A tantalizingly little-touristed slice of East Asia, South Korea (officially, the Republic of Korea) entices travelers with its 5,000 years of history and culture, and an array of fetching landscapes. It’s a dynamic mix of old and new, where Confucian and Buddhist philosophies endure while the wheels of technology and industry drive the country forward. From the bustling city streets of Seoul and the UNESCO World Heritage Site-designated clan villages of Hahoe and Yangdong to the tropical beaches of Jeju and the misty mountains of Seoraksan National Park, we’d be delighted to share with you the many sides of this very rewarding destination.
What Interests You?
Our Korea specialists are keen to design a one-of-a-kind journey around your individual wanderlust. In Seoul you may want to explore the bohemian chic boutiques of gingko tree–lined Garosu-gil, or relax with a wellness retreat at a Buddhist temple or an afternoon at a jjimjilbang, a traditional bathhouse.
Explorations further afield reveal delightful surprises, including Gyeongju’s hauntingly beautiful ruins and tombs, which date from the 7th-century Silla dynasty, and hikes among the craggy peaks that rise around Mount Seorak. If you’re interested in investigating the political situation of this divided peninsula, we can arrange a trip to the DMZ on the border with North Korea.
Along the way, you’ll savor the country’s spicy cuisine, perhaps sampling a steaming bowl of bibimbap (a signature Korean dish of mixed rice) or bulgogi, barbequed beef fresh off the grill. Whether you’re just stopping over for a day or plotting an in-depth look into its emerald green rice paddies, pine-clad mountains, dreamy archipelagos, or pockets of fast-paced modernity, we’ll craft an adventure that suits you.