The natural charms of Jeju seemed to shine through no matter the weather. We had a horribly rainy day filled with gusts of wind that seemed to turn the rain into a horizontal flow. However, our guide did the best he could with what was available and we really appreciated that. He even gave us dining options near our hotel, which was a real plus since we were stuck at the southern part of the island and it seemed that all the places we wanted to try were in the city proper. If it wasn't for the weather, I would have given it 5 stars, but since the weather plays a large part in the overall enjoyment of an attraction, I gave it 4 stars. Great job, Jin. We recommend anyone taking this tour or any other Jeju Island tour to search him out--Core Travel.
Great tour guide. Very private. Brought us to beautiful places and on time. You will be expected to do alot of stairs so be prepared. This includes climbing a volcano, climbing a cliff, climbing a cave, all with stairs but alot of stairs. The tour schedule is very tight. I suggest the tour operator to consider providing other options that is a little less tight in time schedule at a lower price since that means not all places would be covered.
This tour is a fascinating and excellent introduction to Jeju and highly recommended.
Our tour guide, Jin, picked us up from our hotel in a much-welcomed air-conditioned minivan as Jeju is very humid in July/August. We started with a visit to Jeju's traditional horses for a quick but pleasant riding experience before moving on to Seongeup Folk Village and an early local lunch. After lunch, we hiked up Seongsan Ilchulbong Seongsan Sunrise Peak - a dormant volcano crater and UNESCO World Natural Heritage site rising 182 metres above the sea. Although it felt like climbing a mountain while wearing a tweed suit in a sauna, the view at the end was well worth the effort. We then visited the Haenyeo Museum to learn the fascinating story about Jeju's women divers real 'Wonder Women'. Later, we travelled 1km underground through the Manjanggul cave - one of the finest examples of lava tunnels in the world and another UNESCO World Natural Heritage site before ending the day with a hike over the rolling hills of Yongnuni Oreum Dragon Eye Mountain.
Jeju is quite a big island and if you dont want to rent a car or don't have a lot of time, I really recommend taking a tour with Core Travel!
The tour was very well organized and we were able to visit some of the main attractions of the island. Jin was awesome and we had a great time in Jeju!