Eastern Beauty 5 Day Private Tour (Classic)

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • • Spend five unforgettable days touring Taiwan's beautiful east coast and inland Rift Valley
  • • Hike and sightsee in the magnificent Taroko Gorge
  • • Enjoy paddle boat around Liyu Lake
  • • Visit the scenic Liyu Lake and enjoy paddle boat around the lake
  • • Explore the laid-back town of Taitung

Taiwan's east is known for its breathtaking scenery. Our Eastern Beauty Tour brings you to well-known scenic spots and hidden gems alike. Along the way, we'll experience awe-inspiring nature (including Taroko Gorge and the Rift Valley), visit the villages of indigenous tribes that the locals called this land home for thousands of years, eat amazing meals and have numerous opportunities for leisure and outdoor activities including hiking, boating and bicycling through the fascinating terrain for which the area is justly known. In between the bucolic splendor, we'll also make time to explore Hualien and Taitung, two of the east coast's largest cities. Though equally laid back, both cities boast their own unique cultural caches.


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Taiwan’s east is known for breathtaking scenery. Our Eastern Beauty Tour brings you to well-known scenic spots and hidden gems alike.

▴ Taiwan’s east is known for breathtaking scenery. Our Eastern Beauty Tour brings you to well-known scenic spots and hidden gems alike.

Day 1: Enjoy the crescent bay and clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach.

▴ Day 1: Enjoy the crescent bay and clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach.

Day 2: Hike in Sanxiantai, whose long arched footbridge connects the rocky coast with a neighboring island.

▴ Day 2: Hike in Sanxiantai, whose long arched footbridge connects the rocky coast with a neighboring island.

Day 3: Walking or cycling in Taitung's Forest Park.

▴ Day 3: Walking or cycling in Taitung's Forest Park.

Day 4: Bicycle ride through the rice paddies of the Chishang Bicycle Trail.

▴ Day 4: Bicycle ride through the rice paddies of the Chishang Bicycle Trail.

Day 4: Bicycle ride through the rice paddies of the Chishang Bicycle Trail.

▴ Day 4: Bicycle ride through the rice paddies of the Chishang Bicycle Trail.

Day 5: Head to Taroko Gorge and explore the place some call Taiwan's Grand Canyon.

▴ Day 5: Head to Taroko Gorge and explore the place some call Taiwan's Grand Canyon.

ITINERARY

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DAY 4
DAY 5

Day 1 / Taipei - Su'ao - Hualien

When heading down the magnificent east coast, we will stop at Yilan Su'ao and enjoy the rare type of cold springs, which is only found at a few places around the world, before arriving at Hualien. After lunch, visit a beautiful pebble-strewn beach with famously clear blue waters, take a walk around 48 Highland and cycle along the best coastal bike path.

Day 2 / Easten Coast Beauty: Hualien - Taitung

On day two, we'll head south down the coast, making many stops along the way to check out the region's astonishingly varied coastal terrain. Further down the coast, we'll stop to visit local monkeys. In the afternoon, you may enjoy a walk by Seashore Park when you reach Taitung city. If you're adventurous, a flying experience by hot air balloon or paragliding in Luye could be arranged.

Day 3 / East Rift Valley Exploration: Taitung - Hualien

We'll spend the morning in a most unusual museum, one made not of brick and glass but of interconnected trees, part of a forest preserve maintained and protected by members of the local Bunun tribe. Follow local peoples to learn about the unique lifestyle and cultures of the indigenous tribe. Afterward, we'll explore the bucolic East Rift Valley when heading back north and find out the Japanese influence in Hualien.

Day 4 / Hualien - Taroko

After a tour of Hualien Sugar Factory, it's time for fun activities. We will do clam digging, an interesting and local experience to learn about the golden clam here, and taste clam dishes. Afterward, we'll head inland to Liyu lake, whose beauty (some say) rivals that of Taiwan's well-known Sun Moon Lake. Ride on a paddle boat with your party or just cycle and hike around the lake to enjoy a lovely afternoon.

Day 5 / Taroko Gorge -Taipei

On the final day, we'll start the journey by exploring Taroko Gorge, called Taiwan's Grand Canyon. Visit a temple, shrine, or waterfall, and enjoy a morning hike into the gorge. After gorging ourselves on scenery, we'll head back to the coast for the final leg of our Eastern Beauty Tour - a spectacular afternoon drive back up the eastern coast.

  • Point
    Pick up from your accommodation or meet up location
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    Special experience in Su'ao Cold Spring
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    Visit 48 Highland lookout to enjoy a great sea view
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    Cycle along the best coastal bike path with crescent bay and clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 3.5★ Hotel: Hotelday+ Hualien (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
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    Scenic tour of coastal cliffs, beaches, and coral and visit various seaside landscapes including Shitiping, Baxian Cave (Cave of the Eight Immortals), and Sanxiantai (Three Immortals Bridge)
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    Visit local monkeys on Donghe bridge
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    Optional flying experience: hot air balloon(only held around June to August) or paragliding over the Luye Highland (at your expense)
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 3★ Hotel: Hoya Resort Hotel Taitung (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Be introduced to the rich culture of Taiwan’s indigenous tribes
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    Experience indigenous life and climb the trees in the "Luan-Shan forest museum"
  • Meal
    Taste Chishang rice for lunch (at your expense)
  • Pickup
    Leisure car ride to explore bucolic East Rift Valley
  • Point
    Stop by Tropic of Cancer Marker
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in exotic Japanese-style wooden cabin: 3★Rated Hualien Tourism Sugar Factory (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Tour in Hulien Sugar Facory and taste the ice cream
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    Have fun in clam digging to experience traditional fishing
  • Meal
    Taste freshwater clam dishes and Taiwanese cuisine for lunch (at your expense)
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    Spend a lovely afternoon at Liyu Lake, the largest inland lake in Hualien
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay in TripAdvisor 3★ Liiko Taroko (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Taroko Gorge tour, including visits to the Xiangde Temple and Eternal Springs Shrine
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    Hiking along the Baiyang Trail to the waterfall and Water Curtain Tunnel. (If weather does not permit, we'll substitute further cultural explorations for hiking trip)
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    Pass by Qingshui Cliff on the famous Suhua Highway coastal road
  • Pickup
    Return to Taipei via scenic east coast route
*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

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DETAILS

Inclusions

  • A knowledgeable, licensed and fun-loving English-speaking guide
  • All transportation (5-seater sedan or 8-seater van, driver)
  • Admission to all activities on itinerary
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

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

Cancellation Policy

Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests.
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.

REVIEWS

July 2017
United States / LBG2345
I recommend MyTaiwanTour without hesitation.
While in Taiwan, my daughter and I wanted to visit some places on the East coast (Hualian, Taroko National Park, Taitung, and more) that weren't that easy to navigate via public transportation. MyTaiwanTour arranged a great muilti-day itinerary. Our guide, Tai, spoke excellent English, was great at safely navigating the winding roads, and was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area. He asked about our interests, and led us to attractions that weren't in my guidebooks, the best scenic vistas, and the interesting local restaurants. I recommend MyTaiwanTour without hesitation.
April 2017
United States / Joshua A
I highly suggest using MyTaiwanTour if you are coming to visit Taiwan!
My wife and I came to Taiwan for our honeymoon. She is Taiwanese and I am American, so for her the in and out of Taiwan was no big deal, but for me it was a bit of an adjustment. We joined the 5 day east coast tour after being in Taiwan for a week already and I was a bit nervous about riding in a car for another week to areas that are much less "big city" than Kaohsiung and Taipei. Within 5 minutes of getting in the car with our tour guide Gordon, I felt much better. He is super nice and very knowledgeable of everywhere we went. The car was very smooth (Camry hybrid) and Gordon put my mind (and car sick prone stomach) at ease. The different sites we visited were very scenic and he was always offering to take our picture everywhere possible. He was also very attentive to our preferences. I don't like seafood, so he always proactively suggested different restaurants and made sure the restaurant staff knew what I wanted. The hotels were great, we paid for the 5 star upgrade, which I HIGHLY suggest. Gordon was always on time and always made sure we got settled in our room before parting ways every day. When our tour ended and Gordon left, I was bummed because we lost our travel partner! I highly suggest using mytaiwantour if you are coming to visit Taiwan!
May 2016
N/A / Michelle T
I recommend this company to anyone who wants a tour that's about more than gift shops
When I booked my tour through My Taiwan Tour, I didn't know what to expect. Traveling down the East Coast of Taiwan with our tour guide Steve Lin, I learned so much about Taiwan - it's culture, it's history and its people. Steve was funny, genuine and sincere. The best tour guide I could ever ask for. From the first day to the last day of the tour, I felt as though I was traveling with one of my closest friend! He always made sure I was comfortable and that I had enough snacks for the road lol I will never forget this trip and I have so many great pictures and memories. Thanks My Taiwan Tour for having such a knowledgeable and friendly staff. I recommend this company to anyone who wants a tour that's about more than gift shops. Book through them, you won't regret it. Thanks Steve for being so awesome and teaching me so much about this country...your love and passion for travel is contagious! I can't wait to come back and tour the rest of it with you :)
May 2016
Australia / ArizonaRose2015
We had the trip of a lifetime
Fabulous Five Day East Coast Nature Tour We had an amazing time travelling through Taiwan's natural beauty! Every day brought beautiful food and authentic local experience. Our guide Gordon was professional, polite and a pleasure to travel with. We had the trip of a lifetime.
June 2015
United States / ArizonaRose2015
We had the trip of a lifetime.
We had an amazing time travelling through Taiwan's natural beauty! Every day brought beautiful food and authentic local experience. Our guide Gordon was professional, polite and a pleasure to travel with. We had the trip of a lifetime.
March 2015
Singapore / Connie
Recommend days Eastcoast tour
We joined the Taiwantour for the 3 days Eastcoast tour. The team is very professional, from the contact and inquiries in the beginning, the tour itself and afterwards, for example: - their answers are always quick, precise and friendly; even on the typhoon holidays you could talk to them on the phone - they know so much about everything, Iris-pedia can answer all your questions. I am from Taiwan myself but I also learned a lot! - they took photos of you and make it a CD post to you - there ar
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