Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and will be transferred to your hotel in the city.

 

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

Enjoy the rest of the day exploring Seoul at your own pace. In the evening, the group will reassemble for a Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation in Seoul: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar

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.

Insa-dong
Insa-dong is a district in the heart of the city where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. It consists of one main road with alleys on each side. Within these alleys, there are galleries, traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes.
The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 of them in the area, offering to the visitor the opportunity to admire various examples of traditional Korean art, from paintings to sculptures. The most famous galleries are the Hakgojae Gallery, which functions as the center of folk art; the Gana Art Gallery, which promotes many promising artists; and the Gana Art Center.
Many teahouses and restaurants complement perfectly the artistic ambience of the district. Spend time strolling through the winding alleys, enjoying some window-shopping along the way, and discovering the hidden gems of the neighborhood.

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

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.

Accommodation in Seoul: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar

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 in Jeju:  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 Yongnuni Oreum Trek (around 60min-round trip) and on SeongsanIlchulbong (another 60 mins), plus an exploration of the Manjang Cave.

After your morning horse-riding tour, you will continue with Yongnuni Oreum (literally meaning 'Dragon Eye Mountain'), which 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 in Jeju:  Lotte city Jeju or similar, Jeju.

Today you will hike part of the Seongsan Trail on  Mt. Hallasan. ( 4-5 Hours)

Hiking details: 4-5 hours. 
Level: Moderate

Accommodation in Jeju:  Lotte city Jeju or similar, Jeju.

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 in Seoul: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar

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 in Seoul: Fraser Place Namdaemun or similar

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

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