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The Beauty of the Korea Cherry Blossom Discover 9days 8nights

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Day 1: Arrive at ICN airport ➜ Hotel

Stop At: Incheon International Airport (ICN), 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Welcome to Seoul, the city that never sleeps, but don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to sleep and overcome your jetlag as we swiftly take you to your hotel from the airport for a day of leisure and comfort in a private car/charter bus prepared at the airport.

Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul (Incheon), 4star hotel

Day 2: Seoul ➜ Gyeongju by KTX Bullet Train

Stop At: Seoullo 7017, 18 Toegye-ro, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This morning, we transfer to Seoul KTX rail Station, KTX runs a maximum operating speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The targeted top speed was later increased to 370 km/h (230 mph).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gyeongju Historic Area, 162-27, Noseo-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-932 South Korea
the century old historical Gyeongju City, the 1,000 year old Capital of the Shilla Dynasty. The Gyeongju Historic Areas were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts left by the Silla Kingdom. The historic areas are also known as one of the largest outdoor museums in the world.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
Seokguram, located on Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. The official name of Seokguram, National Treasure No. 24, is Seokguram Seokgul. Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite. The construction was started by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774) in 751 during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok (742-765) of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC - AD 935) and it was finished twenty-four years later in 774, during the reign of King Hye-Gong (765-780).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Daereungwon, 9 Gaerim-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38165 South Korea
also known as Tumuli Park which has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Silla Period.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cheomseongdae, 839-1 Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia.
Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure No.31 on December 20th, 1962.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Gyeongju, 4star hotel

Day 3: Gyeongju ➜ Jinhae ➜ Busan ✈ ➜ Jejudo Island

Stop At: Jagalchi Market, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan South Korea
The largest fish market in Korea and a popular “must-go” site for tourists in Busan.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, Jinhae Jungwon Rotary Intersection and Jinhae area, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do South Korea
we will be transferred to Jinhae, famous for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival in South Korea and is the only place in the world where visitors can find more than 340,000 cherry blossoms in one city. The neighborhood turns white and pale pink during the annual cherry blossom festival period with the gentle breeze blowing about the petal-snowflakes. Let’s enjoy the spring in Korea and celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Korea Naval Academy Museum, 88-2-6, Saseoham, 1, Jungwon-ro, Jinhae-gu, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do South Korea
The Naval Academy is normally seen only through tours but is open to the public during the festival.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yongduam Rock, 15, Yongduam-gil, Jeju, Jeju Island 63152 South Korea
From Yongduam, visitors can see Haeneo women divers working on catching seafood. Near the rock are various cafes, bars, and restaurants. The coastal road between Aewol-eup and Yongduam is a popular spot for couples. Cafes and seafood restaurants began to appear there five years ago and now form a pleasant café village.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Jejudo, 4star hotel

Day 4: Jejudo Island

Stop At: Sangumburi Crater, San38, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
crater which has been designated as a Natural Monument., and is a flat crater, about 650 meters wide, 100 meters deep, and 2,070 meters in circumference. If you look at the crater from above up, it looks like a man-made circular stadium. There is a variety of plant-life in the crater
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ilchul Land, Samdal-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 699-905 South Korea
beautiful theme park with flower garden including Bonsai Garden and Lava Cave.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Seongsan Ilchulbong, 104 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
also called ‘Sunrise Peak’. It is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about five thousand years ago. This volcanic crater offers some stunning views including one of the best sunrises Korea has to offer.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haenyeo Museum, 3204-1 Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island 695-976 South Korea
The Jeju Haenyeo Museum exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives. The Jeju Haenyeo Museum also has an observatory from where visitors can see an excellent view of the Hado-ri area, which has a garden with various sculptures and a resting area.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum, 40, Samseong-ro, Jeju, Jeju Island 63270 South Korea
The Natural History Exhibition Hall displays mainly natural historical items such as marine life, soil and rocks, and fauna and flora of Jeju in a three-dimensional way. It gives visitors a better understanding of Jeju’s unique nature and culture. It is divided into an Ecology Hall of Marine Life, a Soil and Rock Exhibition Hall, and a Land Ecosystem Hall.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), 2894-63, 1100-ro, Jeju, Jeju Island 63079 South Korea
also known as Dokkaebi Road. Like the name of the road, it is mysterious. What we will experience here is that the road seems to be uphill, from the start point of Mysterious Road, when we turn the engine off, our car will start to roll uphill!

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Jejudo, 4star hotel

Day 5: Jejudo Island ✈ ➜ Seoul ➜ Gangchon Rail Bike ➜ Mt. Seoraksan

Stop At: Gangchon Rail Park, 323-2 Jeung-ri, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do 200-812 South Korea
Rail Bike is a bike that you pedal on the rail which is similar to train rail. It’s more exciting than just walking during the ride, you can see many beautiful spots, colourful flowers and land scape. It’s really a unique experience and safe because there are safety guards. It’s especially suitable for families and couples because one bike is for 2-4people.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Daepohang Fish Market, South Korea, Gangwon-do, Sokcho-si, Daepo-dong, 대포항희망길 59
This bustling port has become one of the most popular tourist spots for those in search of the freshest raw fish restaurants.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Sokcho, 4star hotel

Day 6: Mt. Seoraksan ➜ Seoul

Stop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-do South Korea
With its highest point, Daecheongbong Peak, located 1,708 m above ground, Seoraksan Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea, boasting a variety of colorful flowers in spring, refreshing clear water streams in summer, vibrant autumn foliages in fall, and a scenic snow-covered landscape in winter. With the mountain changing in color according to each season, a visit to Seoraksan Mountain guarantees a picturesque landscape any time of the year.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gwongeumseong Fortress, Seorak-dong, Sokcho, Gangwon-do 217-120 South Korea
At the left side of Sogongwon, past the Biryonggyo Bridge over the ravine, there is a path which leads to Gwongeumseong Castle, but it takes over an hour of travel through a steep, rocky path (2.5km), so cable car is used. The cable car was installed by Dr. Gi-Sup Lee in 1971 and is still used by many tourists. It runs from 7 a.m. to 6 or 6:30 p.m., departing every 7 minutes, and you can only purchase round-trip tickets at the ticket counter for that day.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sinheungsa, 1137 Seoraksan-ro, Seorak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Sinheungsa (신흥사) is a short 10min walk away from the entrance to Sogongwon. In fact, many visit because of its close proximity to Sogongwon. Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa, built by Jajangyulsa (590~658), who traveled to famous mountains all over the nation, in Queen Jindeok’s (?~654) 6th year of reign. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times since.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trickeye Museum Seoul, 20, Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu Seogyo Plaza B2, Seoul 04039 South Korea
Trick eye transforms global cultural content and sculptures into smart and modern optical illusion art. Make unforgettable memories with your friends, family and loved ones!

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul 4star hotel

Day 7: Seoul

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Deoksugung, 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04519 South Korea
The reenactment of the original ceremony began from 1996. The gate guardsmen serve their sentry, perform the changing of the guards, and hold a parade. The guards' uniforms, weapons, and accessories as well as their strict ceremonial procedures catch the eyes of passersby, especially foreign tourists. Since it is hard to experience traditional events in such a big city like Seoul, the change of the guards ceremony is a great opportunity. It takes place every day except Tuesday.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059 South Korea
Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture. As Bukchon Hanok Village is an actual neighborhood with people's homes, visitors are advised to be respectful at all times while looking around.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Museum Kimchikan, 35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu 4~6F, Insadong Maru Building, Seoul 03149 South Korea
Traditional napa cabbage kimchi is the most iconic kimchi dish in Korean cuisine. Learn how to make this kimchi with easy to follow instructions and step-by-step photos! You’ll find surprisingly easy to make delicious kimchi at home.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hanbok Cafe, 249-24, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04564 South Korea
enjoy photos wearing traditional costumes Hanbok.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Namdaemun Market, 21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529 South Korea
the largest and oldest wholesale market in Korea, where we can find practically everything here with affordable prices.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul, 4star hotel

Day 8: Seoul ⇌ DMZ

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
The highlight of today’s tour is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).
*Note: Must bring passport for ID check.
Located on each side of 38th parallel, this infamous border was established at the end of the war in 1953 at the signing Panmunjom’s armistice in order to separate North and South Korea.
Upon arrival, proceed to passport security control followed by a short introduction at the United Nations’ camp.
Visit Dora observatory and Dorasan railway station. Discover Imjingak Park with the Memorial, the Liberty Bridge and the bell of unification. Late morning, visit the 3rd tunnel dug into the rock at a depth of 73m and able of moving a full division per hour with their weapons.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Seoul K-Medi Center, 26, Yangnyeongjungang-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02570 South Korea
Seoul K-Medi Center, Experience K-medi-related health services including a thermomassage bed, K-medi natural facial pack with foot massage, herbal warmth foot bath and aroma therapy.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
(Antique cultural street), one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul. It represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insadong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Seoul, 4star hotel

Day 9: Seoul ➜ Departure ✈

Stop At: Incheon International Airport (ICN), 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
After breakfast, we will enjoy last minute shopping near by hotel, one of the main shopping and tourism districts in Seoul. If you haven’t found anything during our journey, this is the best place for you to purchase souvenirs. In the evening, we will transfer to the airport for our return flight, with unforgettable experiences in Korea, ending our fantastic journey.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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