Thousand Island Lake And Pinglin Tea Plantation From Taipei

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    01:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Welcome to the birthplace of the most beloved beverage in the worldbubble tea! Whether you are a seasoned tea connoisseur, or simply love to drink tea, through this guided tour to Pinglin Tea Plantation and Thousand Island Lake, you will get glimpses of the tea culture in Taiwan, and learn about the development of Taiwanese tea.

Pinglin District in New Taipei City is the home to Wenshan Baozhong tea, where you will visit the tea museum to explore the world of Taiwanese tea, and taste the aromatic Taiwanese tea at a tea shop. Not only that, on this tour you will pay a visit to Thousand Island Lake and Bagua Tea Plantation for a rendezvous with nature, immersing yourself in the verdant landscapes and the dreamy lake.

Take an afternoon out of your busy schedule and unwind! Enjoy a half-day tour to Pinglin and Thousand Island Lake from Taipei.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Board your comfortable coach upon hotel pickup in Taipei city in the morning around 8am, and relax during a scenic drive along the mountain road to Shiding, a rural district of New Taipei City.

Located in the south of Shiding District. Thousand Island Lake, also known as Qiandao Lake in Chinese literally means a lake with thousands of islands. Shared the same name with the famous attraction in Zhejiang Province of Mainland China, the catchment area of Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by many hills creates a similar scenery specifically from a nearby overlook next to the reservoir.

The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing, including the well-known Wanshan Pouchong and Dong Fang Mei Ren(aka Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea). It is also a noted tea plantation area in north Taiwan, where Bagua Tea Garden is located. From the top of the hill, the neatly planted rows of tea look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams.

Continue your tour through a 15-min drive to Pinglin District, where the famous Wanshan Pouchong is cultivated. Your guide and the tea instructor will explain the culture, history, and how to properly brew Taiwanese tea during your visit to Pinglin Tea Museum or Pinglin Old Street (the first Monday of every month, you will visit Pinglin Old Street instead of Pinglin Tea Museum). Pinglin Team Museum is the world's largest museum dedicated to tea.

Your tour ends with return transport to your Taipei hotel around noon time.

Inclusions

Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local tea tasting

Local General Liabilities Insurance

Entry/Admission - Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drink

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 15 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

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

Most travelers can participate

Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.

Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.

Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.

Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Free masks provided for travelers who do not have their own

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Dec-2022

    such a great tour! very convenient and effortless as the guide graciously takes care of everything. our guide was also very knowledgable and friendly. we enjoyed the views and the tea tasting!

  • 30-Oct-2022

    This was such a fun experience and a great way to tour some areas outside of Taipei. I very much enjoyed seeing the tea plantations and learning more about the history of the tour. The tea tasting was so much fun too and we tried some very interesting teas with unique histories and flavors. Our tour guide, Joseph, was a wonderful driver, spoke excellent English, and truly went above and beyond to make sure we all enjoyed the trip. He even gave me advice on how to buy a rice cooker. :)

  • 27-Feb-2020

    On this beautiful and effortless 5-hour excursion, we learned about the history and traditions surrounding tea in Taiwan. Our guide had deep knowledge of the area, including the names of virtually every plant we encountered. The scenery was spectacular -- both the long-distance vistas and the many varieties of flowering plants. The capstone was our 45-minute visit with a 5th-generation tea farmer, who had a sweet and engaging personality and wonderful skill brewing and pouring tea. It was mesmerizing just watching and listening to him.

  • 26-Feb-2020

    We had a great time - lovely scenery and a chance to see the countryside outside of Taipei. The van was spacious and comfortable, and our guide was knowledgeable. When I asked him whether religion or tea was more important - he paused, which said it all! Tea is incredibly important to the people of Taiwan!

  • 25-Feb-2020

    We had a great time - lovely scenery and a chance to see the countryside outside of Taipei. The van was spacious and comfortable, and our guide was knowledgeable. When I asked him whether religion or tea was more important - he paused, which said it all! Tea is incredibly important to the people of Taiwan!

  • 23-Feb-2020

    Very knowledgeable guide, interesting spots to visit. I especially appreciated the tea ceremony where we sampled some different local teas in a tea house. Highly recommended!

  • 23-Jan-2020

    From the views to the incredibly knowledgable guide, this was one of my best decisions while in Taipei. Highly recommended!

  • 12-Jan-2020

    Perfect visit to places even locals rarely travel. Saw some of the most beautiful scenery that Taiwan has to offer visiting real tea plantations.

  • 08-Jan-2020

    The guide was wonderful, and she translated in multiple languages. Showed us various views of the beautiful countryside and along the river. Tasted multiple teas, also make sure you have cash when buying smaller shops don't use cards. We saw the suspension bridge. Had good conversation and a relaxing time. Good idea for family, couple's, and solo travelers.

  • 07-Jan-2020

    The guide was wonderful, and she translated in multiple languages. Showed us various views of the beautiful countryside and along the river. Tasted multiple teas, also make sure you have cash when buying smaller shops don't use cards. We saw the suspension bridge. Had good conversation and a relaxing time. Good idea for family, couple's, and solo travelers.

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