Heritage Tours to Korea

Note: This tour is open to all Korean adoptees and adoptive families, whether or not the placing agency was Holt.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: From Seoul, to Gyeongju, Busan and Jeju Island, tour participants will experience Korea together as we visit national and historic sites, and learn about Korea's rich cultural heritage. The planned itinerary will include visits to the Korean Folk Village, Seoul Tower, DMZ, the fish market in Busan, Mt. Hallasan in Jeju, and much more. Tour participates will also visit Holt's programs such as Ilsan Center for the disabled, a children's home, and a maternity shelter. There may also be opportunities to also attend a traditional music and dance performance, and, of course, to try all kinds of delicious Korean food.

Adoptees of all ages, will be able to visit their birth city or orphanage (if applicable). We will also try to arrange a meeting with adoptees Seoul foster family (if applicable). Adoptees (13 and older) will be able to review their adoption file with a Holt Korea social worker and discuss any questions they may have about their roots. And for adult adoptees, 19 and older, we can also initiate a birth family search.

DATES: The 2020 Holt Family Tour dates TBA. The tour typically departs the last full week of June and returns to the United States the end of the first week in July (total time; 2 weeks).

COST: TBA for 2020. (Example for 2019 tour fees; $5,900 per adult tour member and $4,900 for children under 12. The cost covers yours roundtrip international airfare from gateway city (Seattle International Airport: Sea-Tac), hotels, ground transportation, guide and entrance fees, along with most meals. **Based on double occupancy, additional $700 charge for single room.)

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 2020).

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.

Registration Form
Tour Payment
Liability Release
Media Release
Code of Conduct

For more information or to receive hard copies of the registration forms, please email Paul Kim or Lisa Bess or call 541-687-2202.


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