South Korea Tour Package from the Philippines

Despite Visa requirements to South Korea, it is now relatively easier to travel to South Korea from the Philippines. Green Earth Tours and Travel offers South Korea Tour packages from Manila or Cebu. Our travel agency can handle exclusive tours for various itineraries in Seoul and environs. From time-to-time, we also have group departures which you can opt to join if you prefer traveling with a big group and meeting new friends along the way.

Green Earth Tours and Travel is proud to offer South Korea travel and tour packages starting 2014. This is an expansion of its core offerings which travellers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have booked with our travel agency over the years.


BOOK OUR 3D2N AND 4D2N TOUR PACKAGES TO SOUTH KOREA

SEOUL HOTELS; ACCOMMODATION IN SOUTH KOREA
2* SK Hotels 3* SK Hotels 4* SK Hotels
Brown Hotel Best Western Hotel Vision Hotel PJ
New Boolim Hotel Ibis Ambassador Kangnam The Summit Hotel Seoul
Rainbow Hotel Hamilton Hotel Ramada Hotel and Suites
Dynasty Hotel New Kujke Hotel IP Boutique Itwaeton

 

The list of South Korea hotels above is not exhaustive. Please feel free to email us at gett.inc@gmail.com if you have a preferred place to stay in South Korea. We will do our best to give you the best possible arrangements.


SOUTH KOREA TOUR PACKAGES FROM MANILA OR CEBU

Tour Package Option #1
3D2N SOUTH KOREA FREE AND EASY TOUR PACKAGE

 

Day 1 – Arrive at Incheon International Airport, proceed to Seoul. Check-in at hotel.

Day 2 – Breakfast at hotel. Full day tour package begins by passing by the Blue House, which is the official residence of the South Korean Head of State. Visit Kyungbok Palace, the very first palace built in Seoul when it was first declared as the capital of South Korea. Proceed to the National Folk Museum and the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. In the National Folk Museum, you will come to appreciate the history of the country better because it features replicas to illustrate the history and tradition of South Koreans. The Jogyesa temple on the other hand serves as the center for Buddhism. A trip to South Korea wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Ginseng Center, where you can find quality ginseng products at affordable rates. Finish the last leg of the full day tour with a visit to Changdeok Palace, the Insadong Antique Alley, Amethyst Factory and the Namdaemun Market. Shoppers will find the Namdaemun a haven for shopping for clothing and other local and imported products. Drop-off hotel after tour.

Day 3 – After breakfast, free-and-easy until transfer back from Seoul to Incheon for your flight back to Manila or Cebu.


 Tour Package Option #2
4D3N KOREA JEJU TOUR PROGRAM

 

Day 1 – Arrival at Jeju International Airport, meet tour guide representative, and head to hotel for check-in. Dinner included.

Day 2 – After beakfast in hotel, visit Yongduam Rock, which is a famous landmark in Jeju Island shaped by wind and water over time. Proceed to the Mysterious Road, where you will experience the bizarre feeling of defying gravity and rolling steadily uphill instead of downhill. Head over to Hallim Park with Hyeopjaegul Cave after the Mysterious Road. Proceed to visit Glass Castle and Teddy Bear Museum, where you will see cute stuffed teddy bears of different shapes and sizes. After dinner, check in hotel.

Day 3 – After breakfast in hotel, visit Seongsan Sunrise Peak and Aqua Planet (Excluded Show). Proceed to visit Seongeup Folk Village. Then visit Ginseng Center, Amethyst Factory and Raisin Tree Shop. After dinner, check in hotel.

Day 4 – End of Jeju Tour Program. After breakfast, proceed to Duty Free Shop and Cosmetic Shop. Transfer to Jeju Airport for departure.


OPTIONAL TOURS IN SOUTH KOREA

A lot of travellers do not want to go home without having visited any of South Korea’s world-famous theme parks. Green Earth Tours and Travel can assist you in arranging for your transportation from your hotel in Seoul going to Lotte Park or Everland. DMZ Tours are also available for those interested to visit the demilitarized zone. The DMZ is a remnant of the Cold War, and is that portion separating South Korea from North Korea.

 

Optional Tour # 1
FULL DAY TOUR AT EVERLAND

Everland is South Korea’s largest theme park. It is operated by the Samsung Everland Group. It offers attractions like a zoon and a water park and other themed niches like Magic Land and several roller coaster rides. The Full Day Everland Tour is perfect for families and group of friends who want to have a fun time when vacationing in South Korea.


Option Tour #2
FULL DAY TOUR AT LOTTE WORLD

Don’t worry about the elements spoiling your fun as Lotte World has the world’s largest indoor theme park, which even holds a Guinness World Record. Those who prefer to have fun outdoors can have their fill as well in Lotte World’s Magic Island, which features a lake, luxury hotels, a Korean Folk Museum, sports facilities and cinemas.


Optional Tour #3
FULL DAY DMZ TOUR

From your hotel, we take you to Imjingak, a park located along the Imjin River Bank. The park features mementos of the Korean War, and it was built to console families from both North and South Korea who were not able to cross over and return to their homes. The Freedom Bridge, another attraction of the DMZ Tour, is also located in the Imjingak. Pass by the 3rd Tunnel and the the DMZ Theater. The Last stop would be the Unification Village, before you head back to the city and visit an Amethyst Factory or a Ginseng Center. Drop-off will be in Itaewon or City Hall.


FLIGHTS FROM PHILIPPINES TO INCHEON

Credit it to the many Koreans staying in the Philippines. There are many flights that ply the Manila to Incheon Route. Airlines that cater to such are Philippine Airlines, Asiana, Korean Air, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air (Air Asia).

Flights from Cebu to Incheon are catered by airlines like Jeju Air, Asiana, Korean Air, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air (Air Asia). Why, even if you are enjoying your tan in Boracay you can even head to Incheon the day after as there are also flights from Kalibo going to Incheon thanks to Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air (Air Asia).

For those who want to visit Jeju Island, choose a flight via Busan. There are also many flights from Manila to Busan and Cebu to Busan.


VISA TO SOUTH KOREA FOR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS

Green Earth Tours and Travel has compiled the list of requirements for you to comply for your application for a tourist visa to South Korea. Please ensure that you provide accurate and complete data. Our travel agency does not guarantee approval of your application as this will be based solely on the assessment made by the embassy of South Korea.
 

TOURIST KOREAN VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINO EMPLOYEES

  1. Application Form
  2. 1-piece of Passport-size colored picture
  3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6 months)
  4. Photocopy of Bio-age (page 2)
  5. Original and photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (if applicable, and Korean Visas will not be counted)
  6. Original Certificate of Employment (must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline (cellphone number is not allowed), HR-email address)
  7. Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
  8. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
  9. Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316
  • If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter and Copy of Inviter’s Passport
  • If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation Letter and Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

 

TOURIST KOREAN VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINO BUSINESSMEN

  1. Application Form
  2. 1-piece of Passport-size colored picture
  3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6 months)
  4. Photocopy of Bio-age (page 2)
  5. Original and photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (if applicable, and Korean Visas will not be counted)
  6. Photocopy of Business Registration from SEC or DTI
  7. Photocopy of Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit
  8. Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
  9. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
  10. Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316
  • If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter and Copy of Inviter’s Passport
  • If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation Letter and Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

 

TOURIST KOREAN VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINO HOUSEWIFE

  1. Application Form
  2. 1-piece of Passport-size colored picture
  3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6 months)
  4. Photocopy of Bio-age (page 2)
  5. Original and photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (if applicable, and Korean Visas will not be counted)
  6. Husband’s Original Personal Bank Certificate of Employment (must include position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number (cellphone not allowed), HR e-mail address)
  7. Husband’s Original Personal Bank Certificate (must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
  8. Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
  9. Husband’s Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or Form 2316
  10. Photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate
  • If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter and Copy of Inviter’s Passport
  • If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation Letter and Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

Please email us at gett.inc@gmail.com for inquiries regarding:

  • South Korea visa requirements for Retired
  • South Korea visa requirements for Students/Dependents

TIPS FOR YOUR TRAVEL TO SOUTH KOREA

Travel Tip # 1: Unlike our other Asian Cities Tour Packages, Philippine Passport Holders need a visa to enter South Korea. Our travel agency can assist in the processing of the requirements, but of course do not guarantee approval. It is best to have all requirements ready before actually purchasing your air tickets.

Travel Tip #2: South Korea has 4 seasons—pack accordingly. Don’t go around the city in a summer dress when it’s snowing. Boots are proper in the winter, but you may want to think twice when it’s scorching hot outside. We have travel programs for each season. Do email us for any inquiries and bookings.

Travel Tip # 3: The Korean currency is called the won. Convert your Philippine peso to some won bills before heading off to South Korea. If you want to get around the place after tour tours, try purchasing T-Money Card, which makes your trips hassle-free as you only need to scan and board.

Travel Tip # 4: English is not as widely spoken. While we provide an English-speaking guide, it is also wise to bring a handy dictionary or translator app with you to purchase sundries and souvenirs. Have your hotel’s name and address written on a sheet of paper, in case you would need directions to get back after some shopping and night life in Gangnam.

Travel Tip # 5: South Korean culture is very unique, savor the most of it by trying local food and appreciating the nuances of its people. Be prepared to use chopsticks too! The chopsticks in Korea are different from the ones we have at home. Locally known as jeokkarak, Korean chopstics are thin, flat and made of metal. Have fun!