Hiking Seoul

The Guardian Peaks, Budhist temples in leafy forests and steamy post-hike noodles.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $60.00  USD per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Ah Seoul, a glimmering city lucky enough to have mountain hikes and forest trails right on its doorstep - the best of both worlds!

It’s believed that these granite mountains serve as the four guardians of the city, contributing to its feng shui and prosperity.

You’ll join one of our Seoul hosts as you decide on which of the many walks you’d like to take. They range from mild and scenic, like an easy stroll along Anyangcheon Stream, to tough and rewarding - climb a peak and get a glimpse of those views!

There really is a trail to suit everybody’s ability. Alternatively, if you’re fascinated by Seoul’s Buddhist temples, exploring the forests of the Bukhansan National Park is a must!

For something a little more central, the Namsan Mountain lies in the very centre of the city, and perched on top you’ll find N-Seoul Tower - another platform upon which to gaze down at Seoul in all its glory.

After your day of physical exertion, you might be in need of a bite to eat. Snack on a filling bowl of bibimbap, steaming chueotang (a spicy fish soup served with rice) or japchae (sweet and savoury stir fried glass noodles). A day well spent.

Experience highlights

  • Discover the natural beauty of Seoul’s surrounding granite mountains and lush forests

  • Join your host and enjoy a day of hiking along one of the city’s many trails

  • Your host will plan a route which suits your ability, how long you’d like to hike for and what you’d most like to see along the way

  • Climb one of the city’s most famous mountains or get off the beaten path and discover Buddhist temples in the forest of Bukhansan National Park

  • Alternatively, enjoy hiking along one of the eight trails which are part of the Seoul Trail, a 157km trail around the whole city

  • After your hike, feast on some delicious local dishes at a nearby sikdang (restaurant)

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Insider’s knowledge

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

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  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for Seoul


August 2019

Loved every minute!

I was a little nervous travelling to Seoul alone but Ben not only has amazing knowledge of good food but also a very nice person. We tried delicious local eats, traditional Korean tea, friend chicken at a local store and some sight seeing as well. It was a very well balanced tour of local eats and getting a cultural taste of Korea. Highly recommend it to everyone!

Review by Rooh C


August 2019


Ben is a great guide and now a great friend! He is very considerate on what you would like to eat and takes the time to understand you! He’s very informative and is really passionate about his culture and Korean cuisine! If you are looking for a guide to take you on an experience you will never forget; make sure to contact Ben! He is the man for the job! Thank you Ben for a unforgettable trip to Korea! We will definitely come back and visit you!

Review by Junior L


August 2019

Food tour

Ben was very attentive and took us several places to gain appreciation for a span of Korean food, which we really enjoyed.

Review by Bob W

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