Seoraksan National Park & Surfing Beach

Overview

We’ve organized a Special overnight trip to the super famous Seoraksan National Park. This huge mountain range provides so many options for both hikers and non-hikers alike. We are offering you the chance to visit this breathtaking area without all the hassle.
The price of the trip is only 98,000won and will include all of these experience fees like below;
1.Seoraksan National park entry fee
2.Round trip limousine bus
3.Delicious 2 local meals(Saturday lunch & Sunday breakfast)
4.Accommodation( 2 people in 1 room/ Twin bed or double bed room)
5.English speaking tour guides
*Surfing is an optional activity (extra cost: 35,000won to rent surfing board)

What to expect

You can take the Ulsanbawi hiking trail option to view this amazing scenery at the peak
Take a cable car which is the easiest way to travel to the peaks
Biryong waterfall course is the easiest hiking trail that allows you to walk leisurely and enjoy the views

Surf the best waves in South Korea. Beautiful beach with heaps of water and beach activities.
Seoraksan is the most famous tourist area in Korea with breathtaking scenery
Jujeongol valley is the best course which allows hikers to feel the beauty of the fantastic valleys

On the first day you will have the choice of a couple of hikes ranging in difficulty. On the second day we’ll take you to the beach where you can learn to surf and go hiking as well.
Even if you have visited this area at another time of the year, you will find it ever changing with the seasons, and worth a second or third visit. If it is your first time, then let us show you some of the best scenery Korea has to offer.

Over the weekend we will include parts of outer Seoraksan and inner Seoraksan. Both areas offer exceptional beauty, and include places that seem to be untouched. Due to Seoraksan’s location we can see many beautiful beaches, try tasty seafood, as well as fresh mountain herbs and vegetables.

On Saturday we will stay in the outer part of Seoraksan by the East coast. Our first stop will allow you a choice of three hiking trails all from the same part of the mountain range. We will get off the bus and divide into groups according to where you want to go. Our guides have been to this park several times, and know the trails well. They will point you to the right path, and allow you to go at your own pace.

On Sunday we will head to the beach where we will try surfing.
Surfing has been growing in popularity in Korea over the past few years. Now there are some great places that we can take you to where you can get all the equipment and surf the best waves.
This area is known for long beaches, and lots of space. Plus, there are heaps of water activities that you can participate in including surfing, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, beach volleyball, swimming or relaxing on the beach. There is something for every type of beach bum. 
If you are a hiking enthusiast and would prefer to skip the day at the beach then let us know when you sign up as we can take you to another great hiking trail.
We will take the Jujeongol Valley course. It should take about 2 1/2 hours to complete.
This trip will be a lot of fun, with both sea and mountain adventures, so grab some friends and sign up together now so that you don’t miss out. Spaces will fill up fast!

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Saturday, July 10)

07:00am

Pick up at Hongik Univ. subway station(Line 2, exit 1)

07:30am

Pick up at Express bus terminal Subway station( Sub line 3,7,9 Exit 8)

07:50am

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station(Subway line 2,4,5/Exit 9)

11:30am

Arrive at the Seoraksan National Park and have lunch(Included)

12:40pm

Let’s take a hike to the various courses
-Ulsanbawi Rock Course(3 1/2 hours)
-Biseondae Rock Course(2 1/2 hours)
-Biryong Falls Course(2 hours)

17:30pm

Finish hike and move to the hotel

18:00pm

Arrive at our accommodation and unpack

18:10pm

Have Dinner (Not included)

19:00pm

Free time-You can use hot spa or Jjimjilbang near our accommodation

Day 2 (Sunday, July 11)

07:30-08:20am

Breakfast

08:30am

Leave for East coast

09:00am

Arrive at the Gorgeous Surfing beach

09:00 - 09:30

Let’s learn how to ride the surfboard

09:40pm- 15:00pm

– Surfing!!!
– You may also play beach volleyball
– Snorkeling(Please bring your own equipment or you can rent)

*Those who going for hiking

09:00-11:30

Hiking(We will take Jujeongol valley course which is one of the most beautiful and easy course)

11:30

Depart for beach

12:00-15:00pm

Beach activities

15:10pm

Leave for Seoul

19:00pm

Arrive at Gangbyeon subway station(Line 2)

19:30pm

Arrive at Express bus terminal

Payment Detail

1.You can use an ATM or online banking to wire payments directly from your bank account to Adventure Korea’s account, NH Bank account no: 317-0017-2500-41 under the name of (주)더에이케이트래블
2.Otherwise, you can visit any bank in Korea and have a teller wire the funds on your behalf.
3.You can pay via paypal to adventurekoreatrip@gmail.com
If you use paypal, 1 usd is same as 1,000won.
3. When you deposit into the Adventure Korea’s account, PLEASE make sure you send an email to webmaster@adventurekorea.com and provide all the information below;
1.Trip name
2.Your full name including middle name.
3.Contact number
4.Nationality & Gender
5.How much was deposited
6.What bank you sent it from
7.Time and date you sent it
8.Pick up site

Cancellation Policy

We have to pay deposits for these trips with the various activity places. If you cancel at the last minute, we are losing money as well. Therefore, we have to put into place this cancellation policy. By paying for the trip you agree to this cancellation policy.
If you have paid and would like a refund we have a policy. This policy is as follows
5 days before the trip: Full refund (120 hours from departure time)
3 days before the trip: 50% refund(72 hours from the departure time)
0% refund ( 72 hours or less from the departure time)
*All times are in Korean Standard Time (GMT+9)

Pick up site

07:00am Pick up at Hongik Univ. subway station(Line 2, exit 1)

07:30am Pick up at Express bus terminal Subway station(Sub line 3,7,9 Exit 8)

07:50am Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station(Subway line 2,4,5/Exit 9)

Additional Information

***Saturday Hiking Courses
Ulsanbawi Rock is the most difficult hike. This is the longest and most challenging hike of the trip. At the start you will pass a temple, where the path starts off fairly easily, at least until you reach the Heundeul Bawi Rock (Unsteady rock). It is recommended to take a break here for a photo shoot. You will find people trying their hardest to push the rock off. Although it won’t move much it’s fun to give it a go. You can also stop here for some refreshments or get a medal made on your way down to prove that you made it all the way to the top. From Heundeul Bawi you head up to the summit. The path steadily gets more difficult ending with steep steel stairs. Please be patient on these stairs, as there is little space for passing, but you will find it’s nice to take a quick break and have a look around as you make your way up. Once you reach the summit you can see as far as the East Sea, and all of the Seorak mountain range. It’s well worth the work.
For those less adventurous there is another course that will also offer splendid views of the mountain range. For about ₩10,000 you can take a cable car up the Geongumseong course. After the six minute ride you can hike the remainder of the track. It should take you 20-30 minutes. It’s a well made path, and although parts can be a bit steep it is not too difficult. At the top you can see one more large rock face. If you feel up to it, climb up. You will feel like you’re on top of the world as you breathe the crisp fresh mountain air.
After this hike, head back down to the cable car and onto our third hiking choice.
Biryong Falls Course is an easy trek through gorgeous foliage, crossing over a rushing stream, where you will see many small but equally spectacular waterfalls. At the end of the trek there is a place to rest on a large flat rocky area and take in the beauty around. The main waterfall (Biryong) starts at a great height and drops to a large pool, this area is wonderful for photos.
If you decide to take the cable car you should have plenty of time to also visit the Biryong falls.

***Mt. Seoraksan National Park
The peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. Due to the many rare species found here, UNESCO designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982. The mountain range located here stretches over an area of 373 ㎞² with the highest peak reaching 1,708 meters. The most famous tourist area near Mt. Seoraksan National Park is the city of Sokcho. The eastern part of Sokcho has sparkling water along the coast, while the western part of the city connects to the most famous mountain of the national park. This area is said to be blessed with beautiful natural surroundings: beaches, ski resorts, hot springs, and historic treasures. Accommodations in the area include hotels, condominiums, and small motels. The facilities in the area are well-made to accommodate the three million annual visitors to the park.

***Ulsanbawi Rock Hiking Course
For hikers who want to feel the true beauty of the Seoraksan Mountains this course is a must. The course is relatively easy from the Heundeul Bawi Rock (meaning unsteady rock) to Gyejoam Hermitage. However, from Gyejoam Hermitage to Ulsan Bawi Rock the 30-minute hike is rather rigorous. The steep steel stairs leading down from Ulsan Bawi Rock are not for the weak-hearted. For those lacking confidence in hiking, its better to avoid this course altogether. However, adventurous hikers won’t have any regrets after reaching the summit with fantastic views of the East Sea.

***Gwoengemsung fortress course
After passing the ticket booth and paying the entrance fee you will see a park where you can get on the cable car. A six-minute ride will take you near the top, followed by a 20-30 minute hike which will take you to Gwongeumseong Fortress at an altitude of 1,200 meters. This location will give you a birds eye view of the Seoraksan Mountains.

***Jujeongol Valley Course –Oseak Area
This highly recommended course allows hikers to feel the beauty of the fantastic valleys that Seoraksan has to offer. The course that runs through Cheonbuldong and Baekdam Valleys, as well as the Seongguksa Temple Site, gives visitors breathtaking views of the Jujeongol Valley. Visitors to this course enter the national park at the Osaek area. After purchasing tickets to the park, follow the course up the mountain that leads to the Seongguksa Temple Site. A three- story stone pagoda at the temple site is all that remains. Following the path along Jujeongol Valley will eventually lead to a forked path. Going to the left will lead to Sibi Falls and the right side will lead to the Yongso Falls. Visitors should note that there aren’t any forms of public transportation when exiting the park near Yongso Falls. For those that aren’t able to prepare individual transportation, it would be best to head back on the path that was originally used.

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