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Jeju Island, South Korea

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Best of Korea - 8 Days - Friday or Monday Arrival


Tour Summary


Day 1 - Arrive in Seoul (Friday or Monday)


Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel by a local driver. After hotel check in, spend rest of the day free at leisure.

Breakfast: Not included

Lunch: Not included

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 2 - Full Day Seoul Highlights Tour


After breakfast, meet up with tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence and stop by Gingseng shopping center. After lunch, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea"s premier shopping destinations. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village or Insadong on Monday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Lastly, we will visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 3 - Seoul - Gyeongju


After breakfast, met by a local driver and transferred to Seoul Station, then you will board on KTX bullet-train head to Singyeongju station [KTX121 09:00 - 11:00] on your own. Upon arrival at Shingyeongju station, you will met by a tour guide. Enjoy half day Gyeongju tour. Your first stop is Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic of Gyeongju and continue visit to Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, a home to craftsman and artisans. Finally, you will enjoy little walking at Anapji Pond, designed as a park for royalty. After tour, transfer to hotel and rest of day is at leisure. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: COMMODORE HOTEL GYEONGJU or similar


Day 4 - Gyeongju - Busan


After breakfast and check out, meet our tour guide at your hotel lobby. Visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex, large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom and Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia, in the morning. Leave for Busan, the largest port city in Korea via Hanatour vehicle. After hotel check-in, you will enjoy free time at Haeundae Beach. Sightseeing of the city of Busan will be Busan Tower, the symbol of Busan and Jagalchi Market, located on the shore side road in Busan, the largest seafood market selling both live and dried fish. After tour, transfer to hotel and rest of day is at leisure. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: IBIS AMBASSADOR BUSAN HAEUNDAE or similar


Day 5 - Busan - Jeju Island


After breakfast and check out, meet our tour guide at your hotel lobby. Visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple and Dongbaekseom island. After tour and lunch time, you will transfer to Gimhae International airport to Jeju. Upon arrival at Jeju International Airport, you will be met by a local driver and transfer to hotel and check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: JEJU KAL HOTEL or similar


Day 6 - Full Day Jeju Island UNESCO Heritage Tour


After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up from hotel in Jeju Island. Tour bus and head over to Gimnyeong Beach, one of must go to beaches in Jeju Island due to emerald colored beaches with charmingly decorated cafe. Then you will visit Manjanggul lava tube that stretches for as far as 7.4km which was formed when the lave that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface.

After having seasonal local lunch you will enjoy haenyeo performance. haenyeo literally means "Sea-Women" and they are divers in Jeju Island who dive into the ocean to catch various seafood or oceanic organisms. Then continue on to visit Seongsan Sunrise Peak, designated by UNESCO as World Nature Heritage in 2007. Seongsan Sunrise Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 5,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of the Jeju Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Sungsan Sunrise Peak.

Afterwards you will visit Saryeoni forest path. On the eastern border of Mt. Halla National Park, this is a popular weekend walking destination with 15km of forest paths.

Finally, you will stop by a Daheeyeon where is a green tea garden located on the eastern side of Jeju Island. Not only does it have a large field of green tea, you can also zip line, enjoy delicious green tea ice cream at the Cave Cafe and soak your feet in a nice foot bath for 30 mins.

After the tour, we will transfer you to hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: JEJU KAL HOTEL or similar


Day 7 - Full Day Jeju Volcanic Island Tour - Seoul


After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up from hotel in Jeju Island. Tour bus will head over to Eorimok trails, which are surrounded by lush forest of Mt.Halla. Then visit Olle trekking 8 courses via Yakchen Temple.

After having a seasonal local lunch, then visit Jusangjeolliade, also called Seaside Cliff, a popular spot due to an impressive pillar rock formation along the coast of Jeju Island and is a designated cultural monument of Jeju Island. This cliff was also formed when the lava from Mt.Halla erupted in to the sea of Jungmun area. Then move on to the famous Dragon Head Shore situated at the bottom of Mt. Sanbang at the north of Jeju City. The locals call it "Yongduam" meaning "dragon head" in Korean due to its distinct shape similar to a dragon head. The Dragon Head Shore was created by strong winds and waves over thousands of years.

If you are visiting during November through January, you will proceed to experience tangerine picking. Jeju Island"s tangerines are known for its abundant nutrients and sweetness. If you are visiting during the month of February through October, you will visit the Spirited Garden which is famousfor bonsai theme park.

Finally, stop by Mysterious Road which is one the must go to tourist spots in Jeju Island. Optical illusion that makes it"s appear to be sloping upwards when infact it runs downhill.

After the tour ends, you will be transferred to Jeju international airport for return back to Seoul. Upon arrival at Gimpo airport, you will be welcome by a local driver on private basis. Transfer to hotel and check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Hotel: CENTER MARK HOTEL or similar


Day 8 - Departure


After breakfast, spend your free time till meet a local driver and transfer to Incheon International Airport for your flight to next destination.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Not included

Dinner: Not included


**The above itinerary is subject to change due to local circumstances.

**This is a join-in group tour. Please be advised that people from all over the world may join this tour.


INCLUSIONS:

Accommodation at 4-5 star hotels at each area based on twin room sharing

Meals: Breakfasts at hotels, lunches & dinners at local restaurant as itinerary

English speaking tour guide

All entrance fees

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