B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
Day 1** Oct 24 | Honolulu –> Incheon
Our vacation starts by boarding an international flight bound for Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2**Oct 25 | Incheon
We arrive at Incheon International Airport where an Air and Sea Travel representative will greet us and transfer us to our hotel.
Hotel Accommodation: Howard Johnson Incheon or Similar 5* Hotel
Day 3**Oct 26 | Incheon –> Jeju Island | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will start our tour by visiting Gwangmyeong Cave, the largest themed cave park with varied cultural and artistic things, created in a gold mine where gold, silver, and bronze were mined in Korea. We can experience wine at Wine Cave, as well as Cave Aqua World, Gold Falls, Gold Road, Gold Palace, Horror Experience, Cave Basement World, Underground Lake, the largest dragon sculpture in the nation, LED lights, and other facilities adding more fun to the visit. The cave features many healing spots to heal one’s mind while taking a walk around the venue. After lunch, we will fly to Jeju Island, also known as “Island of Gods”. This volcanic island has scenic natural beauty, unique cultural traditions and a temperate climate. The Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Korea since 2007. Tonight, a welcome dinner will showcase a delicious Jeju Black Hair Pig.
**Hotel accommodation: Lotte Jeju Resort or Similar 5*
Day 4**Oct 27 | Jeju Island | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will visit Jesangjeolli Cliff, an impressive rock pillar formed by basaltic lava. The hexagonal rock formation stacks up like giant stairs, so geometrically carved that they look hand-made. Next,we will process to Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’, a tuff cone that erupted under the sea over 5000 years ago, and a World Natural Heritage site. This volcanic crater offers some stunning views including one of the best sunrises Korea has to offer. Fresh abalone stew is one of the best foods in Jeju. We can enjoy Fresh Abalone Stew for lunch today. Afterward, we will enjoy the Women Diver Show. Haenyeo means “sea women”. In Jeju’s tradition, skilful female divers dive deep into the ocean to gather various shellfish and seaweed without using any underwater diving equipment. They are known to locals as “The Mermaids of Jeju”. Finally, we will transfer back to our luxury hotel, Lotte Jeju Resort, and enjoy our time there. This world-class resort enables one-stop provisions for accommodation, leisure, entertainment, and recreation. There are many facilities such as a flower museum, animal experience farm, sports facility, shopping mall, and sports center. The Casino is also famous as the background to the Korean TV series “All-In”. We can try our luck here.
Day 5**Oct 28 | Jeju Island ✈ Busan | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will continue our tour in Busan, the second largest city in Korea. Upon arrival, we will visit Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest fish market in South Korea. It is very popular with tourists and locals and is one of the “must go” places in Busan. After enjoying our time at the Market, a local BBQ Buffet is arranged for lunch. Afterward, we will visit Beomeo-sa Temple, located at the eastern edge of Geumjeongsan Mountain, a famous mountain in Busan. It was constructed by monk Ui Sang in the 678, the 18th year of King Munmu of the Silla Kingdom. It is one of the three most famous temples in the Yeongnam region, along with Haeinsa Temple and Tongdosa Temple. It is the best sight of foliage sightseeing in Busan.
**Hotel accommodation: AVANI Central Busan or similar 5*
Day 6**Oct 29 | Busan – Jeonju | (B, L, D)
Today, we will transfer to Jeonju, the landmark of Korean traditional culture. On our way, we will visit Yongdusan Dragon Head Park. It is called Yongdusan because the shape of the mountain resembles a dragon’s head emerging from the sea. Then we will go to Busan Tower, which is 129 meters high and gives you a stunning bird’s-eye view of the entire city of Busan including islands and ships dotting the distant seas. After the delicious lunch, we will tour Hanok Village, the largest Korean Village in the downtown area that features various traditional cultural facilities. There are many Museums showcasing wine and paper where we learn by participating and utilizing all our senses through looking, touching, smelling, listening and tasting. Let’s attend a Korean Fan Workshop and join a Korean Traditional Wedding Ceremony where we can try on Korean Traditional Costumes, Hanbok.
**Hotel accommodation: Ramada Hotel Jeonju or similar 5*
Day 7**Oct 30 | Jeonju – Seoul | (B, L, D)
In the morning, we will visit the ICE Gallery, the world’s first indoor ice sculpture gallery that’s open year-round. We will enjoy our time at Trick Eye Museum and Love Museum. Trick eye transforms global cultural content and sculptures into smart and modern optical illusion art. Make unforgettable memories with your friends, family and loved ones! After lunch, we will talk a walk on Insadong Cultural Street, one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul. It represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insadong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea. Afterwards, enjoy a must-see performance, the “NANTA” Show – a Modern Broadway-style show. A non-verbal performance integrates Korea’s traditional rhythm, Samulnori, with comedy and drama in the kitchen. After the show, it’s time to have our Dinner.
**Hotel accommodation: Lotte Hotel Seoul or similar 5*
Day 8**Oct 31 | Seoul – Suwon – Mt. Seoraksan | (B, L, D)
Today, we visit The KBS Film Studio, is an outstanding film studio that produces HD digital TV dramas. It is comnprised of an open set, drama production center, special set, and various facilities. We start our tour by visiting Korean Folk Village (KVF), which provides vivid cultural experience as well as traditional culture, set in beautiful natural surroundings. The Joseon period village in KFV is composed of real houses relocated and reconstructed from different parts of the country, thus enacting the culture in daily life through four seasons based on thorough historical verification and consultation. Afterward, we will transfer to Mt. Seoraksan. On our way, we will visit the farm to pick up the strawberries.
**Hotel accommodation: Green Lagoon Hotel and Resort or Similar 5*
Day 9 **Nov 1 | Mt. Seoraksan | (B, L, D)
Mt. Seoraksan offers breathtaking views and is the home of 2,000 animal species and more than 1,400 rare plant species. UNESCO Historical Site designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 and the park is the most famous national park in Korea. The best time to visit would be autumn, when the park is at its finest. This morning, we will visit Mt. Seoraksan National Park and enjoy beautiful maple trees and flowers. We will take a Cable Car to go up to Gwongeumseong Castle Ruin and enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain. After that, we will visit Sinhungsa Temple, on the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Great Bronze Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine.
Day 10**Nov 2 | Mt. Seoraksan – Seoul | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will transfer back to Seoul. Upon our arrival, we are heading out the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace to experience the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty and visit National Folk Museum to see Korean Unique culture as well as people’s lifestyle in the olden days. In the afternoon, we will transfer to Seoul and visit Dongdaemun Shopping District, a large commercial district with traditional markets and shopping centers. It is a popular shopping and tourist destination that has been designated a ‘Special Tourism Zone’ since 2002. After an enjoyable shopping, we will have a Premium Buffet Dinner before returning to our hotel.
**Hotel accommodation: Lotte Hotel Myeongdong or Similar 5*
Day 11** Nov 3 | Seoul | (B)
Today, you can enjoy the leisure time on your own.
Day 12** Nov 4 | Seoul – Incheon ✈ Honolulu | (B)
This morning, we will have a tour to The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), where the country has been split since the Korean War. We will visit the fascinating sites such as Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridage, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ Exhibition Hall. At Dora Observatory, you can even peer through binoculars to observe village life in North Korea. In the evening, we will transfer to the airport for our return flight, with unforgettable experiences in Korea, ending our fantastic journey.
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(SINGLE SUPP: $1100)