10 days Round Taiwan Tea Origin Tour

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • • Travel to the island's natural wonders and learn about each region's unique tea
  • • Visit organic tea farms in Taiwan's high mountains
  • • Make a savory, edible tea with Taiwan's Hakka people
  • • Gain a deep understanding of Taiwanese tea culture firsthand from local tea farmers

This tour offers the finest teas that the island of Taiwan has to offer, combined with intimate, local experiences and DIY activities that can't be found elsewhere. Travel to Taiwan's most beautiful spots like Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, and Pingtung and learn why these picturesque spots also provide ideal tea growing conditions. Visit organic tea farms in the high mountains, make a savory tea with a sub-minority group, and make Taiwan's famous bubble milk tea at the original shop. A tour for serious tea connoisseurs, this tour will leave an impression on all visitors and instill a deep appreciation for Taiwan's tea culture.


Bubble Milk Tea

▴ Bubble Milk Tea

Tea Leaf pick

▴ Tea Leaf pick

Hakka Leicha tea

▴ Hakka Leicha tea

Kenting National Park

▴ Kenting National Park

Tea tasting

▴ Tea tasting

Sun Moon Lake

▴ Sun Moon Lake

Taroko Gorge

▴ Taroko Gorge

ITINERARY

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
DAY 6
DAY 7
DAY 8
DAY 9
DAY 10

Day 1 / Taipei: Taiwan’s bubble milk tea (original boba tea)

Start at one of the oldest tea factories on the island and then explore modern day bubble milk tea (“boba”) at the first bubble tea shop. Go back in time at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Dadaocheng, then learn about modern Taipei at Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world.

Day 2 / Taipei - Miaoli - Taichung: Hakka tea culture experience

Learn how to make the savory and edible “thunder tea” with a subminority group in Taiwan before enjoying a scenic "train ride" featuring a renovated train powered by bicycles. After cycling through cultural relics, head to Taichung and enjoy traditional Taiwanese food at a night market.

Day 3 / Taichung- Sun Moon Lake

Take an electric boat, luxurious boat ride across Taiwan's largest and most beautiful lake. Then, tour a tea factory and enjoy a tasting of Sun Moon Lake's world-renowned artisan black tea while gaining a deep understanding of the region's devoted tea culture.

Day 4 / Nantou: Eco-Cha founder take you to visit high mountain tea to Chiayi

Try Eco-Cha’s organic tea and take a tour by Andy Kincart, founder of Eco-Cha high up in the mountains. Enjoy lunch surrounded by the beautiful scenery, then head to a traditional town in Taiwan whose food was featured by Netflix.

Day 5 / Chiayi - Alishan

Enter the Alishan National Park and handpick tea at a local tea farm with breathtaking views. Enjoy a leisurely hike through the park's natural forest, enjoying Taiwan's mountainous terrain that supports ideal tea growing conditions.

Day 6 / Alishan - Tainan

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 Tainan, Taiwan's oldest city to learn about the island's history dating all the way back to the Dutch and Portuguese colonial periods.

Day 7 / Tainan - Pingtung: Tea from the Pacific Ocean

Tour a tea farm next to the Pacific Ocean and taste how the tea leaves and local snacks are influenced by the neighboring sea water, producing a unique flavored tea. Then, head to Taiwan's beautiful beach towns in both Hengchun and Kenting, two resort towns that still preserve Taiwan's history.

Day 8 / Pingtung - Taitung

Enjoy a picturesque drive along the Pacific Ocean. Then, dine with a local indigenous tribe. Visit a local tea farmer and tour his farm before cycling through the beautiful Chishang rice farms.

Day 9 / Taitung - Taroko Gorge

Absorb the unique topography of the East Rift Valley during the drive to Taroko Gorge. Then, explore the world’s largest marble cliff and blue, turquoise waters at Taroko Gorge.

Day 10 / 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 back to Taipei.

  • Pickup
    Accommodation in Taipei city
  • Point
    Dadaocheng and a family-run tea roasting plant
  • Point
    Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
  • Activity
    Bubble milk tea DIY and tasting at the first bubble tea shop in Taiwan
  • Point
    Taipei 101
  • Accomadaiton
    4-star Hotel Day Sonnien Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Pickup
    Accommodation in Taipei city
  • Point
    Check out the wooden Japanese colonial era Shengxing Railway Station
  • Activity
    Old mountain line railbike to experience the beauty of Sanyi's mountain culture
  • Activity
    Make your own Hakka pound tea (Leicha)
  • Point
    Taste local delicacies at Taichung’s Fengjia Night Market
  • Accomadaiton
    3.5 -star In Sky Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Ride on an electric boat trip across the lake and enjoy great scenery
  • Meal
    Enjoy lunch at Sun Moon Lake besides the lake (at guest's expense)
  • Point
    Visit a quaint tea factory and sample the local black tea
  • Accomadaiton
    4-star LeaLea Garden hotel-SUN (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Experience
    Follow Andy to his recommended high mountain farm and tea factory
  • Meal
    Lunch at Lugu high mountain(at guest's expense)
  • Experience
    Try traditional Taiwanese snacks at the Chiayi night market
  • Accomadaiton
    3-star Jiayi Guanzi hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Activity
    Visit a tea farm in the Alishan mountains and learn how to pick tea
  • Point
    Hike through the verdant forests of Alishan and enjoy the mountainous scenery
  • Point
    Witness an unforgettable sunset at Alishan
  • Accomadaiton
    Accommodation & Dinner: 4-star Alishan History House (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent with dinner
  • Point
    Take the Alishan Forest Railway
  • Point
    Explore thousand-year-old ancient Taiwan cypress trees along trails of the Alishan Forest Recreation Area
  • Experience
    Embark on a Tainan Cultural Heritage tour
  • Point
    Try Tainan's famous bites at at the city's "Old Street"
  • Accomadaiton
    3.5-star Hotel U.I.J Hotel And Hostel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Tour Taiwan's most southern tea farm by the Pacific Ocean and try their tea's unique flavor
  • Point
    Visit Hengchun Old Town and a nearby historical site
  • Point
    Kenting National Park - Baisha beach
  • Accomadaiton
    3-star Hotel Day Plus Kenting (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Fun in the sun on the beach until 10:30am
  • Meal
    Try Indigenous cuisine with a local tribe (include)
  • Point
    Drive up the beautiful highway along the Pacific Ocean
  • Activity
    Visit a local farmer's tea house and his all-natural tea farm
  • Accomadaiton
    3-star Hotel J Resort (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Relax during a scenic drive up the East Rift Valleydation in Taipei city
  • Point
    Stop at the Tropic of Cancer Marker
  • Point
    Explore Taroko Gorge's marble canyon and blue waters
  • Accomadaiton
    3.5-star Hotel Taroko Likko Hotel (DOUBLE/TWIN) or equivalent
  • Point
    Explore world-renowned Taroko National Park
  • Point
    Drive along the picturesque Qingshui Cliff, the largest coastal cliff in Taiwan
  • Point
    Pass by Qingshui Cliff on the famous Suhua Highway coastal road then returning to Taipei
  • Point
    Drop off at Taipei
*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : 9 | Lunch : 1 | Dinner : 1
  • Duration :
    10 Days 9 nights
  • Pick-up :
    Accommodation in Taipei city
  • Drop-Off :
    Accommodation in Taipei city
  • Group Size :
    2-7 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
  • 9 nights at 3 to 4 star hotels with breakfast each day
  • Lunch (day 8) and dinner (day 5)
  • Travel insurance (Accidental death and disability: max NT$2,000,000 Medical expenses: max NT$200,000)

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.

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.
Adults
4
Children (Age 3 - 12)
0
Infants (Age 0 - 2)
0
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* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests
* Book 10 days in advance (GMT+8 09:00)
* Departs every Mon, Wed, Sat and Sun

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