Private Trip to Seongmo Island(Temple) and North Korea Observatory+Kimchi Lesson

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From $410.26

3 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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If you have 1 day, this will be the best option for you, your team, your family.
In one day, you can go to an island, try korean authentic food, go to one of the top 3 temples in Korea, go to N.Korea observatory and especially, insight from the tourguide will make you learn about Korean history and society.
Ganghwa Island is famous for its beautiful scenery there are many other activities that one can do here. Start from sightseeing, to hiking, biking, or simply enjoying a picnic. On this 9-hour day trip, escape the busy city to reconnect with nature to freshen up your mind and soul. Visit Bomunsa Temple where many historical artifacts such as the stone-carved Buddha statue. Observe North Korea, safely from a distance at the Ganghwa Peace Observatory. Learn about Korean modern history and how korea was divided.
Learn to make Kimchi and try Hanbok ! All in a very comfortable customized tour just for you.
Feel free to consult with me for any modifications you would like to make.

What's Included

9-hour tour (additional hours will be at an extra cost)

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private guide

Transport by air-conditioned van or coach or suitable vehicle

Wifi during transport

What's Not Included

Extra passengers beyond 8 persons cost $20 per person.


Lunch is about $8~12 per person. It is not mandatory, the menu can be decided upon the preference of the client. Our guide will make you recommendation if needed. Vegetarian, Hafal food can be catered

Pickup outside seoul from 20$

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Price is fixed per vehicle
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Price is fixed per vehicle
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Ganghwa Peace Observatory
You can see North Korea territory from the observatory

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bomunsa Temple
see the famous temple. hike up to see the stone carved buddha

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

South Korea
Kimchi Making Experience + Hanbok(Korea Costume) Experience
Photo sessions at different backgrounds.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


camillesU3592ZV, 02-12-2019
My husband and I loved this tour. Harry was very knowledgeable and accommodating to a few stops along the way. The tour is absolutely stunning - the sites we saw. We got in some leg work to burn off the calories from eating the delicious Korean food. The van was also very comfortable and I was able to get a few winks in to stave off the jet lag. :)
Excellent, Personalized, Relaxing Trip with a Great Local Guide
Reid S, 07-09-2018
I had a top-notch, tailored, and personalized trip with Harry to Seongmo and Ganghwa Islands a few weeks ago. The trip mixes physical/outdoor activities (the trail up to the Bomunsa Temple and the stone Buddha - well worth the extra hike up the mountain), great history (the dolmen), and current events (view of North Korea from the Peace Observatory). Harry also took me to a local, traditional market on Ganghwa-do on the way back which was an interesting experience for me and a glimpse into how Korea was before Seoul became ultra-modern.

Harry is a great conversationalist and will tailor the trip to what you want to see and do. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to see things a bit off the beaten track (i.e., not full of tourists), but, still doable as a day trip from Seoul.
Mdeclr, 11-11-2019
Nous avons réservé cette excursion privée pour un groupe de 5 personnes. C'était extraordinaire! Notre guide Harry était parfait, efficace et sympathique. Et cette journée a été une occasion unique de sortir de Seoul et voir la Corée rurale. Nous avons vu un temple magnifique en haut d'une montagne avec vue superbe vers la mer, visité le peace observatory où nous avons eu une vue incroyable sur la Corée du Nord (avec vue sur les villages, les rizières, les gens qui travaillent au champs et nourrissent leurs bêtes), la visite du dolmen classé patrimoine de l'Unesco et visite du marché au ginseng. Merci Harry pour cette magnifique journée!

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