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25 Mar - 4 Apr 2020 (11 Days) Busan Jeju Cherry Blossom (South Korea)
Rm3800 per pax for Group of 12 pax minimum
Based on KRW1000=Rm3.57 as at May 2019.
We will make final adjustment on trip cost basedon exchange rate in Feb 2020
Cost above does not include international flight - Air Asia KUL-CJU, PUS-KUL fare approximately Rm1200
Update 20 Nov 2019 Group fly KUL PUS return via AirAsia, and fly one way Busan to Jeju via Jejuair.
Please note the overnight Ferry from Jeju to Busan is on 4 to 8 berth cabin (shared, bunk beds).
WE WILL RUN THIS TRIP EVEN WITH SMALL GROUP SIZE (6 PAX) BECAUSE LEADER LIVES IN SEOUL.
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Air Asia (AA) Flight Bookings (Updated 12 Nov 2019)
Depart 26 MAR 2020 THU D7 518 KUL(KLIA2) to PUS(Busan) 0205 0905
Depart 26 MAR 2020 THU JejuAir 7C511 PUS to CJU 1450 1550 (Note: JejuAir only 15Kg Checked Baggage)
Return 04 APR 2020 SAT D7 519 PUS(Busan) to KUL (KLIA2) 1035 1555
IMPORTANT NOTICE This is meant to be a "free and easy" adventure trip. Participants should be relatively fit, with a good sense of humour, and above all, have the right attitude for close travel with others through possibly some trying times. Most definitely, this is not a trip for prudes, whiners, fuss-pots, and other similiarly assorted types! We had a couple of those before and it wasn't pleasant for us or them. Although every effort will be made to stick to the given itinerary, ground conditions may change and cause some disruption and/or deviation from the norm. Otherwise, have fun.
Please take note that members will self-drive and use public transport i.e. trains, subways, buses and taxis to move about. Cost of private transport is prohibitive and one also has to content with bad traffic jams. Participants are expected to self-drive hired vehicle during the stay in Jeju Island. All participants please pack light and preferably use backpacks. Note the domestic Busan-Jeju flight allows only 15kg check-in luggage.
Manjanggul Cave / Gamcheon Cultural Village
As No.1 tourist destination for Korean, Jeju is The New 7Wonders of Nature and the entire Island is a UNESCO's World Geopark recognized for its diversity of volcanic formations and geological resources. This trip, we enjoy the lovely spring season with Self-Drive over the entire Island visiting UNESCO-listed sites including a day leisure hike at Moutain Hallasan. We may experience the full Cherry Blossom depending on nature timing and luck. We fly home from Busan City, famous for its bustling shopping scenes, seaside cliff nature walks, and Korea's largest seafood market.
Day 0 KLIA2 Meet at KLIA2 11.00PM on 25 MAR 2020 WED for AA flight D518 departs 2.05AM 26 MAR 2020 to Busan.
Day 1 BUSAN - JEJU Arriving Busan 9.05AM after 7h flight time. Connect Jeju Air 511 PUS CJN 1450 1550. Upon arrival at JejuUpon arrival at Jeju, we pick-up our rental private vehicle, which will be our mode of transport during 6 days in Jeju, we check-in hotel and deserve some local nice meal nearby after such an early and long flight. We then explore the city old urban area and it's Dongmun traditional market. Along the way, if lucky, experince the cherry blossom if nature timing is good, otherwise a freshly spring atmosphere. ON (Overnight) Jeju
Day 2 JEJU SOUTHERN After breakfast, we drive straight to Yongmeori Coast at the southern Jeju. The UNESCO-listed Yongmeori (means Dragon Head) is a rough and dramatic coastline shaped from volcano lava eruptions. Walking along the spectacular rock formations is an eye-catching experience. After lunch, we visit Seogwang Tea Garden (O'sulloc green tea fields) and the popular Trick Eye Museum before head back to Hotel. ON Jeju
Day 3 JEJU EASTERN After breakfast, we check-out and head to eastern-end of Jeju near Seongsan village. We drive through the Noksan Road, popular for it's beautiful canola and cherry trees. And a brief stop at Seonggeup Folk Village - is a small town with traditional houses hold unique local culture of the black lava rock walls. We then climb the UNESCO World Heritage's site Seogsan Ilchulbong, a tuff cone crater rose 90m from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. "Iichulbong" means Sunrise, hence set your alarm before sleep to witness magnificent sunrise the next morning. Before retire to hotel, we visit Seopjikoji - a popular site for Korean Drama "All-in" overlooking East China Sea from the cliff. ON Jeju
Day 4 JEJU NORTH -EASTERN We first visit Haenyeo Museum. Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. In 2016, Jeju women divers were given UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity status. With luck, we may able to spot some Haenyeo in action along the coast. Later we visit another UNESCO's site Manjanggul Cave, which is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world. Only 1km of the 13,422m Manjanggul Cave is open to tourists with comfortable temperature of 11~21℃ all year-round. If time allow, we have little fun and get amazed at Kimnyoung Maze Park. We drive back to Jeju city to rest and pack to get ready for Mt. Hallansan tomorrow. ON Jeju
Yongmeori Coast / Cherry Trees
Day 5 JEJU HALLASAN A good morning breakfast is recommended as we get ready to climb Mt. Hallasan today. UNESCO listed Mountain Hallasan - at 1950m, is the highest mountain in South Korea. We hike along the 6.8km Eorimok to Nambyeok Bungijeom (not the peak but almost) trail which takes about 3 hours each way. On the way back, we drive through the scenic Hallasan National Park and drop-by the Mysterious Road. It has earned its name, as objects and liquid appear to roll and flow up the hill instead of down, when, in fact, such image of gravity defiance is an optical illusion rendered by the semingly high surroundings. ON Jeju
Day 6 JEJU After breakfast, we visit the lovely Loveland, an outdoor theme sculpture park based on sensuality and eroticism. The spacious park is home to over 140 sculptures (40 within gallery and 100 outdoor). It's an attractive place where art and eroticism meet in cool, fun and humorous styles. Afternoon is free and easy before catching the Overnight Ferry to Busan. It's good time to explore and shop at nearby urban city at your own pace. ON Ferry
Day 7 BUSAN JAGALCHI FISH MARKET By 7am, the Ferry shall calling at Busan port. Once we settle-in at Hotel, we waste no time to visit the famous fish market of Jagalchi, and have brunch there at local shops like locals. Across the street, we visit BIFF square - a "Star Street" dedicated to film, related to the world-famous Busan International Film Festival. Within the area, you can shop later at your own pace at Gukje Market, Bosu-dong Bookstore Alley, Bupyeong (Kkangtong) Market and Lottle Department Store. With short bus ride, we visit Gamcheon Culture Village. The village is known for its steep streets, twisting alleys, and brightly painted houses, which have been restored and enhanced in recent years to attract tourism. ON Busan
Day 8 BUSAN IGIDAE PARK Today we visit natural beauty of Busan begins with coastal walk in Igidae Park, and enjoy scenic view of Oryukdo Islets and Skywalk. Visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor. Before lunch, we can visit nearby UN Memorial Cemetary Park that honors soldiers and aids from 21 countries that were killed in battle during the Korean War from 1950-1953. We later visit 40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street and back to our hotel in Nampo area though Yongdusan Park. The '40-step Street' has the deepest significance for the over 100,000 people that were displaced here during the Korea War. The entire area has been recently renovated to reflect life in Korea in the 50s and 60s and become another major tourist spot. ON Busan
Day 9 BUSAN After breakfast, we bus to Yeongdo Island's scenic Jeoryeong Costal Walkway that include attractions of Huinnyeoul Culture Village and Sky Observatory. Afternoon would be free & easy time and last chance to clear your shopping list before head home tomorrow. For those less shopping fan, other nearby attractions include Yeongdo Bridge, the iconic bascule bridge in Busan, which will lift at 2pm to allow ships to pass between ports. Busan Tower is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly 69 m above sea level at a height of 120 m. The observation deck offers city and sea view. The best visit hour recommended is late afternoon (5pm+) before sunset when you can view Busan at day light and sit around until it gets dark for night scenery. Another observation deck (and free) is at the roof-top of Lotte Department Store. ON Busan
Day 10 HOME: We catch early morning flight by subway to Gimhae International Airport. Flight PUS-KL departs 10:35 Arr 15:55 6h20m.You arrive KLIA2 on 4 APR 2020 SAT at 3.55PM
Hallasan / Seongsan Ilchubong
Village Hut / Noksan Road
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Cost cover Yongo guiding, accomodation and travelling to sites mentioned above.
- Accomodation will be in local budget motels
- Inter-town travel is covered which will be either self-drive, by trains and public buses. South Korea's public transport is excellent and very modern.
- Not covered are Air Asia flights, in-town taxis subways or buses, meals (approx Rm100 x 9days =Rm900), entrance fees to theme parks, museums, etc. and travel insurance.
- Entrance fees are very reasonable, between 2,000 to 3,000 Krw (Rm8-12) except Trick Eyes Museum Krw9,000 (Rm36)
- Cost is subject to change depending on fluctuations in exchange rates.
- A non-refundable deposit of Rm1350 is payable to confirm your reservation. If you want us to purchase the Air Asia flight tickets, please deposit another Rm1400. The excess will be returned.
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