This 4-day tour of western Korea is filled with a variety of distinct Korean cuisine and the beautiful scenery of the countryside. Somewhat off the beaten path, this western Korea tour is different from eastern Korean tours because the cities that you will visit are not as well known to most people. The tour kicks off in Seoul, goes through the south-western part of Korea with stops in Daejeon and Jeonju, and then heads off to Odongdo Island in Yeosu before finally ending back in Seoul.This delightful cultural experiences of unknown but famous sites will amaze you as a veteran guide escorts you throughout the 4 day course. This tour offers you the opportunity to be adventures and visit the parts of Korea that are not that well-known today!
Day 1 (Sat): Seoul ' Gongju ' Daejeon (L,D) Meet up with your guide and driver at the lobby of your hotel in Seoul. Depart for Gongju the ancient capital of Baekje Kingdom. Experience the tea ceremony with a Buddhist monk at Magoksa Temple, a representative temple surrounded by a mountain and rivers in Chungcheongnam-do Province. Next, visit Tomb of Muryeong King with the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb. Then, continue to Gongsanseong Fortress, a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period. Transfer to Daejeon. After dinner, check in at hotel and remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Daejeon: Interciti Hotel or similar (5-Star)
Day 2 (Sun): Daejeon ' Jeonju ' Jinan ' Gwangju (B,L,D) After breakfast, leave for Jeonju and visit Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. Afterwards, head to Jeonju Bibimbab to enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Visit Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Then leave for Gwangju for hotel check in.
Overnight in Gwangju: Holiday Inn Gwangju or similar (5-Star)
Day 3 (Mon): Gwangju ' Boseong ' Suncheon ' Yeosu (B,L,D) After breakfast, head to the very beautiful Boseong Green Tea Plantation filled with green tea fields and cedar trees. Next, visit Naganeupseong Folk Village where you can observe the daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area. Then, explore Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park, thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man, and then stop by Yongsan Observatory to see the bay's beautiful view. For the last stop of the day, visit Suncheonman Bay Eco-Museum, established to provide a research and education facility to preserve the area's natural habitats. After dinner, check in hotel and remainder of day is at leisure.
Overnight in Yeosu: Hidden Bay Hotel or similar (5-Star)
Day 4 (Tue): Yeosu ' Jinju ' Seoul (B,L) After breakfast, take a ferry to Odongdo Island where you can simply walk along the breakwater with 70 species of wild flowers. Next, visit Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Drop off service is available at T-Mark Hotel, T-Mark Grand Hotel, Lotte Hotel Seoul and Center Mark Hotel.
Please note: You can transfer to your hotel in Seoul by an international taxi for free upon request. Please provide local operator with your hotel information where you are staying overnight after the tour at time of booking.