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Active Seniors Korea Tour 8days 7nights

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Day 1: Incheon Int'l airport ➜ Hotel

Stop At: Incheon Airport Cultureport, Millennium Hall and the Departure Floor, Incheon South Korea
Incheon International airport
Duration: 1 hour

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

Day 2: Seoul ➜ Nami Island ➜ Sokcho, an ideal location for vacationing and Healing retreat.

Stop At: Nami Island, 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do 24464 South Korea
Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul. Since it is not far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit.
A special feature of Namiseom Island is that there are no telephone poles. This is because all electric wires were built underground to keep the natural feeling of the landscape. The island is 553,560 square yards with chestnut trees and poplar trees throughout.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sokcho Jungang Market, Jungang-dong, Sokcho, Gangwon-do South Korea
okcho (Korean: 속초; (Korean pronunciation: [sok̚.tɕʰo])) is a city in Gangwon-do province, South Korea. It is located in the far northeast of Gangwon-do. Lying north of the 38th parallel, the city belonged to North Korea from 1945 until the end of the Korean War, when the dividing line between the two Korean states was officially altered. Abai Maeul was originally set up as an area to house North Korean refugees in Sokcho due to the separation of the two Koreas. Consequently, many of the population have relatives in North Korea. Today, Sokcho receives a number of tourists attracted by the closeness to the DMZ. The city is also a well-known gateway to nearby Seoraksan national park.
Duration: 2 hours

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

Day 3: Sokcho ➜ PyeongChang ➜ Sokcho

Stop At: Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch, 458-23, Kkotbatyangji-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25344 South Korea
(Haneul park) has a 40-year-old history with a huge ranch the size of 9 million square meters. Currently, about 400 Holstein cows are bred here along with one hundred hanu (Korean cow) in an environmentally friendly way. The ranch is proud to produce 1,400 tons of first-class milk per year and top quality Korean beef. The environment is well preserved and most of the area remains untouched by humans to bring you the best possible natural ranch experience. We take train operated by tractor, to look around places.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Abai Village, 122, Cheongho-ro, Sokcho, Gangwon-do 24884 South Korea
The village of Cheongho-dong is now the hometown to many people of North Korean ancestry and is commonly referred to as ‘Abai village.’ The word ‘Abai’ comes from the Hamgyeong-do dialect meaning ‘an aged person.’ Many elderly people fled to Cheongho-dong from North Korea during the Korean War; the large number of older residents resulted in the town’s current nickname.
The streets of Cheongho-dong are lined with small Korean houses reminding many of Seoul in the 1970s. The simple nature of the town and quietness of the sea make for a unique atmosphere in Cheongho-dong. This area became extremely popular after the Korean drama "Autumn in My Heart" was filmed here. In the drama, the lead actress’s mother had a supermarket in Cheongho-dong. Nearby the supermarket the lead actress often took a boat, which has now become a popular attraction for tourists. Holding up to 35 people, this ‘Gaetbae’ boat operates on manpower (people pulling on ropes moving the boat across a waterway) and can be taken from downtown Sokcho to Cheongho-dong. When looking for a bite to eat, Abai sundae and hamheung naengmyeon are two of the most popular dishes.
Duration: 2 hours

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

Duration: 2 hours

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

Day 4: Sokcho ➜ Mt. Seoraksan ➜ Seoul, Fashion and technology forward but also deeply traditional.

Stop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-do South Korea
which offers breathtaking views and is the home of 2,000 animal species and more than 1,400 rare plant species. UNESCO Historical Site designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 and the park has become the most famous national park in Korea. The best time to visit would be autumn, when the park is at its finest.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Gwongeumseong Fortress, Seorak-dong, Sokcho, Gangwon-do 217-120 South Korea
Gwongeumseong Fortress is the site of a castle ruins located on Seoraksan Mountain, and it is also known as Mt. Onggeumsan Castle, or Toto Castle. It is located on the steep Dolsan Mountain of Seoraksan Sogongwon area. It is believed to have been built by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918-1392), Gojong (r. 1213-1259). It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle, as there is a legend that two generals named Gwon and Kim, built the castle to avoid war.
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

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

Day 5: Seoul ⇌ DMZ, where you can observe one country being divided into two.

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
*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: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
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 6: Seoul ⇌ Suwon, what the world calls New Seoul, will be the highlights of today.

Stop At: Hwaseong Fortress, 910, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16253 South Korea
it is the best of Korean traditional architecture designated as World cultural heritage by UNESCO. In other word, Haenggung, meaning detached palace, is a palace built within the walls of Hwaseong to house King Jeongjo when he was away from his palace in Seoul worshipping at his father's tomb. When he was not in residence it was used by his delegated official as a base of government. The palace was built in 1789, but was expanded between 1794 and 1796 to house 600 compartments and in doing so became the largest haenggung in Korea. If mini train is available on the visiting day, we take it to look around Fortress.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Korean Folk Village, 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do 17075 South Korea
located in Yongin city. Visitors can see how people lived in the Joseon era. Thanks to the reproduced farmhouse, commoner’s house, government office, school, market place and noble’s house (Yangban), the village is a good place to start and see the history of Korea.

Duration: 2 hours

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


Day 7: Seoul city

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.
The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
In ancient times, the royal guards of Joseon Dynasty performed the given task by guarding the Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king ruled the country. Since 1469, the ceremony has taken place, with the present reenactment ceremony being based on historical records for authenticity.

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 Plus, 14-14, Jahamun-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03044 South Korea
A Hanbok (South Korean) or Joseon-ot (North Korean) is a traditional Korean dress for semi-formal or formal attire during traditional occasions such as festivals, celebrations, and ceremonies. It is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korean clothing", hanbok usually refers specifically to clothing of the Joseon period. Korea had a dual clothing tradition in which rulers and aristocrats adopted different kinds of mixed foreign-influenced indigenous styles while commoners preserved a distinct style of indigenous clothing, today known as hanbok.[1][2]
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trickeye Museum Seoul, 20, Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu Seogyo Plaza B2, Seoul 04039 South Korea
The Trickeye Museum is "one of a kind" painting gallery which combines art with high-end technology featuring AR (Augmented Reality) effect and 2D/3D illusions. Instead of merely viewing paintings as one would in a typical art gallery, visitors can interact with paintings using the newly developed Trickeye Camera app to make paintings come alive and become part of the artworks while recording it on video or taking pictures. In addition, the Ice Museum, located inside the Trickeye Museum, is filled with objects that are fully made out of ice, such as iced TV, ice kitchen, ice slope etc. With just one admission ticket, visitors can enjoy both the Trickeye Museum and the Ice Museum. To ensure that even the busiest customers don’t miss out on the fun, the museum stays open each day all year round from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. (last admission by 8 p.m.), making it a popular dating spot or a hang-out place. Outside of the main exhibition hall is a museum café, which exclusively serves coffee decorated with a latte art using photos taken from your phone.

Duration: 1 hour

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

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


Day 8: Hotel ➜ Departure

Stop At: Incheon Airport Cultureport, Millennium Hall and the Departure Floor, Incheon South Korea
Incheon Int'l airport for departure
Duration: 2 hours

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