Hanbok Family
FROM: R61,545 pp
South Korea Family Adventure - 9 days map

SEMI INDEPENDENT FAMILY TOUR: Embark on a "Seoul"-ful family adventure with our exciting journey through the vibrant streets of Seoul to the scenic landscapes of Jeonju and Gyeongju. Explore Busan's artistic "Gamcheon Culture Village" with its delightful street art and experience the serenity of a temple stay. Enjoy thrilling cable car rides, explore historical wonders, and savour the unique tastes of Korean cuisine together.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Seoul - Admire the view from Namsan Tower, see Gyeongbokgung Palace, join a taekwondo class and watch an acrobatic Nanta Show
Gyeongju - Join a walking tour of the ancient Silla capital, see Anapji Pond and drink tea in a 300-year-old teahouse
Busan - Take a dip at Songdo Beach, ride the Marine Cable Car, and try delicious street food at Jagalchi Fish Market
Jeonju Hanok Village - Stay overnight in Jeonju Hanok Village, home to over 700 traditional Korean 'hanoks,' and try your hand at a Bibimbap cooking class
Golgusa Temple - Stay at a traditional Buddhist temple where you can join a meditation session, chat to the monks and eat local food

Included

1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, including traditional vegetarian dinner during temple stay
1 night simple hanok accommodation in Jeonju
Entrance fees to all included sites
All transportation via public transport and private transfers
Nanta Show in Seoul
7 nights in 3 star hotels
1 night Golgulsa Temple stay
Local English speaking licensed tour guides for scheduled sightseeing
Taekwondo class in Seoul
Korean Bibimbap cooking class in Jeonju

Not Included

Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
International flights and visas
Optional activities
Airport transfers

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to South Korea

Welcome to Seoul, the bustling capital of South Korea! Upon arrival at the airport, make your way to the hotel. At 14:30, there will be a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby. Here, you will meet your guide and fellow travelers.

This afternoon, get ready to master the art of taekwondo with a class. Afterwards, choose to join the group for an optional dinner in Myeongdong or explore the area at your own pace.

Cap off the evening with a scenic Namsan Cable Car ride to Namsan, where you'll visit the Namsan Tower Observatory, offering stunning views. Conclude the day with a cable car descent, returning to the hotel.
Overnight: Seoul

Day 2

Gyeongbokgung Palace & Hanok Village

This morning, we will take public transportation to the iconic Gyeongbokgung Palace. Witness the fascinating Royal Guard Changing Ceremony before immersing yourself in the traditional Korean experience by renting a Hanbok. Enjoy free exploration of Gyeongbok Palace, with the option to join an English-speaking tour conducted by palace guides.

Enjoy lunch, followed by a visit to the charming Bukchon Hanok Village. Take in the surroundings and proceed to Insadong for free time to explore traditional culture, antique shops, teahouses, and handicrafts.

In the evening, experience the unmissable Nanta Show, a 90-minute comedy performance featuring chefs preparing a wedding banquet using kitchen utensils for percussion. Conclude the day with free time to explore Myeongdong.
Overnight: Seoul  |  Lunch

Day 3

Free Day in Seoul

Enjoy a free day in Seoul to explore as you wish!

Delve into the scenic beauty of Nami Island or experience thrilling rollercoasters at Korea's own "Disneyland," Lotte World. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Seoul by spending the day wandering through its bustling streets. Indulge in shopping sprees, dance to K-pop, and enjoy the diverse flavours of street food. The day is yours to shape however you'd like!
Overnight: Seoul

Day 4

Hanok Stay

Seoul - Jeonju. This morning, take a taxi to Yongsan Station, where you will board the KTX train bound for Jeonju. Once in Jeonju, head to the Jeonju Hanok Village. After checking in your luggage, join a bibimbap cooking class. Bibimbap, a quintessential Korean dish, showcases a colorful ensemble of vegetables, rice, meat, and a spicy gochujang (red chili paste) sauce.

After the cooking class, the remainder of the day is yours to explore the enchanting Jeonju Hanok Village - Korea's largest Hanok village. Roam the picturesque streets, discovering tasty snacks and hidden cafes.
Overnight: Jeonju  |  Lunch

Day 5

Charming Gyeongju

Jeonju - Gyeongju. Today, we head for Gyeongju, taking an express limousine bus from Shiwye Bus Terminal. Upon arrival, join a captivating walking tour of the city. Explore iconic sites, including the Chunmachong Ancient Tombs scattered across Gyeongju's city center, Daereungwon Tumuli Park, and the oldest existing astronomical observatory in East Asia, Cheomseongdae. You will even get to taste traditional tea in a 300-year-old Hanok.

As evening falls, enjoy a traditional Korean dinner before heading to Donggung Palace for enchanting night views of Anapji Pond.
Overnight: Gyeongju  |  Dinner

Day 6

Golgulsa Temple Stay

This morning, enjoy free time to explore Gyeongju at your own pace. Consider visiting Bulguksa Temple, a UNESCO World Cultural Asset or the scenic Woljeonggyo bridge.

In the afternoon, you will take a private bus to Golgulsa Temple for your overnight temple stay. You will be following the temple's schedule on your arrival day. After an orientation on temple etiquette, you will take part in activities including meditation, communal work, and Sunmudo training followed by a traditional vegetarian dinner to end the day.

Tonight's accommodation embraces simplicity, aligning with the monks' lifestyle. Expect very basic amenities, with blankets, linens, and pillows provided for sleeping on the floor. Gender-segregated rooms, shared by 3-4 people, feature en-suite bathrooms. It's a communal experience where you may share your room with other travelers.
Overnight: Gyeongju  |  Dinner

Day 7

Train to Busan

Gyeongju - Busan. This morning, wake up bright an early for a morning Buddhist chanting and meditation session, followed by a traditional Buddhist vegetarian breakfast. You'll have some time to rest before check-out and transfer to the station for your train journey to Busan.

Our first stop in Busan will be the Gamcheon Culture Village, a vibrant and artistic community known for its colorful houses, narrow alleys, and creative street art. Enjoy free time to explore the village.

We will then depart for Songdo Beach, where we'll embark on an adventure that includes a ride on the Songdo Marine Cable Car. For those seeking an extra thrill, an upgrade to a glass bottom cabin is available!

Come evening, we'll explore the lively Jalgachi Fish Market, offering a delightful array of street food options from various vendors. Stroll through the trendy BIFF Square Entertainment and shopping district in Nampo-dong, where the evening will unfold at your own pace.
Overnight: Busan  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Beautiful Busan

This morning, we will take the public bus to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, a stunning temple nestled along the scenic shoreline and often hailed as South Korea's most beautiful.

As the day progresses, venture to Gwangalli Beach in the afternoon. Here, unwind, take a refreshing swim, or dine in at a beachfront restaurant. Come evening, opt for an hour-long Sightseeing Boat excursion along the Busan coast.

The remainder of the night is yours to spend at leisure. Seek recommendations from your guide to make the most of your final night on this memorable tour.
Overnight: Busan

Day 9

Goodbye

Busan - Seoul. This morning, check out of your hotel and take a taxi transfer to Busan station. Board the train bound for Seoul, where your tour arrangements upon arrival in the bustling capital. Safe travels!

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 3 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling in Twin, Double or Triple Rooms. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults and is subject to availability.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945
R61,545
R76,945

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Post Tour Accommodation - Seoul - Family tour
R1,875
R3,755

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Skypark Myeongdong I, Seoul

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Hotel Skypark, nestled in the heart of Myeongdong, offers sophisticated accommodations with complimentary WiFi, providing easy access to nearby shopping districts. Each tastefully designed room features ambient lighting, a flat-screen TV, and an air purifier, while the bathrooms boast bidets and personal safety boxes ensure peace of mind. Hotel Skypark goes beyond accommodation, offering practical amenities such as luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk, while a fully-equipped business center with fax facilities caters to the needs of guests.

Jeonju Hanok Village Stay, Jeonju

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

Immerse in K-culture with an overnight stay in a hanok, a traditional Korean house. Emphasizing nature's beauty and serene spaces, hanoks offer an ideal setting to appreciate life's slower pace. Featuring wooden structures and a front yard, each window provides a clear view, fostering relaxation and connection with nature. Modern hanoks, equipped with amenities like beds, ensure a comfortable yet culturally rich stay. Jeonju Hanok village, the nation's largest, seamlessly combines traditional charm with trendy streets, making it a renowned tourist destination in Korea.

Gyeongju GG Tourist Hotel, Gyeongju

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Gyeongju GG Tourist Hotel offers a blend of convenience and comfort, granting guests complimentary access to the gym, a male-only sauna, and a functional business center, all complemented by free property-wide WiFi. The rooms, available in regular or Korean-style setups, ensure a comfortable stay with amenities like air conditioning, heating, flat-screen TVs, and en suite bathrooms featuring convenient shower facilities. Dining options range from the hotel's restaurant serving an American breakfast to an array of dining choices just a brief 3-minute walk away.

Golgulsa Temple Stay, Gyeongju

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

Spend a day experiencing traditional life at a working Buddhist temple in Gyeongju, and spend a night here. During your stay, you will follow the temple schedule, including meditation, chanting, Sunmudo martial arts demonstrations, and you will help out with temple chores. Food is basic and vegetarian but fresh and delicious! Accommodation is in gender-segregated rooms of 3-4 people, and you will be sleeping on the floor, although blankets, linen and pillows are provided.

Ibis Ambassador City Centre , Busan

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Strategically positioned in the heart of Busan, the Ibis Ambassador Busan City Centre offers a convenient and well-connected hub for travelers. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi throughout the hotel, while the air-conditioned guest rooms provide comfort and convenience with amenities like a flat-screen TV, personal safe, and electric kettle. The private bathrooms feature a shower and a hairdryer. With a prime location, the bustling Seomyeon area is a short 10-minute walk away, and key transportation hubs like Busan KTX Station and Gimhae International Airport are easily accessible.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Seoul
Ends
Seoul
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 3 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3 star, traditonal Hanok & Temple stay
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 1, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No - can be booked on request
Dep. Transfer
No - can be booked on request
Lights brightening the beautiful cityscape in Seoul
Lights brightening the beautiful cityscape in Seoul
Lights brightening the beautiful cityscape in Seoul
Traditional Korean hanok village area in Jeonju city
Pagodas lit up at night on the Anapji Pond in Gyeongju
Pagodas lit up at night on the Anapji Pond in Gyeongju
Aerial view of the cityscape in Busan, lit up at night
Aerial view of the cityscape in Busan, lit up at night
Aerial view of the cityscape in Busan, lit up at night
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