From (AUD)$6,995
Days13
Airfares included
Witness a country that is one of the most high-tech and industrialised in the world, yet extremely passionate about its history and culture. Immerse yourself in the modernity and unique traditions of South Korea as you explore the innovative city of Seoul, experience a traditional Korean spa, taste delicious authentic cuisine, and drink tea with monks at Bulguksa Temple.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $90pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Coach, High-speed train & Monorail
No Hidden Extras

Explore Seoul, including Samcheongdong Street, Bukchon Hanok Village and Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Bulguksa Temple in Busan.

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.

Step back in time during a tour of the Jeonju Hanok Village, made up of over 800 traditional Korean Hanok houses that are known for their beautiful carved roofs. 

Special Experiences

Learn all about Korea’s fascinating cuisine at a kimchi making experience, South Korea’s staple side dish made from fermented vegetables.
Enjoy a traditional spa experience and try the unique array of facilities and treatments, including ‘bubble sense therapy’ and ‘sound floating’.
In Yeosu, be mesmerised by the bright lights and fountains of the evening Big O Show.
At the Bulguksa Temple, relish the experience of a tea ceremony with monks.

Itinerary South Korea in Depth

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions South Korea in Depth

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and witness the changing of the guards ceremony
  • Explore Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Learn how to make Korea’s famous traditional side dish, kimchi
  • Visit the iconic N Seoul Tower's observation deck for beautiful views over Seoul
  • See the 18th century Hwaseong Fortress and experience a traditional archery lesson
  • Stroll through a Hanok Village with its traditional 'Hanok' houses
  • Visit the Buddhist Tapsa Temple
  • Experience true Korean culture and try the unique therapies and treatments at Jinan Red Ginseng Spa
  • Stroll through the Juknokwon Bamboo Garden
  • Visit the Mudeungsan National Park and ride the monorail through the scenery
  • Learn about traditional Korean way of life at the Gwangju Traditional Culture Centre
  • Learn about traditional Korean etiquette and wearing of Hanbok clothing
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Naganeupseong Folk Village in Suncehon
  • Visit Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve and enjoy a cruise to see the bird life
  • Explore the Yeosu International Expo site and watch the famous Big-O Show
  • Explore Odongdo Island, with its 70 species of wildflowers
  • View amazing scenery along the Igidae Coastal Walk
  • Look out to sea from the Oryukdo Skywalk
  • Pay tribute to the UN soldiers and aids who lost their lives during the Korean War at the UN Memorial Cemetery
  • Enjoy a tea ceremony with monks at Bulguksa Temple and visit Seokguram Grotto
  • Visit the Cheomseongdae Observatory, Daereungwon Tomb Complex and the Cheonma tumuli
  • Enjoy free time to visit Busan’s local markets including Kukju Market and Jagalchi Fish Market
  • Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show in Seoul
  • 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
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • High-speed train from Busan to Seoul
  • Tipping Made Easy, $90pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 9 nights in 4 star hotels
  • 1 night in a traditional Hanok style accommodation

Properties include:

  • Fraser Place Central, Seoul
  • Royal Room Hanok Hotel, Jeonju
  • Holiday Inn Gwangju, Gwangju
  • Venezia Yeosu Hotel, Yeosu
  • Ramada Encore Haeundae, Busan

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based national guide

Porterage

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  • May not be available at all hotels and therefore cannot be guaranteed

Some things to note

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  • On day 5 we will be visiting a traditional Korean spa. Please remember to pack your swimwear.
  • On day 11 we will be visiting the Demilitarised Zone. Please remember to bring your passport.

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, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  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 South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 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 a minimum of 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 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


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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    
06 Oct 22
18 Oct 22
$6,995
Available
11 Mar 23
23 Mar 23
$6,995
Guaranteed Departure
23 Mar 23
04 Apr 23
$6,995
Guaranteed Departure

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Booking Deposit
$500 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $90pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $1,475
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.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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