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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

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Gangneung, Gangwon South Korea

Korean-Speaking Ulleungdo & Dokdo Island Tours

Gangneung, GangwonSouth Korea

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

Korean-Speaking Ulleungdo & Dokdo Island Tours

Standard DreamTrip
Join your Korean-speaking guide & tour notable attractions on Ulleungdo & Dokdo islands, including Bongnae Waterfall, Nari Basin & Samseonam Rock — plus, ride Taehahyangmok Tourist Monorail & Dokdo Observatory Cable Car for fantastic views. Book by September 30.

About Your Trip

Pack your camera and get ready for wild adventures with this action-packed DreamTrip in eastern South Korea. Starting in the coastal city of Gangneung, you’ll take a ferry to Ulleungdo, a beautiful island far from the mainland. Led by a Korean-speaking guide, you’ll experience the best this remote island has to offer.

Stroll along Haengnam Coastal Trail, watching the crashing waves below as you pass rugged cliffs and sea caves. You’ll then enjoy a fishing experience before moving on to Bongnae Waterfall. Look way up — this 82-foot (25-meter) wonder boasts 3 tiers of fresh rushing water. A different tour the following day brings you to Dokdo island for exploration and discovery of its many treasures. But first, you’ll take a thrilling ride on Taehahyangmok Tourist Monorail, which runs from Charcoal Cave to Taeha Lighthouse, offering panoramic views along the way.

On your final full-day tour, you’ll visit the pedestrian bridge between Ulleungdo and Gwaneumdo islands as well as Samseonam Rock, large rocks jutting out from the sea. From there, you’re off to Nari Basin, a flat spot on the island caused by volcanic activity. Another fun ride awaits at Dokdo Observatory Cable Car — zip across for a new perspective high above the island. After visiting Geobukbawi Rock (Turtle Rock), you’ll ferry back to Gangneung for an evening of free time to do whatever you’d like.

What we love:
• The inland caldera of Nari Basin is lush and green thanks to soil fertilized by volcanic ash over the centuries. People living here farm medicinal herbs and other healthy plants.
• Along with your dinner on Day 2, your lunches on Day 2 and Day 3 highlight dishes made from squid — it’s one of Ulleungdo island’s specialties.
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights* in Gangneung and Ulleungdo, South Korea, as well as:
• Full-day Ulleungdo island transfer and tour; includes lunch, dinner, Korean-speaking guide only, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Full-day Dokdo island tour; includes lunch, dinner, Korean-speaking guide only, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• Ulleungdo island sightseeing tour; includes lunch, Korean-speaking guide only, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 4 breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner.
• A Korean-speaking host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.




Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Incheon International Airport (ICN), approximately 177 miles (285 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

 
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Destination

Being a large city in South Korea’s Gangwon province means that coastal Gangneung has a lot to offer — from beaches and market stalls to attractions like Daegwallyeong Museum of cultural relics and the 18th-century Seongyojang House. Another notable highlight is the Ojukheon house, dating from the Joseon-era and considered one of the country’s oldest buildings.

Ulleungdo is a remote island-city in East Sea (also known as Sea of Japan), accessible only by ferry, but well worth the journey. Nicknamed “Mystery Island,” it’s a place of staggering natural beauty, with volcanic peaks, interesting rock formations, primitive forests and magnificent coastlines. Inland, you’ll find Nari Basin, the island’s flattest area, where traditional villagers farm medicinal herbs and plants. Other attractions include the tiered Bongnae Waterfall, Naesujeon Sunrise Observatory and Cheonbu Underwater Observatory.
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Titanium Inclusions

As a Titanium Member, you’ll indulge in special benefits, including an exclusive extra dish during the group dinner on Day 2 (6 p.m.). Savor a delectable serving of raw and steamed Dokdo shrimp — they’re prized for their sweet flavor and silky texture and are a delicacy throughout the region.

Plus, Titanium Members will enjoy the Platinum Inclusions on this DreamTrips experience.

Life is amazing when you’re a Titanium Member!
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Platinum Inclusions

On this DreamTrip, Platinum Members will be treated to a per-person, 4-ounce (120-gram) sampling of prime local beef during the group dinner on Day 3 (6 p.m.). Since the cows eat herbs and wild vegetables that are unique on Ulleungdo island, the beef has a distinctive taste that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll love this exclusive indulgence!

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the Tops 10 Hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Western-style, set-menu welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Tops 10 Hotel.

Day 2

7-8 a.m.: Korean-style, set-menu breakfast at the hotel.
8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day Ulleungdo island transfer and tour; includes lunch, dinner, Korean-speaking guide only, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 8:15 a.m. Depart from the hotel and transfer to Mukho Passenger Terminal.
• Transfer by ferry to Sadong Port on Ulleungdo island (a boat ride of about 3 hours).
• Arrive on the island and board a private bus for your tour.
• Lunch featuring sashimi and squid noodles at a local restaurant.
• Visit Haengnam Coastal Trail.
• Enjoy a fishing experience.
• Visit Bongnae Waterfall.
• 6 p.m.: Dinner of squid sashimi and spicy shrimp and crab soup at a local restaurant.
• Transfer to La Perouse Resort and check in.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at La Perouse Resort.

Day 3

7-8:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the resort.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day Dokdo island tour; includes lunch, dinner, Korean-speaking guide only, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the resort and transfer to Taehahyangmok Tourist Monorail.
• Enjoy the amazing views from Taehahyangmok Tourist Monorail.
• 11 a.m.: Lunch featuring mussels, rice and squid intestine soup at a local restaurant.
• After lunch, transfer by ferry to Dokdo island.
• Explore around the island before transferring back to Ulleungdo.
• 6 p.m.: Korean barbecue dinner and karaoke party at the resort.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at La Perouse Resort.

Day 4

7-8:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the resort.
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Ulleungdo island sightseeing tour; includes lunch, Korean-speaking guide only, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to the pedestrian bridge connecting Ulleungdo and Gwaneumdo islands.
• Visit Samseonam Rock.
• Continue to Nari Basin to see the largest flat area on the island.
• 12:30 p.m.: Lunch featuring shell-chopped noodles and squid pancake at a local restaurant.
• Enjoy a ride on Dokdo Observatory Cable Car for fantastic views.
• See Geobukbawi Rock (Turtle Rock).
• Transfer to Sadong Port.
• Board the ferry and transfer to Mukho Passenger Terminal (a boat ride of about 3 hours).
• Transfer to Tops 10 Hotel and check in. Dinner is at your own expense.
• 9 p.m.: End of the tour.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Tops 10 Hotel.

Day 5

7-10 a.m.: Korean-style, set-menu breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Set atop a hill overlooking the ocean, Tops 10 Hotel offers a serene getaway from the everyday. You’ll love the view from the rooftop — it’s the perfect place to sip an evening cocktail as the sun sets — and the spacious, modern guest rooms designed with comfort in mind.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 2 lounges.
• 1 indoor pool (at an additional cost).
• Hot-springs bath (at an additional cost).
• Fitness center.
• Rooftop garden and terrace.
• Virtual reality (VR) room.
• Convenience store.
• Short drive to the beach.
• KTX train shuttle service (at an additional cost).
• Complimentary self-parking.

Deluxe Family Double Room accommodations with:
• 2 double beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Air conditioning.
• Private bathroom.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Electric kettle.
• In-room safe.
• 65-inch (165-centimeter) flat-screen television.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 19.

Tops 10 Hotel
455-34, Heonhwa-ro
Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung, Gangwon-do 25633, South Korea



Hillside La Perouse Resort is your home away from home on gorgeous Ulleungdo island. After busy days of exploring, retreat to your guest room with cozy underfloor heating. All accommodations also feature a balcony with views of East Sea, so you can take in the wonders of this place whenever you’d like.

Resort features:
• 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop.
• Karaoke (at an additional cost).
• Convenience store.
• Gardens and terrace.
• Campfire area.
• Nearby Haengnam Coastal Trail and Bongnae Waterfall.
• Short drive to Dokdo Museum.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Korean-style Standard Room accommodations with:
• Ondol-style bedding. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Balcony with a view of the sea.
• Private bathroom.
• Kitchen area with microwave, electric rice cooker, utensils and more.
• Coffee-making facilities.
• 42-inch (107-centimeter) LCD television.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 19.

La Perouse Resort
129-128 Jungnyeong-gil
Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea



Pricing for children for this hotel and resort may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Gratuities at the hotel and resort are not included. We suggest providing hotel and resort gratuities at your own discretion.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.



Dokdo island tour:
Please note: This activity is subject to change without prior notice depending on weather conditions and other factors. In the case of inclement weather, this activity will be substituted with a tour of Jukdo island or a marine cruiser tour.
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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than September 30 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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