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8D6N SCENIC RUSTIC KOREA

8D6N SCENIC RUSTIC KOREA
  • 8 days
  • Group Tour
  • Mar 2018 - Sep 2018
  • SGD 1588

6212 9679

TripZilla KR8SRG

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

Highlights
8D6N SCENIC RUSTIC KOREA​
(Tour Code: KR8SRG)

Korea, a destination where tradition meets natural beauty
Sales period: July 2017 - Sep 2018
Travel period: July 2017 - Sep 2018


 

Valid for Program January to March 2018
Pyeongchang

  • Jeonggangwon

Odaesan National Park

  • Mt Odaesan 
  • Woljeongsa Temple

 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

Gwangmyeong

  • Gwangmyeong Cave

Seoul

  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • Tongin Market
  • Seoullo 7017
  • Myeongdong

Value Plus

  • DIY Bibimbap session
  • Uiyaji Wind Village with DIY cheese and ice cream 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

 

Valid for Program April to September 2018

Pyeongchang

  • Jeonggangwon

    Odaesan National Park

  • Mt Odaesan
  • Woljeongsa Temple

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

  • Hanbok dress-up session

Gwangmyeong

  • Gwangmyeong Cave

Seoul

  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • Tongin Market
  • Myeongdong

Value Plus

  • DIY bibimbap session
  • Uiyaji Wind Village with DIY cheese and ice cream session
  • Seasonal fruit picking and tasting at a local fruit farm
  • Uiwang Rail Bike with railbike experience

Gourmet Inclusions

  • Braised herbal country chicken dinner
  • Korean pork bulgogi lunch
  • Hanjeongsik dinner
  • Galbi BBQ lunch
  • Korean mushroom steamboat dinner
  • Jeungdo set lunch
  • Korean ginseng chicken soup dinner
  • Korean pork cutlet 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 – Pyeongchang - Odaesan National Park
Highlight Validity: January to March 2018
Incheon – Pyeongchang - Odaesan National Park
(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.

Highlight Validity: April to September 2018
Incheon – Pyeongchang – Odaesan National Park
(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 9-storey octagonal pagoda and a seated stone Buddha.

Day 3 Odaesan National Park – Gyeongju – Daegu
For groups departing January to March 2018
(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.                  
For groups departing April - September 2018                                                       
(Breakfast/Korean Pork Bulgogi Lunch/ Hanjeongsik 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. Next, visit Seokguram Grotto, a stone temple crafted from granite that was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995.

Day 4 Daegu – Damyang – Gwangju
For groups departing January to March 2018
(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 strawberry per traveller for tours departing from January to March 2018 at a local fruit farm.

For groups departing April to September 2018
(Breakfast/Galbi BBQ Lunch/ Korean Mushroom Steamboat Dinner)
This morning, stop at a local fruit farm where you can enjoy picking and tasting of seasonal fruits. Later, visit E-World 83 Tower, a landmark of Daegu, which is an 83-storey radio tower with an observatory that offers an incredible view of the city. Thereafter, take an idyllic walk at Juknokwon, a 16,000-square metre bamboo forest with artificial waterfalls, pavilions and traditional Korean structures. Tonight, savour a restorative Korean mushroom steamboat 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.

Day 5 Gwangju – Jeungdo Island – Jeonju – Daejeon
For groups departing January to 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.

For groups departing April to September 2018 Gwangju – Jeungdo Island – Jeonju – Daejeon
(Breakfast/Jeungdo Set Lunch/ Korean 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 Korean culture. You will also be able to don the traditional Korean dress and enjoy a stroll through the traditional village in a Hanbok dress-up session. Tonight, savour a restorative Korean ginseng chicken soup dinner.

Day 6 Daejeon – Uiwang - Gwangmyeong – Seoul
For groups departing January to March 2018 Daejeon – Uiwang - Gwangmyeong – 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.

For groups departing April to September 2018 Daejeon – Uiwang – Gwangmyeong – Seoul
(Breakfast/Korean Pork Cutlet 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 railbike 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 8 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 city, 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 hanoks that date back to the Joseon dynasty.

Day 7 Seoul
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.