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27Mar - 4 Apr 2018 (9 Days) Busan Jeju Spring Cherry Blossom (South Korea)
Rm3700per pax for Group of 12 pax minimum
Cost above does not include international flight - Air Asia KUL-CJU, PUS-KUL fare approximately Rm1200
Update 23 Nov 2017 Air Asia just opened KUL to JEJU route. We revised trip cost and flights' schedule as below. Trip date is brought earlier to have better chance of catching cherry blossom.
Please note the overnight Ferry from Jeju to Busan is on 4 to 8 berth cabin (shared, bunk beds).
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Details for Air Asia (AA) Flight Bookings
Depart 27 MAR 2018 TUE D7 501 KUL(KLIA2) to CJU(Jeju) 0640 1340
Return 04 APR 2018 WED 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.
Cherry Blossom / Gyeongbokgung
Korea’s cherry blossoms are often in full bloom between late March to early April so we have this trip planned around the date. Jeju's King Cherry Tree blossoms can be seen all over the island. The petals of Jeju’s King Cherry Tree blossoms are the largest and most luxurious among all cherry blossoms. The peak of the King Cherry Trees blossoms lasts for only 2 to 3 days, but the beautiful blossoms can be seen for weeks, from late March to the second week of April.
Day 1 Jeju-Southern Meet at KLIA2 by 0430AM on 27 Mar 2018 TUE for AA flight departs 0640AM to Jeju, arriving 140PM after 6hrs flight time. Upon arrival at Jeju, we pick-up our rental private vehicle, which will be our mode of transport during 5 days in Jeju. We drive straight to Jeju's famous spots for Cherry Blossom experience in the city. Then we move to southern-part of Jeju (seogwipo) for Hotel check-in. Along the way, we drop-by the Mysterious Road. Upon check-in & leave luggage, we visit two famous sites: Jungmun Daepo Coastal Columnar Jointed Lava - Cliff rock columns formed when lava erupted into the ocean, and Jeongbangpokpo Waterfalls - the only waterfall in Asia to fall directly into the ocean. ON Jeju
Day 2 Jeju-Eastern After breakfast, we drive to eastern-end of Jeju and settle-down in new Hotel near Seongsan village. We climb the UNESCO World Heritage's site Seogsan Iichulbong, 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. We also visit nearby Seopjikoji - a popular site for Korean Drama "All-in", and Seonggeup Folk Village - is a small town with traditional houses hold unique local culture of the black lava rock walls. ON Jeju
Day 3 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. Before retire to Hotel, we have little fun and get amazed at Kimnyoung Maze Park. ON Jeju
Day 4 Jeju Mt Hallasan Morning, we drive back to central Jeju city and upon check-in Hotel we get ready for 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 Jeju
Jungmun Daepo Columnar Joints / Haenyeo Jeju
Day 5 Jeju Western Today, we focus on western-part of Jeju with first stop at Suweolbong, a small but scenic valconic seaside designated as Global Geopark by UNESCO. On the way back to city, if time allow, we visit couple of museums Seogwang Tea Garden (O'sulloc Tea museum) and Trick Eye Museum. Before catching the Overnight Ferry to Busan, we shop at Dongmun Market. Jeju is famous for hallabong orange & chocolate. ON Ferry
Day 6 Busan-Jagalchi Fish Market By 7am, the Ferry shall be calling at Busan port. Once we settle-in at Hotel, we waste no time to visit the famous fish market of Jagalchi, have sashimi at the seafood restaurants. Across the street, we visit BIFF square - a "Star Street" dedicated to film, related to the world-famous Busan International Film Festival. There is good outdoor shops at Gukje Market and Bupyeong (Kkangtong) Market within the area. With short bus ride, we visit Gamcheon Culture Village. The area 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 7 Busan-Haeundae Beach Today we visit natural beauty of Busan begins with coastal walk in Igidae Park, and enjoy scenic view of Oryukdo Islets and Skywalk. Then, we subway to Haeundae Beach, which is probably the most famous beach in Korea and the location set of countless Korean dramas and movies. Later we can 'recharge' at Spa Land -"Korea's most outrageous sauna" by CNN located at Shinsegae Centum City - the world largest departmental store. ON Busan
Day 8 Busan- Beomeosa Temple Hiking We visit Beomeosa Temple which was constructed by a monk of the Silla Kingdom about 1300 years ago. The temple is located a at the edge of Mt. Geumjeongsan (801.5m). The mountain is not startlingly tall, but has a graceful shape with dense forest and clear water fountains throughout the exquisite rocky cliffs, proudly representing itself as a famous mountain in Busan. We do some hiking to the Geumjeongsan Fortress before heading back to Hotel for last minute shopping. ON Busan.
Day 9 Home: We catch early morning flight by subway to Gimhae International Airport.. Flight PUS-KL Dep 10:35 Arr 15:55 6h20m.You arrive KLIA2 on 4 Apr 2018 355PM WED
Kimnyoung Maze / Jeju Illchubong
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 8days =Rm800), entrance fees to theme parks, museums, etc. and travel insurance.
- Entrance fees to museums and palaces are very reasonable, between 2,000 to 3,000 Krw (Rm8-12) except Trick Eyes Museum Krw9,000 (Rm36) and Spa Land Centum City Krw15,000 (Rm60)
- Cost is subject to change depending on fluctuations in exchange rates.
- A deposit of Rm1350 is payable to confirm your place. If you want us to purchase the Air Asia flight tickets, please deposit another Rm1400. The excess will be returned.
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