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Seúl es la capital de Corea del Sur. Llena de encanto asiática, Seúl es una ciudad muy moderna pero tradicional. Hay mucho para ver y hacer en esta vibrante ciudad, ofrece muchos lugares de interés, deliciosa gastronomía, arquitectura, vida nocturna, museos, cultura, entretenimiento, tiendas y espacios abiertos para complacer a cualquier visitante.

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07/05/2018 13/05/2018


About the city

Seoul is the capital of South Korea. Exuding Asian charm from every brick, Seoul is a very modern city yet traditional. There is a lot to see and do in this vibrant city, it offers many worthy sights, delicious gastronomy, architecture, nightlife, museums, culture, entertainment, shopping and open spaces to satisfy any visitor. The Hangang River separates Seoul into two distinct areas, north and south. The city lies in a natural basin, surrounded by the Hanbuk Mountain Range and a series hills, offering a magnificent scenic beauty that is one of Seoul’s major appeals. As the ancient seat of Korea's royalty, there are many palaces and fortresses spread throughout the city. Some of the most important are the Gyeongbok-gung, the Changdeok-gung and the Deoksu-gung. There are, as well, many temples and shrines devoted to the royal family members of Korean dynasties and to the Jogye order of Buddhism, the dominant branch of Buddhism in Korea. Two of the major Buddhist temples in the city are the Jogye Temple and the Bongeun Temple. There are several parks throughout the city and some fantastic hiking opportunities on the outskirts of the city center. Exciting and colorful, traditional and modern, Seoul is never boring.

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Mt Bukhan Hike with Korean Style Spa

day 2 - Caminata por el monte Bukhan con spa de estilo coreano
After hotel pickup in the morning, you’re driven to nearby Bukhansan National Park, a region abundant with granite peaks, gorges and more than 100 Buddhist temples. Once your experienced guide chooses the route, based on the group’s ability and preferences, set out on your hike along Bukhansan, or Mt Bukhan, which translates to ‘north Han mountain,’ referring to its orientation to the Han river.

Follow your guide to Seunggasa Temple on a 2-hour hike, gaining approximately 1,300 feet (400 meters) in elevation. This popular trail is relatively easy for beginners, but if you’d like more of a challenge there’s the 3-hour Bibong path. If your group decides on the latter option, climb approximately 1,835 feet (560 meters) along a narrow trail with a mountain stream flowing on either side. You’ll soon understand why Koreans consider mountains to be paths leading to heaven.

Once you descend, you’re taken to lunch, and then it’s time to rejuvenate at an authentic Korean spa, or jjimjilbang. Nudity is the norm at this communal indoor bathhouse, separated by gender, and your guide waits outside after describing what to expect. Start with a 20-minute soak in a hot bath before moving to the sauna for an hour while a ‘scrub mistress,’ or ddemiri, rubs your entire body with a thin, coarse towel to slough away layers of dead skin.

Complete this Korean cleansing process, called seshin, with an oil massage, cucumber face mask and shampoo applied by your expert practitioner.

When you’re feeling as good as new, settle back into your vehicle and make a brief stop at an amethyst factory or a ginseng center — two of Korea’s most famous goods — before drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum age is 11 years
Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point

South Korean Half-Day Spa Experience

day 3 - Experiencia en spa de medio día en Corea del Sur
Meet your guide upon hotel pickup and learn what to expect during your time at a Korean spa, or jjimjilbang. As the public indoor bathhouse is separated by gender, you’ll find most everyone — with the exception of your guide, who waits outside — comfortably nude in the showers, pools and sauna.

Soaking in hot water and then scrubbing your entire body to slough away layers of dead skin is all part of seshin, a typical Korean cleansing process. Start with a 20-minute dip in a hot bath before a 1-hour sauna experience with an expert practitioner. When it's time for your scrub, lay down on a table while the ddemiri, or ‘scrub mistress,’ applies a thin, coarse towel to your skin. Follow this rejuvenating process with an oil massage, cucumber face mask and shampoo.

Renewed after this ritual, meet your guide for the drive back to your hotel, making a brief stop at an amethyst factory or a ginseng center for a close look at Korea’s most famous goods.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 11 years
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Concludes at original departure point

Traditional market tour

day 5 - Tour in English
After hotel pickup, visit the Gyeongdong Market, which is one of the largest herbal medicine and ginseng markets in South Korea. Supplying 70% the nation's herbal medicine ingredients, the market also sells agricultural products and fish. The market also has more than 1,000 related shops and oriental medical clinics in the area.

Your next stop would be at the oldest and largest wholesale market in Korea for marine and agricultural products. The Garak-dong Agricultural Market, which opened in 1985, is located at the Songpa-gu district of Seoul. The market offers independent sections for fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and fish in a large area spanning around 543,450 square metres.

Lastly, explore the vibrant Dongdaemun Market where you'll find an interesting mix of tradition and modernity. The market became the heart of the Korean textile industry in the 1970's and has further developed to become the center of Korea's wholesale and retail fashion industries. The Dongdaemun Shopping and Town Center Complex offers something for everyone. From materials such as burlap, faux furs, linen and silk, to beads and precious stones for making jewellery. \n

Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotels in the Seoul area.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: At 2pm.


Déjate sorprender por Corea del Sur
Déjate sorprender por Corea del Sur