Welcome to South Korea
Welcome to the land of fiery flavors and endless adventure – South Korea! This captivating corner of East Asia is a vibrant fusion of tradition and modernity, where centuries-old customs seamlessly blend with cutting-edge technology and urban splendor. Visiting Korea, you will go on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Korean Peninsula, where each day promises new discoveries and incredible experiences.
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Hite & Cass
- Incheon International (Seoul): ICN
- Gimhae International (Busan): PUS
South Korea - 10 Day Tour
From $3299 (AUD)
Delight in the serene beauty of mountain temples, savour the delectable flavours of local cuisine, and embark on breath-taking adventures in Korea.
South Korea - 13 Day Tour
From $4299 (AUD)
Set out on awe-inspiring adventure in Korea. Relish the exquisite tastes of the local food and learn about its deep-rooted traditions, beckoning travellers with its captivating blend of history and modernity.
Venture with us to South Korea
From the bustling streets of Seoul, where neon lights and historic palaces coexist, to the serene temples nestled in lush mountains, South Korea offers a diverse tapestry of landscapes and cultures. As you step into this enchanting world, you’ll savor mouthwatering dishes like bulgogi and kimchi, and dive into the colorful K-pop and Hallyu wave. This is a place where time-honored Confucian values meet the rapid pace of modern life, and where ancient rituals intertwine with the energy of the 21st century.
A Journey of Contrasts and Traditions
With One Life Adventures, get ready to traverse this unique country, where you can explore the tranquil beauty of ancient traditions, immerse yourself in the urban energy of dynamic cities, and be captivated by the warm hospitality of its people. South Korea is a land of contrast and balance, and our journey will be a celebration of the rich tapestry that is the Korean way of life.
So, fasten your seatbelts and join us as we dive headfirst into the wonders of South Korea. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits!
Do I need a visa to travel to South Korea?
Whether or not you need a tourist visa to travel to South Korea depends on your nationality and duration of your visit. South Korea has a visa waiver program that allows citizens of many countries to enter for tourism without a visa for a certain period. However, the specific requirements and allowed durations can change over time, so it’s essential to check with the South Korean embassy or consulate in your home country or visit the official website of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the most up-to-date information.
Seperately to a visa, there is a chance you may need to apply for a K-ETA. This is really important as you will have to have received this prior to departing to South Korea. Check the link above to see if this requirement is relevant to you.
Will I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance on all One Life Adventures trips is compulsory. Our group leader will be taking care of you from the moment you arrive, though things can happen which are out of our control. This is why we require everyone who travels with us to have their own travel insurance by the time they depart for the trip. You will have a much more enjoyable trip knowing that you are covered no matter what happens! When you are choosing your insurance policy, it’s important to make sure it covers the following things:
- Adventure activities included in the tour
- Medical expenses
- Personal belongings (in cases of lost luggage or theft)
- Missed flights
What is the weather like in South Korea?
South Korea experiences a variety of weather conditions throughout the year due to its distinct four seasons. Here is a general overview of the weather in South Korea:
Spring (April to June):
- Spring in South Korea is a popular time to visit as the weather is mild and pleasant.
- Average temperatures range from 10°C (50°F) in April to 22°C (72°F) in June.
- Spring is known for cherry blossoms and other flowers in full bloom, making it a beautiful time to explore the country.
Summer (July to August):
- Summers in South Korea are hot and humid.
- Average temperatures range from 23°C (73°F) in July to 26°C (79°F) in August.
- South Korea experiences monsoon rains during this period, which can be heavy and persistent.
Autumn (September to November):
- Autumn is another popular time to visit as the weather is cool and comfortable.
- Average temperatures range from 21°C (70°F) in September to 10°C (50°F) in November.
- The fall foliage is stunning, and many cultural festivals take place during this season.
Winter (December to February):
- Winters in South Korea are cold and dry, with occasional snowfall.
- Average temperatures range from -4°C (24°F) in December to 0°C (32°F) in February.
It’s important to note that South Korea’s climate can vary somewhat depending on the region, with the west coast being milder and the east coast experiencing more extreme temperature variations. Additionally, Seoul, the capital city, often serves as a reference point for the country’s weather, but other regions may have slightly different conditions. Overall, South Korea’s climate is characterised by distinct seasons, each with its own unique charm and activities.
Is there safe drinking water in South Korea?
South Korea generally has safe drinking water. The country has established water treatment and distribution systems that meet or exceed international standards for water quality. Tap water in South Korea is usually treated to make it safe for consumption, and it is regularly tested to ensure that it meets quality standards.
However, water quality can vary from one region to another, and some areas might have water with a different taste or smell due to local water sources or the treatment processes used. In some cases, people may choose to use water filters or purchase bottled water for their personal preferences.
Is South Korea safe to travel?
South Korea is generally considered a safe destination for travelers. It has a low crime rate, and it is known for its safety and well-developed infrastructure.
Learn more and join the group!
If you're still not sure about some questions that you have, join our One Life Family Facebook Group! Here you can ask questions to us and other travellers that have been on or are currently on our trips. Better still, you can connect with future travellers that will be on the same tour as you!
How we are giving back
We are more than just a travel company. Since day 1, we have worked with the rural communities that we visit to help support various projects. From providing school supplies and building materials for much needed infrastructure improvements, to sponsoring local basketball teams and working with animal welfare organisations – we want to make a positive impact with your money.