Travel Around

SIWA tours offer opportunities for SIWA members, their families, and non-members to participate in organized experiences in Seoul and Korea. Through these cultural, artistic and recreational tours, participants can learn about Korea, and make and deepen friendships.


Learn About Korea

Experience cultural situations, traditions, customs, and more about Korean lifestyles.

Make Friendships

Meet new people on our tours and develop new relationships with other foreigners in Korea.

See and Do

See more of what Korea has to offer, not just in Seoul, but cities throughout all of Korea.

Who runs our tours?

A lot of teamwork goes into running the SIWA tours. Take a look at our fantastic tours team members.


Upcoming Tours


Event Date
Tour: The Various Faces of Gangnam

Take potluck, come along and find out about the buzzing variety of the district on the south side of the Han River!

  • Tue, February 27, 2018 10:00 AM
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Tour: Full Moon Festival

Daeboreum (대보름) which means Great Full Moon in Korea celebrates the first full moon of the new year of the lunar calendar – the 15th day of the first month of the lunar new year: in 2018 it is March 2.

Tour: Tea Shops and Tea Houses in Insadong

On this tour we will dive into the world of tea: we will visit a tea museum and also look for tea supplies taking a stroll around Insadong. Our tour will culminate in a tea ceremony held by none other than Kyung Hee Park in one of the oldest tea houses in Insadong.

Tour: Korean Antique Market Dapsimni

If you want to splurge or bargain hunt, this is a good place to start. An area of 150 shops awaits at Dapsimni Antique Shopping Complex.

Tour: Dongdaemun Fabric Market

Dongdaemun Fabric Market, a gigantic labyrinth of booths selling fabrics, notions, craft materials, buttons, upholstery, sewing services and more.

Tour: Samsung D'Light

Samsung d’light is Samsung Electronics’ global promotion and exhibition center. Visitors can see all the latest Samsung consumer electronic products here.

Tour: Seoul Fortress Wall - Part 1

Hanyangdoseong, the Seoul Fortress Wall, is one of the must-dos when living in Seoul! This spring we will hike the complete wall, split into four hikes. Hike all four or just one!

Tour: Kojeon Antique Market

Agnes Lee, the owner of Kojeon Antiques, welcomes all in her 2700 square meter Antique Furniture Gallery in Yong-In.

Tour: Hand-made Shoes Street

The Hand-made Shoe Street is a unique place in Seoul where shoes are made exclusively for one person at a time.

Tour: Seoul Fortress Wall - Part 2

Hanyangdoseong, the Seoul Fortress Wall, is one of the must-dos when living in Seoul! Hike with SIWA friends over Inwangsan Mountain from Changuimun Gate to Sungnyemun Gate. This 5.3 km hike is the second of four hikes SIWA is leading this spring to complete the entire Seoul Fortress Wall Trail.

Tour: Korean Antique Market Dapsimni

If you want to splurge or bargain hunt, this is a good place to start. An area of 150 shops awaits at Dapsimni Antique Shopping Complex.

Tour: Railbike

Railbiking is the latest trend in Korea. The route between Gimyujeong station and Gangchon is one of the oldest and most scenic.

Tour: Seoul Fortress Wall - Part 3

Hanyangdoseong, the Seoul Fortress Wall, is one of the must-dos when living in Seoul! Hike with SIWA friends over Bugaksan Mountain from Changuimun Gate to Hyehwamun Gate. This hike is 4.7 km and the third of four hikes SIWA is leading this spring to complete the entire Seoul Fortress Wall Trail.

Tour: Seoul Fortress Wall - Part 4

Hanyangdoseong, the Seoul Fortress Wall, is one of the must-dos when living in Seoul! Hike 3.1 km with SIWA friends over Naksan Mountain from Hyehwamun Gate to Gwanghuimun Gate. We will linger for the sunset. This hike is the last of four hikes SIWA is leading this spring to complete the entire Seoul Fortress Wall Trail.

Tour: Yangjae Flower Market

Yangjae Flower Market sells all kinds of garden supplies, from pots and soil to flowers and trees. Real and artificial items are sold from both wholesale and retail vendors.

Tour: Heyri Village

Heyri Village is connected to the nearby publishing center of Paju Book City; it has blossomed into a community of artists, writers, architects and other creative souls.

Tour: Shopping at Namdaemun Market

Shop Namdaemun Market with us! It is the largest traditional market in Korea and there is almost nothing you won’t be able to find here. It’s a must-visit spot in Seoul.

  • Mon, August 20, 2018 10:00 AM
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