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Jeju Island Tour

Korea’s largest island features plenty of sights, from the gorgeous to the bizarre. When it’s time to get away from the hustle-bustle of the big city, or to see the cleanest natural beauties Korea has to offer, Jeju offers both respite and a return to nature.

Historically Korean territory, the citizens of Jeju have traditionally had a distinct dialect, along with thousands of folk tales and plenty of maritime traditions. A couple elements worth noting are the hae-nyeo (literally ‘sea women’), who would dive underwater for edible seaweed and shellfish, and the dol-ha-reu-bang (literally ‘old grandfather stone statues’), which you’ll see scattered throughout the islands.

Since the island is volcanic, the volcanic rocks are often seen creating the fences that run along the road, and are often stacked to make bang-sa-tap, or small round towers built to protect the villagers from bad luck.

Throughout the mainland, the main meals of bap (rice) and guk (soup) have been staples for centuries; here on Jeju island, japgokbap (rice mixed with barley, millet, and beans) and jaban (salted dried fish). A number of banchan (side dishes) are commonly found on both the mainland and the island, and are generally quite similar. Two foods to try while on the island include their famous gam-gyul,  or the sweet orange tangerine, and black pork, which sport black hair and are quite chewy.

What to see? There are far more sights on Jeju than we can pack in even a two-week itinerary. There really is something for everyone here:

  • Avid hikers will enjoy the  dozen-plus Olle trails along the southern coast. If you’re not up for a lengthy hike, there are plenty of shorter ones around.
  • Outdoorsy people will have plenty to see, including the Sunrise Peak, Udo and Manjanggul (the longest lava tubes in the world)
  • Photographers will appreciate the beauty of the nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the rock cliffs and formations all around the island.
  • Couples will enjoy some of the more salacious museums and exhibitions, including Loveland.
  • Families will enjoy some of the children-friendly museums, including the teddy bear museum and the maze parks.
  • If you enjoy getting lost in the woods, the massive Hallasan National Park offers a chance to do just that.
When it’s time to leave, there will be plenty of souvenirs around to remember your time on Jeju – miniature versions of the grandfather statues, the tangerines, and some tangerine-flavored chocolates will also be around.
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A. O’ngo’s Jeju Daily Tour with English-speaking Guide: Shore Excursion Tour

This is a perfect day tour of Jeju with our courteous English-speaking driving guide.

/Hotel Pickup or dock pickup
/Labyrinth: a man-made natural maze (see if you can find your way out!)
/Manjang Cave: a beautiful natural cave in the heart of Jeju
/Sungsan ilchulbong: Sunrise Peak which is one of the World’s 7 wonders
/See the Haeyno: Jeju Women Divers as they do their daily work to dive for seafood
/Lunch at a Jeju Seafood restaurant or Jeju Black Pork Barbecue
/See the picturesque view from Seopji Koji
/Seongeup folk village: Actual folk village in Jeju island. You can see culture and life of people/Haeyno Museum or the Haenyo show (depending on time)
/Return to Hotel or port
/Options: Visit Loveland: an eclectic museum built around the theme of…love (15 USD extra per person). Visit the Trickeye Museum (great for kids)

Tour order might change depending on pickup location and opening times. Tours are flexible can be changed by customer request. Tour all inclusive for 2 people with lunch, driving guide, admissions is 400 USD. Each additional person is 30 USD.  Tour with just guide (admissions and food is at your own cost) is 350 USD for 2 people. Each additional people is 20 USD. Contact us at [email protected] for availability.

B: O’ngo’s Gourmet Eco Tour of Jeju Island Tour for 3 days and 2 Nights

3-day 2-night itineraries for Jeju Island
Day 1
After meeting your driver, you will be transferred to Gimpo Airport. You’ll board your plane and then fly 50 minutes to Jeju. In the air, you will see different scenery from above and then feel the warm climate of Jeju. Your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you along the beautiful scenic road to the Western coast of Jeju Island. We’ll walk along the coast and see the sites. For lunch, we’ll have the island’s specialty: seasonal grilled fish with Korean side dishes. After a filling and delicious lunch we’ll take a wak on Yongmeori (the head of the dragon) seaside and see Mount Sanbang at the UNESCO Global Geopark. Then we’ll see the beautiful tea fields and have some refreshing and bright green tea. For dinner, we’ll eat at a Jeju seafood restaurant for a selection of raw and cooked seafood with soup and rice. have At Jeju, we’ll stay at the stylish and comfortable bed and breakfast-style hotel.
-Hotel: 4-star Bed and Breakfast hotel (upgrades are possible)
-Room type: Standard twin/double
-Meals: Lunch- Dinner

Day 2
On Day 2, we will let you sleep in. Our guide will meet you at 11am and you will travel to the Eastern coast of Jeju. First, we’ll drive to see the specatular Cheonjiyeon Waterfull. Then we’ll visit a a Jeju Folk Village and have delicious, local Jeju black pork barbecue for lunch. We’ll then visit Seongsan Ilchulbong: the sunrise peak which is one of UNESCO’s Seven Wonders of the World. You will then see the Haenyo: the courageous women divers that fish the sea (weather dependent). We’ll then visit the Kimnyeong Maze Park (see if you can find your way out). Then we’ll visit a traditional market in Seogwipo at a local restaurant (discuss with your guide about what dinner you would like.) Back to Hotel or we can recommend a sauna for you to go to and relax.

-Hotel: 4 star bed and breakfast hotel
-Room type: Standard twin/double
-Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
After checking out of your hotel, our guide will take you to see the northern part of the Jeju. You’ll see the gravity defying Mysterious road and then get to the airport and catch your flight to Seoul.

-Hotel: None
-Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

/850 USD per person (Minimum 2ppl). Airfare, accommodations, meals, English speaking guide, transport, gas, tolls, and parking all included. Tours are customizable so we can change to your preferences but surcharges might be incurred. Admission to Loveland and the Trickeye Museum is 15 USD extra each a person. Contact us at [email protected] for availability. Tax and tip for guide (optional) not included.

Prices during peak seasons may be higher. Upgrades such as first class airfare upgrades and meal upgrades are due to extra charge.

See the Itemized Itinerary here.

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C: Jeju Island 1 Night 2 Days Tour (Itemized Sample Itinerary)

O’ngo’s Gourmet Eco Tour of Jeju Island Tour for 2 days and 1 Night

Day 1
We will arrang transport to take you and your guests to Gimpo Airport and get checked in. You’ll board your plane and then fly 50 minutes to Jeju. In the air, you will see different scenery from above and then feel the warm climate of Jeju. Your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you along the beautiful scenic road to the Western coast of Jeju Island. We’ll walk along the coast and see the sites. For lunch, we’ll have the island’s specialty: heok tweggi: Jeju black pork BBQ. After a filling and delicious lunch we’ll head to Beophyun Beach whose emerald waters are refreshing and make the perfect background for a pleasant vacation memory. We’ll get refreshed at a local famous cafe for coffee and snacks. We’ll then drive to Olleh Path to explore the coasts and historical sites of Jeju. At Jeju, we’ll stay at the stylish 4-star suites-style hotel which has large rooms, separate kitchens and gardens.
-Hotel: 4-star bed and breakfast hotel (upgrades are possible)
-Room type: Standard twin/double
-Meals: Lunch- Dinner

Day 2
On Day 2, you will travel to the Eastern coast of Jeju. First, we’ll drive to Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sungsan Sunrise Peak), which is definitely one of the landmarks of Jeju. We’ll then visit Seopjikoji (filming location of the Korean drama “All In”): Jeju’s stone cape or we can visit Ilchulland which is a beautiful botanical garden with Micheon Cave. For lunch, we’ll have a Korean tasting menu of different Korean dishes such as meat, salad, soup, kimchees and rice. After lunch, we’ll transport you in time to Seongeup Folk Village, which is old village has been kept traditional Jeju’s culture. After Seongeup Folk Village, you will be guided to the fun and cute Teddy Bear Museum (or to Loveland if you are looking for something a bit more…interesting) . We’ll go to a Korean Charcoal Sauna to take a steaming bath and sweat out all of your stress. For dinner we’ll have a seafood feast of grilled shellfish or raw fish and live octopus. That evening we’ll take you to the airport and you’ll fly back to Seoul or go to Busan.

-Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

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See the Itemized Sample Itinerary here

/650 USD per person. Airfare, accommodations, meals, English speaking guide, transport, gas, tolls, tips, and parking all included. Tours are customizable so we can change to your preferences but surcharges might be incurred. Admission to Loveland and the Trickeye Museum is 15 USD extra each a person. Contact us at [email protected] for availability.

Prices during peak seasons may be higher. Upgrades such as first class airfare upgrades and meal upgrades are subject to an extra charge.

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Other O’ngo’s Jeju Services

For those looking to tour Jeju on your own, we can help you book your airfare and hotels for a nominal fee. Contact us at [email protected]

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