Around Taiwan 8 Day Private Tour (Classic)

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Sun Moon Lake
  • • Witness the Sea of Clouds at the iconic Alishan National Scenic Area
  • • Hike through Taroko Gorge National Park, one of Taiwan’s natural wonders
  • • Learn about the temple culture by visiting several of the most important religious sites in Taiwan
  • • Tour the island of Taiwan in a leisurely fashion with your own private group

On this relaxed, round-island tour, 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 largest marble canyon in the world at Taroko Gorge, take a boat ride on the Love River, and learn about the secrets of Taiwanese Cocoa. This 8-day itinerary allows you to experience the island at a relaxing and stress-free pace. If you're seeking to experience as much of Taiwan as possible minus the hectic rush of a three or five-day tour, this may well be the one for you.


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Over the course of this incredible 8-day tour trip across the island, you’ll experience towering mountains, beautiful valleys, ancient temples, and oceans that stretch off into the distance.

▴ Over the course of this incredible 8-day tour trip across the island, you’ll experience towering mountains, beautiful valleys, ancient temples, and oceans that stretch off into the distance.

Day 1: Make your own Hakka pound tea (Leicha)

▴ Day 1: Make your own Hakka pound tea (Leicha)

Day 2: Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake from the deck of a pleasure boat

▴ Day 2: Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake from the deck of a pleasure boat

Day 4: Exploration of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery

▴ Day 4: Exploration of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery

Day 6: Leisure walk at Taitung Seashore Park

▴ Day 6: Leisure walk at Taitung Seashore Park

Day 7: Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach

▴ Day 7: Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach

ITINERARY

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
DAY 6
DAY 7
DAY 8

Day 1 / Taipei - 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 of Hakka pound tea making in Miaoli before reaching Taichung where after checking into our hotel, we'll visit the famous Taichung Fengjia Night Market.

Day 2 / Taichung - Sun Moon Lake

Have a nice morning with a city tour in Taichung, then we'll head into the mountains to visit the majestic Sun Moon Lake, one of Taiwan's most popular sites. Enjoy your pleasant afternoon with both the naturally beautiful scenery and the culturally rich attractions.

Day 3 / Sun Moon Lake - Alishan

Day three is all about mountains as we head from Sun Moon Lake to another mountainous Alishan. After seeing the various beauty of Sun Moon Lake in the morning, we'll visit Zhushan and learn about the Taiwanese tea on the way to Alishan, where we'll hike among the clouds through the verdant forests.

Day 4 / Alishan - Kaohsiung

In the morning, get up early and hop on the Alishan Forest Railway to catch a view of the area's famed "sea of clouds" that appears around dawn. Afterward, head to Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city, where we will spend the rest of the morning exploring the country's largest Buddhist monastery. Then, take a boat tour of the city's scenic Love River before checking into our hotel.

Day 5 / Kaohsiung - Pintung - Taitung

Starting with reaching Taiwan's southernmost city to take a look at the eco-friendly cocoa farm in the morning. Then we will drive through Taiwan's banana belt to hit the pretty east coast town of Taitung. It's time to head to the beautiful east coast with natural ecology and indigenous culture. After checking in at the hotel, take your time to relax in the famous Chihpen hot spring.

Day 6 / Taitung - Hualien

Spend this day exploring the landscapes considered by some as Taiwan's most beautiful road while driving through the scenic East Rift Valley. In addition to being where two tectonic plates meet, it's also where Taiwan's best rice is grown. We will be surrounded by bucolic splendor before reaching the coastal city of Hualien.

Day 7 / Hualien

On the seventh day of our tour in Hualien, you will enjoy paddle boating on scenic Liyu lake, and magnificent oceanfront scenery, absorb the poetic and nature-filled Pine Garden Heritage site, and end your day with amazing food at Hualien's laid-back seafront night market.

Day 8 / Taroko Gorge - Taipei

Spend the final day of your eight-day journey exploring the world-renowned Taroko Gorge National park and enjoying a guided trip to 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.

  • Point
    Visit the remains of the photogenic Longteng Bridge, damaged in the 1935 earthquake
  • Point
    Check out the wooden Japanese colonial era Shengxing Railway Station
  • Point
    Make your own Hakka pound tea (Leicha)
  • Meal
    Taste local delicacies at Taichung’s Fengjia Night Market (at your expense)
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 4★ Hotel: In One City Inn (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Visit the gorgeous National Taichung Theater
  • Point
    Visit the quirky, psychedelic Rainbow Village (possibly meeting its creator, the extremely charming Rainbow Grandpa)
  • Meal
    Taste the indigenous-style delicacies besides the lake (at your expense)
  • Boat
    Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake from the deck of a pleasure boat
  • Point
    Visit top attractions around Sun Moon Lake
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 4★ Hotel: Lealea Garden Hotel Sun Moon Lake (Moon) (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Learn about Zhuzhan and Taiwanese Tea
  • Meal
    Lunch at the bamboo-decorated restaurant (at your expense)
  • Pickup
    Continue the trip to Alishan
  • Activity
    Hike through the verdant forests of Alishan and enjoy the mountain scenery
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in Alishan, 3★ Rated Yingshan Hotel (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Train
    Optional early morning ride through the scenic mountains on the Alishan Forest Railway
  • Point
    Exploration of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery
  • Boat
    Boat tour of Kaohsiung’s scenic Love River
  • Meal
    Optional independent visit to Liuhe night market
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 3★ Hotel: La Inn (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Visit the eco-friendly cocoa farm in Taiwan's southernmost city
  • Point
    Hit the crystal blue Pacific Ocean on the way to the east coast
  • Point
    Stop by wherever you like to enjoy the great sea view
  • Accomadaiton
    Enjoy hot spring at hotel
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 4★ Hotel: Hoya Hot Springs Hotel & Spa (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Stop by National Taitung University and Taitung Seashore Park
  • Pickup
    Scenic drive through the East Rift Valley
  • Activity
    Cycling on the bucolic road in Chishang
  • Point
    Stop by the Tropic of Cancer Marker
  • Point
    Visit a Japanese colonial-era sugar factory in Guangfu, Hualien
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 3.5★ Hotel: Hotelday+ Hualien (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Boat
    Delight in a peaceful paddle boat tour at scenic Liyu Lake
  • Point
    Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Ocean at Qixingtan Beach
  • Point
    Visit Pine Garden Heritage site
  • Meal
    Get a taste of Hualien cuisine at Dongdamen night market (at your expense)
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay overnight in TripAdvisor 3.5★ Hotel: Hotelday+ Hualien (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Explore world-renowned Taroko National Park
  • Point
    Enjoy a guided tour of its spectacular mountains, marble canyons, gorges, rapid rivers, and stunning waterfalls
  • Pickup
    Drive along the picturesque Qingshui Cliff, the largest coastal cliff in Taiwan
  • Pickup
    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 :
    1-6 people
  • Language :
    English

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DETAILS

Inclusions

  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to introduce you to local culture and history
  • All transportation (5-seater sedan or 8-seater van, driver)
  • Admission tickets to all activities on itinerary
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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

April 2017
United States / Jonathon Liu
I can't wait to see Taiwan again!
Our tour guide, Gordon Chen, was fantastic! We had a wonderful time on the eight-day round trip tour. Every stop was an amazing experience, and Gordon took us to the best places to eat! Definitely would recommend MyTaiwanTour. I can't wait to see Taiwan again!
February 2017
Australia / ChezBill
We had a wonderful time
Private 7 Night Tour around Taiwan Our driver/guide Steven Chang made our trip both enjoyable and memorable. His English is perfect. He is a delight with a warm sense of humour. All requests were met without hesitation and expertise. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and proud of his lovely country. We were grateful to have him. Thank you Steven. We travelled for 7 nights. We chose our own hotels which was a bonus to be able to do. The car provided was modern, very comfortable and clean. We preferred a 9.30 am daily start. He met this with usual smile and agreement and efficiently organized each day. In addition to the stated itinerary he was happy to suggest and drive us, to and from, Night Markets to visit. Great fun. Again many thanks. If I was to return I would insist on having Steven look after us again. The company itself was professional and very easy to organize this trip through. We also have no hesitation in recommending this tour company. Many thanks Casper for your organizational skills and your selection of Steven for us. We had a wonderful time.
March 2015
Singapore / Tom
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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