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Hike on the Seoul Fortress Wall

Seoul, South Korea

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Experience hosted by Soyeon Hailey

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You can't visit Seoul without taking a hike on one of its historic landmarks—the Seoul Fortress Wall. I'll show you the many hidden gems that my foreign friends always enjoy while walking with me. We'll start our adventure at the Independence Gate and along the way, we will discuss the fascinating history of Seoul. Many Koreans don't even know this route well. Our moderate hike will take approximately two and a half hours, and we'll have plenty of opportunities to pause for photos and enjoy the views. I will also let you know the best spots to take stunning photos. Come alone or bring a friend, and make some new ones on this pleasant hike. I can send you a link with a video of my hike, if you'd like to check it out. I look forward to walking with you.
Other things to note
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and no flip-flops. Note that no toilets will be available on the hike.
You can't visit Seoul without taking a hike on one of its historic landmarks—the Seoul Fortress Wall. I'll show you the many hidden gems that my foreign friends always enjoy while walking with me. We'll start our adventure at the Independence Gate and along the way, we will discuss the fascinating history of Seoul. Many Koreans don't even know this route well. Our moderate hike will take approximately two and a half hours, and we'll have plenty o…

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What's included

  • Food
    I'll provide some energy bars.
  • Drinks
    I’ll bring water to make sure we stay hydrated.
From $37
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Wed, Dec 2
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Sat, Dec 5
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person

Meet your host, Soyeon Hailey

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 44 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am from Seoul and I have loved hiking my entire life. I've had many chances to make my own events, which I call "My Seoul Guide" so that foreign visitors can enjoy the city with a Seoulite. We've done many fun things together but my most favorite is always hiking along the Seoul Fortress Wall. This is an amazing experience and a nice way to see the entire city of Seoul at a glance from above. This iconic Seoul Fortress Wall hike happens to be one of the best, and I'd love to share my city with you.
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Where you'll be

The fortress wall surrounding the city displays Seoul's past and present, along with its urbanization and nature. We'll meet at the Independence Gate at Dongnimmun Station and take Course 4, the Inwangsan Mountain course. We will then start our hike on the historic path that the Joseon Dynasty first built in 1396.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

Mina
October 2020
With big thanks Hailey, everything was perfect and we felt, in every instance, that you truly cared about us, you went beyond to make this trip memorable for us. Definitely, this has been an adventurous, and stunning journey - something we will remember, draw upon, and cherish for many years to come. Thank you again.
With big thanks Hailey, everything was perfect and we felt, in every instance, that you truly cared about us, you went beyond to make this trip memorable for us. Definitely, this…
Julia
May 2020
This was my favorite experience I booked during my stay in Seoul. I loved the combination of climbing a mountain and also following the city wall and learning about history. The view was unique and we took breaks at several spots along the way. Soyeon talked about her experiences and you could tell that she had taken this trip a lot of times before and knows this mountain very well. I had a lot of fun, made a new friend and can totally recommend this experience!
This was my favorite experience I booked during my stay in Seoul. I loved the combination of climbing a mountain and also following the city wall and learning about history. The vi…
Caroline
October 2019
Wonderful hike on Seoul fortress wall with Hailey!! She was a super friendly host and took us on a very nice trail, feeling like locals rather than tourists :)) also a perfect time of the year to enjoy the wonderful autumn views of Seoul and its nature! Definitely recommend :) thanks Hailey!
Wonderful hike on Seoul fortress wall with Hailey!! She was a super friendly host and took us on a very nice trail, feeling like locals rather than tourists :)) also a perfect time…
Esther
October 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the hike with Hailey. Very comfortable pace and nice conversation. The trail she chose gave a superb view of Seoul. Love the juxtaposition of mountains against the urban setting of Seoul.
Grégory
October 2019
Awesome hiking tour, very beautiful views. Soyeon was great, so friendly and so passionate about hiking I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend to anyone who likes hiking.
Tamás
October 2019
First I did this tour with Hailey almost a year ago and loved it. Now that Im back in Seoul I decided to book again. It was just as good as last time. I highly recommend to anyone who likes hiking.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.