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Taiwan Showcase

Duration
5 Days
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US$ 626

This itinerary will show you some of the amazing scenery to be found in Taiwan, beautiful serene lakes, mountains, forests, coral-rimmed shoreline, cliffs and deep awe- inspiring gorges.


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.

Setting off from Taipei by bus, head 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 Dynast era.

Leaving Sun-Moon Lake behind, travel to Kaohsiung stopping at the Fo Guang Shan Monastery, the largest Buddhist Monastery in Taiwan. Here you will have a tour of the monastery. Overnight in Kaohsiung.

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. A beautiful river called Love River flows through the city. Head south from here 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.  Here visit the Oluanpi Lighthouse and the Maopitou landscape, a giant piece of coral jutting out to sea. Stay overnight in Taitung, a nearby small city.

The next morning, enjoy a journey along the unspoiled coastline with a wide range of land forms including certain rock formations caused by erosion. Later arrive at Hualien considered one of the most pleasant in Taiwan for an overnight stay.

The last day of the tour features a visit to the Taroko 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. Afterwards, it is time to return to Taipei.  


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 626

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Day 1

Taipei to Sun Moon Lake

You will depart by bus (between 07:30am-8:30am) and travel for Sun Moon Lake; this is the only natural large lake in Taiwan. Here, you will visit the famous Wenwu Temple or Literature Warrior Temple dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Peacock Garden, Holy Monk Shrine and Tse En Pagoda. After touring around Sun Moon Lake; you will proceed to your hotel for check in. At the Fleur de Chine Hotel, you can enjoy the natural hot springs. Feel free to also explore the nearby walking trails, biking, hiking or boating on the lake.

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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 2

Sun Moon Lake to Kaohsiung

After breakfast, you will travel Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous and sacred Buddhist place in southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during a monastery walking tour, and you will also have a chance to eat a Buddhist vegetarian lunch (additional cost). You can chat with the Monks and nuns during a visit to the Main Shrine and Great Buddha Land, the large Buddha statue. Continue on to Kaohsiung City, the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Former British Consulate, Love River and Lio Ho Night Market. Overnight at Kaohsiung.

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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.

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Day 3

Kaohsiung to Taitung

Today visit Kenting, Taiwan's only tropical National Park which provides visitors with a view of typical Taiwanese rural life with its mountains, forests, lakes, sand dunes, beaches, and coral reefs. It is located at Taiwan's southern tip and has 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline. You will also stop at Oluanpi Light House and the Maopitou coastal scenic area. Continueon to taitung via the Southern Link Highway and overnight at Zhiben. Enjoy the natural hot springs at Hotel Royal Chihpen.

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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 4

Taitung to Hualien

Explore a unique part of Taiwan, the East Coast also known as Taiwan's last unspoiled land. This scenic area stretches 170 kilometers down the island's east coast. Weathering, erosion and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. You will visit Siaoyeliou and Sansientai arriving Hualien in the afternoon.

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Silks Place

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    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 5

Hualien to Taipei

After breakfast, visit the Taroko Gorge, known for its sheer marble cliffs, deep gorges and winding tunnels. This landscape originated over 230 million years ago, when coral reefs formed the tropical shallows where Taiwan is now located. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge, stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, Changchun Temple and Shakadang Trail. After touring the fascinating scenery of Taroko Gorge, continue to Taipei via Su Hwa Highway and Hsuei Shan Long Tunnel. Arrive into Taipei between 5:00-6:00PM where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights accommodation at hotels shown in itinerary or similar
  • Guided group touring and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Overland travel as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXLUDES:

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

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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 seats/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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