Ulleungdo in September
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Ulleungdo in September
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September is coming up which means the weather won’t be too hot nor too cold. It is the perfect time to visit the famous islands of Ulleungdo and Dokdo!
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Ulleungdo is a spectacular Island on the East Sea, about 3 hours by a fast Hydro-Foil ferry. It is a volcanic island with many unique sides to it, each one as stunning as the next. From a walking trail following the coastal cliffs, to breathtaking observation decks and small fishing villages, it is a must-see. More importantly, we are taking you to the backside, where more impressive views are awaiting, where the sea and the earth become one in stunning ways.
COASTAL CLIFF WALKING TRAIL This is a spectacular trail connecting one harbor with the other, which winds along the cliff side of the island. There is a lighthouse along the way with a view and multiple colorful bridges, as well as a special spiral staircase that gives you unique views of the natural beauty of the island. Wear your swimsuit as you will have the chance to jump into the water and swim.
BACKSIDE TOUR The backside is probably the highlight of the trip! Very few cars pass by on this side of the island, giving us the lovely opportunity to walk on coastal roads. Whether it’s giant rocks jutting out of the ocean, a beautiful lighthouse at the end of the pier, or a monorail ride to the top, you get to see all that Ulleungdo has to offer in an off-the-beaten-path way.
DOKDO! Dokdo is a famous small island which is the furthest to the East of Korea, in dispute with Japan as to who is the owner. If you have been in Korea for a while then you would have heard about this story, which involves mostly deep emotions from the past for almost all Koreans. The boat trip to Dokdo is an option. However, most likely every Korean either already has or plans to visit Dokdo someday. So if you want to know what the hoopla is all about, you may want to join in on this visit. It is definitely a Korean thing to do. Please note that the sea conditions may impact its schedule.
ULLEUNGDO PEAK HIKE The hike to the Seonginbong Peak (Highest Point in Ulleungdo, at 984 meters) is a moderate hike with breathtaking views. You will start from the harbor and pass the peak, then finish at the Naribunji Crater (elevation of 350 meters) area. The course takes about 4 to 5 hours. There are 3 restaurants that cater to hikers with bibimbap being a popular item and are open for customers from 7AM.
MONORAIL TO TOP There is a monorail on the west edge of the island that takes you up to a weather station and a spectacular observation deck. But the views are not what this monorail is famous for. It is famous because of a story about a farming couple who lived at the top of the cliff. There was no road to their house. The husband and wife would hike up and down a very steep and narrow walking trail when they had to go to the local market. But as they got older, the wife could not do the walking trail any more. So the husband built a pulley system that allowed his wife to be carried away up and down from their house on the cliff. The pulley system is still visible and a monorail has been built so that everyone can see the beautiful story in person.
HOTEL ON ULLEUNGDO Our hotel is very near the water’s edge of the harbor. So you can easily take walks along the coastal walkways every night. And the fishermen will sell their fresh fish right by the marina. It has its own dining facility so we can conveniently have breakfast there. It will be 4 or 5 people per ondol style room. If you have any specific lodging / rooming requirements, please let us know in advance.
FOOD It is an island so most of the popular dishes are made of seafood. Some of the most popular local food items are Squid noodles and Clam fried rice or Mussel risotto. If these are not to your taste, they also have Pork Cutlet or Fried Chicken place.
BREAKFAST MUFFINS It’s difficult to find breakfast near the Ferry Terminal so we will be handing out big breakfast muffins on the first morning.
SANDWICHES We will take materials to make sandwiches. A great way to save time and have a meal on the boat with nice views.
Sunrise: 6:00AM Sunset: 6:44PM
9/8 (Fri) 11:30PM Depart from Seoul National Univ. of Education (교대역) Station Exit #14 (walk 1 min to WinK bus)
9/9 (Sat) 2:00AM Wonju (원주) Bus Terminal Pickup Possible 4:00AM Arrive East Sea Beach Area (Stay on the Bus or Rollout Mat on the Beach or Check into a Jjimjilbang or a Motel) 8:00AM Hydrofoil Ferry Departs 11:30AM Arrive Ulleungdo, Check In Lodging NOON Lunch (Local Food: noodles or rice or alternative option) Option A: Coastal Cliff Walking Trail, Naesu Observation Deck (1:00PM) Option B: Short Coastal Cliff Walking Trail, Depart for Dokdo (1:00PM) 5:30PM Cable Car to reach the Observation Deck and Museum 7:00PM Dinner (Local Food or Alternative option)
9/10 (Sun) Bagels and Cream Cheese for Breakfast Option X: Hike to Peak, Lunch at Naribunji, Backside Tour (5AM) Option Y: Bongrae Waterfalls, Coastal Cliff Walking Trail, Naesu Observation Deck, Lunch, Ferry to Backside Tour (7AM) Option Z: Bongrae Waterfalls, Lunch, Ferry, Backside Tour (9AM) 12:05PM Start Backside Tour 5:00PM Finish Backside Tour 6:00PM Depart Ulleungdo 9:00PM Gangneung 11:50PM Arrive Seoul* (Jukjeon Bus Stop at Tollway, 교대역) * Its possible to add another drop off point if many people prefer it.
Tour Option A Schedule: 1:00PM Start Coastal Cliff Walking Trail 3:45PM Naesu Observation Deck 4:30PM Leave Naesu Observation Deck 5:30PM Cable Car
Tour Option B Schedule: 1:00PM Short Version of Coastal Cliff Walking Trail 2:30PM Depart for Dokdo 5:30PM Cable Car
Tour Option X Schedule: 5:00AM Depart for Hike 11:00AM Lunch at Naribunji (Sandwiches will be provided, and you'll can also eat Bibimbap at one of the restaurants up there) 11:45AM Bus Pick Up to go to Backside Tour 12:05PM Start Backside Tour
Tour Option Y Schedule: 6:30AM Depart for Bongrae Waterfalls (optional) 7:30AM Naesu Observation Deck 8:30AM Start Coastal Cliff Walking Trail 10:30AM Finish Coastal Cliff Walking Trail 10:45AM Depart to Harbor 11:20AM Ferry Departs to Backside Gimbop Lunch on the Ferry 12:05PM Start Backside Tour
Tour Option Z Schedule: 9:00AM Depart for Bongrae Waterfalls (optional) 10:45AM Check Out Hotel, Depart 11:20AM Ferry Departs to Backside Gimbop Lunch on the Ferry 12:05PM Start Backside Tour
Schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen events. You can change the Options if there is space available in each option. Arrival times may vary depending on traffic conditions.
COST The "basic cost" for the 2 day trip is 259,000 won if you make your deposit on or before 8/3 and includes the following: 1. Round Trip Chartered Private Bus From Seoul to Ferry Terminal 2. Round Trip Hydrofoil Fast Ferry to and from Ulleungdo 3. One Night on Ulleungdo (4 or 5 to a room "ondol" style) 5. Private Bus on Ulleungdo for Tours 6. Breakfast Muffins for Saturday 7. Monorail Ride to Observation Deck 8. Cable Car to the Top 9. Bagels Breakfast 10.Gimbop for Sunday 11. Awesome Trip Leaders
From 8/4 and on or before 8/10 the cost of trip is 264,000 KRW From 8/11 and on or before 8/17 the cost of trip is 269,000 KRW From 8/18 and on or before 8/24 the cost of trip is 274,000 KRW From 8/25 and on or before 8/31 the cost of trip is 279,000 KRW From 9/1, the cost of trip is 284,000 KRW.
Optional Tour Costs: Dokdo Boat Tour (add 55,000 won)
You may deposit just 100,000 first and deposit the remaining amount by no later than 8/21. If full deposit is not made by 8/21 then your spot may go to someone else on the waiting list and cancellation charges will apply. Also you have to specify the options with the initial deposit because we have to reserve the options in advance. Or you can choose once you arrive but availability may be limited.
GROUP DISCOUNT 3,000 KRW discount for each person of a group of 5 to 9. 5,000 KRW discount to each person of a group of 10 or more. *To Qualify: The group leader must submit all names by email, from which point all deposits must be received within 24 hours. Group Sign Up means Refund is not available but name change is possible. Also group discounts are not available after the initial deposit has been made.*
FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT 2,000 KRW discount for having attended 1 or 2 trips. 3,000 KRW discount for having attended 3 or 4 trips. 4,000 KRW discount for having attended 5 to 9 trips. 10,000 KRW discount for having attended 10 or more trips. To Qualify: List all of your previous trips in your deposit info email.
Choose one of the discounts. Both discounts cannot be applied. Please email us for all question to: email@example.com
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SIGN UP PROCEDURE
(1) Send all inquiries to: WHENINKOREA@GMAIL.COM and be sure to check event page postings for any changes and updates before the trip. Trip Leader Contact Numbers will be posted day before the trip begins. Email response hours are 10AM to 6PM Mon-Fri.
(2) Deposit to: Woori Bank 우리은행 1002-544-603-817 Cho, William (조윌리엄) BANK CODE: 20
PAYPAL: firstname.lastname@example.org Paypal amount will be the amount in won divided by 1,050. So as an example if it says 105,000 won then it’s $100 USD for paypal amount. USD only please.
(3) Send the following confirmation form to WHENINKOREA@GMAIL.COM after making your deposit.
GENDER: NAME (First Name Last Name): MIDDLE NAME (if you have it for your bank account) TRIP NAME: TRIP DEPARTURE DATE: DEPOSIT AMOUNT: DEPOSIT DATE: DEPOSIT TIME: CELL PHONE #: WHERE WILL YOU MEET US?: WHAT TIME?: WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM (which town or neighborhood will you go back to?): Date of Birth in YYMMDD format (for Ferry): PASSPORT or ARC Number: FOR SAT WHICH OPTION (A or B)? FOR SUN WHICH OPTION (X or Y or Z)? WHAT OTHER OPTIONS/EXCEPTIONS IF ANY?:
If you are a group, please include the above information for every member of your group and indicate who is leader. Passport or ARC ID is required to board the ferry.
(4) TRAVEL INSURANCE You can buy travel insurance online. Here is an example of one of the many sites where you can buy insurance online: http://www.worldnomads.com/ We do not provide travel insurance. It is not required to have insurance to join the trip but highly recommend to get one in case. Please keep in mind the Liability Disclaimer below. We are not liable in anyway during or after the trip.
(5) LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: THIS TRAVEL GROUP IS NOT LIABLE IN ANYWAY DURING OR AFTER YOUR TRIP. Please be careful and be mindful of safety. You are responsible for your own safety. You have the right to not do anything that you believe is too dangerous. None of the activities will be forced on you against your own will.
(6) REFUND / CREDIT POLICY: Time of Deposit to 7 Days before Departure Time = 10,000 won Cancellation Charge per person. 14 Days to 7 Days before Departure Time = 50,000 won Cancellation Charge per person. 7 Days to 72 hours before Departure Time = 100,000 won Cancellation Charge per person. 72 hours to 24 hours before Departure Time = 150,000 won Cancellation Charge per person. 24 Hours before Departure Time to Not Attend = 50,000 won non-transferable credit for future trip. If the trip is full, and we can find a replacement then the cancellation charge is 10,000 won. Please provide account # by email to WHENINKOREA@GMAIL.COM in order to receive the remaining amount as refund or keep that amount as credit for your next trip.
Liability Disclaimer: THIS TRAVEL GROUP IS NOT LIABLE IN ANYWAY DURING OR AFTER YOUR TRIP. Please be careful and be mindful of safety. You are responsible for your own safety. You have the right to not do anything that you believe is too dangerous. None of the activities will be forced on you against your own will.
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