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Post Touring Itinerary

  • Hualien
  • Taroko Gorge
Day 1

Taipei - East Coast Scenic Area - Taitung

This morning we meet our fellow Rotarians for our five-day tour to discover the wonders of Taiwan. We transfer to the Taipei’s central train station and board the TRA train to Taiwan’s scenic East Coast passing through lush forests and craggy mountain ranges. On arrival in Taitung, our coach driver will be waiting at the train to begin our touring.

Our first stop is Shitiping, a fascinating marine abrasion platform covered with coral reefs and potholes that extends for over a kilometer parallel to the coastline.

We also stop to view Sanxiantai (literally meaning terrace of the three immortals) which is composed of offshore islands and coral reefs. The most famous landmark is the cross-sea bridge, connecting the mainland and the island.

Our final stop is at the Amis Folk Center, a cultural center that introduces the custom, architecture, art and music of the Amis – an indigenous people of Taiwan. Here we will be welcome by our guide and taken on a journey to experience the lifestyle of these people who for centuries have lived from the sea.

Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 2

Taitung - East Rift Valley - Hualien

After breakfast in the hotel, we will travel along the East Rift Valley, a long and narrow valley extending from Taitung to Hualien. The three natural river systems including the Hualien River, Xiuguluan River and Beinan River run through the valley creating different and unique landform features.

Our first stop this morning is at Luye Gaotai, a highland region at elevation of over 350 meters. The unique geographical conditions offer an ideal location for tea cultivation, and paragliding.

Mr. Brown Avenue is famous for the TV commercial of Mr. Brown Coffee (a local coffee brand). The “avenue” is a single lane pathway in the middle of the green paddy fields. Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree is a Toog Tree growing beside Mr. Brown Avenue. The tree is famous for one of the EVA Air TV commercials starring the famous Taiwanese-Japanese actor – Takeshi Kaneshiro.

This afternoon we take time to visit the Matai'an Wetland Ecological Park located at the foot of Masi Mountain. It is the biggest natural wetland in Hualien and also the traditional homeland of the Ami people.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Hualien - Taroko Gorge - Chiaoshi

A great day today as we leave the hotel to visit the world-famous Taroko National Park, which was selected by Virgin Travel Insurance as one of the top 10 best global sights. Here we will experience the power of the nature’s masterpiece and mankind's great engineering achievements.

The national park is well-known for its soaring cliffs and plunging valleys of solid marble carved by a torrential river. Central Cross-Island Highway is a narrow and winding mountain road blasted out of rock along steep mountain cliffs. The road slices through the gorge and connects the west side of Taiwan to the east.

After a breathtaking tour of Taroko Gorge, we will pass by CingShuei Cliff and admire the dramatic scenery of the steep, craggy coastline.

Tonight we will stay in a hot spring resort in Chiaohsi, Yilan. Relax and enjoy a natural hot spring treatment after an enthralling day filled with fresh air and awe-inspiring vistas.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 4

Chiaohsi - Taipei

After breakfast in the hotel, we will have a nostalgic tour at the National Center for Traditional Arts. Here we will experience the traditional handicrafts, folklore, puppetry, delicacies of the old Taiwan.

Taiwan is famous for its innovative orchid cultivation. The Taiwan International Orchid Show is onw of the most visited shows for orchid aficianados. We will get our own viewing of these beautiful elegant plants on our guided visit to the King Car Yuanshan Orchid Gardens.

Our last stop is King Car Kavalan Distillery, the first whisky distillery in Taiwan. Here we take time to learn about Taiwanese distillery techniques and, of course, have a sample or two before we continue our journey back to Taipei for our overnight.

Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner with our group at a popular local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 5

Taipei - Departure

After breakfast in the hotel, we have free time for last minute shopping and exploring until our guide escorts us to the airport for our onward flights.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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