Optional Tours 2023

Monday, 12 June 2023     Tuesday, 13 June 2023 Wednesday, 14 June 2023 Thursday, 15 June 2023

BUSAN Highlights 

12.00 - 16.00

BUSAN Yeongdo Island

09.00 - 16.00

GYEONGJU Shilla Dynasty

09.00 - 17.00

BUSAN Seashore Temple Tour 

09.00 - 14.00

BUSAN Ancient Wall Hiking Trail 

09.00 - 16.00

Information to Participants
  • The tours are only open for CIMAC participants and their partner.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Light lunch for full day tours.
  • Minimum number of participants per tour: 10 persons.
  • Limited availability per tour, early booking is recommended.
 Level of activity
  • Easy - Relaxed pace for classic sightseeing
  • Moderate Full day of sightseeing, requiring standing and walking for longer time (natural or historical sites)
  • Active - Tour with main active element, such as hiking or biking. Walking over uneven and mountainous terrain, biking with moderate elevations. The participant should be physically fit and comfortable to walk 5-10 km. Adequate preparation according to specified instruction per tour required: suitable shoes, clothing, sunscreen, snacks and drinks.

Monday 12 June 2023

BUSAN HIGHLIGHTS (Half-a-Day / Activity Level: Easy)

Price:    $ 80 per person


The Jagalchi Fishmarket is one of the largest markets of its kind, selling a dazzling array of fish, often alive. Here you can taste the famous Korean sashimi. Nearby you can visit the Kukjae Market, where you can shop for souvenirs, glasses (very cheap in Korea!) and clothing. The Gamcheon village is located on the hillside of the town of Busan. It used to be a shelter for refugees during the Korean War, however, due to its picturesque location, it attracted a lot of artists and Gamcheon became the center of arts and culture in Busan.

Inclusive:            Private bus / English Guide / Admission fees

12:00    Departure BEXCO
13:00 Gamcheon Cultural Village
14:00 Jakalchi Fishmarket / Kukjae Market / BIFF Square
15:00 Yongdusan Park & Busan Tower and return via Diamond Bridge
16:00 Arrive at BEXCO, end of tour

Tuesday 13 June 2023

BUSAN YEONGDO ISLAND (Full Day / Activity Level: Moderate)

Price:    $ 100 per person


Yeongdo Island has kept its original atmosphere, nature, and culture, despite the rapid developments in Busan. Taejongdae and Oryukdo offers spectacular views of rock formations and sea, the White Village is a perfect spot to enjoy a breathtaking view. At the Korea National Maritime Museum, you can learn about the maritime history of Korea in which Busan played a vital role due to its geographical location.

Inclusive:             Private bus / English Guide / Admission fees / Lunch

09:00   Departure BEXCO
09:45 Via Busan Harbor Bridge to Yeongdo Island
12:00 Korea National Maritime Museum
14:00  Taejongdae National Park / White Yeoul Village
15:00 Via Diamond Bridge to Oryukdo Sky Walk
16:00 Arrive at BEXCO, end of tour

Wednesday 14 June 2023

GYEONGJU SHILLA DYNASTY (Full Day / Activity Level: Moderate)

Price:    $ 130 per person




Excursion out of Busan to visit Gyeongju, the ancient capital of Shilla now known as the “open-air museum” for being home of several Unesco Heritage sites of Korea.

The royal tombs at the Tumuli Park date back to the Shilla Dynasty (600-900 AD). Artifacts found in the graves show a remarkable technological and cultural achievements. The Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. The 362 stones used to build the Cheomseongdae represent the 362 days in the lunar calendar. The Anapji Pond is an artificial pond constructed for the royal family for leisure and study.

Inclusive:  Private bus / English Guide / Admission fees / Lunch

09:00   Departure BEXCO

Tumuli Park & Grave of General Kim Yusin

Walk to Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory & Anapji Royal Pond 

12:00 Gyeongju National Museum

Lunch & Free time in Hwangnamdong District / Hwangnidan-Gil

Traditional village tour with rooftop cafés, restaurants, and tiny shops

15:00 Woljeong Bridge
17:00 Arrive at BEXCO, end of tour


Thursday 15 June 2023

Option 1: BUSAN ANCIENT WALL HIKING TRAIL (Full Day / Activity Level: Active)

Price:    $ 80 per person




The century old Geumjeongsan Defense Wall stretches over several mountain ridges along the city of Busan. From the natural spring of Heoshimjeong one can take a cable car to the Defense Wall and make a wonderful hike for several hours along this wall. On the way stops can be made at the South-, East- and North Gate. The city view is spectacular. The hike ends at the Beomeosa Temple.

Preparation: Good physical condition required, good quality hiking shoes (highest point approximately 800 meters), sporty clothing, sun cream, 3-4 bottles of water and energy snacks. Lunch boxes are prepared by the guide. In case of rain or other adverse weather conditions, the tour will be cancelled or postponed.

Inclusive:  Private bus / English Guide / Admission fees / Lunch package


09:00   Departure BEXCO
10:00 Cable Car at the Geumjeong Park

Hiking via East Gate to the North Gate (highest point 800 meter)

Descending to the Beomeosa Temple


Arrival at the Beomeosa Temple

Free time at Beomeosa Temple

16:00 Arrival at BEXCO, end of the tour          


Option 2 BUSAN SEASHORE TEMPLE TOUR (Half Day Morning Tour / Activity Level: Easy)

Price:    $ 80 per person



The Haedong Yonggungsa Temple dates back to 1376 during the Goryo Dynasty. While most temples are tucked away high in the mountains, this temple was built along the shoreline. An enormous Buddha Statue on top of the temple complex is overlooking the amazing coastline. A special site at the temple are the 108 stairs and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. After going down the 108 steps one can enjoy the calming sounds of waves, and view the majestic sunrise.

Inclusive:  Private bus / English Guide / Admission fees

09:00   Departure BEXCO
09:30 Dalmaji-gil Road

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

14:00 Arrival at BEXCO, end of the tour          




KR Hospitality & Events (KR H&E) is the official travel agent for CIMAC Congress 2022 in Busan 

Mr. Don Roelofs

Info & Bookings via don@krhospitality.co