Join us on a first-of-its kind vegan tour through South Korea, a hidden gem in East Asia, visiting many of the country´s cultural highlights.
South Korea is a fascinating destination that offers a unique blend of traditional culture, modern cities, and stunning natural landscapes.
From the bustling streets of Seoul to the tranquil beauty of a temple, there is something for everyone in this vibrant country.
You will explore historic palaces, sample delicious, vegan cuisine, shop for great souvenirs and gifts and simply relax in a traditional spa.
South Korea is a country where K-Pop and Temple Stays co-exist and you will be able to experience both.
With friendly locals, efficient transportation, and a rich cultural heritage, South Korea is a must-visit destination in Asia.
Day 1: INCHEON-SEOUL
Arrive at Incheon Airport, where your guide will meet you and will bring you to your hotel. Check in starts at 15.00
Enjoy the rest of the day before we meet for a welcome dinner and a visit to
Day 2: SEOUL
Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changing of Guards Ceremony) and The Blue House.
After lunch, we will learn how to make Kimchi and visit Seoul Tower for a great view of the city before dinner.
Day 3: SEOUL-SUWON-JINAN-JEONJU
Today, we will transfer to Suwon (approximately 1 hr).
We will visit Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and then drive to Jinan – stopping along the way to get lunch.
Upon arrival, we will visit Mount Mai and Tapsa Temple before we get to relax at the Spa at Jinan Red Ginseng Spa.
After the spa, we will drive to Jeonju, where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night. Or maybe join others for some karaoke?!
Day 4: JEONJU - TEMPLE STAY
This morning, we will tour Jeonju Hanok Village and enjoy some free time
After lunch, we will drive to the temple, where we will check in and get a short overview of our temple stay before we get to enjoy a traditional temple food dinner.
We also get to take part in the Buddhist evening ceremony / Evening chanting and enjoy the experience of making 108 prostrations.
It will be an early night since we need to get up early.
Day 5: TEMPLE STAY - BAMBOO GARDEN
We will start the day with a Buddhist morning ceremony/ Dawn chanting (optional), followed by a Temple breakfast and Tea Ceremony with a monk.
After a short drive, we will visit Juknokwon Bamboo Garden.
You get to spend some free time in Gwangju before dinner.
Day 6: GWANGJU
Today, we will visit Mudeungsan National Park, one of Korea´s most famous National Parks.
After lunch, we get to experience Gwangju Traditional Culture like wearing a Hanbok (traditional dress) and we get to watch a traditional performance.
Our day ends with a delicious dinner before we call it a night.
Day 7: GWANGJU - SUNCHEON - YEOSU
Today, we will drive to Suncheon and visit Naganeupseong Folk Village
After lunch, we will visit Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve, a nature reserve with a great view of an estuary.
From there, we will drive to the coastal city of Yeosu, where we get to go on the maritime cable car for a bird's eye view of the city and bay and enjoy dinner before heading back to the hotel.
Day 8: YEOSU - HADONG - BUSAN
Today, we will transfer to Hadong and visit the Haddong Starway Skywalk, followed by free time at the market and lunch
After lunch, we will visit Ssanggyesa Temple before driving to Busan, where we get to rest a little before dinner.
Day 9: BUSAN
Today, we will visit Gamcheon Culture Village, and Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower (Observatory) .
After lunch, we will visit the UN Memorial Cemetery & Oryukdo Park before some free time in Haeundae Beach before dinner.
Day 10: BUSAN - GYEONGJU
Today, we will drive to Gyeongju and visit Bulkuksa Temple. After our temple visit, we will walk to Seokguram Grotto.
After lunch, we will visit Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond before checking into our hotel.
We will enjoy a night view of Wolijeonggyo Bridge after dinner before heading back to our hotel.
Day 11: GYEONGJU - SEOUL
Today, we visit the Cheomseongdae Observatory and the Cheonma Royal Tumuli (burial mounds)
We will also visit the Gyeongju National Museum which is full of amazing treasures.
After some free time and lunch, we will take the high speed KTX train back to Seoul.
Once back in Seoul, we will drive to Namdaemun Market & enjoy some free time before dinner.
Day 12: SEOUL - DMZ - SEOUL
Today, we will get to experience the DMZ - demilitarized zone.
We will board DMZ buses, visit the 3rd Infiltration tunnel, the DMZ Exhibition and New Dora Observatory. Dora Mountain Station, Dorasan (Ghost) Station which will reconnect both Koreas (the 3 different sights represent the Past, Present & Future)
You will also have time to explore the Freedom Bridge at Imjingak Park, the DMZ train and other monuments.
We then return to Seoul for free time before our special farewell dinner.
Day 13: SEOUL - INCHEON AIRPORT
Breakfast at hotel
Free time until check-out time (Before 11am-12pm)
Transfer to Incheon airport or continue your stay in Seoul and other parts of Asia
While we did our best to make this trip as vegan-friendly as possible, you might need to cut some corners here and there.
For example, multiple plant milks might not always be available and hotel breakfast will feature non-vegan items. We are one of the very first vegan groups to South Korea, so please help us make this trip successful by keeping an open mind and being ok with not everything be perfect (or, better said: what you are used to at home) all the time.
We do not recommend this trip to anyone with a soy allergy.
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