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Chuseok 2019 Final Arrangements!

WELCOME!
Chuseok Island Getaway 2019:

GENERAL INFO AND ITINERARY.

Hi everyone and thanks for choosing to spend your Chuseok Long Weekend with Waegook Travel and GTR. We look forward to seeing you and hope you have a fantastic weekend. To make your weekend as enjoyable as possible, we suggest you save keep the itinerary on your phone or on paper, so that you can know what is happening at all times. We will also put these arrangements up on the wall at the main meeting area at Paris Pension. It is also important to plan your activities so that you can get most out of the weekend. There has not been many changes and small changes have been marked in red. The most important thing is not to miss the bus – See departures below.

Important: ARC or Passport:

You have to bring your ARC if you have one and if you don't have an ARC, you need to bring your passport because it is required for ferry trips to islands like Oedo and Bijindo. If you don't have this, you can still come on the tour, but you might not be able to go to the other islands.


Departures - Updated September 10, 2019:

(All departures on Thursday, September 12 are in the Morning – AM).

NORTHERN DEPARTURES:

05:00 Seoul - Nowon (Hagye Subway Exit 6).
05:30 Seoul – Noksapyeong (Noksapyeong Subway Exit 2).
06:30 Suwon (Cheongmyeong Subway Station Exit 1).
Cheonan – In front of Sinsegae Department store across from Mr. Pizza (Sinsegae is by Cheonan Intercity Bus Terminal). No Cheonan Departure on the way to Geoje, but will stop on the way back after the tour.
08:30 Daejeon (In front of Yongjeon Dong Homeplus).

CENTRAL & SOUTHERN DEPARTURES:


09:30 Gumi (In front of Gumi Intercity Bus Terminal by the taxi rank).
10:10 Daegu (In front of Seongseo Homeplus Main Entrance).
Changwon – Will depart from Busan below.
11:40 Busan (In front of the Paragon Hotel across from Sasang (Seobu) Intercity Bus Terminal).

Please Remember:

The weather looks good so far. Please bring something warm for the evenings and cruises. It can get cold on the water and on the beach at night. Also bring some beach towels, swimsuit and dry clothes for kayaking etc.

Please bring a positive and fun attitude and please be patient! Checking the Final Arrangements is the easiest way to get quick answers to the itinerary, what is included etc. We will attend to everyone with anything not covered here. At busy times like check-in, dinner time and start of popular activities, we might need some time to attend to everyone’s questions, but will do our best to attend to everyone as soon as possible.

Itinerary after Arrival on Geoje Island:

You are here to relax, and we made the itinerary as flexible as possible. Plan what you would like to do on which day. Certain things like ATVs, Kayaking, Swimming and Hiking are very popular, so you can either do them on the Thursday or the Friday. Certain activities don’t repeat e.g. Oedo Botanical Island, Geoje Island Tour, Sea World, Bijindo, Luge, Sunset Cruise etc. All Activities are subject to weather, availability etc. Only pay the tour and private room options when you book. All activities can be booked and paid when you get here.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
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12:30 – 13:00 Arrive at our Beach Accommodation.
Check-in at our beach rooms at Wahyeon Beach. Most rooms on Geoje are ondol and rooms will be allocated according to group sizes and private room options. Groups of 3 or more people will have their own rooms and reasonable Private Room Options for 1 and 2 people are available above). Some Private Rooms have double beds (Limited). Rooms with beds will be allocated to people who book private room for 1 or 2 guest options and early bookings will have preference. Private Room Options are for the entire 3-night stay and will also include a Private Room for the night in Tongyeong. Most Tongyeong Rooms have a double bed.
(See Saturday Check-In or the “Detail Info” link below for more info on Tongyeong Rooms).

13:20 Book optional activities or enjoy Wahyeon or Gujora Beach.

13:30 – 17:00 Boat Fishing (KRW 60 000 PP) – Minimum 4 People.

14:00 – 17:30 Wahyeon Beach:
Swim, play some beach volleyball, beach soccer and touch rugby (Free).
Nature lovers can also hike to Gonggoji, Dolphin Point, Wahyeon Observatory etc all with amazing views (Free). Kayaking or Paddle Board at Wahyeon Beach (KRW 10 000 PP for 60 minutes – Max 4 People Kayaking and 1 SUP).

14:00 Bus leaves to Gonggoji and Dolphin Point Trail starting point in Yegu near Wahyeon and then take the others to Gujora Beach:

14:10 – 16:30 Gonggoji and Dolphin Point Hiking.

14:20 – 17:00 Kayaking including snorkeling around Yundol Island at Gujora Beach (KRW 20 000 PP for 90 minutes – 10 tandem kayaks, so 20 people at a time). You can also chill out and swim at Gujora Beach or hike to the bamboo forest and fortress at Gujora Beach.

14:00 – 15:20 / 15:00 – 16:20 / 16:00 – 17:20 Thrilling Mountain Forest ATVs (KRW 25 000 Per Person). Shuttle Transport to the ATVs from Wahyeon Beach every hour on the hour and transport back to Wahyeon Beach every hour at 20 minutes past the hour. Minimum 6 and Maximum 10 Per Group based on availability.

14:30 – 16:10 Geoje Sea World (KRW 22 000 PP).
Bus leaves from Wahyeon Beach to Sea World.

17:40 – 19:20 Sunset Cruise (KRW 25 000 for a spectacular 1 hour 20 minutes cruise around famous landmarks including Haegeumgang, Oedo Botanical Island, Naedo, Gonggoji etc). Refreshments and music provided free.
Highly recommended. You will take the best snapshots of your life.
Minimum 20 People Per Boat – Maximum 120 People Per Boat.

19:30 BBQ fires are lit.

20:00 – 21:30 Our Signature Lamb BBQ (Included). (Halal and Vegetarian Options available).
2 Big Lamb Chops, Creamy Pasta Salad and Mixed Salad.
Mouth-watering South African style BBQ (Braai). Wonderful time to socialize. You can grill your own meat or ask someone you trust in your group if you would like the meat grilled to your own taste. If you are satisfied with your meat medium cooked you can leave your meat in the hands of our braai masters.

21:30 - …:
Beach Party (Included) with Bon Fire, Music and lots of Free Cocktails.
Subject to weather –Undercover option next to the beach in case of strong wind or rain.
Socialize with Flip Cup, Beer Pong etc.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (Chuseok)

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09:00 – 10:00 Full English Breakfast (Included) with Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Baked Beans, Toast, Cheese, Jam and Coffee – Vegetarian options available.

10:10 – 13:30 Enchanting Geoje Island Bus Tour (Included) & Go Karts (KRW 20 000 PP).
The Tour will feature the top Geoje Island attractions including Hakdong Pebble Beach, Sinseondae, Windy Hill and Haegeumgang.
On the way back you can do optional Go-Karting on an exciting new track right next to the sea.

14:00 – 17:00 Added 2nd Geoje Island Tour as above.

14:00 – 17:30 Wahyeon Beach:
Swim, play some beach volleyball, beach soccer and touch rugby (Free).
Nature lovers can also hike to Gonggoji, Dolphin Point, Wahyeon Observatory etc all with amazing views (Free). Kayaking or Paddle Board at Wahyeon Beach (KRW 10 000 PP for 60 minutes – Max 4 People Kayaking and 1 SUP).

14:00 Bus leaves to Gonggoji & Dolphin Trail starting point in Yegu near Wahyeon and then take the others to Gujora Beach:

14:10 – 16:30 Gonggoji and Dolphin Point Hiking.

14:20 – 17:00 Kayaking including snorkeling around Yundol Island at Gujora Beach (KRW 20 000 PP for 90 minutes – 10 tandem kayaks, so 20 people at a time). You can also chill out and swim at Gujora Beach or hike to the bamboo forest and fortress at Gujora Beach.

14:00 – 15:20 / 15:00 – 16:20 / 16:00 – 17:20 Thrilling Mountain Forest ATVs (KRW 25 000 Per Person). Shuttle Transport to the ATVs from Wahyeon Beach every hour on the hour and transport back to Wahyeon Beach every hour at 20 minutes past the hour. Minimum 6 and Maximum 10 Per Group based on availability.

15:00 – 17:30 Spectacular Oedo Botanical Island Tour 2 (KRW 30 000 PP including Ferry and Island Park Admission).

19:00 – 23:00 Depart for Pork BBQ Dinner and Live Music Okpo Night at Handle Bar. After dinner we will take you to a place we arranged prior to the tour where we can enjoy a live band, play some pool, darts etc. There are also many other expat bars to choose from.
People who want to skip the Okpo Night can go back to the Wahyeon Beach after we drop the people off in Okpo. People who want to stay in Okpo later than 23:00 can take a taxi back to Wahyeon for about KRW 12 000. Don’t get back too late because we depart at 09:00 AM for the awesome Bijindo Island Tour.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

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09:00 Depart for Tongyeong Harbour.
Pizza will be served on the bus instead of hamburgers because Burger King and McDonalds only serve burgers later in the morning(Included).

10:30 Tickets handed out and boarding the cruise for magnificent Bijindo (Return Cruise Included). A multitude of breath-taking islands, fishing boats and sea gulls following, offer spectacular photo opportunities from the ferry to Bijindo and back on this amazing cruise.

11:40 – 15:30 Spend the day on this iconic hour glass beach with the ocean on both sides or hike up the mountain for awesome photos of the island. It’s a good idea to get some snacks and refreshments at the harbour or on the ferry. There are some stores on Bijindo, but they are not always well stocked and over Chuseok it’s better to be prepared.

15:40 Group Photo and Board the cruise back to Tongyeong.

17:00 Check-In at our modern Tongyeong Motel. (Most rooms have double beds and most rooms will be shared by 3 people max. People who selected the private room option for the long weekend when they booked will have private room on Geoje and in Tongyeong. A few bigger rooms will be allocated to bigger groups. It is easy to get lost in the windy side streets. Please mark the spot well on your phone or take a motel business card. (See Thursday Check-In or the “Detail Info” link below for more info on Geoje Rooms).

18:00 Depart for the ever so popular Luge in Tongyeong. People not going to the Luge will be picked up for dinner at 19:30.

18:30 – 20:00 Tongyeong Luge & Skyride.
We will get tickets in advance which cuts your waiting time. You can get a snack from one of the many stalls at the Luge to still the hunger till our delicious Duck BBQ Dinner. Race down in an exhilarating Luge. The Skyride up to the starting point of the Luge also gives you a great view of the incredible seascape and city of Tongyeong (KRW 14 000 including 1 Luge Ride which includes the Skyride).

20:10 – 22:00 Duck BBQ (Included). Restaurant a short walk from the Motel.
Enjoy a delicious Duck BBQ dinner at a popular Tongyeong restaurant (Drinks not included).

22:20 - …People who still have energy can go to a singing room, have some beers at the park or the convenience store located right by the motel. You can also go for a stroll along the harbour and view the turtle boats all lit up in beautiful colors.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:
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09:00 Early birds explore Don Pirang Mural Village, The Turtle Ships and Tongyeong Traditional Sea Food Market. Sugi will guide you where to go. People who are tired are welcome to rest a bit longer.

09:30 – 11:00 Check Out. Please have your stuff on the bus, by 11 AM.

09:40 - 11:20 Fusion Style Breakfast with Bacon, Fried Eggs, Toast, Jam, Coffee and some Korean Side Dishes etc. Short walk from the Motel (Same Place as dinner).

11:30 Meet at the Square in front of the General Statues for a Group Photo, Lucky Draw and Say Goodbye.

12:00 Depart for original departure cities. A fantastic tour draws to a close and we depart early to avoid the long weekend traffic and get you all back home early so you can rest before work on Monday.


ETA:
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SOUTHERN & CENTRAL DEPARTURES (Southern Cities’ Bus):

14:00 Busan
16:00 Daegu
16:40 Gumi

NORTHERN DEPARTURES (Northern Cities’ Bus):

16:00 Daejeon
17:30 Cheonan
18:30 Suwon ETA.
20:00 Seoul ETA.

ALL DEPARTURE TIMES AND ETAs ARE SUBJECT TO CHUSEOK TRAFFIC AND WEATHER CONDITIONS.
We usually arrive earlier or on time, but keep traffic etc in mind for appointments or transport arrangements from our arrival cities.

Included in the Tour:

* Return Bus to Geoje Island, Island Tour, Bijindo Cruise and Transfers to and from activities.
* 3 Nights’ Accommodation (2 Nights Pension Style Accommodation on Wahyeon Beach, Geoje Island - Most Bigger Rooms are Ondol and most Private Rooms have 1 Double Bed). All the rooms are right by the beach. In Tongyeong we have 1 Night’s Accommodation at a motel with modern rooms and it's near the harbour.  (Most smaller rooms have 1 Double Bed).
* 3 Breakfasts: 1 X English Breakfast / 1 X Pizza / 1 X Fusion Breakfast.
* 3 Dinners: 1 X Big Lamb Braai (SA Style BBQ next to the fire) / 1 X Pork BBQ Restaurant / 1 X Duck BBQ Restaurant.
* Beach Party with free cocktails, flip cup, beer pong and party music.
* Bijindo Island Return Ferry with a Day on the Beach and or Hiking.
* Okpo Live Music Night (Drinks not included).
* Beach Volley Ball, Beach Soccer and Touch Rugby.
* Many Free Activities: Swimming, Beach Time, Gonggoji & Bijindo & Bamboo Forest with Fortress Hiking and more…

CONTACT INFO:

Waegook Travel – General Enquiries as well as Southern and Central Departures:
E-Mail Derrick: funtrips@waegooktravel.com
Call Sugi: 010 5293 3775

GTR – Northern Departures:
E-Mail Michael: Goodtimesrok@gmail.com
Call: Michael: 010 9459 8677

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We look forward to an exciting weekend and hope you have a great time.