Day 1: Arrive in Seoul. Arrive at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, where you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. After check-in the balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Seoul.
Day 2: Seoul - Korean Folk Village - Seoul. A morning tour of Metropolitan city of Seoul includes Gyeongbokgung Palace, passing by Blue House (Presidential Residence), the National Folk Museum of Korea, and N Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan for a bird's-eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. An afternoon tour visits Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul. Overnight in Seoul. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Seoul - DMZ & 3rd Tunnel - Seoul. Today tour includes the North Korea’s 3rd Infiltration Tunnel within DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), Mt. Dora Observation Platform for a view of the North Korean territory, and Dorasan Railroad Station opened in DMZ. Overnight in Seoul. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Seoul - Mt. Seoraksan National Park. Today, we journey to Mt. Seoraksan National Park, making it the "Alps of Asia". This afternoon explore Mt. Seoraksan National Park with visits to Sinheungsa Temple, Cheonbuldong Valley, and Biseondae (Flying Fairy Rock). Overnight at a hotel at the foot of Mt. Seoraksan. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Mt. Seoraksan National Park - Unification Observatory - Daejin Harbor - Naksansa Temple-a Temple Stay Program. This morning drive to the Korean Peninsula Unification Prayer Observatory set at the edge of the demarcation line which is a symbol of the Korean people's long-cherished desire for the unification of the two Korea. Visit Daejin Harbor, where you will have your own independent tour to explore this small exotic harbor. Afterwards, visit Naksansa Temple, set at the edge of the ocean, built in 671 A.D. After a tour of the temple, you will have a Temple Stay Program at the temple to experience Temple Life and Buddhist Culture. Lunch & dinner at the temple to experience a temple food. Accommodations at lodging quarters in the Temple. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Naksansa Temple - Wang Gok Traditional Farm Village-a Farm Village Stay Program. After breakfast at the temple, you will have more temple stay program, and then drive to Wang Gok Traditional Farm Village. You will have a Farm Village Stay Program at the village. Lunch & dinner at the village to experience a village food. Overnight at houses of the village. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Wang Gok Traditional Farm Village - Andong. Wake up. Climb a hill at the back of the village and see a spreading view of the village at the summit of the hill. After breakfast at the village, travel to Andong along the crystal east coast. Andong is one of the last living vestiges of old Korea, where still is very conservative and traditional, a stronghold of Confucianism. Overnight in Andong. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Andong - Hahoe Historic Village - Haeinsa Temple. A morning tour of Andong visits Dosanseowon Confucian Academy and the Korean Traditional Paper making Factory. Proceed to Hahoe Historic Village, the best preserved traditional village of Joseon Dynasty, added to the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List in 2010. Continue to Haeinsa Temple which is one of three greatest temples of Korea, established in 803 A.D., whose Depositories and Tripitaka Koreana Wooden Printing Blocks were added to the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List in 1995. Overnight at a hotel in the temple village.
Day 9: Haeinsa Temple - Gyeongju. After a morning tour of Haeinsa Temple, travel to Gyeongju, where was the capital of the Silla Dynasty from 57 B.C. to 935 A.D. and designated by the UNESCO as one of the world's ten most historically significant sites with numerous relics of that era, and is called the "Museum Without Walls". A n afternoon tour of Gyeongju includes Bunhwangsa Pagoda, Gyeongju National Museum, Anapji Pond, Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park, and the 15th century built Family Choi's House. Overnight in Gyeongju. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Gyeongju - Busan. A morning tour of Gyeongju visits Bulguksa Temple, added to the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List in 1995, and Seokguram Grotto, added to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List in 1995. Continue to Busan, the country's principal international port city, the San Francisco of Korea. An afternoon tour of Busan visits Yongdusan Park, Busan Tower, Jagalchi Fish Market, Taejongdae Seaside Cliff Park (Taejongdae Resort Park), and UN Memorial Cemetery. Overnight in Busan. Includes: (B).
Day 11: Busan - Seoul. Drive back to Seoul, passing the rolling, green countryside and clusters of unique tiled houses. Arrive in Seoul. The balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Seoul. Includes: (B).
Day 12: Seoul. A full day is shopping tour. The shopping tour includes Itaewon Shopping District, world widely well known and very popular to foreign visitors, Insadong Antique District, called “Mary’s Alley” by foreigners, Korea’s art and antique district reminds many visitors of a street museum, Dongdaemun Market, Korea’s representative wholesale and retail market, established itself as the shopping kingdom of Seoul with about 20 shopping malls, 30,000 stores, and around 50,000 wholesalers, and Namdaemun Market, opened in 1964, the first largest traditional market in Korea with various goods in store such as children’s, men’s and women’s wear. Overnight in Seoul. Includes: (B).
Day 13: Seoul. Enjoy a full day at leisure or for your independent activities. Overnight in Seoul. Includes: (B).
Day 14: Departure. Transfer to Incheon International Airport for departure.
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