10 Days
Destinations Visited
SeoulGwongju CityGyeongjuHapcheon-gun
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Take Off Board an overnight flight to Seoul.
Day 2 Arrive in Seoul
  • Wheels Down Land in South Korea and begin exploring its capital city.
Day 3 Seoul
  • Guided Exploration Discover Seoul with a local guide while you admire the 40-acre Gyeonbok Palace, visit the National Folk Museum, wander the streets of Insadong, and travel to the Namdaemun open-air market with a local guide.
Day 4 Continue in Seoul
  • See the Demilitarized Zone Take a full day excursion to a Demilitarized Zone where you will tour Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and Dora Observatory.
  • Return to Seoul
  • LEAP Culinary Korea
Day 5 Jeonju & Gwangju City
  • Jeonju Travel to Jeonju and explore the Jeonju Hanok Village where old traditions are still practiced.
  • Gwangju City Continue on to Gwangju City.
Day 6 Boseong & Gwangju City
  • Boseong Travel to Boseong, home of a large green tea field that supplies 40% of the country’s green tea.
  • Tour of Gwangju Return to Gwangju City and explore with a local guide.
Day 7 Haeinsa
  • Travel to Haeinsa
  • Tour the Temple Discover Tripitaka Koreana at Haeinsa Temple. This collection of 81,258 wooden printing blocks is the most complete collection of the Buddhist Canon found in East Asia.
  • Transfer to Gyeongju
Day 8 Tour Gyeongju
  • Cultural Exploration Spend the day touring Gyeongju, the old capital city of the Shilla Kingdom. Discover the cultural history of the Gyeongju district at the Gyeongju National Museum. Visit Bulguksa, one of Korea’s best known temples. See one of the world’s finest shrines of Buddha at Seoggram Grotto. Bulguksa Temple and Seoggram Grotto are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • LEAP Sunmodo Training
Day 9 Travel back to Seoul
  • Yongin Travel to Yongin and tour the Korean Folk Village, a living museum of life from several centuries ago.
  • Continue to Suwon Then, see the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.
  • Return to Seoul
Day 10 Return Home to the United States
  • National Museum Before heading home, visit the National Museum of Korea, a sanctuary of Korean culture (time permitting).
  • Farewell! Enjoy your flight home.
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