South Korea group tours for solo travellers
Travel solo as part of a group tour to South Korea and explore with like-minded travellers
Why Travel Solo to South Korea?
Compact, quirky and still intriguingly unexplored, every corner of this East Asian nation unveils a new adventure. Delve into the hi-tech cities, otherworldly temples and super-friendly culture as part of a group tour to South Korea for solo travellers.
With oscar-winning films, Netflix dramas and K-pop megastars exploding onto our screens in recent years, interest in South Korea has skyrocketed. From the cool capital, Seoul, to the bustling southern port city of Busan, you can take forays to any number of incredible places – like the ancient royal tombs of Gyeongju, the healing forests of Jeju or the fascinating Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) – within just a couple of hours.
Throw in some stellar mountain scenery, mouth-watering street food and a unique take on karaoke and you’ve got yourself a diverse country bursting with personality. The word is officially out – and now is the time to visit.
Top places to visit in South Korea
Home to half the country’s population, the hi-tech capital retains a traditional character. Ancient palaces sit beneath towering skyscrapers, Buddhist temples are dwarfed by gleaming shopping malls and sprawling street markets are served by the cutting-edge subway.
On the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, this laidback port city is famed for its gorgeous beaches, seafood market and international film festival. Don’t miss the neighbourhood of Gamcheon with its tumble of brightly painted houses against a backdrop of forested mountains.
Chock full of tombs, palaces, rock carvings and pagodas, the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom is a treasure trove of cultural sites, a ‘museum without walls’. Dine like a king over a traditional 12-course meal and stay in an authentic hanok for a truly local experience.
A subtropical island with a pristine volcanic landscape, Jeju is South Korea’s answer to Hawaii. Climb to the rims of ancient craters to watch the sunrise, explore lava caves and rocky coastlines, and switch off from modern life in the peaceful healing forests.
South Korea facts
What's the national language?
What's the currency?
South Korean won (₩)
Top three activities
1. Take a masterclass in Taekwondo
2. Stay overnight in a Buddhist temple
3. Learn to cook a Korean feast
Top five dishes to try
1. Kimchi – a side dish of fermented cabbage, served with everything
2. Japchae – marinated beef and mixed mushrooms on a nest of sweet potato noodles
3. Bibimbap – a colourful bowl of crunchy fried rice, veggies & beef topped with a fried egg
4. Jjamppong – spicy seafood noodle soup
5. Korean fried chicken – street food-style chicken with crispy batter and a fiery sauce
Average temp in high season
What's the weather like in South Korea?
South Korea has four distinct seasons, with hot, humid summers (Jun-Aug) and freezing cold, snowy winters (Dec-Mar). Average summer temperatures range from 21ºC to 32ºC (70ºF to 90ºF), while winter temperatures range between -6ºC and 7ºC (30ºF and 45ºF).
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