4-Day Classical South Korea Tour: Jeju, Busan, Gyeongju from Seoul

4-Day Classical South Korea Tour: Jeju, Busan, Gyeongju from Seoul

Long history of Korea left behind many pulsating traditions that are still alive throughout centuries. here is one charming country that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. In 4 days, this tour will set your feet at every single most thrilling attraction throughout South Korea. The tour starts from visiting the natural wonders of volcanic Jeju Island UNESCO site, and we will drive to numerous characterful cities including Busan Food tasting, Gyeongju UNESCO site, drop off at Seoul by KTX train.The assistance of our professional tour guide will always keep you properly appreciate the exquisite beauty and delightful culture of Korea.

You can customize your destinations during this private tour, so that you can spend your time effectively. Ask your tour guide about places you wish to visit! The original itinerary is always up for a discussion and change. Plus, the tour guide can recommend you the best local restaurants.

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KOREA AND TRANSFER TO JEJU Nature Tour

Stop At: Incheon International Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Welcome to Korea!

The driver will pick you up at Incheon International Airport. We will then proceed together to Gimpo Airport, and catch the domestic flight to Jeju Island there.

Stop At: Gimpo International Airport, 112 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
We will take a flight to Jeju Island at Gimpo International Airport. The flight will take 1-hour.

Stop At: Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), 2894-63, 1100-ro, Jeju, Jeju Island 63079 South Korea
Upon landing at Jeju Airport, Meet a guide and head to Mysterious Road in Jeju Island . Here, objects on the road roll up the hill instead of moving downwards. On the surface, this upward movement appears to defy the laws of gravity but in reality, the phenomenon is just a mere optical illusion.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Spirited Garden, 675, Nokchabunjae-ro, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 63005 South Korea
Spirited Garden was first launched in 1968 when its director Bum-Young Sung set his mind on developing a piece of deserted wasteland. Through endless trials and errors, the wasteland was designated as the number 1 private garden in South Korea.

40,000 square meters of land is divided into seven gardens and each garden is connected by a stone bridge. Grown out of long-term observation and meditation over art and life, Spirited Garden has been called one of the most beautiful garden in the world, attracting world celebrities and leaders. Mr. Sung's story of creating the garden was featured in Chinese textbook as a model example of the spirit of determined Koreans, along with the miracle of Han River.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: O’sulloc Tea Museum, 15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 63521 South Korea
the O’Sulloc Green Tea Fields and Museum, The weather condition accompanied by abundance of sunlight, wind, and rain makes Jeju one of the largest green tea producers in Korea. Enjoy high-quality teas in the museum, and watch the vast landscape of green tea fields at an observatory.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yongmeori Beach, 181-1 Sagye-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
This beach is famous for its landscape where nearby Mt. Sanbangsan stretches into the ocean, resembling a dragon’s head going underwater. The entire area is made of sandstone stacks that were built up over millions of years. Wide rocks stacking up on one another along the seashore cliffs complete such majestic scenery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sanbangsan Mountain, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
Mt. Sanbangsan is made up of a huge body of lava from violent volcanic activity 700,000 to 800,000 years ago. A rich variety of curious rock formations can be found on the walls of the lava cliffs.

As its name, meaning a room inside a mountain, suggests, the mountain contains a cave where one can capture a spectacular view out over the ocean. The upper slopes of the mountain have their own, special climate conditions.

Drop off at your hotel and check in and overnight at hotel in Jeju
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 5-Star Hotel in Jeju: Jeju Shinhwa world Hotel or similar

Day 2: JEJU UNESCO World Heritage Course Tour

Stop At: Manjanggul Cave, 182, Manjanggul-gil, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Good Morning! The first place we are visiting in Jeju island is Manjanggul Cave. Enter the mysterious underground castle, Manjanggul Cave ! It is regarded as one of the longest and finest lava tubes in the world. The creation of this tunnel was initiated by an eruption of a parasite volcano, as its magma dig its way from the land towards the ocean. Despite its age which is about 200,000 to 300,000 years, the excellent condition and a variety of stone structures make this cave high in scientific value.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sangumburi Crater, San38, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Sangumburi is a flat crater with a circumference of over 2 km, 650 meters wide, and100 meters deep. If you look at the crater from above up, it looks like a man-made circular stadium. There is an incredible variety of plant-lives in the small crater that it attracts the attention of many researchers.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gwangchigi Beach, 224-33, Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island 699-901 South Korea
This beach is distinctively different from normal beaches thanks to a few special features. The first is its soft black sand formed from gradual weathering of basalt rocks. Whimsically enough, the water is still emerald clear by the dark sand. You will also walk on solidified lava rock structures covered in green moss. Smell the fresh sea air, touch the vibrant surroundings, and walk as far into the horizon.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seongsan Ilchulbong, 104 Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo, Jeju Island South Korea
Also referred as ‘Sunrise Peak’, this archetypal tuff-cone structure rose from the shallow sea by hydro-volcanic eruptions 5,000 years ago. Climbing to the top, you can find a grass-filled crater surrounded by numerous sharp rocks. This colossal footprint left by nature is a UNESCO World Heritage and also a habitat for 200 types of trees and wild animals.

Japanese empire dig holes on the walls of this lava structure, using them to hide military camps. Now they are used by Haenyeos as their diving platforms. Haenyeos are female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. Their unique way of life and culture were inscribed as UNESCO Intangible Heritage of the World. You can watch their performance nearby.
- Woman Diver Show (if available on the day)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seongeup Folk Village, Seong-eup-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Jeju, Jeju Island 699-912 South Korea
Located at the foot of Mt. Halla, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of indigenous Jeju culture. Cultural properties in the folk village have been handed down for generations, and include treasures such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, and fortress ruins.

The residents still lead their lives in company of this uniquely Jeju environment. Their thatched houses are flanked with black lava rock walls, and the straight but curvy alleys block the strong wind. Stone grandfather statues have become a prime feature of the landscape, and the locals grow black-haired pigs. Their home-grown black pork is known to be very nutritious.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dongmun Market, 1329-6 Ido 1-dong, Jeju, Jeju Island South Korea
Built after the Korean liberation in 1945, Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market is one of the most popular traditional markets in Jeju. Countless customers and diverse items at inexpensive prices always fill up the market. It is popular place to find fresh seafood.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 5-Star Hotel in Jeju: Jeju Shinhwa world Hotel or similar

Day 3: JEJU - BUSAN Highlight Tour with Food tasting

Stop At: Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan 49368 South Korea
Hotel pickup and Hotel to Jeju Airport. Take a flight to Busan.

Gamcheon Culture Village is consisted of houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, this village was originally made by war refugees for their settlement. In 2000's, the city government of Busan launched maintenance and revitalization project in the area, bringing vibrant murals and sculptures into the meandering alleys of this town. The success of the city projects earned this village the nickname "Machu Picchu of Busan."
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haedong Yonggung Temple, 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijangeup, Gijang-gun, Busan 619-902 South Korea
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of north-eastern Busan. While most temples in Korea are located in the mountains, this temple has found its charming location along the shore line.

The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures. On the right-hand side, inside the a cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum.

Other special sites at the temple are four lion statues, the 108 stairs, and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. Midway down the 108 steps one can pause and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves, and view the majestic sunrise.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk, San 3-9, Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan South Korea
The 72.5 meters long and 20 meters high observatory in the shape of a blue dragon stretches out impressively over the ocean. Visitors are able to see the ocean under their feet from the transparent glass floor for the thrilling experience of walking on the sea.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: UN Memorial Cemetery, 93, UN pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan 48529 South Korea
Korean war was the only war in history where United Nations was involved together. This modest piece of land owned by the U.N. is a burial ground for United Nations Command(UNC) casualties of the Korean War. It contains 2,300 graves and is the only United Nations cemetery in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Busan Tower, 37-30, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea
Busan Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Busan. You can see the entire metropolis glimmering below as you walk around the top deck! This landmark tower offers a 360 degree view of Busan.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, 32, Junggu-ro 33beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48977 South Korea
Busan's Bupyeong Market is also known as Kkangtong (tin can) Market. It earned that funny name when it had a variety of imported canned goods from the United States for the US forces stationed in Korea during the Korean War. It was also known as "Dottegi (bustling plea) Market." All foreign products found in the country at that time were supplied from this market. Due to its vast property and many rare goods that were hard to find anywhere else during the time, it was also referred as "Gukje (International) Market." Nowadays, the market has reduced in size as many foreign products are freely imported, but the reputation and potential still remain. Some imported goods including liquor, clothes, ornaments, accessories, fashion items and electronic goods are still sold here.

> Included Food tasting at Gukje market or Bupyeong Kkangtong market - spicy rice cake & crispy fried squid and fried chicken(Gukje Tongdak) and Dessert is Stir-fried ice cream etc.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner: -Dinner with Korean barbecued pork belly
and Food tasting at Market
Accommodation included: 5star hotel in Busan : Busan Lotte Hotel or similar

Day 4: BUSAN - GYEONGJU UNESCO World Heritage Tour - SEOUL

Stop At: Seokguram, 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400 South Korea
Seokguram, located in Tohamsan Mountain, is the representative stone temple of Korea. This valuable grotto has been kept intact for over 1,200 years, thanks to its design that facilitates natural ventilation and humidity control. Cold spring water was designed to flow beneath the structure, settling down any moisture that formed in the grotto towards the floor.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bulguksa Temple, Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127 South Korea
Bulguksa Temple is an absolute historic jewel of the Silla Capital Gyeongju, also inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage of the World. It's a temple where one can discover sophisticated masonry skills of the era from its stairs, bridges, and pagodas.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cheomseongdae Observatory, Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok, it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather. This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, built in a shape of a cylinder.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Anapji Pond, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38163 South Korea
Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings. It was also a banquet site for important national event and important visitors.

After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" by the later kingdoms, meaning a pond where the glory of the past is nowhere to be seen but wild geese and ducklings are found. Only in the 1980's, a pottery piece found in excavation revealed the original name of the place, "Wolji"(a pond that reflects the moon).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seoul Station / City Hall, Seoul Station / City Hall, Seoul
after finish tour, drop off at Singyeongju station to take a KTX train to go Seoul.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Stroller accessible"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 4 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
let us know where you stay in Seoul or Incheon airport with your arrival flight No. & time

Airports

  • Incheon Intl Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Incluye

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • * 3N Accommodation : 5star Hotel with Breakfast :2pax sharing 1twin room basis
  • * All cost to the vehicle (toll fee , Parking lot and Gas)
  • * English Speaking Tour guide cum driver
  • * Entrance Fee
  • * Bottled Water / D / P
  • * Photo Service
  • * Domestic flight (Gimpo -> Jeju, Jeju -> Busan)
  • * Food tasting at Market in Busan and drinking tea at Insadong
  • * Private Transportation : Mini Van (MPV)
  • * KTX train from Singyeongju to Seoul: economy seat
  • Entry/Admission - Spirited Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Yongmeori Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Sanbangsan Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Manjanggul Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Sangumburi Crater
  • Entry/Admission - Seongsan Ilchulbong
  • Entry/Admission - Busan Gamcheon Culture Village
  • Entry/Admission - Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk
  • Entry/Admission - Busan Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Bupyeong Kkangtong Market
  • Entry/Admission - Seokguram
  • Entry/Admission - Bulguksa Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Cheomseongdae Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - Anapji Pond

No Incluye

  • * International flight airfare
  • * 5 USD Tips / Per day

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