Touring around Korea is fairly easy. The country has an efficient train system, extensive bus routes, and numerous taxi. All of these made my past trips to Busan and Seoul cheap and easy. However, if you are a tourist who simply want to relax, and avoid hassle, you might want to consider affordable, yet easy tour services from Funko (Funtastic Korea).
Last December 2014, my friend and I tried two of their products- (1) Nami Island + Petite France, and (2) Gangchon Rail Bike. For this post, I’m going to review the first one.Unlike other tours that has a tour guide and program for its customers, Funko offers online booking (English) and transportation only. For some, this might be lacking, but given its affordable price, its a pretty good deal already. You can easily book via their site here – Funtastic Korea (Funko) website.
If you think if the price is reasonable, the answer is yes. You can check this comparison below:
Now, to discuss with you the experience, the whole tour starts at 9:00 AM,where you need to go to the designated pickup points. In our case, we chose Hongdae since we stayed in the nearby Seoul Mansion hostel. We were there at around 8:45 AM. Unfortunately, the coaster left at around 9:30 AM because a group of participants were late and the tour organizer needs to give a little bit of consideration for them. After they arrived, we immediately left, and traveled for around 1.5 hours via riding the coaster which is pretty comfortable. On the first few minutes, I was able to take pictures of the scenery, then after that, immediately fell asleep.
Upon waking up, we were asked by the tour organizer to go down the coaster and he gave our Nami Island Ferry tickets. He instructed us to return back to the parking space after 2 hours. Continue Reading