Around Taiwan 6 day Private Tour

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • • Enjoy an around-island tour of Taiwan's most awe-inspiring attractions
  • • Float across Sun Moon Lake, hike magical Taroko Gorge, and cycle through the scenic Rift Valley
  • • Stay in stylish, attractive, and uniquely designed hotels throughout the journey
  • • Tour the island of Taiwan with your own private group
  • • Experience local eats like a Taiwanese!

Over the course of six magical days, you will circle the fascinating island of Taiwan, explore astounding Taoist temples and serene Buddhist monasteries, cycle through rice paddies and hike mountain trails, soak in hot springs, and savor fine Taiwanese delicacies. Included in the price of this group tour are accommodations in stylish boutique hotels (two guests per room) for all nights, daily breakfast, private transportation, a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, and all entrance fees. Let this around-island tour leave you energized, enlightened, and thoroughly satisfied.


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Drive through Eastern Taiwan via the bucolic East Rift Valley's Highway 9.

▴ Drive through Eastern Taiwan via the bucolic East Rift Valley's Highway 9.

Cycle on beautiful roads and bike paths passing through Taiwan's rice paddies and flower fields.

▴ Cycle on beautiful roads and bike paths passing through Taiwan's rice paddies and flower fields.

Reach Kaohsiung and explore the spacious grounds and the great Buddha of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery

▴ Reach Kaohsiung and explore the spacious grounds and the great Buddha of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery

Explore Tainan, Taiwan's oldest city, with ancient temples, historic neighborhoods and fortresses.

▴ Explore Tainan, Taiwan's oldest city, with ancient temples, historic neighborhoods and fortresses.

Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake and go on a scenic shuttle boat tour

▴ Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake and go on a scenic shuttle boat tour

Explore the breathtaking, world-renowned Taroko National Park, home to Taroko National Gorge.

▴ Explore the breathtaking, world-renowned Taroko National Park, home to Taroko National Gorge.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
DAY 6

Day 1 / Taipei - Hualien

After leaving Taipei City, we'll head down the picturesque east coast of Taiwan, passing beautiful beaches and towering cliffs before reaching Taroko Gorge National Park. We'll spend the afternoon hiking through canyons, passing raging rivers and cascading waterfalls before calling it a day and heading to our hotel in seaside Hualien City. That evening you'll have the option to venture out on your own for the Hualien's local eats.

Day 2 / Hualien - Taitung

On the second day, we'll continue our southward journey, only with a slight twist. Whereas yesterday was all about the coast, after leaving Hualien we'll head inland and drive through the bucolic East Rift Valley, a wide expanse of greenery with towering mountains on both sides. After lunching somewhere around the Tropic of Cancer, we'll take a few hours to cycle on exclusive bike paths that pass through wetlands, rice paddies & the flower filled fields of local farmers. That evening, we'll reach the city of Taitung, a laid back town with a definite tribal vibe.

Day 3 / Taitung - Kaohsiung - Tainan

It's the middle day of the tour, so it makes sense that today we'll be curving through Taiwan's southern banana belt region before turning northward up the western coast. We'll spend much of the day exploring the grounds, pavilions and statues of Taiwan's Fo Guang Shan Buddhist monastery, the largest of its kind in Taiwan. Afterward, we'll head to Tainan and explore Taiwan's spiritual capital (and oldest city), stopping to experience some of the city's famous culinary delights.

Day 4 / Tainan - Chiayi

On Day four we'll dive in for a deep exploration of Tainan, Taiwan's oldest and arguably most culturally significant city. We'll walk along cobblestone streets built during the Qing dynasty, visiting ancient temples and fortresses once belonging to various colonial powers looking for a toehold in Formosa. In the afternoon we'll visit the Guanziling Mud Spring for a healing soak before heading north to spend the evening at the tour's next port of call, the town of Chiayi.

Day 5 / Chayi - Lugang - Taichung

After breakfast in Chiayi, we'll head out to the old town of Lugang, which boasts 200+ temples dedicated to a variety of folk deities. We'll wander the old streets stopping to explore some of the town's most important temples (including the Longshan and Matsu temples) before delving further into the towns craft and culinary traditions. After spending the day immersed in history, we'll head out to the art filled city of Taichung.

Day 6 / Taichung - Sun Moon Lake - Taipei

On the tour's final day, we'll head to one of the most beautiful spots in Taiwan, majestic Sun Moon Lake, whose azure water and picture-perfect shoreline have inspired poets for centuries. Enjoy the scenery by taking a leisure boat and visiting the top attractions around the lake. We’ll visit the beautiful Antique Assam Tea Farm and experience the nostalgia vibe. If you are charmed by the Taiwan tea, bring some with you before heading back to Taipei.

  • Pickup
    Pick-up from your accommodation in Taipei City
  • Pickup
    Drive along the picturesque Qingshui Cliff, the largest coastal cliff in Taiwan
  • Point
    Explore the breathtaking, world-renowned Taroko National Park
  • Point
    Enjoy a guided tour of its spectacular mountains, marble canyons, gorges, rapid rivers, and stunning waterfalls
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay in TripAdvisor 3.5★ Hotelday+ Hualien (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Pickup
    Drive on the scenic Highway 9 through the bucolic East Rift Valley
  • Point
    Visit the Tropic of Cancer Marker
  • Point
    Cycle on beautiful roads and bike paths passing through rice paddies and flower filled fields.
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay in TripAdvisor 3★ The Suites Taitung (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Pickup
    Drive across Taiwan's southern banana belt region
  • Point
    Reach Kaohsiung and explore the spacious grounds and the great Buddha of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery
  • Point
    Arrive in Tainan, Taiwan’s oldest city and spiritual heart
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay in TripAdvisor 3★Provintia Hotel *historic La Plaza Hotel, 2020 renovated (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Cultural exploration of Tainan including ancient temples, neighborhoods and fortresses.
  • Point
    Healing soak at the geothermal Guanziling Mud Springs of Tainan
  • Pickup
    Drive from Tainan to Chiayi
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay in TripAdvisor 3★ Hotelday+ Chiayi (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Point
    Visit the old town of Lugang, famous for its temples, culture and historical sites
  • Point
    Discover the old folks and snacks in Lugang old street and traditional arts
  • Point
    Learn about traditional lantern and paint your own
  • Accomadaiton
    Stay in TripAdvisor 3★ Hotel 7 Taichung (TWIN/DOUBLE) or equivalent
  • Meal
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Boat
    Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake and go on a scenic shuttle boat tour
  • Point
    Visit the beautiful Antique Assam Tea Farm and experience the nostalgia vibe
  • Pickup
    Head back to Taipei, drop off at your accommodation in Taipei City
*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 5 | Lunch : 0 | Dinner : 0
  • Duration :
    6 days 5 nights
  • Pick-up :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    At your accommodation in Taipei city
  • Group Size :
    2-14 people
  • Language :
    English

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DETAILS

Inclusions

  • A professional English speaking tour guide/driver guide
  • 5 nights stay at local stylish boutique hotels with breakfast
  • All transportation
  • Admission tickets to all activities on itinerary
  • 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

August 2017
United States / Jaimster C
100% recommendable!
We took a private tour around Taiwan of 6 days. We visited some amazing places around all the island (Taroko, Sun moon lake, Alishan, Tainan...) and the guide Jett was really helpful and friendly. We are super grateful with him for being the best guide we ever had.100% recommendable!
March 2016
Australia / travelgals8
Amazing experience and very enjoyable trip!
Amazing experience and very enjoyable trip! We spent a total of 6 days - jiufen, hualien, taroko gorge, sun moon lake, alishan and Kaohsiung. I would highly recommend you to try My Taiwan Tour if you want to visit Taiwan, speak little or no Chinese and need someone to help you plan your trip. Right from the enquiry to planning, booking and the actual trip itself, everyone was really courteous, polite and helpful. We basically customised our trip and have been going back and forth with Susan (our liaison) many times. She was very polite and helpful and would give suggestions on what's best based on what we are looking for. She also constantly keep in touch with us, as we booked our tour packages quite a few months before our trip making sure we are updated at every stage of the process. Compared to your regular tour company (tour buses with jammed packed itinerary), the prices offered by My Taiwan Tour is more expensive but if you are looking for something free and easy which is catered to your own pace/needs then this is definitely worth your money. We had Bill Wang as our tour guide/driver and he is very helpful, very knowledgeable, funny, friendly, and was very willing to explain stuff to us. He also recommended some really good food to try out at different areas that we went to. He also brought us to places to buy local Taiwanese products and make sure that we pay decent prices! Bill is also a very safe driver making sure that we (the passengers) are ok on the mountainous windy roads. He is also willing to swap the itinerary around depending on the weather conditions and how we are on the day. Overall we wouldn't have enjoyed our trip as much if not for My Taiwan Tour so thank you very much!
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* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests
* Book 10 days in advance (GMT+8 09:00)
* Departs daily

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