5-Hour Thousand Island Lake And Pinglin Tea Plantation Scenery Tour - Taipei

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • 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 :
    The original pick-up point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This is a tour for a retreat to let you get away from the citys hustle and bustle, immersing you in tea aroma and natural greenery. You will experience the extraordinary scenery of the Thousand Island Lake, the endless rows of tea plantation, and a culture of tea appreciation.

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

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (Downtown Taipei hotels only)

Driver

Guide

Tourist Insurance

Entry/Admission - Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Entry/Admission - Pinglin Old Street

Exclusions

Accommodation

Gratuities

Personal expenses

Any item not mentioned in the itinerary

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 30-Jul-2019

    Drive there and back was hair raising in very narrow roads on the mountain. Guide and commentary was good.

  • 21-Feb-2018

    The trip is fine. Only when we view the thousand islands lake we are facing the Sun and the LAKE is hidden in HAZE!
    Time is a bit short for every spot.

    S.H. from Hong Kong

  • 14-Jan-2018

    Great tour, but unfortunately it was raining when we visited. It would be amazing if the weather was better. The tea tasting was a lovely touch to the tour.

  • 09-Nov-2017

    Our guide was great. We had one other person on the tour with us, so even though it was billed as a small group tour it was almost like a private tour. We were taken to areas of beautiful scenery, off the path for most tourists we didn't see ANY other non-Asians. We enjoyed the tea museum, and the tea tasting experience was fun. This was a reasonably priced tour, and we felt it was very much work it!

  • 18-Oct-2017

    Lovely tour and lovely Guide called Jackie aka Jackie Chan. Would recommend as the views are out of this world.

  • 26-Sep-2017

    Very good trip!!

  • 01-Apr-2017

    Great tour guide, beautiful amazing views even if it was a bit foggy. I also enjoyed tea tasting. Highly recommended.

  • 02-Jan-2017

    It was a very nice tour and the tour guide was very friendly and open to all the questions. The tour ended nicely at a tea house which was really good.

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