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Essence of Autumn - When Culture Meets Fall

Add the Essence of Culture in Your Trip to This Amazing Land of Maple Leaves

  • Travel period

    12 days 11 nights

  • Month to Visit

    End of September - 2nd week of November

Koreans describe autumn as a season of cool breeze and fresh air when the sky is limitless, and horses grow fat. Green leaves change into colorful colors, creating a colorful feast in perfect harmony with the high mountain peaks. Around this time of year, national parks across the country are filled with hikers who are enjoying the colorful autumn leaves.

After visiting Mt. Seorak National Park, the last of the best autumnal colorful attraction, Experience wonderful cities including Andong, Hadong and Gwangju.
Immerse yourself in Korea’s blue skies and colorful autumn leaves!

Tour Itinerary
Day Itinerary Meals Stay
Day 1
Incheon International Airport / Seoul
  • Arrival at Incheon Airport, meet local tour guide
  • Move to Seoul & Check in Hotel
  • Have dinner at local restaurant
  • Return to Hotel
Dinner Seoul
Day 2
Seoul
  • Seoul tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, Palace Guard Change Ceremony, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong Antique Alley, and N Seoul Tower Observatory
  • Return to Hotel
Breakfast

Lunch
Seoul
Day 3
Seoul / Namhansanseong Fortress / Gangneung / Sokcho
  • Start your day with a visit to “Namhansanseong Fortress” which is designated as UNESCO World Cultural Site in Gyeonggido province.
    This site has a lot to offer especially for the nature lovers in Autumn season in Korea
  • Proceed to “Gangneung City” in Gangwondo province, as well-known as the “City of Coffee”
  • Continue to move to Sokcho (Mt. Seorak)
  • Check in Hotel
Remarks
  • proceed to “Gangneung City” in Gangwondo province, as well-known as the “City of Coffee”
    *Gangneung has become more popular to Korean by hosting the first Coffee Festival in Korea. This city has relevant facilities to coffee such as Coffee Museum, Coffee Factory, Barista Academy etc. You will be having a short break time here on your way to Sokcho
Breakfast

Lunch
Sokcho
Day 4
Sokcho (Mt Seorak) / Unification Observoty / Mt. Seorak
  • Proceed to Unification Observatory in Goseong, which was built in 1984 to reflect on the pain of division and desire for reunification of Korean Peninsula. (50km / 1hr)
  • Next, Visit DMZ Museum
  • Have Mt. Seorak National Park tour, the 3rd highest and the most popular mountain for Autumn foliage in Korea:
    “Kwongeumseong Fortress” on board a cable car ride, and Shinhungsa Temple.
  • Return to Hotel
Remarks
  • You can go on a hike to Ulsanbawi rock for about 4hours time for round trip
Breakfast

Lunch
Sokcho
Day 5
Sokcho (Mt. Seorak) / Yeongju / Poonggi / Andong
  • After Check-out, Proceed to Yeongju in the morning to visit Buseoksa Temple (225.3km / 3h 20mins)
  • Have Buseoksa Temple tour
  • En route to Andong, have a short visit the “Ginseng Plantation Field and Ginseng Whole Sale Market” in Poonggi (24.4km / 33mins)
  • Arrive in Andong (48km / 44mins) & Check in Hotel
  • Have Night tour of Wollyeonggyo Bridge & Back to Hotel
Breakfast

Lunch
Andong
Day 6
Andong / Gyeongju
  • After Check-out, Hahoe Village tour including Mask Museum, Buyongdae Cliffe, and Byeonsan Confucian School
  • Transfer to Gyeongju (143km / 1h 50mins) & Check in Hotel
  • After having freshen up time, Gyeongju tour: Kings Tomb Park “Daereungwon”, Cheomseongdae Observatory, Anapji Pond (Donggung & Wolji pond)
  • Return to Hotel
Breakfast

Lunch
Gyeongju
Day 7
Gyeongju / Haeinsa Temple / Hadong (Mt. Jirisan)
  • After Check-out, Have Gyeongju tour: Seokguram Grotto & Bulguksa Temple
  • move to Mt. Gayasan (140km / 1h 50mins) & Visit “Haeinsa Temple”. Have temple tour with “Tripitaka Koreana” (WCH)
  • Transfer to Hadong (130km / 2hrs) & Check in Hotel
Breakfast

Lunch
Hadong
(Mt.Jirisan)
Day 8
Mt. Jirisan / Hadong / Suncheonman Bay / Gwangju
  • Akyang Village in Hadong, which is known as a “Slow city”
    You can see the old life style of Korean farmers even though and the golden rice field which is a typical rural view of Autumn in Korea.
  • Visit “Choi Champandaek (house of Choi Champan”” in Akyang Village.
  • Transfer to Jeollado Province to visit Suncheonman Bay, which is registered on the list of the Ramsar Wetland in 2006
  • Transfer to Gwangju & Check in Hotel
Remarks
  • Choichampandaek (House of Choi Champan): This House is the filming site of the famous Korean Novel “Toji” (The Land) by noted author “Gyeongri Park”. This Traditional House will show you the life of Korean People during the Joseon Era.
Breakfast

Lunch
Gwangju
Day 9
Gwangju / Mt. Naejangsan / Jeonju
  • After Check-out, Transfer to Mt. Naejangsan
  • Go on a trekking Mt. Naejangsan
  • Keep moving to Jeonju and Walking tour of Jeonju Hanok Village
  • Check in Hotel
Remarks
  • If Mt. Seoraksan is a mountain with many visitors in four seasons, Mt. Naejangsan is a mountain with many hikers in Autumn.
    So Naejangsan is called as Autumn Mountain. Mt.Naejangsan in Autumn is the most visited mountain after Mt.Seoraksan in Korea
Breakfast

Lunch
Jeonju
Day 10
Jeonju / Shinpyeong Rice wine brewery / Seoul
  • After Check-out, On the way back to Seoul, Transfer to Dangjin in South Chungcheongdo province
  • Have an experience making Makgeolli (Rice Wine, Traditional Korean liquor) at “Shinpyeong Rice Wine Brewery”
    *This Brewery has about 100years history and has been brewing Makgeolli for the third generation. You can experience making makgeolli with a son of Mr. Yongse Kim who is the master of traditional Korean liquor. You can taste Korean Liquor “Makgeolli” that has been kept for about 100years.
  • Move to Seoul & Check in Hotel
Breakfast

Lunch
Seoul
Day 11
Seoul
  • Your Own Leisure Time
Optional Tour Program
  • 1. Morning h/day DMZ tour: USD45 p/person
    2. Kimchi making experience: USD5 p/p
    ( minimum number of this program: over 6 people)
Breakfast Seoul
Day 12
Seoul / Incheon International Airport
  • After Check-out, transfer out to Incheon Airport
  • Tour completed
Breakfast
Tour Included
  • Accommodation: 4nights Seoul / 2nignts Sokcho / 1night Andong /             1night Gyeongju / 1night Hadong / 1night Gwangju / 1night Jeonju
  • Meals: 11 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Admission fees as specified in the tour itinerary
  • All tours & transfers are provided with private vehicle assisted by English speaking tour guide
Tour Excluded
  • International Flight ticket
  • Personal expenses & porterage
  • Meals: Other than specified
  • Traveler Insurance

Remarks

 Traveler is requested to note the followings:

a) Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the company's control.

b) Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.

♣ We strongly recommend that every customer should purchase a travel insurance to protect your trip and yourself while the tour.



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