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Eastern Beauty 5 Day Tour (Luxury)
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Eastern Beauty 5 Day Tour (Luxury)

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HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Spend five unforgettable days touring Taiwan's beautiful east coast and inland Rift Valley
  • Experience magical scenery that’s inspired generations of artists, poets and dreamers
  • Boat, bicycle (or both) around Liyu Lake and hike (or just sightssee) through Taroko Gorge
  • Soak, relax and luxuriate in the area’s natural geothermal hot spring baths
  • Dine on the best and freshest cuisine in Eastern Taiwan’s most unique restaurants
Taiwan’s east coast is known for breathtaking scenery, tribal culture and unparalleled opportunities for dining, exploring and adventure. Our Eastern Beauty Five Day Luxury Tour will bring you to well-known scenic spots and hidden gems alike in luxury and style. Along the way you’ll experience awe-inspiring scenery (including Taroko Gorge and the Rift Valley), traveling through the heartland of Taiwan’s indigenous tribal cultures. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for leisure and outdoor activities including hiking, boating, bicycling and even hot-air ballooning. In between the bucolic splendor, we’ll also make time to explore Hualien and Taitung, two of the east coast’s largest cities, each boasting their own unique cultural caches. Though the route is similar to our standard Eastern Beauty Tour, our Luxury package offers five star accommodations, exquisitely prepared meals in some of eastern Taiwan’s best restaurants and opportunities for adventure not available on our standard tour.

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, whose beauty (some say) rivals that of Taiwan’s more famous Sun Moon Lake. Swim, cycle and hike around the lake before heading into chilled-out Hualien City, where we’ll have lunch at a restaurant in town renowned for excellent Taiwanese cuisine. After lunch, we’ll spend some time at the poetry, art and nature filled Pine Garden Heritage site.

  • 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. For lunch, we’ll feast on fresh seafood on the coast before heading to Sanxiantai, whose long arched footbridge connects the rocky coast with a neighboring island. Later in the day we’ll visit the town of Dulan, known for its tribal artists, surfing scene and laid-back vibe, and have a quick stop on a bridge known for being home to s

  • Day 3:

    Taitung

    On the third day guests will have the option of cycling or being driven around the tea farms and traditional village nestled in the rift valley, one of the loveliest stretches of country in Taiwan. For lunch, an amazing buffet at an amazing semi-enclosed restaurant with views of the surrounding countryside. In the afternoon, we’ll explore Taitung’s Seashore and Forest Parks before heading back to the Luminous for dinner at either their buffet or a set meal at their traditional farm-to-table organic Japanese restaurant. After dinner, schedule a massage at the Luminous spa, soak in your private

  • Day 4:

    Taitung to Hualien

    After waking up at the Luminous, you’ll be offered the option of seeing the entire Rift valley from the basket of a hot air balloon. Afterwards, a guided hike or bike ride around the bucolic East Rift valley before heading to lunch at a unique local eatery. After lunch, we’ll head north through the valley, stopping at the Tropic of Cancer marker before heading into Taroko Gorge. After dinner at the Taroko Silks Hotel, you’ll spend the rest of the evening taking advantage of the spa, rooftop pool & other entertainment facilities for which this world class hotel is justly known.

  • Day 5:

    Hualien to Taipei

    On our tour’s final day we’ll start slowly, allowing guests an hour or so after breakfast to continue to enjoy the facilities at the Taroko Silk before heading out to tour the gorge itself. We’ll spend the rest of the morning visiting the temples and shrines of the gorge, and, weather permitting, taking a hike to the Baiyang waterfall. After lunch we’ll head back towards the coast through the gorge and continue north up Taiwan’s magnificent east coast, stopping for a leisurely afternoon coffee or tea and some homemade desert in the city of Yilan.

  • Point

    Drive down scenic east coast

  • Point

    Visit Qixingtan Beach

  • Point

    Cycling or boating at Liyu Lake

  • Meal

    Lunch in Hualien City

  • Point

    Visit to Pine Garden, Urban Exploration in Hualien

  • Point

    Visit to Dongdamen night market in Hualien (Dinner at guest’s expense)

  • Accomadaiton

    Accommodation: TripAdvisor 4.5-star CHATEAU de CHINE Hotel Deluxe Room or equivalent

  • Meal

    Breakfast at hotel

  • Point

    Shitiping

  • Meal

    Fresh seafood lunch

  • Point

    Visit Sanxiantai

  • Point

    Visit the monkeys on Donghe Bridge

  • Point

    Discover the Dulan Sugar Factory

  • Accomadaiton

    Accommodation:TripAdvisor 4-star Luminous Hot Spring Resort & Spa or equivalent, with exquisite organic buffet dinner

  • Meal

    Breakfast at hotel

  • Point

    Cycling or guided tour through Longtien Village and surrounding tea farms.

  • Meal

    Lunch at Tamalaku Farm to Table restaurant

  • Point

    Taitung Seashore Park and walk to Taitung’s Forest Park

  • Meal

    Dinner at Luminous Hotel

  • Accomadaiton

    Accommodation: TripAdvisor 4-star Luminous Hot Spring Resort & Spa or equivalent

  • Meal

    Breakfast at hotel

  • Point

    Hot air balloon experience (At guest’s own expense)

  • Point

    Exploring the bucolic East Rift Valley by bike or foot

  • Meal

    Japanese / Taiwanese fusion lunch

  • Point

    Stop by Tropic of Cancer Marker

  • Point

    Relax at the world class Taroko Silk Place hotel, enjoying the spa, pool & facilities

  • Meal

    Dinner & Accommodation: TripAdvisor 4.5-starTaroko Silk Place Hotel

  • Meal

    Breakfast at hotel

  • Point

    Taroko Gorge tour, including visits to the Xiangde Temple and Eternal Springs Shrine

  • Point

    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.)

  • Point

    Back up scenic eastern coast, stopping for mid-afternoon coffee, tea and desserts in Yilan county.

  • Pickup

    Return to Taipei

*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 4 | Lunch : 4 | Dinner : 3
  • 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
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast in TripAdvisor 4 or 4.5-star hotels
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

  • Any meals not listed specifically in itinerary
  • Any optional activities (including balloon trip)
  • 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

Chris

United States
October 2016

MyTaiwanTour will take care of you and craft a wonderfully memorable experience.

My husband and I booked a 5-day Eest-coast luxury tour with MyTaiwanTour for our honeymoon. We didn't know ANYONE in the country and looked forward to having a Chinese- and English-speaking tour guide who could show us around. We were NOT disappointed.From the start, our email communications with MyTaiwanTour were frequent and efficient. Anka handled most of our booking and set-up and was friendly and fast to respond. We even got to meet her in Taipei on the first day of our tour and she was just as nice in person. Everyone was timely and we never had to wait around wondering what was going to happen -- the staff at MyTaiwanTour is organized and on top of it. They will handle everything!Michael, our tour guide, was amazing. He was so gracious, efficient, funny, kind, and supportive of our trip and our first-time experience. Michael was the perfect amount of hands-on and stand-back-and-let-you-enjoy. He had a great knowledge of the history of Taiwan, the aboriginal cultures, and most importantly, FOOD. He loved to eat and loved to show us good things to eat. We immediately realized that we loved having him as a dining companion, in addition to his role as a tour guide. Michael was also extremely flexible, asking us about our interests and rearranging the schedule to better suit what we might want to see (for example, he took us to the CHIMEI museum in Tainan, which was not on our itinerary). The coolest thing was that by the end of the tour, we felt like we had made a new friend in Michael and look forward to keeping in touch with him and the company. All-in-all, I have to say that even though we were a bit wary booking such an expensive tour online without having any knowledge of the staff or the company's reputation, we had an excellent experience. In fact, the thing that convinced us to book was the high ratings they receive on TripAdvisor -- one reason I am now writing to share my experience. All of our expectations were exceeded and we can't recommend MyTaiwanTour highly enough. If you're considering booking a tour of Taiwan, look no further! They will take care of you and craft a wonderfully memorable experience.

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*Book 10 days in advance(GMT+8 09:00)
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