2-Day Southwest Korea Tour by KTX express train
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on this tour from Seoul to Wolchulsan national park, Suncheon, Gurye, and Namwon in Jeollanam-do province.
Jeollanam-do in the southwest of Korea is one of Korea's least developed and greenest province and is home to diverse tourist beautiful destinations.
This tour is a two-day itinerary to visit the historical and religious sites, beautiful garden, and national parks of Jeollanam-do, a region that is not well known to foreign tourists in Korean tourism. This program, which shows the simple charm of Korean provincial cities and the beauty of nature, is a tour that can reduce the fatigue of long-distance travel by riding the KTX high-speed train from Seoul to Gwangju.
Day 1 Seoul - Gwangju ktx station - Mt. Wolchulsan or Boseong tea field - Naganeupseong Walled Town / Overnight in Suncheon
Mt. Wolchulsan National Park Hiking
3.9km trail, 2 - 2.5 hours
Cheonhwang Parking Lot -> Gureumdari Bridge (suspension bridge)-> Cheonhwang Parking Lot
OR, Those who have difficulty hiking Mt. Wolcgulsan can choose the Boseong tea field instead.
Boseong Green Tea field
Boseong is one of the most beautiful, undiscovered parts of South Korea, especially in the early spring and then in the fall when it is harvest season. It is a picturesque area filled with rolling hills that are all used for growing tea.
Naganeupseong Walled Town
Naganmyeon in Jeollanam-do has a warm and nostalgic hometown called Naganeupseong Village. This village was built during the Joseon Dynasty to prevent Japanese pirate invasions and has around 100 restored thatched-roof houses inside the castle, where people still live today. Walking along the castle road and seeing the houses sitting in huddles will make you feel calm and relive childhood memories.
Day 2 Suncheon national garden and Suncheun bay bird sanctuary - Saseongam hermitage - Namwon Gwanghanru - Gwangju
ktx station - Seoul station
Suncheon Bay National garden and Suncheon Bay bird Sanctuary
Suncheon Bay National Garden
It was created when the Suncheon Bay International Garden Expo was held in 2013. It is an internationally accredited garden expo that opened for six months from April 20 to October 20, 2013.
After the fair was closed, it was permanently opened under the name Suncheon Bay Garden on April 20, 2014, and designated as the first national garden on September 5, 2015. In March 2020, it succeeded in attracting 「2023 Suncheon Bay International Garden Expo」, and in July, the fair will be held again in 10 years. The 2023 Garden Expo utilizes not only the national garden but also the entire Suncheon city area as the site.
Suncheon Bay bird Sanctuary
Suncheonman Bay's reed field covers a total area of approximately 495,867 ㎡. The reed fields in Suncheonman Bay are thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. It is the biggest colony of reeds in Korea. The scene of the entire field swaying in the wind is like watching waves on the sea. Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve is a natural habitat for birds of over 140 species, including migratory and endangered bird species such as the hooded crane, white-naped crane, Oriental White Stork, black-faced spoonbill, Eurasian Oystercatcher as well as birds designated as natural treasures
Saseongam Hermitage, located on Osan Mountain in Gurye, is a fine vantage point from which to admire the panoramic view of the Seomjingang River, Gurye, and the peaks of Jirisan Mountain. It forms part of a harmonious, beautiful landscape along with the rocks and peaks of Osan Mountain.
It has also been called Sogeumgang (literally meaning Little Geumgang Mountain) since ancient times.’ Furthermore, Saseongam Hermitage, which is set against the steep wall of rocks around the top of Osan Mountain, is said to have been built in 544 (the 22nd year of the reign of King Seong of Baekje) by Buddhist Monk Yeongi. It was originally called Osanam but was renamed Saseongam, or the “Hermitage of Four Saints,” in honor of the four Buddhist monks, Uisang, Wonhyo, State preceptors Doseon and Jingak, who lived and practiced asceticism here.
Gwanghalluwon Garden is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscape and stunning architecture, and is best known as the setting for the classical Korean love story "Chunhyangjeon." The garden boasts a picturesque lake, verdant trees, and an iconic stone bridge that add to its charm. The garden has been designated as Treasure No. 281, and is surrounded by various traditional attractions, including the Ojakgyo bridge, which serves as the backdrop for the famous Korean love story of Gyeonu and Jiknyeo from the traditional story of Chilseok. Other attractions include the Wanwoljeong Pavilion and the House of Wolmae. The Chunhyangjae Festival, an annual celebration of the love between Chunhyang and Lee Mong-ryong, is held at Gwanghalluwon. This place is also a popular filming location for many Korean movies and dramas.
Mt Wolchulsan National Park
Boseong green tea field
07:00 Pick you up at your place
07:40 - 09:40 Take the KTX train to Gwangju
10:00 - 11:00 Drive to Mt. Wolchulsan
11:00 - 15:00 Lunch and going hiking
15:00 - 16:00 Head to Naganeupseong walled town
16:00 - 17:30 Naganeupseong walled town
17:30 - 18:00 Drive to Suncheon
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
19:00 Overnight in Suncheon
08:30 Pick you up at your hotel
09:00 - 11:00 Suncheon Bay National Garden
11:00 - 12:00 Suncheon Bay Bird Sanctuary
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Head to Gurye
14:00 - 14:30 Saseongam Hermitage
14:30 - 15:30 Head to Namwon
15:30 - 16:30 Gwanghallu-won Garden
16:30 - 17:30 Head to Gwangju station
17:30 - 18:30 Dinner
18:30 - 20:40 Take the KTX train to Seoul
Number of Pax
Price per person
- All Entrance Fees
- Professional hiking guide
- Hiking poles, Crampons
- Roundtrip transfer service with a private vehicle
- Accommodation 1Night (3 or 4 Start Hotel with Breakfast, Double or Twin or Triple bed sharing room)
- Lunch(2), Dinner(2)
- Personal expense
- Travel Insurance
- Please wear hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing
- Your guide will have a First-aid kit and hiking map with him
The cost of the tour can vary based on several factors, such as the type of accommodation (such as the level of the hotel), the length of the tour, the number of days you want to spend with a private guide, and the season in which you plan to travel.
If you'd like to receive an accurate quote, please feel free to contact us. Our tour consultants will work with you to create a customized plan that fits your specific preferences and budget. We'll provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved and answer any questions you may have.