Ultimate Asia Excursion

United States Taekwondo Committee has conducted the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang for the past 11 years. This event has been very successful. Many participants have expressed their interest in visiting the birthplace of Taekwondo- Korea.

Beginning in 2020, US Taekwondo Committee will begin having bi-annual trips to Korea. Additionally, in the years that the Asia Trip takes place there will be US National Taekwondo Hanmadang Regional Events. This will replace the US Open Hanmadang, which will be held every two years instead of annually.

United States Taekwondo Committee makes this pre-announcement of the 2020 Ultimate Asia Excursion that will take place in the middle of June 2020. This excursion will include travel to Beijing, CHINA (The Great Wall of China) and to KOREA, the birthplace of the Martial Art of Taekwondo. In Korea we will visit Seoul, Taekwondowon in Muju, Kukkiwon, Gyeongju (Capital of the Silla Dynasty) and other attractions.

The trip will consist of 3 nights in Beijing and 6 nights in Korea over a total ten days. The price per person is approximately $3,500. The price includes roundtrip airfare (to Beijing,  Beijing to Seoul, Seoul to USA), lodging, local transportation, and meals. There will be several payment plans in an effort to ease the financial burden on participants.

The Ultimate Asia Excursion is limited to 300 persons. Prepare now to take part in this exciting adventure to Beijing and Korea in 2020!

Payment Plans

The total cost of the Excursion is between $3,400-$3,900 per person (Depending on the payment plan and if your Dojang is a member of the U.S. Taekwondo Committee – see below). This includes the airfare of $1,500 per person. The airfare payment must be paid in full no later than December 31, 2019.

The remaining amount must be received no later than April 20, 2020. Payment must be made online at www.usopentkd.com.

U.S. Taekwondo Committee Member Dojang

Plan Total Cost Deposit 2nd Payment 3rd Payment
Plan 1 $3,400 (Save $100) $500 (Due 9/15/19) $2,900 (Due 12/31/19) None
Plan 2 $3,500 (No Savings) $500 (Due 9/15/19) $1,000 (Due 12/31/19) $2,000 (Due 3/30/20)
Plan 3 $3,600 $500 (Due 9/15/19) $1,000 (Due 12/31/19) $2,000 (Due 4/20/20)

Non-Member Dojang

Plan Total Cost Deposit 2nd Payment 3rd Payment
Plan 1 $3,700 (Save $100) $500 (Due 9/15/19) $3,200 (Due 12/31/19) None
Plan 2 $3,800 (No Savings) $500 (Due 9/15/19) $1,300 (Due 12/31/19) $2,000 (Due 3/30/20)
Plan 3 $3,900 $500 (Due 9/15/19) $1,400 (Due 12/31/19) $2,000 (Due 4/20/20)

Other Details

  1. There are no family discounts
  2. You do not need to be a Taekwondo practitioner to attend this trip
    1. Example: John Smith is a 10 year old black belt. Mom and dad can attend this trip with John Smith.
  3. Every participant must pay at least $ 1,500 no later than December 31, 2019 in order to receive the lowest possible group airfare rate.
  4. The additional funds will cover hotel, meals, local transportation, and all event entry fees.
  5. Each participant MUST have a current government issued passport (any country) that does NOT expire before December 31, 2020. Participants do NOT have to be U.S. citizens to participate in this trip.
  6. A visa is not required for entry into South Korea
  7. A visa MUST be obtained by the participant in order to travel to China. You CANNOT travel to China without obtaining a Visa.
  8. After a minimum of $1,500 has been made by December 31, 2019, each participant must apply for a tourist visa to enter China.
  9. U. S. Taekwondo Committee is not responsible for getting the participant’s visa. Please click the link on information on how to obtain a visa
    1. https://www.wikihow.com/Apply-for-a-Chinese-Tourist-Visa
    2. In order to apply for a visa you will need your travel itinerary and the name and address of the hotel in China. The Hotel we will be staying at in China is yet to be determined.
  10. The Chinese Tourist visa is approximately $150. This fee is in addition to the participant fee and is NOT paid to U.S. Taekwondo Committee.
  11. After you receive your tourist visa to China please send a copy to [email protected] no later than 4/30/20.
  12. Once each participant pays the $1,500 fee by December 31, 2019 the travel agent will contact you directly to finalize the travel itinerary.
  13. Each traveler should bring any medications that they may be taking. Do not expect to get them while overseas.
  14. Travelers Insurance is an option that each traveler may consider purchasing to cover any unexpected interruptions of travel during the excursion.
  15. Each traveler must sign an a Liability Waiver and Code of Conduct.

Refund Policy

  1. 100% of monies paid are refundable until 12/31/19
  2. 1/1/20 – 3/30/20—all fees LESS the $1,500 (airfare) are refundable.
  3. 4/1 on – no refunds for any portion of the fees paid.

Tentative Daily Schedule

Subject to Change

DATE REGION TRANSPORT TIME ACTIVITY MEALS
Day 1
Sunday, June 14
USA International Flights Depart US Airports
Day 2
Monday, June 15
BEIJING Private Vehicles Arrive Beijing AIrport

Meet Guide

Move to Downtown Beijing

Tour Downtown

Hotel Stay

S: Local Food
Day 3
Tuesday, June 16
BEIJING Private Vehicles Breakfast

Tour: Summer Palace

Lunch

Tour: Great Wall

Supper

Beijing Circus

Hotel Stay

B: Hotel

L: Local Food

S: Local Food

Day 4
Wednesday, June 17
BEIJING Private Vehicles Breakfast

Tour: Tiananmen Square

Lunch

Tour: Temple of HEaven

Supper Hotel Stay

B: Hotel

L: Local Food

S: Local Food

Day 5
Thursday, June 18
BEIJING

INCHEON

GYEONGJU

International Fights 11:00 AM

1:00 PM

Breakfast

Depart Beijing airport

Arrive Incheon Airport

Move to Gyeongju

Supper/Hotel Stay

B: Hotel

L: Airline Food

S: Korean Food

Day 6
Friday, June 19
GYEONGJU

BUSAN

Private Vehicles Breakfast

Tour: Temples; Grotto

Lunch

Visit Tombs, Museum

Supper

Tour

Move to Busan

Hotel Stay

B: Hotel

L: Korean Food

S: Korean Food

Day 7
Saturday, June 20
BUSAN

GEONGJU

MUJU

Private Vehicles Breakfast

Tour: Temple; Park

Lunch

Move to Muju/Taekwondowon

Supper/Hotel Stay

B: Hotel

L: Korean Food

S: Taekwondowon

Day 8
Sunday, June 21
MUJU Private Vehicles Breakfast

Taekwondowon Activity

Lunch

Taekwondowon Activity

Tour of Observatory

Hotel: Taekwondowon

B: Taekwondowon

L: Korean Food

S: Koren Food

Day 9
Monday, June 22
MUJU

SEOUL

Private Vehicles 5:00 PM Breakfast

Move to Seoul

Lunch

Visit Kukkiwon

Watch Jump Show

Supper

Visit Myong-dong

Hotel Stay

B: Taekwondowon

L: Korean Food

S: Koren Food

Day 10
Tuesday, June 23
SEOUL Private Vehicles 8:00 AM Breakfast

Move to Imjingak Pavilion

Tour

Lunch

Move to Seoul

Tour

Supper

Visit Lotte Tower Observatory

Hotel Stay

B: Hotel

L: Korean Food

S: Koren Food

Day 11
Wednesday, June 24
SEOUL

INCHEON

Private Vehicles Breakfast

Move to Incheon Airport

Depart Korea

Arrive US Airports

B: Hotel

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