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Jeju island, Korea

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Eastern Korea, Seoul, & Jeju Island- 10 Days


Tour Summary


History and gorgeous scenery in the eastern districts of Korea are the highlights of the Eastern Korea package. South Korea eastern cities boast a thousand years of rich history, including Seoul, Gyeongju and Andong city, where you can find many UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you can experience a hiking course through the most famous mountain in Korea, Mt. Seorak. Join in on the adventure today. The wide grazing land in Jeju Island is an exotic place that a lot of horses are eating grasses, and people can see them very closely. Cedar forest road was ranked as one of most beautiful road for taking drives in Korea. Heal your body and mind in nature!


Itinerary


Day 1 (Monday) - Arrive in Seoul


Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at airport exit. We will assist you to board a pre-reserved vehicle and then transfer to hotel by a local driver on private basis. After check in, the rest of the day is free at leisure on your own.
Meals: None
Accommodation: Center Mark Hotel or similar


Day 2 (Tuesday): Seoul - Jinju - Busan


After breakfast, meet tour guide at hotel lobby. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592.After then, transfer to Busan and head to Dongbaekseom Island near Haeundae Beach. Also, visit Centum City Shopping Mall, Korea's most sought-out shopping destination.

After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Local Food Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: Novotel Ambassador Busan or similar


Day 3 (Wednesday): Busan - Ulsan - Gyeongju


After breakfast, transfer from Busan to Ulsan and visit Ulgi Park, littered with rocks carved into interesting shapes by the wind and ocean. Next, explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. Explore to Gyeongju National Museum, Tumuli Park and Cheomseongdae Observatory.

Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Local Food Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: Hilton Gyeongju or similar


Day 4 (Thursday): Gyeongju - Andong - Wonju - Pyeongchang


After breakfast, transfer to from Gyeongju to Andong and visit Andong Hahoe village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Then, transfer to Wonju and visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. Then, transfer to Pyeongchang. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Local Food Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort or similar


Day 5 (Friday): Pyeongchang - Gangreung - Yangyang - Seoul


After breakfast, transfer from Pyongchang to Gangreung and visit Jumunjin Seafood Market, including a variety of fresh seafood caught on the East Coast. For the next stop, transfer to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature. After the tour, transfer to Seoul.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Local Food Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Center Mark Hotel or similar


Day 6 (Saturday): Full Day Seoul Highlights Tour with lunch


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.

We 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.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Local Food Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Center Mark Hotel or similar


Day 7 (Sunday): Seoul - Jeju Island


After breakfast, free till to meet a local driver and transfer to Gimpo Airport for your flight to Jeju Island. Upon arrival at Jeju International Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by a local driver. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Not included Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Jeju Kal Hotel or similar


Day 8 (Monday): Full Day Jeju UNESCO Heritage Tour with lunch


After breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel. During this full-day tour you will visit and learn things about Jeju Island that you never knew about before and will be able to get-away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul and enjoy picture like views and get some fresh air!

Your guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby in Jeju Island between 8:30am-9:00am depending on your hotel location. Hop on a 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. There are rare animals such as bats living inside of the tube. Don"t forget to look around when you are inside the tube!

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 NatureHeritage 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 shaded by maples, oaks and cedars, with the occasional roaming deer.

Finally, you will stop by a Daheeyeon.Daheeyeon 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.

When the tour ends, we will transfer you back to your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Local Food Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Jeju Kal Hotel or similar


Day 9 (Tuesday): Full Day Jeju Volcanic Island Tour with lunch - Seoul


After breakfast, meet your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Jeju Island between 8:30am-9:00am depending on your hotel location. Hop on a bus 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. In addition to scientific explanations, there are many other myths about the "dragon head" as well. One of the best-known myths is about a white horse that dreams of becoming a dragon and while it was ascending to the sky it was caught by a soldier and turned into this rock.

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 famous for 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 in fact it runs downhill.

When the tour ends, we will transfer you to Jeju International Airport with your tour guide for taking a flight back to Seoul. Upon arrival at Gimpo Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by a local driver. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch: Local Food Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Center Mark Hotel or similar


Day 10 (Wednesday): Seoul - Departure


After breakfast, you have free time until a local driver arrives to transfer you to Incheon International Airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


**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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