Jeju Island

We are offering you another wonderful weekend opportunity for you to see the beauty and history of Jeju Do. We will be full-time tourists, visiting a folk village and seeing the beautiful spring flowers that will be in full bloom and so much more.

After our arrival we will head to Seonyeo and Namuggun, a place where we can see replicas of city and country life from the 1960s and 70s as well as daily tools and utensils in use at that time. Outside, there is a gorgeous garden displaying many species of plants and flowers.

After a bit of history, we will head to a horse stable where we will all have the chance to enjoy trekking and feel the wind in our faces.

Following the horse riding we will have delicious black pork BBQ (famous in Jeju Do) for lunch. Then head to Udo (Cow Island).

After a quick 15 minute ferry ride to Udo, we can witness some of the most beautiful scenery in Jeju, such as the superb views that over look Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) and the whole of Jeju Island. We will hike up to the lighthouse and then down to the beaches to look at the Haenyeo (women divers) that are known for their great physical stamina.

They dive without scuba gear for abalone, conch and a myriad of other marine products, staying underwater for up to 2 minutes at a time, and reaching depths of 20 metres. Our final tourist stop for the day will be one of Korea’s folk villages, where we can see first hand what Jeju and other parts of Korea were like several hundred years ago. Many of the buildings have been relocated from other parts of South Korea, fully intact. Some are 200-300 years old.

At night we will be the only people staying in a beautiful hotel by the sea. Here you will have the chance to relax with you new AK friends and talk about the wonderful sites and experiences of the day. On Sunday we will start with a trip to Halla Botanical Gardens, to check out what Jeju has to offer us in plant species. Due to its temperate climate Jeju can boast a variety of flora from all over the world, both rare and common species that doesn’t grow in other parts of Korea.

Our second stop will be Mt. Songak where you can get a view of Marado Island; the southernmost island in South Korea. The island is remarkably flat. We may also get to see some lava tubes. Lunch will (haemultang), a seafood stew. After which we will visit a tea farm and see how tea is grown, harvested and prepared to make tea. We may even get to sample some green tea.

Next on the list we will be watching a Chinese acrobatic and motorbike show, where we will see stunning acrobatic performances, plus motorbike tricks. Our final stop before heading to the airport is Hallim Park. Not only does it offer everything for a botanical enthusiast but it also has a 500m walk through a lava tube cave Hyeopchaegul).