Jeju & Seoul
Dubbed the Korean Hawaii, the UNESCO island of Jeju is blessed with head-turning landscapes of shield volcanoes, lava formations, stone pillars, towering waterfalls and infinite turquoise sea, making it a haven for both hiking and biking enthusiasts.
Best visited during spring and autumn, Jeju also makes excellent pairing with the eyes-popping panorama of cherry blossom or rioting red leaves in the vibrant Seoul. A stay in the traditional ondol-styled suite is also a must to fully take in the beauty of Korean culture.
Arriving in Jeju, embark on Northern Jeju Tour. We will visit key sites including Yongduam created from volcanic eruption 2 million years ago, Jeju Folklore & National History Museum and Dokaebi Mysterious Road where you can experience strange sensation of car rolling uphill. Thereafter, we transfer to your hotel.
Rise early for Seongsan Ilchulbong sunrise hike overlooking the sea. The area is also known for the tales of Haenyo grandmothers freediving for seafood. Thereafter, we embark on a 22km seaside biking to Jeju Folk Village where you will learn about the stone harubangs (statues) guarding the island. You will also visit the Soesokkak Estuary and hike to Jeongbang Waterfall. At 75 feet, it is Asia’s only cascade which falls directly into the sea.
Take it easy for the day with Western Jeju Sightseeing. Start at Osulloc Tea Museum with its interactive full-sensory space and farm built by Innisfree. Continue to Yakchosan Temple which is considered Asia’s largest Zen Buddhist temple, Jusangjeolli Stone Pillars which is formed from Mt. Hallasan lava, as well as Oedolgae Rock (Seaside Park) with its 20-metre rock.
Today, you will conquer the Eoseungsaengak Hike on Hallasan Mountain. This shield mountain is a mainstay natural landmark of Jeju and a favourite among local Koreans. Thereafter, we transfer to the airport for your flight to Seoul. We have specifically selected quaint ondol stay for you to fully immerse in the vibe of traditional Korean culture.
Start with an orientation tour of Seoul’s two key icons: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Thereafter, enjoy biking along Yeuido Park & Hangang River. This area is especially beautiful with over 1,880 cherry blossom trees and plenty of autumn trails to choose from.
Depart to Garden of Morning Calm, a masterpiece of landscaped garden and floral arrangements as featured in many K-dramas including “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”. We can include apple harvesting if you are visiting at fall. On your return to Seoul, stop at Seokchon Lake which blooms into riot of colors both during cherry blossom and autumn foliage seasons.
Today is free at leisure for you to do some shopping or explore your surroundings before transferring to the airport for your flight home.
Phoenix Seopjikoji in Jeju • Bonum 1957 in Seoul
Nestled at the eastern end of Jeju with its eye-catching art nouveau architecture, this resort is ideally situated for both excellent sunrise and sunset, all while you bask in the comfort of your spacious rooms.View More
Housed on a traditional hanok just a short walk away to the iconic Bukchon Hanok Village, this intimate boutique stay has been brilliantly restored to keep its Joseon Dynasty vibe and ondol flooring without sacrificing modern comfort.View More
Lotte Jeju Artvillas in Jeju • The Shilla in Seoul
Set at Seogwipo, this all-villa property turns eyes with its elegant architecture which meshes art with its natural surroundings. Facilities include fitness centre, convenience store, modern karaoke, observatory, café and gourmet dining restaurant overlooking the sea and golf course.View More
This Forbes-nominated property set at the central Seoul is named after the golden age of the ancient Shilla Dynasty. Befitting its name, there is a grandeur of traditional heritage, contemporary lifestyle luxury and time-honored hospitality shining across world-class masterpieces and elegant furnishings courtesy of renowned designer Peter Remedios.View More
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