Chasing Cherry Blossoms and Inner Peace in South Korea

4 –11 April, 2020 | 8 Days/7 Nights

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Do you dream of walking down a gorgeous, tree-lined avenue with dreamy cherry blossoms in bloom for as far as the eye can see? Then you’re in luck because you’re going to one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in the world—South Korea!

When people think of Cherry Blossoms, almost everyone thinks of the quintessential Japanese cherry blossoms—the enduring image of pastel pink blooms in the middle of some futuristic-looking Japanese city! In fact, there are dedicated researchers in South Korea who claim that South Korea, not Japan, is the native home of the much-vaunted cherry blossoms! Whichever side of the cherry blossom debate you fall on, you most likely want to witness the enchanting blooms with your own eyes.

Seoul, where you start your South Korean travels, is where you will view these ethereal flowers. One of the best places to go cherry-blossom viewing is Yeouido Park, which has an annual festival along the Han River to mark the beginning of cherry blossom season. The festival is not only one of the best ways to enjoy the sights of the season but also has a plethora of food stalls which will keep even the pickiest of eaters satisfied!

Other places that you will be visiting for unparalleled views of the bloom are Namsan Park, Seokchon Lake, Changgyeong palace, Seoul Grand Park and Seoul National Cemetery. Seoul is also a culinary destination that will delight all epicureans!

After you’ve had your fill of city life, make your way to Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, and find some serenity and spirituality in this 8th century Buddhist shrine.

As a part of your itinerary, you will get the incredible opportunity to visit this magnificent temple out of hours and spend time with and live as the Buddhist monks here do every day. You will even follow the same schedule as the monks on this stay!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that very few get to witness, and we have made sure that those travelling with us on this trip do!

Are you ready for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure? What are you waiting for?

While we have picked a time of the year when the possibility of spotting cherry blossoms is high, please remember that nature cannot be controlled or predicted.

HIGHLIGHTS
– Chasing the cherry blossoms in Seoul
– A visit to the picturesque Nami Island
– Temple stay in Bulguksa—an experience unlike any other!
– A visit to Busan’s cultural village
– Stay in comfortable, centrally located 3 star and 4-star hotels

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PRICE

  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Meals, as given in the itinerary.
  • Tips for the Local Guide.
  • Transfers, as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 500 ml water /head/day on the sightseeing days.
  • Services of a trip lead from Wonderful World in addition to the Local Guide.
  • GST at 5%
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any International / Domestic Flights and Fare.
  • Air fare / train fare from Busan.
  • Individual airport pick up.
  • Charges for any Optional Tour, like DMZ.
  • Visa.
  • Insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned in Inclusions above.

ITINERARY

Day1
  • Saturday-4th April; Seoul (no meals included)
  • Land at Incheon Airport and transfer to hotel (Please check with us before booking your flight. This will be a group transfer.)
  • Check into the hotel and relax.
  • Overnight in Seoul at Hotel L7 Lotte or similar
Day2
  • Today is our day around Seoul City. We start with the Change of Guards ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest palace in South Korea.
  • We take a walk around the Bukchon Hanok Village, home to hundreds of traditional wooden houses that date back to the Josein Dynasty.
  • Then we start our visit to the most famous sites to witness Cherry Blossom:
    • Changgyeong Palace
    • Seoul National Cemetery
    • Yeoido Park
  • End the day with the famous Korean Barbecue
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