The Rakkojae Journey- A Secret Retreats journey -
This journey has been personally designed by Young Hwan Ahn, custodian of traditional Korean Hanok.
"I believe that the elegance of Korea and the warm-heartedness of the Korean people have their space between the vastness of Chinese culture and the delicacy of Japanese culture. I wish to convey our proud Korean culture to the people of the world."
We can of course adjust according to your request.
Experience Korean traditional culture comes alive on a three-day two-night tour journey with Rakkojae. The itinerary includes first-hand exposure to UNESCO World Heritage sites and visit of a beautiful village that has preserved its 700 years’ history – as if time had stood still. This journey to the heart of the traditions of Korea is an opportunity to have an honest encounter with a “secret” Korea, unavailable elsewhere, through a melange of delectable cuisine, comfortable Hanok accommodation and Korea’s magnificent natural sceneries.
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Your Journey Day by Day
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After a rest in the timeless atmosphere of your hanok, the driver will pick you up for dinner
After lunch, from Suwon, we will transfer to Andong City and visit Byungsan Seowon, Korean neo – Confucian academy. In 1863, Byeongsan Seowon was recognized by the king to receive support as a private Confucian academy during the Joseon dynasty. Served as a branch of local education to produce many scholars, Byeongsan Seowon designated as Historic Site No. 260, contains about 3,000 books.
And, we will move to Buyeongdae Cliff, a cliff about 64 meters high situated where the Taebaeksan Mountain Range ends. From the summit, one can get of bird’s-eye-view of Hahoe Village in Andong. The name Buyeongdae is said to be given for Hahoe Village’s configuration like a lotus flower. Thus, one can get the best view of the village from the cliff.
Then we check-in at Rakkojae Hahoe in the village. Dinner served at the hanok.
And we will visit the Hahoe World Mask Museum. The museum not only displays Hahoe masks but also other traditional masks from all over the world. The museum also offers activity programs such as wearing a mask from all over the world. After lunch, we will be viewing Hahoe Mask Dance, this performance has 800 years of tradition, and features a performance dealing with daily life and conflict between the common people and the privileged class of yangban (noblemen) and seonbi (classical scholar). A mask dance performance from this town representative in Korea. Finish from the itinerary, we will depart for Seoul, traveling via Route 35 – one star on the Michelin Green Guide for being South Korea’s most beautiful road. Drop in the city or (for an additional charge) drop-off at Incheon International Airport.
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The Rakkojae Journey
based 2 people traveling together
The total price includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights
All meals as mentioned in the program
The transfer from Seoul to Hahoe and back
An English speaking local guide to assist you whilst on tour
The total price does not include:
International flights to and from of Incheon
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Guide speaking other languages than English/Korean
Extra charge for drop off at Incheon International Airport
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