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8D6N SCENIC RUSTIC KOREA

8D6N SCENIC RUSTIC KOREA
  • 8 days
  • Group Tour
  • Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
  • SGD 1688

6212 9679

TripZilla KR8SRG

150 South Bridge Road, #01-12 Fook Hai Building, Singapore 058727

Highlights
8D6N SCENIC RUSTIC KOREA​
Korea, a destination where tradition meets natural beauty
Sales period: July 2017 - March 2018
Travel period: July 2017 - March 2018
(Tour Code: KR8SRG)


Highlights valid for 01 July - 30 September 2017
Chuncheon
  • Nami Island
  • Daepohang Port fish market
Seoraksan National Park
  • Mt Seorak with cable car ride
  • Teddy Bear Museum
Pyeongchang
  • Jeongdongjin Railway Station
  • Uiyaji Wind Village with DIY cheese and ice cream session
Gyeongju
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Seokguram Grotto
Daegu
  • E-World 83 Tower
Damyang
  • Juknokwon
Jeungdo Island
  • Taepyeong Salt Farm
  • Salt Cave Healing Center
  • Salt Museum
  • Jjangttungeo Bridge
Jeonju
  • Korean traditional wedding ceremony
Seoul
  • Changdeok Palace H Cheong Wa Dae
  • Myeongdong

Value Plus
  • Hot spring bath at Peak Island
  • Yongpyong Water Park or Aqua World Sorak
  • Seasonal fruit picking and tasting at a local fruit farm
  • DIY kimchi session
Gourmet Inclusions
  • Korean pan-fried chicken lunch
  • Seafood steamboat dinner
  • Hot stone pot bibimbap and shabu shabu lunch
  • Galbi BBQ dinner
  • Korean stir-fried squid with pork lunch
  • Beancurd set dinner
  • Hanjeongsik lunch
  • Korean ginseng chicken soup dinner
  • Jeungdo set lunch
  • Mushroom steamboat dinner
  •  8-colour samgyeopsal BBQ lunch

Highlights valid for 01 October 2017 - 31 March 2018
Ganwon-do
  • Jeonggangwon
  • Odaesan National Park
  • Woljeongsa Temple
  • Uiyaji Wind Village with DIY cheese and ice cream session
Gyeongju
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Seokguram Grotto
Daegu
  • E-World 83 Tower
Damyang
  • Juknokwon
Jeungdo Island
  • Taepyeong Salt Farm
  • Salt Cave Healing Center
  • Salt Museum
  • Jjangttungeo Bridge
Jeonju
  • Korean traditional wedding ceremony
Seoul
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • Tongin Market
  • Seoullo 7017
  • Myeongdong

Value Plus
  • DIY Bibimbap session
  • Uiwang Rail Bike
  • Salt Therapy
  • Seasonal fruit picking and tasting at a local fruit farm
Gourmet
  • DIY Bibimbap Lunch
  • Braised Herbal Country Chicken Dinner
  • Korean Dolsotbap Lunch
  • Korean Stir-fried Squid With Pork Dinner
  • Hanjeongsik Lunch
  • Korean Mushroom Steamboat Dinner
  • Jeungdo Set Lunch
  • Korean Ginseng Ginseng Chicken Soup Dinner
  • Korean Set Lunch
  • Korean Pan-fried Chicken Dinner
  • 8-colour Samgyeopsal BBQ Lunch

 
ITINERARY
Day 1 SINGAPORE - INCHEON

Meals On Board
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Incheon.

Day 2 Incheon – Chuncheon – Nami Island – Seoraksan National Park (01July - 30September 2017) or Incheon – Gangwon-do (October - March 2018)
Validity: 01 July - 30 September 2017 Incheon – Chuncheon – Nami Island – Seoraksan National Park
(Korean Pan-fried Chicken Lunch/ Seafood Steamboat Dinner)
Upon arrival, make your way to Chuncheon, where you will then hop on board a boat bound for Nami Island. This is a half-moon shaped island that is famous for its tranquillity, enhanced by genteel tree-lined roads. Next, visit Daepohang Port fish market, a bustling port where you will be able to purchase a vast range of fresh seafood. Some will be familiar, others exotic – but they will all be delicious. Later in the afternoon, proceed to Mt Seorak, the 3rd-highest mountain in South Korea.

Validity: 01October 2017 -  31March 2018 Incheon – Gangwon-do
(DIY Bibimbap Lunch/ Braised Herbal Country Chicken Dinner)
Upon arrival, make your way to Jeonggangwon, established to preserve, research, distribute and promote the values and merits of traditional Korean food culture in the world. You will get to learn from a Korean culinary expert and participate in a DIY bibimbap session, and enjoy it for lunch after. After a fulfilling morning, the next stop will be Odaesan National park. Upon arrival, be mesmerised by the serene beauty of Mt Odaesan, which is one of Korea’s most noted mountains known for its spectacular changing scenery each season. In spring, wildflowers bloom brightly to enchant visitors; summer welcomes the verdant hue of green trees shading atmospheric wooden trails; yellow, orange and bright purplish-red foliage creates the perfect autumn backdrop and dazzling snow flowers signal the coming of winter. You will also visit the historic Woljeongsa Temple, which is located in a forested valley east of Mt Odaesan. This humble temple is also the site of Seongbo Museum, displaying artefacts and Buddhist relics from the Goryeo Dynasty including a nine-storey octagonal pagoda and a seated stone Buddha.

Day 3 Seoraksan National Park – Pyeongchang (July - September 2017) or Gangwon-do – Gyeongju – Daegu (October - March 2018)
Validity: July - September 2017 Seoraksan National Park – Pyeongchang
(Breakfast/ Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap And Shabu Shabu Lunch/ Galbi BBQ Dinner)
This morning, enjoy a scenic coach ride to Seoraksan National Park, one of Korea’s most beautiful mountain areas. Enjoy a cable car ride up to the summit and be mesmerised by the beauty of the surrounding scenery. Thereafter, prime yourself for cuddly cuteness and reunite with a childhood ally when you visit the enchanting Teddy Bear Museum. This attraction showcases coo-worthy teddy bears in a bevy of sizes and guises, and will delight both adults and kids alike. Later, make a photo stop at Jeongdongjin Railway Station, which holds the Guinness World Record for being the train station closest to the sea. After a day of travelling, wind down with a relaxing hot spring bath at the newly opened Peak Island Yongpyong Water Park or Aqua World Sorak. Note Cable car ride is subject to weather conditions. Please bring along your swimwear and swim cap to Peak Island Yongpyong Water Park or Aqua World Sorak.

Validity: October - March 2018 Gangwon-do – Gyeongju – Daegu
(Breakfast/Korean Dolsotbap Lunch/Korean Stir-fried Squid With Pork Dinner)
Rise and shine! Gear up for a morning of experiential fun as you participate in a DIY cheese and ice cream session at Uiyaji Wind Village. Thereafter, take a leisure drive to Gyeongju, a city of unparalleled heritage and culture. Your first stop: a visit to Bulguksa Temple, which was designated by UNESCO as a World Cultural Asset. Today, it houses several important cultural relics. Next, visit Seokguram Grotto, a stone temple crafted from granite that was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995.                                                                          

Day 4 Pyeongchang – Gyeongju – Daegu (July - September 2017) or Daegu – Damyang – Gwangju (October - March 2018)
Validity: July - September 2017 Pyeongchang – Gyeongju – Daegu 
(Breakfast/ Korean Stir-fried Squid With Pork Lunch/ Beancurd Set Dinner)
Rise and shine! Gear up for a morning of experiential fun as you participate in a DIY cheese and ice cream session at Uiyaji Wind Village. Thereafter, take a leisure drive to Gyeongju, a city of unparalleled heritage and culture. Your 1st stop: a visit to Bulguksa Temple, which was designated by UNESCO as a World Cultural Asset. Today, it houses several important cultural relics. Next, visit Seokguram Grotto, a stone temple crafted from granite that was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995.

Validity: October - March 2018 Daegu – Damyang – Gwangju
(Breakfast/Hanjeongsik Lunch/Korean Mushroom Steamboat Dinner)
This morning, stop at a local fruit farm where you can enjoy picking and tasting of seasonal fruits. Nothing like going straight to the source to enjoy the best of nature’s bounty. Later, visit E-World 83 Tower, a symbol of Daegu with an observatory offering an incredible view of the entire city. Thereafter, take a idyllic walk at Juknokwon, a 16,000-square-metre bamboo forest with artificial waterfalls, pavilions and traditional Korean structures. Tonight, savour a Korean healthy mushroom steamboat dinner.

Seasonal Bonus
Enjoy picking and tasting one Korean apple per traveller for tours departing from October and 250 grammes of cherry tomatoes per traveller for tours departing from November to December 2017 and  250 grammes of strawvberry per traveller for tours departing from January to March 2018 at a local fruit farm.

Day 5 Daegu – Damyang – Gwangju (July - September 2017) or Gwangju – Jeungdo Island – Jeonju – Daejeon (October - March 2018)
Validity: July - September 2017 Daegu – Damyang – Gwangju
(Breakfast/Hanjeongsik Lunch/ Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup Dinner)
This morning, stop at a local fruit farm where you can enjoy picking and tasting of seasonal fruits. Nothing like going straight to the source to enjoy the best of nature’s bounty. Later, visit E-World 83 Tower, a symbol of Daegu with an observatory offering an incredible view of the entire city. Thereafter, take a idyllic walk at Juknokwon, a 16,000-square-metre bamboo forest with artificial waterfalls, pavilions and traditional Korean structures. Tonight, savour a restorative Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup Dinner. Seasonal Bonus Enjoy picking and tasting 250 grammes of strawberries per traveller for tours departing from April to May and 250 grammes of cherry tomatoes per traveller for tours departing from June to September at a local fruit farm

Validity: October - March 2018
Gwangju – Jeungdo Island – Jeonju – Daejeon
(Breakfast/Jeungdo Set Lunch/Korean Ginseng Ginseng Chicken Soup Dinner)
This morning, explore tranquil Jeungdo Island, which is the 1st city to be designated a slow city in Asia, by virtue of its unspoiled natural landscape and clean, pristine waters. Get back to basics with a visit to Taepyeong Salt Farm, Korea’s largest single salt farm. Experience the wonders of salt therapy at Salt Cave Healing Center, and take a tour around Salt Museum to learn more about the manufacturing process of salt – arguably one of the most underappreciated ingredients in everyday life. Thereafter, visit Jjangttungeo Bridge. Stretching over open waters covering a distance of 470 metres, it is also Korea’s 1st sea bridge constructed with wood. Proceed to Jeonju and conclude the day with a better understanding of the Korean culture. You will get to witness a Korean traditional wedding ceremony! Tonight, savor a restorative Korean ginseng chicken soup dinner.

Day 6 Gwangju – Jeungdo Island – Jeonju – Daejeon (July - September 2017) or Daejeon – Gyeonggi – Seoul (October - March 2018)
Validity: July - September 2017  Gwangju – Jeungdo Island – Jeonju – Daejeon
(Breakfast/Jeungdo Set Lunch/ Mushroom Steamboat Dinner)
This morning, explore tranquil Jeungdo Island, which is the 1st city to be designated a slow city in Asia, by virtue of its unspoiled natural landscape and clean, pristine waters. Get back to basics with a visit to Taepyeong Salt Farm, Korea’s largest single salt farm. Experience the wonders of salt therapy at Salt Cave Healing Center, and take a tour around Salt Museum to learn more about the manufacturing process of salt – arguably one of the most underappreciated ingredients in everyday life. Thereafter, visit Jjangttungeo Bridge. Stretching over open waters covering a distance of 470 metres, it is also Korea’s 1st sea bridge constructed with wood. Proceed to Jeonju and conclude the day with a better understanding of the Korean culture. You will get to witness a Korean traditional wedding ceremony!

Validity: October - March 2018 Daejeon – Gyeonggi – Seoul
(Breakfast/Korean Set Lunch/Korean Pan-fried Chicken Dinner)
This morning, embark on an exciting adventure at Uiwang Rail Bike. You will get to try out a stress-free rail biking experience along a 4.3-kilometre-long trail which takes about 40 minutes to complete. Besides getting some light exercise, you will also get to enjoy the beautiful lake view. After which, visit Gwangmyeong Cave, an abandoned mine spanning approximately eight kilometres in length and reaching 275 metres in depth. This cave is different from other caves due to its unique location in the centre of the metropolitan area of Seoul, thus becoming a top natural attraction for visitors not only from surrounding suburbs, but from the big city as well. The cave was founded for industrial mining mainly to excavate gold used for war supplies but despite its heartbreaking history, it has now been turned successfully into a living museum, exhibiting exotic and mysterious geological materials. This cave is also particularly popular as it was one of the filming sites for the well-known television show “Running Man”. Thereafter, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, home to hundreds of traditional courtyard houses known as “hanok” that date back to Joseon dynasty. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing stroll along Seoullo 7017, a prime example of an urban revitalisation project in Seoul. Here, you will get to stroll along an elevated pedestrian walkway and beautiful sky garden built on a former highway. Standing above Seoul Station and the busy streets, you will also get to take in views of the city below.

Day 7 Daejeon - Seoul (July - September 2017) or Seoul (October - March 2018)
Validity: July - September 2017 Daejeon - Seoul
(Breakfast/8-colour Samgyeopsal BBQ Lunch)
Today, make your way back to the nation’s nucleus, Seoul. Visit Changdeok Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of 5 remaining Josean-era palaces. Zip from a historical seat of power to a modern day one as you drive past Cheong Wa Dae, the stately residence of the Korean president. Get set to participate in the making of the iconic, pungent and spicy Korean side dish during a DIY kimchi session. Next, visit Ginseng Monopoly Showroom before making a stop at TheFaceShop outlet to stock up on Korean skin care products. Thereafter, time for more shopping at the upscale and ritzy Myeongdong   district.

Validity: October - March 2018 Seoul
(Breakfast/8-colour Samgyeopsal BBQ Lunch)
This morning, visit Ginseng Monopoly Showroom before making a stop at an Odbo cosmetic shop to stock up on Korean skincare products. Thereafter, visit the majestic Gyeongbok Palace, the largest palace during the Joseon Dynasty. Roam its stately grounds, delve into its stories past and imagine what it might have been like centuries ago. Next, visit Tongin Market. Dating back to June 1941, this was a public market set up for Japanese residents when Korea was under Japanese rule. Now it is a bustling yet traditional market filled with street vendors, restaurants and grocery stores. After that, indulge in a spot of shopping at the stylish and ritzy Myeongdong.

Day 8 Seoul - Incheon - Singapore
Breakfast/Meals On Board
This morning, proceed to Healthy Liver Centre to browse for health products. If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping at a local provision shop before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.