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Winter 8 days Ski & Jeju & Mt Seorak & Seoul with DMZ on the end Nov to Jan

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Day 1: Arrive at ICN Airport or Seoul – Jeju

Stop At: Sangumburi Crater, San38, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Arrival at ICN airport and meet with our driver and head to Gimpo Airport and fly to Jeju Island

Sangumburi is a flat crater with a circumference of over 2 km, 650 meters wide, and100 meters deep. If you look at the crater from above up, it looks like a man-made circular stadium. There is an incredible variety of plant-lives in the small crater that it attracts the attention of many researchers.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Maze Land, 2134-47, Bijarim-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island 63351 South Korea
Maze Land is a themed park boasting the world’s longest stone maze, 5km in total length. The maze is made mainly using iconic stone and wood materials found on Jeju Island. With its variety of trees several decades old, it is a perfect place for “forest bathing.” The maze is recognized as a filming location of a popular Korean entertainment show ‘Running Man’.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Gwangchigi Beach, 224-33, Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 699-901 South Korea
This beach is distinctively different from normal beaches thanks to a few special features. The first is its soft black sand formed from gradual weathering of basalt rocks. Whimsically enough, the water is still emerald clear by the dark sand. You will also walk on solidified lava rock structures covered in green moss. Smell the fresh sea air, touch the vibrant surroundings, and walk as far into the horizon.

Stop At: Seongsan Ilchulbong, 104 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
Also referred as ‘Sunrise Peak’, this archetypal tuff-cone structure rose from the shallow sea by hydro-volcanic eruptions 5,000 years ago. Climbing to the top, you can find a grass-filled crater surrounded by numerous sharp rocks. This colossal footprint left by nature is a UNESCO World Heritage and also a habitat for 200 types of trees and wild animals.

Japanese empire dig holes on the walls of this lava structure, using them to hide military camps. Now they are used by Haenyeos as their diving platforms. Haenyeos are female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. Their unique way of life and culture were inscribed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage of the World. You can watch their performance nearby.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seongeup Folk Village, Seong-eup-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 699-912 South Korea
Located at the foot of Mt. Halla, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of indigenous Jeju culture. Cultural properties in the folk village have been handed down for generations, and include treasures such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, and fortress ruins.

The residents still lead their lives in company of this uniquely Jeju environment. Their thatched houses are flanked with black lava rock walls, and the straight but curvy alleys block the strong wind. Stone grandfather statues have become a prime feature of the landscape, and the locals grow black-haired pigs. The black pork is known to be very nutritious!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, 36-30, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 63547 South Korea
Moving past a flock of pine tree forest, we will find a beach filled with a group of mysterious, black rock pillars in shapes of cubes and hexagons in varying sizes. These rocks almost seem as carved by human hands. Formed by the cooling and solidification of lava flows, the columnar jointing arose from contraction of molten lava during cooling. This is a unique sight designated as natural monument of Jeju Island.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dongmun Market, 1329-6 Ido 1-dong, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Built after the Korean liberation in 1945, Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market is one of the most popular traditional markets in Jeju. Countless customers and diverse items at inexpensive prices always fill up the market. It is popular place to find fresh seafood.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: hotel in Jeju
1) 3 star hotel: Jeju Palace or Hawaii Hotel
2) 4 star hotel: Best Western Jeju Hotel or similar

Day 2: Jeju - Seoul

Pass By: Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), 2894-63, 1100-ro, Jeju, Jeju Island 63079 South Korea
Here objects on the road roll up the hill instead of moving downwards. On the surface, this upward movement appears to defy the laws of gravity but in reality, the phenomenon is just a mere optical illusion.

Stop At: Teddy Bear Museum Jeju, 31, Jungmungwangwang-ro 110beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 63535 South Korea
At this museum of teddy bears, you can learn everything about teddy bears, and will be entertained by their unique collection of dolls. Famous artistic works, fairy-tales and traditions of various countries are recreated by using the bear dolls.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jeju Horse Park, 381-15, Noksan-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
Jeju Horse Park is where you can enjoy the horse culture of Jeju Island easily with fun. The Gasi-ri village still keeps the history of 600 years-long grazing culture, where they raised highest quality horses to give as a tribute to the kings during Joseon Dynasty. Jeju Horse Museum is consisted of horse-riding course, cafe, capming site, and art shops by the work of village community.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Spirited Garden, 675, Nokchabunjae-ro, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 63005 South Korea
Spirited Garden was first launched in 1968 when its director Bum-Young Sung set his mind on developing a piece of deserted wasteland. Through endless trials and errors, the wasteland was designated as the number 1 private garden in South Korea.
40,000 square meters of land is divided into seven gardens and each garden is connected by a stone bridge. Grown out of long-term observation and meditation over art and life, Spirited Garden has been called one of the most beautiful garden in the world, attracting world celebrities and leaders. Mr. Sung's story of creating the garden was featured in Chinese textbooks as a model example of determined Korean spirit, along with the miracle of Han River.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: O’sulloc Tea Museum, 15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 63521 South Korea
The weather condition accompanied by abundance of sunlight, wind, and rain makes Jeju one of the largest green tea producers in Korea. Enjoy high-quality teas in the museum, and watch the scenic green tea fields from the observatory.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sanbangsan Mountain, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
Mt. Sanbangsan is made up of a huge body of lava from violent volcanic activity 700,000 to 800,000 years ago. A rich variety of curious rock formations can be found on the walls of the lava cliffs.
As its name, meaning a room inside a mountain, suggests, the mountain contains a cave where one can capture a spectacular view out over the ocean. The upper slopes of the mountain have their own distinct climate conditions and are protected for their value for botanical research.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yongmeori Beach, 181-1 Sagye-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
This beach is famous for its landscape where nearby Mt. Sanbangsan stretches into the ocean, resembling a dragon’s head going underwater. The entire area is made of sandstone stacks that were built up over millions of years. Wide rocks stacking up on one another along the seashore cliffs complete the majestic scenery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cheonjiyeon Falls, Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
The legend behind Cheonjiyeon Falls is told that seven fairies serving the King of Heaven came down to the pond on stairs of clod and bathed in the clean waters. The waterfall itself is 22 meters high and 12 meters wide. This national natural monument is also known as a famous eel-fish habitat. The forest nearby contains a variety of rare plants such as brambles.

After the tour, you will drop off at Jeju airport, fly to Seoul. Meet with our driver and head to hotel. Overnight at Seoul
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: hotel in Seoul
- 3 star : Benikea Premier Dongdaemun
- 4 star : Best Western Arirang Hill Hotel or similar class

Day 3: Seoul - Mt. Seorak - Ski resort

Stop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-do South Korea
As the sunlight seep through the morning mist, the entire valley of Mt. Seoraksan shine in snowy white. We will venture out together in magical valleys and taste Oseak, the region's famous mineral water.

This widely beloved 1,700 meters tall mountain owns such stunning views, mesmerizing waterfalls, and famous hot springs.
There are several hiking courses varying in distance and duration, and we will take a route of your preference.
Duration: 2 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 Mt. Seoraksan. By taking Gwongeumseong cable car, you can climb up to the top of mountain range, and see the fascinating rock formations. On a day with a clear view, your sight can reach as far east to look over the ocean by Sokcho city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sinheungsa Temple, Seosin-myeon, Hwaseong-si, South Korea
Built in the mid 7th ceuntury, Sinheung-sa is believed to be the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in the world.
The trail to the temple starts from a giant iron Buddha statue known as Tongil Daebul. This masterful statue was erected in the 1990's to symbolize the Korean people's hope for the reunification of North and South Korea. The almost-smiling Buddha adds a sense of serenity and spirituality to the park.
Stopping again to marvel at the view of stunning valley, Sinheungsa Temple comes into view under the sharp, jagged peaks of Mt. Seoraksan.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Daemyung Vivaldi Park Bowlingjang, 262, Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do South Korea
Lunch/Head to Ski Resort for Ski Lesson: Enjoy Skiing/Dinner/Overnight at Alpensia or Daemyeong Vivaldi Ski Resort
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Alpensia or Daemyeong Vivaldi Ski Resort or similar

Day 4: Ski resort-Daegwallyeong Hill & Sheep farm

Stop At: Daemyung Vivaldi Park Bowlingjang, 262, Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do South Korea
After the hotel pick-up, we will head to a ski resort. Ski rental & basic ski lesson will be provided. Lunch time will be prepared inside the ski resort.

Extra ski lesson will be provided for those who struggle for their first time, otherwise it is time to enjoy skiing.

Vivaldi Park Ski World has been noted for being the most visited ski resort in Korea for seven consecutive years. Its facilities are kept in a state-of-art and it is equipped with slopes suitable for all levels. It also is the closes ski resort from Seoul, being the largest in the metropolitan region.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch, 708-9, Kkotbatyangji-gil, Hoenggye-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do South Korea
Daegwallyong Hill & Sheep farm is a privately owned ranch raising sheep. The sheep grazing field is surrounded by a 1.2 meter-long circular walkway, so visitors can view the sheep at all times during their visit. It takes about 40 minutes to walk along this path. A wooden shack located in the field appeared as a backdrop of the movie 'The Man from Mars.'
To get a closer experience with the sheep, sign up for the feeding experience, where you can give hay to the sheep and even reach out to touch their fuzzy heads.

You will have dinner with local delicious food and come back to ski resort, in order to enjoy night skiing.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Alpensia or Daemyeong Vivaldi Ski Resort or similar

Day 5: Ski resort - Seoul

Stop At: Seoul, Seoul
Seoul(3hrs)- Everland(optional)

Everland Entertainment Park houses diverse attractions available to enjoy with no age limits. Different themed festivals including Tulip Festival, Rose Festival, Summer Splash, Halloween Festival, Romantic Illumination, and other festivals are held all year long.

Visiting Panda World and Safari is a recommendation for animal lovers and those who prefer the fun at a lower key!
Duration: 3 hours

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. The entry into the observatory deck in the tower is not included.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Myeongdong Shopping Street, Jung-gu, Seoul South Korea
Myeong-dong is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. Many brand name shops and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothes, shoes, cosmetics and accessories. Unlike Namdaemun or Dongdaemun, many designer brands are sold in Myeong-dong.

The streets are filled with abundance of street food vendors. Enjoy your evening in this town, which seems to have forgotten the night.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: hotel in Seoul
- 3 star : Benikea Premier Dongdaemun
- 4 star : Best Western Arirang Hill Hotel or similar class

Day 6: Seoul - DMZ

Stop At: DMZ, Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
Created on July 27, 1953, the Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. It was established by the provisions of the Korean Armistice Agreement. This heavily fortified area serves a role of a buffer zone between the North and South, along the 38th parallel. Within DMZ is a meeting point between the two nations in a small Joint Security Area(JSA), where inter-Korea negotiations take place.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dorasan Station, 307, Huimang-ro, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea
Dorasan Station is a railway station that used to connect North and South Korea. Trains travelled to both sides with goods and materials until 2008. Although this large station is now left out of operation, it remains symbolic of the hope for eventual Korean Unification.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Third Tunnel, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800 South Korea
The Third Infiltration Tunnel is one of four known tunnels under the border between North and South Korea. Discovered in 1978, the tunnel is 1mile long. It penetrates 435 meters south from the military demarcation line, and can coordinate 30,000 men in a single hour. Convincingly built to perform a rapid raid action to the South, North Korea was blamed for threatening the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement by United Nations upon its discovery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tongilchon Sageori, Gunnae-myeon, Paju-si, South Korea
Unification Village(Tongilchon) is a unique village nearest to North Korean border. At the time of its foundation, only the people who has completed their military service with no criminal record and a healthy mind and idea of nation-state were given the permission to live here. As the entry into the near DMZ area has been heavily regulated, the nature around the village is preserved in the purest form. The agricultural properties of this town is thus renowned for its high quality.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Paju Premium Outlets, 1790-8 eopheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
Korea's second premium outlet center, Paju Premium Outlet is a 1-hour drive from Seoul and was established by Korean conglomerate 'Shinsegae.' The outlet owns 165 shops and offers a wide variety of fashion brand shops.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, 674, Nodeul-ro, Dongjak-gu Metro #1 Noryangjin Station, Seoul 06900 South Korea
Noryangjin is a lively, at times chaotic, and many times very wet fish market. By wandering from one vendor to another, you will find both weird and wonderful sea creatures on display. Check out their wide variety of unusual sea food such as beltfish, penis fish, abalones, skates, sharks, and even frog eggs. Koreans generally visit the market to purchase fresh hwe, sliced raw fish. Negotiating is both acceptable and expected at Noryangjin. After a purchase is complete, you could bring the fish upstairs to have it prepared for a grub on the site.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: hotel in Seoul
- 3 star : Benikea Premier Dongdaemun
- 4 star : Best Western Arirang Hill Hotel or similar class

Day 7: Seoul

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea
We will first visit a Hanbok Rental shop to try the Korean traditional dress(Optional). You can stroll inside Gyeongbukgung palace wearing Hanbok! Wearing the dress will leave you both a special memory and 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, this 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: Namsangol Hanok Village, 28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04626 South Korea
Namsangol Hanok Village is a collection of five hanok houses from Joseon Dynasty, relocated from various parts of the city to the northern foot of Namsan Mountain. The interiors of each of the five houses reflect owners from different walks of life, from the middle class to high government officials, noblemen and aristocrats. The visitors can also participate in traditional activities such as archery and falconry, and enjoy traditional performances.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Insadong, 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: Kwangjang Market, 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195 South Korea
Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today, popularized by a recent Netflix show. The second floor of the market is filled with silk, satin, and linen bed-sheet stores, which are the largest and most famous in Seoul.
The highlight of this market is, however, discovering the animated street food stalls! We will go sampling some of the best Korean street foods here. The specialties in this market are octopus tartar and mung-bean pancakes. You will also be introduced to eccentric Korean foods such as steamed pork feet, blood sausage, and spicy chicken feet.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04566 South Korea
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has a meaning of Dream, Design, and Play. This futuristic architecture holds various exhibitions and fashion shows. The larger area surrounding it are regarded as the fashion district of Seoul. It is where the first generations of Korean fashion designers and clothing brands carried on their dreams. The area is always booming with people negotiating prices of fashion items in small independent stalls. Countless independent fashion stalls are found in the whole floors of nearby buildings.

A dinner with local food will be arranged at this place. After the day's activities, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Seoul.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: hotel in Seoul
- 3 star : Benikea Premier Dongdaemun
- 4 star : Best Western Arirang Hill Hotel or similar class

Day 8: Seoul

Pass By: Incheon, Incheon
Hotel Pickup by your driver /Head to Incheon International Airport for departure

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Departure Point
Day 1: depart from ICN Airport or Gimpo Airport to Jeju
Day 2: depart from Jeju Island to Seoul
Day 3: depart from Seoul to Ski resort
Day 4: depart from Ski resort to Daegwallyeong Hill & sheep farm
Day 5: depart from Seoul to Seoul
Day 6: depart from Seoul to DMZ
Day 7: depart from Seoul to Gyeongbokgung Palace
Day 8: depart from Seoul to ICN airport
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3 stars hotel
12/1/2019 - 2/29/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

11/22/2020 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

4 stars hotel
11/22/2019 - 1/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

11/22/2020 - 1/31/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Transport by private vehicle(MPV - semi limounsine)
  • 7 nights accommodation: 3 or 4 star hotel * 3 star hotel : Jeju Palace or Hawaii Hotel/Busan Tourist Hotel or similar * 4 star hotel: Best Western Jeju Hotel or similar
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Photo Service
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Airport Pick ups and drop offs (Incheon : Seoul, Gimpo : Jeju,
  • All cost to the vehicle (Parking lot and Gas)
  • WiFi service
  • Bottled water
  • Domestic flights: Gimpo - Jeju, Jeju - Gimpo
  • Basic Ski Lesson for 2 days
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Maze Land
  • Entry/Admission - Seongsan Ilchulbong
  • Entry/Admission - Seongeup Folk Village
  • Entry/Admission - Teddy Bear Museum Jeju
  • Entry/Admission - Jeju Horse Park
  • Entry/Admission - Spirited Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Cheonjiyeon Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Seoraksan National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gwongeumseong Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Sinheungsa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daemyung Vivaldi Park Bowlingjang
  • Entry/Admission - Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch
  • Entry/Admission - N Seoul Tower
  • Entry/Admission - DMZ
  • Entry/Admission - Gyeongbokgung Palace
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended): 5 USD tip/per person a day
  • Ski clothes, helmet, goggles, lift(you can pay on site)
  • Meal : Lunch or Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking
  • The tour price is based on Twin room sharing
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please add country code to your phone number at time of booking
  • Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (Guide phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • You must book this tour at least two weeks before the tour date to secure hotel room.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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