Away from the distinctly South Korean nature of the city of Busan is the idyllic island world of Oedo Island, famous for its European atmosphere and marine botanical garden. This day tour from Busan will first take you to a visit the famous Windy Hill, the setting of many a famous Korean drama series before you hop onto a ferry and head off to Oedo Island. On the way, you’ll see Haeguemgang Island in the distance, a beautiful land mass of white cliffside and greenery. Upon landing at Oedo Island, you can visit its most famous sights such as the marine botanical garden, and climb the steps called “Stairway to Heaven”, which gives you a breathtaking view of the terrace, and beyond it, the blue ocean. All over Oedo Island are a myriad of ornamental flowers, particularly richly-colored camellias, making it a romantic photo destination. It’s the perfect chance to get beautiful photographs among the blooms before you head back to Busan.
It's all worth it! Our guides, David and Luffy are very courteous to us and very friendly and funny at the same time. They even help us in ordering and preparing our food (we don't know much about Korean foods). They will make sure you are well attended in your needs. I would recommend them if you are planning on taking one of Ktourstory package in Busan.
The experience exceed our expectations especially on the Oedo island.
The first of three consecutive day tours with the KTOURSTORY crew. It was the perfect situation. Beautiful, chilly but very sunny spring day on a fantastic island worth the 2 hour drive from Busan. The botanic garden as well as the lookouts on the sea are amazing. Wind Hill is also very pretty. The seafood at lunch was delicious. I had never tasted a soup with so many types of clams. Check the photo out! I should compliment the crew, Mike, Ethan and Joe for the wonderful day! Keep rocking, guys!
My 1-day tour to Oedo was taken care by Mike, Joe and Ethan. We arrived the port earlier than expected by private car, not a bus, so we had time to walk around “Windy hill” before the ferry’s schedule to Oedo. In Oedo, one of them always walked along with me so that they could help me if I wanna be taken in photos or I had any questions. They’re very friendly and we talked a lot about various things. After Oedo, they recommended us seafood restaurant with delicious food and reasonable price. And before going back to Busan, we still had time so they took us to the beach with black small pebbles instead of white sand. It was very good for foot massage. I had very good time with them and hope that we can meet again.
We are very pleased with the itinerary. It was a long car ride but we were not bored on the car at all because Mr David Kim, our tour guide/driver kept us entertained during the journey. He has a good sense of humor and really nice!
David clearly informed us the time allowed to be spent at each place of interest including toilet stops too! On the way to Geoje, he would give us some brief introduction of the places we were about to visit during the ride i.e. the deepest point of the tunnel built undersea, the first glimpse of the Windy Hill, sea view from one of the turns at the mountain area. The view was fantastic.
David drives safely and he is really good. We did not feel uncomfortable during the ride when it was pouring all the way from Busan to Geoje. We thanked god for the good weather on Oedo island.
Before lunch and during lunch time, he would make sure that we understood what we are ordering and the price to be paid. He was attentive to tables who ordered seafood stews because we may not be familiar how to enjoy this delicious food. I could see that our fellow travel mates were very appreciative to his kind gesture.
He gladly obliged when we asked him to sing us a song. I think he could be the next KPOP star! *oops*
David is a great photographer too. I am very pleased with the group photos he took! The photos were sent to us within the day of the trip. That’s excellent!
Last but not least, I will definately join the available day tours again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Tour guide Kee is very nice and talkative. As we are the only participants who attend this tour, Kee provided us a greatest flexibility to arrange the visiting time for the spot. Even though we cannot take the boat to 外島 due to the bad weather. He offers us an extra option either watch dolphin show or Busan city tour which is very impressive!
Thoughtful Don... we came late by 25min-ish due to our fault at missing the meeting time (wrong time info because of multiple tours). Nevertheless Don waited and juggled for us, he managed to make everyone feel welcomed and accepted. This particular tour was full of beautiful and splendid sceneries with some mix architecturals. Don managed to juggled with our itineraries due to the possibility of cruise ship cancellation by harsh wind. Our tour was completed with seeing the whole itineraries and perfect time keeping... and as a bonus Don might as well be photographer Don...