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Enchanting Taiwan

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,009

Discover the natural beauty of this varied and scenic country with time spent in the capital, Taipei, unusual Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second city, the lush Kenting National Park and the dramatic Taroko Gorge. Taiwan is full of pleasant surprises.


Situated off the east coast of China, Taiwan is a country with many natural attributes with a steep mountain chain running from north to south, lush forests, lakes and an abundance of natural beauty.

Begin your time in Taiwan with two nights in its capital, Taipei, a vibrant centre of culture and entertainment. A half day tour includes the National Palace Museum, which houses the world's largest collection of Chinese art treasures brought mainly from Mainland China by Chiang Kai-Shek when he fled from there to set up in Taiwan. Also, see the Martyr's Shrine, an excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture dedicated to the fallen heroes of China's wars and, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument to a great Chinese leader and Dehwa old street. The remainder of the day will be free to explore the city on your own.

Next day, depart Taipei for Sun Moon Lake set high in the mountains of central Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake is the largest natural lake in Taiwan half shaped like the sun and half shaped like the crescent of the moon. After touring around the lake, enjoy a dip in a natural hot spring at your hotel for the night where you can also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating on the lake.

The following day head to Kaohsiung visiting the very sacred Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery en route where you will join the monks and nuns in a vegetarian lunch.  Continue to Kaohsiung which is the second largest city in Taiwan with a large harbour. A tour of the city includes the Love River and the Liuhe Night Market. Overnight in Kaohsiung.

 Then it’s off to visit Kenting National Park located at Taiwan’s southern tip, a huge tropical botanical garden with amazing flora and fauna, it is known as a recreational area and is located on the coast with good beaches. The coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park is its main attraction. There are stops at the Eluanbi Lighthouse, the Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Continue later to Taitung for overnight. 

The following morning, head to the exciting East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land." It stretches 170 kilometres/68 miles down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Stop at Shitiping (Stone Steps) and a marble factory and showroom. Later continue to Hualien for overnight. 

The final day of touring includes a visit to the scenic Taroko Gorge with its sheer cliffs, walking trails, waterfalls, and pagodas. Afterwards, passing by the Tunnel of Nine Turns, stops will be made at the Swallow Grotto, and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). Then head back to Taipei for one more overnight.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,009

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), you will be met and transferred to your accommodation hotel by private car (no guide). The remainder of the day will be free.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Gala Hotel

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    Gala Hotel



    Perfectly situated for the business and leisure traveler, Gala Hotel's distinctive address is midtown Taipei on Sung Chiang Road is in the heart of Taipei's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood. The business traveler will find the financial district right next door, and most ...

    Perfectly situated for the business and leisure traveler, Gala Hotel's distinctive address is midtown Taipei on Sung Chiang Road is in the heart of Taipei's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood.

    The business traveler will find the financial district right next door, and most midtown business are within walking distance from the hotel.

    Established in 1980, Gala Hotel has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has been presented with numerous awards by the government as well as compliments from customers.

    Gala Hotel remains a state-of-the-art facility by renovating and innovating. Recently remodeled. Each guest room has been completely renovated and refitted to continue to meet the modern traveler's needs.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Taipei City Tour

Embark on a half day Taipei city tour visiting the National Palace Museum which houses the world's largest collection of Chinese art treasures. Most of the 620,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection that was brought to Taiwan for safe-keeping. There are numerous meticulously designed and built traditional Chinese temples in Taipei City. Also see the Martyr's Shrine, an excellent example of classical Ming dynasty architecture, dedicated to the fallen heroes of China's wars, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, an impressive monument to a great Chinese leader and Dehwa old street. The remainder of the day will be free to explore the city on your own.

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Day 3

Taipei to Sun Moon Lake and Natural Hot Springs

This morning head out to Sun Moon Lake which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan., Mid way stopping at the Wenwu Temple (or Literature Warrior Temple) which is dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword. Also see Tehua Village, Tse-En Pagoda and the Holy Monk Shrine. Here you can try the local Tea egg. After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check in hotel. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. You can also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating at the lake.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Fleur De Chine

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    Fleur De Chine


    Fleur de Chine Hotel is situated at the north peninsula of the Sun Moon Lake, with a distinctive style in its building structure, creating an aesthetic atmosphere with the integration of nature and simplicity with the surroundings. Extending the indoor space to outdoors, ushering the ...

    Fleur de Chine Hotel is situated at the north peninsula of the Sun Moon Lake, with a distinctive style in its building structure, creating an aesthetic atmosphere with the integration of nature and simplicity with the surroundings. Extending the indoor space to outdoors, ushering the natural beauty of the Sun Moon Lake indoor, and moulding a space setting embraced by nature, every corner of the hotel is infused with the beautiful landscape of Sun Moon Lake, thus allowing our esteem guests to be joyfully lying in the bosom of nature all year round, and enjoying the rich mercurial sceneries of nature.

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Day 4

Sun Moon Lake To Kaohsiung

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you can communicate with some of the monks or nuns during the visit, there will be opportunity to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Continuing with the tour we will drive to Kaohsiung which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liuhe Night Market proceed to Tainan by bus. Stop at Koxinga Shrine, Chihkan Lou, and An-ping old street.

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Duration1 Night
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Grand Hi Lai Hotel

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    Grand Hi Lai Hotel


    The Grand Hi-Lai Hotel is located in the city centre. Built in 1995, the latest renovation has been completed in June 2010 throughout the entire building. This Kaohsiung landmark is truly an international establishment, offering a wide range of accommodations, superior recreational facilities, multi-national exquisite ...

    The Grand Hi-Lai Hotel is located in the city centre. Built in 1995, the latest renovation has been completed in June 2010 throughout the entire building. This Kaohsiung landmark is truly an international establishment, offering a wide range of accommodations, superior recreational facilities, multi-national exquisite cuisines and the most popular department store downstairs.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 5

Kaohsiung, Kenting and Taitung

After breakfast, you will tour Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan's southern tip. The 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park is its main attraction. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. We will then drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Upon arrival hotel the evening is to relax or enjoy the hot springs.

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Duration1 Night
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Royal Chihpen Hotel

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    Royal Chihpen Hotel


    The Royal Chihpen Hotel is situated in the scenic area of Wenchuan Village in Taitung County. The hotel is surrounded by natural scenic attractions such as hot springs, gorges, waterfalls and Chih-pen Forest Recreation Area. There are a total of 183 guestrooms, all with views ...

    The Royal Chihpen Hotel is situated in the scenic area of Wenchuan Village in Taitung County. The hotel is surrounded by natural scenic attractions such as hot springs, gorges, waterfalls and Chih-pen Forest Recreation Area.

    There are a total of 183 guestrooms, all with views of beautiful landscapes and flourishing mountains. The indoor recreation facilities includes both in- and out-door hot springs, professional spa service, dining and conference facilities.

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Day 6

Taitung to Taroko

After breakfast, enjoy an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, is known to be "Taiwan's last unspoiled land", it stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom.
Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Silks Place

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    Silks Place



    Away from the city center, this mountainside hotel and its romantic ambience makes it ideal for leisure travelers and couples. Venture out into the natural surroundings and visit nearby attractions such as The Baiyang Trail, Taroko National Park and Xiangde Temple. Dine at the Wellesley ...

    Away from the city center, this mountainside hotel and its romantic ambience makes it ideal for leisure travelers and couples. Venture out into the natural surroundings and visit nearby attractions such as The Baiyang Trail, Taroko National Park and Xiangde Temple. Dine at the Wellesley Restaurant and Meiyuan Restaurant and enjoy the local Chinese and international cuisine. Silks Place Taroko Hotel is ideal for guests who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience a true relaxing journey.

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Day 7

Taroko National Park to Taipei

After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge, stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Cingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive at around 6 PM.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Gala Hotel

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    Gala Hotel



    Perfectly situated for the business and leisure traveler, Gala Hotel's distinctive address is midtown Taipei on Sung Chiang Road is in the heart of Taipei's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood. The business traveler will find the financial district right next door, and most ...

    Perfectly situated for the business and leisure traveler, Gala Hotel's distinctive address is midtown Taipei on Sung Chiang Road is in the heart of Taipei's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood.

    The business traveler will find the financial district right next door, and most midtown business are within walking distance from the hotel.

    Established in 1980, Gala Hotel has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has been presented with numerous awards by the government as well as compliments from customers.

    Gala Hotel remains a state-of-the-art facility by renovating and innovating. Recently remodeled. Each guest room has been completely renovated and refitted to continue to meet the modern traveler's needs.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 8

Depart Taipei

You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Group Tour: Saturday

Private Tour: Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Transfers by air conditioned vehicle
  • Seat-in-coach tour
  • Admission fees
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in 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 travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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