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Taiwan Extravaganza

$ 2,250.00

An in-depth 11-day tour covering Taipei – Taichung – Sun Moon Lake – Alishan – Kaohsiung – Taitung – Hualien – Taroko

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Day 1 ARRIVAL TAIPEI
Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car (English-speaking driver).
The remainder of the day will be free at leisure to  rest.

Accommodation: Regent Taipei or similar

Day 2 ULTIMATE TAIPEI CITY TOUR (B)
Ancient China, colonial Formosa and ultra-modern Taipei, all yours to experience on our Ultimate Taipei City Tour. You’ll uncover this dynamic capital’s must-see spots in style on a full day tour mixing tradition religious venues, historically important spots and places of scenic beauty. Highlights of the tour include a brief visit to Taipei 101, a trip up volcanic Yaming Mountain, an hour at the National Palace Museum sampling ever-so-briefly 5000 years of Chinese art and culture, and a delicious tour of the bustling exotic Shilin night market. It’s a whirlwind tour, designed for visitors looking to experience as much of the capital as possible in the shortest time.

Day 3 TAIPEI / TAICHUNG (B/D)
We will leave the capital today and head down the west coast, stopping to visit some of Taiwan’s most photogenic relics from both the Japanese colonial era and beyond – Visit the remains of the photogenic Longteng Bridge, damaged in the 1935 earthquake and Check out the wooden Japanese colonial era Shengxing Railway Station. We’ll take a lesson in Hakka pound tea making in Miaoli before reaching Taichung where, after checking into our hotel, we’ll dine at the city’s most popular night market.

Accommodation: Millenium Vee Hotel Taiching or similar

Day 4 TAICHUNG / SUN MOON LAKE (B)
After breakfast in Taichung, we’ll head to the ancient town of Lugang, often called Taiwan’s city of temples. We’ll visit a couple of Taiwan’s oldest temples before exploring other parts of the town itself, including the Lugang Osmanthus Alley Artist village. Afterwards, we’ll head into the mountains to visit the majestic Sun Moon Lake!

Accommodation: Fleur de Chine Hotel or similar

Day 5 SUN MOON LAKE / ALISHAN (B/L)
Today is all about mountains as we head from Sun Moon Lake to the mountain town of Jiji. We’ll visit two temples standing as testament to the earth’s raw power before heading further into the hills to the old market street of Fenqihu to savour a variety of delicious snacks and a traditional lunch. Afterwards, we’ll head to hike among the clouds through the verdant forests of Alishan.

Accommodation: Chao-Li Alishan House (the modern house) or similar

Day 6 ALISHAN / KAOHSIUNG (B/L)
In the morning, we’ll get up early and hop on the Alishan Forest Railway to catch a glimpse of the area’s famed “sea of clouds” that appear in the hours around dawn. Afterwards, we’ll head to Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s southernmost city, where we’ll spend the rest of the morning exploring Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery. After lunch, we’ll take a boat tour of the city’s scenic Love River before checking into our hotel. In the evening, you’ll have the option of enjoying a movable feast at the Liuhe Night Market, Kaohsiung’s biggest (and many say, Taiwan’s best).

Accommodation: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel or similar

Day 7 KAOHSIUNG / TAITUNG (B)
Having reached Taiwan’s southernmost city, it’s time to head to the beautiful east coast. After driving through Taiwan’s banana belt, we’ll hit the pretty east coast town of Taitung to explore the areas’ natural ecology, prehistory and indigenous cultures. Visit Taitung’s Museum of Prehistory, enjoy a laid back cycling tour of Taitung’s Forest Park and a leisurely hike through Seashore Park.

Accommodation: Sheraton Taitung Hotel or similar

Day 8 TAITUNG / HUALIEN (B)
It is time to explore the landscapes considered by some as Taiwan’s most beautiful as we drive through the island’s scenic Rift Valley. In addition to being where two tectonic plates meet, it’s also where Taiwan’s best rice is grown. We’ll stop at the Tropic of Cancer marker, visit a Japanese colonial era sugar factory that’s been converted to ice-cream production, and have a wonderful time in general surrounded by bucolic splendor before reaching the coastal city of Hualien.

Accommodation: Fullon Hotel Hualien or similar

Day 9 HUALIEN (B)
Full day in Hualien county enjoying magnificent oceanfront scenery at Qixingtan Beach, absorbing the Zen vibe at a Japanese style temple – Ching Xiu Temple, paddle boating on the scenic Liyu lake and eating amazing food at Hualien’s lad back seafront night market (own expense).

Overnight in Hualien

Day 10 HUALIEN / TAIPEI (B)
Today’s adventure brings us to explore world-renowned Taroko Gorge National Park. Enjoy a guided trip of the park’s gorgeous gorge, rapid rivers and wonderful waterfalls. After experiencing the majesty of Taroko Gorge, we’ll slowly make our way back up the east coast, pausing beneath the Qingshui cliffs (Taiwan’s largest coastal cliffs) before heading back to Taipei.

Accommodation: Regent Taipei or similar

Day 11 TAIPEI DEPARTURE (B)
Your day is free at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight.




5 to 6 pax
$2250
Land only per person based on sharing

Tour Cost: $2250 per person
Single Supplement $1265
 

3 to 4 pax
$2565
Land only per person based on sharing

Tour Cost: $2565 per person
Single Supplement $1265
 

2 pax
$3185
Land only per person based on sharing

Tour Cost: $3185 per person
Single Supplement $1265

Additional Information

OVERVIEW

Over the course of this incredible in-depth tour across the island, you’ll experience towering mountains, beautiful valleys, twisting rivers, ancient temples, and oceans that stretch off into the distance.

START / END

In and out of Taipei

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

5-Star Hotels throughout or equivalent

INCLUSIONS

5-Star Accommodation with daily breakfast as listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure transfer services from Airport/hotel/airport
Transfer and ground transportation during the tours by air conditioned vehicles
Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary with English speaking local guide(s)
Entrance fees at sites/monuments (one time)
Meals listed in the itinerary
Present applicable VAT/taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Tourist visa to the country visited in the itinerary
Insurance you may wish (which we urge you to purchase)
Personal expenses and gratuities.
Any other item not specified

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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