Adventure Korea is branching out! Be the first to tour with us outside of Korea. We will still offer you the best deals, English speaking guides, comfy accommodation and take you to the most famous places, while taking away all the hassle of organising it yourself.
On Monday, July 30th we will all meet, bright and early, at Incheon Airport (if you can¡¯t get there early in the morning, why not stay in the jimjilbang at the airport on Sunday night). After a couple of hours in the air we will arrive in China and start the touristy stuff straight away.
Our first stop will be the Temple of Heaven. This complex of religious buildings is situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. This area was visited by Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for harvest ceremonies each year. While here we will get the chance to visit several buildings including The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, which is a triple gabled circular building, almost 40 metres high. The Imperial Vault of Heaven, another small circular building surrounded by The Echo Wall ,that can transmit sound over large distances, and The Circular Mound Altar, which is an actual altar three levels high.
Next we will visit Wangfujin Street and do a short tour of the area. This shopping street is mostly for pedestrians and has been a commercial haven since the Ming Dynasty. During the Qing Dynasty 10 aristocratic estates were built, right before a well was discovered that was full of sweet water. The street is named after this well.
Then we will have a much needed foot massage to rejuvenate our feet for the next day of attractions.
After our massage we will have Beijing Duck together before we check into our four star hotel. There will be two people per twin-style room.
On Tuesday we will eat breakfast in the hotel then head out early for a long drive to the Great Wall of China, we are going to Badaling where you can take a cable car up near the wall then walk along the top of this ancient marvel. Built as a defensive wall to keep out invaders from the North. This huge construction stretches for miles in both directions. The Badaling area is the most well preserved section of the Great Wall. You will be able to check out the outposts and the view from the wall as we will be up around 1000 metres above sea level, as we walk along the mountain ridges that the wall is built on.
Next we will visit Beihai Park. This park was built around the 10th century and is the largest Chinese garden. The various structures and landscapes were designed to represents some of the most beautiful places in China. Inside the park you will see palaces, temples and a huge lake that is over half the size of the entire park.
Then we will travel around the Hutong district by rickshaw. This a fun way to see the area, and after walking along the Wall and around Beihai Park your feet will be happy for the short break. The alleys in this area are formed by lines of traditional courtyard houses. Joining several houses together, forms a close neighbourhood or Hutong. You will see not only houses but shops selling all kinds of items and restaurants too.
We will eat at the Taejok Folk restaurant for dinner before returning to the hotel for some free time.
On Wednesday, after breakfast at the hotel, we will make our way to the centre of the city to visit the third largest square in the world; Tiananmen Square, with it¡¯s long cultural and political history for China. It¡¯s main purpose was as a massive meeting place. Several important events in China¡¯s history took place here, including political events and students protests. The most commonly known is the protest of 1989 where soldiers opened fire on protesters killing several hundred unarmed civilians. Today this wide open space is heavily monitored by police and surveillance cameras. From the square you can see the Monument to the People¡¯s Heroes, the Mao Zedong Mausoleum, the National Museum of China and the Great Hall of the People along the fours sides of the square.
Following the square we will take a trip through the Forbidden City. This old Chinese Imperial Palace was home to emperors for almost 500 years during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are 980 buildings in this huge complex, we won¡¯t have time to see them all, but we will take you around the most important and beautiful buildings.
Next we will visit the Summer Palace. These palace grounds contain Longevity Hill, with many houses and buildings positioned in sequence, and central Kunming Lake, a man-made lake. The soil that was removed to make the lake helped build Longevity Hill. The landscape of the Summer Palace grounds is considered a masterpiece as nature (the lake and hills) combined with pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges come together harmoniously.
After the Palace we will visit a tea and pearl shop for some refreshing tea and shopping if you¡¯re interested. China is known for various teas, and pearls are often much cheaper there than you will find at home.
In the evening we will watch a Chinese Acrobatic show, then you can have some free time down town after dinner. This is optional, so you will need to get a taxi back to the hotel.
On Thursday (the last day) we will have breakfast in the hotel together, then you will have free time, you can head back to town for some last minute shopping or check out some other places of interest to you.
We will meet back for lunch and to check out before making our way to the airport and back to Seoul.
1. The trp will cost 899,000won, including Tax, round trip flight ticket, all meals during the tour,4-star hotel
All entrance fees, traveler¡¯s insurance, English speaking guides.
(Local guide tip:40$, visa fee is not included)
2. The hotel allows for 2 persons per room
3. We will taking a maximum of 40 people this time. Please book early as the place will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. You must book your place by 13th July at the very latest
You can pay 200,000won deposit now and pay the rest by 13th July.
5. Please send us an e-mail after you have sent the money with your full name,gender, phone number,date of birth and passport number to firstname.lastname@example.org
* We also need a copy of passport. you can send a scanned one via email or fax it to 02-779-3925.
6. You must pay the full amount in order to reserve your place. And the cancellation Policy is as follows;
30 days before the trip from the departure time: you will get a full refund
30days - 10 days before the trip from the departure time:50% refund
10 days before the trip from the departure time: 0% refund
7. Send payment to Woori Bank account no: 668-065778-02-101 under the name of Park Seok Jin.
- Flight times and scheduled activities are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Travel insurance are included.
For a Chinese Visa you will need to get ready:
1. Your actual passport (this needs to have at least 6 months validity at time of visa application)
2. A passport photo
3. Alien Registration Card (this needs to have at least 6 months validity at time of visa application )
4. Your address in South Korea in English and Korean
5. Your phone number / cell phone number
6. A Korean friend¡¯s name and contact number in case there are difficulties
It should take 2-4 days to process once we have received your items.
USA citizen: A 4 day visa costs 190,000won
Australia, New Zealand,South Africa, Canadian, British and Singapore citizens: A 4 day visa costs 50,000won
If you are from another country, send us an email and we will let you know how much it will be for you as soon as we can.
You can visit any travel agent near your home, pay a fee and give all the necessary documents to them.
You can send all the documents to our company¡¯s address by registered fast post (at your own expense) to the address below.
English: 3rd floor Hansan building, #47-2, Seosomun-Dong, Jung-Gu, Seoul, Korea, Howtoplan.Co.,Ltd (Ants) 100-110
(Tel) 02-779-3900, (Fax)02-779-3925
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(Tel) 02-779-3900, (Fax)02-779-3925