Path to health and vitality in asia

We bring you a curated collection of wellness-inspired tours or excursions from a variety of luxury hotels and resorts across Asia

Nurturing mind, body and soul at Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion

In the fast-paced realm of modern travel, a transformative shift has taken place – one that extends beyond the traditional checklists of sightseeing and exploration. As jet setters traverse the globe, a growing number are prioritising not just the destinations they visit, but also the well-being that accompanies their journeys.

The wellness trend among travellers has emerged as a powerful force, transcending the confines of spa retreats and fitness resorts. Today, wellness is interwoven into the fabric of travel, fostering a holistic approach that emphasises balance, mindfulness, and self-care.

We curate for you a list of wellness-inspired tours or excursions from a variety of luxury hotels and resorts across Asia. Let’s embark on a journey where the destination is well-being, and the path is as vital as the arrival.



A holistic resort in Da Nang is taking wellbeing out of its wellness centre through a handful of curated experiences for mind, body, and soul at nearby points of spiritual and cultural significance.

TIA Wellness Resort, situated along Da Nang’s picturesque coastline, has drawn on its four core wellness pillars to reimagine excursions to local sites, bringing in a wellness twist. These include: Breathe – a meditation practice at Linh Ung Pagoda and the towering Lady Buddha statue; Flow – a hike in the sacred Marble Mountains and Tai Chi by the tranquil caves up top; Nourish – An organic village excursion and healthy cooking class, and Create – A traditional and mindful Vietnamese calligraphy experience. Each TIA tour is from VND1,500,000++ ($61.21) per person and they are offered daily, subject to availability.



Melukat, the water purification ceremony, is a core element of Balinese life. This ritual is for the Balinese what confession is for the Catholics. For visitors it’s a chance to explore the spiritual side of the Island of the Gods with a cleansing ritual believed to wash away bad spirits and purify the body and soul.

Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, guides guests through the process, assisting them with the correct attire (a Balinese Kebaya and sarong) and then performing the ceremony within the sacred temple grounds within the resort. Guests are guided through the purification ritual by a local priest and accompanied by their butler. Prices start at IDR650,000 ++ ($41.83) per person with a minimum booking of two persons.



The five kilometer moatside run alongside the Imperial Palace gardens has garnered a reputation as the one must-do run in Japan’s capital and while active guests at Palace Hotel Tokyo don’t need to venture far to enjoy this picturesque route, it’s always nice to have some company.

Through the hotel’s limited-time “Sustainable Tokyo” package that encourages guests to engage with the city in a more eco-conscious manner, visitors can book a privately guided, two-hour jogging tour or three-hour cycling tour around the iconic Imperial Palace running route, as well as several other areas of the city.

Looking for a more novel way to take in Tokyo? Another option through the hotel is a private 90-minute kayaking excursion along the Sumida River, revealing Tokyo’s origins as a city borne of water.



With a bountiful and beautiful variety of flora and fauna in adjoining Khao Ngon Nak National Park, including a panoramic viewpoint offering stunning views of the surrounding islands in the Andaman Sea, Banyan Tree Krabi is the ideal jumping-off point for for a hike up Naga Mountain.

Banyan Tree’s half-day Forest Bathing walking tour includes ample time for birdwatching, soothing your feet in a waterfall pool, and wallowing in the tranquility and splendour of a tropical forest. “Leave your phone in the villa for one morning and come with us into the forest,” said Sustainability Manager Thepsuda Loijiw.” It’s suitable for all ages, and you’ll never regret spending time with Mother Nature.” The national park is open from 5 am to 2 pm every day.



Alma resort’s new excursion, “A Day for Yourself,” offers guests a day-long combined wellness and cultural immersion. The tour, provided by local partner Zazen Travel, includes a visit to a popular wellness destination in southern Vietnam that is renowned for its healing mud bath and revitalising hot spring with Chinese herbs.

The tour also includes a relaxing and invigorating massage. The day continues with a visit to the famous Truong Son Handicraft Village, where guests can see – and buy, if they see something that strikes their fancy – artworks by skilled local artisans. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. The day concludes at a healthy fresh fruit shop where guests can sample exotic tropical fruits including durian, mangoes and more.



Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion, known for its healthy dining and multi-day wellbeing retreats in central Vietnam, recently introduced a new “Healing Yourself Retreat,” with four-day and six-day options, encouraging guests to spend meaningful time in nature, nurturing their mind, body and soul.  The retreat includes a soak in a natural hot spring and Japanese onsen baths, in addition to adventure activities such as a zipline and high-wire course. Excursions into the surrounding forest include hiking, bicycling and a session of forest bathing.