Garden of Morning Calm: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seoul: Gangwon-do Day Trip with Alpaca World & Nami Island

1. Seoul: Gangwon-do Day Trip with Alpaca World & Nami Island

Experience the best of Gangwon-do on a full-day guided trip from Seoul. See the cute alpacas in the largest alpaca World in Korea, explore the picturesque Nami Island with its scenic trails, and finally choose between a rail-bike ride through the countryside and a visit to the Garden of Morning Calm. Choose between a private and a group tour to begin your day with feeding the adorable alpacas, watching them graze each other, and take selfies with them at Chuncheon's Alpaca World. Continue the trip to Nami Island, famous for its shooting location for K-dramas, along with its leafy paths with tall trees and attractive landscapes. Enjoy having lunch on Nami Island. Then, choose between Ganchon for a rail-bike tour along the Bukhan River and admire the countryside, OR visit the Garden of Morning Calm, one of the most romantic sites in the province. Here, stroll through each themed garden and take stunning photos. Finally, be dropped back to Hongdae only if you've chosen the group tour. If you've chosen the private option, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Seoul.

Seoul: Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm Day Trip

2. Seoul: Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm Day Trip

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. ** From 1st Dec- 10th Mar 2024, winter schedule will applied with a late departure in order to enjoy the light festival in the Garden of Morning Calm** 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.

From Seoul: Seoraksan, Nami, and Garden of Morning Calm Tour

3. From Seoul: Seoraksan, Nami, and Garden of Morning Calm Tour

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty of Korea in a single day with our comprehensive tour. Departing from Seoul, our first stop is the majestic UNESCO-listed Seoraksan Mountain. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of unique rock formations and lush trees, and visit the historic Shinheungsa Temple nestled within. If the weather permits, a cable car ride will take you to the summit, offering a panoramic view of the landscape. Mt. Seorak offers a variety of trails to suit all levels of hikers. During the autumn leaves season, we'll guide you through the Osaek (Jujeongol) course, a beginner-friendly trail that showcases the vibrant colors of the season. After a brief orientation, you'll have free time to explore at your own pace. Next, we'll whisk you away to Nami Island, a haven of natural beauty and countless photo opportunities. This tranquil island boasts a variety of scenic walkways, each offering a unique perspective of the surroundings. Our final destination is the meticulously curated Garden of Morning Calm, which is a testament to the natural beauty of Korea, its oriental mystique, and the spirit of the Korean people. Its design emphasizes curves, spaces, and asymmetric balance, expressing classic elegance and charm. This place is popular among tourists for its natural beauty and light festival during winter, as well as other seasons. The tour concludes with a drop-off at either Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station or Myeongdong station for Group Tours or dedicated hotel transfers for Private Tours, offering you the flexibility to continue your evening as you wish.

Seoul: Nami and Petite France Tour with Optional Railbike

4. Seoul: Nami and Petite France Tour with Optional Railbike

A different experience while visiting Seoul. A day tour to explore the unknown countryside not far away from Seoul. Discover the otherside of Korea, by visiting Nami Island, Petite France, and the Gangchon ride bike or The Garden of Morning Calm. Visit the Nami Island, also known as Namiseom by taking a 5 mins ferry ride. The Island is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, with tree-lined pathways and riverside walking course. Explore the beauty of the waterfall, statues, lanes and animals in Nami Island by walk, rent a bike or taking the sky-bike. Discover Petite France, a unique French cultural village that is inspired by "The Little Prince". The village features colorful buildings with traditional French architecture, traditional crafts, antique furniture, and marionette performances, creating an extraordinary atmosphere that is reminiscent of the fairy tale. Option Explore the Gangchon Rail biking, a popular activity that allows you riding along the old railway tracks, through beautiful landscapes, such as countryside scenery, mountains, rivers, and tunnels, providing a close-up experience of nature's beauty. It allows you to pedal at your own pace, giving your own moment to enjoy the surroundings. Have fun and excitement!!! *To enhance our service and offer additional meeting points, we have divided this tour into two segments. For those interested in selecting the garden option, please utilize this link:

From Seoul: Nami Island, Korean Garden & Rail Bike Day Trip

5. From Seoul: Nami Island, Korean Garden & Rail Bike Day Trip

Choose between a private or group tour and set off to explore the enchanting destinations that await you. Your adventure begins with a visit to the Korean-style Garden of Morning Calm, followed by a delightful stop at Nami Island. For those seeking an added thrill, cap off your experience with an optional scenic rail bike trip. Your journey begins with a visit to the Garden of Morning Calm, a botanical garden nestled amidst serene landscapes. Immerse yourself in a symphony of colors as you stroll through meticulously manicured gardens, featuring a stunning array of flowers and plants. Next, set sail to Nami Island, an iconic destination known for its picturesque landscapes and cultural charm. Wander through tree-lined paths, experience the allure of artistic installations, and revel in the romantic ambiance that has made Nami Island a favorite among visitors. For those seeking an extra adventure, opt for the optional Gangchon Railbike ride. Feel the wind in your hair as you pedal along old railway tracks, taking in the scenic views of the lush countryside and the Bukhangang River.

Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Service

6. Seoul: Half/Full-Day Private Car Charter Service

Embark on a personalized journey through Seoul or the enchanting landscapes of Gangwon-do with our exclusive full or half-day private charter service. Dive into the heart of the city or escape to the serene countryside at your own pace, reveling in the flexibility to craft an itinerary tailored to your interests. Please be aware that our private charter service provides only transportation; it does not include a guide. This ensures you have the freedom to explore independently while enjoying the convenience of a dedicated driver. Possible locations to visit in each area: Seoul City: Explore the vibrant city of Seoul with visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Cheonggyecheon, N Seoul Tower, Gangnam, Lotte World, Bukchon Hanok Village, Yeouido, Hangang Park, Hongdae, Ewha Woman's University, Sinchon, and other exciting locations. Seoul Suburbs: Venture into the charming Seoul suburbs with visits to Incheon City, Woongjin Playdoci, Everland, Seoul Park, One Mount, Swiss Village, Korean Folk Village, Paju Outlets, Imjingak Nuri Peace Park, The Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Herb Garden, Heyri Art Village, and other delightful locations surrounding Seoul. Gangwon-do: Discover the natural beauty of Gangwon-do with visits to Alpaca World, Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho City, Chuncheon City, Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch, Pyeongchang, Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Alpensia Resort, High One Resort, Donghae City, and other captivating places in Gangwon-do. ★ Additional special offer: The Painters Show - R seat ticket (Valid for the same day or other days) ★ Additional option for Airport pickup/drop-off service: The duration of this service is included in the total 5/10 hours for the half or full-day private charter.

Seoul: Namiseom, Petite France, & Garden of Morning Calm

7. Seoul: Namiseom, Petite France, & Garden of Morning Calm

Meet your friendly coordinator at your preferred meeting point in Seoul and hop onto the comfortable tour bus with other travelers as you head to Gapyeong City. During the ride, be briefed on the details of the tour by your knowledgeable coordinator.  If you select one of the options including the railbike experience, drive to the railbike station and take a breathtaking ride through the serene countryside along an old train track that has been converted into a railbike track. Continue to The Garden of Morning Calm, a stunning garden that attracts families, friends, couples, and photographers with a variety of festivals held there throughout the year. Try some local food at the restaurants nearby. ** From 1st Dec- 10th Mar 2024, winter schedule will applied with a late departure in order to enjoy the light festival in the Garden of Morning Calm** Next, set off for Nami Island, a beautiful, well-known destination in South Korea. Explore the half-moon-shaped island, which has very attractive landscapes and was used as the filming location for the famous Korean drama, Winter Sonata. Stroll around at your own pace to discover the island. Then, head to Petite France and Italian Village to see the vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. The French village consists of exhibition halls, restaurants, and cafes for you to explore and also many photo-worthy sites that feature many famous Korean dramas and variety shows. Also, you can explore the Italian village right beside which is the only theme park in Korea. After your journey, enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable ride back to Seoul.

Seoul: Private Customizable Tour to Nami Island and More

8. Seoul: Private Customizable Tour to Nami Island and More

Escape the city and travel to the ultimate day-trip destination from Seoul, the famous Nami Island. Avoid large groups and tight schedules and opt to travel comfortably in a private setting. After hotel pickup in Seoul, drive to Nami Island, along the way picking up tips for your visit from your English-speaking driver. Enjoy free time at Nami Island, known for its beautiful panoramic sights which differ drastically with the changing seasons. Snap some colorful photos and stroll around the island to find hidden spots and the filming locations of Korean dramas and films. For the rest of the day, visit either one of both of the nearby locations: Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm. Petite France is a small town decorated like an old French village, with a bit of Korean-style architecture mixed in. Take photos with the mascot of the village, the Little Prince, and find a place to sit for coffee. If you're more of a nature person, opt for more time at the Garden of Morning Calm, where various types of flora are organized in traditional gardens. Take a photo at the Korean-style gazebo and discover the different styles of gardens. After your trip, head back to your accommodation or any location of your choice within Seoul city.

Seoul Suburb Private Charter Tour

9. Seoul Suburb Private Charter Tour

Recommended Seoul Suburbs area attractions: Incheon City, Woongjin Playdoci, Everland, Swiss Village, Korean Folk Village, Paju Outlets, Panmunjom, The Garden of Morning Calm, Little French Village, Nami Island, Chuncheon City, Gangchon Rail Bike, Herb Garden, Heyri Art Village, and other locations around Seoul.

Seoul: Alpaca World & Nami Island (Optional Korean Garden)

10. Seoul: Alpaca World & Nami Island (Optional Korean Garden)

Discover a day of whimsy and wonder as you embark on a journey to some of South Korea’s most enchanting destinations: Alpaca World, Nami Island, and optionally, The Garden of Morning Calm. Start your day early with convenient pickups from central locations. Your first stop is the delightful Alpaca World, where you can get up close and personal with the charming animals, enjoying moments of warmth and joy as you interact with them in a serene environment that’s a breath of fresh air literally and metaphorically. Next on your itinerary is Nami Island, a place of scenic beauty and a rich history that has graced numerous Korean dramas with its picturesque landscapes. Wander through the tree-lined paths, discover art installations hidden in its corners, and feel like a star in your own drama. This is more than a visit; it’s an experience where every path leads to a new discovery, ensuring your time here is nothing short of magical. For those who opt for the extended tour, an added layer of wonder awaits at The Garden of Morning Calm. As you step into this garden, you are greeted by a harmonic symphony of plants, flowers, and landscaped features that narrate stories through colors and fragrances. It is a living gallery of beauty that showcases Korean horticulture in a mesmerizing display of light, space, and nature. In winter, from Dec to mid-March, there will also a LED light festival take place in the garden. With a late departure, you can enjoy the garden with the stunning neon light display. Both tour options wrap up with a comfortable ride back to Seoul, dropping you at convenient locations, carrying a heart full of delightful memories and perhaps, a camera full of iconic shots to remember your day of Korean wonders. Choose your adventure and book a day of delightful discoveries now.

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4.6 / 5

based on 208 reviews

Although it was a little rush but that was expected when joining a tour group. Especially when the location is far off the central Seoul. Mina was very clear with her explanation on meeting places and time. The kids enjoyed themselves at all 3 places arranged, the bus journey was smooth and the bus ride was comfortable.

Wonderful places with a wonderful staff, Mr. Charlie was a helpful person, Thank you very much for this activity and hope to do it again for sure

The trip was nice, driver was excellent, kind and accommodated to our special requests. He made this trip memorable.

Charlie was a fantastic tour guide, I would tell others about about how steep the farm is.

We had fun the whole day.. Charlie is a great guide and driver.. thank you so much..