K-Tour08 is your travel mate in Korea. Unlike other tour companies targeting foreigners, they don’t just hit the major attractions. Tour08 holds unique tours that will give you some insight into some of the lesser known treasures of Korea. Plus, these trips are partially sponsored by local governments, which means that you get amazing trips at a discounted price. Tour08’s tour package options start at just 20,000 won, so why not take off on an adventure today!
Who Is K-Tour08
K-Tour08 began operation back in 2013 and started offering its services to foreigners in 2016. So, they have around 6 years of experience working with foreigners and it shows! The staff effectively communicated with their foreign clients and they make the best travel buddies.
K-Tour08’s Korean name is 여행공방, which simply means tour or travel (여행) and workshop (공방). So, where does the ‘08’ come from? Well cutely enough, 공 sounds like the number zero and 방 sounds like the number 8. Plus, South Korea has 8 mainland provinces. What a coincidence!
They are a company that offers unique all-inclusive packages that include multiple experiences in a single trip. See the example below of their trip offerings:
Official Gangwon Province Partner
In 2021 K-Tour08 was selected as Gangwon province’s official travel agency partner. They continue to be their partner this year, and hopefully far into the future. And so, as an official partner, you’ll be sure to see lots of new tours like the ones above, all at a reasonable price.
Their amazingly priced tour packages of Gangwon province offer unique overnight trips jam-packed with experiences. They offer a blend of traditional cultural experiences as well as hitting all of the hot-spots.
Activities range from museum tours for artsy types, to visits to the skywalk observatory for all you adrenaline junkies. Everyone is sure to find an activity they’ll love! Plus, you’ll get to stay at some pretty nice hotels once the day of fun is done.
What Makes K-Tour08 Unique
Each year K-Tour08 hosts a number of sponsored trips. These trips are created alongside provincial governments to promote local tourism. And so, because the government is footing part of the bill, you can enjoy a discounted vacation!
Many of these trips focus on local festivals including the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, Boryeong Mud Festival, and the Muan White Lotus Festival.
Rural Experience Trips
K-Tour08 offers a ton of unique experiences in rural Korea. These trips allow you to experience the traditional side of Korea. Plus, try some freaking amazing food! If you think Korean food is good in Seoul – just wait until you’ve tried some countryside cooking.
Some of the rural experiences they offer include chili paste making, rice cake making, trout fishing, traditional snack cooking classes, fruit picking, rice wine tasting and making, and trips to a dairy farm.
FUSO stands for feelings up, stress down. In sum, this is a rural retreat experience. During the retreat, you will stay with a family and two to three other foreigners in the western rural area of Gangjin, Jeollanam-do.
The overnight trip is slow-paced and relaxing. It features strolls in the countryside and home cooked meals using garden-grown vegetables.
Shortly before the pandemic, K-Tour08 offered international trips to neighboring countries, namely Japan. Once international travel opens back up again, K-Tour08 will be your best option for affordable travel to Japan!
Start Your Own Journey With K-Tour08
K-Tour08 is constantly updating their tour offers. Currently, they are offering ski packages for Welli Hilli Ski resort. For only 80,000 won the package includes a round trip train ticket, lift tickets and equipment rentals.
Next on their tour list is a trip to Jinhae to see the beautiful pink cherry blossoms in bloom. Jinhae is internationally known as one of the best sites for cherry blossom viewing. You definitely don’t want to miss this bucket-list destination!
Check Out Upcoming Trips and Book Now!
You can find K-tour08’s upcoming trips here! Take a look at the detailed information on the website and sign up!