South Korea and Taiwan Tours & Travel | May 2020

26 Days
Category:
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  • South-Korea-mountain
  • South-Korea-rice-fields
  • South-Korea-temple-red-roof
  • South-Korea-autumn-leaves
  • south-korea-traditional-walled-gate
  • South-Korea-Seoul-ladies-selling-dumplings
  • South-Korea-fish-market-ladies-selling-fish
  • South-korea-giant-painted-drum-man-traditional-clothing
  • Taiwan-waterfall-temple
  • Taiwan-gates
  • Korea-Seoul

While there is much to see and do in Seoul, you need to leave the capital to understand Korea. Here you will find the most beautiful traditional villages, UNESCO temples and Buddhas, countryside with hills full of native trees and rice paddies. The Taiwanese do not feel a connection to China but the Chinese government’s views differ. There are often tensions between the two but politics aside, you must join us if you like mountains, lakes, peaceful walks in scenic forests and exploring quaint villages and towns. Join our South Korea and Taiwan tour and find out for yourself.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Korea’s temples, traditional villages and stunning countryside
  2. The Jagalchi Fish Markets in Busan
  3. Jeju Island
  4. Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan 
  5. Taipei’s delicious dumplings
  6. Tarako Gorge, North East Taiwan
DEPARTURE DATE
30 April 2020
DURATION 26 days
TOUR COST $13,970
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$995 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
  • No more than 16 clients on any trip
  • Land only packages available
  • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
  • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
  • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $250 and a completed booking form is required

Korea is not a popular tourist destination for Australians. In fact, apart from its capital Seoul, there are not many European travellers on the peninsular at all. The entire country is easy to get around as it’s just 100,000 square km’s (less than half the size of Victoria). While there is much to see and do in Seoul – and about a quarter of the county’s population lives in and around the capital - you need to leave Seoul to see this wonderful country. Traditional villages, UNESCO temples and Buddha’s, large and small cities, gorgeous countryside with hills full of native trees and rice paddies on what appears to be every spare piece of flat land. The famous Jagalchi Fish Markets in Busan Hahoe Traditional Village, Seorak & Mt Gaya National Parks, the stunning Jeju Island… Korea is a photographer’s dream! The subtropical island of Taiwan is smaller than Tasmania. Yet it has the same population as our entire country at around 23 million people. Most of the island is mountainous and every available piece of flat land is used for some purpose – mainly to grow crops. The capital city Taipei is very modern and efficient. It’s home to about one-third of the total population but strangely, it doesn’t feel that crowded. While most of Han Chinese origins, most Taiwanese are fiercely independent and do not feel a connection to China. The Chinese government maintain that Taiwan is part of China and there is a constant tension between the two. Putting politics aside, if you like mountains, lakes, trying different foods, friendly people, peaceful walks in scenic forests and exploring villages and towns, then you should visit Taiwan.   

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Korea’s temples, traditional villages and stunning countryside
  2. The Jagalchi Fish Markets in Busan
  3. Jeju Island
  4. Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan 
  5. Taipei’s delicious dumplings – yum! 
  6. Tarako Gorge, North East Taiwan