Friday, December 20, 2013

ITINERARIES-EXPENSES: South Korea


SOUTH KOREA
Manila to Seoul - North Jeolla province - Gyeonggi-do province

Friday, November 29, 2013 - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 4 nights/5 days
3 UNESCO World heritage sites


GETTING VISA
Requirements needed:
Download and accomplish the SK Visa Application Form – http://embassy_philippines.mofat.go.kr

1pc. Passport size colored picture
Original Passport with 6 months validity.
PhotoCopy of the First Page of your Passport.
Original & Copy of Valid Visas and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (IF ANY)
For Employees – Original Employment Certificate
For Businessman/Self Employed - Business Registration from SEC or DTI (Copy) and Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit(Copy)
Personal Bank Certificate Original
ITR(Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Photocopy


TIPS : 
For couples and family who’s traveling together, supported documents like NSO Certified Marriage and Birth Certificate are essential.
The contact number in Korea is very important, so make sure to put the telephone number of your guarantor or your hotel in Korea.
Guarantor or sponsor letters are not required
Bank certificates are requested over the counter from your specific branch, and usually takes one day to process, and cost 100 pesos for BDO.
Employment certificates should indicate compensation and length of stay in the company, and a valid landline number.


KOREA EMBASSY IN THE PHILIPPINES
TIP: Be at the embassy before 9am any day from Monday to Friday
Submission of Visa application is strictly implemented from 9am to 11am only on weekdays.
Address : 122 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig city 1634, Philippines
Tel : (63-2) 856-9210
Fax : (63-2) 856-9008
E-mail : philippines@mofat.go.kr and or ph04@mofat.go.kr (Consular Section)

Releasing Visa: Releasing time is strictly implemented from 2PM to 4PM only so make sure you will be there earlier than releasing time.

Visa Fees
For Philippine Passport holders:
59 days (or less) stay in Korea — GRATIS (FREE)
60 to 90 days stay in Korea — PHP1,350.00
More than 90 days stay in Korea (not applicable for tourist visa)

Single Entry — PHP2,250.00
Multiple Entry — PHP3,600.00
American Passport holders — PHP2,025.00
Foreign nationals in the Philippines applying for a tourist visa — PHP1,350.00


AIRFARE/ACCOMODATION

Airline: AirAsia/ZestAir - 20,340 php ( with change flight /rebooking)
Accommodation: Lavinia Guesthouse
Address: Lavinia 6F 30-1 Ikseondong, Jongnogu, Seoul Korea, KR
서울 종로구 익선동 30-1 라비니아
Vicky: 010-8506-7895
Jiko: 010-4193-7636





From Incheon International Airport by Metro
By Bus:
Fare 10,000 KRW, 1hour 10minutes
1. Take No 6011 at the bus stop 5B or 12A
2. Get off at 'Changdeokgung bus stop
3. Walk toward 20meters and take the right turn to the small alley at "Standard Chartered Bank sign on your right side
4.Walk straight 100meters
5. Lavinia is on your front
6. Come into the building, take the elevator, come up to the 6th floor

By Subway:
Fare 3,850 KRW, 1hour 15minutes
1. Incheon international Airport Station
2. After 7stations, transfer to Line5 at Gongdeok Station
3. After 4stations, transfer to Line3 at Jongno 3ga Station
4. Very next station, get off the train at Anguk Station
5. Get out the station through Exit No4 and walk toward 100meters
6. Turn left to the alley between 'Duksung Woman's Univ.' and 'Kyeongwoon Elementary School'
7. Walk straight 150meters through an alley
8. Meet the First crossroads
9. Lavinia on your right side
10. Come into the building, take the elevator, come up to the 6th floor


THINGS TO BRING
For Winter-Autumn: Winter jackets
Wool scarves
Winter boots
Moisturizer
Petroleum Jelly
Lip balm


Power Adapter 
 


TRAVEL ITINERARY


Must See: Around Seoul


Subway Map


ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Nov 29, Friday - Seoul
800 To airport
1210 Departure
510 Arrival Seoul
700 Breakfast
1200 Hotel Check in
1300 To Anguk Station exit 3 Meeting place: Changdeokgung Palace ticket office
1400 Walking Tour - Changdeokgung Palace Traditional Tour : Route : Donhwamun (Main Gate) -> Injeongjeon (Throne Hall) -> Seonjeongjeon
(Hall) -> Huijeongdang (King’s Private Residence /King's Conference Hall) -> Daejojeon (Hall) -> Nakseonjae (Pavilion) ->
Donhwamun (Main Gate) The Secret Garden: Length of tour : 2 hours 30 minutes: Meeting Place : Ticket booth by the main
entrance of Changdeokgung: Transportation : Take subway line 3 to Anguk Station. Go out exit 3 and walk 5 minutes.
Admissions: 3,000 won : with secret garden 8,000 won


500 Insadong Shopping


800 Dinner
1000 Back to hotel

DAY 2: Nov 30, Saturday - Seoul

700 Wake up
800 Breakfast
900 Meeting Place: Exit 3 Anguk Station
1000 Bukchon Hanok Village Tour: Route : Anguk Station -> Bukchon View No. 1 -> Bukchon View No. 2 -> Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum ->
Bukchon View No. 3 -> Gahoe Museum -> Bukchon View No. 4 -> Bukchon View No. 5 -> Bukchon View No. 6 -> Bukchon View No. 7 -> Bukchon
Museum -> Bukchon View No. 8 -> Yun Boseon House -> Anguk Station Length of tour : 3 hours 30 minutes Meeting Place : Exit 3 of Anguk
Station (subway line 3) Admissions: Free - with Museums fee : 13,200 won



100 Lunch at Ji Ri San and Tea time in at
300 Walking tour: Jogyesa Temple - Gyeongbokgung Palace - Gwangwamun Square - Tapgol Park - Jongmyo Shrine
700 Dongdaemun Shopping

800 Dinner
1100 Back to guesthouse
1200 Sleep


DAY 3: Dec 1, Sunday - Jeolla Province
600 Wake up/Breakfast
700 To Gwanghwamun Station
800 Seoul to Jeonju: Boarding Point: Gwanghwamun(Donghwa Duty Free Shop)

1030 Jeonju City, North Jeolla Province, South Korea


500 Back to Seoul
800 Arrived in Seoul
900 Dinner
930 To Namsam Seoul Tower
By Bus: Namsam Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 02, 03 and 05
Intervals: every 15 minutes
Rates: 950 won in cash or 850 won with city seoul pass
By Cable Car: Myeong-dong Station (subway) (line 4) exit 3, walk for 10-15 minutes to the boarding place
Rates: 8,500 won (adult return ticket)
1100 Back to guesthouse
100 Sleep


DAY 4: Dec 2, Monday - Gyeonggi-do Province
600 Wake up
700 Breakfast
800 To Station - Petite France - Nami Island - Myeongdong market


or Anguk - Jongno 3(sam)-ga - Mangu - Gapyeong Station
1100 Nami Island
Admissions:Adults : 10,000 won

Youths, Seniors (over 70) & People with disabilities: 8,000 won (ID required)
Children (ages 3-13) : 4,000 won
Visitors arriving after 18:00 (Dec-Mar), after 19:00 (Apr-Nov): 4,000 won

Approximate travel time from central Seoul: three hours

How to get there: By Shuttle: reserve a spot online or call +82 2 753 1247 for a bus from Insadong or Jamsil Station. Approximate
cost: ₩15,000 (US$14) roundtrip - By Train: take the subway to Gapyeong Station and take a bus or taxi to Gapyeong Wharf (Nami
Island) By Bus: take a bus from East Seoul Terminal to Gapyeong Bus Terminal and take a bus or taxi to Gapyeong Wharf (Nami
Island). From the wharf, take a five-minute ferry ride to the island or take a one-minute zipline from Nami Skyline Zipwire Ziprider Tower
(₩38,000, approximately US$35).

100 Petite France
Address:

By Bus:Cheongpyeong Terminal - local bus to Goseong-ri ( Bus Schedule: 6:30am-5:30pm) or
Cheongpyeong Terminal - Gapyeong Tour Bus ( Bus Schedule: 8:30am-5:30pm)
By Taxi: from Namisum Island to Petite France
Rates: 18-20,000 won
Admissions: 8,000 won (with coupon 6,000 won)
300 Back to Seoul
500 To Myeong-dong Market - Myeongdong Station (line 4), Exit 6 or Euljiro 1-ha Station, (line 2), Exit 5
700 Dinner
900 back to guesthouse

DAY 5: Dec 3, Tuesday
300 wake up
500 To airport: By Airport Bus:Designated every Station, Intervals: starts at 4:38 am to midnight ( every 45 minutes)
By Taxi: 30,000 won (discounted price every 4am-5am) 30-45 minutes to the airport
840 Departure
1150 Arrival Manila



EXPENSES
Airfare: 20,340 php with change flight
Travel tax: 1620 php
Airport tax: 550 php


Transportations to and from: Airport Express to Lavinia Guesthouse = 3,950 won
T-Money/City Card: 3,000 won (+ 20,000 won) = 5 days
By Taxi: To Namisum Island ( 3,000) and Petite France (18,000) to Cheongpyeong Station (16,000) =37,000 won
To Airport = 30,000 (+ tip 10,000) = 40,000 won
Accommodation: Lavinia Guesthouse - 4N/5D - 142,800 won
Admissons/Entrance fees: 
Jongmyo - 1,000 won
Changdeokgung palace - 3,000 won
Tteok Museum - 2,000 won
Namisum island - 8,000 won
Petite France - 6,000 won


Food: 
Bulgogi Spicy Octopus +coke = 9,000 won Toast (ham and Cheese) - 2,000 won
Fish cakes (2 sticks) + fish broths (free) - 1500 won
Sausages (3 sicks)- 9,000 won
Chicken Korean Barbecue - 2,000 won
Minute maid - 2,000 won
Starbucks ( jeju tea) - 4,900 won
Red bean bread ( 6 pcs)- 1,300 won
Mineral water - 1,300 won
Hanjeongsik lunch @ Ji Rin San- 30,000 won
Dinner @ Secret Garden - 17,000 won
Stoneware Bibimbap + coke @ HanKookKwan = 12,000 won
Hot Caramel Macchiato @ Cafe Beñe - 4,000 won
Cafe Espresso + Churros @ Lavazza =7,000 won
Spicy Beef Ramyeon (Ramen) and Kimchi = 2,500 won
Brunch- veggie bulgogi @ Gomok restaurant - 13,000 won
Cafe Americano + Corndog @ Petite France Outdoor cafe - 5,800 won
Bunggeoppang (waffle) filled with strawberry cream - 1,500 won
Dinner - Udon with Pork cutlet @ - 6,000 won
Ice Cafe Americano @CofFine Gurunaru - 4,500 won
TOTAL: 136,300 won

Shopping: 
Korean Handmade doll - 30,000 won
Cat Notebook - 10,000 won
Chopsticks (2 packs) - 10,000 won
bookmarks ( 5 pcs) 10,000 won
Jackets/clothes/gloves - 106,000 won
Bags (3) - 123,000 won
Cosmetics - 58,880 won
keychain - 4,000 won
TOTAL: 351,880 won


OTHERS: Foodmart: Korean Noodles/Pies = 7,700 won


TOTAL EXPENSES:  1324461.17 won = 
53,937.91 php = 1, 205.99 USD

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