Eastern Beauty 5 Day Private Tour (Classic)
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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
  • Visit with local, indigenous tribes
  • Boat, Bicycle (or both) around Liyu Lake
  • Explore the chilled out town of Taitung
  • Hike and sightsee in Taroko Gorge

Taiwan’s east is known for 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 scenery (including Taroko Gorge and the Rift Valley), visit the villages of indigenous tribes who’ve called this land home for thousands of years, eat amazing meals and have plenty of opportunities for leisure and outdoor activities including hiking, boating and bicycling through the awe-inspiring 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
  • Day 1:

    Taipei to Hualien

    After meeting the group in Taipei, we’ll head down the magnificent east coast to Hualien county, where we’ll visit a beautiful pebble-strewn beach with famously clear blue waters before heading inland to Liyu lake. Swim, cycle and hike around the lake before heading into chilled-out Hualien City, where we’ll spend some time at the poetry, art and nature filled Pine Garden Heritage site. After checking into our hotel, we’ll spend the evening eating and watching street performances at the Dongdamen night market.

  • Day 2:

    Hualien to Taitung

    On day two we’ll head south down the coast, making many stops along the way to check out the regions astonishingly varied coastal terrain. We’ll stop to visit the Baxian, or “eight deities” caves, known both for their geological features and religious iconography. Further down the coast, we’ll stop for a hike in Sanxiantai, whose long arched footbridge connects the rocky coast with a neighboring island. In the afternoon we’ll visit the town of Dulan, known for its tribal artists, surfing scene and laid-back vibe before a quick stop at the sugar factory.

  • Day 3:

    Taitung Exploration Day

    On day three we’ll visit 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. We’ll learn about the lives and cultures of SE Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, enjoy tribal cuisine, and even do a bit of tree climbing ourselves. Afterward, we’ll head back to Taitung city to chill out and explore.

  • Day 4:

    Taitung to Hualien

    Having reached the southern extent of our tour, we'll begin the trek back north, traveling through the spectacular Rift Valley. With the coastal mountains to the east and the central mountains to the west, we'll pass through some of Taiwan's most gorgeous landscape. Activities for today include a bicycle ride through the rice paddies in Chishang, a visit to the Tropic of Cancer Marker, and fresh ice cream at the Guangfu Sugar Factory. We'll head back to Hualien to enjoy local snacks at the at Hualien Golden Triangle Shopping District before checking into our hotel.

  • Day 5:

    Taroko Gorge to Taipei

    On the last day of our Eastern Beauty Tour, we'll head to Taroko Gorge and spend some time exploring the place some call Taiwan's Grand Canyon. We'll drive along a picturesque road quite literally carved into the canyon walls, stopping for lunch with a marvelous view, visit a temple, shrine or waterfall, and even take a brief hike into the gorge itself. After gorging ourselves on scenery, we'll head back to the coast for the final leg of our Eastern Beauty Tour - a spectacular evening drive back up the eastern coast.

  • Point
    Enjoy the crescent bay and clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach
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    Spend a lovely afternoon at Liyu Lake, the largest inland lake in Hualien
  • Point
    Unwind with classical poetry, art and nature at Hualien's Pine Garden Heritage Site
  • Point
    Enjoy local delicacies along with performances at the Dongdamen night market
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel Day Plus Hualien (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Scenic tour of coastal cliffs, beaches and coral
  • Point
    Cave of the Eight Immortals
  • Point
    Three Immortals Bridge
  • Meal
    Lunch near Donghe bridge for visit with local monkeys
  • Point
    Dulan Sugar Factory (Tribal art and culture spot)
  • Accommodation: Hoya Resort Hotel Taitung (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Be introduced to the rich culture of Taiwan’s indigenous tribes
  • Point
    Experience indigenous life and climb the trees in the "Luan-Shan forest museum"
  • Point
    Walking or cycling in Taitung's Forest Park
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation:Hoya Resort Hotel Taitung (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Leisurely drive up the rift valley
  • Point
    Optional bicycle ride through the rice paddies of the Chihshang Bicycle Trail
  • Meal
    Lunch in Chishang, home of Taiwan's best rice
  • Point
    Stop at the Tropic of Cancer Marker
  • Point
    Local snacks at the Golden Triangle Shopping District
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation: Hotel Classic 3-star Hotel Day Plus Hualien (or equivalent)
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Tour Taroko Gorge by car and foot
  • Point
    Lunch in Taroko Gorge (at guest's expense)
  • Point
    Hike to Baiyang Waterfall / Water Curtain Tunnel (weather permitting)
  • 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

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 at 3 and 5-star hotels
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

  • 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.

REVIEWS

LBG2345

United States
July 2017

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.

Joshua A

United States
April 2017

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!

Michelle T

N/A
May 2016

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 :)

ArizonaRose2015

Australia
May 2016

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.

ArizonaRose2015

United States
June 2015

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.

Connie

Singapore
March 2015

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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