
  CULTURAL / MOUNTAIN
  TREKKING TOURS
MOUNTAIN TREKKING TOURS
JEJUDO ISLAND, MT.
  HALLASAN TREKKING(1,950m)
  - 10 hours Trekking
COMBINED HISTORICAL-
  CULTURAL /FESTIVAL TOURS
ROOTS DISCOVERY TOURS
JAPAN EXTENSION
CHINA EXTENSION
HONGKONG EXTENSION
 
   
  
 
 
  Seoul / Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon / Korean Folk Village / Mt. Bukhansan
 
  5 Days / 4 Nights
 
 



Day 1 ― Arrive in Seoul
Arrive in Seoul at Incheon International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. After check-in the balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Seoul. Accommodations at Hotel.

Day 2 ― Seoul
A full day tour of Metropolitan city of Seoul, where old meets new in modern Korea. Established by the founder of Joseon Dynasty in 1392, the capital of the Republic of Korea has a population of more than 12,000,000 people. Seoul is a city of incredible contrasts which, despite its immense size, make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics. The tour includes Gyeongbokgung Palace (Palace of Shining Happiness) - the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty - passing by Blue House (Presidential Residence);National Folk Museum of Korea - the collections display complete items from every region of Korea which illustrate all aspects of traditional life;Namdaemun (South Gate) Market - one of the oldest and largest markets in Korea, with colorful and bustling spots for bargain shoppers;Changdeokgung Palace (Palace of illustrious Virtue) - constructed in 1405, and is now the best preserved of Seoul's five palaces of the Joseon Dynasty;Biwon (Secret Garden) - behind Changdeok Palace (illustrious Virtue) are tranquil gardens of unequalled beauty and woodland originally constructed for the recreational area for the royal family and palace women;Insadong Antique District - called "Mary's Alley" by foreigners, Korea's art and antique district reminds many visitors of a street museum. One hundred-odd antique shops, old bookstores, and art galleries are concentrated in this area;Jogyesa Temple - it is the headquarters of the Jogye sect of Korean Buddhism, and the regional office of the World Fellowship of Buddhism;and N Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan for a bird's-eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. Overnight in Seoul.
Accommodations at Hotel.

Day 3 ― Seoul / Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon / Korean Folk Village / Seoul
This morning travel to Suwon walled city, where was planned as capital city of Joseon Dynasty in the 18th century with the intention of moving the national capital from Seoul to Suwon and Hwaseong fortress wall was constructed. Enjoy tour of Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon-over 5 km in length, the fortress wall averages 9 m high and its bulwark of stone and brick is considered the masterpiece of Korean fortress construction. The fortress wall was designated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. Afterwards visit the Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul to see a superb and truly authentic display of Korean history including folk traditions, legends, and the lifestyles of the nobility, the 14th-20th centuries, Korea. Return to Seoul. The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Seoul.
Accommodations at Hotel.

Day 4 ― Mt. Bukhansan (836m) - 7 hours Trekking

 
 

A full-day hiking of Mt. Bukhansan. Mt. Bukhansan is situated in the northern part of Seoul. Designated as a national park in 1983, the mountain is 78.45 km wide, has 6 districts and extends out into Gyeonggi-do Province. The name Bukhansan means "big mountain" in the north, and it is also called Mt. Samgaksan. Mt. Bukhansan has such smooth curves that the large granite rocks sometimes look as if they would slide down the mountain, and the sharp peaks provide contrast to the dozens of valleys and rivers flowing below. The mountain's main peak is Baekunbong, and it has many different kinds of peaks. The granite peaks blend

in well with trees, and there are about 1,300 kinds of animal and plant life living on the mountain. Among the granite peaks, the best one is Insubong Peak. The world famous granite rock peak Insubong is over 200m above sea level, and there are about 100 mountain paths leading to the rock. When you stand on Baekundae Plateau, you can look down Seoul and the Hangang River. The mountain is truly patronized by Seoul citizens for hiking throughout the year. Lunch is on your own (You can prepare a carrying lunch such as sandwich, etc. at bakery in advance).Overnight in Seoul. Accommodations at Hotel.

Day 5 ― Seoul / Depart Korea
Transfer to Incheon International Airport for departure.