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Taiwan In Depth

Duration
7 Days
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US$ 964

Discover 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 will surprise you with its scenic and natural beauty.


Situated off the east coast of China, Taiwan came of age in 1949 when, as the Republic of China, it separated from Mainland China. It 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. All can be experienced on this itinerary.

Begin your time in Taiwan with 2 nights in its capital, Taipei, a vibrant centre of culture and entertainment. The morning after arrival, travel to Keelung and visit Chung Cheng Park with its large statue of the Goddess of Mercy where you will have panoramic views of Keelung Harbour. Also visit Yehliu with its amazing rock formations. Return to Taipei and have an afternoon tour which 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. Later visit the Taipei Handicraft Centre.

Depart from Taipei and drive to Puli, an historic town with an amazing monastery. Continue to Sun Moon Lake, the largest natural lake in Taiwan half shaped like the sun and half shaped like the crescent of the moon. While here, enjoy the beauty of the lake and also visit Wen Wu Temple located on the lake and built in 1938, the Peacock Garden which contains 200 peacocks as well as pheasants and the Holy Monk Shrine which contains the remains of a monk from the Tang Dynasty era. Overnight at Sun moon Lake.

The following morning, proceed to Lukang known as a centre for arts and handicrafts, particularly wooden and bamboo items. In earlier times, Lukang was the site of magnificent homes and temples examples of unique Taiwanese architecture. Some of these structures still exist today. Continue to Kaohsiung for 2 nights’ accommodation.

Kaohsiung is a city with a large harbour. It is surrounded by many fascinating landscapes including two of the country’s largest and most beautiful parks. Head south the next morning to Kenting National Park, Taiwan's only tropical national park covering a large area of land and the coast with amazing flora and fauna - it is known as a recreational area and it has exceptional beaches. There are stops at the Eluanbi lighthouse, the Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park.

The following morning brings a tour of Kaohsiung. First, visit Cheng Ching Lake with its stately Restoration Pagoda. The lake also has islands and bridges, towers and pavilions, boating and aquariums, tree-lined paths and a nine-corner bridge. After this, visit the Spring and Autumn Pavilions and the seven-tiered Dragon and Tiger Pagodas which stand in the water of Lotus Lake. After the city tour, return to Taipei for a further 2 nights.

Fly the next day to Hualien for a visit to the Taraoko National Park which contains the scenic Taroko Gorge with its sheer cliffs, walking trails, waterfalls and pagodas. Explore the area with visits to places such as the Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto and the Tunnel of Nine Turns. Also take time to stop at a marble factory. On your return trip to Hualien you will visit Chi Hsing Beach and the Hualien Stone Sculptural Park. Then return to Taipei by train.

The following day is departure from Taipei.

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 964

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Taipei

Upon arrival in Taipei, you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at leisure.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

The Sherwood Taipei

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    The Sherwood Taipei



    Sherwood Taipei combines the subtlety of the Orient and the stately refinement of Old World Europe, and is a popular accommodation choice for many. Guests are ensured absolute comfort, safety and privacy and are bound to enjoy a peaceful and restful stay.

    Sherwood Taipei combines the subtlety of the Orient and the stately refinement of Old World Europe, and is a popular accommodation choice for many. Guests are ensured absolute comfort, safety and privacy and are bound to enjoy a peaceful and restful stay.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Taipei - Hualien - Taitung

Today, we will take early morning express train from Taipei to Hualien, we will then drive to the East Coast National Scenic Area to stop at Shitiping (Terraced Rocks), Sanxiantai, Amis Folk Center until we arrive at Taitung.

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Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Sheraton Taitung Hotel

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    Sheraton Taitung Hotel



    Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Sheraton Taitung Hotel offers accommodation in Taitung City, 985 feet from Tiehua Music Village. The hotel has an outdoor pool and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private ...

    Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Sheraton Taitung Hotel offers accommodation in Taitung City, 985 feet from Tiehua Music Village. The hotel has an outdoor pool and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

    Taitung Railway Art Village is 1,313 feet from Sheraton Taitung Hotel, while Taitung Forest Park is 0.9 miles away. The nearest airport is Kaohsiung International Airport, 52.2 miles from Sheraton Taitung Hotel.

    Every room at this hotel is air-conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Fitness Club
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • WiFi

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Day 3

Taitung - Hualien

Visit East Rift Valley to stop at Luye Gaotai, Mr. Brown Avenue, Taitung's Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree, Matai'an Wetland Ecological Park. Stay overnight at Hualien.

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Duration1 Night
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Promised Land Resort and Lagoon

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    Promised Land Resort and Lagoon



    The 5-star Promisedland Resort offers luxurious accommodation with handcrafted bedding, a private balcony, and free Wi-Fi. A 5-minute drive from Xofen Railway Station, it features a large outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Boasting spacious interiors, the air-conditioned room offers a flat-screen cable TV, ironing facilities ...

    The 5-star Promisedland Resort offers luxurious accommodation with handcrafted bedding, a private balcony, and free Wi-Fi. A 5-minute drive from Xofen Railway Station, it features a large outdoor pool and 2 restaurants.

    Boasting spacious interiors, the air-conditioned room offers a flat-screen cable TV, ironing facilities and a minibar. They also have a large seating area and a bathtub in the en suite bathroom.

    Facilities

    • Bike Rental
    • Cycling
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Sun Terrace
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 4

Hualien - Taroko Gorge - Chiaohsi

Visit to Taroko National Park which is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by a river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble.

A road carved into sheer walls of rock snakes 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. Stops will be made at Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Cihmu Bridge, Tienshiang, Qingshui Cliff.

We will then drive to Chiahsi for overnight stay and enjoy the natural hot spring bath.

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Duration1 Night
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Hotel Royal Chiaohsi

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    Hotel Royal Chiaohsi



    Open-air hot spring pools, a heated outdoor pool and pampering spa treatments can be enjoyed at Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi. It provides a free shuttle from Chiaohsi Railway Station, a 10-minute drive away. The modern suites come with free WiFi. Overlooking the scenic mountains, the ...

    Open-air hot spring pools, a heated outdoor pool and pampering spa treatments can be enjoyed at Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi. It provides a free shuttle from Chiaohsi Railway Station, a 10-minute drive away. The modern suites come with free WiFi.

    Overlooking the scenic mountains, the air-conditioned suites are decorated in either a Japanese or Western style. All come with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and well-stocked minibar. Large bathrooms have a bathtub.

    Facilities

    • Golf Course
    • Pet Friendly
    • Recreation Centre
    • Spa and Wellness Centre

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Day 5

Kenting National Park

Visit National Center for Traditional Arts, King Car Kavalan Whisky Distillery, King Car Yuanshan Orchid Garden, etc. We will arrive at Taipei in the late afternoon.

Stay overnight in Taipei.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Sherwood Taipei

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    The Sherwood Taipei



    Sherwood Taipei combines the subtlety of the Orient and the stately refinement of Old World Europe, and is a popular accommodation choice for many. Guests are ensured absolute comfort, safety and privacy and are bound to enjoy a peaceful and restful stay.

    Sherwood Taipei combines the subtlety of the Orient and the stately refinement of Old World Europe, and is a popular accommodation choice for many. Guests are ensured absolute comfort, safety and privacy and are bound to enjoy a peaceful and restful stay.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Day 6

Taipei - Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast - Taipei

After breakfast, morning tour of Taipei city includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, world famous National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs' Shrine to see change ceremony of Honor Guards and traditional architecture, and Taiwan Handicraft Center. In the afternoon, proceed to Northeast Coast to visit Jiufen Village, Bitou Cape, Nanya Rock Formations and Bay of Two Colors.

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Day 7

Depart Taipei

At leisure until the time for hotel check out and transfer to the airport for departure flight.

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DEPARTURES:

*Saturdays

*Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 01 April 2018, for travel prior to that, please inquire for details.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 Nights Accommodation
  • English speaking guide
  • Breakfast daily
  • Seat-in-coach touring
  • Round trip express train ticket from Taipei to Hualien
  • All transfers by air conditioned vehicle

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • 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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16 Mar 2019
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