Southern Taiwan 5 Day Fun Tour (Luxury)

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  • • 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.

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Fun in the sun in Kenting, Taiwan’s Cancun

▴ Fun in the sun in Kenting, Taiwan’s Cancun

Spiritual discovery at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Center

▴ Spiritual discovery at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Center

Explore the temples of Lotus Pond

▴ Explore the temples of Lotus Pond

Explore historic Tainan, Taiwan's ancient capital

▴ Explore historic Tainan, Taiwan's ancient capital

Walk through history at Taiwan's oldest Confucian Temple

▴ Walk through history at Taiwan's oldest Confucian Temple



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 10:30 a.m. We’ll then head north, stopping in Shengli Star Village and Pingtung 1936 Tobacco Culture Base, two of the newest and most popular landmarks in Pingtung. We'll explore the local cultural and creative talents that have been fostered and invited to station here, facilitating the sustainable development of Pingtung's local cultural and creative energy. Back in Kaohsiung, we’ll visit the Pier 2 art center and further explore the charm of the port city of Kaohsiung.

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 Museum, 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 the island’s oldest Confucian temple and the nearby tourist attractions. We’ll explore and eat great food before ending the day at our hotel.

Day 4 / Tainan

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 along Anping Old Street. Afterward, we’ll head to Ten Drum Culture Village to enjoy the world-famous drum show and check out the century-old sugar factory. If you're adventurous, try the five-story high extreme slide, ziplining, or the sky swing, you'll love it!

Day 5 / Tainan-Chiayi-Taipei

Today, we’ll head to the hot-spring (and mud-spring) resort of Guanziling for relaxation, rejuvenation, and exfoliation before heading back home. After the mudspring, we'll drive up to Chiayi City for lunch. The famous fish head hot pot introduced by Netflix's "Street Food" series and turkey rice are highly recommended. After lunch, visit the nearby Hinoki Village, one of the best-preserved Japanese-style building complexes in Taiwan. This area used to be a staff dormitory during the Japanese Occupation. After World War II, it was converted into a staff dormitory for the Forest Service Bureau.

  • Pickup
    Pick up from your hotel in Taipei
  • Point
    Take the High Speed Rail (HSR) to Kaohsiung
  • Point
    Drive down to the beach resort town of Kenting
  • Point
    Swim, hike, or just soak up the rays
  • Point
    Hit the Kenting Street for a drink, dinner, or a massage
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation: 5-star Caesar Park Hotel Kenting (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Chill on the beach and be picked up at 10:30am
  • Point
    Take a stroll in Shengli New Village, an artistic and creative settlement and a unique street block.
  • Point
    Visit Pingtung 1936 Tobacco Culture Base.
  • Point
    Head to Pier-2 Art Center which carries Yancheng's past and serves as the founding highlight of Taiwan's Cultural and Creative Corridor.
  • Experience
    Take a gondola boat ride at night to enjoy the amazing night view of Love River
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation:TAI Urban Resort (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Visit Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
  • Point
    Explore historic Tainan, Taiwan's ancient capital
  • Point
    Walk through Taiwan's oldest Confucian Temple
  • Point
    Shop for crafts at the iconic Hayashi department store which was founded by Japanese back in 1932
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation: Tripadvisor 5-star Silks Club Tainan (DOUBLE/TWIN) or the equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Explore the historic Anping District
  • Point
    Visit a former Dutch castle and an ancient banyan tree house and learn about the rich history of Taiwan back in the 17th century.
  • Point
    Visit Ten Drum Culture Village, Asia’s first drumming themed international art village
  • Meal
    Don't miss out the opportunity to feast on local delicacies in the food paradise of Tainan. Alternatively, you can visit the local night market on your own.
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation: Tripadvisor 5-star Silks Club Tainan (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Relax, rejuvenate and exfoliate in the unique mud springs of Guanziling
  • Point
    Heading Chiayi city: Savor the famous turkey rice or fish head hot pot for lunch
  • Point
    Visit Hinoki Village where you can shop,chill at the recently restored Japanese historical buildings over a cup of coffee or even dress up in kimono
  • Train
    Take the HSR bullet train from Chiayi back to Taipei (by the guest's own)
*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 4 | Lunch : 1 | Dinner : 0
  • Duration :
    5 days 4 nights
  • Pick-up :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    HSR Chiayi Station
  • Group Size :
    1-6 people
  • Language :

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  • 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 5-star hotels
  • Travel insurance


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

There will be a 100% charge for no-shows. No-shows are defined as (1) Arriving 15 minutes late for Day Tours; (2) Arriving 1 hour late for Multi-day tours and custom tours.
Children (Age 3 - 12)
Infants (Age 0 - 2)
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* Tour requires a minimum of 1 guest
* Book 10 days in advance (GMT+8 09:00)
* Departs everyday
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