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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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Price Per Day: $ 387 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 2,560
  • Other Mandatory Fees: $ 480
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,920

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Made us feel very welcome and relaxed like touring with old friends.

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We had 22 wonderful days in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Every time we arrived in a new place, there was always someone waiting for us. This really comforted us a lot. Reduce our nervous feeling in a totally strange place with no language understanding. We were picked up from the airport with our luggage stored in a van every time then assisted on hotel check-in and toured with our private chauffeur and tour guide. Our tour guides are very professional and knowledgeable about their country and history and made us feel very welcome and relaxed like touring with old friends.
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We had a great time with this tour. We enjoyed every minute of it.

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We had a great time with this tour. We enjoyed every minute of it. We learned so much about Cambodia history from our tour guide Utt. He is the best tour guide I ever met, very knowledgeable, caring and compassionate person. Jaskson
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I recommend them with the highest honors

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I recently booked a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos through your agency. Our main contact person is Andy Chen. Andy and his team of agents have coordinated an excellent trip that includes all of the places that we are interested in seeing. Additionally, they made wonderful suggestions, and arranged lovely places for us to stay. Andy responded immediately to all of our queries. I am a university English professor, and I must say that Andy's English is exceptional. I would like to thank Andy and the team for their excellent service. I recommend them with the highest honors, and we are looking forward to our trip in February. I plan to use your agency for a trip to China next year. Best wishes, and thank you.
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A priceless trip. Thanks for the laughs and memories!

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My 3 friends and I who are from the US, we were going to travel south Laos but had no idea what to expect there, but Esther made our trip one I will never forget. The most high quality and entertaining service, Joy exceeded that of a guide and quickly became our friend going above and beyond expectations to keep us safe and make sure we enjoyed ourselves. A priceless trip. Thanks for the laughs and memories!
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Really great value too, you got so much with the price.

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Had such an amazing time in Cambodia with Bravo Asia Tours, the tour was very detail and intimate. Our guide Mr Sok’s knowledge of the temples, Cambodia politics and the world are amazing. He's very attentive to our needs, very detail in explaining everything :) his love of his culture really shine through. The Angkor sunrise viewing was great, we missed out on the sunset as we have other arrangement. The driver was very kind too, always ready with cold water bottle and cold towel! Which you really will appreciate in Siem Reap weather. I can't recommend this tour enough! Really great value too, you got so much with the price. One very happy customer!
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I highly recommend Bravo Asia Tours.

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I'm a firm believer in having a private tour when visiting a new country to get the most out of it. And BAT did not disappoint in Myanmar and Thailand! We had several free days in Thailand then for Myanmar. Suri, our guide in Myanmar was extremely knowledgeable and provided so much more information than you'd ever read in a book, as well as providing insights on history and current events from a local perspective. He is respectful, fun and very flexible to make the tour what you want it to be. And he knows the best places. I highly recommend Bravo Asia Tours.
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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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