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Experience a relaxing part of Korea's traditions when you visit an authentic ‘jjimjilbang’ (traditional Korean spa), one of Seoul’s indoor, communal bathhouses. Step into the hot pool to soak, followed by the sauna, then complete the rejuvenation process with a full-body scrub, oil massage, cucumber facial and shampoo by an expert practitioner. Known as ‘seshin,' this ritual cleanse leaves your skin soft and your body relaxed. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, leaving your mind free to enjoy the relaxation and pampering.

Highlights

  • Traditional Korean spa experience in Seoul
  • Soak in a hot bath and rejuvenate at the sauna of an indoor facility separated by gender
  • Receive instructions from a guide before an expert practitioner cleanses your skin, face and hair
  • Enjoy a body scrub, oil massage, cucumber facial and shampoo
  • Make a brief stop at a ginseng and amethyst center for a glimpse at Korean gemstones

What You Can Expect

South Korean Half-Day Spa Experience

South Korean Half-Day Spa Experience

In the morning, your guide picks you up at your Seoul hotel and takes you to one of Seoul's fantastic Korean spas — or jjimjilbang — for your spa treatment.

The seshin (cleansing) process starts with a 20-minute dip in a hot bath followed by a 1-hour hands-on treatment by an experienced practitioner on staff. Feel renewed from the inside out during the 1-hour sauna experience, which begins with a vigorous scrub. The ddemiri, or ‘scrub mistress,’ applies a thin, coarse towel to your skin and sloughs off layers of dead skin from your entire body, leaving your skin fresh and soft. Follow this rejuvenating process with an oil massage, cucumber face mask and shampoo.

The public indoor bathhouse is separated by gender, so you’ll find most everyone — with the exception of your guide, who waits outside — comfortably nude in the showers, pools and sauna.

After this ritual, meet your guide for the drive back to your hotel, making a brief stop at an amethyst factory or a ginseng center for a close look at Korea’s most famous goods.

Customer Reviews

ERIC C USA

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

Tour guide rushed us the entire time and was more concerned with getting us to the Gingseng factory than our actual Spa experience. The entire tour was only about 1-1 1/2hrs long. This tour needs to be reevaluated for time because this is not a half day Spa experience.

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