Family Tour One

Dillon Korea tour coordinator,
Dukkyung Um


Family Tour:  June 19 – June 30, 2018
This is the 2018 itinerary. We are currently accepting reservations!
Family Tour 1
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

Contact us to reserve your spot

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.

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

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.