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Taiwan History & Nature 3 Day Private Tour (Classic)

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • • 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..


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Wander among ancient cypress trees in the high altitude forest of Alishan

▴ Wander among ancient cypress trees in the high altitude forest of Alishan

Day 1: Make our own Chinese lantern in the oldest lantern shop in Lugang Taiwan

▴ Day 1: Make our own Chinese lantern in the oldest lantern shop in Lugang Taiwan

Day 1: Create a traditional lion head mask

▴ Day 1: Create a traditional lion head mask

Day 2: Experience lush green tea plantations

▴ Day 2: Experience lush green tea plantations

Day 2: Visit Yuantan Ecological Park, known for beautiful natural landscape

▴ Day 2: Visit Yuantan Ecological Park, known for beautiful natural landscape

Day 3: Explore thousand-year-old ancient Taiwan cypress trees along trails of the Alishan Forest Recreation Area

▴ Day 3: Explore thousand-year-old ancient Taiwan cypress trees along trails of the Alishan Forest Recreation Area

Day 3: Take a ride on the narrow gauge Alishan mountain rail

▴ Day 3: Take a ride on the narrow gauge Alishan mountain rail

ITINERARY

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3

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.

  • Pickup
    Pick up from your hotel; bus to Lugang
  • Point
    Exploration of the historic town of Lugang
  • Point
    Visit of Lugang’s most important religious sites -- Longshan Temple and Tianhou Temple
  • Point
    Experience traditional art and design in Lugang old lanes and alleys
  • Point
    Create a Chinese lantern or traditional lion head mask
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay at hotel in Chiayi City (4-star Yuh Tong Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent)
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Bus from Chiayi City to greater Alishan area
  • Point
    Experience lush green tea plantations along the trail
  • Point
    Visit Yuantan Ecological Park, known for beautiful natural landscape
  • Point
    Witness an unforgettable sunset at Alishan
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay at hotel in Alishan area (Ho Fong Villa Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent) *​Optional upgrade to Alishan House Twin/Double room at USD250/room/night
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Take the Alishan Forest Railway
  • Point
    Explore thousand-year-old ancient Taiwan cypress trees along trails of the Alishan Forest Recreation Area
  • Point
    Visit the Art Garden and Taichung Eslite Park Lane in Taichung City
  • Pickup
    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

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

March 2015
Philippines / Manmei
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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*Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests
* Book 8 days in advance(GMT+8 09:00)
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