Treasures of Taiwan

Start: UK Finish: UK

Visiting: London, Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Tainan, Kaohsiung City, Kenting National Park, Sheding Natural Park, Taitung, Taroko National Park, Luodong


Duration: 14 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat

Tour Operator: Wendy Wu

Group size: 8 - 28

Age range: 16-70

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Explore the cities of Taipei and Tainan, where ancient and modern sit side by side, and lose yourself in the natural beauty of Sun Moon Lake and Taroko National Park. This magical and diverse island has so much to offer, and on our Treasures of Taiwan tour you can experience it for yourself! Explore bustling Taipei Unwind at beautiful Sun Moon Lake Visit Foguangshan Monastery Relax on the beach in Kenting Spend time in magnificent Taroko National Park Discover the first capital city in Taiwan, Tainan

Highlights

  • iconLearn about process of creating Taiwanese whisky at the Kavalan Distillery
  • iconExplore Taipei's modern and traditional sides
  • iconVisit the unique spectacle of Foguangshan, Taiwan's largest monastery
  • iconDiscover Tainan's traditions and rich folk culture
  • iconTake some time to relax and unwind in the hot springs of Chihpen
  • iconEnjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of Sun Moon Lake and Taroko

Places You'll See

Countries:
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Taipei
Sheding NP
Kenting NP
Taipei
Sun Moon Lake
Taipei
Hot Springs

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 -2 : Fly overnight to Taipei

Location: London, Taipei

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Fly overnight to Taipei, Taiwan's buzzing capital. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. This evening meet with your National Escort and fellow travellers to enjoy dinner at a nearby, local restaurant.

icon Day 3 : A day in Taipei

Location: Taipei

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Taipei is a laidback and vibrant city that, as well as being packed with the upmarket and ultramodern, is a bastion of Taiwan's wonderfully rich heritage. Begin your explorations at the National Palace Museum, home to the world's largest and finest collection of Chinese art and artefacts, and the Martyrs' Shrine. This afternoon, visit CKS Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and ascend the world-famous Taipei 101 to see the city from above.

icon Day 4 : Scenic Sun Moon Lake

Location: Sun Moon Lake

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Taipei to journey towards the heart of the island to what is arguably Taiwan's most scenic spot – Sun Moon Lake. Visit the Wen Wu Temple before embarking on a motorboat cruise around the lake for picture perfect views of the area's beautiful landscapes. You'll also visit the Holy Monk Shrine, Cien Pagoda and the aboriginal village of Tehua.

icon Day 5 : Tea Plantation

Location: Sun Moon Lake

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin today with a visit to a famous tea farm to discover all about the process of tea growth and production before taking the cable car to Formosan Cultural Village. There will also be some time at leisure, with the option of biking on trails around Sun Moon Lake, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful places to cycle in the world.

icon Day 6 : Discover Tainan

Location: Tainan

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Sun Moon Lake and travel to Tainan. Taiwan's oldest city and capital until 1887 when Taipei took over, Tainan was originally established as a trading port by the Dutch East India Company. It is renowned for its preservation of traditions and rich folk culture, and you'll start exploring at the Chihkan Tower and Confucius Temple. In the afternoon, wander the old streets of the Anping district and view the sunset from Anping Harbour.

icon Day 7 : Explore Kaohsiung

Location: Kaohsiung City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head south to the port city of Kaohsiung where you'll admire the Dragon & Tiger Tower and the Spring & Autumn Pavilion before paying a visit to Taiwan's largest monastery, Foguanshan. Lunch here will be a vegetarian feast, before you stroll over to the main shrine, the Buddhist Museum and Great Buddha Land, where you'll find a 36-metre Buddha watching over a garden of many smaller Buddhas. Finally, see the Martyrs' Shrine at Shoushan.

icon Day 8 : Visit Kenting National Park

Location: Kenting National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel over to the beach resort of Kenting, gateway to the beautiful Kenting National Park. Consisting of a range of landscapes – low mountains, rolling hills, cliffs and deserts, all fringed by excellent beaches and helped along by a balmy tropical climate, Kenting is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

icon Day 9 : Discover Sheding Nature Park

Location: Sheding Natural Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning amongst the rock formations and lush greenery of Sheding Nature Park with a pause to take in the ocean views at Oluanpi Lighthouse. The rest of the day is at leisure.

icon Day 10 : Ocean drive to Taitung

Location: Taitung

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Kenting and drive along the beautiful east coast to Taitung, admiring the ocean views throughout the journey. Continue to Chihpen, famous for its hot springs. On arrival, your afternoon will be free to relax and bathe in the thermal waters at your hotel. Tonight's dinner will be accompanied by a performance of traditional music and dance.

icon Day 11 : Head to Taroko

Location: Taroko National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel northwards to Hualien, the gateway to the magnificent Taroko National Park. En route there will be a series of stops including Donghe, where you may spot wild monkeys, and the scenic Cisingtan Lake, where you can head out on an optional bike ride on the lakeshore.

icon Day 12 : Explore Taroko National Park

Location: Taroko National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Encompassing sea cliffs, soaring peaks and a famously picturesque gorge, Taroko National Park is home to a huge diversity of features and habitats, and shelters a great range of plant and animal species. Today your visits will include the Gorge Gateway, the Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Grotto, and you can enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful landscapes.

icon Day 13 : Return to Taipei

Location: Luodong, Taipei

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a photo stop at Cingshuei Cliff for beautiful views and visit the Kavalan Whisky Distillery, where a few tastings will be in order. Return to Taipei via Luodong by high- speed rail and then enjoy a farewell dinner, the perfect opportunity to reflect on your adventures with your fellow passengers.

icon Day 14 : Fly Taipei to the UK

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

What's Included

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    Entrance Fees

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    Accommodation

    12 nights in 3+/4 star

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    Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Local Taxes

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 12, Lunches: 11, Dinners: 12

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Fully Guided

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    International Travel

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    Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Drinks with Meals

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    Wendy Wu requires a deposit of 350 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 75 days before departure..

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