Mt Seorak tour: Depart from your hotel and journey towards Mt Seoraksan, also known as Mt. Sorak, the highest amidst Taebaeksanmaek Mountain Range which boasts beautiful landscape and scenery all year round. The national park, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, covers 154 square miles (398 sq km) and is home to more than 2,000 animal species and 1,400 rare plant species. As you follow your guide along a well-maintained path, keep an eye out for a variety of animals such as musk deer.
Next, we'll proceed to the Gwongeumseong Fortress by cable car. It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle as there was a legend that two generals named Gwon and Kim built the castle to avoid war. As you ascend, view the interesting rock formation of the Gwongeumseong region, including Ulsanbawi Rock, and watch the East Sea come into sight.
With your guide, visit the mountain's Shinheungsa Temple, with its giant bronze Buddha standing guard, before being transferred to Daepohang Port Fish Market, where eel, flounder, yellowtail and gourmet seafood are sold. See the lively stalls and restaurants surrounding the fish market, selling dishes featuring the local seafood.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotels within the Seoul area.
Duration: Eleven hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am.