Jeju Olle

Fully Guided Hiking Tours

Fully Guided 8 Day Hiking Tour

The Jeju Olle is a set of 26 hiking trails on Jeju Island, off the south coast of South Korea. The trails total over 400km on this extinct volcano. Each trail is between 12 and 20km in length. There are a few hills (extinct volcanic vents, actually!) but none are steep or higher than 200M. In the centre of the island sits Mount Hallasan which is just under 2,000M high. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vacation spot where you can enjoy beautiful scenery, climate and culture, while walking on a well-maintained trail, there’s no better place to go than Jeju Island.

Trip dates

Departure Date Tour Duration Price Spots remaining
Sun, 28 Mar 2021 Jeju Olle 8 days 7 nights $US1,120 6 plus
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 Jeju Olle 8 days 7 nights $US1,120 6 plus

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Frequently asked questions

The tour is 8 days and 7 nights and the cost is $US1,120 per person. For Australian customers the final $AU price will be converted based on the mid rate on https://www.xe.com, two months before departure date. For example, if the mid rate on https://www.xe.com shows as $AU1 = $US0.68, the the final $AU price will be $AU1,647.

Included

  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • luggage storage while hiking
  • Boat and bus fares
  • A guide for the eight days

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Passport, visa (if applicable) and travel insurance
Minimum group size is 6 guests and maximum is 12 guests plus the guide

Day 1

  • Arrive at Jeju International airport. Flight arrival time should be no later than 12.30pm, South Korea time
  • Bus from airport to Seongsan. (you can make your own way to the accommodation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation at Seongsan in 3-4 star hotel. Briefing will be held at 4.00pm. 5pm, walk to extinct volcano, Seongsan Ilchubong. (3km, rated easy)

Day 2

  • After breakfast take the bus to the start of Section 1
  • Walk 15.1km from Siheung to Gwangchigi Olle. Rated Easy to Moderate.
  • Accommodation at Seongsan in 3-4 star hotel.

Day 3

  • After breakfast start hiking Section 2 (starts near the hotel).
  • Walk 14.7km from Gwangchigi to Onpyeong Olle. Rated Easy to Moderate.
  • End of hike take bus back to Seongsan. Accommodation at Seongsan in 3-4 star hotel.

Day 4

  • After breakfast walk to the ferry terminal to take the 8.30am ferry to U-do Island.
  • Walk 11.3km around U-do island. Rated Easy. Take ferry back to Seongsan.
  • There is an option to hire electric bikes, motor scooters or cars, instead of walking.
  • After lunch, pick up luggage from hotel and take taxi to Seogwipo-ri.
  • Accommodation at Seogwipo-ri in 3-4 star hotel.

Day 5

  • After breakfast walk one of the sections close to Seogwipo
  • Or take a rest day to explore some of the local attractions
  • Accommodation at Seogwipo-ri in 3-4 star hotel.

Day 6

  • After breakfast walk one of the sections close to Seogwipo,
  • Or optional walk to the top of Mt Hallisan (Rated difficult. Weather conditions permitting)
  • Or take a rest day to explore some of the local attractions
  • Accommodation at Seogwipo-ri in 3-4 star hotel.

Day 7

  • After breakfast walk one of the sections close to Seogwipo,
  • Or optional walk to the top of Mt Hallisan (Rated difficult. Weather conditions permitting)
  • Or take a rest day to explore some of the local attractions
  • Accommodation at Seogwipo-ri in 3-4 star hotel.
  • Last hiking day, so a foot spa is included! Free time to try any of the many restaurants for dinner.

Day 8

  • After breakfast free time to do any last minute shopping.
  • Around 10.00am take the limosine bus to the airport. Arrive around 11.30. Flights from 1.00pm
  • End of tour

Bookings can be made online or manually. Click the ‘Book online’ button for online bookings. A deposit of $300 per person will secure your booking.

For manual bookings the bank details for the deposit are:
Home Comforts Hiking
BSB 932000
Account 500196069

Bookings can be made online or manually. Click the ‘Book online’ button for online bookings. The cost of the trip will be in $US. A deposit of $US300 will secure your booking. If less than 2 months before the start date of the trip, then payment in full will be required. For manual bookings, I will send you a PayPal invoice. You do not need a PayPal account to make the payment. You just need a Visa or Mastercard to make the payment. Alternatively, you can pay in $AU through a money transfer company such as OFX or your bank, if it is cheaper. In that case use the bank details above.

 If we cancel the trip due to lack of numbers or Covid 19 travel restrictions, we will refund your deposit in full.

If you cancel more than 6 months prior to the trip start date we will refund 75% of your deposit. There are no refunds of the deposit(s) if you cancel less than 6 months from the trip start date.

The balance is due 2 months prior to the trip start date. If we cancel due to Covid 19 travel restrictions we will refund your payment in full, or provide you with a credit to use on other hikes.

There are no refunds, due to cancellation by you, unless a replacement hiker is introduced by you (the person cancelling), to replace you. If a replacement is introduced in this manner, we will refund 75% of the total paid by you.

Book your flights once you have paid for the trip in full, or make sure the trip has sufficient numbers before booking your flights.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance that covers cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, medical costs, and your valuables.

Overall the hike is rated easy to moderate. There are some hilly sections to navigate, up to a maximum of 200M. The total distance walked over 7 days of hiking is about 90km. We walk at a slow to moderate pace with plenty of breaks and opportunities to enjoy the sights, culture, villages, views, fauna and flora.

It is not compulsory to hike each day. If you prefer to have a rest day at any stage, this can be accommodated.

Generally, our hike does not include Mt Hallasan, but it may be offered as an option if weather conditions are favourable, and enough of the guests are interested in going up the mountain.

  • Small backpack with waterproof cover
  • One bag for luggage transfer
  • Shirts, pants, shorts, underwear, socks
  • Hiking shoes (slippers are available at accommodation)
  • Hiking Pole(s)
  • Rainproof jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Your own pillow if you don’t like hard pillows
  • Money and/or Debit/Credit Card
  • Passport, Visa (if applicable), Travel Insurance docs
  • Phone and/or tablet, camera and chargers
  • Toiletries and medication

The accommodation is excellent on Jeju Island. We stay in 3- or 4-star hotels. The rooms are generous in size and all have their own bathroom. Singles do not pay a surcharge for single accommodation. Note that bedding linen and towels are provided at every accommodation we stay at.

  • Breakfast is included each morning. Usually it is a mix of western and Korean food.
  • Lunch – Usually we can find a café on the trail to have some lunch. If no café is available, we will get some lunch from a general type store.
  • There are many restaurants and cafes to choose from, located near our accommodations. Lunches and dinners are at your own cost.
  • Snacks – please bring or purchase your own snacks and ensure you have sufficient water each day.
No, but luggage can be left in your room or at the hotel. You only need to carry a day pack while hiking.

We meet just outside
Jeju International Airport Entrance
Meet at 1.30pm on Day 1, near Terminal 1 exit at Jeju Airport

Alternatively, you may arrive earlier or after our meeting time. In this case you can make your way to our accommodation at Seongsan. If you prefer this option, please contact me for more information.

Please contact Marcus Ludriks. Contact details are:
E: homecomfortshiking@gmail.com
M: 0490 454220
WhatsApp: +61 490 454220