The Best Wellness Trips You Can Take with Culture Trip

Gethin Morgan

Content and CRM Executive

Travel is good for the soul. All of our trips aim to offer a level of cultural immersion and unique experience that make for pure escapism. Discover this selection of our most wellness-orientated Culture Trips.

We’ve all experienced that exhausting holiday routine. You hurriedly book a last-minute trip and hope for the best, only to return as tired as ever, looking and feeling as crumpled as your unpacked laundry. Time to rethink your next break. Culture Trip offers a carefully thought-out collection of small-group adventures designed for every travel taste and personality. Our cherry-picked network of expert Local Insiders will get you under the skin of a destination, meaning you don’t have to worry about planning ahead. All you have to do is turn up, join in and enjoy.

These trips will take you to places of remote natural beauty, with activities such as yoga, paddleboarding and hiking that will leave you refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to face the world again.

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Beautiful green rice terraces at sunrise in Ubud, surrounded by palm trees

Blissful Bali

This little tropical paradise has become one of the most beloved wellness destinations on Earth, but our Bali trip aims to offer you a deeper level of cultural immersion alongside the detoxifying qualities of this magical island. You’ll learn how to make a traditional Balinese offering and place it in a sacred temple, hike through serene rice paddies and marvel at the majesty of Bali at sunrise from atop Mount Batur. You’ll swim in waterfalls, try FlyHigh yoga and attend a Balinese cooking masterclass, before our trip takes a detour to the Gili Islands. Here we’ll spend three nights at a luxurious island resort on Gili Trawangan, which is small enough to walk around in a few hours. Snorkel with sea turtles and discover hidden beaches in between spa sessions and dips in the infinity pool, before returning to Canggu, where you can have a surf lesson before taking part in a traditional Balinese blessing ceremony.

From US$1847

Next available from 15th Jun 2024

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Trip highlights and details

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Bali, Indonesia

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Bali, Indonesia

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple on sea shore. Busan, South Korea

Soulful South Korea

The wellness culture in South Korea is ancient, tracing all the way back to its long history with Buddhism. Our 10-day trip is a pretty comprehensive tour of this unique East Asian nation, taking in Seoul, Busan and the DMZ for a start. On the wellness front, you’ll get to enjoy the serenity of Seoraksan National Park’s luscious mountain vistas, cycle around Gyeongju and sample soju on the beach in Busan, where you’ll also have the chance to visit a traditional jjimjilbang bathhouse. The most soul-centring experience you’ll have, however, comes in the sixth-century Buddhist temple of Golgulsa. Here you’ll partake in a traditional Korean temple stay, learning about a martial art called Sunmudo, working on your meditation skills and having an archery session, before settling in for the evening in the temple itself – that’s wellness the Buddhist monk way!

From US$3223

Next available from 19th May 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Seoul, South Korea

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Seoul, South Korea

DURATION

10

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Trinity Gergeti Church, Kazbegi, Georgia

Georgia and the Caucasus

There’s something spiritual about the grandeur of the Caucasus Mountains, and in their shadow lies arguably the most underrated destination in Europe (or Asia, depending on where you stand at any given moment). Georgia offers pure escapism, whether that’s through hiking in the lush hilly forests of Lagodekhi National Park or learning about the country’s ancient baking and wine-making traditions. Our trip includes both of the above, as well as an authentic cooking class and a stunning hike to Gergeti Trinity Church, a fairytale structure standing high in the shadow of Mount Kazbegi. We’ll round off the trip with a well-earned soak in the sulphur baths of Tbilisi – perfect for soothing the muscles after all that hiking.

From US$1287

Next available from 18th May 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

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ENDS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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This is an updated version of an article originally written by Jo Fernandez.

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

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