From (AUD)$6,995
Days14
Airfares included
Immerse yourself in the modernity and unique traditions of South Korea. Explore the innovative city of Seoul and experience a traditional Korean spa. Witness a taekwondo demonstration in Muju and drink tea with monks at Bulguksa Temple.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $120pp pre-paid
Transport — Cable Car, Coach, High-speed train, Monorail & Plane
Explore Seoul, including Samcheongdong Street, Bukchon Hanok Village and Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Bulguksa Temple.
Step into the kitchen and learn to make Korea’s national dish - the spicy-sour side dish, kimchi.
Visit the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) separating North and South Korea. Take a peek into North Korea from the Dora Observatory and stop at Dorasan Station and Freedom Bridge.

Special Experiences

Spend a full day exploring stunning Mount Seorak, visiting Sogongwon Park and travelling to Gwongumseong Fortress by cable car. The views on the way are breathtaking, as we’ll see the ruins of the fortress, the treetops of the Sogongwon area and the imposing Ulsanbawi Rock to the north.
Relax and enjoy a traditional Korean spa, a very important part of the Korean way of life. Try the unique assortment of facilities and treatments, including ‘bubble sense therapy’ and ‘sound floating’.
Learn all about Korea’s traditional martial art, taekwondo, and witness an amazing demonstration.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto this morning, where we’ll experience a traditional tea ceremony with monks. Bulguksa Temple contains seven of the National Treasures of South Korea, including two pagodas and statues of Buddha.

Itinerary South Korea in Depth

Itinerary

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Inclusions South Korea in Depth

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Urban metropolis

  • Visit a Korean Folk Village in Seoul with a natural dyeing experience.
  • Explore Samcheongdong Street and Bukchon Hanok Village. (from April 2020)
  • Explore Insadong Street and its multitude of alleys with tea shops, cafes and galleries.
  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty built in 1395.
  • Visit the iconic N Seoul Tower's observation deck for beautiful views over Seoul.

Breathtaking mountains of Seoraksan National Park

  • Visit Nami Island, famous for its tree lined roads and grassy fields.
  • Spend time exploring stunning Mt Seorak, including Sogongwon Park, and witness breathtaking views from Gwongummseong Fortress.
  • Visit Shinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest zen temple in the world.
  • Delve into the Buddhist Culture on a visit to Naksansa Temple, boasting a 1,300 year history.
  • Drive through Pyeongchang Olympic Site

Delve into the traditional Korean way of life and experience its culture

  • Stroll through a Hanok Village with its traditional 'Hanok' houses.
  • Drive to beautiful Mt Maisan and visit the Buddhist Tapsa Temple along the way.
  • Experience true Korean culture and try the unique therapies and treatments at Jinan Red Ginseng Spa.
  • Tour the new Muju Taekwondowon Centre and witness an amazing demonstration of this traditional Korean martial art.
  • Visit the Haeinsa Temple on Mt. Gayasan, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures.
  • Enjoy a tea ceremony with monks at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto.

Discover the diversity of Busan

  • Visit the famous Kukje Market, steeped in history and established in 1950.
  • Wander through the Jahalchi Fish Market, South Korea's biggest fish market.
  • Explore scenic Igidae Park and the Oryukdo Skywalk - a glass bridge stretching out over the ocean.
  • Pay tribute to the UN soldiers and aids killed during the Korean War 1950-1953, during a sobering stop at the UN Memorial Cemetery.
  • Travel to Seoul from Busan via bullet train.

Korean cuisine, clothing and arts

  • Learn the art of making Kimchi, Korea's national dish, and try on a hanbok (traditional Korean dress).
  • Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show and popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.

Peer into North Korea

  • Visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, including Freedom Bridge, Dora Observatory and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South Korea. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour (if using group tour flights)
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • High-speed train from Busan to Seoul
  • Tipping Made Easy, $120pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 11 nights in 4-5 star hotels

Meals

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  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based national guide

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Asia click here

Accommodation South Korea in Depth

Accommodation

Fraser Place Central

South Korea flag Seoul

Fraser Place Central Seoul is the ideal retreat within the bustling city of Seoul. The hotel restaurant, Union Square, offers the finest fusion cuisine with the option of an indoor or al fresco dining all day. The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool, jet pool and a fitness club with steam and dry sauna facilities that offers hot and cold baths.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge; safe deposit box; indoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Lotte Resort

South Korea flag Sokcho

With amazing views overlooking the sea, Lotte Resort Sokcho offers an experience like no other. Features of the hotel include a water park, infinity pool and fitness centre, as well as essential western amenities in the rooms. There are several dining options, including the popular cocktail bar, Rooftop 9. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; tea & coffee making facilities; minibar; swimming pool; fitness centre

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Ramada Jeonju

South Korea flag Jeonju

Located in the heart of downtown Jeonju, the Ramada is close to various tourist attractions such as Jeonju City Hall, the Hanok Living Experience Centre and Pungnammun Gate. The property features a health club, convenience store, restaurant and laundry facilities. Guest rooms are ultra modern and well-appointed.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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Hotel Tirol

South Korea flag Muju

This resort is surrounded by the breathtaking view of Mt Deogyusan National Park. With a distinct Austrian feel, it is often referred to as the ‘Little Alps’ in Korea. Rooms evoke the feelings of a natural forest.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Hilton Hotel

South Korea flag Gyeongju

Discover this ancient city with a stay at the Art Deco Hilton Gyeongju hotel, located on the edge of Lake Bomun and surrounded by beautiful parks, countryside and majestic mountains. Relax on your balcony and wake up to stunning mountain or lake views. Dine on a fantastic array of international cuisine at one of the six internationally-styled restaurants and bars. Taste the hidden subtleties of fine Japanese cuisine at Genji, or opt for Cantonese food at Silkroad. Start the day with a breakfast buffet from Lakeside Café, and relax with drinks in the stunning terrace setting of Stars lounge and karaoke bar.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box (at reception); indoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Ramada Encore

South Korea flag Haeundae

The Ramada Encore is a welcoming hotel and is located in close proximity to the beach. It's near the train station and is just an easy walking distance to nearby restaurants. 

Facilities: air-conditioning, free wifi; mini bar; safety deposit box; tea and coffee making facilities

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Information South Korea in Depth

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices South Korea in Depth

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
17 Mar 21
30 Mar 21
$6,995
Available
22 Mar 21
04 Apr 21
$6,995
Available
25 Mar 21
07 Apr 21
$6,995
Available
29 Mar 21
11 Apr 21
$6,995
Available

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $120pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $225
Single Supplement
From $2,050
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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