Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

South Korean Summer Adventure (8 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Seoul, South Korea To Seoul, South Korea

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Seoul, South Korea
Conrad Seoul Dinner

Begin your adventure in Seoul, windsurfing the Han River, the mighty waterway that splits the mega-city in two. Wake boarding and water skiing options are also available, although for Seoul residents, windsurfing is the sport of choice along the Han. Spend the night relaxing at a jjimjilbang, the Korean-style spa. Rest this evening at your luxury hotel-- we recommend either the Ritz-Carlton or the Conrad.

Day 2
Odaesan National Park, South Korea
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enter Gangwondo’s Odaesan National Park. During the latter part of the day, trek to Birobong Peak, stopping at your discretion to the various Buddhist shrines along the way. Spend the night in the park, camping out Korean-style.

Day 3
Chuncheon, South Korea
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, traverse the waters of the scenic Gangwondo province via canoeing, rafting, or kayaking. This afternoon, en route to the Gangwondo capital city of Chuncheon, cycle the hilly terrain with its stunning vistas. After your arrival in Chuncheon, take part in an authentic local meal of dalkkalbi, a savory chicken dish served family style. Spend the night in a pension, a popular destination for travelers in Korea.

Day 4
Seoul, South Korea
Ansan, South Korea
Conrad Seoul Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, muster your courage and prepare youself for the thrill of a lifetime. You're going to sky dive in Ansan. Located on the western coast of the Korean peninsula, Ansan is the nation’s sole destination for this exhilarating activity. Attain a rare bird’s-eye view of this mountainous country from over two miles in the air. Spend the night back in Seoul.

Day 5
Jeju Island, South Korea
The Shilla Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake early this morning and catch a flight south to Jeju. Unwind on the gorgeous Jeju Island, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Explore the beaches, decompress at your hotel’s spa, and prepare for your dive tomorrow morning.

Day 6
Jeju Island, South Korea
The Shilla Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Jeju’s underwater world in a diving excursion. Jeju is a famous diving destination, with its tradition of haenyeo, or Jeju diving women, who are able to stay submerged for over two minutes without equipment. Of course, you will be given equipment for your dives. Later, charter a boat or just relax on the beach at your leisure.

Day 7
Jeju Island, South Korea
The Shilla Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your final day, hike Hallasan, Jeju’s central mountain and a Korean favorite. Structurally a shield volcano, this natural gem is home to the oldest Buddhist temple of the island. Close the day at Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as “Sunrise Peak,” a volcanic crater ideal for viewing the sunrises (or sunsets) of this island escape.

Day 8
Seoul, South Korea
None Breakfast

Depart for Seoul and connect to your long-haul flight home or to your next destination.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

Embark on a thrilling summertime excursion in Korea. From late spring to early autumn, Korea offers a plethora of outdoor activities and adventures, ranging from skydiving in Ansan to windsurfing Seoul’s Han River to hiking on Jeju Island. Your journey will cover a significant amount of this diverse land, and along the way, decompress between adventures at Korean-style saunas, called jjimjilbangs. In addition, venture off the tourist path to take part in several unique, exclusive Remote Lands activities, thereby ensuring an unforgettable excursion into the soul of this beautiful land.


Highlights


  •     Windsurf in Seoul’s iconic Han River

  •     Explore the scenic Gangwondo province with camping, biking, and canoeing

  •     Sky dive in the coastal city of Ansan

  •     Witness the natural splendor of Jeju Island, a UNESCO World Heritage

  •     Hike Jeju’s Mount Halla, one of the nation’s three mightiest mountains

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
  • 25%

Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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By: Squash1


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Perfect

By: Dustin and Eli


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

Taiwan 2018 trip

By: Cindi


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

far east

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye

Japan

By: Joel and Kathy


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow