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Essential Autumn foliage of Korea 3 days with Sorak and Odaesan Mountain - with unbiased reviews

Essential Autumn foliage of Korea 3 days with Sorak and Odaesan Mountain

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As cooler days of autumn draw near we notice the summer’s passing. While one may go blue under the clear, immense autumn sky, there’s a certain magic to be found in watching the perfectly shaped red leaves drift together in careless tranquility. The brisk air demands our desire to head outdoors, and we are ready to be enchanted by every splendor of this season. In this 3-days tour you will be taken to exquisite destinations owning spectacular scenery, including Nami Island, Mt.Seorak, and Mt. Naejangsan. Coming back to Seoul on the last day, you will discover its multi-colored expressions. Come bathe in infinite autumn scarlet, while taking sips of Korean rice wine together. You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. We don't waste your time by visiting compulsory shopping centers. The original itinerary is always up for your discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can always offer you the best local restaurants.
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Stop At: Garden of Morning Calm, 427 Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

You will be picked-up by your local guide at 7AM-7:30AM/Head to Gapyeong(1h 30mins) The first stop, this garden is the oldest private garden in Korea. It is an artistic space with a beautiful balance between the Korean concept of natural curves with asymmetry, and plants with synthetic materials. Attracting about 600,000 visitors annually, the garden's name has been taken from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as "The Land of the Morning Calm." Enjoy the scenic walkways, beautifully manicured grass, and flower beds connecting the garden's 20 different themed sections. * Spring: Spring Garden Festival * Summer: Festival of Roses, Hydrangeas and Roses of Sharon * Autumn: Festival of Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Tints * Winter: Lighting Festival

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nami Island, 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do 24464 South Korea

Famous for its beautiful tree lined roads, many Korean dramas such as Winter Sonata were filmed at this location. The island is an adorable place for not only savoring the nature, but also to be amused by the installations and creative playgrounds put up by the artists who reside in the island. Animals such as deer, rabbit, and ostrich can be spotted during your walk. Lunch(Korean Chicken BBQ- the best around the city)

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gangchon Rail Park, 1383 Gimyujeong-ro, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Deserted railroads gone out of operation were transformed to present its visitors a unique bike ride experience through the scenic hills and themed caves. Up to 4 people can pedal a single vehicle together, which can speed up to 15 km/h. After the biking experience, we are heading to Sokcho. After 2 hours of driving, you will have a Dinner at a local restaurant. A whole variety of fresh seafood choices are available in Sokcho, a town by the ocean. Head to Sokcho(2hrs)/Dinner(local Food)/Hotel Check-in Sokcho

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-do South Korea

Hotel pickup and start tour at Mt. Seorak national park As the sunlight seep through the morning mist, the entire valley of Mt. Seoraksan shine in copper and gold. We will venture out together in magical valleys and taste Oseak, the region's famous mineral water. Being the first to change its color in South Korea for their high altitude, this widely beloved, 1,700 meters tall mountain owns many mesmerizing views, scenic waterfalls, and renowned hot springs. Several hiking courses varying in distance and duration are prepared for your choice. You can take a cable-car up to Gwongeumsung Fortress to conquer the grand bird's eyes view. Inside the mountain, a visit to the world's oldest Zen-Buddhist temple, Shinheungsa will also be made.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Odaesan National Park, 2, Odaesan-ro, Ganpyeong-ri, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25318 South Korea

Lunch at Daepo port/Head to Mt. Odaesan(Autumn foliage) Mt. Odaesan(1,563m) has the largest natural forest of Korea, home to many wild animals and plants. The area of Birobong Peak is famous for its Yew tree forest. The mountain is also a home to a variety of Korean cultural properties. During the Joseon Dynasty, an archive was built here to house one of the four Annals of the Joseon Dynasty. Many hermitages and temples abound in the mountain, creating a uniquely spiritual ambiance. There are no steep valleys in the mountain, enabling the relatively easy and safe trekking into the splendid nature. Animals such as boars, musk deer, turtledoves and colorful woodpeckers living here. Nowadays, it is remembered as a famous film location of popular Korean drama, Goblin. Head to Seoul/Dinner(local food)/Hotel check in Seoul

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

Hotel Pick-up and move to Hanbok Rental shop to wear traditional dresses(Optional). Stroll inside the palace complex with the traditional dress. The dresses will perfectly suit in the ancient heritage, allowing a special opportunity to make some dreamy pictures. Situated at the top of Gwanghwamun Square, the presence of Gyeongbukgung palace gleams brightly in the central spine of the nation. As the first and largest palace built by Joseon Dynasty in 1395, the grand villa consisted of 330 buildings and had up to 3,000 staffs. Before entering to explore the palace, we will watch the changing ceremony of royal guards. This enactment is an excellent opportunity to experience a rare tradition, performed exactly as it used to be held. Guards appear wearing royal uniforms, carrying traditional weapons and playing traditional instruments.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Insadong-gil, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Insadong is a district well-known for hosting generations-old antique and traditional craft stores of all kinds, ranging from ceramics, caligraphy, and theater masks to embroidery. The hidden joy of this wide art street is enjoying a cup of traditional jujube tea in an old cafe secluded in small streets. Visit Ssamziegil Plaza to be amused by all kinds of creative home-goods and decorative-pieces.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haneul Park, 95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 03900 South Korea

Haneul Park (Sky Park) is full of lush eulalia and is home to the Seoul Silver Grass Festival, held every year in October when the grass is in full bloom. Originally a site of waste disposal, the area was revitalized in commemoration of 2002 World Cup. What puts this park different than others is that the park is run only by renewable natural energy, mostly through windmills. Many migrant birds pass here every year on their way south.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hongik University Street, Seogyo-dong, Seoul South Korea

Check out the trendiest neighborhoods for the young Koreans today! Hongik University is renowned for their art degree program. The cheap rent around the area originally accumulated many artists to settle down, creating a unique atmosphere. This area is a synonym for open-minded, young Korea. The place has grown so popular in recent years and you will be met by many groups of street singers and dancers busking at the site. Needless to mention, the area is always full of stores displaying fashionable and creative goods of all kinds.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: N Seoul Tower, 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04340 South Korea

Take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of the Seoul Metropolis! The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain(243m) and the tower’s own height(236.7m). The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul. At the tower, you can check out other highlights including the famous Locks of Love and ancient beacon mounds. Entry to the observatory is not included.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Myeongdong Shopping Street, Jung-gu, Seoul South Korea

Myeong-dong is Seoul's shopping mecca with a mixture of street stalls and retail outlets selling everything from high fashion to Korean cosmetics. The streets are filled with abundance of street food vendors. Enjoy your last evening in this town, which seems to have forgotten the night. Dinner(local food)/Drop off at your hotel in Seoul

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Duration
3 days
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Private transportation
  • English speaking  tour guide
  • Hotel Pickup & Dropoff  service
  • Photo Service
  • All cost to the vehicle(Parking lot and Gas)
  • Wifi service
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee as itinerary only
  • 2N Accommodation: 3 or 4 star hotel in each city
  • Entry/Admission - Garden of Morning Calm
  • Entry/Admission - Nami Island
  • Entry/Admission - Gangchon Rail Park
  • Entry/Admission - Seoraksan National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Odaesan National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Haneul Park
  • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
Exclusions
  • 5 USD tip/per person a day
  • Airport Transfers from and to ICN
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please add country code to your phone number at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Itinerary is very flexible. Because this is private tour
  • Child fare(24-144 months): Twin- 100%, Extra bed- 75%, No bed- 50%
  • Infant fare(Under 24 months): No Service No charge
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • Nami Island, Seoraksan National Park, and 6 more
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Korean
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