~ Non – refundable deposit, SGD 100 is required at the time of booking. Full or balance payment is 60 days prior to departure.
~ minimum group size: 8 hikers to go. Maximum group size: 16 hikers.
~ Please only book your air ticket to Seoul, South Korea when you have been informed to do so.
~ Should you require a visa to enter Korea, it is your responsibility to obtain such document before departure. Check your entry requirement and apply your visa HERE if you require.
~ All visitors are now required to sign up for Korea Electronic Travel Authorisation before your departure. An application fee will be levied at the time of application. Apply HERE.
~ Our utmost priority is always the safety of the hikers. Therefore inclusion of the itinerary may be altered due to (not limited to) bad weather, local conditions, accommodation book out, the skill levels of the hikers and/or other unexpected circumstances beyond our control. We reserve the right to make changes necessary and there will be no refund should you decide to discontinue with the trip.
~ Every effort is made to ensure the trip and included experiences take place during the ideal time or period of the year, however certain sights/experiences are subject to weather conditions that are not within the control of Travel Wander. Although you may get to see autumn colours, we cannot guarantee the sightings.
~ Because hiking requires certain level of cardio and stamina exertion, it is not suitable for participants with chronic and/or acute disease. Please consider your physical condition before booking. Hikers must ensure they are medically and physically able to hike/walk.
~ If hiker presents difficulty in completing Ulsanbawi, we reserve the right to disallow the hiker from attempting Daecheongbong Peak with the top priority on the safety of the hiker and the team in mind. There is no refund on this portion of the trip. Should the hiker wish to partake in other activities or sightseeing on the free day, it will be at the hiker’s own expense.
~ We recommend one hour of strenuous exercise 4 times per week (this can be hiking, running or walking). At least once a week, you should walk with a weighted day pack (3 – 5 KG) for several hours for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. Attempt the forested trails in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in loops of 1, 2, 3 and more to intensify your training regime as the trip draws near. Walk the trail from MacRitchie Reservoir to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve a few times, incorporating Tree Top Walk to get used to long distance walking.
~ Trip grading is an indication on the difficulty of the activities included. Preparation and engaging in regular exercise to maintain good physical condition and active lifestyle prior to the trip will be most beneficial in ensuring you have full enjoyment of the trip. We are glad to discuss your concerns and answer your queries.
~ All hikers need to be appropriately dressed in the right footwear (covered hiking shoes). Participants may be denied hiking if not dressed appropriately.
~ Option to extend your stay in Seoul or other parts in South Korea.
~ Pre and post accommodation in Seoul can be organised. The designated 4* hotel, Sotetsu Hotel Splasir Seoul Myeongdong or similar is available from SGD 58 (no breakfast) per person per night in twin sharing room and from SGD 116 per person per night in single room.
~ For hikers who are travelling alone and has opted for twin sharing basis, Travel Wander will do our utmost to pair you with another hiker of the same gender to share the room. If this is not possible, hiker is required to top up the difference for a single room. Should you choose not to go on this trip, there is no refund to the deposit paid.
~ Travel Wander recommends that all travellers booked on this trip to purchase comprehensive travel insurance. To cover any amendment, postponement and/or cancellation fees, travellers are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance which includes extensive coverage on (not limited to) travel cancellation/interruption especially CoVID-19 related. Click HERE to purchase.
~ In the event of cancellation, the following will apply unless otherwise stated:
- cancellation received 60 days or more before departure of trip and/or experience: loss of deposit.
- cancellation received 59 - 30 days before departure of trip and/or experience: 50% of the cost of the trip and/or experience.
- cancellation received 29 - 14 days before departure of trip and/or experience: 75% of the cost of the trip and/or experience.
- cancellation less than 14 days before departure of trip and/or experience: 100% cancellation.
~ In the event of amendment, the following will apply unless otherwise stated:
- after trip booking/travel arrangement is confirmed, SGD50 amendment fee per person per change.
- less than 30 days prior to departure, it will be considered as cancellation and cancellation fees will apply.
~ Cancellation/Amendment pertaining to flight booking arranged through Travel Wander:
- any amendment or cancellation to flight booking after ticket issuance, subject strictly to Airlines’ conditions and cancellation fee, in addition to the service fee levied by Travel Wander.
~ Payment modes are electronic bank transfer, PayNow, cheque, cash or cash deposit through automated machine only. Deposit is to be made via bank transfer or PayNow. Balance payment can be made via credit card. Click HERE for more details.