Classic Taiwan

The Country is known as “The Heart of Asia”, with majestic mountains, beautiful fresh water lakes and other natural landscapes as well as temples and bustling cities. This small island contains a world of contrasts and an infusion of cultural influences that you’re not likely to find in any other country. Come and join this fabulous 9 days trip and you will be surprised about the local delicacy, hospitality and unbeatable scenery Taiwan has to offer.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Taipei

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

Hotel: Howard Plaza hotel or similar, 3 nights.

Day 2: Yehliu – Chiufen Village

After breakfast, we proceed to Keelung to visit Chung Ching Park where you can view the huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy and also a panoramic view of Keelung Harbor. Then we continue to Yehliu famed for its numerous rock formations resembling a Queen’s head, Fairy Shoe and Lover’s Rock. Return to Taipei around 12 noon for lunch. Afternoon, drive to Northeast Coast, visit Pitou Cape and Nanya Rocks Formation then onward to Chiufen Village. The villages of Chiufen were once centers of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is gone, but these quaint old villages, built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continue to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past. Return to Taipei for overnight stay

Day 3: Taipei – Wulai Aboriginal Village

After breakfast, morning 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. After lunch, proceed to Wulai, about 10 miles south of Pitan, is the most accessible area from Taipei to view the aboriginal tribesmen who once were the head Hunters of Taiwan. Descendants of the proud tribe of Taiyals, the present-day Wulai aborigines for the most part dress and perform for the benefit of tourists.

Day 4: Taipei – Hualien – Taitung

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Taipei Railway Station to take scenic train to Hualien. Visit Shitiping Terranced rocks and Sanxiantai – Amis Folk Centre in the East coast National Scenic area.

Hotel: Sheraton Taitung

Day 5: Taitung – East Rift Valley – Hualien

Breakfast at hotel, Visit Luye Gaotai and Mr. Brown Avenue, also visit Taitung’s Takeshi Kaneshiro tree, continue to visit Matai’an Wetland Ecological Park. After check-in enjoy a Boat ride to experience exotic Venice sensation at the hotel.

Hotel: Promiseland Resort & Lagoon

Day 6: Hualien – Taroko Gorge – Jiaosi

After breakfast, travel to Taroko National Park by coach. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine 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. Then, proceed to Jiaosi for overnight stay.

Hotel: Hotel Royal Chiaohsi

Day 7: Jiaosi – Taipei

Morning visit National Centre for traditional Arts, later visit King Car Kavalan Distillery to sample the famous Taiwan Whisky brand. Also visit Yuanshan Orchid garden before transferring back to Taipei.

Hotel: Howard Plaza or similar, 2 nights

Day 8: Yangmingshan Hot Spring – Taipei night tour

Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit Yangmingshan National Park, the mountainous area north of Taipei City, is famous for its beautiful scenery with traces of volcanic activities and
abundant natural resources. We will enjoy the hot spring bath at Yangmingshan, Yangmingshan Hot Spring belongs to the mild alkaline sulfuric hot springs. The water has a light milky color and a temperature of about 70 degrees centigrade. Bathing in the hot-spring water has a relaxing and refreshing effect. Evening, transfer to Mongolian BBQ Dinner Restaurant, Mongolian barbecue dinner is served at a popular downtown restaurant with a variety of meats, venison, vegetables, spices and seasoning. Pamper yourself and let the cook transform to perfect dinner on a huge charcoal grill. After that visit Lungshan Temple and Hwashi Night Market. Hwahsi Street Night Market is located nearby Lungshan Temple. The night market, together with night markets on Guangjou Street, Wujou Street and Shichen Street have formed a large unique market.

Day 9: Depart Taipei

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

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Monday's from Taipei:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned coach while touring
Rail:Train Ticket: Taipei / Hualien
Accommodation:8 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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