Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative.

Note: One group airport transfer is included in the price. Additional transports can be arranged at an extra cost.

In the evening, the group will re-assemble for a welcome dinner in a nearby restaurant and an opportunity to taste for the first time the Korean cuisine.

Accommodation: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar, Seoul.

After breakfast, you will head to Gapyeong (a 2-2.5-hour drive to the ferry dock) to visit Nami Island and ride a railbike in Gangchon. On the way, you will enjoy the charming scenery of the Korean countryside, and if you are lucky, you may even witness the world-famous beauty of the cherry blossoms.

Nami Island, featured prominently in the popular TV drama “Winter Sonata”, is nestled within an artificial lake southwest of Chuncheon. The island is reached via a short ferry boat ride and boasts beautiful landscapes adorned with majestic redwoods, ginkgos, and pines, creating an idyllic setting for leisurely strolls. Home to diverse wildlife, including roaming deer, ostriches, and various waterfowl, Nami Island also serves as a dynamic cultural hub, regularly hosting rotating art and photography exhibits. Throughout the year, Nami Island captivates visitors with its natural beauty, but April stands out as an especially enchanting month. During spring, the island comes alive with the vibrant hues of blossoming trees and flowers. The iconic cherry blossoms paint the landscape with their delicate beauty, typically gracing the island from early to mid-April. Whether you explore its scenic beauty or immerse yourself in cultural exhibits, Nami Island promises a delightful experience, making it a must-visit destination year-round.

After spending a few hours strolling around on the island, you will embark on the Gangchon Rail Bike which offers a unique and exhilarating experience in the picturesque region of Chuncheon. This popular attraction invites visitors to pedal (small, 4-wheeled carriages) along an old railway track that winds through scenic landscapes, including lush forests and serene riversides. The railbikes provide a perfect balance of adventure and leisure, allowing participants to appreciate the natural beauty of the surroundings at their own pace. As riders navigate the tracks, they encounter picturesque bridges and tunnels, adding an element of excitement to the journey. Gangchon Railbike is not only an enjoyable outdoor activity but also a great way to immerse oneself in the tranquility of Chuncheon's countryside, creating lasting memories for visitors seeking both adventure and relaxation.

Accommodation: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar, Seoul.

After breakfast, you will embark on a walking city tour around Seoul, visiting some of its most notable highlights.

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also known as the Northern Palace, as opposed to the neighboring Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace).
Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and the largest of all. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919). The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and the Hyangwonjeong Pond (the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty) have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village with a long history, located in Seoul, on the top of a hill among Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The village is composed of many alleys and hanok and is preserved to demonstrate a 600-year-old urban environment.

Namsan hike
Prepare to enjoy Seoul from a completely unique vantage point, as you hike on one of the trails on Namsan: a popular hiking destination offering stunning views of Seoul's iconic skyline. Nestled within the heart of the city, Namsan (South Mountain) provides a picturesque escape from urban hustle. The trails wind through lush forests, revealing captivating glimpses of historical landmarks such as Namsan Seoul Tower. As you ascend, the serene atmosphere envelops you, offering a refreshing feeling. This hike is not just a physical journey but a cultural experience, with various checkpoints showcasing traditional architecture and cultural sites. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or seeking a break from the city's pace, this activity (about 1-hour hike plus many stops for photos) promises to be a memorable excursion that combines fitness, nature, and cultural exploration, making it a must-try activity for visitors and locals alike.

N Seoul tower
The Namsan Seoul Tower was the first tower-type touristic spot in Korea. Its peak is almost 480 meters above sea level, including the height of the Namsan Mountain (243m) on which it stands, and the tower’s height (236.7m) as well. This makes it one of the tallest towers in Asia. The complex includes the Seoul Tower Plaza, which only recently opened to the public, and the N Seoul Tower, which is operated by CJ Foodville since 2005. The edifice was first established as a broadcasting (TV and radio) tower in 1969. Today, it has become one of the most well-known landmarks and multi-cultural venues of Seoul.

Myeongdong shopping area
Myeongdong, situated in the heart of Seoul, is a vibrant and bustling district that serves as a shopping and entertainment hub. Renowned for its eclectic blend of high-end retail stores, local boutiques, and street vendors, Myeongdong offers a diverse shopping experience catering to various tastes. Beyond its commercial appeal, the district is a food-lovers’ paradise, featuring a wide array of Korean street food and international cuisines. As day turns into night, the neon lights illuminate the streets, creating a lively atmosphere that attracts locals and tourists alike. Myeongdong is not just a shopping destination; it's a cultural and sensory experience, where modern trends meet traditional charm, making it an essential stop for those seeking the pulse of Seoul's dynamic lifestyle.

Accommodation: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar, Seoul.

After breakfast, you will head to Gimpo Airport to board the domestic flight to Jeju Island (flight duration: 1 hour).

Upon your arrival in Jeju, you will be welcomed by your local guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the island.

You will begin by visiting the Folklore and Natural History Museum, which collects, researches, and exhibits folklore remains and natural historical materials of Jeju-do. With its various exhibitions since its inauguration in 1984, the museum has significantly contributed to a better understanding of Jeju’s unique nature and culture. From the lobby, visitors can see a diorama of large fish and marine life, the formation of Jeju Island and various natural life. The museum also provides a better understanding of the people of Jeju, their past and traditions.

Next, you will head to the Aewol Handam coastal trail (1.2km/one way): a popular walking trail along the coast which connects the trendy northwestern town of Aewol, full of cafes and restaurants, with Gwakji Gwamul Beach: one of the most favorite beaches in the region.

Afterwards, you will visit the O’Sulloc Green Tea Museum, where you will learn details about the traditional tea culture of Korea and its famous green tea.

O’Sulloc opened in 2001 and is located at the entrance of the Seogwang Tea Garden. The building itself looks like a green teacup, and is a place of culture, where tradition blends with the modern era and the East meets the West.

Late in the afternoon, you will head to your hotel to rest for the day.

Accommodation: Lotte city Jeju or similar, Jeju.

After the shopping frenzy and the modern ambience of Seoul, prepare to reconnect with nature, engaging in a series of exciting activities. Today’s agenda includes a leisurely horse-riding tour (30 mins), brief hikes along the Baekyaki Oreum Trek (around 60min-round trip) and on SeongsanIlchulbong (another 60 mins).

After a morning horse-riding tour, you will head to the Baekyaki Oreum volcanic cone, which is located on the east of Jeju Island. The trail leading to the top is relatively straightforward and gentle, while, once you reach the peak, you can enjoy marvellous views of 'Seongsan Ilchulbong' and the southern sea.

​​​​​​​Later, you will visit SeongsanIlchulbong – also known as the “Sunrise Cliff” – where you will hike (1 hour) to the peak (180m altitude). SeongsanIlchulbong is an archetypal tuff cone resembling a gigantic ancient castle and was formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about 5,000 years ago. It has a preserved bowl-like crater and displays diverse inner structures created from the sea cliff. Its overall geological value makes it a rare natural monument in the area and, as such, it has been recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, regarded as one of the most scenic destinations in Korea.

Accommodation: Lotte city Jeju or similar, Jeju.

One of the best way to enjoy Jeju is by hiking on one of the several trails on Mt. Hallasan for the jaw-dropping views of the island from the edge of the volcano.

Mt Hallasan is an active volcano inside Hallasan National Park, and Seongsan Trail (part of which you will hike) is amazingly scenic and relatively easy.

Hiking details: 4-5 hours.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

After the hike, you will return to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the island at your own pace.

Accommodation in Jeju:Lotte city Jeju or similar

In the morning, enjoy your last hours in Jeju, before checking out from the hotel and heading to the airport for your flight back to Seoul (duration of flight: 1 hour).

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Hongdae Fashion Street. Hongdae area is a vibrant district known for its dynamic street fashion and youthful atmosphere. It is a bustling haven for fashion enthusiasts, showcasing an eclectic mix of local boutiques, independent designer shops, and international brands. The street is lined with fashion-forward stores, offering a diverse range of clothing, accessories, and unique finds.

After Hongdae Fashion Street, you will visit the Korean Ginseng Exhibition Center which promotes the history, culture, and efficacy of Korean ginseng.

Accommodation: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar, Seoul.

Enjoy an extra day in Seoul, exploring the city and its shopping areas at your own pace.

Optional day trip: Mountain zipline and Lake Canoe (extra cost applies)

Mountain Zipline is located in Mt. Kalbongsan, in the outskirts of Seoul. Participants can enjoy a unique experience by immersing themselves in nature and connecting with the surrounding scenery. The zipline consists of a total of 8 courses spanning 2418 meters, allowing participants to explore various paths. Participants start with the beginners’ course (which helps the participants become familiar with the zipline) and progress to the advanced ones. The intermediate course includes a 210m suspension bridge, and the advanced course offers longer distances and stunning views. Safety is a priority at Bridge Zipline, ensuring that participants can enjoy the activity without unnecessary tension.

Next, you can enjoy a Mulle-gil Lake Canoe adventure. Located in Chuncheon City in Gangwon Province, Chuncheon Mulle-gil offers beautiful canoeing opportunities on the reservoir area of Bukhangang River. "Mulle-gil" translates into "water roads". You can paddle around small islands in the reservoir and get close to nature using the wide and narrow water roads, while also taking photos with a stunning background.

Accommodation: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar, Seoul.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Note: Only one group airport transfer is included in the price. Additional transfers can be arranged at an extra cost.