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 2018 Holt Family Tour will depart for Korea on Monday, June 25 and return to the United States on Sunday, July 8 (total time: 2 weeks).
COST: Final cost still being determined, estimated similar to last year ($5,800 per adult tour member and $4,800 for children under 12). The cost covers your international airfare from gateway city (Seattle International Airport: Sea-Tac), hotels, ground transportation, guide and entrance fees, and most meals. Tour fees must be paid in full by May 4, 2018. *Fees are refundable until April 27, 2018. **Based on double occupancy, additional 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 27, 2018).
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.
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For more information or to receive hard copies of the registration forms, please email Paul Kim or Lisa Bess or call 541-687-2202.