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.
This suggested itinerary is just one way to see South Korea on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their 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.
Begin your Korean Wellness Retreat in energetic Seoul. On arrival you will be collected from the airport for a peaceful evening at Orakai Songdo Park Hotel, and in the morning, you will have your first introduction to South Korea spa culture. After your first Jjimjilbang experience, make your way to Jeju Island.
Jeju Island welcomes you for two full days of exploring and relaxing. Your hotel’s spa and wellness centers are yours to enjoy, all fed by the healing mineral-rich waters of the volcanic island. Get fresh air therapy while walking along the paths through the forests of pine and cedar surrounding the hotel. Venture farther afield to the scenic Olle Trail and hike the volcanic cone of Hallasan, the dormant volcano that has blessed the island with its healing properties. Your Ker & Downey guide will escort you to herbal farms and tea plantations where 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; the historic bend will find you behind the scenes at the National Museum of Korea and taking a private rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the historic Bukchon Hanok Village. If beauty and wellness are your primary focus, you will thrill at the private tour and spa treatment with the docent of one of Korea’s legendary beauty brands.
For all its glamour and gloss, traditional wisdom still informs the beauty and wellness practices of today. A temple cuisine experience and medicinal tea and liquor tastings will reveal how Korean traditional medicine promotes wellness from the inside out. And an afternoon with K-Beauty hair and make-up experts will leave you ready to show your face around town. Shopping tours in Lotte World Tower, South Korea’s tallest building, plus delicious dining and nightlife options in Seoul keep you energized in the evenings.
Ready to experience the wonder of Korean wellness inside and out? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own Korean Wellness Retreat. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Antarctica at the Ker & Downey Difference.