Example Itinerary

Revitalization, Korean Style

Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Cuisine, Trekking, Post-Covid Wellness
Destinations
South Korea

Treat your body to a refreshing, relaxing and authentically Korean vacation. In Korea, health is a national obsession, which has led to the creation of numerous facilities, methods, and elixirs to treat the body. Begin in the capital of Seoul, which features the finest Korean medicine and traditional healers in the nation. Embark on a hike in the scenic Bukhansan National Park, embracing the Korean belief that hiking is one of the keys to longevity. Venture to Busan to indulge in the country’s largest jjimjilbang, or spa, a truly revitalizing and authentically Korean experience. Travel to the southern Jellado-province, where you will indulge in the verdant green tea fields and unique spas of Boseong on your way to the city of Yeosu, renowned for possessing one of the most beautiful coastlines in Asia. Cap off the trip with an island getaway to Jeju, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the New Seven Wonders of the Nature, and a pride of Korean people.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Jjimjilbangs: Indulge in traditional Korean health and spa treatments throughout your journey, including visiting the famed communal healing experience of jjimjilbangs for massages and skin revitalization.
  • Bukhansan National Park: Heal your body with Korea’s favorite pastime: hiking. Just outside of Seoul, explore Bukhansan National Park where travelers will find stunning city vistas and, according to locals, the secret to longevity.
  • Boseong Tea: The tea at the Boseong plantations has been cultivated since the second century BC and is famed for its restorative properties.
  • Jeju: Volcanic rock, clear waters, and white sand beaches — Jeju is Korea’s perfect getaway. Here, travelers can mix their healing with exercise as they hike the mountains, explore the countryside, swim, dive, or fish in Korea’s most exciting island destination.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Seoul

Begin your Korean revitalization journey in Seoul. Today, you will meet with a traditional Korean healer, who will provide you a number of herbal remedies native to the Korean peninsula. Dine at one of Seoul’s finest seafood restaurants, where you will be presented with a plethora of banchan (Korean side dishes), specially designed for a healthy digestive system. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

History: For the first time, the Four Seasons brings its decades of quality hospitality to Seoul.

Location: The hotel enjoys an ideal position in Gwanghwamun district, in the very heart of the city.

Service: Guests will be delighted by the intuitive and comprehensive service, synonymous with the name that’s trusted around the world.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seoul Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Access to Seoul’s Top Attractions: Signiel Seoul is located within easy access of Seoul’s most striking examples of modern architecture, as well as its notable historic sites like ancient Buddhist temples. The LOTTE World Tower and Mall itself, which ranks among the top 10 tallest buildings worldwide and houses Signiel Seoul, is worth exploring in its own right. The Olympic Park facility and well-manicured Songpa Naru Park are also nearby tourist attractions recommended by the hotel.

Expertise and Attention to Detail: As a landmark hotel representing Korea for the LOTTE Hotels & Resorts brand, Signiel Seoul offers the ultimate in high-end hospitality for luxury travelers. The hotel’s operations are backed by the LOTTE brand’s more than half a century of experience in the industry.

Unforgettable Fine Dining: Between STAY – the brainchild of multi-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alleno – and other offerings like the Michelin-starred Korean restaurant BICENA, some of Seoul’s top food and beverage options are housed within the LOTTE World Tower.

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Signiel Seoul Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Seoul

Spend the day on a health-centric culinary excursion with an expert epicurean who will escort you on a journey of Korean food and drink designed to boost stamina and fight disease. Later, take a shopping tour, hitting both traditional and contemporary markets for upscale cosmetics and medicine. End the day with an evening cruise along the mighty Han River.

Seoul
Seoul

Day 3

Seoul

Head outside the city limits for a hike in Bukhansan National Park, a favorite activity among Koreans who claim it the secret to longevity. Choose from a variety of routes, ranging from light walks to intense treks, all of which culminate in a stunning vista of Seoul’s skyline. When finished, return to the city and decompress in the spa.

Day 4

Yeosu

Fly to Yeosu, a southern coastal city with a breathtaking coastline. Explore the Hyangiram Temple, where you can take part in some light hiking. Next, visit the small island of Odongdo, a fantastic destination to refresh in the clean, coastal air. Golfing, boating, and fishing options are also available.

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About

The shiny Sono Calm Yeosu (formerly MVL) towers over the South Korean town of Yeosu, with views stretching across to the plethora of islets dotted around the South China Sea. This five-star hotel provides sleek and modern rooms, and also some less conventional ‘themed’ rooms, such as the Spanish-Style Double (with bright red and yellow décor), as well as Korean and Japanese options, both of which feature low floor-style beds.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Yeosu
Yeosu

Day 5

Yeosu

Take an excursion to the nearby Boseong Green Tea fields. These almost alien-green fields produce some of the country's best green tea, which is widely known to be very beneficial for your health. Spend the morning hiking, biking, or simply cruising past these stellar vistas (especially in the springtime). Cap-off your experience with a visit to the green tea sauna, a rare experience for visitors to be treated to this revitalizing skin treatment. Return to Yeosu for the night.

Day 6

Jeju

This morning, visit thte Arte Museum. After lunch, fly to Jeju, the largest island and honeymoon capital of Korea. This gorgeous isle recently joined the list of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Take the day to unwind and explore the beaches surrounding the resort.

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Those looking for a hotel room with individual character look no further than Lotte Hotel, with its own Hello Kitty themed floor. Though don’t be put off if you’re not in favor of the kitsch Japanese cat - the majority of rooms are decorated in classic luxury.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

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Experience the perfect Korean beach escape at the luxurious Shilla hotel. From the hotel, guests have direct access to the beach just a few short steps away.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Jeju
Jeju

Day 7

Jeju

Experience the island paradise at your leisure. Hike the mountains, explore the countryside, golf, swim, dive, fish, or just stroll the beaches of this stunning locale. If you wish, Remote Lands can schedule an appointment with an acupuncturist, a method of healing popular in Korea.

Day 8

Jeju

Enjoy your final day on Jeju Island as you wish. We recommend a trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as “Sunrise Peak,” a volcanic crater ideal for viewing the sunrises (or sunsets) of this island escape.

Jeju
Jeju

Day 9

Departure

Fly back to Seoul and board your international long-haul flight, refreshed and ready for life back at home.

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