Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

Seoul, Seoul South Korea

VolunTour: Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, SeoulSouth Korea

3 Days / 2 Nights
for Member Pricing

VolunTour: Seoul, South Korea

Spend a full day making a difference at a local orphanage in Seoul as you help clean the facilities & play with the children.

About Your Trip

On this Voluntour for ages 8 years and older to Seoul, South Korea, show your Heart to Serve with WorldVentures Foundation™. At House of Peace Orphanage, you’ll devote your service to beautification activities such as cleaning, along with playing with the children and cooking their dinner. You’ll also donate briquettes — blocks of compressed charcoal or coal dust used as fuel — to the orphanage.

VolunTours are professionally planned, guided trips that put volunteers to work beautifying communities, building infrastructure and brightening the lives of children. You will participate in a child-serving project as you become immersed in the culture.

At a Glance:
• The average South Korean household has US$18,000 in disposable income per year, and 15 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
• Mounting sociological pressures in South Korea have left some children at risk of losing parental care, particularly those living in poor households or those born to single mothers. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, South Korea has sent more children overseas for adoption than any other country in the world.
• During your VolunTour, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the children, which may help them learn English — a skill the country’s government strongly emphasizes, but few families can afford.
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What's Included

Your VolunTour includes 3 days and 2 nights in Seoul, Korea, as well as:
• The opportunity to serve the children at House of Peace Orphanage.
• Donation for volunteer work, including briquettes.
• English-, Mandarin- or Korean-speaking tour guide.
• 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners.
• An In-destination Support Team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Incheon International Airport (ICN), approximately 38 miles (61 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



This trip will close by September 11.

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Destination

South Korea, once praised for its dramatic decline in poverty, remains among the most economically disparate countries in the world. Large cities such as Seoul, a skyscraper-laden metropolis where millions of dollars are made daily during big money deals, is surrounded by the Gangnam slum — an overcrowded shanty town of nearly 2,000 people. Education is an overwhelmingly serious issue in South Korean society, and learning basic English is one of the cornerstones of South Korean life. With nearly 15 percent of the population living under the poverty line, and the majority of Koreans investing tens of thousands of dollars for English education, families struggle to provide their children with the means for socioeconomic success. The lack of resources and inability to provide has led to hundreds of orphanages throughout the country.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
2-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
6:30 p.m.: Korean-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2

6:30-9 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel’s first-floor restaurant.
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Volunteer Day at House of Peace Orphanage; includes lunch, dinner and transportation.
• 8:30 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer by car to House of Peace Orphanage (a drive of about 1 hour).
• 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Spend time cleaning the facilities and playing with the children.
• Lunch at the orphanage.
• Make kimbap (a seaweed rice roll also known as gimbap) for the children’s dinner.
• Transfer back to Seoul.
• 6:30 p.m.: Grilled pork belly dinner at a local restaurant.
• 8 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Day 3

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
10 a.m.: Deliver donated briquettes to the orphanage.
Check out of the hotel by noon.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Award-winning Fraser Place Namdaemun, Seoul features an all-day dining restaurant and a bar on the 16th floor, offering fabulous cityscape views. Centrally located, it’s within walking distance of Namdaemun Market and Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant, 1 bar and room service.
• Sauna facilities.
• Fitness center.
• Shuttle services to popular nearby attractions, including Dongdaemun Shopping Complex and Seoul Station.
• 24-hour reception and concierge services.
• Currency exchange service.
• Airport limousine transfer service available (at your own expense).
• Laundry service available (at your own expense).
• Mobile phone rental available (at your own expense).
• Complimentary self-parking.

Superior Room accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Fully furnished, serviced apartment residence with integrated living, dining and bedroom areas.
• Modern, well-equipped kitchenette.
• Bathroom with electric bidet.
• In-room safe.
• Comprehensive home entertainment system.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18 years.

Fraser Place Namdaemun, Seoul
No. 58 Sejong-daero
Jung-gu, Seoul 04526, South Korea



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of WorldVentures™ and Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia or WorldVentures.
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Additional Information

The minimum age to attend this VolunTour is 8 years old. Age is determined at the time of travel.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

A signed WorldVentures Foundation VolunTour Release will be required to participate in this VolunTour. Please download the waiver.

Members booking this VolunTour are required to purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance from the vendor of their choice. Proof of insurance must be received 4 weeks prior to travel. Please read for more information.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than September 11, 2019 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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