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Breathtaking Landscape of Korea

PRIVATE TOUR - 5 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$2781+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Experience the wonders of the capital city of South Korea, Seoul, with its contemporary architecture blending seamlessly with traditional architecture and Palaces
  • Hike winding trails through the National park, taking in the crisp mountain air on the way to Gwongeumseong Castle ruins
  • Take a romantic trip to Paris with a stroll through Petite France, a village consisting of French architecture, food, and culture just outside of Seoul
  • Whether it be during the wet summer months or during the colorful autumn season, admire the gorgeous natural mountain views while exploring the Seorak National Park
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Tour Overview

When South Korea comes to mind, many think of the Metropolis of Seoul, but don’t forget the Breathtaking Landscape of Korea! Outside of the bustling capital of South Korea, there is much to explore that simply should not be overlooked when planning your Korean adventure. Experience the country’s eccentricities with a stroll through Petite France, a small French cultural village and youth training facility. Just outside of Petite France is the lovely tree lined island of Nami whose gorgeous landscape has been well preserved with power lines virtually nonexistent as they have been constructed underground. Continue westward to Seoraksan National Park, a gorgeous mountainous reserve that spans several counties with its massive mountain ranges. During the summer the rivers and streams expand greatly, and in autumn the colors of the foliage put on a delightful show of orange and red hues, a spectacular event not to be missed. No matter the season, South Korea offers a splendid natural experience.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double £$2520 £$2781 £$3474 N/A
Single £$3024 £$3420 £$4842 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Seoul

Reception at airport and private transfer to the hotel. Note: Check in to the hotel is at 3 pm. Early check in may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. One may store their luggage at the hotel until they are able to check in.

Enjoy a day of leisure in Seoul after arrival from airport.

Reception at airport and private transfer to the hotel. Note: Check in to the hotel is at 3 pm. Early check in may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. One may store their luggage at the hotel until they are able to check in.

Enjoy a day of leisure in Seoul after arrival from airport.

seoul
Day
2

Nami Island and Petite France

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Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half-moon shaped (462,809?) isle that is home to the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455-1468). Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from suburbs of Seoul. Since it is not far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit. The concept of Petite France encapsulates 'flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.' The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such, it is called the Little Prince Theme Park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. ...read less

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Day
3

Mt. Seorak and Everland

The Mt. Seorak National Park attracts many national and international tourists all year round, but the main season for Seoraksan national park is autumn. The autumn colors in the area are considered amongst the most beautiful in Korea. The red and yellow forest is surrounded by rocks and small mountain streams flow amidst this. During the rainy season in summer-especially after a typhoon-these streams can swell in size. Perhaps the most visited part of the mountain is the main entrance valley to the National Park, a fifteen-minute drive from Sokcho city. The valley runs west to east with a paved road leading up to the park's entrance gate. This valley contains many beautiful sites and is well worth a day visit. Gwongeumseong Fortress is the site of castle ruins called Mt. Seoraksan, it is also known as Mt. Onggeumsan Castle, or Toto Castle. It is located on the steep Dol Mountain of Mt. Seoraksan Sogongwon area. It is believed to have been built by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918-1392), Gojong (1213-1259 reign). It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle, as there is a legend that two generals, Gwon and Kim, built the castle to avoid war. At the left side of Sogongwon, past the Biryonggyo Bridge over the ravine, there is a path that leads to Gwongeumseong Castle. It does, however, take over an hour of travel through the steep, rocky path (2.5km). For your convenience, there are also cable cars available to transport you to the castle should you choose not to hike the path. ...read less

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Day
4

Full Day Seoul Tour

Spend the day touring Seoul and all it has to offer. Start at Gyeongbokgung Palace, also referred to as "Northern Palace". Built in 1395, it is arguably the most beautiful and the largest of the five palaces found in Seoul. Next, visit the Korean Folklore Museum before heading to Jogyesa Temple. Following the visit to Jogyesa Temple, head to the Presidential Offices where you get the chance to explore around the many unique building found there. Next, lunch will be enjoyed before moving on to the next destination.
Following lunch, head to the Ginseng Shopping Center and N Seoul Tower before reaching Namsan Hanok Village. This traditional Korean village consists of five restores traditional Korean houses, a pavilion and a pond, making it the perfect place to go for a stroll. The final stop is Namdaemun Market, where you can enjoy Koreas largest traditional market. From Namdaemun Market, transfer to city hall.
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Day
5

Flight Home

Day of Leisure before departure to airport to fly home. Private transfer from your hotel to Incheon Airport.

Day of Leisure before departure to airport to fly home. Private transfer from your hotel to Incheon Airport.

Seoul, South Korea

Nami Island, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Seoraksan, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Everland, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Places You'll See

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    Seoul

    A modern neon filled metropolis, the capital of South Korea is one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. Housing a population of nearly 12 million people, Seoul is an area filled with exciting entertainment, exquisite shopping, and intriguing history. After meandering through the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village and its traditional Korean homes, make a stop at Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of 5 prestigious palaces in Seoul. Afterwards, catch up with the times in Seoul’s hippest neighborhood, Gangnam, where one can find the greatest restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Also, for the Kpop lovers, take a side step to K-Live for an amazing hologram experience with the likes of superstars PSY and G-Dragon!

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    Nami Island

    This tiny crescent shaped island is the result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam. Built upon the grave of General Nami who lead a great victory during a battle against the rebels during the Joseon Dynasty, this magnificent island is famous for its tree-lined roads and its well-preserved natural setting. Nearby, visitors can also find the popular attraction of “Petite France” a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside adorning french style architecture and shops.

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    Mt. Seorak

    Seoraksan National park was designated the 5th national park in Korea in 1970 and chosen as a nature preservation area on November 5, 1965 Also, internationally recognized for its rare species, Seoraksan is the area in Korea to have been designated as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO. The Seoraksan National park is divided among several areas. Including its main peak, Daecheongbong, Seoraksan has a total of 30 imposing peaks spread across its territory. Over 2,000 animal species live in Seoraksan, including the Korea goral, Musk deer, and Others. There are also more than 1,400 rare plant species, such as the Edelweiss, as well. One of the best times of the year to visit Seoraksan National Park is in autumn during the fall foliage with the immense hues of the surrounding trees.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Mt. Seorak : I Park Resort

Seoul : Best Western New Seoul

4 Star Properties

Mt. Seorak : Maremonse Hotel

Seoul : Fraser Place Namadaemun Hotel

5 Star Properties

Mt. Seorak : Kensington Stars Hotel

Seoul : Millennium Hilton Hotel

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