Busan City is located at the southern part of South Korea. From the Philippines, you may take either Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines to get to this very charming city. On our case, we had Cebu Pacific since we were able to get a very good rate from their Seat Sale Promo last March 2015. The thing about these seat sale promos, you really have to be updated by signing up with their newsletters and they usually sell seats way in advanced. Like in our case, it was 8 months advanced.
We had a very interesting and a great time during our vacation in Busan. In this post I will share you the itinerary and costing we had. For more details, make sure to check our previous posts for our daily activities and pictures.
Day 0 (zero)
8.50PM – Arrival in Gimhae International Airport
10.00PM – Rest. Recharge for the activities of the next day.
Day 1 – Click here for details.
Shinsegae Centum City – world’s largest shopping compound
BEXCO – large convention and exhibition center with eight floors
Busan Museum of Art – museum with modern art exhibits
Street Foods at BIFF Square – interesting and delicious street foods at a very low cost
Make-Up Shopping at Nampo
Head back home
Day 2 – Click here for details. Our day tour was via BUTI, hop-on-hop-off double-decker bus tour.
Busan Museum – history of Busan and the wearing of Hanbok (national costume of Korea) experience
Gwanggalli Beach – famous of its fine white sand
Heundae Beach – this is where you can find The Aquarium
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple – a Buddhist temple found in the mountain, facing the sea.
Millak Dong Raw Fish Street – where you can find fresh sea foods and have it cooked for you
Head Back Home
Day 3 – Click here for details.
Gamcheon Cultural Village
Last minute shopping for pasalubong
Head back home for packing
Flight at night 9.40PM via Cebu Pacific
Arrival in Manila at 12.25 Am the following day
End of Tour
And I know you are excited about this, a Korea tour is perceived to be expensive. But we will prove to you that you can have this tour on a budget. Please note that the conversion is based on the current forex at the time of writing this post.
Day 1 :
Guesthouse – 115,000KRW
Airport Transfer – 10,000KRW
Subway day pass – 9,000KRW
Lunch – 23,400KRW
Street food dinner – 12,500KRW
Locker at the subway – 1,500KRW (optional)
Day 2 :
City Bus tour – 30,000KRW
Coffee in Tom N Tom’s – 8,400KRW
Lunch – 14,000KRW
Dinner – 20,500KRW
Hotteok – 1,000KRW
Tea – 2,000KRW
Subway day pass – 9,000KRW
Japanese Bread (snacks) – 3,000KRW
Lunch – 6,000KRW
Bus to/from Gamcheon – 2,000KRW
Brochure for the Cultural Village – 2,000KRW
Metro ticket to the Airport – 2800KRW
Subtotal for Land/Ground Arrangement (2 persons): 281, 100KRW/11,200PHP/239USD
Airfare with 15kg each for departure and 20kg each return flight(2 persos): 9524.36PHP/203USD
Travel Tax (2 persons) = 3,240PHP/69USD
Travel Insurance Bluecross (2 persons): 794PHP/17USD
Tapa King Meal (for 2 persons)for Dinner on Day Zero at NAIA = 360PHP / 8USD
TOTAL EXPENSES FOR 2 PERSONS: 25, 118.36PHP/534USD
TOTAL EXPENSES FOR 1 PERSON: 12,559.18PHP/ 267USD
There you go ladies and gents, I told you it’s not that expensive to go to Busan City. We were able to check I think most of the items on our bucket list for Korea. We really had a great and memorable time and able to keep our wallets/pockets in tact. I myself was surprised! We were able to save a lot. Don’t forget to read our Charms of Busan series:
If you have any question or if you need help in planning your trip, feel free to comment below. 🙂 #chimes