Family Tour Two

Dillon Korea tour coordinator,
Dukkyung Um

July 3 – 14, 2018
This is the 2018 itinerary. We are currently accepting reservations!
Depart for Seoul
Arrive in Incheon airport
Check in at hotel
Visit Korean placing agency (ESWS, Holt, KSS and/or SWS)
Meet with foster families, file reviews, etc.
Cultural class:  Cooking class at Kimchi Museum
Optional after dinner: Night tour to Cheonggyecheon Stream
Visit Sodaemun Community Center and lunch box
delivery to the living alone elderly
Group lunch
Shopping at Dongdaemun Market
Tour Korea Furniture Museum
Optional after dinner: Facial care and makeup class
DMZ Tour (Demilitarized Zone) – Panmunjeon Tour (different tour to family tour I)
Group lunch
Continued DMZ Tour
Optional after dinner: Baseball stadium to watch game
Depart for the south area of Korea
Arrive in Jeonju
Group lunch
Tour of Jeonju Hanji (rice paper) Museum
Cultural Class:  Make Korean rice paper
Tour Jeonju Hanok (Korean traditional houses) Village
Stay in Hadong
Tour Hwaeomsa temple
Group lunch
Cultural class:  Tea ceremony in Hadong
Tour Hwagyejangter – traditional contry market in Hadong
Stay in Sacheon
Tour Namhae Boriam Hemitage (historical museum), German and American Village
Free time at beach
Stay in Sacheon
Tour Tongyoung and Geoje Island
Historic Park of Geoje POW camp
Drive by shipyard
Group Lunch
Hansando of Admiral Yi’s battle site with turtle ship
Marine cable car of Tongyoung
Stay in Tongyoung
Depart for Seoul
Tour Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan
Arrive in Seoul
Free day
Farewell dinner
Depart for the US

At Dillon, we absolutely encourage every adoptee to go back to their land of birth at least once. For South Korea, we offer both a tour for adult adoptees and two tour for families. Adult adoptees and their families are welcome on either tour.  Each tour has it own unique schedule, that focuses on different areas of Korea and different places of interest.

This tour was created for either first time birth land tour families or for those families who have already traveled with Dillon but would like to return to Korea for a second trip.  Highlighting a different area of Korea than the first birthland tour, this tour focuses on more of Korea’s modern history.  The group will be able to experience the mountains, beach and city life all in one tour.

Request an Information Packet

When families adopt internationally, they are becoming an international family, so a birthland tour should be a family affair and a very natural and normal event.

As your children grow, they will encounter social expectations that they have visited their birth country and know some of its language, and your child will experience great pride and satisfaction from those accomplishments.

A birth country visit is a life-changing trip where one revisits the past, celebrates the present and anticipates the future. Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun.

A sneak peak at the tour itinerary is on the left. A local guide and a social worker will be with you the entire time to lead the group, translate and help you through the emotions of going back to your land of birth.

Travel Map

Family Tour 1

What is included?

  • Small travel groups (15–30 persons)
  • Airport transfers (if arriving with group)
  • Accommodations (based on double occupancy)
  • Two meals per day
  • Admission fees to scheduled events
  • Transportation during scheduled tour activities
  • Hands-on cultural learning experiences
  • Visit to Eastern Social Welfare Society or other agency
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Adoption Professional tour guide
  • Available counseling support
  • Resources and orientation conference call to assist you in preparing for your journey



Search Services

Many adoptees who visit Korea are interested in exploring their adoption story by reviewing their adoption file, visiting their birth place or orphanage in which they resided, meeting their foster family, and/or meeting their birth family. We can arrange these services for all adoptees on the Visit Korea Tour regardless of placement agency. Once you reserve your spot on the Visit Korea Tour, we will send you the search services request form with the tour registration packet.  We ask that you return it to our office as soon as possible. The sooner the search process is initiated, the more likely we will be able to help facilitate any meetings during the tour.

Visit the Birth Family Search page on our website to learn more about the search process. There are age guidelines depending on the Korean agency and the desired service. Additional fees apply.

For questions, email us or call 918-749-4600.