Enchanting Taiwan | Yampu Tours

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Enchanting Taiwan

$ 1377 4 days Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Private

Tour Highlights

  • Take advantage of the local hot springs end experience a natural spa relaxation that is incomparable to any other spa experience
  • Communicate with monks and nuns to learn about Buddhism at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Monastery, home to the famous Buddha’s tooth relic
  • Take in the wide range of intriguing land forms while exploring "Taiwan's last unspoiled land"
  • Witness Taroko Gorge, an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine while taking the famous road carved into sheer walls of rock through forested peaks and cliffs towering above
  • Pass by the Presidential Building- home of the highest seat of government in Taiwan for over a century
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Tour Details

Experience all that the marvelous and enchanting Taiwan has to offer with a week long exploration of this flourishing island country. Begin in the bustling capital of Taipei where new meets old, seamlessly combining to create this contemporary metropolis. Continue to the more tranquil countryside of Yuchi Township, home to the Country’s largest alpine lake. Here one can explore the lake via bicycle or foot with the many paths surrounding the lush area, then take to the local hot springs to melt away any tiredness one may have. Learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour in Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery before heading to Taiwan’s second largest city, Kaohsiung. Admire the nearly 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline within Kenting National Park at the southern tip of the island. Venturing to the eastern coast, admire the eroded landscape of Taroko National Park, before heading back to Taipei for a farewell to the Taiwanese capital.

Country Notes:

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

Please note that hotel options outside of Taipei are limited to the select 5 star accommodations listed. If one would like other options, please speak to one of our esteemed Tour Consultants.

Best Time to Travel
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$1377 £$1453 £$1674 N/A
Single £$2248 £$2437 £$2756 N/A

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Taiwan!

Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), be met and transferred to this evening’s accommodation by private car (no guide). The remainder of the day will be free.

Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), be met and transferred to this evening’s accommodation by private car (no guide). The remainder of the day will be free.

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Day
2

Taipei City

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Taipei city, which includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs' Shrine of traditional architecture and change of Honor Guards, a local Taiwanese temple, and Taipei Handicraft Center. The remainder of the day will be free to explore independently.

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Taipei city, which includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs' Shrine of traditional architecture and change of Honor Guards, a local Taiwanese temple, and Taipei Handicraft Center. The remainder of the day will be free to explore independently.

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Day
3

Sun Moon Lake + Natural Hot Spring

This morning, be picked up at the hotel lobby in Taipei City and then drive to Sun Moon Lake. It is located in the middle of Taiwan, situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. The tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Ci En Pagoda. After touring around Sun Moon Lake, check into tonight’s hotel. Yampu Travelers are then free to enjoy read more...

This morning, be picked up at the hotel lobby in Taipei City and then drive to Sun Moon Lake. It is located in the middle of Taiwan, situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. The tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Ci En Pagoda. After touring around Sun Moon Lake, check into tonight’s hotel. Yampu Travelers are then free to enjoy the natural hot spring at the hotel. One can also enjoy the walking trails, go biking, hiking or boating at the lake. ...read less

Day
4

Sun Moon Lake/Fo Guang Shan Monastery/Kaohsiung

After check out of the hotel, pass by the lovely small and old Jiji Railway Station and drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, which is the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here, learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit "Buddha Memorial Center" and communicate with some of the monks or nuns during the visit. There will be an opportunity to enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian lunch (Not Included). Following, drive to Kaohsiung, which is the second largest city of Taiwan. read more...

After check out of the hotel, pass by the lovely small and old Jiji Railway Station and drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, which is the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here, learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit "Buddha Memorial Center" and communicate with some of the monks or nuns during the visit. There will be an opportunity to enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian lunch (Not Included). Following, drive to Kaohsiung, which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take visitors to Love River and Liuhe Night Market. Spend the night in Kaohsiung. ...read less

Day
5

Kaohsiung/Kenting/Zhihben Hot Springs, Taitung

Start the day off with a morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan's southern tip.The 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Then, drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Spend the night in Zhiben to enjoy natural hot springs.

Start the day off with a morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan's southern tip.The 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Then, drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Spend the night in Zhiben to enjoy natural hot springs.

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Day
6

Taitung/East Coast National Scenic Area/Taroko

After breakfast, begin an exciting tour of the East Coast. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land," stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of land forms here. This tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Later in the afternoon, proceed to Hualien for an overnight stay at Taroko National Park.

After breakfast, begin an exciting tour of the East Coast. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land," stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of land forms here. This tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Later in the afternoon, proceed to Hualien for an overnight stay at Taroko National Park.

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Day
7

Taroko National Park/Taipei

After breakfast, visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock winds through forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below, a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Pass by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge and stop at Swallow Grotto and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). Travelers will then read more...

After breakfast, visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock winds through forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below, a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Pass by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge and stop at Swallow Grotto and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). Travelers will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Cingshui Cliff, and drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive at around 6 PM. ...read less

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Day
8

Flight Home

This morning, be picked up at the hotel. Pass by the Presidential Building- home of the highest seat of government in Taiwan for over a century. Then visit Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall which is in the heart of the city and home to several classical Chinese buildings, including the stately memorial itself as well as the National Concert Hall and National Theater. Enjoy the sites of Martyrs' Shrine, Traditional Taiwanese Temple, National Palace Museum and the Handicraft Center. Then, transfer to Taoyuan International read more...

This morning, be picked up at the hotel. Pass by the Presidential Building- home of the highest seat of government in Taiwan for over a century. Then visit Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall which is in the heart of the city and home to several classical Chinese buildings, including the stately memorial itself as well as the National Concert Hall and National Theater. Enjoy the sites of Martyrs' Shrine, Traditional Taiwanese Temple, National Palace Museum and the Handicraft Center. Then, transfer to Taoyuan International Airport for departure flight home. ...read less

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Taipei City, Taiwan

Yuchi Township, Taiwan Province, Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Taiwan Province, Taiwan

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Zhiben Station, 知本里, Taiwan Province, Taiwan

Taroko National Park, Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taitung City, Taiwan Province, Taiwan

Places You'll See

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    Taipei

    This marvelous city is an inspirational destination with a gorgeous blend of South East Asian, Chinese, Japanese and Western influences, all coming together as one to offer a truly unique experience. Located on the northern end of the island, Taiwan’s capital is home to roughly 2.6 million inhabitants. While visiting, travelers enjoy taking in the atmosphere of some of the local markets as well as visiting some amazing landmarks. Some major points of interest include The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hal, the famous Symbol of Taipei, Taiwan, as well as the Republic of China. Take a ride up to the observation deck of Taipei 101, an outstanding architectural feat recognized as the worlds 9th tallest building. To get a more traditional feel of the city, visit one of the handful of temples within the area, or make a stop outside of the city to relax in the Wulai Hot Springs.

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    Yuchi Township

    Located in central Taiwan, Yuchi is home to Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan’s largest alpine lake. Cycle around the shimmering blue waters along the many bike trails taking in the sheer mountains surrounding the area and the lush banana trees and bamboo growths. Venture to the top of the The Tsen Pagoda to take in the heavenly views of the lake before letting your aches wash away from climbing the many steps while soaking in the natural hot springs.

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    Taroko

    Taroko National Park is one of eight major National Parks in Taiwan. Carved out by the Liwu River, the park owes its namesake to the famous marble Gorge whose impressive relief draws in travelers and explorers alike. Featuring many hiking trails, explorers can venture through the park through the various terrain. Make a stop at one of the various points of interests within the park such as Swallow Grotto, where one can see the great depth of the park’s gorge as well as witness the swallows whose homes are within the cliff side.

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    Kaohsiung

    The second largest city of Taiwan is located on the southern coast of the Island. Known for its harbor, Kaohsiung is known more commercially than for tourism but is an overlooked destination that should not be missed. This world class port welcomes an endless amount of ships daily, representing the energy and vitality of the growing metropolis. Visit places of interest such as Pier 2 Art District, Fo-kwang Shan, one of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monasteries, ChiHou Lighthouse, and TianHou Temple to name a few.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Taipei : Golden China Hotel

Taipei : Taipei Gala Hotel

4 Star Properties

Taipei : Palais de Chine Hotel

Taipei : Riviera Hotel

Taipei : Taipei Garden

Taipei : The Landis Taipei

5 Star Properties

Taipei : Grand Hyatt Taipei

Taipei : Hotel Eclat Taipei

Taipei : Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Taipei : The Regent Taipei

Sun Moon Lake : Fleur De Chine

Kaohsiung : Grand Hi-Lai Hotel

Taitung : Hotel Royal Chihpen

Taroko National Park : Silks Place Taroko

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