Visit Korea Adult Tour

Dillon Korea tour coordinator,
Dukkyung Um DKU


This is the 2018 itinerary. We are currently accepting reservations!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Depart for Seoul
Thursday, June 7
Arrive in Incheon airport
Check in at hotel
Friday, June 8
Visit Korean placing adoption agency (ESWS, Holt, KSS and/or SWS)
Meet with foster families and review files
Cultural class: cooking class at Kimchi Museum
Optional: Night tour to Cheonggyecheon stream
Saturday, June 9
DMZ tour
Group lunch
Tour Seodaemun Prison History Hall
Cultural Class:  Korea language class
Optional: Nightlife of the Hongik university area
Sunday, June 10
Free day (Going to church, holding babies at Eastern babies home, going to Gangnam with local adults, watching baseball game or do your own thing)
Monday, June 11
Drive by Blue House, presidential residence
Tour of Gyeongbok Palace
Group Lunch
Tour Korea Furniture Museum
Shopping at Namdaemun market
Nanta performance
Optional:  Facial care and makeup class
Tuesday, June 12
Depart for Gyeongju by bus
Visit Eastern Welfare Town at Pyongtaek
Spend time at children’s home
Group lunch
Arrive in Gyeongju
Check-in to Hotel
Wednesday, June 13
Tour Gyeongju
Bulguksa Temple and Seokgram Grotto
Group lunch
Cultural class: Pottery class and Tea Ceremony
Depart to Busan
Check-in to Hotel
Optional:  Busan nightlife
Thursday, June 14
Tour Busan
UN Cemetery, Fish Market, Busan Tower
Free time at beach
Optional:  Talk time with birth families
Friday, June 15
Return to Seoul
Free time
Group farewell dinner
Saturday, June 16
Depart Korea
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 family tours. Adult adoptees and their families are welcome on either tour.
This tour is created specifically for adult adoptees and their families.  Allowing for the tour to focus on adult activities and opportunities for adult adoptees to focus more on difference adoption experiences such as birth mother meeting, eastern children’s home and talk time with tour participants.

Contact us to reserve your spot

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.

Some adult adoptees choose to begin a search for birth families before the trip, but this is not a requirement.

A sneak peak at the tour itinerary is on the left. A local guide and a social worker will bewith 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

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

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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.