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Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

1. Incheon Airport: Traveler SIM and Public Transportation Card

Traveling in Korea is much easier and more comfortable when you get to stay online. Book a travel SIM to be in contact with your friends and family, share your travel photos on social media, check your work e-mails, and find your favorite spots on the map. Pick up your SIM at the Incheon Airport counter and get assisted by the staff at the counter to activate your SIM card. The staff will make sure your phone is connected to data.  Receive your Tmoney card as well, which is a public transportation card that can be used to take subways and buses.  Charge the card so you can use it when taking public transportations, purchasing items at convenience stores, or taking certified taxis that accept cards.

Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

2. Korea 4G LTE Unlimited Data and Optional Voice Call SIM Card

Data is important these days, whether you need to find a place, check a map, reply to an urgent e-mail from your business contacts, or upload inspiring photos to Instagram. When you are away from home, avoid spiralling roaming charges and use a local network. Stay connected with this affordable and convenient Korean SIM card! Choose from micro, nano or standard SIM cards. Benefit from 5mpbs download speeds, as well as tethering capabilities. Cards are provided by KT Olleh, a top Korean provider.

Jeju Island: Customized Private Full-Day Van Tour

3. Jeju Island: Customized Private Full-Day Van Tour

You will start your day with pickup at around 9:00AM from your hotel. From here your tour guide will share the history of Jeju Island, and give recommendations about top-rated local restaurants. You will also be able to select where you would like to stop for lunch as well. A few recommendations for your custom tour are Yongnuni Oreum Trekking (where you will discover 360-degree picturesque landscapes from the top), a local horseback riding experience, the Seongeup folk village (a small town that holds a vast amount of Jeju's unique culture), the Seongsan sunrise peak (UNESCO World Heritage). You will also have the options to explore the Haenyeo Museum, and the Manjanggul Cave on this tour. When your tour is complete, you will be dropped off from where you were picked up from, or dropped off at the airport.

Busan: Full-Day City Tour

4. Busan: Full-Day City Tour

Board a comfortable air-conditioned van or coach and head to the Taejongdae Cliff as you begin this full-day tour. Your guide will lead the way to the Danubi Train ride. The Danubi Train makes several stops for you to enjoy the best views of the magnificent rocky seaside cliff. Take in the full view of Songdo Beach from the 365-meter-long curved Songdo Skywalk. Through the glass-floored walking paths you’ll be able to look down to the blue ocean waters. Stop to enjoy lunch in the beautiful Songdo Market. Afterwards, continue to the colorful and quirky Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, before heading back to your departure point.

Busan: 90-Minute Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

5. Busan: 90-Minute Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

Your Busan sightseeing adventure departs from Jagalchi Market and heads off for a leisurely 90-minute cruise. Head up to the top deck of the 3-storey boat for the best views, then sit back and relax as you glide by some of Busan’s most iconic sights and attractions. During the 90-minute boat ride, admire panoramic views of the city’s skyline and marvel at a selection of Busan's landmarks such as Amnam Park. Other highlights of the boat tour include, Yeongdo Bridge, the most famous and historic bridge in Korea, and Kangkangee Culture Village, where local women in Korean war times utilized the shipping industry to support their families. As you sail through Busan, watch out for the colorful lighthouses dotted along the shore, and catch a glimpse of Saengdo Island, which is in the shape of a kettle. Enjoy breathtaking views across the magnificent cliffs of Taejongdae Park, before the boat turns around and heads back to the original departure point, where the tour ends.

Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

6. Seoul: Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory E-Ticket

Visit the observatory in Lotte World Tower, one of Korea's architectural jewels and a landmark in Seoul's skyline. Climb to the top of the tallest building in Korea, and the fifth tallest in the world, to see incredible views of Seoul at any time of the day.  Present your voucher at the ticket booth to redeem and get in the line for the sky shuttle, an elevator that operates at a speed of 600 meters per minute. Enjoy the exhibitions in basement levels 1-2, where you'll learn about the history and culture of Korea. Ride the elevator to floor 123 and admire the 360-degree panoramic view, or look below through the glass floors.  Lotte Tower is filled with great restaurants and shops that you can explore at your leisure. Or choose to enhance your visit with entrance to Lotte World, the most popular indoor theme park in Korea. If colorful marine life interests you, select the ultimate package with entrance to the observatory, Lotte World theme park, and Lotte World Aquarium included.

Seoul: The Greatest Urban Aquarium COEX

7. Seoul: The Greatest Urban Aquarium COEX

At the heart of Seoul, explore the mysterious and exotic marine world filled with various marine lives and sea creatures! The COEX Aquarium is comprised of 183 display tanks and 90 breeding tanks with 3,500 tons of water volume, making it a large-scaled aquarium. It houses 40,000 sea creatures, which come from 650 different species divided into 16 themed zones. Stroll around the aquarium to watch and learn about not only local but international marine species and their living environment. You can also enjoy a Mermaid Performance, Feeding Program, Ecosystem Explanation Program, and many other exciting shows to entertain your eyes! Discover 14 themed exhibitions and learn more about marine life from across the globe. Watch stingrays and sharks glide overhead at the incredible underwater tunnel. Hop onto a moving walkway and be transported through the deep sea zone for a complete immersive experience. Finish your aquatic adventure at Penguin's Playground. There, witness the feeding program and watch hungry penguins launch after their food. 

Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

8. Incheon Airport: Unlimited 4G Portable Pocket Wi-Fi Rental

Keep in touch with family and friends whilst in Seoul and around Korea with a 4G Portable Wi-Fi rental, providing unlimited Wi-Fi access to your smartphone, tablet, and computer at just the touch of a button. You will be provided with a chargeable device that generates unlimited internet service for 8-10 electronic devices. Enjoy high-speed 4G internet access wherever you want, whenever you want with coverage across the country. Simply pick up your device at Incheon Airport, learn how to use the device from your helpful staff, and walk around the streets of Seoul with unlimited high-speed internet service to search for best restaurants, travel spots, and share them on your social media! You can even stream videos or your favorite playlists since there is no restriction in speed or data usage. Pick up the device from Incheon Airport, but return it to any of the following airports: Incheon International Airport, Gimpo Airport, Gimhae Airport (Busan).

Jeju: UNESCO Sites & Sunrise Peak Hiking Small Group Tour

9. Jeju: UNESCO Sites & Sunrise Peak Hiking Small Group Tour

Honje-Opsoye means welcome in the Jeju dialect. With its unique culture and breathtaking nature, Jeju has been selected as a top vacation and travel destination for both locals and foreign visitors. It is such a huge island that travelers often find it difficult to navigate by public transport or car rental. Join this small-group tour to all the UNESCO highlights of Jeju and visit the island's highlights in a more private setting. Start your day with a hotel pickup and head to Woljeongri Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Jeju, famous for its picturesque landscape and well-decorated cafes, to grab a cup of coffee. The emerald-colored ocean will welcome you and refreshingly start your day. The next stop is Manjang Cave, one of the UNESCO sites in Jeju, which is a lava tunnel filled with mysterious features. It will take around 1 hour of trekking to see and your tour guide will help you find interesting rocks and geographical features. Then, visit the Haenyeo (Woman Diver) Museum that tells the history of Haenyeo, Jeju's female divers registered as UNESCO's intangible heritage. Hungry after a bit of a walk? A Jeju black pork meal or bibimbap (vegetarian option) will be waiting for you at a nearby restaurant. Your next stop is Herb Park filled with various herbs and flowers, where you can experience a unique aroma foot spa. Arrive at Seongsan Sunrise Peak (Ilchulbong) for a light 1 hour of trekking. The peak, another UNESCO site, is a crater made by volcanic activity and is a signature must-visit place of Jeju Island. If you are lucky, you will be able to catch the beautiful sunset. The tour ends approximately at 6:00 PM with a ride back to your hotel in Jeju city downtown.

Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

10. Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Experience the Korean cooking and street food culture in Seoul and join an educational session for you or your group. An expert native Korean chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Korean dishes. Begin the tour with a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the class and taste some local street food at the popular, yet less touristy market in Seoul. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the market and with your guide, find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. After the market tour, head to the venue of your cooking class and learn a few Korean phrases while sipping a delicious welcome drink. Then it's time to make a variety of traditional Korean dishes. Your experienced chef-guide will show you how to make 4 dishes including Bibimbap (mixed rice with meat and vegetables), Dakgalbi (stir-fried chicken), Haemul-Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), and Doenjang-Jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew). Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations. Enjoy the unique art of Korean food with a Hanjeongsik, a traditional Korean course meal with more than 10 side dishes which will be provided by your local host along with seasonal fruits and rice wine.

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