The Golden Tour of Taiwan

Tour Type:
Small Group Journeys
13 Days

Starting From

NZ$ 0

This tour is specially designed for those who love to explore culture, enjoy delicious cuisine and experience the must-do-and-see attractions of the region. Unique activities and carefully selected highlights of this tour provide a great introduction to Taiwan.


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Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and transferred to the hotel. Stay four nights in Taipei.


After breakfast enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Taipei. Starts with historical landmarks such as the Grand Hotel Taipei and National Palace Museum down to the classical Dadaocheng and Dihua Old Street. Later visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Cheng-en Gate, Longshan Temple for its old charm and Ximending Commercial District and Taipei 101 Observatory for a modern experience.


Today after breakfast visit small towns in suburban Taipei with their charms and flavours. Yehliu Geopark will give you peace of mind and a breath of fresh air. Likewise, the Jiufen Village is one of them, a hillside town that was once prosperous during the boom of gold mining. End the tour with the fantastic view of Shifen Waterfall known as the little Niagarafalls of Taiwan and experience the once-in-a-life-time Pingxi Sky Lantern releasing with your wish written on it to set into the sky.


Travel to Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. En-route stop and visit the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Ita Thao Indigenous Village, Xuanzhuang Temple and Ci En Pagoda. Stay overnight in Sun Moon Lake.


Travel to Taichung, En-route visit Lukang Old Street and visit Folk Arts Museum. Explore traditional houses with carved doorways and windows, intricately designed arches over the main entrance, thin red brick walls and red-tiled road, as well as retro green mailboxes hanging outside the houses boasting an antique charm. Stay overnight stay in Taichung.


After breakfast checkout and enjoy the Tainan city tour and visit the Chi-Kan  Tower, Warrior Temple, Confucius Temple, Koxinga’s Shrine and Fort of Anping. Continue travel to Buddhist’s sacred place and visit Foguangshan in the afternoon. Explore Foguangshan Monastery, temple, statues and enjoy a vegetarian dinner in a monastery restaurant. Stay overnight at Foguangshan Buddhist Monastery Pilgrim’s Lodge.


Wake up in the morning and join the Buddhist monk’s and nun’s exercise and chanting followed by vegetarian breakfast. Later travel to the Kenting National Park and visit Maopitou (cat nose tip), Oluanpi lighthouse and Kenting Forest Park. Stay two nights in Kenting.


Enjoy your leisurely breakfast as the day is free for your activities. Rest and relax at the pool or beach and evening explore the Night Market.


After breakfast travel to Taitung via the south link highway to the southeast coast of Taiwan. En-route visit the Bunun and it’s a community that is trying to rebuild its aboriginal culture, tea farms and rice fields. Stay overnight at Chih-Pen.

DAY 10

After breakfast, enjoy the tour of the East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land", stretches 170 kilometres down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. During the tour, stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), Fanshuliao marble factory and the exhibition hall. The late afternoon continues to Hualien and stay two nights in Hualien.

DAY 11

Travel to Taroko National Park and visit Taroko Gorge Gateway, Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns, and Tienhsiang. If time permits take a walk to the Bai-Yang Waterfalls and Shakadang Trails.

DAY 12

Travel to Taipei through the Su-Hua Highway, en-route visit the QingShui Cliffs to see breathtaking views of Taiwan's Pacific coast. Then to Northeast Coast to visit Jiufen Village known as the gold city of Asia and some called little Shanghai or little Hong Kong. Stay overnight in Taipei.

DAY 13

After breakfast tour finishes with a direct transfer to the Taipei airport.


12 nights accommodation,

Meals as specified

Transfers and sightseeing by private car with driver

English Speaking tour guide

Entrance fee to the Park and sights

Bottled water while on tour

Currently applicable taxes.


Any international or domestic airfares

Train fares other than specified in the what's included a section 

Airport taxes, visa & passport fees

Extra baggage charges

Early check-in or late checkout

Meals other than specified in the what's included a section

Tips & gratuities

Travel & medical insurance

Camera & video permits

Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay

Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, postage etc

Any optional excursion or tour

Entry charges at monuments/forts etc

Any other expense not mentioned in the what's included sections