Solo’s Taiwan

Tour Type:
Small Group Journeys
Start:
Taipei
Duration:
12 Days
End:
Taipei
Departs:
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE, MIN PAX: TBA

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We spent twelve days hopping from city to city, experiencing the best that this island nation has to offer. Following this itinerary will take you on a loop from Taoyuan International Airport down the western side of the country to Sun Moon Lake, Tainan, Foguangshan Monastery, Kenting National Park and Taitung, You’ll then go up the eastern coast to Hualien before winding up in Taipei where you’ll be spending couple of nights to explore the capital city and use it as a base for day trip excursions to notable areas like Tamsui, Beitou, Shifen and Jiufen .

Itinerary

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DAY 1

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

DAY 2

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.

DAY 3

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. Enjoy the countryside and see rice fields, fruit farms and tea gardens. Afternoon takes a lake cruise as the remaining day is free to relax or explore the area. Stay two nights in Sun Moon Lake.

DAY 4

Enjoy leisurely breakfast as the day is free to relax and explore surroundings.

DAY 5

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.

DAY 6

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.

DAY 7

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.

DAY 8

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 9

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 10

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 11

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 12

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

Inclusion


11 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.

Exclusion


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