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Our most recommended things to do in South Korea

Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM & T-money Transportation Card

1. Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM & T-money Transportation Card

Traveling in Korea is much easier and more comfortable when you get to stay online. Book a travel SIM to be in contact with your friends and family, share your travel photos on social media, check your work e-mails, and find your favorite spots on the map. Pick up your SIM at the Incheon Airport counter and get assisted by the staff at the counter to activate your SIM card. The staff will make sure your phone is connected to data.  Receive your Tmoney card as well, which is a public transportation card that can be used to take subways and buses.  Charge the card so you can use it when taking public transportations, purchasing items at convenience stores, or taking certified taxis that accept cards.

Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

2. Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

Data is important these days, whether you need to find a place, check a map, reply to an urgent e-mail from your business contacts, or upload inspiring photos to Instagram. When you are away from home, avoid spiralling roaming charges and use a local network. Stay connected with this affordable and convenient Korean SIM card! Choose from micro, nano or standard SIM cards. Benefit from 5mpbs download speeds, as well as tethering capabilities. Cards are provided by KT Olleh, a top Korean provider.

Seoul: Nanta Show at Myeongdong Theatre

3. Seoul: Nanta Show at Myeongdong Theatre

Do something different during your time in Seoul and watch a unique performance at the Myeongdong Nanta Theatre. The non-verbal show is perfect for foreigners, and an English, Japanese and Chinese multi-language service is also provided for your convenience. The narrative centers around 3 charismatic chefs and integrates the traditional rhythms of Samulnori with comedy and drama. The cooks in the kitchen are about to begin their busy job, when the ill-tempered manager orders them to prepare 10 wedding ceremony menus in 1 hour! Suddenly the kitchen is thrown into turmoil and the cooks become wild as they chop, beat and stir in an attempt to meet the deadline. Nanta has set the record for attracting the most visitors to Korea, and has been acclaimed by critics and audiences wherever it goes. 

Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

4. Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

Keep in touch with family and friends whilst in Seoul and around Korea with a 4G Portable Wi-Fi rental, providing unlimited Wi-Fi access to your smartphone, tablet, and computer at just the touch of a button. You will be provided with a chargeable device that generates unlimited internet service for 8-10 electronic devices. Enjoy high-speed 4G internet access wherever you want, whenever you want with coverage across the country. Simply pick up your device at Incheon Airport, learn how to use the device from your helpful staff, and walk around the streets of Seoul with unlimited high-speed internet service to search for best restaurants, travel spots, and share them on your social media! You can even stream videos or your favorite playlists since there is no restriction in speed or data usage. Pick up the device from Incheon Airport, but return it to any of the following airports: Incheon International Airport, Gimpo Airport, Gimhae Airport (Busan).

From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

5. From Busan: Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage One Day Tour

Enjoy a pickup from the center of Busan city and start touring Gyeongju with a professional tour guide. Visit a total of four historical attractions which uncover all the secrets of this mysterious, historic capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla.  Embark on a guided journey with a professional tour guide and capture the most recommended sights such as Yangdong Cultural Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site with traditional Korean houses. Admire the Seokguram Grotto, a UNESCO World Heritage temple site, and also the Bulguksa Temple where you can see the night view at the Donggung Palace & Wolji Pond.

From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

6. From Seoul: DMZ, 3rd Tunnel, and Gamaksan Bridge Guided Tour

Choose options of pickup, private tour, or meet your guide before traveling together to the DMZ. See Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a historical steam locomotive. Travel to a tunnel dug by North Korea, see observatories and visit the unification villages in the DMZ. Drop by 3 stops at Imjingak - Freedom Bridge, Mangbaedan Altar, and a steam locomotive that was destroyed during the Korean war. Board a bus with your guide (or group) and continue on to the DMZ. Visit four different places within the DMZ. First, arrive at The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel by walking (or monorail if private option is selected) and see a tunnel dug by North Koreans to invade South Korea. Next, explore Dorasan Observatory, the northernmost observatory of North Korean territory. Then arrive at Dorasan Station, which is the northernmost station in South Korea, connected to Pyeongyang Station. You’ll also have a chance to visit some Unification Villages during your tour of the DMZ. Finally, visit the suspension bridge at Gamaksan, where the allied forces fought a fierce battle in the Korean War. Take a 15 to 20-minute hike and marvel at the stunning natural beauty at the top of the bridge. For a private tour, you can select to visit the Majang Suspension Bridge at beautiful Majang lake which was the scene of a battle in the Korean War. It has now been turned into a scenic destination with the longest suspension bridge in South Korea, where you can walk the 256-meter bridge.

South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

7. South Korea: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to South Korea hassle-free with the convenience of an eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in South Korea or upgrade to include access in 9 additional countries, including Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code and ensure that you have access to all of your essential apps during your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Eligible for all iPhone modes launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name) info: plan for South Korea only: internet plan for 10 Countries: ctm-mobile Local operator: SKT

Busan: Full-Day City Tour

8. Busan: Full-Day City Tour

Board a comfortable air-conditioned van or coach and head to the Taejongdae Cliff as you begin this full-day tour. Your guide will lead the way to the Danubi Train ride. The Danubi Train makes several stops for you to enjoy the best views of the magnificent rocky seaside cliff. Take in the full view of Songdo Beach from the 365-meter-long curved Songdo Skywalk. Through the glass-floored walking paths you’ll be able to look down to the blue ocean waters. Stop to enjoy lunch in the beautiful Songdo Market. Afterwards, continue to the colorful and quirky Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, before heading back to your departure point.

Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

9. Nami Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

Nami Island is a half-moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty - King Sejo, who reigned from 1455 to 1468. Nami Island also declared its cultural independence and was reborn as the Naminara Republic. It has its own national flag, anthem, currency, passport, phone cards, stamps, orthography, and even a certification of citizenship. The Garden of Morning Calm is a 300,000-meter garden that attracts an array of frequent families, friends, couples and photographers who come to explore the beautifully sculpted garden flowers, trees and pathways of this stunning garden paradise. If you choose the rail bike option, you will see an old train track in the beautiful countryside that has been converted into a serene rail bike track. With this option, visit the rail bike station in the morning before you visit Nami Island and The Garden of Morning Calm. You will have 2-3 hours at each venue and will be dropped off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, Myeongdong Station, or Hongik University Station. On the non-rail bike option, you will be dropped off between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM, and on the rail bike option you will return between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Busan: Night Viewpoints Small-Group Tour with Evening Cruise

10. Busan: Night Viewpoints Small-Group Tour with Evening Cruise

Start your night tour with a romantic cruise along the coastal side of Busan. See the lights sparkling on the city's landmarks along the Haeundae Beach. Admire breathtaking landmarks such as Nurimaru APEC House on Dongbaek Island, Centum City, Gwangandaegyo Bridge (Korea's largest marine bridge), the unique scenery of Igidae Park, Oryukdo Island, the rocky coastline and forests of Taejongdae, Busandaegyo Bridge, and Jagalchi Fish Market. Next, head over to the panoramic viewpoint at Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, located in the heart of Busan. It is the 2nd-highest mountain within the city and is the perfect spot to take amazing snapshots of the city's night skyline. Then, visit the Busan Cinema Centre where endless light patterns and visuals are projected across the whole building. Here, you can experience the contemporary side of the city which is considered as the heart of the film industry in Korea. Finally, take a walk around the neighborhood before enjoying a comfortable ride back to your accommodation. Within a few days after the tour, you will receive photos of your tour date so you can remember all of these unforgettable memories.

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What people are saying about South Korea

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Sora gave me an amazing tour by explaining the history and answering all the questions. Super kind and knowledgeable! Highly recommended for anyone with little to none background in Korea history and culture. Really made my day and I definitely wanna come back again ;)

It was great, luckily we had good weather. Our guide James was amazing, kind and very caring. Activities in nature do a lot of good after spending 10 days in Seoul.

We had a very nice day with our guide Joe! Everything was well organized and we got a lot of photos for our memories!

Worked perfectly for me in South Korea. Please check before if your Smartphone is capable for eSim.

The tutor guide, Cindy, was very informative and kind. Made the experience amazing.