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South Korea is a charming and energetic country with lots to offer. With 8 UNESCO World Heritage sights, charming rural folk villages, mountains, discover the thousand year old ancient capital to the vibrant landscape and fashion metropolis of Seoul. Gyeongju, the cultural heart of the country is the capital of the ancient Shilla Dynasty – the longest surviving kingdom in the history of Korea boasting several historical areas and sights. The most visited island, Jeju is also commonly known as Korea’s honeymoon island, with its pleasant weather and abundance of natural scenery, from the beautiful coastal terrain to the mighty Mt Halla volcano, parks and waterfalls. Also, experience the charm of Suwon with its ancient Hwaseong Fortress!

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  • 8 Days Korea UNESCO Sites, Culture & Landscapes (Specially Prepared for Daryl Yeo & Family)

    South Korea is a charming and energetic country with lots to offer. With 8 UNESCO World Heritage sights, charming rural folk villages, mountains, discover the thousand year old ancient capital to the vibrant landscape and fashion metropolis of Seoul. Gyeongju, the cultural heart of the country is the capital of the ancient Shilla

    dynasty the longest surviving kingdom in the history of Korea boasting several historical areas and sights. The most visited island, Jeju is also commonly known as Koreas honeymoon island, with its pleasant weather and

    abundance of natural scenery, from the beautiful coastal terrain to the mighty Mt Halla volcano, parks and waterfalls. Also, experience the charm of Suwon with its ancient Hwaseong Fortress!

    Flights At A Glance:

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

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    Fly 27Nov Singapore / Incheon SQ 600 0805/1530 (6h 25m) Daily Fly 01Dec Busan / Jeju KE 1011 1540/1635 (0h 55m) Daily Fly 03Dec Jeju / Seoul (Gimpo) KE 1218 1430/1535 (1h 05m) Daily Fly 04Dec Incheon / Singapore SQ 609 1635/2215 (6h 40m) Daily

  • DAY 01 27th NOV (THU) SINGAPORE / INCHEON / SUWON Early this morning, make your way to Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Incheon.

    On arrival at Incheon Intl Airport, be met by your English-Speaking guide and driver as you are transferred to the city of Suwon a modern city with an ancient charm. After a brief orientation of the city, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. After settling down, you will enjoy a welcome Korean-styled dinner in a local restaurant to begin your experience.

    Overnight: Ramada Plaza Hotel, Suwon Meals: Dinner

    DAY 02 28th NOV (FRI) SUWON (EXCURSION TO EVERLAND) This morning, be met and a short drive later takes you to the Yongin Everland the first family amusement park built in South Korea and home to over 40 exhilarating rides and attractions, spend a fun-filled day to experience at leisure. We then return to Suwon where we will visit the Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and built by King Jeongjo in the late 18th Century during the Joseon Dynasty as a defensive fortification against political rebels.

    Overnight: Ramada Plaza Hotel, Suwon Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 03 29th NOV (SAT) SUWON / ANDONG This morning, we journey to Andong - the home of traditional Korean culture and blessed with cultural items from virtually every period of Koreas history. There are many wonderful wooden cultural artefacts, which had preserved the memories of the past, allowing you to appreciate the culture of Korean ancestors. People have lived in this area since ancient times and as a result, the richness of Koreas magnificent folk culture has been integrated into Korean daily lives. We visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hahoe Folk Village and along with Yangdong, are two of Koreas most representative historic clan villages. You will also spend a night in a traditional hanok, a Korean traditional guesthouse to experience a warm and sincere Korean hospitality.

    Overnight: Rak-Ko-Jae, Hahoe (Andong) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Special Ginseng Chicken Dinner

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

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    Fly 27Nov Singapore / Incheon SQ 600 0805/1530 (6h 25m) Daily

  • DAY 04 30th NOV (SUN) ANDONG / GYEONGJU Today, we continue south to Gyeongju capital of the ancient Shilla Kingdom between 7th 9th centuries. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bulguksa Temple, the Temple of the Land Buddha, is a testimony to both the skill of Silla architects and the depth of Buddhist faith at the time. Another UNESCO site nearby is the Seokguram Buddhist Grotto which displays world religious arts. We then continue to Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Our last stop is the Gyeongju National Museum which displays the cultural history of the district.

    Overnight: Hilton Gyeongju Hotel, Gyeongju Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 05 01st DEC (MON) GYEONGJU / BUSAN / JEJU This morning, we will drive to Busan (1hr) Koreas second largest city, a major sea port, a busy regional airport and essentially the seafood capital of Korea. We visit the busy and bustling Jagalchi Market where you will see an astonishing variety of the freshest catch from the Sea of Japan. We recommend you try some uplifting sashimi perhaps. Thereafter, transfer to Pusan Gimhae Intl Airport for your flight to Jeju.

    On arrival at Jeju Intl Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you may rest for the day.

    Overnight: The Shilla, Jeju Meals: Breakfast

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

    [email protected] Web. www.countryholidays.com.sg

    Fly 01Dec Busan / Jeju KE 1011 1540/1635 (0h 55m) Daily

  • DAY 06 02nd DEC (TUE) JEJU Today, we have a full day excursion of Jeju. First, visit the Teddy Bear Museum to see a collection of teddy bears in different costumes. Continue along the scenic southern coast while admiring the towering Mount Hallasan. You will then arrive at the Seongsan Ilchubong (Sunrise Peak) rising 182m from the sea in a series of volcanic eruptions more than 100,000 years ago. Take a short hike to the peak and marvel at the astonishing scenery! Next, we visit the Jeju Haenyeo Museum to learn about the lives of the haenyeo women divers. As the nation progresses, the women divers also aged and soon the cultural assets will soon diminish as young females are no longer taking on this unique trade. We complete our tour with a short drive and visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Manjanggul Cave one of the finest lava tunnels in the world and designated a natural monument. Step into the surreal and bizarre realm and admire the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. As we return to your hotel, we enjoy a delightful dinner experience of Jejus famous black pork BBQ and other dishes!

    Overnight: The Shilla, Jeju Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 07 03rd DEC (WED) JEJU / SEOUL Spend a leisure morning before transferring to Jeju Intl Airport for your domestic flight to Seoul.

    On arrival at Seoul Gimpo Intl Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Overnight: The Grand Hotel Myeongdong Meals: Breakfast

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

    [email protected] Web. www.countryholidays.com.sg

    Fly 03Dec Jeju / Seoul (Gimpo) KE 1218 1430/1535 (1h 05m) Daily

  • DAY 08 04th DEC (THU) SEOUL / INCHEON / SINGAPORE Spend a leisure day before being met in the afternoon and transfer to Incheon Intl Airport for your flight return to Singapore.

    Meals: Breakfast

    END OF TOUR

    TOUR PRICE PER PERSON: - The following prices are based on 2 Adults & 2 Child travelling together; - The prices stated can only be indicative and may be adjusted once we have your date of

    travel, the exact number of people in your groups and other specific requirements.

    Our Recommended Hotels: BEST Price Per Person

    2N in Ramada Plaza Hotel, Suwon 1N in Rak-Ko-Jae Hahoe, Andong 1N in Hilton Gyeongju Hotel, Gyeongju 2N in The Shilla, Jeju 1N in The Grand Hotel Myeongdong, Seoul

    TO BE ADVISED

    GRAND TOTAL (Family)

    TO BE ADVISED

    Cost includes: - One-way economy airfare on Korean Air (Busan Jeju); - One-way economy airfare on Korean Air (Jeju Seoul Gimpo); - All accommodations with daily breakfast as stated; - Other meals as stated; - All visits, activities and admission as stated unless stated as Optional or At Leisure - Air-conditioned private vehicle; - Services of Professional English-speaking Guide;

    Cost excludes: - International airfare on Singapore Airlines (SIN-Incheon-SIN); - Gratuities to driver/guides; - Personal and other expenses not stated; - Travel Insurance; - Any extra meals other than specified; - Any expenses incurred beyond our control due to natural disaster, weather conditions, etc.

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

    [email protected] Web. www.countryholidays.com.sg

    Fly 04Dec Incheon / Singapore SQ 609 1635/2215 (6h 40m) Daily

  • Hotels

    Suwon: Ramada Plaza Hotel - Featuring free Wi-Fi, a deli and 2 restaurants, Ramada Plaza Suwon Hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free parking on site. Suwon Subway Station is a 12-minute drive away. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and air conditioning. Private bathrooms also come with free toiletries, a bath and a bathrobe. At Suwon Ramada Plaza Hotel, guests can grab a drink at the bar, use the dry cleaning service or order room service. Other facilities offered include a tour desk and a luggage storage service. Chinese restaurant Jinmao serves a variety of dishes and rare Chinese liquors, while Chefoos serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. The hotel is 1.0 km from Suwon World Cup Stadium, 900 m from KBS Suwon Center and 3 km from Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Gimpo Airport and Incheon International Airport is a 60-minute drive away. http://www.ramadaplazasuwon.com/eng/index.asp

    Andong: Rak-Ko-Jae Hahoe - RakKoJae Hahoe is located within the Hahoe Folk Village, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 31, 2010, for having preserved its ancient form and traditions for the past 600 years. The property embodies the meaning of its name: a place where one can enjoy the traditions of times past and rest one's soul. It is a special place where nature itself is the tourist attraction. The property is separated into 4 separate "choga" houses: the Master House, Separate House, "Sarang" House, and the Entrance House. Each room has its own private bathroom, complete with a Hinoki Cypress whirlpool bath. Guests can also enjoy the yellow-mud sauna located in the Entrance House. http://rkj.co.kr/board/index.php?doc=program/doc.php&do_id=32

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

    [email protected] Web. www.countryholidays.com.sg

  • Gyeongju: Hilton Gyeongju Hotel - Overlooking scenic Bomun Lake, the luxurious Hilton Gyeongju is located within Bomun Tourist Complex in historical Gyeongju. Boasting 6 dining options, it also has a seasonal outdoor pool, large indoor pool and squash courts. Light colours are complemented by elegant wooden furnishings, giving each spacious room in Hilton Gyeongju a modern feel. A flat-screen TV, minibar and large en suite bathroom are included in all rooms. Hilton Gyeongju is a 15-minute drive from Gyeongju Railway Station and a 25-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Seokguram Grotto. Singyeongju KTX Station is a 30-minute drive away. The hotel is a 1-hour drive from Pohang Airport and a 1-hour, 30-minute drive from Gimhae Airport. For a good workout, guests can visit the well-equipped gym. The hotel also has a business centre and a beauty salon. Silkroad offers delicious Szechuan and Cantonese dishes. Other dining options include international buffet at Lakeside Cafe, Mediterranean-Continental fare at Da Vinci and Japanese food at Genji. Drinks are available at the hotel's 2 bars. http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-korea/hilton-gyeongju-KYOHITW/index.html

    Jeju: The Shilla - The Shilla Jeju is a 50-minute drive from Jeju International Airport. It features 6 dining options, a fully-equipped fitness club with 2 spa pools and a sauna, a luxurious spa and free Wi-Fi at the business centre. Jeju Folklore Museum is a 1-hour drive from Jeju Shilla. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Botanical Garden Yeomiji. Rooms of Shilla Jeju are air-conditioned and feature view of either Mount Halla or the Pacific Ocean. Each room at Shilla is equipped with flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and an in-room safe. There are both indoor and outdoor pools at the fitness club. Guests with international passport can visit the onsite casino. Free parking is available at Shilla Jeju. Cheonjee Restaurant serves Korean delicacies and unique Jeju dishes. For traditional Japanese food, visit Hinode at the 3rd floor. Western menu can be found at the International Restaurant. http://www.shilla.net/jeju/index.do?lang=en

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

    [email protected] Web. www.countryholidays.com.sg

  • Seoul: The Grand Hotel Myeongdong - Placed in the heart of Seouls Central Business District, The Grand Hotel Myeongdong offers free Wi-Fi access at all areas. It also features a business centre and a beautiful rooftop garden. Conveniently located in the heart of Myeongdong - a popular shopping district of Seoul, The Grand Hotel is just a minute's walk from Myeongdong Subway Station (Line No. 4, Exit 10). The hotel is a 5-minute walk to Namedaemun Market and within 2 subway stations to Dongdaemun Market (Line No. 4). Gimpo International Airport is a 45-minute drive away. Non-smoking air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The attached bathrooms come with a bathtub and free toiletries. A 24-hour luggage storage service is available at the front desk, while complimentary laundry and ironing facilities are provided for guests' own use. Grand Hotel Myeongdong houses a restaurant which serves daily breakfast buffets. Guests can also dine at various restaurants and local cafs available around area. https://www.thegrandhotel.co.kr:4437/eng/index.asp

    #04-20/21 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909 Tel : (65) 6334 6120 Fax: (65) 6337 4166 (Business Reg. No. 199307023G)

    [email protected] Web. www.countryholidays.com.sg