6 Days / Cultural A Touch of South Korea – Busan & Gyeongju
This twin city itinerary for those seeking a more laid-back atmosphere than Seoul and offers a different perspective to the South Korea most of us know. Busan is South Korea's second largest city known for its beaches, hot springs, nature reserves and events such as the city's renowned international film festival held each fall. Gyeongju, home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, contains a remarkable concentration of outstanding examples of Korean Buddhist art, in the form of sculptures, reliefs, pagodas, and the remains of temples and palaces.
Arrival – Busan Tour (LD)
Upon your arrival at Gimhae Aiport, meet and greet with a Divine representative. Transfer to
Taejongdae Cliff. Taejongdae Cliff is both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. It offers a great view of the sea and is a prime spot to relax and enjoy the sights. If you feel like getting out of the sun/cold, the observatory also offers great views and shade/warmth depending on the season. If the weather breaks right, you can also catch a glimpse of Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory.
Next visit Jagalchi Fish Market, Korea’s largest seafood market. After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. Then go to Gukje Market, one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects to the other smaller markets.
After that go to Gamcheon Cultural Village, certainly a sight to behold. In addition, there is a sobbing history behind the hundreds of small, colorful homes peering over one another to the coastline below. After dinner transfer to the hotel and check in.
Gyeongju Tour (BLD)
Today, we visit Bulguksa Temple. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.
The next stop will be Seokguram Grotto, located on Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. The official name of Seokguram, National Treasure No. 24, is Seokguram Seokgul. Designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, it is an artificial stone temple made of granite.
Then visit Cheomsseongdae Observatory, the oldest existing astronomical observatory and lastly before going back to the hotel, we will drop by Anapji Pond. Anapji Pond was built during the 14th year of King Munmu of the Silla Kingdom. Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty. After dinner transfer back to the hotel.
Busan City Tour (BLD)
After breakfast visit Haedong Yonggung Temple, situated near the sea unlike other temples located in mountains, therefore it’s quite reasonable to call this temple an aquatic Buddhist sanctum. This temple preserves religious concept of harmony as the sea, dragon and the Great Goddess Buddha coexist.
Next we will go to Dongbaekseom Island, located on the end of Busan’s famous Haeundae Beach. It gets its name from the abundant dongbak(camellia) trees thrive on the island . Then we will go to Nurimaru APEC House. The name Nurimaru APEC House is created by combining the Korean words nuri (“world”) and maru (“summit”), and “APEC House,” which refers to an APEC conference hall. Collectively, it means “a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting.
We will also drop by Dalmiji-Gil road, lastly we will be going to go The Bay 101, located in a culture and art complex in Haeundae area, attracting many visitors to the area thanks to the beautiful nightscape that it offers. After dinner transfer back to hotel.
Busan City Tour (BLD)
Today our first stop is Igidae Park, essentially a coastal line where you can observe the main places of Busan such as Gwangan Bridge, Dongbaek Island and Haeundae Beach. It is one of the best places to walk along the coast, see the beautiful sea and rocks and take a stroll into the woods.
Next we will go to Oryukdo Skywalk, it was opened on October 18, 2013, with the theme of “Walking over the sky.” Iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, and a 15-meter glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connect the iron columns. Visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor.
Then we will go to Samjin Fish Cake Factory. Fish cakes are one of the most popular snacks in Busan. Among many fish cake makers in the city, Samjin Fish Cake is the oldest fish cake producer. Learn how to make delicious fishcake. After dinner go back to the hotel.
Busan City (BLD)
This day is for relaxation and shopping.After breakfast transfer to Hurshimchung Hot Springs, a new type of tourist zone that aims to improve the health of visitors through the power of comfortable hot spring bathes, relaxation, and physical training.
After lunch go to Shinsegae Centrum City, it is registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest shopping complex in the world. Next visit Lotte Department Store, gave birth to a full-fledged department store culture in Busan, Korea’s second largest city. Free at leisure. After dinner go back to the hotel.
Busan -Departure (B)
Check out from hotel then private transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure from Gimhae Airport.
- Private round way airport transfer
- Private tours with English speaking guide
- Return domestic flight ticket Seoul – Busan – Seoul
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- All meals as per itinerary
- All admission fees
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Alcohols and beverages
- Optional activities