Indulge in the Healing Arts
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.
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 with a special Jjimjilbang experience.
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.
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.