The legendary healing arts and beauty treatments of Korea are yours to enjoy on the Ker & Downey Korean Wellness Retreat. Indulge in treatments at the country’s best luxury spa retreats, soak in the natural beauty of Jeju Island, and go behind-the-scenes with top beauty brands alongside your private guide.

Korean Wellness Retreat with Ker & Downey

Suggested journey at a glance: 8 days/7 nights including explorations on Jeju Island and in Seoul, ample Jjimjilbang spa experiences, and immersive cultural activities.

This journey is designed with a spa and wellness focus, but like all Ker & Downey suggested journeys, the itinerary can be customized completely to suit your own travel wishes. Whatever you choose, your journey is sure to strike a balance between history, natural beauty, and personal well-being.

Korean Wellness Retreat - Travel to South Korea with Ker & Downey

This suggested itinerary is just one way to see South Korea on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. We are at our best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible in South Korea.

Jeju Island

Begin your Korean Wellness Retreat in energetic Seoul. On arrival your Ker & Downey private representative provides escort from the airport for a peaceful evening at Orakai Songdo Park Hotel. Following a refreshing night’s sleep, you will have your first introduction to South Korea spa culture. After your first Jjimjilbang experience, make your way to Jeju Island.

Travel to South Korea with Ker & Downey

Jeju Island welcomes you for two full days of exploring and relaxing. Your hotel’s spa and wellness centers, fed by healing mineral-rich waters of the volcanic island, are yours to enjoy. Moreover, get some fresh air therapy walking along the forest paths of pine and cedar surrounding the hotel. Or, venture farther afield to the scenic Olle Trail and hike the volcanic cone of Hallasan. This dormant volcano has blessed the island with its healing properties. Your Ker & Downey guide will escort you to herbal farms and tea plantations. Here the secrets of nature’s remedies are harvested, prepared, and enjoyed in traditional style.


On day five you will return to Seoul refreshed and rejuvenated to continue your Korean Wellness Retreat. Craft your days in Seoul with your Ker & Downey designer. Those with a historic bend will go behind-the-scenes at the National Museum of Korea. In addition, take a private rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the historic Bukchon Hanok Village. If beauty and wellness are your primary focus, enjoy a private tour and spa treatment with the docent of one of Korea’s legendary beauty brands.

Spa experiences on a trip to South Korea with Ker & Downey

For all its glamour and gloss, traditional wisdom still informs the beauty and wellness practices of today. A temple cuisine experience in addition to a medicinal tea and liquor tasting reveals how Korean traditional medicine promotes wellness from the inside out. After, spend an afternoon with K-Beauty hair and make-up experts in preparation of night on the town.  Lastly, shopping tours in Lotte World Tower, South Korea’s tallest building, plus delicious dining options in Seoul keep your evenings energized.

Temple Food - Korean Wellness Retreat - Travel to South Korea with Ker & Downey

Custom Trips to South Korea

Ready to experience the wonder of Korean wellness inside and out? Contact a Ker & Downey destination specialist to customize your own Korean Wellness Retreat. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Antarctica at the Ker & Downey Difference.