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Taiwan In Depth

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,053

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
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,053

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.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Golden China Hotel

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    Golden China Hotel



    The Golden China Hotel is centrally situated in the centre of Taipei. The hotel has 250 rooms. Some facilities include a dining room, bar, business centre and travel and tour desk.

    The Golden China Hotel is centrally situated in the centre of Taipei.

    The hotel has 250 rooms. Some facilities include a dining room, bar, business centre and travel and tour desk.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Taipei to Keelung to Yehliu to Taipei

After breakfast, you proceed to Keelung to visit Chung Cheng Park where you can view the huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy and also a panoramic view of Keelung Harbor. Then continue to Yehliu famed for its numerous rock formations resembling a Queen's head, Fairy Shoe and Lover's Rock. Return to Taipei around 12 noon for lunch (own expense). Afternoon tour of Taipei City, which includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs' Shrine of traditional architecture and Taipei Handicraft Center.

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Day 3

Taipei to Taroko Gorge to Taipei

Today, take early morning express train from Taipei to Hualien, for whole day visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge 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, Tienshiang and Marble factory. On returning trip to Hualien City, you will see Chihsingtan beach and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park.

Then, proceed to Hualien Railway Station to take a train ride back to Taipei. Arrival time to Taipei will be around 7PM.

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Day 4

Taipei to Puli to Sun Moon Lake

Morning tour will take you to Puli, a cultural and artistic heaven. Keep proceeding to Sun Moon Lake, situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan, visiting the famous Wen Wu Temple or Literature Warrior Temple dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan-Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Sun Moon Lake Hotel

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    Sun Moon Lake Hotel



    Set on the banks of Sun Moon Lake, this upscale mountain-view hotel is 1 km from Shueishe Pier and 12 km from Paper Dome, a church constructed of paper tubes. Featuring lake or mountain views, the polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and ...

    Set on the banks of Sun Moon Lake, this upscale mountain-view hotel is 1 km from Shueishe Pier and 12 km from Paper Dome, a church constructed of paper tubes. Featuring lake or mountain views, the polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemakers. Japanese style rooms offer cozy dining areas with tatami mats and floor seating, while upgraded quarters and suites add soaking tubs. Suites also have separate living rooms. Dining options include a restaurant, a lobby bar serving cocktails, coffee and snacks, as well as an outdoor lakefront bar. There's a game room, and massage services are available.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Daily Maid Services
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Family Room
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massages
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Newspapers
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Pets Not Accepted
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Sun Terrace
    • Terrace

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Day 5

Sun Moon Lake to Lukang to Kaohsiung

Proceed to Lukang, located about 180 kilometers south of Taipei, known as a center of arts and handicrafts, particularly wooden and bamboo items. In earlier years, the city was the site of magnificent homes and temples of uniquely Taiwanese architecture. Some of these structures still exist today.

Then move on to Kaohsiung City by bus or train for overnight stay.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung

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    Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung


    The Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung is a centrally located hotel, offering first-class service and fine business facilities. The Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung provides guests comfortable suites, good recreational facilities and easy access to many of the attractions of Taiwan's second largest city.

    The Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung is a centrally located hotel, offering first-class service and fine business facilities. The Chateau de Chine Hotel Kaohsiung provides guests comfortable suites, good recreational facilities and easy access to many of the attractions of Taiwan's second largest city.

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Day 6

Kaohsiung to Kenting to Kaohsiung

Morning tour to Kenting National Park, which located at Taiwan's southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stop will be made at Oluanpi light house, Maopitou coast scenic area and Kenting forest recreation area.

Return to Kaohsiung City for overnight.

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Day 7

Kaohsiung City Tour to Taipei

After breakfast, we will visit the second largest city in Taiwan, "Kaohsiung City". First, we will take you to Cheng Ching Lake, the Chen Ching Lake has a lot of tourist attractions and is the largest lake in Kaohsiung County. A major attraction at the lake is the stately Restoration Pagoda. The lake also has islands and bridges, towers and pavilions, boating and aquariums, tree-lined paths, a nine-corner bridge. Then we will proceed to visit another famous place "Spring and Autumn Pavilions", from here you can find the seven-tiered Dragon and Tiger pagodas stand in the water of Lotus Lake at Tzuoying near the graceful Spring and Autumn pavilions. A nine-cornered bridge links the pagodas to the shore.

After the city tour, entrain or enbus back to Taipei.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Golden China Hotel

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    Golden China Hotel



    The Golden China Hotel is centrally situated in the centre of Taipei. The hotel has 250 rooms. Some facilities include a dining room, bar, business centre and travel and tour desk.

    The Golden China Hotel is centrally situated in the centre of Taipei.

    The hotel has 250 rooms. Some facilities include a dining room, bar, business centre and travel and tour desk.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Depart Taipei

The day will be at leisure until the time for hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

*Sunday

*Note: This itinerary is valid for travel until 31 March 2018, for travel thereafter, please inquire for the new details.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis with private facilities
  • English speaking guide
  • Daily Hotel Breakfast
  • Seat-in-coach Tours
  • Round trip express train ticket from Taipei to Hualien and Hualien to Taipei
  • All transfers by air conditioned

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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