Trip Region: Southeast Asia
Country(ies): Korea & Taiwan
Partners Trek? No
Trip Cost: $1485
Airfare Estimate: $1500
Nightlife: 4 • Activity: 2
Having trouble deciding which cool Asian countries to visit for your mTrek? Deciding whether you want to party, relax or explore on MTrek? Why don’t you join TaiKorea trek! TaiKorea trek will spend 5 days in Korea and 5 days in Taiwan. You may be confused about why Taiwan and Korea? Join us, and you will find out. In TaiKorea trek, you will realize that sleeping is totally waste of time. Because there are just too many cool things to do and too much good food to eat. Taiwan and Korea are both well-known for their entertainment industry and amazing culture. This trek gives you the best combination. You will go to amazing bars, beautiful beach, top of Taipei 101 tower, and mountains for night view. And of course, good food will be everywhere. Join this trek. Amazing experience is the only thing we provide in TaiKorea.
Day 1 — Monday, Aug 22
Arrive at Seoul (Incheon Airport) and enjoy the night view of Seoul at the top of Seoul N Tower. Highlight of the first day is to relax and know each other drinking beer with spicy fried chicken at Han River Park.
Day 2 — Tuesday, Aug 23
Are you curious about the history of separation between North Korea and South Korea? Do you want to see the lives of North Korean and learn more about on-going conflicts? We will visit DMZ and experience and learn how relationship between North Korea and South Korea had been changed. After then we will enjoy the night that no one wants to sleep! World class coolest night-clubs and bars are in Seoul ! Rage Up !
Day 3 — Wednesday, Aug 24
Move to Nami Island nearby Seoul. Nami island is a beautiful island by the trees of the trees, and for the trees. From great roads of sturdy Metasequoia trees to Nut Pine trees, there are great places to hike or bike. How about riding tandem with trek members? Great chance to detox. After coming back to Seoul, exciting Alumni meeting and happy hour are waiting for us. Ross Alumni who came to Korea after graduation will welcome Trek members. So cool !
Day 4 — Thursday, Aug 25
New discovery of Seoul. City tour day! Spend a full day with local people experiencing the great sights of Seoul. You will be amazed by the range of culture and historical sights and the great shopping places! At night, it’s time to experience “Gang Nam Style” at Gang Nam.
Day 5 — Friday, Aug 26
Relax at hotel and eat Korean Cuisine Buffet lunch before fly to Taiwan. More than 100 kinds of Korean dishes are ready. After filling our stomach with Korean food, let’s head to Taipei !! Right after arriving at Taipei, we will go to Taipei 101 for Dinner & night view Seeing. Taipei 101 Mall has gathered together the finest in fashion and refined dining from around the world. Our customers’ wishes are thoughtfully catered to in a world-class space that brings together sensory delights, a wonderful atmosphere. TAIPEI 101 Observatory’s elevators are Guinness Record-breaking high-speed pressurized elevators in 2004, with a speed of 1010 meters per minute.
Day 6 — Saturday, Aug 27
City tour day! We will visit national palace museum and climb Yamming Mountain. The greatest assets of Taipei are generous people and amazing night view, of course street food too. The highlight of the day will be the visit of Shilin Night Market ! You will experience more than you expected before.
Day 7 — Sunday, Aug 28
We go to Hualien by Train in the morning, we go to eat special aboriginal Cuisine in Hualien. Afternoon, we visit Taroko National Park. When Taroko National Park was established on November 28, l986, it was of special significance for the environmental protection movement in Taiwan: it showed that both the public and the government agencies had realized that against the background of the nation's four decades of extraordinary economic success, serious damage was being done to its natural resources. According to the National Park Act of the Republic of China (passed in l972), parks are established to protect the natural scenery, historic relics and wildlife; to conserve natural resources; and to facilitate scientific research and promote environmental education.
Day 8 — Monday, Aug 29
The Baiyang Waterfall Trail is characterized by the number of tunnels. Beginning with the entrance tunnel of 380 meters to the last tunnel before Water Curtain, you will pass through seven tunnels along the 2 kilometer trail. Then we go to famous scenic spots, ex. Qixingtan Scenic Area, Pine Garden…and don’t forget to taste local food….In the afternoon, we will go experience River Tracing! It is an activity that you don’t want to miss in Hualien! After this exciting afternoon, we go to Yilan, and live in Jiaoxi. Hot Spring is the resource in Jiaoxi, it is seldom to see that ground hot spring. And the components could take good care of your skin.
Day 9 — Tuesday, Aug 30
The last day should be awesome ! Jiufen village, which earned its fame because of the film ‘A City of Sadness’, is extremely charming during both day and night. The so-called Old Streets around Jishan Street are filled with food stalls and antique shops. Whether it is shopping in Old Street, admiring historical relics, reminiscing at the pier, tasting unique eats or selecting souvenirs, coming to Tamsui Shopping District is sure to satisfy all your needs in one go. When in the Tamsui area, everything begins from the bustling and happening Old Street. After short city tour, it’s time to go back home !
Epic Title : Can’t live without Cat, Soccer and Chipotle. Looks a little bit boring and nerd, but he’s actually world class drinker. He always survives in the end after tens of whisky shots. Incredible!! June has been grown up in Ann Arbor since 16 years old, technically native in Ann Arbor, and has worked as a consultant for 4 years. Sometimes he is so logical that makes me annoying, but generally gentle and sweet to everyone. This mysterious dude will happily invite you over for drinks and nightlife during the entire travel. Truly, June is the Leonard (from The Big Bang Theory) of Ross!
Andy “Super RockStar” Chen
Epic Title : Used to be handsome. True. Andy, a L’OREAL marketing guy, was a vocalist in a rock band in Taiwan. He knows where to go, what to do and how to enjoy the precious nights. Yes, he is a perfect leader to make a memorable travel with you. Andy, born and raised in Taiwan, will guide us to awesome places. Come with us!
Jinny the “Section Sweetheart” of Class of 2017!
Jinny is a true “work hard, play hard” student at Ross. She never misses a class or finishes homework late during the weekdays, and participates in various activities at Ross. Also, cooking and feeding others are her ways of managing stress. So don’t worry even if you have dietary restrictions or sensitive taste, she knows all places that will fulfill your appetite!
Damian "Cool Guy" Toljan
Epic Title : Full of Asia Spirit. Damian is ironically gentle and cute–he is so nice to everyone. Surprisingly, he is almost the best basketball player in Ross (Believe or not) and loves sports. He is very interested in cultural diversity and gets along with anyone easily. If you actually meet him, you will definitely like him.