Trip Type : Private Guided
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Splendid Japan and South Korea Tour

Bravo Asia Tours
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 6,199 $ 387 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Mt Seorak National Park
  • Explore a Korean traditional village in Andong
  • Visit Tumuli Park and Gyeongju National Museum
  • Explore the vibrant Osaka
  • Enjoy exploring Kyoto
  • Visit Ancient Nara
  • Visit Osaka Castle
  • Take a cruise on Lake Ashi and visit Owakudani Valley and Hakone Shrine.
  • Experience Japan's perfect combination of tradition and modern.

Short Description

This package provides a deep insight of the culture and rich history of Japan and South Korea. The tour takes you to all the hidden treasures around the country with experienced guides.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Seoul
End City Tokyo

Trip Includes

  • Private vehicle transfers (air-conditioning) as programmed;
  • Private English speaking tour guide during sightseeing as listed;
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in the program;
  • Meals as indicated at local restaurants (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Flights in itinerary
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing in the program;
  • Daily bottle of mineral water;
  • All activities mentioned;
  • The cost for planning, handling and operating the tour as programmed;

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Itinerary

Day 1: Seoul
Welcome to Seoul. Meet your tour guide holding Bravo Asia Tours greeting board at Incheon International Airport. We will transfer to the hotel so you can fresh up after your long flight.Spend the rest of the evening discovering the city on your own.

Day 2: Seoul
We head back to Seoul for the Gyeongbuk Palace, the main and grandest of the five palaces. Next, we drive pass the Presidential Blue House, home to the current President of Korea. Next, we visit the Presidential's Museum, set up in 2010 to coincide with APEC meeting held in Seoul the same year. This afternoon, brace yourself for shopping delight as your prowl the streets of popular Namdaemun (South Gate Market) and Dongdaemun (East Gate Market). Evening at leisure.

Day 3: Seoul - Mt Seorak National Park
Today's highlights are Seoraksan National Park(UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District). This morning, tour Shinheungsa Temple and take the cable car to Gwon KE um Seong Fortress. Then continue to visit Sokcho fishing village this afternoon.Evening at leisure.

Day 4: Mt Seorak National Park - Andong - Gyeongju
Visit the traditional village of Andong, and unique mask dancing performance. Later, travel to Gatbawi Shrine.The rest of the day is free.

Day 5: Gyeongju
On this day you will first visit Tumuli Park and Gyeongju National Museum. Later we visit the oldest surviving observatory in East Asia and one of the world’s oldest scientific installations still in existence, Cheomseongdae Observatory. Evening at leisure.

Day 6: Gyeongju - Seoul
This morning, heading to Changdeokgung Palace, one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the Kings of the Joseon Dynasty and Insadong, a street full of traditional Korean antiques and tea houses. Continue to Cheonggyecheon Stream and admire its unique beauty, before visiting Myeongdong, one of Seoul"s main commercial districts. Then visit a Korean Ginseng Centre to learn about Ginseng, which has existed for thoUSAnds of years to improve people's overall health. Later, experience the city's best night view at Namsan tower.

Day 7: Seoul
Visit North Korea's 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, located within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) a 44 km drive northwest of Seoul. An entire infantry division can move through the tunnel in an hour. View North Korean territory including the Propaganda Village, People's School and Gaeseong City, the old capital city of the Goryeo Kingdom from the Dora Observation Platform. Also visit Freedom Park, dedicated to the 5 million people who left their families and homes in North Korea. North Hall contains displays of North Korean lifestyle, and the Exhibition Hall houses old tanks and planes from the Korean War.

Day 8: Seoul - Osaka
This morning you will fly to Osaka , the second largest city in Japan.Meet your tour guide holding Bravo Asia Tours greeting board at the Airport and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to either just relax or do some shopping on your own.

Day 9: Osaka
After breakfast, you will visit one of Osaka' s most famous landmarks, Osaka Castle, which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period, and explore Sumiyoshi-Taisha Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Japan with a purely Japanese style design, before being dropped of at Dotonbori a street known to exemplify Osaka's vibrant nightlife.

Day 10: Osaka - Nara - Kyoto
This morning, travel to Nara and visit Todaiji Temple. Visit Nishijin Textile Centre and Kiyomizu-Dera Temple UNESCO World Heritage site. Drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall.

Day 11: Kyoto - Hakone
Travel to Hakone and spend the night there. The area is known for its hot springs, museums and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji.The rest of the day is free.

Day 12: Hakone - Izu
This morning, visit Oshino Hakkai. Stop at Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. Take a cruise on Lake Ashi and visit Owakudani Valley and Hakone Shrine.

Day 13: Izu - Kamakura - Yokohama
Visit Odawara Castle and Daibutsu and Yokohama China Town.The rest of the day is free.

Day 14: Yokohama - Tokyo
Today enjoy a full day at leisure. You may like to do some additional sightseeing, shopping, or simply relax.

Day 15: Tokyo
In the morning you will be taken to Asakusa Kannon Temple. Continue to Ueno Park.Next is a visit to Edo-Tokyo Museum.Then we will proceed to the Imperial Palace, the former site of Edo Castle. In the afternoon, we will visit the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower.From there we will cross the Rainbow Bridge.We will travel to the man-made islands of Odaiba.

Day 16: Tokyo
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Asia. Your beautiful memory of this trip and our best wishes will company you back home safely.

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  • Deposit Price: $ 2,560
  • Other Mandatory Fees: $ 480
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,920

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We would not have been able to appreciate Cambodia the way we did without this tour

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The 12 day tour also includes trips to Siem Reap(Angkor), Tonle Sap Lake, Battambang and Phnom Penh which was a great way to learn more about Cambodia and the current socioeconomic conditions of the area. We would not have been able to appreciate Cambodia the way we did without this tour, and would highly recommend BAT.
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We would never have had such an amazing experience in Myanmar without them.

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Since we are not the worldliest of travelers and were a little hesitant about being on our own in Southeast Asia, we wanted the comfort of local escorting guides and found BAT in our research. You may be thinking timid Americans, and to a certain extent, we were. But, Andy and the people from the Yangon office eliminated all anxiety. We felt completely comfortable everywhere we went. It was like having a guide, translator, world history text books and security blanket all wrapped up in one. And, with one of my kids having some stomach issues in Yangon, both our guide, Samath and the driver, Yu, went way out of their ways to take care of us. We would never have had such an amazing experience in Myanmar without them.
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I would like recommend Bravo Asia Tour for multinational tour in Asia.

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I would like recommend Bravo Asia Tour for multinational tour in Asia. I do my research on internet and have contacted several tour operators. It appears to me that BAT is by far the best. (1) They don't over- charge. (2) Their service is good. Pick up on time and our guides went with our flow instead of rushing us from one spot to another. We had a tea break by a river and my young boys got very excited and decided to go for a swim. We spent about an hour there and he never pushed us to leave. (4) We visited a local market and my children were happy to see the strange food or snacks etc. People were very friendly there. (5) The car was clean and comfortable (6) the trip didn't appear to be a tourist trap. (7) Even my 5 and 7 years old boys had a great time! If you want to go to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, look no further. Different tour operators are slightly different but this one is really good enough.
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Can't say enough good things about this company. We will be back to do the India tour!

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We just returned from our trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. We went as a family of 4 and we will remember it always. The tour was well organized, we were never rushed and we got to decide what we wanted to do or what we wanted to skip. Andy, our travel consultant was patient and helpful throughout the whole trip. Can't say enough good things about this company. We will be back to do the India tour!
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Worth every penny for first class service.

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My partner and I spent 16 days in Laos and Cambodia recently and this was a wonderful trip. The tour is perfect, and our guides were superb. Most of them are very knowledgable and funny. We learnt so much about the two countries, with no pressure put on us and all our needs catered for. We visited villages, local markets… which were all fantastic! I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone! Worth every penny for first class service. It is a must do!!! Felicia Mauer
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The second time that I took on the tour and both times I enjoyed.

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Asia is still reasonable priced for us so we choose private tour of Bravo Asia Tours and it was really worth the money given! This is the second time that I visited Asia, and also the second time that I took on the tour and both times I enjoyed. Private car and tour guide, show you through while telling the related stories in a funny way.
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Optional Activities

  • Try the traditional Japanese or Korean costume - kimono and Hanbok 

Flights & Transport

Internal airfare and ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Maximum Number of People in Group: 10

Station English or German speaking private guides

Cancellation Policy:

  • 46 days or more: Total issued flight cost plus 10% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 45 - 31 days: Total issued flight cost plus 20% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 30 - 15days: Total issued flight cost plus 30% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 14 - 7 days: Total issued flight cost plus 50% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 6 - 3 days: Total issued flight cost plus 70% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 2 - 0 days: Total issued flight cost plus 85% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)

Trip ID#:

BAT0302000

Trip Excludes

  • International air tickets in/out Asia;
  • Insurance (Highly recommend to get your own insurance before your departure)
  • Visa handling
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, drinks etc
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Other not mentioned

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