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Best of Taiwan – 8 Days

$ 995.00

Discover Taiwan’s modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain through a circular trip around the island.

8 days journey showcases Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Kenting National Park, East Coast & Taroko National Park

Description

Day 1 Saturday ARRIVAL TAIPEI
Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your choice of the hotel by private car.

The remainder of the day will be free at leisure.

Moderate: Gala Hotel or Golden China
Superior: Howard Plaza or The Landis
Luxury: Regent or Palais de Chine

Day 2 Sunday TAIPEI CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast, we will take a tour of Taipei city includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs’ Shrine of traditional architecture and change of Honor Guards, a local Taiwanese temple, and Taipei Handicraft Center.

The remainder of the day will be free on your own.

Day 3 Monday TAIPEI / SUN MOON LAKE + Natural Hot Spring (B)
This morning, we will drive to Sun Moon Lake which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Ci En Pagoda.

After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check in hotel.

Soak into natural hot spring at the Hotel or you may also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating at the lake.

Moderate: Fleur De Chine
Superior: Fleur De Chine
Luxury: Fleur De Chine

Day 4 Tuesday SUN MOON LAKE / FO GUANG SHAN MONASTERY / KAOHSIUNG (B)
Check out hotel, passing by the lovely small and old Jiji Railway Station, drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan.

Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit “Buddha Memorial Center” and communicate with some of the monks or nuns during the visit, there will be opportunity to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost).

Continuously, we will drive to Kaohsiung which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liuhe Night Market. Overnight stay at Kaohsiung.

Moderate: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Superior: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Luxury: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel

Day 5 Wednesday KAOHSIUNG / KENTING / ZHIHBEN HOT SPRINGS, TAITUNG (B)
Morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi lighthouse, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park.

Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway.

Overnight stay at Zhiben. Enjoy natural hot spring at your hotel.

Moderate: Hotel Royal Chihpen
Superior: Hotel Royal Chihpen
Luxury: Hotel Royal Chihpen

Day 6 Thursday TAITUNG / EAST COAST NATIONAL SCENIC AREA / TAROKO (B)
After breakfast, we will explore the East Coast of the Island.

The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as “Taiwan’s last unspoiled land”, stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom.

Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.

Moderate: Silks Place Taroko
Superior: Silks Place Taroko
Luxury: Silks Place Taroko

Day 7 Friday TAROKO NATIONAL PARK / TAIPEI (B)
After breakfast, we will visit the Taroko National Park.

Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding 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. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge, stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine).

We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Cingshui Cliff, drive through 13 km Syue-Shan Tunnel to arrive at around 6 PM.

Moderate: Gala Hotel or Golden China
Superior: Howard Plaza or The Landis
Luxury: Regent or Palais de Chine

Day 8 Saturday TAIPEI DEPARTURE (B)
At leisure until check out and you will be transferred to airport for departure flight by private car



Moderate
$995
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single Supplement $595

 

Superior
$1095
Land only per person based on sharing
  • Single Supplement $675

 

Luxury
$1195
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single Supplement $775



GROUP DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019

January:
5, 12, 19, 26
February:
9, 16, 23
March:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April:
6, 13, 20, 27
May:
4, 11, 18, 25
June:
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July:
6, 13, 20, 27
August:
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September:
7, 14, 21, 28
October
5, 12, 19, 26
November:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December:
7, 14, 21

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Discover Taiwan's modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain through a circular trip around the island.

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure for minimum 2 travelers,

HOTELS

Your Choice of the hotel

INCLUSIONS

Hotel with daily breakfast as listed in the itinerary
Meal specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, SD = Special Dinner)
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)
Fully escorted by National Guide if the departure is final at minimum 10 passengers
Entrance fees at sites/monuments (one time)
Intra-tour air/rail transportation based on coach class
Present applicable VAT/taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
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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