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South Korea Explored

Trip Length

Trip Code

12 days PCSK

Countries Visited

South Korea

Start City

End City

Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea
South Korea Explored

The volcanic island of Jeju in the Korea Strait is South Korea’s largest and perhaps most stunning island. Amongst other attractions, this 1,846 km squared World Heritage Site is home to an extensive network of lava tubes, the Cheonjeyeon and Cheonjiyeon waterfalls, and the impressive (and active) Mount Halla. It’s a true slice of South Korean paradise.



Why we love it:

South Korea Explored

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Seoul

Accommodation: IP Boutique Hotel or similar, Seoul


Day 2-3: Seoul

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: IP Boutique Hotel or similar, Seoul


Day 4: Naksansa

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Nakasana Temple or simialr, Nakasana


Day 5: Mount Seorak

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Seorak Kensington Hotel or similar, Seorak


Day 6: Suaedang

Accommodation: Chiamgotaek Guest House


Day 7: Gyeongju

Accommodation: Gyeongju Hyundai Hotel or similar, Gyeongju


Day 8: Gyeongju

Accommodation: Gyeongju Hyundai Hotel or similar, Gyeongju


Day 9: Jeju

Accommodation: Jeju Ramada Hotel or similar, Jeju


Day 10-11: Jeju

Accommodation: Jeju Ramada Hotel or similar, Jeju


Day 12: Seoul

Accommodation: IP Boutique Hotel or similar, Seoul


Your Trip

What's Included

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

What to know


Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

South Korea
With a confirmed onward ticket, visitors from nearly all West European countries, New Zealand, Australia and around 30 other countries receive 90-day permits on arrival. Citizens of Italy and Portugal receive 60-day permits, and Canadians receive a six-month permit. Visitors from the USA receive 90-day permits. Around 20 countries, including the Russian Federation, China, India, the Philippines and Nigeria, do not qualify for visa exemptions. Citizens from these countries must apply for a tourist visa, which allows a stay of 90 days. For more information please contact your local Consulate/Embassy. Several countries do not require Visas to visit South Korea. We kindly ask that you consult with the website of the closest South Korean Embassy to you


You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel ( page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

South Korea

"Korea and Her Neighbours" by Isabella Bird Bishop. "The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History." by Don Oberdorfer South Korea, Lonely Planet Guide.

Important Information

Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Peregrine's local ground representative Venture can be reached on +81 (80) 3012 9269

If booking a Single Supplement please note a single room is not available for the nights which we spend at Temples.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

10 February 2014

General Contact Details

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