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8-Day Tour of Central, Southern and Eastern Taiwan

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8-Day Tour of Central, Southern and Eastern Taiwan

Visit Puli and the villages, shrines and temples around picturesque Sun Moon Lake. Enjoy a walking tour of Lukang. See Taiwan tropical beach resort, Kenting. Take a coach tour of Taiwan second biggest city, southern metropolis of Kaohsiung’s top attractions. See breathtaking Taroko Gorge on a day tour from Taipei. Release a lantern in Pingxi town. See the most important of Taipei City. Enjoy famous Din Tai Fung dinner and night market in the evening.

DAY 1

Arrival

Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation hotel. The remainder of the day will be free.

Taipei (1 night)
DAY 2

Sun Moon Lake

After pickup from your Taipei hotel, your guide will drive you by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Puli in the county of Nantou. Stop at the Guangxing Paper Factory for a guided tour to learn about the elaborate process of making paper. Continue your drive to Sun Moon Lake. As you travel through the scenic area around the lake, admire views of boats docked by the pier and listen to your guide’s informative commentary on sites you pass such as Tehua Village, a village of aboriginal people. Step off the bus for short stops at Wenwu Temple, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine, among others. Head to your hotel and enjoy its extensive facilities before spending the night. Read more

Nantou (1 night)
DAY 3

Lukang

After breakfast, board the bus for a 1-hour drive past small and big towns and valleys on the way to Lukang, a small urban township. Hop off the bus for a guided walking tour of the old town to visit extravagant Tianhou Temple and Lung Shan Temple, both boasting a large number of halls dedicated to folk deities. Afterward, board the bus or train (subject to availability) for a scenic 3-hour drive through the Taiwan countryside to Kaohsiung. Read more

Kaohsiung (2 nights)
DAY 4

Kenting National Park

After breakfast in your hotel, board your coach for a 1.5- to 2-hour journey to Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s southernmost park, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan Strait, Luzon Strait and the surrounding plains on the way. Drive through the park and make stops at several places including the Oluanpi Lighthouse and Maobitou, where you can explore by foot with your guide. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Kaohsiung. Read more

Kaohsiung
DAY 5

Kaohsiung / Taipei

Start your day with breakfast and then see Kaohsiung’s top attractions on a coach tour. Hop off and walk around with your guide at several stops, like the site of the former British Consulate and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, a Taoist temple complex by Lotus Lake. Then, explore the area around Chengching Lake, an artificial lake that is a large water source for the region, and see gorgeous pagodas and other recreational areas. After a full day of sightseeing, you will either board your coach to return to Taipei or you will be taken to the Kaohsiung Station for a return trip to Taipei on the express train. Upon arrival, you’ll be driven back to your Taipei hotel. Read more

Taipei (3 nights)
DAY 6

Taipei - PingXi - Taipei

Your tour begins with an 8.30am pickup from your central Taipei hotel by air-conditioned coach. Soak up the scenery as you drive through New Taipai City, then head into the countryside, winding along mountain roads into the Pingxi district. After an around 40-minute drive, arrive in Pingxi, a historic coal mining town that played an important role in Taiwan’s 20th-century coal boom. Start your visit taking part in an age-old tradition – flying a Sky Lantern. The nostalgic ritual is said to bring good health and good fortune, and your guide will explain the origin of the tradition and how it’s become the focal point of the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival. Continue to Shifen Old Street, a lively street set around the historic Pingxi rail line, which was built in 1918, and now runs as a tourist train, following a scenic route through the Keelung River Valley. Hear how famous Taiwanese movies such as Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ‘Dust In The Wind’ were filmed here and pose for photos on the atmospheric street. There’s just time for one more stop before returning to the city – the magnificent Shifen Waterfall, a natural wonder nicknamed the ‘Little Niagara of Taiwan’. Afternoon tour of Taipei City, which includes the impressive C.K.S. Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese Imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs’ Shrine of traditional architecture and Taipei Handicraft Center. Evening, Explore the city of Taipei at night and take in some of its most exciting sights on this 3.5 hour night tour. Begin this exciting evening with a delicious and traditional Small Dumpling Dinner at a world famous Ding Tai Fong Restaurant. From there, visit the ornate and beautiful Lungshan Temple, built in the 18th century by Chinese settlers as a place of worship. After taking a moment to admire this historic temple, carry on to the Hwahsi Night Market. Look around for a great bargain or simply stroll past countless stands selling food, souvenirs, and even live snakes! Finally, make your way to the Taipei 101, also known as the Taipei World Financial Centre. Gaze at this massive skyscraper, the world’s second tallest building towering 101 stories above the street. Its unique architecture and impressive height has made it a symbol of Taipei (Observatory entrance ticket NOT included!). Read more

Taipei
DAY 7

Taipei - Taroko - Taipei

Morning take trainto Hualien, whole day visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by a river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock snakes its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Stops will be made at Evergreen Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Nine Turns of Tunnel, Marble Bridge, Tienshiang and Marble factory. On return trip to Hualien City, you will see Chi Hsing beach and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park. Then, proceed to Hualien Railway Station to have a TRAIN ride back to Taipei. Arrival time to Taipei will be around 7PM. Read more

Taipei
DAY 8

Departure

At leisure until check out and transfer to the airport for departure flight.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Taipei
Day 2
Location Nantou
Day 3
Location Kaohsiung
Day 5
Location Taipei

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Hotel Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch on the day tour to Taroko
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Lunches and dinners (except lunch in Taroko tour)
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Child or Infant must stay in one room with (at least) two adults, otherwise adult price will be charged.
  • Applicable for arrival every Sunday, Monday or Tuesday ONLY. (If arrival on Sunday or Monday, the tours sequence will be changed.
  • The tour is Seat in Coach group tour with fixed itinerary.
  • Please note that above rates subject to change if meets any holiday or trade show in Taiwan!

REVIEWS

10 Reviews

Eric Wong, United States

A rather pleasant ride through the mountains. Great experience seeing Sun Moon Lake and the national park.

Hung Li, United States

As the name implies this indeed is the Best of Taiwan tour. Exceptional 5-star lodging in Sun-Moon Lake, Chihpen and Taroko with indigenous performance, simple but rich in contents. Our tour guide: Daniel Yu, and bus driver: Andy, were some of the most hard working travel staff that we enjoyed so much. The local tour company Viator chosen: Edison Travel, is top notched, The travel schedule is tight but well paced, we particularly like the carefully selected travel spots composed of nature beauties, religious landmark, geographic wonders and the roar of Pacific. Our only complaint is not about the tour but the flight it took seventeen hours straight flight to get from US to Taipei, so it would be better to be in Taipei a couple days earlier to get some rest before the trip. Read more

Shu Jun Ng, Singapore

Highly recommended tour and David the tour guide is very knowledgeable and friendly, he takes your preference into account. The hotels at both sun moon lake and chiayi are really good with delicious breakfast. All of the scenic spots are very beautiful

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