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Around Taiwan in 8 days (Classic)
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Around Taiwan in 8 days (Classic)

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HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Sun Moon Lake
  • Witness the Sea of Clouds at Alishan National Scenic Area
  • Visit several of Taiwan’s most important religious sites
  • Hike through majestic Taroko Gorge National Park
  • Circle Taiwan in a leisurely fashion in eight wonderful days
Over the course of this incredible 8 tour trip across the island, you’ll experience towering mountains, beautiful valleys, twisting rivers, ancient temples, and oceans that stretch off into the distance. You’ll see the beautiful Sun Moon Lake, drive through the otherworldly Taroko Gorge, take a boat ride on the Love River, and that’s just scratching the surface. The 8-day tour allows us to provide a relaxing, stress free full Taiwan tour experience. If you’re looking to experience as much of Taiwan as possible minus the hectic rush of three or five day “around the island tour,” this may well be the perfect tour for you.

ITINERARY

  • Day 1:

    Taipei to Taichung

    After meeting up in Taipei, we’ll head down the west coast, stopping to visit some of Taiwan’s most photogenic relics from both the Japanese colonial era and beyond. We’ll take a lesson in Hakka pound tea making in Miaoli before reaching Taichung where, after checking into our hotel, we’ll dine at the city’s most popular night market.

  • Day 2:

    Taichung to Sun Moon Lake

    After breakfast in Taichung, we’ll head to the ancient town of Lugang, often calledTaiwan’s city of temples.We’ll visit a couple of Taiwan’s oldest temples before exploring other parts of the town itself, including the Lugang Osmanthus Alley Artist village. Afterward, we’ll head into the mountains to visit majestic Sun Moon Lake!

  • Day 3:

    Sun Moon Lake to Alishan

    Day three is all about mountains as we head from Sun Moon Lake to the mountain town of Jiji. We’ll visit two temples standing as testament to the earth’s raw power before heading further into the hills to the old market street of Fenqihu for lunch. Afterwards, we’ll head to hike among the clouds through the verdant forests of Alishan.

  • Day 4:

    Alishan to Kaohsiung

    In the morning, we’ll get up early and hop on the Alishan Forest Railway to catch a glimpse of the area’s famed “sea of clouds” that appear in the hours around dawn. Afterward, we’ll head to Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s southernmost city, where we’ll spend the rest of the morning exploring the country’s largest Buddhist monastery. After lunch, we’ll take a boat tour of the city’s scenic Love River before checking into our hotel. That evening, you’ll have the option of enjoying a movable feast at the Liuhe Night Market, Kaohsiung’s biggest (and many say, Taiwan’s best).

  • Day 5:

    Kaohsiung to Taitung

    Having reached Taiwan’s southernmost city, it’s time to head to its beautiful east coast. After driving through Taiwan’s banana belt, we’ll hit the pretty east coast town of Taitung to explore the areas natural ecology, prehistory and indigenous cultures.

  • Day 6:

    Taitung to Hualien

    We’ll spend the sixth day exploring the landscapes considered by some as Taiwan’s most beautiful, driving through the island’s scenic Rift Valley. In addition to being where two tectonic plates meet, it’s also where Taiwan’s best rice is grown. We’ll stop at the Tropic of Cancer marker, visit a Japanese colonial era sugar factory that’s been converted to ice-cream production, and have a wonderful time in general surrounded by bucolic splendor before reaching the coastal city of Hualien.

  • Day 7:

    Hualien

    We’ll spend the seventh day of our tour in Hualien county, enjoying magnificent oceanfront scenery, absorbing the Zen vibe at a Japanese style temple, paddle boating on scenic Liyu lake and eating amazing food at Hualien’s lad back seafront night market.

  • Day 8:

    Hualien to Taipei

    We’ll spend the final day of our eight day Taiwan adventure exploring world-renowned Taroko Gorge National park, enjoying a guided trip of the park’s gorgeous gorge, rapid rivers and wonderful waterfalls. After experiencing the majesty of Taroko Gorge, we’ll slowly make our way back up the east coast, pausing beneath the Qingshui cliffs (Taiwan’s largest coastal cliffs) before heading back to Taipei.

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    Visit the remains of the photogenic Longteng Bridge, damaged in the 1935 earthquake

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    Check out the wooden Japanese colonial era Shengxing Railway Station

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    Make your own Hakka pound tea (Leicha)

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    Taste local delicacies at Taichung’s Fengjia Night Market

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    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel Day Plus Taichung (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Discover the ancient temples of Lugang

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    Explore the winding alleys, unique art and delicious cuisine of Lugang old street

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    Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake from the deck of a pleasure boat

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    Accommodation: 4-star Lealea Garden Hotel (Sun Moon Lake-Moon) (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Head to Jiji Township to visit the ruins of Wuchang Temple

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    Discover the old market street of Fenqihu and savor a variety of delicious snacks and a traditional lunch

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    Hike through the verdant forests of Alishan and enjoy the mountain scenery

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    Accommodation: 3-star Ho Fong Villa Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Early morning ride through the scenic mountains on the Alishan Forest Railway

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    Exploration of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery

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    Boat tour of Kaohsiung’s scenic Love River

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    Optional independent visit to Liuhe 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 Taitung’s Museum of Prehistory

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    Enjoy a laid back cycling tour of Taitung’s Forest Park

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    Enjoy a leisurely hike through Seashore Park

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    Accommodation: 5-star Sheraton Taitung Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Scenic drive up the East Rift Valley

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    Visit to Chishang Rice Village Museum

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    Stop at Tropic of Cancer Marker

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    Visit Hualien Sugar Factory

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    Accommodation: 3-star Kindness Hotel Hualien (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach

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    Visit Ching XiuTemple and experience the spirit of Zen

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    Delight in a peaceful paddle boat tour at scenic Liyu Lake

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    Get a taste of Hualien cuisine at Dongdamen night market (at guest's expense)

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    Accommodation: 3-star Kindness Hotel Hualien (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent

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    Breakfast at hotel

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    Explore world-renowned Taroko National Park

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    Enjoy a guided tour of its spectacular mountains, marble canyons, gorges, rapid rivers, and stunning waterfalls

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    Drive along the picturesque Qingshui Cliff, the largest coastal cliff in Taiwan

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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 7: | Lunch : 0 | Dinner : 0
  • Duration :
    8 days 7 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 tickets to all activities on itinerary
  • 7 nights at 3 to 5 star hotels with breakfast each day
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

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

REVIEWS

Tom

Singapore
March 2015

The best quality of service and tour

My Taiwan tour offers the best quality of service and tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the Taiwanese culture, attractions, and local food. Their customized service is way better than other group tours, and the guide was very caring as well. My friend and I join the around Taiwan ten days tour and we really enjoin with the knowledgeable tour guide. We have seen Taiwan most beautiful scenery from the north to the south. During the journey my favorite part was Taroko national park I was really surprise that the gorge would be closed to cars, and the scenery is stunning. If you have an interest in geography or geology then this is a dream day out. We went on some of the walks in the park too. From start to finish, the experience was relaxed and fun. I will surely recommend if you have time to explore this amazing island try your travel with My Taiwan Tour!

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