Note: This tour is open to all Korean adoptees and adoptive families, whether or not the placing agency was Holt.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Adoptees will be able to review their adoption file with a social worker and discuss any questions they may have about their roots. Adoptees may be able to visit their birth city or orphanage (if applicable), meet their foster family, or (for adult adoptees) initiate a birth family search. Tour events encompass many things significant to adoptees and adoptive families. We plan to visit Holt-Korea and Holt's Ilsan Center for the disabled, a children's home, and a maternity shelter.
Tour participants experience Korea together as we visit national and historic sites and learn about Korea's rich cultural heritage. Our planned itinerary will include visits to the Korean Folk Village, the beach, and the DMZ. There may also be opportunities to attend a traditional music and dance performance, spend time with a Korean host family, and, of course, to try all kinds of delicious Korean food.
DATES: The 2013 Holt Family Tour will depart for Korea on Monday, June 24 and return to the United States on Sunday, July 7 (total time: 2 weeks).
COST: The cost will be $5,200 per adult from our gateway city (likely Seattle), and $4500 for children 11 and younger (but only if they can share a hotel room with their parents). This fee includes the international portion of your flight (from the West Coast gateway city), lodging in Korea, most meals, admission fees to tour sites, local guides, and tour ground transportation fees. Tour members are responsible for transportation to and from the West Coast gateway city, and personal expenses (including, but not exclusive to, shopping, telephone charges, side trips, etc).
Please find registration forms below. Reserve your spot on the tour by submitting these forms and a $500 deposit (per person; will be applied to total tour cost and is fully refundable until April 5, 2013).
All details subject to change. Due to fluctuating fuel costs, there may be an increase in the fuel surcharge that is charged to us by the airline, and in that event we reserve the right to increase our cost accordingly.
Family Information Form
Adult Adoptee Registration Form
Youth Adoptee Registration Form
Adult Family Member Registration Form
Youth Family Member Registration Form
Tours Code of Conduct
For more information or to receive hard copies of the registration forms, please contact Paul Kim or call 541-687-2202.