Check-in Korea with Jeju Island (15N 16D)

About

Leave Seoul to explore the real Korea! Discover an amazing 16 day journey that provides a complete impression of Korea’s cultural treasures, dreamlike landscapes, and traditional experiences. This tour will take you to key destinations across South Korea, allowing you to delve into the country’s must-see cultural attractions, bustling cities, and traditional townships. Explore museums and natural landmarks, indulge in authentic Korean cuisine, and enjoy luxurious overnight accommodations in high-end hotels.

Why this tour?

  • Guaranteed departure minimum 4 person
  • All-Inclusive Escorted Tour
  • No Shopping & No Optional Tour

TOUR SCHEDULES

[DAY 1: Incheon – Seoul] * No meals included

[Please inform us when the flight schedule is determined.]
Meeting in front of your arrival gate at Incheon Int’l Airport.
Our driver will be holding a welcome board with your name on it.

You will then be transferred to a hotel in Seoul.

[ Meal – B : X  /  L : X / D : X ]

▶Seoul Amid hotel or similar

[DAY 2: Seoul – Gongju – Iksan]

[Meeting time: 08:00AM]: Pick-up from the lobby of Amid Hotel Insadong.

This morning we’ll head to the Gongju and explore Gongsanseong Fortress. Its captivating beauty and strategic significance offer a glimpse into Korea’s past while providing breathtaking panoramic views. In recognition of its value, Gongsanseong Fortress was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Next visit the Tomb of King Muryeong. Even though many artifacts were stolen from the tombs, the tombs serve as an important evidence of Baekje culture and the foreign exchanges during that period.

After the Gongju tour, we’ll continue our journey to Iksan. The Iksan Prison Open Film Set is the first, and only prison filming sets built in Korea. We’ll explore various experiences offered, including the rental of prisoners’ and prison officers’ uniforms.

Last but not least, we will visit Gosrak, where the place is filled with soy sauce and fermented soybean paste, and is beautifully laid out like a garden. It is a good place looking down on Goserak from the mini observatory.
At the end of our day’s adventures, we’ll settle into our hotel in Iksan for an overnight stay.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O / D : O ]

▶Acc. WesternLife Hotel IKSAN or similar

[DAY 3: Iksan – Jeonju – Jangseong – Gwangju]

Our destination today is Jeonju Hanok Village with over 800 traditional Korea houses. The village is famous among tourists because of its atmosphere that strongly contrast with the modern city around it. Choose your preferred Hanbok, Korean National Costume and make a special memory wearing Hanbok with your companions. You will explore Gyeonggijeon Shrine which was erected in 1410 and holds the portrait of King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. Afterward you will have Jeonju Bibimbab lunch at a local restaurant.

Following that, we will proceed to Jangseong, where Baegyangsa Temple is situated within Naejangsan National Park. Upon arrival you will experience Conversation over tea with a Monk. The combination of the mountain and valleys on both sides creates beautiful scenery. Nature reveals its beauty throughout all seasons here, especially through the red
maple leaves in fall.

Wrapping up our day’s explorations after dinner in Gwangju, we’ll head back to our hotel in Gwangju for the night.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O / D : O ]

▶Acc. Holiday Inn Gwangju Hotel or similar

[DAY 4: Gwangju – Boseong – Suncheon – Yeosu]

Kick off the morning by visiting Green Tea Plantation produces high-quality green tea and is a popular tourist attraction year-round thanks to the vast rows of tea trees that line the hillside like a deep green carpet. You will have a chance to taste Boseong Green Tea Icecream!

After a lunch break, we continue with visits to the reed fields in Suncheonman Bay which are thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. It is the biggest colony of reeds in Korea. Among the world’s wetlands, it is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds.

After visiting Suncheon, you’ll head to Yeosu to experience a ride on the Yeosu Maritime Cable Car—an aerial tramway offering breathtaking views of Yeosu’s coastline and landmarks. Glide over the sea and witness the city’s beauty from a unique perspective as the cable car connects Dolsan Island to the mainland. Taking the cable car down to visit Admiral Yi Sun-sin Square. The giant Admiral Yi statue in the middle of the rotary is arguably the most recognizable spot in the city. There are lots of restaurants and bakeries nearby.

Concluding our activities, we’ll be checking in at our Yeosu hotel for an overnight stay.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O / D : O ]

▶Acc. Yeosu Ramada Plaza Hotel or similar

[DAY 5: Yeosu – Busan]

Today, we’ll depart from Yeosu for our visit to Busan. The journey will take over 3 hours. Our first stop in Busan will be Gamcheon Culture Village, where houses cascade in a staircase-like fashion along the foothills of the coastal mountains. This vibrant community features alleys adorned with lively murals and sculptures created by its residents.

After lunch, we’ll visit Gukje Market (Bupyeong Kkangtong Market). This market gained prominence during the Korean War for supplying canned goods to the US forces. It served as a central hub for foreign products in Korea and earned the moniker ‘Gukje (International) Market’ due to its extensive collection of rare goods.

Continuing our exploration, we’ll experience SPA LAND Centum City, situated within the world’s largest department store, Shinsegae Centum City. This luxurious and contemporary Korean traditional spa (Jjimjilbang) spans across two massive floors and is renowned for its 22 bathtubs and therapeutic thermal waters, known for their beauty-enhancing and pain-relieving effects.

After the spa experience to unwind and relax, we’ll head out for dinner. Following dinner, we’ll stay overnight at a hotel in Busan.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O / D : O ]

▶Acc. Busan Grand Josun Hotel or similar

[DAY 6: Busan – Gyeongju]

In the morning, we’ll begin our day with a visit to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, located along the picturesque northeast coast of Busan. This remarkable attraction offers a rare opportunity to experience a temple right by the shoreline.

Afterward, we’ll head to Gyeongju and enjoy lunch upon our arrival. Our journey will then take us to the Seokguram Grotto, a sublime masterpiece of Buddhist art and spirituality majestically perched on the slopes of Toham Mountain. Recognized as one of Asia’s most splendid Buddhist shrines, this site invites you to immerse yourself in its sacred chambers and admire the intricately carved statues, providing an enchanting experience. Following this, we’ll visit the Daereungwon Tomb Complex, believed to be the resting place of kings and court officials. Our exploration will continue at the Gyeongju National Museum, predominantly showcasing relics from the Silla kingdom, with Gyeongju as its capital. Before dinner, we’ll make a stop at Woljeonggyo Bridge for a photo session, capturing its reflection in the river.

To conclude our day’s adventures, we’ll check into our hotel in Gyeongju for an overnight stay.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O  / D : O ]

▶Acc. Gyeongju Lahan Select Hotel or similar

[DAY 7: Gyeongju – Andong – Pyeongchang]

After breakfast in the morning, we’ll make our way to Andong Hanji, a hub for the production of hanji paper, to delve into the intricate process behind crafting Andong’s distinctive hanji. Hanji, known for its use of paper mulberry bark as the primary material, is a traditional Korean handmade paper. Following our field trip at the Hanji Factory, get ready to immerse yourself in crafting Hanji mood lighting or creating Hanji paper , experiencing the art firsthand.

Next on our itinerary is a visit to Andong Hahoe Village, renowned as one of Korea’s most prominent folk villages. This village is celebrated for its preservation of the Hahoe Mask Dance Drama (Talchum) , a folk art performance depicting shamanistic rituals and village spirits. We’ll have the chance to watch this traditional performance during our visit.

After the Andong tour, we’ll head to Pyeongchang, enjoying dinner along the way.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O  / D : O ]

▶Acc. Intercontinental Pyeongchang Hotel or similar

[DAY 8: Pyeongchang – Yangyang – Seoul]

Upon waking up in Pyeongchang, we’ll prepare for a visit to the Ski Jump Tower Observatory via monorail, a landmark from the Olympic Winter Games
Pyeongchang 2018. Take delight in the panoramic views from the Sky Lounge and enjoy some leisure time with the option to purchase coffee or tea at your own expense.

Next, we’ll journey to Yangyang for a brief hike at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak, renowned for its breathtaking fall colors and remarkable valley and rock formations. After the hike, we’ll relish lunch at a local restaurant.

Our return to Seoul is scheduled for around 18:00.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O  / D : X ]

[DAY 9: Seoul – DMZ – Seoul]

[Meeting time]: Pick up from Subway Stations.
1) Myeongdong station Exit #1 [07:30AM]
2) City Hall station Exit #6 [07:45AM]
Please choose your preffered pick-up location & time, and let us know.

Cross the Military Demarcation Line – The 2nd Infiltration Tunnel – Dora Observatory – DMZ Exhibition Hall – Woljeongni Station – Lunch – Return to Myeongdong around 5pm and free on your own before Nanta performance.

Watching the NANTA performance 20:00PM
NANTA is one of Korea’s top performances, a show about four chefs who must prepare a wedding banquet in just one hour. The entire show has no spoken dialogue, yet plenty of comedy and romance, too.

[Myeongdong Nanta Address]: 3F, 26 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul – Myeong Dong station (10 minutes walking distance)
: Use exit #6, and go straight approx. 200m to Myeong Dong Walking Street → Turn left at the Myeondong Theatre Intersection and go straight 50M → Located on the 3rd floor of the UNESCO Building which ‘SHOEMARKER’ is on the 1st floor.

*Performance schedule is subject to operational change

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O / D : X ]

▶Seoul Amid hotel or similar

[DAY10: Seoul]

Free time is available until the afternoon before the Seoul Night Cruise Tour

[Meeting time: 20:00PM]: Yeouinaru subway Station Exit 2
K-Traditional Liquid & Chicken Experience in Han-river Park.
Korean traditional games (Dalgona game, play ddakji, Red light, Green light.)
Han-river Night VIP Cruise.

Return to your hotel by our driver around 11pm.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : X / D : X ]

▶Seoul Amid hotel or similar

[DAY11: Seoul]

[Meeting time: TBA, 08:00~09:00]: Pick-up from the lobby of Amid Hotel Seoul Insadong.
(Pass by) Gwanghwamun square, Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung palace (Deoksugung palace on Tuesday), National Folk Museum, pass by Blue House, Ginseng center, drop-off at Insadong.
→ You will get off to visit the sights mentioned above.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : X / D : X]

▶Seoul Amid hotel or similar

[DAY12: Seoul – Chuncheon – Seoul]

[Meeting time: TBA, 07:30AM]: Pick-up from the lobby of Amid Hotel Insadong.
Nami Island, Lotte World and return to your hotel with our tour guide around 16:00.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : X / D : X ]

▶Seoul Amid hotel or similar

[DAY13: Seoul – Jeju]

Meet our driver at hotel lobby, you will be transferred to Jeju Int’l Airport.
Our tour guide will welcome you at Jeju International Airport (ETD: Korean Airline GMP 10:45, CJU 11:55)

Jeju Stone Park – Jeju Stone Park was inspired by Jeju’s culture and applications of stones. The main theme focuses on the foundation and identity of Jeju Island, based on the myth of Seolmundae Halmang (Grandmother Seolmundae), who created Jeju Island and the stones of Obaek Janggun (Five Hundred Generals). The park serves as a historical and cultural space where collected stones respresent Jeju’s foundation and culture.

Bijarim Forest – Bijarim, a Jeju gotjawal, is home to 2,900 nutmeg trees ranging from 500 to 800 years old. The entire forest has been designated as a natural monument. Two walking courses, one shorter and one longer, comprise the Bijarim Exploration Course over volcanic ash and clay that is easy to walk on. On either course, visitors will pass the New Millennium Nutmeg Tree that is over 800 years old and two entwined trees called the Love Nutmeg. Visit on a rainy day for even more picturesque scenery.

Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone [UNESCO World Heritage]- Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone rose 180 meters above sea level due to a magma flow under the sea over 5,000 years ago. It was originally a separate island, but a build-up of sand and soil has connected it to the main island. A large crater, formed by the hot lava mixing with cold ocean water, is located at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone. The crater is about 600 meters in diameter and 90 meters deep. It has been featured in films, and was originally used for agriculture, but has now been given over to a field of silver grass. From the summit, visitors can see Udo Island, as well as take in the magnificent sunrise. The tuff cone area was designated as a natural reserve on July 19, 2000.

Concluding our activities, we’ll be checking in at our Seogwipo hotel for an overnight stay.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O / D : O ]

▶Jeju Goldendaisy hotel or similar

[DAY 14: Jeju]

[Meeting time: 10:00AM]: Pick-up from the lobby of Goldendaisy Hotel.

Jusangjeolli Cliff – Jusangjeolli are 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. They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes and almost seem as if stone masons had carved them out. The 20m cliff makes it a popular spot for high tide and sea angling. The waves of the high tide crashing into the side of the cliff provide a breathtaking view of the ocean surrounding the pillars.

Cheonjeyeon Falls – The water of Cheonjiyeonpokpo Falls appears to fall from the heavens, giving it its name, meaning “sky connected with land.” The waterfall is 22 meters high, 12 meters wide and 20 meters in depth. The clear and deep water of Cheonjiyeonpokpo Falls is designated as Natural Monument No. 27 and is renowned as a habitat for Mutae eels (Natural Monument).

O’Sulloc Tea Museum is situated in Seogwipo City, showcasing the history and culture of Korean tea amid beautiful green tea fields.

Gottjawal (The Jeju Fantasy Forest): The forest features picturesque walking paths and charming landscapes, resembling scenes from a fairy tale. Experience the Healing foot bath therapy

Hanllim Park – Hallim Park is one of the most popular tourist spots on Jeju Island. The most famous tourist sites in Hallim Park are Hyeopjaegul and Ssangyonggul Caves, known to be the only two-dimensional caves in the world. In addition, a folk village, children’s amusement park and outdoor resort facilities make it enjoyable for both children and adults.

Last night in Jeju, return to the hotel with your guide.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : O / D : O ]

▶Jeju Astar hotel or similar

[DAY 15: Jeju – Seoul]

Meet your driver in the hotel lobby; you will be transferred to Jeju Int’l Airprot.
(ETD: CJU 10:55- GMP 12:05)
Upon arrival at Gimpo Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Seoul.
The rest of the day is free for your own leisure.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : X / D : X ]

▶Seoul Amid hotel or similar

[DAY 16: Seoul – Incheon]

Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Incheon International Airport.
This concludes our service.
Thank you for choosing our company. We hope you return home safely.

[ Meal – B : O  /  L : X / D : X ]

※ The itinerary is subject to change due to the local,traffic,weather conditions without notice.

inclusions & exclusions

Included

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[ Cheorwon DMZ Tour ]
[ Nanta performances ]
[ Gyeongbokgung Palace ]
[ Hangang River Ferry Cruise ]
[ Nami Island ]
[ Lotte World ]
[ Bijarim Forest ]
[ Jeju Stone Park ]
[ Seongsan Ilchulbong ]
[ Jusangjeolli Cliff ]
[ O’Sulloc Tea Museum ]
[ Cheonjeyeonpokpo Falls ]
[ Gongsanseong Fortress ]
[ The Iksan Prison Open Film Set ]
[ Jeonju Hanok Village ]
[ Baegyangsa Temple ]
[ Green Tea Plantation ]
[ Yeosu Maritime Cable Car ]
[ Wellness Tour – Suncheonman Bay ]
[ Gamcheon Culture Village ]
[ Gukje Market (Bupyeong Kkangtong Market) ]
[ SPA LAND Centum City ]
[ Haedong Yonggungsa Temple ]
[ Daereungwon Tomb Complex ]
[ Woljeonggyo Bridge ]
[ Andong Hanji ]
[ Andong Hahoe Village ]
[ Ski Jump Tower Observatory via monorail ]
[ Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak ]

Additional Info

  • This price is based on U.S. dollars.
  • Minimum number of tourists: 1pax
  • This is a join-in group tour. Please be advised that people from all over the world may join this tour.
  • Only 1 luggage per person is acceptable.
  • For additional tour / please ask us separately.
  • The above itinerary is subject to change due to local circumstances.
  • We will decide the final departure, 1 month before the tour.
  • If it does not meet the minimum number, tour can not be operated.
  • DMZ Tourist must bring their own ID (Passport) on tour day.

* Spa Procedures for first timers to Korean Jjimjilbang, Spa Land in Busan:

  • Receive a number ticket to our guide.
  • Place shoes in the shoe locker matching your ticket number and remove the electronic key-wristband from the shoe locker.
  • Tap the electronic key-wristband at the gate and enter the spa.
  • Receive 2 small towels and spa clothing (shirt & shorts) at the counter.
  • Look for the locker having the same number as your key-wristband and keep your belongings inside the locker.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancelations received prior to 31 days before departure will not incur charges.
  • For cancellations received 30-11 days before departure 50% of the total tour cost will be lost.
  • For cancellations received less than 10 days prior to departure the full tour cost will be lost.