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Mt Bukhan Hike with Korean Style Spa

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  • Half-day hiking and Korean spa experience in Seoul
  • Trek past the granite peaks of Mt Bukhan to a mountain stream or Seunggasa Temple
  • Relax your muscles in a hot bath and cleanse your skin with a body scrub at a traditional Korean sauna
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Mt Bukhan Hike with Korean Style Spa
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Mt Bukhan Hike with Korean Style Spa
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Overview
Enjoy a cleansing day of hiking and nature on Seoul’s highest mountain, followed by a rejuvenating spa treatment at a traditional Korean spa. Depending on your group’s skill level, your guide leads you on a vigorous 2- or 3-hour hike on Mt Bukhan, where you walk by crystal-clear streams and granite peaks. Have lunch after your exhilarating trek, then soak away any sore muscles at the  'jjimjilbang' — an authentic Korean spa. A hot bath is followed by a full-body scrub, oil massage, face mask and shampoo by an expert practitioner.
What to Expect
Your day starts with pickup at your Seoul hotel in the morning, followed by a scenic drive to Bukhansan National Park.
Learn from your guide about the region's granite mountatins, gorges and many Buddhist temples along the way, then experience the natural beauty firsthand during your hike on Bukhansan, or Mt Bukhan.
Your experienced guide chooses a route that is suitable for your group’s ability and preferences. Expect some challenging uphill sections with plenty of time for rest stops and photo ops. The 2-hour hike to Seunggasa Temple climbs approximately 1,300 feet (400 meters) in elevation. This popular trail is relatively easy for beginners. If you’d like more of a challenge, the 3-hour Bibong path follows a narrow trail with a mountain stream flowing on either side, climbing approximately 1,835 feet (560 meters).
Celebrate the completion of your hike with a delicious Korean lunch, then drive to the jjimjilbang (Korean spa) to relax and rejuvenate. Soak for about 20 minutes in a hot bath, then head over to the sauna for an hour-long treatment. Start the seshin, the name for this Korean cleansing, with a rub-down by a ddemiri or ‘scrub mistress,' who sloughs away layers of dead skin from your entire body using a thin, coarse towel. The exfoliation is followed by an oil massage, cucumber face mask and shampoo administered by your expert practitioner.
Nudity is the norm at this communal indoor bathhouse, separated by gender, and your guide waits outside after describing what to expect.
At the end of your spa treatment, settle back into your vehicle and make a brief stop at an amethyst factory or a ginseng center — two of Korea’s most famous goods — before drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
Reviews (50)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful experience

I had a great time on this tour! One of my favorites for sure. The hike was refreshing and a bit of unexpected fog, due to rain, caused the temple to look like something out of the heavens. A special sight. Our tour guide, Amy,...More

2  Thank robertaE5348JX
VVIPTRAVEL, OP at VIP TRAVEL, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear , Robert Really appreciate that you have enjoyed the tour with us ! We are always trying our best to treat all the tourists as a VIP. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A revitalising escape from meetings!

Absolutely loved this tour with Sue, our guide. Very clear communication beforehand and easy hotel pick up. The hike was stunningly beautiful and can be as challenging or easy as you like - we trekked to the top passing crystal clear streams, huge boulders, squirrels,...More

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VVIPTRAVEL, Manager at VIP TRAVEL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Good day. We appreciate your detailed and good review for the trip. We are always trying our best to treat all the tourists as a VIP. Thank you.

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Mt. Buchan with Korean spa

PROS: 1) This is for the physically-fit traveler. There is a choice for beginner's & advanced hikers, so be humble enough to know your limits. An excellent cardio workout. 2) My guide, Gabi, was very attentive & knowledgeable. She was with me all the way....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ma Josephine B
VVIPTRAVEL, Manager at VIP TRAVEL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Good day. We appreciate your detailed and good review for the trip. We are always trying our best to treat all the tourists as a VIP. Thank you.

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile
Great autumn day for a hike in Bukhansan National Park

The weather was perfect for hiking and we saw the beautiful fall colors. I was solo, but was joined by two others. Both were awesome and made for an even better adventure. While I hike often, they did not. Which was fine for me, although...More

1  Thank Maria W
Reviewed September 17, 2018
Fun hiking and unique spa

I love being outdoor and if you do too then book this fun adventure. The trip up is split into three parts (easy, moderate, and hard). Please be aware that this adventure would not be suitable for young children or older adults with bad knees....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 23, 2018|
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Response from Kiyoe C | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much time you spend at the spa, but we went back to our hotel around 4:30 as we took more time at the spa. If you don't have extra service, then should be back to your hotel around 4:00pm.
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