Korea Temple

Korea Heritage

Featuring:
Seoul, Daegu, Gyeongju, Busan, Chungju, Mt. Seorak

Starting From $2,345.00 Land Only

Duration 11 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

This tour is full of enchanting historic sites. You may feel like you are time-traveling. Visit museums to see fantastic collections of Korean arts and relics, stroll in the villages where have the old traditional style houses and life style of 18th- 19th century, and pay a visit to the temple where you can experience a unique temple stay. Enjoy a Korea Heritage Tour Today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only
  • 10 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • National Museum of Korea
  • N Seoul Tower
  • Korean Folk Village
  • Beopjusa Temple
  • Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine
  • Royal Tumuli Park
  • Seokguram Grotto
  • Gwaeneung Royal Tomb
  • Busan Tower
  • Haeinsa Temple
  • Mt. Seorak National Park Cable car

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Seoul, Korea
    Upon arrival at Incheon airport, transfer to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy.
  • Day 2: Seoul
    After breakfast, start Seoul city tour including National Museum of Korea. This new museum built in 2005 is boasting its fantastic collection of Korean arts and relics. It would take a whole day to see everything in the museum. The next visit at Changdeok Palace & Huwon (Secret Garden), UNESCO designated World Heritage. Proceed to the N Seoul Tower on Mt.Namsan for a bird’s eye view of Metropolitan city of Seoul. The last visit at Gwangjang Market. (B)
  • Day 3: Seoul ~ Mt. Songnisan ~ Daegu
    This morning, depart from Seoul to Daeugu. Transfer to Korean Folk Village outside of Seoul, where people in the village live in old traditional style houses and practice life styles from the 18th-19th century. Proceed to Songnisan Nat'l Park to visit Beopjusa Temple where the tallest Buddha Statue in Korea has. The forest park is ideal place for walking. Afterward, drive to Daegu via expressway. (B)
  • Day 4: Daegu ~ Gyeongju
    Visit Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. Yangnyeongsi Market has been a popular Herbal medicine market ever since it first opened in the 17th century. Experience feet bathing in herbal medicine. Visit Seomun Market of Daegu, which is steeped in history as one of the three main markets during the Joseon dynasty. Transfer to Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla kingdom from 57BC – 935AD and the city is known as the “Museum without walls,” as there are 52 designated sites within this city. Visit Cheomseongdae Astronomic Observatory, Royal Tumuli Park with its Royal tombs. You will have the chance to enter one of the excavated tombs to see the construction and process behind the Royal Kings burial chambers. (B)
  • Day 5: Gyeongju
    After breakfast, start your full day tour of Gyeongju by visiting Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto (UNESCO Sites), established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mt. Toham. The grotto contains a monumental statue of a sitting Buddha looking out to the sea and it is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist art in the Far East. See the 4 faces Buddha and Gwaeneung Royal Tomb, then go on a scenic drive tour to Guryongpo Port. Drive along the sea for beautiful coastal scenery. (B)
  • Day 6: Gyeongju ~ Busan
    After breakfast, check out and transfer to Unmoonsa Temple (Buddhist Nun's temple). Proceed to Busan, the second largest city of South Korea. Upon arrival, start a half-day Busan tour to Busan Tower on Yongdusan Park, with its observation deck offering stunning views of the city and beyond; Jagalchi Fishery Market, where roadside vendors sell various fishes, and Nampodong Shopping Street. (B)
  • Day 7: Busan ~ Chungju
    After breakfast, transfer to Mt Gayasan National Park via expressway. In Mt Gayasan National Park, visit Haeinsa Temple. Haeinsa Temple has a world famous Korean cultural treasure called Tripikata Koreana, which was made during the Goryo Dynasty to protect the country from the invasion of Mongolian troops by Buddha’s power. UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage designated this Tripitaka Koreana. Proceed to Andong, 2 hours away from Haeinsa. Andong Hahoe Village is the best-preserved village with its traditional style noble houses. In 1999, Queen Elizabeth II visited Hahoe Village and was welcomed with a Birthday Party Table decorated in traditional Korean style. Hahoe Village in Andong is famous for its own mask dance. After a visit to Hahoe Village, proceed to Chungju Lake. (B)
  • Day 8: Chungju
    After breakfast, take a ride and go sightseeing on a boat for lakeside scenery. (Boat tour is subject to weather condition) Proceed to the temple to experience a unique temple stay. Upon arrival at the temple, change your clothes to temple uniform prepared by the temple. Attend an orientation for various things to know for staying at the temple regarding regulations and schedules. Attend evening ceremony of Bell-Beating, Chanting Mass and Meditation course. During one night, you will stay in your private Korean traditional style room without your phone and TV. Shower room and toilets are being shared in common use. No alcohol is allowed at temple. The Korean Styled shared room will be arranged as male or female room. (B)
  • Day 9: Chungju ~ Mt. Seorak
    In the very early morning, you have the option to participate in the Morning Worship. After breakfast, leave the temple and transfer to DMZ Unification Observatory at demarcation line in the East Coast for a very close view of North Korea and Repository of nature in the ecosystem DMZ museum. Return to Mt. Seorak National Park for a cable car ride to Gwoneumseong Fortress and visit Sinheungsa Temple. Proceed to Pine City Gangneung and visit the Chamsori Gramophone & Audio Museum. This museum boasts itself with incredible collection of 19thy Century gramophones and 1st generation audio systems. (B)
  • Day 10: Mt. Seorak ~ Seoul
    After breakfast, drive to Gapyeong to visit the Garden of Morning Calm Flower and Tree Park, which displays unique Korean Wild Flowers and trees in a garden located in a mountain valley. Transfer back to Seoul afterward. On arrival, check in at the hotel and the remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy. (B)
  • Day 11: Seoul ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end.  (B)
  • Aventree Jongno Hotel – Seoul, Korea *
    46, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu

    This hotel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbok Palace, and Dongdaemun Market. Also nearby are Changdeokgung Palace and Deoksugung Palace.

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, meeting rooms, and concierge services.

    All 155 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and LED TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hair dryers, and safes.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.aventreehotel.com

  • Grand Hotel – Daegu, Korea *
    305, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu

    This hotel is located in Daegu (Suseong-gu), close to Seongam Bowling Jang, Sun Sports Plaza, and Daegu National Museum. Also nearby are Dacos Bowlingjang and Suseong Aqua Suyeongjang.

    This hotel features 3 restaurants, a fitness center, and a sauna. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

    All 129 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and TVs. Guests will also find minibars, free bottled water, and hair dryers.

    Check In Time:      12:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.daegugrand.co.kr/

  • Commodore Hotel – Gyeongju, Korea *
    422, Bomun-ro

    Situated in Gyeongju, this hotel is close to Culinary School of Korea History and Culture, Bomun Lake, and Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art. Also nearby are Art Sonje Museum and Art Sonje Center.

    This hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a sauna, and spa services.

    All 264 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, free bottled water, and phones.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.commodorehotel.co.kr/

  • Towerhill Hotel – Busan, Korea *
    20, Baeksan-gil, Jung-gu

    Located in Jung District, this hotel is steps from Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower.

    Along with 3 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and 2 coffee shops/cafés. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, a conference center, and conference rooms.

    All 116 rooms feature comforts like premium bedding and down comforters, while conveniences include refrigerators and coffee makers. Guests will also find free WiFi, free wired Internet, and TVs.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.towerhill.co.kr

  • Kensington Star Hotel – Seorak, Korea *
    998, Seoraksan-ro Sokcho

    Situated near the airport, in Sokcho, this romantic hotel is close to Seorak Cable Car, Gwongeumseong Fortress, and Sinheungsa Temple. Local attractions also include Seoraksan National Park and Biseondae Rocks.

    This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour business center, and a conference center are onsite.

    All 108 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with first-run movies, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.kensington.co.kr

  • Cheong Pung Resort – Chungju, Korea *
    1798, Cheongpungho-Ro, Cheongpung-Myeon, Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do 27215, South Korea

    Cheongpung Resort is a landmark of Cheongpung Lake with the Cheongpung Lake Water Art Hall similar to the Opera House in Sydney and the 473m Cheongpung Bridge which is the nation’s first cable-stayed bridge resembling the huge Harbor Bridge at the Port of Sydney that recalls Sydney completely along with pleasure boats floating underneath. Comparing the magnificent landscape of Cheongpung Lakeshore with the seascape of Sydney, Cheongpung Resort is called the Sydney of Asia as everything is in harmony.

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  Land Only rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destination guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee departure. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip. No visa is required for all US passport holders.

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