Discover Jeju Island
- 3 days / 2 nights
Discover Jeju Island
Explore wondrous Jeju Island, nicknamed “The Hawaii of Korea”. Surrounded by breathtaking beaches, rolling mountains, and volcanoes. Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes is ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of three found on Jeju Island.
SEOUL (GIMPO) | JEJU ISLAND
Flight to Jeju Island by domestic flight. Upon arrival, Greeted by your guide at Jeju airport, and visit Seongsan Sunrise Peak, a Jeju symbol and UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. From the top of the island’s largest volcanic rock cone, you’ll be surrounded by the ocean and almost 100 similar rock peaks.
Then Head to Seongup Folk Village, where Korea’s traditional thatched houses, Confucian temple, mill, fortress and tombstones have been preserved.
Before heading back to the hotel and check-in, you will take a short stop at the Magic road or mysterious road where you can experience the strange phenomenon of going uphill when your vehicle's engine is turned off.
After breakfast, we'll be headed to Cheonjiyeon. Take a walk along the subtropical path towards the Cheonjiyeon Falls and you will be able to hear the magnificent sound of waterfalls.
We'll make a stop at the the Teddy Bear Museum and then proceed to Manjanggul Cave. The cave is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is designated natural monument.
JEJU ISLAND | SEOUL (GIMPO)
After breakfast, start the day by visiting Yongduam Rock, the basalt dragon head rising 10 meters above the coastal waters. Next, transfer to Yeomiji Botanical Garden which is the best botanical garden in Asia that has a unique southern atmosphere.
Then the tour leads to the Folk Museum, a public museum which carries many folk treasures of Jeju island’s inhabitants. All the exhibit items are real items that were used by people in the past.
Our last stop in Jeju Island is Jeongbang Falls which claims to fall directly into the ocean. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Jeju's airport to catch your flight back to Seoul.
|Departure Date||Price per person|
|January - December||From $935|
* Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for departure dates and full pricing
Domestic flight from Seoul to Jeju Island and return
2-night hotel accommodations (hotel at your choice) with daily breakfast
English speaking tour guide
Transfer services as per itinerary
All admission fees and applicable taxes are included
Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the last date of travel to South Korea. While uncommon for most of our guests, technically you may need to provide evidence of ‘sufficient funds’ for your stay. Some cash and credit cards normally suffice.
Citizens of other countries should consult with their travel agent or our office.
Canadian citizens are exempt from obtaining visas for tourism, visiting, or business (without any employment activities) for up to 180 days. Permission to stay is given at the time of entry and at the discretion of the immigration officer. Admitted individuals do not need to complete the Alien Registration process during their stay. If Canadian citizens wish to engage in employment activities during their stay in Korea, they must obtain a Korean visa. All information regarding entry to South Korea can be found here or visit your closest The Embassy of Korea and Consulate-general in Canada.
Jeju Island: Person planning to visit Jeju Island for tour or transit within 30 days will be able to enter Korea without visa.
A handy checklist of what to bring on your trip can be downloaded here.
We very strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate travel insurance for any trip outside of Canada. Information on travel insurance options can be found here.
Smoking is not permitted at bus stops, city plazas, and many other outdoor public locations. If caught smoking in these areas, you may be fined up to KRW 100,000. Non-smoking areas are clearly marked with signs. Smoking is also not permitted inside restaurants, bars, and cafés with an area larger than 150 square meters. Designated smoking areas can also be found around the city and at major transportation hubs. Cigarettes can be purchased at just about every convenience store. The legal smoking age in Korea is 19 years of age.
As Jeju Island is located at the Southern part of Korea, its continental and oceanic climates are clearly distinguishable depending on the weather. In the winter, the northwest monsoon can result in severe temperature differences, while high temperatures and humidity of the North Pacific air mass in the summer leads to intense rain storms. The yearly average temperature for the Seogwipo region is 16.2℃, while it is 15.5℃ for Jeju-si and the alpine regions, the smallest annual range in the country. Furthermore, the presence of Hallasan Mountain means that Seogwipo-si is 0.5∼1.5℃ cooler than Jeju-si in the summer and warmer than Jeju-si in the winter.
All visitors will need to fill out an arrival card to present to officials upon arrival.
The currency of Korea is the Won (KRW).
Credit cards may be accepted for larger purchases in retail shops, but usually not in restaurants, cafés and certainly not in street markets or small shops along the way. It is recommended to carry some local currency with you for shopping or for a drink along the way.
ATM’s accepting most international debit and credit cards can be found in the major cities but they will be difficult to find in the smaller towns. It is best to stock up on local currency before your departure.
Most banks offer currency exchange services. Government-certified currency exchange booths also offer exchange outside of regular banking hours, and are usually located in areas frequented by international visitors. Certified booths have a sign with the word “Certified” and currency symbols. Visitors should avoid exchanging money at uncertified booths.
Tipping is not a Korean custom and will not be expected by service personnel. However, many major hotels and upscale restaurants add a 10 percent service charge (in addition to the 10 percent VAT) to the bill. Taxi drivers do not expect tips, but do appreciate if you let them keep the change.
While most Koreans will understand that foreigners who commit minor social faux pas do not mean disrespect, following basic Korean etiquette can help you make a better impression and have more positive interactions with locals.
- Take your shoes off at the door when entering any residence, temple, or guesthouse.
- A short bow—essentially a nod—is the most respectful greeting.
- Give and receive any object using both hands.
- Don’t start your meal until the eldest at the table starts first.
- Don’t touch food with your fingers—except when wrapping ssam.
- Don’t leave your chopsticks or spoon sticking up from your bowl of rice.
- Use a spoon to eat rice.
- Place chopsticks and spoon back in their original position at the end of the meal.
Most of the meals are all included in your cruise fare so you shouldn’t be too hungry. It is worthwhile to sample the local cuisine though.
The official language is Korean, but many people in cities' tourist area do speak English.
For any inquiries relating to Korean tourism, either beforehand or during your stay in Korea, you can dial the Korea Travel Hotline 1330, operated by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), is a one-stop helpline available as a public service for local and international travellers. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
In the event of an accident or a medical emergency
Contact the police at 112 or emergency medical help at 119. If you ask for an ambulance in English, one will be sent to your location. If you have travel accident insurance coverage, contact your insurance provider.
Help Me 119 Service
You can dial 119 from anywhere in Korea, and your location will be automatically identified.
Hours of operation : 24 hours/day, 365 days/year
Available in 16 languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Many of Korea’s large hospitals operate an International Health Care Center, catering to international visitors. These centers offer top-notch medical services and have expert translators available to assist with the entire process, from reservations to treatments and follow-up appointments. More information can be found here.
SIM card: Depends on your need, you can easily purchase a prepaid SIM card in the airport upon arrival. Make sure your cell phone is unlocked in order to use a Korean SIM card.
Wi-Fi: Restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels and even taxis provide free Wi-Fi. There are also hundreds of public spots scattered throughout the Seoul and its parks and plazas.
The general situation for tourists visiting these countries is good.
Crime is generally limited due to harsh penalties, particularly when tourists are affected. However, petty theft and pickpocketing is definitely something to be aware of, particularly in the larger cities and around large groups of people.
It is always prudent to be constantly aware of your surroundings and to not take unnecessary valuables with you. Leave your passport, extra money and any other belongings you do not need during the day in the safe in your cabin.
Please refer to the following information for specifics: