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Tour Guide - Lee C.

Lee C.

5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
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Available Areas

Seoul (Living)

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English, Korean (Native)

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Response Time

13 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Food & Drink
Nature & Outdoor

About Tour Guide Lee C.

Hi. I'm Lee!

I was born and raised in Seoul, and lived in five different countries, Canada, US, Australia, Russia and Germany. I also traveled over 40 countries mostly alone.

I studied Business in Seoul with a year exchange program in US, and completed MBA in Sydney. After MBA I wanted to pursue a career change as a professor with my field experience. I was a Market researcher, Research analyst and Marketer in big companies. Highly paying and stable job. It was what many called a good life.


But I always liked to be in the nature better than the office. I hiked Kilimanjaro summit alone, Annapurna Base Camp alone, Olympus alone, Everest Base Camp, Fuji, Alps alone and many other mountains in the world. (Alone means literally alone or with a guide. In some countries you must hire a guide).

Also I've led a hiking club over 4 years and fly overseas more than 5 times per year and hike.


So I decided to have my own travel agency and operate hiking and city tours. Most of my tours are of food and hiking. Now I can hike even more often, have good food with travelers and practice calligraphy everyday which I love too.

70% of Korea is mountainous and amazingly beautiful. And the food is so yummy!


If you visit Korea, please contact me! Just like I enjoy my hometown, Seoul, I really want others to enjoy the culture and nature too.

Thank you for reading it. Hope to meet you in Korea. :-)


Cheers,

Lee


CREDENTIALS

. English language tour guide for foreign guests (Korea Tourism Organization)

. MBA in Sydney/ Bachelor in Business Administration in Seoul

. Korean language teacher certificate (Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism)

. International TEFL and TESOL Diploma in teaching English (ITTT)

. Mountain leader program (Korean National Park Mountain Safety Institute)

. Solo hiked in Kilimanjaro summit, ABC, Olympus, Alps, and much more

. Group hiked in EBC, Kala Patthar, Fuji, Altai, and much more

. Hiking club leader over 4 years

. Calligraphy competition awards (6 times)

Important

* Please send me a message before booking, if the date is longer than 1 month before.

* I can work any day unless I have another tour.

* I don't offer a driving service. If you rent a car and driver, I will accompany you in the vehicle. If you drive by yourself I will NOT accompany you.

Tours

Seoul highlights with a palace - Gyeongbokgung & Food marketcover image

Seoul highlights with a palace - Gyeongbokgung & Food market

Seoul
5 hours

Explore the best of Seoul and taste its food! Start from Jogyesa Temple in the Insadong, the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Continue to Gwanghwamun Square to meet the statues of King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty. Continue to Bukchon Hanok Village. Take the subway to Gwangjang market and taste the local food. :-)

FROM$480/ per group
BBQ at the largest meat market in Korea - Private tourcover image

BBQ at the largest meat market in Korea - Private tour

Seoul
2 hours

Let's have a barbecue at Majang Meat Market, the largest meat market in Korea. Lots of butchers sell fresh meat from all over the country, and 60% of the all meat in Seoul is traded in this clean and modern market If you want to try the best quality Korean beef, Hanwoo, this is the place you should visit. The high quality meat is up to 30% cheaper than supermarkets. *** The meat and restaurant is NOT inclusive in the tour.

FROM$190/ per group
(3hr) Gyeongbokgung palace & Seoul highlights walking tourcover image

(3hr) Gyeongbokgung palace & Seoul highlights walking tour

Seoul
3 hours

Explore the best of Seoul! Start from Jogyesa Temple in the Insadong area, the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Continue to Gwanghwamun Square and see the statues of King Sejong the Great and Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace established in 1395 as the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty. See Cheongwadae, former home of president of South Korea. Continue to Tongin Traditional Market and Seochon Village, one of the oldest district in Seoul.

FROM$280/ per group
Easy hiking (Ansan, Inwangsan, Achasan or any other)cover image

Easy hiking (Ansan, Inwangsan, Achasan or any other)

Seoul
3 hours

I love hiking! I hiked a lot of mountains in the world alone, and I've led a hiking club over 4 years. Now, I want to share this beautiful nature with foreign visitors! These are all easy trails. You can choose one of them. If you want any specific mountain, please let me know. I usually hike Ansan, Inwangsan or Achasan mountain. I don't hike fast as I love to feel trees and mountains. I'm sure once you hike with me, you'll like hiking in Korea as much as I do!

FROM$320/ per group
Heart of Seoul highlights - Namsan & Seoul's largest marketcover image

Heart of Seoul highlights - Namsan & Seoul's largest market

Seoul
5 hours

[Center Seoul] 5-hour private tour - Namsan and Top attractions, plus the largest market in Seoul Travel back to the Joseon dynasty and stroll in Namsangol Hanok village. Traditional houses are restored here. Continue to Namsan mountain, the geographical center of Seoul and enjoy the amazing view. Take a bus to Namdaemun gate (National treasure) and the largest market in Seoul. If you want, enjoy the local food in the market. Enjoy the your day with the best city view and the great food!

FROM$470/ per group
Traditional calligraphy experience & language learningcover image

Traditional calligraphy experience & language learning

Seoul
2 hours

Learn Korean alphabet and traditional Korean calligraphy. I am certified Korean language teacher and certified tour guide. I practiced calligraphy more than 20 years and received calligraphy awards 4 times. Calligraphy is very relaxing, similar to meditation. The smell of the paper, ink stick, ink stone and brush is very nice. Learn the Korean alphabet first. I've taught Korean for years, and I teach from the very beginning. Have a peaceful moment during your stay in Seoul. :-)

FROM$220/ per group

Lee C. South Korea Tour Reviews

Amazing knowledgeable guide that I learnt a lot from

Lee was a wonderful companion. She explained the history of Seoul and Korea beautifully as we looked around Namsangol Hanok Village. We then went to Namdaemun Market where Lee showed me all the best places to shop and let me see some of those hidden gems like Hair tail Alley and the alley where they sell Knife cut noodles. Lee even took me to a glass shop where I used my prescription to buy reading glasses for a fraction of the price I would pay back home, and it took them only 30 minutes to make. Amazing! I tried hotteok and the most divine dumplings for the first time. We saw Namdaemun Gate and finished the day at Myeongdong Street for some KBeauty purchases. Lee taught me Korean phrases and words I could use and gave me a highly prized sheet of these new words and sayings at the end of the tour. Lee even sent an overview of the day on What’s App. She went beyond the expected and was delightful company. Best day ever in Korea! I cannot thank you enough Lee for everything!

Annette W.

Thank you very much for the great review. I highly appreciate it. It was so much fun being your compay, and I'm very glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! I hope they like the gifts you bought and the phases will be helpful on the trip. Thank you for the great day again. Enjoy your stay in Korea! :-)

Excellent tour with Lee!

Our family very much enjoyed our 5 hour tour with Lee. She had many interesting facts and stories to share and perfectly filled our five hours with interesting stops. Lee had a few surprises for us along the way, keeping us entertained in unexpected ways. I would highly recommend Lee for your tours!

Victoria K.

Hi, thank you so much for coming to the tour. It was very nice to meet you and your family. I had really good time, and I am very glad you liked it too. Hope you can come back to Seoul in the future again! :-)

Hiking and culture in Seoul!

this was the 2nd day with Lee. I was really happy that I booked her for 2 days. We started with a small palace and then went to hike .. we were lucky that there were very few people and she knows every inch of these mountains as she is a hike addict .. it was the perfect day, fall colors on the leaves and warm weather for the time .. during the hike, I learned so much about the history and also, Lee's respect for Koreas culture and people .. I felt enriched by the places and stories and of course Lee knows the right places to eat. Again thank you, my second day passed equaly quick but was different all together .. See you very soon Lee and 'tschangmal kamsamnida!' Matti

Matti W.

Thank you so much for coming to the tour. It was fun to hike with you, and I really appreciate your kindness. :-) Have a nice travel in Korea.