Colors of the Wind: Autumn in South Korea

13 –20 October, 2018 | 8 Days/7 Nights

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Colors of the Wind: Autumn in South Korea

South Korea has been on our bucket list of must visit destinations for a while now, but we wanted to wait until we had figured out the perfect itinerary for you.  And we know that we have done it.

So come explore this tantalizing, unexplored slice of East Asia with us.

Visit the cities in the Land of Morning Calm (that’s South Korea), and you will figure out that they are anything but calm!

Spend time in Seoul, with its towering and futuristic buildings, and eye searing neon signage – it is a city that is constantly on the move and you will love the energy here.

Step out into the serene countryside and you get to see a land steeped in tradition. It’s truly a paradox.

We start our trip in Seoul and after spending a few heady days here, we go deep into the country and visit the tranquil Gyeongju, which is the erstwhile capital of the Silla Dynasty.

Known as ‘the museum without walls’, Gyeongju holds more tombs, temples, rock carvings, pagodas, Buddhist statuary, and palace ruins than any other place in South Korea.

We then move to Busan for a quick stop – see the beaches, mountains, temples, and the famous modern Diamond Bridge – and then head over to the famous Jeju Island. Jeju Island is a natural World Heritage Site, known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape full of craters and cave-like lava tubes.

From visiting vast palaces and sleeping on the floor in ancient houses to hanging out in fancy malls – South Korea is a heady mix of technology and tradition.

And what better month to go than in October! Cool crisp weather, colourful leaves. Expect a canvas of green, yellow, orange, and red leaves to greet you…. It will be magical. Come explore South Korea with us.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP

  • Visit the DMZ or the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea
  • Take a cooking class to prepare a delicious Bibimbap
  • Spend a night in a Hanok in a Korean village
  • Experience the ‘Temple Life’ programme with the monks at Bulguk Sa Temple
  • Spend a couple of nights in Jeju Island
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PRICE

Accommodation as mentioned (4 star hotels) - Meals as mentioned - 500 ml water / head / day - Entrances to sites mentioned - Cooking class - Temple Life programme - Train tickets - Two domestic flights (Busan to Jeju and Jeju to Incheon) - Services of an English-speaking guide - Services of a trip lead from Wonderful World throughout the trip
- GST at 5% - Tips for guide and driver - Flights into Korea - Visa - Insurance - Any expenses of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, portage, etc. - Any meals not mentioned - Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill‐health, land blocks, bad weather, etc

ITINERARY

Day1
Day 1 – Saturday, 13th October(includes dinner) - Land in Incheon Airport and transfer to the hotel (Please check with us before booking your flight. This will be a group transfer.) - Check into the hotel and relax - Step out for dinner at a Korean restaurant Overnight at Hotel Sotetsu
Day2
Day 2 – Sunday, 14th October (includes breakfast and lunch) - Half-day tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - The Korean Peninsula is divided into two countries – North and South Korea – and here we get as up, close, and personal as possible with North Korea! - Evening and night at leisure Overnight at Hotel Sotetsu
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