Robert ArmijoUnited States
My wife and I had never heard of Jeju, but it was on our cruise itinerary and we're very glad it was. Lydia showed us the Stone Garden and the volcanic crater but the diving grannies were our favorite. These women, all over 55 with some over 80, free dive in the lagoon for clams, oysters and other seafood. If your ship stops here you'll love this tour. Lydia
Sandra KwongUnited States
My husband and I were only in Jeju for 1.5 days and wanted to see as much of Jeju as possible. Lydia was very accomodating and flexible and allowed us to customize our itinerary. We were able to see the entire island in just 1 day. Lydia even showed us some really beautiful sceneries along the way. With Lydia's recommendation we were able to have a traditional Korean meal and a delicious abalone dinner. We had a wonderful day in Jeju with Lydia. She is very knowledgeable, kind, and funny. Thanks again!
We had a wonderful day with Lydia on Jeju Island. She was so helpful, very spontaneous and funny. We saw the diving women, lava cliff, waterfall and Lydia also took us to Mysterious Road on our request. We can really recommend this tour with Lydia as guide!
We were traveling as a family of five women and we had an absolutely lovely experience with Lydia. Her enthusiasm was infectious and we fell in love with Jeju more through her eyes. We had two vegetarians with us and she even managed to arrange a lunch menu that catered to the carnivores as well as the leaf-eaters! All in all, I strongly recommend a tour with Lydia. Thanks, Unnie! ����♀️
Soo Foong T.Malaysia
Lydia has made our trip to beautiful Jeju and Udo more enjoyable with her bubbly, helpful nature and with the removal of language barriers !
Fantastic day with Lydia! She's very engaging, fun and lively. We really enjoyed our one day trip with her. Our original itinerary would've caused us to waste a lot of time on travelling, so she suggested another itinerary which allowed us to see many more attractions. She knows Jeju really well, and gave us good advises on where to/not to visit. She also brought us to restaurants frequented by locals and taught us how to eat the local way. She helped to take lots of nice photos too! Highly recommended!
James RichardsonUnited States
Lydia was very friendly and knew the eastern side of Jeju Island very well. We enjoyed her tour very much and enjoyed the restaurant she recommended for lunch. The kimbap (korean sushi) and abalone udon was very delicious. You will not be disappointed using Lydia on your visit to Jeju Island.
Betty L.United States
Lydia is an energetic, knowledgeable, and fun guide whose love for Jeju Island is contagious. Over 2 days, she showed us many different parts of the island. Each day she proposed several options, and had us choose what we wanted to do/see the most. She also brought us to fantastic local restaurants and helped us take tons of photographs to commemorate our trip! She went above and beyond to make sure we could get around, and even booked a room near where we were staying. We highly recommend booking Lydia.
Soak Huang LimSingapore
Lydia 씨 is an excellent guide. She is attentive as she included a short forest trip when she overheard that my daughter likes to collect pine cones. Throughout the whole trip, she took lots of memorable family photos without having us to request for it. As a knowledgeable guide, she was able to explain in details the places that we have visited. The trip was packed with activities but we didn't feel that we are rushing around. Highly recommended guide! 감사 합니다 !
Kok Heng AngSingapore
Lydia is warm, friendly and spontaneous. She took many family photos for us without us asking and suggested many interesting and fun poses. She is very considerate of our needs and let us wait in her car for a dinner table outside a popular restaurant so that we did not have to stand waiting in the cold winter. She also helped us get discounted admission tickets and brought us to places not in our itinerary list. We had the best garlic fried chicken in Jeju! Thank you Lydia for a memorable Jeju holiday!
Susan GuestUnited Kingdom
This was an excellent tour. Lydia is charming and totally professional. We asked her to choose places for us to see and she gauged it brilliantly. We saw Jeju Stone Park which we had no idea existed and found fascinating. She also organised timing so we saw the Diving Grannies. A local lunch was another highlight. Her English is excellent and she has a lovely vehicle. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a guide.
Valeriya NovikovaUnited States
Lydia was simply amazing! She was super funny and we felt like we were out with a friend showing us around her beloved hometown. She went above and beyond making sure that we saw the best highlights of Jeju island and ate delicious seafood at one of her favorite restaurants. We can not recommend Lydia more! 감사합니다 for the awesome time in Jeju! :-)
Jennifer MacLeanUnited States
We greatly enjoyed our tour of Jeju Island with Lydia. We hiked Hallasan, and she met us with a great lunch of rice and seaweed rolls (kimbap, I believe). We enjoyed the tea plantation and tea house, the lava cliffs and a delicious traditional Korean lunch. We also swung by the seashore as winds picked up, to watch the waves crashing on the basalt rocks on the shore. Lydia's English is excellent, and she has a great sense of humor and is very accommodating. Her vehicle was a very clean, comfy minivan
We had a great time with Lydia on our 2 days tour. She is really knowledgeable about the local history & stories, and super patient with us when we took our time at some sites. She also knows all the best spots for good pics plus good places to pick up nice local gifts / shopping. For the food, we wanted to try the local items - she took us to awesome eateries frequented by locals for really yummy lunches, ice cream, milk tea, etc. All in all, we had a great tour! Kudos, well done & thank you, Lydia!
Lydia knows a lot about the history and the toponomy of Jeju. Long days with the Jeju traffic but we covered most of our must see spots. Good suggested places for lunch
Not enough words to describe how great Lydia is, she felt like a friend more than a guide :D Her minivan is comfortable, spacious for the 3 of us. She took care of my mom the whole way, helping her with the walking at parts and going out of her way to get medication when my mom was having an upset stomach. Even though it was just a one-day tour of Jeju, Lydia covered all the places of interest nicely (amazing seafood place and the cafe was Oh-my-gosh). Thank you so much, we will be back! :)
Brilliant tour and tour guide sharing with us the unique natural and cultural heritage of Jeju-do and how it fits into the broader Korean history. Tour guide Lydia was so knowledgeable, perceptive, accommodating and caring and tailored our tour especially for us. Outstanding value. Ian and Karin
Everything was perfect. thats how I would describe my jeju trip with my family. our tour guide, Lydia made sure it was senior friendly as well as family oriented. Was able to enjoy the beauty of the UNESCO sites and the best kept food secrets of Jeju (black pig, abalone samgyetang and sweet mandarin oranges). Would definitely book her for our next Jeju trip and would recommend her to friends that of they want a memorable trip... just look for Lydia
Alexandra ChewUnited States
I cannot say this enough. Lydia was the absolute best guide. She was knowledgeable, accommodating, fun, thoughtful, and simply amazing. We had one full day to explore and Lydia helped us to achieve all that we requested and more. Her sunny disposition and friendly manner made us feel at home. I highly recommend exploring Jeju with Lydia!
Lim Sze LynnMalaysia
Lydia was a very lively and cheerful tour guide, more like a friend! She was very keen about showing us beautiful Jeju, brought us to eat (and taught us how to eat) some foods that we want to try and also some that we haven't tried before. Although it was the typhoon season we went on a more exciting and adventurous tour due to the strong wind. Yet, we saw one of the most beautiful sceneries! The streets were also very empty so we basically did not have to queue or anything. Totally recommended tour!
Cheng Ying TsaiTaiwan
I visited ToursByLocals for the first time since I needed special help in picking a place to propose to my girlfriend at the time. Lydia seemed like a good guide for the occasion and I was not disappointed! First off, she was on time at the designated location right away. It was my first time to visit Korea, but she helped sort through all the places i had to visit in a morning. I settled on a volcano which was great. Great thanks to Lydia for all the help and patience to bring me to all the places!
Very caring guide. Thank you so much!
Stacey MiyazakiUnited States
I would highly recommend Lydia's Jeju tour! Lydia is not only extremely knowledgeable about Jeju but she's a lot of fun too! My daughter & I took a whirlwind trip to Jeju and Lydia made sure that we saw all of the famous/classic sites & she even managed to add sites that we saw on Hyori's Homestay & Running Man. It was great to talk K-pop, K-dramas, Korean culture & food while in transit to the sites. With door to door service & drop off at the airport, Lydia made our trip memorable and extremely easy!
Sebastian V.VASTRAGOTALAND, Sweden
I had a wonderful time on this tour. Lydia had an energetic and positive attitude that made me feel welcome to jeju Island from the start. She made some changes to the tour so it suited me better. Dont know alot about Korean food so I trusted Lydia. I was surprised how good it was (I have a hard time trying new food). I would gladly recommend Lydia to others going to jeju.
We had an wonderful day with our enthusiastic and kind guide Lydia who showed us many interesting and beautiful places. She was lovely with our 8 year old daughter. If you are planing to take an local guide in Jeju island we highly recommend her.
Will RobbUnited Kingdom
Lydia was the perfect guide for our one day in Jeju. She worked with us to make sure we managed to do the things we wanted to do plus made sure we saw some places that only locals like her knew. She took us away from the usual tourist spots and was flexible on the day to accommodate some changes we wanted to do and also dropped us off at a great restaurant after our tour as well. We wish we could stay longer and tour more with her. Next time we definitely will book her for at least 3 days.
My family of five (83-yr old father, 71-yr old mother and 3 of us) had a chance to take the Jeju 3-day private tour with Lydia (wonderful memorials). We firstly met Lydia with a warmth and lovely greeting at the hotel. Lydia had been considerate and caring through out the whole trip, taking a marvelous care my parents as her own. The trip was rearranged and adjusted to suit with our family of elders so everyone could truely enjoy every single moment
We had 3 fantastic days with Lydia! She is professional, knowledgeable, warm, bubbly and easy-going... all at the same time! Besides customising the itinerary according to our requests, she also observed our individual responses & characters to provide her suggestions. She knows the island and all it offers very well - especially geology! Our kids warmed up to her well and she ensured at least 1 highlight per day for them. We will have many beautiful memories of this holiday in Jeju, many thanks to Lydia!
Mar 24, 2018 In our cruise we arrived at Jeju in South Korea. Lydia met us in the harbor in time, smiling and hugging. We took an 8 hour tour. She showed great knowledge and curiosity throughout the tour. Lydia took us to interesting places, in a good atmosphere and comfort. She cooperated with us on every subject and was very pleased with us. Controls English very well. Lydia turned our trip into a pleasant experience. Warmly recommend her. Ronit & Dany, Zipi & Yhuda From ISRAEL
Leider hatte das Wetter uns ein Strich durch,unsere geplante Tour, gemacht! daher hatte Lydia unsere Tour kurzfristig umgeplant und Sie hatte es wundervoll gemacht. Auf ihre freundliche, herzliche Art, hat sie uns den schönsten Tag auf Jeju ermöglicht. Die Insel haben wir im Herzen eingeschlossen und Sie ist auf jeden Fall ein Besuch Wert, vor allem mit Lydia Lydia thank you so much Unfortunately we can't hike the halla mt. because of the weather but you gave us a wonderful Day! we will be definitely back
Say no more, 2days trip with Lydia is a holy memories and we were taken to a very gooood live seafood, and the places are nice to visit !!
Lydia planned an excellent personalised two day tour for us. We listed out attractions we wanted to visit and she surely tried her best to fit them all into the time limit. Her enthusiasm and passion was incredible and she went extra mile to make sure we had the best experience in Jeju. She took us to a requested restaurant, took us to a supermarket to buy Hallabong and finally dropped us off at our accommodation. All those weren't even in the agreed plan. Thanks again Lydia for your effort.
Chin GuokUnited States
I throughly enjoyed myself on this tour. Lydia was fun, engaging, and put a fair amount of thought into customizing the tour to her guests. I highly recommended her, especially if you are a foodie, or want to know anything about Jeju's geological composition (she's a a geology geek!).
Lydia gave us an excellent personalized insight into Jeju on our two day tour. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she brought us to some excellent lunch spots as well as many of the sights we were keen to see. She also took extra time to drop us off at restaurants she recommended for dinner, and gave us directions so we could visit the early morning fish market at the docks which was worthwhile too. Her English is excellent and she is very knowledgeable about Jeju.
Rene Pierre TremblayCanada
We had a very pleasant and informative tour with Lydia. She was very flexible with our choice of destinations. She shared her knowledge of the places we visited with enthusiasm about her country.
Jenny LeungUnited States
Went with my friend and both of us really enjoyed the tour! Liked that our guide gave us the freedom to roam around, and she gave ample information about Jeju. Lydia is such a sweet person, and her enthusiasm made our day tour enjoyable. She also spent extra time with us to take us to other sites off the itinerary. Highly recommend her if you plan to visit Jeju.
Lydia is enthusiastic and passionate guide. She made our tour unforgettable and showed us many different places we otherwise would have missed. Her lunch recommendation was best Korean food on our trip!
Joy PiedmontUnited States
I had a fabulous day with Lydia! She was on-time, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about Jeju. The night before my tour, she called to confirm the details and double-checked on my personal preferences; the result was a tour that was perfectly suited for my taste and interests. Lydia's expertise also included food! She knew the very best authentic restaurants to visit for delicious Korean cuisine. Overall, I had an amazing time with her and I highly recommend her!
Kin Fai CheungUnited States
It was a GREAT two day tour. Her English was good. We had 7 of us, 2 kids and my mum and we are sat comfortably in her van. She was very flexible on the schedule and she was mindful of the young and old on recommendations. The restaurants she took us to was great, the ginseng chicken soup was better and cheaper than Seoul's Tosokchon and the BBQ pork was excellent, she also made recommendations on restaurants around our hotel for our dinner and extra day in Jeju. She also has her Air B&B place too.
Brett EllsworthUnited States
Lydia did a great job for us. She was energetic, enthusiastic, cheerful, well informed and well prepared. She had options available for us when the weather changed. We were very pleased with her performance and would gladly recommend her to others.
Stephanie F.United States
Coming to Jeju while visiting South Korea and having Lydia as our tour guide was the highlight of our trip. She was very knowledgeable about the island, as well as very personable. She knew I liked photography and we only had one day to tour. She provided me with many opportunities for some beautiful pictures. I regret only having one day to tour Jeju, so I highly recommend touring two or three days with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, how valuable your comments about my tour and how grateful your company with me was! That was really unforgettable. I can still remeber your smiles and sincere eyes even when you didn't understand what I was explaing of Jeju, as my English pronounciation was not good enough to make me understood. How warm-hearted you were and how wonderful and beautiful your family are! I already wait for you, Stephanie, my new sister! Come over at any time, even 10 years or longer later. Thank you, Stephanie!
Laurel BarnesUnited Arab Emirates
We had an AMAZING tour of Jeju thanks to our wonderful guide Lydia. We knew we would not be able to see everything in the short time between leaving our ship and taking our evening flight to Tokyo, but Lydia made sure we had a truly memorable experience. From her clear and informative communications in advance of the tour to her flexibility, knowledge and great sense of humor during our stay in Jeju, Lydia really exceeded our expectations on every front. She gets our highest recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How touching this comment from you is! I got tears on my eyes... I heartedly and sincerely appreciate your support for my future. Thank you, Laurel! It's like I'm already flying to Dubai to see you. You are the person who knows how precious the random relationship between people could be on this planet. Thank you, Laurel and please, give my best regards to your wonderful husband and your great kids! Best regards Lydia from Jeju
Axel RosengartUnited States
Lydia is professional, personal, and everything in between. She knows the best local food and sites, how to avoid the crowds and has no problem going out of her way to help you. We only had the pleasure of spending two days with her, but by the end I would consider her a friend rather than I guide. She is someone who truly cares for her customers and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to explore Jeju and the local treats.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Axel! How are you? I sincerely you are doing good. Could you get back to your home without any problem after Seoul tour? All of a sudden, I'm wondering if you are OK. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I'm really missing you and Tristan. Keep in shape and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!! Best regards Lydia