Food tour in South Korea
Discover THE foodie destination everyone is talking about right now, with an activity-packed small group tour of South Korea.
Nambu Traditional Market Majang Dong Beef Market Korean Barbecue Jeonju Learn how to make kimchi Sunchang Gochujang Red chili paste demo Gyeongju Bulguksa Monastery overnight stay Sunmodo martial arts display Morning meditation session Busan Jalgalchi Market
US $3205ToUS $3770excluding flights
Single supplement $660.
Late availability on these dates: 16 Feb, 02 Mar, 09 Mar, 16 Mar
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3 Reviews of Food tour in South Korea
3.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 01 Jul 2022 by Clare HannahThe monastery stay was absolutely fascinating, with breathtaking (literally and metaphorically) views. But honestly the trip was so wide ranging and packed with activity that it's hard to pick a favourite part. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Apr 2019 by Amy CochranWe had a lot of fun! April is beautiful time to see the cherry blossoms in South Korea. We also enjoyed experiencing the countryside outside of Seoul. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Apr 2019 by Nigel HuntTraveling around Seoul in my free time, visiting the historic Palaces and Secret Garden were the highlights of the trip. Read full review
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PlanetAs a global tour operator, we are committed to traveling responsibly and endeavour to practise sustainable tourism wherever we visit. We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling Ė respecting and benefitting local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip we run.
We take care to ensure that we use local transport throughout our tours, including the metro system and public buses. We always travel in small groups Ė this tour has a maximum of 12 passengers but our average sits at about 10. This enables us to stay in locally owned, small accommodation, encouraging unique connections with local people. On this tour, we stay in a traditional Hanok village house, similar to a Japanese ryokan, as well as overnighting in an ancient monastery among monks practicing traditional meditation and martial arts rituals. The experiences our travelers have here provide them with a unique insight into local life, encourage involvement in local activity and expose them to the traditions of Korean culture.
We also encourage travelers to take individual steps to help promote responsible travel and suggest bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5 litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.
As a company, our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$6 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002. Tackling areas like health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
PeopleOur South Korea Food Adventure is operated by an English-speaking passionate local food expert and all services are provided by local Korean people, including drivers, hotel staff and kitchen assistants at cooking classes. We ensure that our travelerís funds are focused directly to the community and in support of small, local businesses, transport and accommodation.
In Korea dress standards are conservative, particularly outside of the major cities. We recommend that our travelers (both male and female) wear loose, lightweight clothing so as not to offend, particularly when visiting religious sites, such as the temple stay. We encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs locally to support local businesses, contributing to the destination and to aid the economies of smaller villages. We visit local village markets to see, taste and purchase local ingredients like kimchi, chilli paste, fresh tofu and an abundance of produce. Taking in both street food and traditional homestyle preparations, this tour aims to facilitate local interaction and to support small producers and innovators in Korea, such as those involved in the countryís emerging craft beer scene. Enjoy a craft brewery tour including a tasting where you can experience the nuances of the local wild yeasts used in the final product. In addition, the dinner at the temple stay is entirely vegan, providing an interesting a chance to eat a healthy, sustainable meal.
In Gyeongju, we visit a local farm and learn the history of regional agriculture, as well as some of the challenges facing farmers today. Home-made snacks prepared by the family are enjoyed directly from farm to table!
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