Popular not just for its Korean drama series, South Korea is a charming and energetic country with lots to offer. The country has 8 UNESCO heritage sights, beautiful landscape boasting villages and mountains as well as a thousand year old ancient capital.
Seoul, the skyscraper filled capital, features high-tech shopping, late-night lounges and tasty food. Jeju Island, with its benign weather and abundance of natural scenery, is also a major attraction. Gyeongju, the cultural heart of the country is the capital of the ancient Shilla dynasty – the longest surviving kingdom in the history of Korea.
Finally, just a short drive away from Seoul, one can still get a taste of the frosty relations between South Korea and North Korea at the DMZ, arguably the tensest border in the world.
And Winter (Dec to Mar) for skiing.
This trip is carefully planned to include highlights as well as take time to go off the beaten track to experience Korean rural charm. Explore UNESCO World Heritage palaces, charming rural folk villages, the 1000 year-old ancient capital of Gyeongju and the vibrant cityscape of Seoul. Visit grand palaces, catch cultural shows and make an exciting trip to the Demilitarized Zone.
Experience 3 contrasting sides of South Korea - including highlights and off the beaten track rural charms. Explore the 1000 year-old ancient capital of Gyeongju, have a taste of the mystical and geographically interesting Jeju island, and complete the trip with the vibrant city of Seoul.Have the option to stay in a unique Rakgojae for authentic traditional Korean hospitality!