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Go on an early hike up Namsan Mountain

Seoul, South Korea

Experience hosted by Rona

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join me for an early bird exercise experience at Namsan and you'll also get an introduction into the lifestyle of the people of Seoul. We'll start from Seoul Station at 8 AM and then we'll go up to Namsan. We will pass several blocks and it will definitely be a good time for you to get to know the Seoul way of life. We'll hike Namsan to the top via a secret way. Don't worry, it will still be a road, just not a popular one that is explained in a book. We will rest for awhile with an amazing view in front of N Seoul Tower. We'll then go down a different way so you can see other aspects of Seoul life. If you'd like, we can eat some food after hiking. No more Hong-dae or Itaewon—let's feel the old but classic Seoul mood with some tasty street food.
Other things to note
As it's an early morning hike, please go to bed early and wake up with a good breakfast. I'll see you soon.
Join me for an early bird exercise experience at Namsan and you'll also get an introduction into the lifestyle of the people of Seoul. We'll start from Seoul Station at 8 AM and then we'll go up to Namsan. We will pass several blocks and it will definitely be a good time for you to get to know the Seoul way of life. We'll hike Namsan to the top via a secret way. Don't worry, it will still be a road, just not a popular one that is explained in a b…

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What's included

  • Food
    Snacks
  • Drinks
    500ml water bottle
From $19
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Rona

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 17 Reviews
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I've lived in Jeong-dong, only a 10-minute walk from the Namsan area, for over 10 years. If you are tired of hearing only about landmarks, I'll explain how the Seoul people live. I'm still young enough to feel and express the vibe of Seoul. Would you like to know the current trends among Korea's young generations? I can tell you during our hike. Since I'm a Namsan-er, I know several different ways to go Namsan—not just the typical transportation methods. You'll feel like a local person for a while and as I work for an international company, English communication will not be a hurdle.
I've lived in Jeong-dong, only a 10-minute walk from the Namsan area, for over 10 years. If you are tired of hearing only about landmarks, I'll explain how the Seoul people live. I'm still young enough to feel and express the vibe of Seoul. Would you like to know the current trends among Korea's young generations? I can tell you during our hike. Since I'm a Namsan-er, I know several different ways to go Namsan—not just the typical transportation methods. You'll feel like a local person for a whi…
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Where you'll be

Most tour guides will lead you to Namsan by bus or cable car, and you'll see the view and the tower, but never feel the nature of it all. We'll hike this mountain from start to end with several different views at different heights. We'll also see the lifestyle by watching the people exercising, walking, or healing. Furthermore, we'll use different roads so you'll be able to feel the various aspects of one of the beautiful mountains in Seoul.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Marina
May 2019
Rona is an exceptional guide! We felt immediately at ease and the whole experience was great. Apart from showing us around, she also told us a lot about the culture and we’ve had a great time in general. Totally recommend!
Knutsford
April 2019
Rona made this trip very personal. With our small group we all could ask questions without feeling your overpowering the conversation. She made the trip very eventful. Taking use thru the nandam market to her favorite spot to eat. That made the trip more personal than regular tours that take you to places brand name. We got a little history lesson of the Seoul wall, the reasons for the different color buses. I would recommend this trip to friends and family 👍👍🤘🤘
Rona made this trip very personal. With our small group we all could ask questions without feeling your overpowering the conversation. She made the trip very eventful. Taking use…
Kai Xin (Kacey)
April 2019
Rona was really helpful and understanding of each and everyone. Gave us insights on each question that we had. It was a really good experience. Met new friends and learnt new facts. Its a really chill and feel good hike 😊
Jennifer
April 2019
Great experience hiking with Rona! Definitely need to wear comfortable shoes and bring water! Rona provided some water and snacks but it’s good to bring extra. She gave us some good bits of info into the history of Seoul and even took us to a great little hottoek stand after the hike! Super fun and would love to do again when I’m in Seoul :)
Great experience hiking with Rona! Definitely need to wear comfortable shoes and bring water! Rona provided some water and snacks but it’s good to bring extra. She gave us some goo…
Kelly Anne
April 2019
Rona was so sweet and really generous with her time. We took a nice early morning walk and learned about Seoul from a local. Afterwords she took us for street food that I wouldn’t have otherwise known to try!
Tuba
March 2019
The experience of hiking to the Namsan Tower was great! I had a great time and learned more about Seoul. Rona was a great guide and was really kind. I do recommend it for everyone who likes hiking and would want a good morning exercise.

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

Sunglasses or Cap