Classic Taiwan

Taipei, Keelung, Yehliu, Puli, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, Chiayi

Overview

TOUR CODE: CLATWN

Trip Type: Semi-Independent Tour

Visit the ethnic culture blended with spirituality alongside the mesmerizing views of heart-warming sceneries, lush tropical forests, and serene beaches on the island of Taiwan. We start our tour from cosmopolitan Taipei. We visit the Chiang Kai-shek memorial, admire the priceless Chinese art treasures at the National Palace Museum, sample the best street food at Huahsi Street Night Market and see the world’s second-tallest 101 building. Enjoy a full-day excursion to Keelung seaport and see the natural rock formations in Yehliu Park. Explore Taiwan’s countryside on tour to Puli town and witness the natural beauty of  Sun Moon Lake. Walkthrough the well-preserved Alishan National Scenic Area and explore temples and pagodas in the historic town of Lukang. This 7-day Taiwan tour is a perfect itinerary to explore the island’s key highlights!

What’s Included

  • 04 nights in a Superior room at the Palais de Chine Hotel  Taipei or similar
  • 01 night in a Mountain View room at Fleur De Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake or similar
  • 01 night in a Standard room at Nice Prince Hotel Chiayi or similar
  • Daily breakfast and one dinner
  • Return airport transfers in Taipei
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Itinerary

DAY 01 (SAT)

ARRIVE IN TAIPEI

As you arrive at the Taoyuan International Airport and clear your customs, your driver will meet you in the arrival hall for your transfer to the hotel in the city center.

DAY 02 (SUN)

TAIPEI SIGHTSEEING (B/D)

Gain a deeper insight into Taiwanese religion, history, and culture on our morning tour. See the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, built to commemorate late president Chiang Kai-shek. View the excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture at the Marty’s Shrine and witness the hourly changing of the guard and discover more about the former president of the Republic of China. Admire the world’s most extensive collection of priceless Chinese imperial artifacts and art treasures at the National Palace Museum. Visit Hsing Tian Kong, a Taoist temple devoted to Guan Yu – God of Justice. Stop at the Grand Hotel in Taipei’s Zhongshan District. The hotel’s main building is one of the world’s tallest Chinese classical buildings and played host to many foreign dignitaries who have visited Taipei.

 

Taipei truly comes alive at night. Explore the city and take in some of its most exciting sights on a night tour. Begin by visiting the tranquil Lungshan Temple, built in the 18th century by Chinese settlers as a place of worship. We walk through a large, red, palace-style archway to Huaxi Street Night Market, where locals come here for noodles, snake soups, and local snacks and desserts. Then savor a traditional meal of delicious small dumplings at the world-famous Ding Tai Fong Restaurant. After dinner, stop by 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 have made it a symbol of Taipei.

DAY 03 (MON)

TAIPEI/KEELUNG CITY/YEHLIU/TAIPEI (B)      

Venture to Taiwan’s Northern Coast, visit the harbor city of Keelung, and see the spectacular natural rock formations at Yehliu Natural Park.

DAY 04 (TUE)

TAIPEI/PULI-SUN MOON LAKE (B)

Today, we travel south to Sun Moon Lake, a paradise hidden in the deep jungles and towering hills of Central Taiwan. En route, we stop at Puli town in Nantou county, famed for its natural beauty. We travel through the scenic area around the lake, admire views of boats docked by the lake’s pier and listen to your guide’s informative commentary on local sites as you pass, such as Tehua Village, the local village of aboriginal people. Step off the bus for a shortstop at Wenwu Temple, Tse-En Pagoda, and Holy Monk Shrine.

DAY 05 (WED)

SUN MOON LAKE/ALISHAN/CHIAYI (B)

After breakfast, board our bus and enjoy a scenic ride along the New Central Cross-Island Highway. On this 2-3 hours drive, soak up the beautiful panoramic views of towering mountain ranges covered with dense forests as you pass Yushan National Park. Visit Alishan National Scenic Area in Chiayi County for a walking tour of its forest. Your guide will tell you the tragic story of the Tsou sister as you stroll along the shore and over the bridge of the Sister Ponds. Enter the Shoujen Pagoda, the park’s largest temple, and marvel at the opulent golden altar and thousands of illuminated miniature Buddhas. In the afternoon, continue our drive to Chiayi city. Take some pictures of the scenic Fenchihu and Rueili villages before arriving at our hotel for a free evening to relax.

DAY 06 (THU)

CHIAYI/SOUTH BRANCH OF NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM/TAIPEI (B)

After breakfast, we drive to Taibao City in Chiayi to visit the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum. The museum’s main building spans more than 50 acres and houses various galleries, such as Buddhist Art, textiles, ceramics, and South Asian Jades. At the end of our tour, return to Taipei with the remainder of the day at leisure.

DAY 07 (FRI)

TAIPEI DEPARTURE (B)

Head to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: B= Breakfast   L=Lunch   D=Dinner

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

    from $1,199
    Price is from per person based on twin/double share accommodation and travel in the low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travelers are available on request - please inquire. (LO033022/C10)
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