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Mid Island History and Nature (Classic)
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Mid Island History and Nature (Classic)

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HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Witness the sunrise over Alishan’s famous “sea of clouds”
  • Explore the winding lanes of the historical town of Lugang
  • Visit two of Taiwan’s most significant temples
  • Wander among ancient cypress trees in the high altitude forest of Alishan
  • Sample some of the world’s best tea at the source
Combining the best of Taiwan’s ancient historical treasures and its splendid natural beauty, our three day Mid Island History and Nature Tour tour brings you from one of Taiwan’s most popular spots for temple hopping into its most scenic mountain regions. Along the way you’ll explore traditional art and culture, eat a plethora of delicious Taiwanese dishes, drink some of the world’s finest tea, forest-bathe amid ancient trees, and witness both an unforgettable sunrise and sunset from a mountain peak. There will also be plenty of opportunities to explore, both in the winding lanes and alleys of Ancient Lugang and in the high-altitude forests of Alishan. We’ll also stop in Taichung to explore the city’s art scene before returning to Taipei. Please note: This tour requires a moderate bit of walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended..

ITINERARY

  • Day 1:

    Taipei, Lugang, Chiayi

    History is the focus of day one. After picking you up, we’ll head to Lugang, a colorful, history-drenched town on the west coast boasting over 200 temples. We’ll visit the Longshan and Tienhou temples, two of Taiwan’s most important religious sites. Afterward, we’ll wander the winding, art-filled alleys and lanes of Lugang, getting involved in the local arts and crafts scene and sampling various dishes for which the area is famous. In the evening we’ll head to Chiayi for some R&R in a 4-star hotel.

  • Day 2:

    Chiayi, Yuantan Ecological Park, Alishan

    On day two the focus turns to central Taiwan’s astounding natural beauty as we head into the mountains, stopping at a tea farm or two to sample the wares before heading to the Yuantan Ecological Park, known for its natural landscapes, flora and fauna. After visiting the park, we’ll climb deeper and higher still, reaching the heart of the Alishan Scenic area in time to relax before watching an absolutely epic sunset in the mountains.

  • Day 3:

    Alishan, Taichung, Taipei

    We’ll want to rise early on day three to take the Alishan Forest Railway to the peak, for its here where we’ll witness the famed sea of clouds as they roll through the valleys below in the hour after sunrise. (Photographers will want to get up earlier to set up their tripods for amazing shots.) After witnessing this magnificent spectacle, we’ll have some time to hike among ancient cypress trees and breath in the cool mountain air. On the way back to Taipei, we’ll stop in Taichung for a bit of art, culture (and maybe a beer) in Taiwan’s central city.

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    Pick up from your hotel; bus to Lugang

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    Exploration of the historic town of Lugang

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    Visit of Lugang’s most important religious sites -- Longshan Temple and Tianhou Temple

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    Experience traditional art and design in Lugang old lanes and alleys

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    Create a Chinese lantern or traditional lion head mask

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    Stay at hotel in Chiayi City (4-star Yuh Tong Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent)

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Bus from Chiayi City to greater Alishan area

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    Experience lush green tea plantations along Taixingyan Trail

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    Visit Yuantan Ecological Park, known for beautiful natural landscape

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    Witness an unforgettable sunset at Alishan

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    Stay at hotel in Alishan area (3-star Ho Fong Villa Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent)

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Take the Alishan Forest Railway

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    Explore thousand-year-old ancient Taiwan cypress trees along trails of the Alishan Forest Recreation Area

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    Visit the Art Garden and Taichung Eslite Park Lane in Taichung City

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    Return to Taipei

*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 2 | Lunch : 0 | Dinner : 0
  • Duration :
    3 days 2 nights
  • Pick-up :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Group Size :
    2-6 people
  • Language :
    English

DETAILS

Inclusions

  • A professional English speaking tour guide
  • 2 nights stay at local 3-star/4-star hotels
  • Admission tickets to all venues on itinerary
  • All transportation expenses including 5-seater sedan or 8-seater van and driver
  • Travel insurace for duration of tour

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Gratuity

Cancellation Policy

Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests. We do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, guests will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or full refund. Guests canceling at any point up to 31 days prior to this tour’s starting date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days prior to departure will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations made between 14 and 7 days prior to departure will receive a 70% refund; Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to departure are non-refundable.

REVIEWS

Manmei

Philippines
March 2015

Worth a while to partipate their private trip.

My family and I made a request on tour in the beginning of May. We took 8 seated van and the car was comfy with excellent driver Steve. Plus, our tour guide, Michael was knowledgable on food, culture, and great sceneries. I remember when I asked Michael we would like to try seafood for lunch. He immediately thought of something and provide varieties of choices for us to decide. Furthermore, they provide one of exclusive service to provide a photographer or intern accommdates the whole trip to make a video clip afterward without additional charges which I have never see this sort of service before in other countries. Althought the tour is a bit pricy, but I will definitely day worth a while to partipate their private trip.

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