25 Dec 2017- 1 Jan 2018 8-days South Korea Winter Holiday (Seoul, Suwon, Nami Island, Bear Town Ski Resort)
Trip Cost per pax Rm3100 (10 pax group), Rm2800 (16 pax and above group)
Cost above does NOT include flights - we use Air Asia for this trip
Update 14 Nov 2017
AA return including taxes is RM1589 as of today.
Date is flexible, we can do this trip during Christmas period or in February and March 2018. Let us know if you are keen.
Please note Bear Town Ski expenses is approximately Rm652 including ski and wear rental, ski lesson, lift usage.
Entrance fees to museums and palaces are very reasonable between W1000-3000. Entrances to Seoul Tower W10,000 (Rm38) and Suwon Korean Folk Village W18,000 (Rm68).
Tour leaderr is Malaysian who resides in Korea for more than 10 years, speaks like us and of course fluent Korean!
BEFORE BUYING YOUR FLIGHT TICKETS, PLEASE CHECK WITH US IF PLACES ARE AVAILABLE.
Details for Air Asia (AA) Flight Bookings
Depart 25 DEC 2017 MON D7 504 KUL(KLIA2) to ICN(Seoul) 0720 1450
Return 01 JAN 2018 MON D7 507 ICN(Seoul) to KUL (KLIA2) 0935 1520
This is meant to be a "free and easy" adventure trip. Participants should be relatively fit, with a good sense of humour, and above all, have the right attitude for close travel with others through possibly some trying times. Most definitely, this is not a trip for prudes, whiners, fuss-pots, and other similiarly assorted types! We had a couple of those before and it wasn't pleasant for us or them. Although every effort will be made to stick to the given itinerary, ground conditions may change and cause some disruption and/or deviation from the norm. Otherwise, have fun.
This trip is different from my other trips in that we will use public transport i.e. trains, subways, buses and taxis to move about. Cost of private transport is prohibitive and one also has to content with bad traffic jams. Therefore its essential that participants pack light and preferably use backpacks.
Day 1 KUL - SEOUL
Meet at KLIA2 at 5AM 25Dec Mon for flight departing 720AM to Seoul. Arriving 250PM 6hr30 flight time. Make our way to Hotel in downtown. Visit Bukcheon Hanok Village and Insadong Market, the premier place for antiques, arts and crafts. After dinner, we enjoy the Christmas night and relax along the scenic Cheongyecheon stream. ON Seoul.
Day 2 SEOUL GWANGHWAMUN SQUARE
We start the fresh morning tour at Gwanghwamun Square, which is the epicenter of Seoul City. Further walking to the south, we will skate at the Seoul Plaza Ice Rink, in front of the City Hall. Then we do some local food huntings at two markets namely Gwangjang Market and Noryanjin Seafood Market. ON Seoul
Day 3 POCHEON BEAR TOWN SKI RESORT
After breakfast, we depart for full-day fun of skiing at Bears Town Ski Resort. Located within an hour from Seoul, Bears Town is a great place to enjoy a day's skiing near the city. The plaza-style slope for beginners (Little Bears) is 600m long and 65m wide with a slope of 8 degrees, great for complete novices. The resort has a total of 10 slopes, a separate slope reserved for lessons, and a sledding hill. ON Seoul.
Day 4 GAPYEONG NAMI ISLAND
Namiseom or Nami Island, is the half-moon shaped islet in the midst of the Bukhangang (River) became a pilgrimage site for many Asian tourists after the wildly successful Korean drama, Winter Sonata. In December 2010, Nami Island was designated a UNICEF Child Friendly Park. On the way back to hotel, we visit Dongdaemun Market, and popular lanscape of Dongdaemun Design Plaza. ON Seoul
Day 5 SUWON FOLK VILLANGE - FORTRESS
Morning we depart by subway to Suwon, a city 31km south of Seoul, and subsequently bus to Korean Folk Village, which is a tasteful which is a tasteful reconstruction of traditional Korean village. There are scheduled shows including a farmer's dance to the sound of gongs and drums, acrobatics and tight rope dance. There are also very good eateries served in traditional village environment. Later, we visit the Hwaseong Fortress which inscribed in UNESCO world heritage list. Korea is the world champion in Archery sport, within the Fortress, you can experience the sport itself with guide. ON Seoul
Day 6 SEOUL ROYAL PALACE
We visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the NationalFolkMusuem, have a peek at the Blue House (official residence of Korea President). Then, we visit the renown Seoul Tower, aka Namsan Tower, it is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul. At 236m, it marks the highest point in Seoul. Then, we move to Namdaemun "Great Southern Gate", it has the large traditional market selling various affordable goods from personal items, indoors and outdoors items. Shopping continues to nearby trendy Myeongdong shopping district, and upmarket Hyundai Duty Free Departmental Store. ON Seoul
Day 7 SEOUL GANGNAM STYLE
Today, we visit the infamous Gangnam Area. Gangnam means "South of River", and in this case the Hangang River. Our first stop is Royal Tombs of King Seonjeong of Joseon Dynasty. Then, nearby we visit the COEX Mall & Hyundai Department Store. COEX Mall is said to be the largest underground shopping mall in Asia. Next, Bongeunsa Temple, a Buddhist temple founded in 794 during the Silla (one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea) period.
We leave Gangnam to Hongdae Shopping Area (a popular university urban town known for it's arts, indie music, restaurants, clubs). Before back to hotel, it's highly recommenced to watch the local-made world-class NANTA show. NANTA is a dynamic fun show with loud drums - what a way to welcome the new year 2018 ! ON Seoul
Day 8 HOME
630AM, we transfer to aiport for 0935AM flight back to Kuala Lumpur, arriving KLIA at 320PM on Mon 1 Jan 2018.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Cost cover Yongo guiding, accomodation and travelling to sites mentioned above.
- Accomodation will be in local budget motels.
- Inter-town travel is covered which will be by trains and public buses. South Korea's public transport is excellent and very modern.
- Not covered are Air Asia flights, in-town taxis subways or buses, meals, entrance fees to theme parks, museums, etc. and travel insurance.
- Cost is subject to change depending on fluctuations in exchange rates.
- Deposit of Rm750 is payable to confirm your place. If you want us to purchase the Air Asia flight tickets, please deposit another Rm1600. Excess to be returned.
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