7D6N / Family / Cultural South Korea Full Glory
The famed Jeju Island, made up entirely from volcanic eruptions more than 2 million years ago, is undoubtedly the star of this curated journey. Also known as the “Island of the Gods”, Jeju is about catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, hiking, riding horses, touring all the locales from your favourite K-drama, or just lying around on the sandy beaches. A common sight around Jeju's coastline is that of the “haenyo” or woman diver, a figure that has become somewhat iconic of the island.
Upon your arrival at Incheon Airport, be met by a Divine representative and transfer to Gimpo Airport and fly to Jeju Island. Arrival at Jeju Airport, transfer to the hotel and check in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Jeju Island West Side Tour (BLD)
After breakfast we go to Hyeopjae Beach located on the west side of Hanrim-eup, and is part of Hanrim Park. The beautiful white color of the sand comes from the large amounts of crushed seashells that have been mixed in with the sand.
Next place to visit is Hallim Park. It is one of the most popular tourist spots on Jeju Island, located about 33km west of Jeju City and Mt. Hallasan along the beach in Hallim-eup. After lunch go to Suweolbong , also called the “nokkomul,” which is a small hill near the coast that resembles a volcanic mountain. Then visit O’Sulloc Green Tea Field, the largest producer of tea in Korea and three of their four tea gardens are located on Jeju Island.
Also visit Sanbang Mountain. It is the result of violent volcanic activity some 700,000 to 800,000 years ago and is in fact a huge body of lava. The cliffs on the southern side of the lava dome are marked with a rich variety of curious formations such as weathering pits and talus scree slopes, some of which are as high as 200m.
The last stop is Yongmeori Coast, a place where Mt. Sanbangsan stretches into the ocean and it looks as if a dragon’s head is going underwater. This area is made of Sa-am stacks, built up over millions of years. After dinner transfer back to the hotel.
Jeju Island East Side Tour (BLD)
After breakfast our first stop will be Manjanggul Cave (Unesco World Heritage Site), one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument.
Next visit Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (Unesco World Heritage Site), this placerose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of the Peak. After lunch visit Seopjikoji, located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju Island. “Seopji” is the old name for the area, and “Koji” is Jeju dialect meaning a sudden bump on land. On Koji hill which is wide and flat, there stands a stone Bongsudae called “Hyeopjayeondae” with a 4m height and 9m length and width that has retained its original form.
Then go to Bijarim Forest, a group of about 2,800 nutmeg trees between 500 and 800 years old. They are 7-14m in height and 50-110cm in diameter. This is the largest nutmeg tree forest in the world.
The last is stop is Jeju Railbike. Rail bike is a bike that you pedal on the rail which is similar to train rail. It’s more exciting than just walking. During the ride, you can see many tourism spots like Udo Island, Yongnuni Oreum, Susan Wind Farms and Seongsan Sunrise Peak. It’s really a unique experience and safe because there are safety guards. After dinner transfer back to the hotel.
Jeju Island South Side Tour (BLD)
After breakfast our first stop for the day is Mysterious Road, also known as Goblin Road, is famous for the optical illusion that makes its appear to be sloping upwards, when in fact it runs downhill.
Next, hike Halla Mountain(Unesco World Heritage Site) Eoseungsaengak Trail (30mins hiking each way).
Hallasan is the highest mountain in South Korea. Formed from volcanic activity, the mountain is a dormant volcano made mostly of basalt. Home to the magnificent Baekrokdam (lake-filled crater), the mountainside is covered with alpine flora and lush trees. After lunch visit Cheonjeyeon Falls, named “The Pond of God,” consists of 3 sections. Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solimnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a cave where cold water pours from the ceiling to create the first waterfall.
After that go to Jusangjeolli , here you can see stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jeju Island. Jusangjeolli Cliff was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun.
The last stop is Yakcheonsa Temple, reminiscent of that of Buddhist temples of the early Joseon Dynasty. Measuring an impressive 30m high and spanning a total area of 3,305 meters squared, it is the largest temple in the East.After dinner go back to the hotel
Jeju Aiport – Gimpo Airport – Gapyeong Tour (BLD)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel, transfer to Jeju Airport. Fly to Seoul. Arrival at Gimpo Airport, transfer to Gapyeong.
After lunch visit Nami Island, 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. Next stop is Petite France, a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside! Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training center and consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.
Transfer to back to Seoul. After dinner transfer to the hotel and check in.
Seoul City Tour (BLD)
After breakfast transfer to Dalin Laver Museum. Experience making Kimchi and wearing Korean Traditional Costume (Hanbok). Next go to Gyeongbokgung Palace, a stunning reminder of the Joseon Dynasty, with elements of the complex still intact from that time, despite the wars and occupants that have since happened.
Then go to National Folk Museum, located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of Korean people in the past. Through the displays, visitors can learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles, as well as Korea’s cultural beliefs.
After lunch visit Insadong Art and Antique Street, Seouls cultural and artistic hub, is the place to go to shop for local crafts.
Next move to Bucheon hanok village, a lovely residential neighborhood located between Gyeongbok and Changdeok Palaces and is full of traditional hanok homes.
The last stop for the day is Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower). Offering one of the most beautiful panoramic views in the city, the 777 foot (236.7 meters) Namsan tower, or the N Seoul tower, in Seoul is an opportunity for visitors to see just how much the South Korean capital has grown over the years. After dinner transfer back to hotel.
Seoul – Departure (B)
Check out from hotel then private transfer from the hotel to Incheon Airport.
- Private round way airport transfer
- Private vehicle with driver
- Return domestic tickets Seoul – Jeju – Seoul
- Private tours with English speaking guide
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- All meals as per itinerary
- All admission fees
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Alcohol and beverages
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities