Escursioni a Jeju- Do: Horses can be seen all around Jeju island. Horses were the most preferred gifts to be presented to the King from Jeju because the island was popularly called “the pasturage of horses”. Horse riding on a Jeju trip is something that should not be missed. The horses used for riding are known as Jejusanma and are of mixed breeds. Experiencing actual horse riding will make you feel closer to horses. If the weather condition doesn't allow outdoor activity, you will visit Horse Museum instead.
Located at the foot of Mt. Halla on Jeju Island, Seongeup Folk Village is a small town that holds a vast amount of culture.
Cultural properties in the folk village have been handed down from generation to generation and include treasures such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, stone statues, large millstones (pulled by horses or ox), fortress ruins, and stone monuments. Among the cultural gems of the folk village are intangible cultural assets such as folk plays, native foods, local folk craftsmanship, and local dialect. Even the trees are an important part of the area's heritage. Several zelkova and nettle trees that are hundreds of years old stand at the center of the village, preserving the dignified atmosphere of a bygone era.
The Seongeup Folk Village shows the unique culture of Jeju Island: the black lava rock walls, the straight but curvy alleys to block the wind, and the stone grandfather statues (Harubang), which have become a prime feature of the landscape. The local black-haired pigs and tongsi (pigsty / restroom) are especially well-known characteristics of Jeju folk culture. The Jeju black pork is said to be very nutritious.
Enjoy your lunch with delicious local food of Jeju Black Pork BBQ. (Or you can choose Bibimbap)
Wild black boar meat is marinated in a special sauce then grilled over a steel pan with various vegetables.
Bibimbap(Rice Mixed with Vegetables)
Bibimbap is a delight, which offers a variety of tastes and colors. It is filled with all sorts of vegetables and is good for your health. A dish made by mixing rice with various other cooked vegetables. It's great for experiencing different vegetables, pleasing to the eye, and full of nutrients.
Women divers, one of distinctive symbols of Jeju, dressed in black rubber driving suits, have been fighting the cold water waves of the sea. You could see them with your own eyes, taste fresh seafood they catch, and take pictures with them.
Or Haenyeo Museum (Rainy Day Alternative Tour Course)
Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. When diving underwater, a haenyeo carries only a pair of goggles, a round ball-like tube to keep her balance, and a basket to put her collections in. Such women involved in the fishing industry are known to be scattered all around Jeju-do, Korea, Japan, and Russia.
Jeju-do has established the Jeju Haenyeo Museum to introduce to the world the unique activities and culture of Jejudo's haenyeo female divers. The Jeju Haenyeo Museum exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives. The Jeju Haenyeo Museum also has an observatory from where visitors can see an excellent view of the Hado-ri area, which has a garden with various sculptures and a resting area.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well.
The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.
The tour bus takes beautiful coastline of Jeju. Whilst heading to Manjang cave, you can appreciate the beauty of Jeju's Ocean.
Manjanggul Cave () is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument. A lava tunnel is formed when the lava that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface. Manjanggul Cave has a variety of interesting structures inside including 70cm lava stalagmites and the lava tube tunnels.
Only 1km of the 13,422m Manjanggul Cave is open to the tourists. The inside of the tunnel sustains at a temperature of 11~21, creating a comfortable atmosphere. There are rare animals such as bats living in the tunnel, which makes this tunnel valuable for researchers as well. The stone pillars and stalactites are widely spread and the tunnels shows off the cave's topographical features. The Stone Turtle is especially eye-catching because it is shaped like Jeju-do Island.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 9.5 hours. Manjang Cave Trekking: 60 minutes. Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak Trekking: 60 minutes
Start/opening time: At 8.30am.
End/closing time: At 6pm.
Languages: English and Chinese.