“Contrasting Koreas”

This item appears on page 74 of the June 2008 issue.

11 days/10 nights in North and South Korea, Sept. 19-29 & Oct. 3-13, 2008.

Highlights: From Beijing, fly to P’yongyang for city tour, Mass Games/Kumsusan Memorial Palace, Juche Tower/captured “spy ship” USS Pueblo/Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) pavilions in Moranbong Park/drive “Reunification Highway” to Panmunjon in the DMZ/Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum/fly to Seoul via Beijing/5,000 years of history at the National Museum of Korea/traditional tea ceremony/Changdeokgung Palace/in Haeinsa Temple, 80,000 wooden blocks depict the Buddhist canon/Yangdong Folk Village/Buddhist shrine in Seokguram Grotto, in the mountains above the Sea of Japan/Cheomseongdae, world’s oldest astronomical observatory/back in Seoul, Namdaemun market.

Land cost, $5,895 (with 10-15 members) or $6,995 (with 5-6). Internal airfare, $1,353. Single supp., $908.

Snow Lion Expeditions (Salt Lake City, UT; 800/525-8735, www.snowlion.com).