Kid-friendly Jeju Itinerary Day 1

We only had a week to explore South Korea as much as we can so we decided to book a quick 2-day trip to the country’s most popular honeymoon destination – Jeju Island. With a toddler in tow, we were especially careful on choosing attractions we should visit and how to get there.

Getting to Jeju Island

As of what I know, there are no direct flights from Manila to Jeju Island so we bought separate roundtrip flights from Seoul to Jeju via Jeju Air. The tickets cost us around 106USD (Php 5,000) for 2 adults, reasonable, but it can still get cheaper if you book around March. The best part of booking with Jeju Air is that children below 2 years old get to ride for free, yey! There are also other airlines that fly to Jeju like: Eastar Jet, Asiana, Korean Air, JinAir.

Transportation

Jeju is a relatively small island and most of the tourist spots are conveniently gathered in one area which made planning the trip a little easy. The only problem we had to face is how to go around the island since we didn’t rent a car or hire a taxi tour (which is quite expensive for 2pax btw). With that, intercity buses are our only option.

**Tip:** There are many family-friendly, budget hotels in the island. If you do not plan to rent a car like us, it is best you book an accommodation within or near the area of your destination. Although taking buses is manageable, the travel time would ‘eat up’ most of your day.

AM: Our first order of business was to visit the famous waterfalls. For the morning, we went to see Cheonjiyeon Falls. It is located 15 minutes away on foot from where we stayed but the actual falls is another 15-30 minutes walk from the entrance.

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Jeju is listed as one of the 7 Wonders of Nature

The landscaped pathway towards the falls makes a perfect place for the kids to run around and adults to take in the beautiful scenery.

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The refreshing sight of greenery everywhere

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A stone pathway crossing waters with koi and ducks

Soon after, we heard the distant sound of water and knew we were near.

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Cheonjiyeon Falls

We went back to the hotel an hour before 12 noon, packed our stuff, checked out and headed out for lunch.

By 1 pm we are on our way towards the next waterfalls.

PM: After lunch, we rode a taxi to Jeongbang Waterfalls. You can ride a bus but the bus stop is far from the entrance and the walk is too long. I suggest you save your energy for later, here’s why:

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Little K nursing while I carry her down the long flight of stairs

**Tip:** Make sure you are wearing non slippery and comfortable shoes.

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An obligatory shot with the falls as background

The falls itself is truly a majestic sight. I read this is the only waterfalls in Asia to fall directly into the ocean. We love to get a closer shot but it was difficult to walk on top of those huge rocks especially with a kid.

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Jeongbang Falls

Other people though, were brave enough to hop from one rock to another to reach the waters and play in it. To go back, we went up a different but equally steep flight of stairs.

From Jeongbang Falls, we again took a taxi to Seogwipo Bus Terminal and took a bus towards the East Side of the island. The bus towards East Jeju took an hour and a half we arrived almost 4pm in our accommodation. This ends our first tour of Jeju Island.

Watch out for Day 2 of our kid-friendly Jeju Itinerary!

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18 thoughts on “Kid-friendly Jeju Itinerary Day 1

  1. Jackie July 2, 2016 at 12:15 am Reply

    Awesome post! I’m adding this to my Pinterest Board (https://kr.pinterest.com/amominseoul/traveling-to-korea-with-kids/), will share on my FB and also twitter. Awesome posts about Korea, looking forward to the second part of this!

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    • wifeymommyrn July 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm Reply

      I’m glad you like it although we just visited few places in Jeju. I’ve followed you in pinterest as well.

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      • Jackie July 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm

        Thanks! 🙂

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  2. gilian July 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I think it’s my first time to see photos of Korea with nature. =) Most of the photos I see are of the streets and lights. =) I think this is a great place to go to. =)

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  3. wifeymommyrn July 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Thank you! it is indeed a great place to visit if you want a change of scenery and to appreciate nature. 🙂

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  4. Michelle Solee (@michisolee) July 3, 2016 at 10:56 am Reply

    I wish there is direct flight na to Jeju, there is no visa need here pa naman. (tama ba?) SK is still on my bucket list, wish we could visit this too.

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    • wifeymommyrn July 3, 2016 at 12:24 pm Reply

      Yes, no visa sya. I saw travel agencies that have packages to Jeju and direct flights daw, i just don’t know the details pero mejo pricey hehe. Hope you can visit there too!

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  5. Maan Laxa July 3, 2016 at 6:18 pm Reply

    Ooooh no visa! Love it! I wish I can visit Jeju Island too. Those waterfalls truly look majestic!

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  6. wifeymommyrn July 3, 2016 at 9:48 pm Reply

    Yes, sana may direct flights lang tlga 🙂 go na sis!

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  7. Liz Aquino July 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm Reply

    My brother went to Korea a couple of years ago and one of the places they went to was Jeju Island. I’ve heard praises from him of the place. Hope I can visit this place sometime soon, too 🙂

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  8. kayceeenerva July 4, 2016 at 11:23 am Reply

    Wow ang ganda talaga ng Korea! I’ll keep your itinerary in mind when I travel there someday

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  9. Cheanne July 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm Reply

    When we went there, we joined a tour. We were a big group of seniors and toddlers kasi so it was easier that way. 😀 Here’s my post on our Jeju trip: http://mamemimommy.com/travel-2/10-fun-things-to-do-in-jeju-island/

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  10. jejutourism July 4, 2016 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing about your Jeju itinerary. So glad to hear that you had a good time with you family! Please connect with us on social media. Facebook (facebook.com/jejutourismorganization), Instagram (instagram.com/jejutourism), and Twitter (twitter.com/jejutour_en)

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  11. momi berlin July 4, 2016 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Oftentimes, i only see snow or cherry blossoms post when friends visit Korea. This is something new, and also a nice read. Got to learn more about the place which i very much want to visit with my boys the soonest.

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  12. Nilyn_ECM July 4, 2016 at 7:22 pm Reply

    oh wow, this place is so amazing! How I wish I could also visit Korea with my family. I bet you guys had fun!

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  13. Maria Teresa Gregorio-Figuerres July 5, 2016 at 9:29 am Reply

    What a lovely place to visit in South Korea! If and when we happen to travel in this country, we’ll make sure we go to Jeju Island, too!

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  14. Lady Anne Louise Barrun July 6, 2016 at 9:24 am Reply

    Your daughter looks really happy and enjoying her stay. I would like to visit this place, ever since I watch Korean series.

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