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Korea Heritage Tour I

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 first time birthland tour families.  Highlighting three of the main travel cities in Korea, each participant will get a great feel for the Korean culture, learn about Korean history and enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the beach.

Visit Korea Tour Includes

  • 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

Example Itinerary

Best thing about Dillon Tours is that we tailor each tour to the groups desires, so all is subject to change!


Depart for Seoul



Arrive in Incheon airport

Check in at hotel



Visit Korean placing adoption agency (ESWE, Holt, KSS and/or SWS)

Meet with foster families, file reviews, etc.

Cooking class at Kimchi Museum

Group Dinner

Optional after dinner: Insadong Tour



Visit Sodaemun Community Center and lunch box

delivery to the living alone elderly

Group lunch

Tour Korea Furniture Museum

Shopping at Namdaemun market

Optional after dinner: Kyobo bookstore or Insadong tour



Visit DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

Group lunch

Tour Korean War Museum

Optional:  Facial care and makeup class



Drive by Blue House (Presidential residence)

Tour Gyeongbok palace

Group lunch

Tour Korean Folk Village

Depart for Gyeongju

Check-in hotel



Tour Gyeongju

Bulkusa Temple and Seokgram Grotto

Group lunch

Tour Tumili Park

Cultural class: Pottery class

Optional tour: Wolji Pond




Cultural Class:  Tea ceremony and Korean archery

Depart for Busan

Group lunch

Free time at the beach

Check-in hotel



Talk time with adoptees

Talk time with parents

Group lunch

Tour Busan:  UN Memorial Cemetery, Fish Market, Busan Tower

Optional after dinner: Baseball stadium to watch game



Return to Seoul

Group lunch

Check-in at hotel

Tour of Seoul Tower

Nanta performance Dinner



Free day Farewell dinner



Depart for the US

Past Korea Tour I Pictures

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