South Korea is a country of contrasts. There are busy 21st century cities with modern skyscrapers and hi-tech factories supplying the world with the latest electronic goods, but also ancient temples, palaces, fortresses and burial mounds to discover. Similarly the concrete and glass of the cities are twinned with lush national parks, remote sandy beaches, high mountains, hot springs and tiny islands. The bustle of the country all then stops at the de-militarised zone and heavily guarded no-mans land which separates the country from North Korea.
All these contrasts make South Korea a really exciting country to visit and explore. Added to what you'll see, are a set of very friendly people and some world famous cuisine to taste, including some dishes you may find challenging with plenty of pickling and chillie heat going on.
The climate is mainly welcoming too, with four seasons through the year. The rainy season months of July and August are the hottest, with the colest months being December to February. The most popular time to visit are the spring and autumn months where the weather is generally mild and dry. Occasional typhoons can bring high winds and floods between June and September.
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Visit the Demilitarized Zone, Take a Taekwondo class and a K-pop dance class, Enjoy the great views of Seoul from Namsan Mountain, Visit ...
This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.
Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.
Trip booked through Groupon at a Great offer price - Encounters was nothing but professional from the start. I even purchased insurance - extra days and got the best flights from my local airport- Great experience
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I had an amazing time on the trip. Everything was incredibly well organized and planned out to a tee. Our tour guide, Big Mo, was amazing and super knowledgeable. I couldn't have imagined a better trip to Egypt!
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