5-Day Best Of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 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
  • 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

This 5-day Taiwan tour will take you around the whole island, opening your eyes to the countrys diverse, astounding beauty and culture. Visit Sun Moon Lake and admire the remote beaches and rocky coastal scenery of places like Tarako National Park. Tour historic shrines and Buddhist temples such as Fo guang shan Monastery, explore bustling urban districts, and relax in natural hot springs. Youll stay in 5-star hotels and travel aboard a comfortable coach, stopping in several locations for sightseeing tours with your English-speaking guide. Daily breakfasts and all entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary are included.

Highlights

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Choice of seating available

Comprehensive tour of the city

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

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Start your 5-day round-island tour of Taiwan with hotel pickup in Taipei. Drive south into the lofty mountains to visit Sun Moon Lake, where youll stop at several temples like Wenwu Temple, Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. At Fo guang shan Monastery, one of the most famous Buddhist sites in southern Taiwan, take a walking tour and interact with monks and nuns.

The next day, head to Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan. Pass Love river (Ai River) and stroll through Lio Ho Night Market.

In southern Taiwans Kenting National Park the following day, admire 37 miles (60 km) of coral-rimmed shoreline and explore the forest recreation area.

On your fourth day, continue your journey through Taiwans scenic landscapes with a visit to Taitungs East Coast National Scenic Area, where unspoiled land stretches for miles down the coast. See incredible land formations created by years of erosion.

Then, in Hualien, marvel at the exceptional beauty of Taroko National Parks Taroko Gorge, whose marble formations are split by a road that looms under forested peaks and towering cliffs.

Youll end your journey back in Taipei.

All entrance fees, transportation, accommodation and daily breakfasts are included, and for lunch and dinner, your guide will be happy to recommend great places for you to enjoy authentic Taiwanese cuisine.

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

Itinerary:

Day 1: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake
You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Taipei for a drive south to Sun Moon Lake, located in the lofty mountains of central Taiwan about 2,500 feet (762 meters) above sea level.

Around the lake — the largest body of water in Taiwan — stop at Wenwu Temple or Literature Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius and Kuan Ti, the Protector of Buddhism. You’ll also visit Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. Proceed to your hotel for check-in and relax in the nearby natural hot springs.   
Overnight: 5-star Fleur De Chine or similar near Sun Moon Lake

Day 2: Sun Moon Lake – Kaohsiung (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Fo Guang Shan Monastery, one of the most famous Buddhist sites in southern Taiwan. Here, take a walking tour to learn about Buddhist culture. Communicate with some of the monks and nuns during a visit to the Main Shrine, where you will find a massive Buddha statue, and feel free to eat a traditional vegetarian lunch here (own expense).

Afterward, drive to Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan. Stop at Former British Consulate, pass by Love River (Ai River), and stroll through Lio Ho Night Market.

Overnight: 5-star Grand Hi-Lai Hotel in Kaohsiung or similar

Day 3: Kaoshiung – Kenting – Taitung (B)
Have breakfast and then take a morning tour to Kenting National Park, located on the southern tip of Taiwan. The 37 miles (60 km) of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide many notable attractions. Inside the park, stop at the Oluanpi lighthouse, the Maobitou scenic coastal area and the forest recreation area. Then, continue your drive to Taitung, where you’ll stay overnight.

Overnight: 5-star Hotel Royal Chihpen or similar in Taitung

Day 4: Taitung – Hualien (B)
Start your morning with breakfast before taking an exciting tour of the East Coast National Scenic Area, an unspoiled parcel of land stretching 106 miles (170 km) down the east coast of the island. Erosion and weather conditions have produced a wide range of landforms here.

On your tour, stop at Siaoyeliou, Sanxientai or Sanxiantai (Terrace of the Three Immortals), all scenic spots featuring interesting land formations. You’ll also see the Sanxiantai Bridge, Caves of the Eight Immortals and Shitiping, step-like rocks formed by coral reefs.

In the late afternoon, proceed to Hualien for an overnight stay.

Overnight: 5-star Silks Place Taroko or similar in Hualien

Day 5: Hualien – Taipei (B)
After breakfast, you’ll have the whole day visit to Taroko National Park with your guide. See Taroko Gorge, an exceptionally beautiful, narrow marble gorge created by the Liwu River and cut deep into the mountains. See the road that's carved into the rock walls, winding its way under forested peaks and towering cliffs.

Stop at several notable natural sites here, like Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Marble Bridge, Tienhsiang and even a marble factory.

At the end of your tour, you’ll head back to Taipei and arrive in the evening.

Inclusions

4x Breakfast

Accommodation included: 4 nights

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional tour guide

Admission fee and entrance ticket included in the itinerary

4-night hotel accommodation (5-star)

Insurance

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Taipei City downtown only)

Entry/Admission - Eluanbi

Entry/Admission - Maobitou Park

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Lunch

Dinner

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 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

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

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  • 16-Mar-2020

    This tour is a great choice for anyone who wants to visit Taiwan highlights outside of Taipai city that would be challenging to get to on your own. The hotels were all 5 stars, two included hot spring pools on site. The breakfast buffets included in the tour at the hotels all had a great selection of Taiwanese and Western food. The tour bus was older, but adequate. Our guide Eric showed us educational videos which were helpful for me to better appreciate the history of the sites we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour for a good overview of the country at a reasonable price.

  • 21-Jan-2020

    Incredible! At first, I was a little hesitant to book this tour, however upon reading the reviews I became curious. Everything about this 5-Day Tour across Taiwan is world-class. The itinerary is very well organized, with a great variety of interesting stops along the way. All the hotels are five star and very nice. However, the tour guide, Alan Chou, really makes the tour special! He is engaging, funny, and extremely knowledgeable! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that is seeking an exciting adventure throughout Taiwan. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

  • 16-Dec-2019

    We did the same tour almost five years ago, Allan Chou the best tour guide ever! Went over and above as a guide and ran everything seemlesly and like clock work this is not a follow the guide tour. You get loads of info and then good amount of time to explore. Even organised a left item to be forwarded ahead to Taipei hotel before we got back from the trip. One word! Awesome...

  • 11-Nov-2019

    We have visited many beautiful scenic areas, a famous monastery, few temples, night markets and National Parks in Taiwan. All hotels we stayed in were excellence. In addition, we were lucky to have a humorous, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide Alan Chou. That made our trip extra wonderful.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    This tour is truly hassle-free - booking this takes your mind and stress off of making decisions like where to go, eat and stay. Almost every detail is planned - just sit back and enjoy the trip.
    The 5-star hotels with breakfasts were excellent.
    We also had a fantastic guide - Alan Chou.
    He is informative, funny and easy on the eyes.
    (Do not leave him behind!)

  • 28-Oct-2019

    This was a very enjoyable tour with nice hotels and an excellent tour guide (Alan). It provided full coverage of Taiwan (except Taipei). It would have been nicer to extend the stay in the hot springs hotels longer (2 nights vs. 1 night). We had a great group with a great guide!

  • 22-Oct-2019

    Booked without knowing too much about Taiwan so wanted to get the best of our days there. We liked the look of the tour and boy we got much more than we hoped for or expected. The tour was so well organised from start to finish - not only the places where we visited (many of which I am sure you would miss if doing independently) but also organisation like getting our hotel rooms etc., which was painless and quick - unlike some tours where you wait in line at the reception individually. We were a bit worried when we saw there were 36 on our tour but in fairness it did not make any difference as you were not led around in a group but just pointed in the right direction and the tour guide on hand all the time for questions etc. The hotels were amazing, especially the first and last ones - we did know they were meant to be 5* but did not think they really would be, they put European 5* in the shadows! I have to make a special mention to both our driver (Crocodile?) who drive safely and purposefully and also a huge thanks to Alan our Tour Guide who was upbeat throughout the whole trip, kept us well informed on the sites, where we were going, toilet stops, details about hotels and restaurants so we knew what to do etc., His English was perfect, I have a hearing problem, but he was so clear and precise it was an absolute pleasure - a good guy, keep hold of him! Thank you Viator and Edison Tours, really appreciated such a great tour.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    We’re a family of four from Australia including 2 kids and this was our first organised tour as a family. Whilst we were initially a bit concerned, it ended up being an amazing and enjoyable experience for us. The trip was very well planned and included many natural and culturally significant sites in Taiwan.

    Our tour guide, Alan Chou, was very informative, considerate and highly entertaining which made the tour what it was! Before every stop, Alan not only told told us useful historical information of the location, but also detailed the food and amenity options.

    The hotels we stayed at were all 5 star with the usual expected facilities like restaurants, pool, fitness centre, free wi-fi etc. As well as this, two of the hotels even had certified hot springs.

    Overall, we would highly recommend this tour.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    As it was our first visit to Taiwan, we spend first 5 days in Taipei, and then took the 5-day best of Taiwan tour. It was a great as we got to see a lot of popular tourist spots in one go without any stress as everything was well taken care of. On top of that, we got a really good guide, Alan Chou who was really on top of things and was funny as the same time. The hotels were all 5-star and we especially enjoyed the one at Sun Moon lake and Taroko gorge. The other 2 were a bit run down.

  • 19-Jul-2019

    A thoroughly enjoyable 5 days. Alan (Chou) was an extremely knowledgeable guide giving background and a lot more than the basics - with a great sense of humor. The tour showcased Taiwan's many beautiful features and history that one doesn't realize exists, accommodation in lovely 5 star hotels with buffets showcasing local foods. There were eating options to suit all. Absolutely a highlight of my 10 day stay. Just excellent - would do it all again tomorrow!

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