I just went on a trip with Discover Korea - currently renamed to "When in Korea" (Who knows why they felt a name change was necessary...)
It was fun and a bit hellish. Basically anything that had to do with organisation was beyond ridiculous.
Just went on a trip to Namhae Island for 3 days with friends.
Highlights include, two hikers being stranded on an island and left to fend for themselves.
Myself and nine other people standing in the aisle of a bus for two hours ten minutes because our bus with our bags had taken off without us, without warning.
18 people in a pension with access to only one bathroom.
General lack of remorse or an attempt to fix a bad situation.
I've heard decent things about this organisation but, the problem with this trip was that it was originally set to about 45 people for the trip. I signed up when the trip was expanded to 90 people. The grand total was about 170 people, so that's what made the thing so organizationally bad.
I'll never do a trip with them again. Just wanted to let people know.
I did this same trip (same weekend too) but with Adventure Korea and it was fantastic! I spoke to a couple of people who were with the WINK group and they were all complaining about poor organisation on the trip and most of them looked miserable. Compared to the AK group, which clearly had a blast for the 3 days despite a couple of delays with traffic, I don't think that the WINK trips are worthwhile.
I've travelled with AK for nearly 2 years and always have fun. The trips are well-organised, the areas are well-researched and the guides are a lot of fun to be with. Of all of the trips that I've done with them, the Namhae sea-kayaking trip is the best! Furthermore, of all the trips I've done with AK, only one has ever been cancelled due to exceptionally bad weather that meant the ferries to the island were not running on the day when we arrived. As far as cost is concerned, most of the AK trips advertise one price that includes everything. Additional costs might apply on some trips BUT these are always listed on the website so you know what you're getting into. The way that WINK advertises its trips makes it seem like they're cheaper than those of Adventure Korea but there are so many additional costs involved that they end up being the same price - and, from everything I've heard from numerous people, a lot less organised.
I highly recommend Adventure Korea!