South Korea, The Land of Morning Calm
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Jamie planned my 6-day spring break trip last year to Goa. Being a beach lover, she selected the perfect destination for my travel plans to India. She provided me with a driver, selected a comfortable and affordable accommodation to my liking (within walking distance from the beach), and planned a nice mix of fun-filled activities and downtime for rest and relaxation. Many thanks to Jamie for making my trip one for the books...
Michael Angelo, April 2022
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Trip Summary

Annyeonghaseyo, and welcome to the beginning of an incredible journey through South Korea! This itinerary will take you not only through the fun, funky, and fascinating city of Seoul, but also beyond - where you can learn how Korea came to be nicknamed "The Land of Morning Calm." On this unique journey, you will delve into Korea's rich history and traditions, experience Korean culture, marvel at Korea's natural beauty, and have a great time along the way. Get your walking shoes and party pants ready because Korea is calling your name!

Cultural Introduction to Seoul! 

You will arrive at Incheon Airport in Seoul where a driver will pick you up to take you to your accommodation. Now, let the adventure begin! Start off your Korean journey with a visit to Seoul’s oldest and most popular palace: Gyeongbokgung. Make sure to see the traditional changing of the guard, explore the beautiful gardens, and admire the intricate architecture - minutes from your hotel. Next, wander through time in Bukchon Hanok Village, located just a short walk from the palace. This beautiful, traditional Korean neighborhood is a must-see. Explore various local shops and enjoy a traditional Korean BBQ dinner or tea in one of the hannoks (traditional homes) at your leisure. Wrap up your first day in Seoul with a visit to a traditional Korean bathhouse, or jjimjilbang. Embrace this cultural staple to end your day feeling truly relaxed and rejuvenated. Leave your inhibitions at the door! (Men and women bathe separately.)

What's included:

  •  accommodation
  •  airport transfer

Eat, Drink, and be Merry! 

Immerse yourself in an authentic Korean cooking class with a local chef at her home. Visit a local market to purchase fresh ingredients, sample treats, and learn about the sensory experience that is Korean cuisine. Make traditional dishes like ‘Bibimbap’ rice or ‘Sanjeok’ pancakes before sitting down to enjoy a traditional Korean ‘Hanjeongsik’ dinner. Includes lunch and dinner, traditional Korean masks, welcome drink, and introduction to the Korean language. Next, record your own K-pop banger in a professional studio where famous K-pop stars have worked. After the 90-minute recording session, leave with your own audio recording and self-made music video. Work with professional recording engineers and vocal trainers to create your own truly unique souvenir. Spend your evening getting lost in Hongdae for some of Seoul's best shopping and nightlife. Start off with street food outside Hongdae University Metro Stop 9. Enjoy various street performances ranging from live painters to rap battles as you sip a Soju-infused adult “Capri Sun.” Then visit a Korean noraebang for a very Korean karaoke experience. Then get the real party started. Meander from one trendy pub to the next and dance the night away Korean style.

What's included:

  • accommodation
  • breakfast
  • cooking workshop including food 
  • recording session (or alternative)

Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Seoul on your own. Suggestions include:

  • Haneul Park
  • Seoul Tower
  • National Folk Museum of Korea
  • Recovering from your night in Hongdae

*Details available upon request 

Next, put your creative skills to the test! Join in on a one-of-a-kind traditional Korean pottery workshop where you will create a unique piece and leave with a mug of your own. Embrace your inner artist for the afternoon with a visit to the famous Gangnam area. Explore the many local museums and shops. Then stop by Get Alright live music bar in the evening for a taste of Seoul's music scene. (Live music usually starts at 9-10 pm- schedule updated weekly.)

What's included:

  • accommodation 
  • breakfast
  • pottery workshop 
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Trip Inclusions

Included - 8 days and 7 nights
Local flights
Not included
Included - airport transfer upon arrival and train tickets
Included - as mentioned in itinerary
Korean Cooking Class | Pottery workshop | Seoraksan (Mount Stork) National Park | Busan Gamcheon Culture Village
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Jamie is a hopeless travel enthusiast and lover of life. She believes deeply that travel not only allows us to better understand the world, but to better understand our place in it. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania and first moved abroad when she was 18 years old. Since then, she has been to nearly 60 countries and has lived in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, South Korea, and the UK. Jamie spends her free time exploring her home in the UAE, practicing photography, cuddling her rescue kitties, and, of course, planning her next adventure!

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