4-Day Tour Of Central And Southern Taiwan From Taipei Including Kaohsiung And Sun Moon Lake - Taichung

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels in Taipei City Center. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. Exact.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore central and southern Taiwan and discover the beautiful countryside scenery on this 4-day tour from Taipei. Sit comfortably aboard an air-conditioned coach and hear interesting anecdotes and enlightening commentary about the sites, culture and local life in Taiwan. Step off the bus with your guide to walk around the regions highlights and hidden wonders including the town of Puli, picturesque Sun Moon Lake, the scenic lighthouses of Kenting National Park, Kaohsiungs impressive temples and pavilions and the historic town of Lukang.

Highlights

All entrance fees included

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Breakfast included

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Multi-Day Trip

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Youll be picked up from your Taipei hotel in the morning and driven to Puli to tour the Guangxing Paper Factory before continuing to scenic Sun Moon Lake, where youll visit local villages, shrines and temples.

The next day, travel through small and big towns on the way to Lukang, a small urban township, where youll take a walking tour to visit extravagant temples with your guide. Stay overnight in a quaint garden villa and then journey to Kenting National Park for a walking tour, enjoying gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan Strait and Luzon Strait on the way.

On your fourth day, take a coach tour of Kaohsiungs top attractions, like the former British Consulate and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, a Taoist temple complex by Lotus Lake. Youll then head back to Taipei via coach or the express train, depending on the size of your group.

Youll stay in comfortable accommodations and enjoy transportation to and from all site locations. Daily breakfasts are included, and for lunch and dinner, your guide will provide suggestions on great local places to eat (own expense). The time for meals is flexible and is based on your groups sightseeing schedule.

For details on each day of the tour, see the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake
After pickup from your Taipei hotel, your guide will drive you by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Puli in the county of Nantou. Stop at the Guangxing Paper Factory for a guided tour to learn about the elaborate process of making paper.

Continue your drive to Sun Moon Lake. As you travel through the scenic area around the lake, admire views of boats docked by the pier and listen to your guide’s informative commentary on sites you pass such as Tehua Village, a village of aboriginal people. Step off the bus for short stops at Wenwu Temple, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine, among others.

Head to your hotel and enjoy its extensive facilities before spending the night.

Overnight: Sun Moon Lake Hotel

Day 2: Sun Moon Lake – Lukang – Kaohsiung (B)
After breakfast, board the bus for a 1-hour drive past small and big towns and valleys on the way to Lukang, a small urban township. Hop off the bus for a guided walking tour of the old town to visit extravagant Tianhou Temple and Lung Shan Temple, both boasting a large number of halls dedicated to folk deities.

Afterward, board the bus or train (subject to availability) for a scenic 3-hour drive through the Taiwan countryside to Kaohsiung.

Overnight: 4-star Garden Villa Hotel or similar in Kaohsiung

Day 3: Kaohsiung – Kenting National Park – Kaohsiung (B)
After breakfast in your garden villa, board your coach for a 1.5- to 2-hour journey to Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s southernmost park, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan Strait, Luzon Strait and the surrounding plains on the way.

Drive through the park and make stops at several places including the Oluanpi Lighthouse and Maobitou, where you can explore by foot with your guide. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Kaohsiung.

Overnight: 4-star Garden Villa Hotel or similar in Kaohsiung

Day 4: Kaohsiung – Taipei (B)
Start your day with breakfast and then see Kaohsiung’s top attractions on a coach tour. Hop off and walk around with your guide at several stops, like the site of the former British Consulate and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, a Taoist temple complex by Lotus Lake.

Then, explore the area around Chengching Lake, an artificial lake that is a large water source for the region, and see gorgeous pagodas and other recreational areas.

After a full day of sightseeing, you will either board your coach to return to Taipei or you will be taken to the Kaohsiung Station for a return trip to Taipei on the express train. Upon arrival, you’ll be driven back to your Taipei hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Site visits per itinerary

Professional English-speaking guide

3 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel and villas

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach or train

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended

Standard hotel rooms in Taiwan contain either two single/twin beds or a double bed fit for two people. Twin-Share Accommodation is for two people per standard room (traveling parties are booked in the same room); Private Accommodation is for one person in a standard room.

For traveling parties with an odd number of individuals, either three people will be placed in a triple (three twin/single beds) or one person will be placed in a twin-share with another traveler or in private single room (at an additional cost), depending on availability

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Outstanding Tour Guide (Joseph Yi) brought to life the numerous historical and cultural landmarks in Taiwan. He always did his best to ensure our safety, security and fun. He really went out of his way to accommodate our family and our wishes. I would definitely use Viator and request Joseph again on a future trip to Taiwan.

  • 31-Dec-2018

    Excellent tour. Joe the guide was extremely patient, helpful, gentle and very knowledgable. His driver was also friendly and very helpful.The rest of the group on the bus were also very nice which helps.The tour was packed with just enough to see lots and get a feel for Taiwan.The hotels were very good quality.All in all perfect for us as it showed a blend of culture, history and modern Taiwan

  • 23-May-2018

    I very much enjoyed this tour. My favourite stop in Central Taiwan was Lukang with its fabulous Chinese temples my favourites out of the many in Taiwan, streetfood better and cheaper here than anywhere else on the tour I found and interesting antiques. My favourite stop in Southern Taiwan was the natural gas fires coming out of the ground, as personally I have never seen anything like these anywhere else. I thought that all of the hotels were very good. I would have preferred to get the bullet train from Kaohsiung back to Taipei rather than the slow train and I would have been happy to pay a bit extra for that. I am glad that we did at least get the train back rather than drive along the scary raised highways. The guide for the Central Taiwan tour was excellent. The guide for the Southern Taiwan tour was very pleasant but I personally couldn't quite understand his accent. Both guides were very organised.

  • 14-Jan-2018

    This is a very nice tour, and I did enjoy the trip and the food. The Sun Moon Lake is quite beautiful and the Kenting National Park has amazing view. I only wish that I could spend a bit time on the beach in Kenting.

  • 24-Mar-2016

    Very good itinerary, gave me a good overview of some of the best attractions in Taiwan, very nice hotels and very professional english-speaking guide.

  • 25-Feb-2016

    Nähtiin paljon.

  • 30-Oct-2014

    There was a cancellation on the 5 day tour of Taiwan so I upgraded.
    The tour was absolutely wonderful. The guide was very informative and on some of the longer journeys we were shown very interesting DVDs about Taiwan.
    The driver was very helpful.
    The hotels were outstanding, a pity we couldn't spend more time in them!!
    I loved it!

  • 08-Aug-2014

    David and Billy Wong are great guides, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. These guys both found small local vendors where we could really experience the Taiwan charm and goodness. Include the Bullet Train from Kaohsiung to Taipei as an item in the package. The bullet train was amazing.

  • 24-Jul-2014

    Really nice :)

  • 21-Apr-2014

    Very helpful guide. Hotel del lago (Sun Moon Lake) is below expected standards.

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