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group of adoptees on the 2019 korea heritage tour with holt

Korea Heritage Tours

Open to all Korean adoptees and adoptive families!

Join us in Korea in 2023!

From Seoul to Gyeongju, Busan and Jeju Island, tour participants will experience Korea together as they visit national and historic sites to learn about Korea’s rich cultural heritage.

In the early 1970s, Holt pioneered the concept of heritage tours for international adoptees. Adoptees had begun contacting Holt with questions regarding their birth heritage and history. As an agency, Holt now has adult adoptees in leadership positions, as members of our staff, and on our board. Holt began our work in Korea in 1955, and we have been serving children throughout Korea ever since. With this history and knowledge, Holt is uniquely qualified to offer a special experience for you and your family.

Tour participants also have the opportunity to visit Holt sponsor- and donor-supported programs like the Ilsan Center, a long-term care facility for children and adults with disabilities or needs, and Morning Garden, a shelter for single mothers and their children.

Holt’s 2023 Korea Heritage Tour will take place June 26-July 9

Reserve your spot by printing and mailing in your registration form by March 31, 2023. A $500 deposit is due at the time of registration, paid via mailed check or our online payment form (the deposit will be applied to our total fee).

Adoptees practice their writing of the Korean alphabet, or Hangul, together.
Holt team member and adoptee, Jordan Love, reunites with his former doctor, Dr. Cho, at the Ilsan Center.
group of people from heritage tour
Adoptees sightsee on our 2019 Korea Heritage Tour!

Frequently Asked Questions About the Tour

If you have additional questions, please email us at [email protected].

Payments & Forms

Please note that some forms require printing and mailing us the signed copies. 

Registration Form

Please print and mail in your registration form.

Payment Form

Conveniently pay your initial deposit and remaining payments online.

Liability Form

Please print and mail in your liability form.

Code of Conduct

Please print and mail in your code of conduct agreement.

Media Release

Let us know if we have permission to share photos of you from the tour!

Independently traveling to Korea?

Our team can help arrange visits to important adoption landmarks like orphanages or adoption offices.