Taiwan Discovery

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Overland Tours / Tours
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 1750 £ Pound (UK)

Ample appetites and eager explorers come together on this 10-day tour through Taiwan.

Just off Asia's typical tourist trail, Taiwan's vibrant culture shows through its bustling metropolises, awe-inspiring natural landscapes, and of course, those mouthwatering night markets. Embark on these unique experiences alongside newfound friends that have equally ambitious plans to see and do it all.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Taipei
Arrive at any time.

Day 2. Taipei
Enjoy a scenic excursion to the northern coast stopping at Yehliu Geo Park before arriving at Jiufen, a former gold-mining centre. Take a walking tour in this quaint mountain town adorned with traditional teahouses and street food stalls. Continue on with stops at the Golden Waterfall and the Bay of Two Colours to Shifen Village, where we explore the winding laneways and walk to the waterfall. Return to Taipei this evening.

Day 3. Taipei/Tainan
Catch the high speed train to Tainan. Enjoy a walk in the old city and visit Chikan Tower, Confucius Temple, and Anping Fort. In the evening, visit the famous night market.

Day 4. Tainan/Sun Moon Lake
Continue exploring Tainan the first capital city of Taiwan with a walking tour through the Anping historic district. Wander the crooked lanes of the old town past traditional houses and stop at the Tree House and Anping Fort. Later, head to the Sun Moon Lake area and visit Wen Wu Temple.

Day 5. Sun Moon Lake
Explore Sun Moon Lake, visit the Xuan Zhang Shrine and Tse En Pagoda. Afterwards, hop on a bicycle and ride around the lake to take in stunning views, then enjoy a hike on the Mt. Maolan trail. Later visit the Shueishe Wharf area.

Day 6. Sun Moon Lake / Taroko (Hualien)
Set out on a scenic drive with sweeping views of "Taiwan Alps". Arrive in Hualien, gateway to Taroko national park.

Day 7. Hualien/Taroko National Park
Spend the day exploring Taroko National Park. Visit the Swallow Grotto, Eternal Spring Shrine, and Taroko Gorge Gateway.

Day 8. Hualien/Yilan
Enjoy a stunning drive along Qingshui Cliff then visit Qixing lake and the Hualien railway cultural park. Later, catch the local train to the lively metropolis of Yilan. Famed for its black sand beach, waterfalls, and mountains, take free time to explore the beautiful scenery, excellent nightlife, and delicious food.

Day 9. Yilan/Taipei
Morning visit to the Wufenchi Waterfall and a tea farm. After, stop at the National Center for Traditional Arts for lunch and some free time. Later catch a train back to Taipei and opt to join a farewell dinner.

Day 10. Taipei
Depart at any time.

 

Price

From £1699

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