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