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Southern Taiwan 5 Day Fun Tour (Classic)
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Southern Taiwan 5 Day Fun Tour (Classic)

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HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Fun in the sun in Kenting, Taiwan’s Cancun
  • Spiritual discovery at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Center
  • Cultural and Historical exploration in Tainan, Taiwan’s ancient capital
  • Relaxation, revitalization and exfoliation in the unique mud springs of Guanziling
  • Endless opportunity to enjoy unique dishes found only in southern Taiwan
Casual visitors to Taiwan tend to stick close to the capital, but the southern half is where the real treasure trove of culture and history reside. It’s also where you find the best beaches, and (apologies to our northern brethren) best examples of authentically Taiwanese cuisine. Our Southern Fun Tour aims to bring you all the sun, fun & culture of our island’s lower half, including the old capital of Tainan, the laid-back modern metropolis Kaohsiung, the art-filled city of Taichung, and of course, the beach resort town of Kenting. Along the way you’ll visit ancient temples, swim on Taiwan’s finest beaches, soak in natural hot springs, dine on amazing delicacies, visit the scenic countryside and even walk inside a dragon’s mouth. We promise five unforgettable days of fun in places you may not have heard of before, but to which you’ll want to return.

ITINERARY

  • Day 1:

    Taipei - Kenting

    Day one begins with a high-speed train ride down the west coast on Taiwan’s efficient high-speed rail. With a top speed of 300 kilometers per hour, you’ll reach the southernmost city, Kaohsiung, less than two hours after leaving Taipei. We’ll save cultural exploration for tomorrow; today, we’re hitting the beach, heading from the station by van to the island’s southern tip, the beach town of Kenting. After checking into a beachfront resort, we’ll have the rest of the day to swim, hike, bicycle, or just soak up the rays. When the sun goes down, we’ll explore the excellent night market and livel

  • Day 2:

    Kenting - Kaohsiung

    Leaving the beach is hard, so on day two, we’ll leave some time to get in a morning swim or two before checking out around 11 am. We’ll then head back north, stopping in the old town of Hengchun to visit one of the last remaining Qing-era city walls left in Taiwan. Back in Kaohsiung, we’ll visit the 200-year-old wall paintings at the Fongyi Academy before heading to Lotus Pond, a man-made lake surrounded by temples, pavilions, temples and pagodas, (including the interconnected Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, said to possess luck-changing properties). After checking into our hotel, we’ll visit a nigh

  • Day 3:

    Kaohsuing - Tainan

    After breakfast at our hotel, the spiritual portion of our journey begins. We’ll head first to the stunning Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center, a vast religious complex containing eight pagodas (each dedicated to a specific virtue) and grand meditation halls, all overlooked with loving grace by a 108-meter high statue of the Buddha. We’ll then head to the ancient capital of Tainan, where will visit gardens and temples, including the island’s oldest Confucian temple. We’ll do plenty of exploring and eat great food before ending the day at our hotel.

  • Day 4:

    Tainan - Taichung

    The tour continues on day four with an exploration of Tainan’s historic Anping district. We’ll visit a castle and fortress dating back to Dutch colonial days and go inside (yes, inside) an ancient Banyan tree. We’ll also eat delicious local snacks, including Tainan’s coffin bread (sounds spooky, tastes delicious). Afterward, we’ll head to the hot-spring (and mud-spring) resort of Guanziling for relaxation, rejuvenation and exfoliation before heading up to Taichung.

  • Day 5:

    Taichung - Taipei

    We’ll spend the final day of our Southern Fun Tour exploring the art and culture of Taichung. We’ll visit a Japanese activity center to practice archery and calligraphy, hit a couple of unique museums and art centers, learn how to make Taiwan’s most famous beverage (pearl milk tea) in the place where it was invented, and have a great time in general before heading back up to Taipei.

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    Pick up from your hotel in Taipei

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    Take the High Speed Rail (HSR) to Kaohsiung

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    Drive down to the beach resort town of Kenting

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    Swim, bicycle, hike, or just soak up the rays

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    Hit the night market, get a massage, have some cocktails...

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    Accommodation: 3-star Lealea Garden Hotel Kenting (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Fun in the sun on the beach until 10:30am

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    Visit the walled town of Hengchun

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    Explore the temples of Lotus Pond and artwork of Fongyi Academy

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    Enjoy a movable feast at the night market

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    Accommodation: 4-star La Inn (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Visit Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center

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    Explore historic Tainan, Taiwan's ancient capital

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    Walk through history at Taiwan's oldest Confucian Temple and nearby Wu Garden

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    Shop for crafts at the old Lin Family Department Store

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    Accommodation: 4-star Fushin Hotel Tainan (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Explore the historic Anping District

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    Visit an old Dutch castle and an ancient banyan tree

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    Relax, rejuvenate and exfoliate in the unique mud springs of Guanziling

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    Feast on local delicacies at a lively Taichung night market

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    Accommodation: 4-star In Sky Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Cultivate the traditional arts at the Japanese-style Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center

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    Hang out among whimsical outdoor sculpture at the CMP Block Museum and the outdoor art of the Art Garden and Park Lane

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    Visit Chun Shui Tang, the birthplace of pearl milk tea and learn to make Taiwan's most famous beverage yourself

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    Explore the psychedelic vision of Rainbow Grandpa, artist in residence at Rainbow Village

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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 : 4 | Lunch : 0 | Dinner : 0
  • Duration :
    5 days 4 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 knowledgeable, licensed and fun-loving English-speaking guide
  • All transportation (High speed rail,5-seater sedan or 8-seater van, driver)
  • Admission to all activities on itinerary
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at 3 and 4-star hotels
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

  • Any optional activities not on itinerary
  • Meals not listed above
  • 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.

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