Jiufen Village (Chiufen) And Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour From Taipei

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM 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 :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm
  • 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

Explore the Northeast Coast of Taipei and stroll through the Chiufen Village also known as Jiufen on this four-hour tour from Taipei. Drive to the east coast of Taipei to visit the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, a popular swimming spot for the locals. Offering fascinating rock formations, lighthouses, fishing villages, pastoral farmlands and temples.

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Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Ruifang, New Taipei

Shuinandong, Jinguashi, and Jiufen are former mining towns in Ruifang District, New Taipei City. The three towns present living records of the history and culture of Taiwan's mining industry, each one distinguished by the different mining methods they adopted: the simple charm of Shuinandong; the tranquility of Jinguashi; and the traces of the miners' nightlife in Jiufen. Though the gold mines are now closed, these towns continue to exert an allure that attracts visitors to visit and dream.
Here you can never miss the most popular local delicacy taro and sweet potato balls made of fresh taro, sweet potato and sticky rice.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Nanya Rock Area, Ruifang, New Taipei

Noted for its fantastic rock formations and sea-eroded coral shore. The entire coastline here is a veritable sculpture garden that illustrates, in stone, the incomparable artistry of weathering and wave action. The patterned stone topography of Nanya, unique in Taiwan, was formed through the weathering of the sandstone that lines the shore. The oxidation of iron ore within the striations of the stone has given it a beautiful striped pattern.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Yin Yang Sea ()

A bay where the sea is spilt into yellow and blue; these two complementary colors call to mind Chinese Ying and Yang symbol, hence it is also called Yin Yang Sea. In the past, the locals believed the phenomena was caused by chemical runoff. However the recent examination of the waters showed the coloring was caused by the insoluble floating iron ion.

Pass By: Golden Waterfall, Ruifang, New Taipei

One can see water gushing out from underground. After seeping through mining areas and contacting with sulfur, arsenic and copper ores, the redox and iron synthesis transformed the water into a golden acidic mineral water with a tint of orange. Seen from afar it looks like a gigantic wall of golden rock cliff, reputed as the Golden Waterfall by later generations for the spectacle.
The water contains high level of toxic due to its proximity to the abandoned copper smelter, visitors are warned not to get close to the water.

Pass By: Jinguashi 13 Ruins, Ruifang, New Taipei

Dubbed as the Thirteen Levels, the old copper refinery is also called the Potala Palace of Mountain Mines as it looks like a beautiful abandoned palace far away. The parking lot at ShueiNanDongand the lookout pavilion in Changren community provide an incredible view. Music videos of famous songs are shot here, too. The building has the longest gas pipe in the world, which is 2 kilometers in length and 2 meter in diameter. Due to possible fatal accidents, visitors are not permitted to enter the pip.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional tour guide

Admission fee and entrance ticket included in the itinerary

Insurance

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

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

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

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

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

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not recommended for travelers with kneel problems.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Jan-2020

    A visit to Jiufen is to experience total chaos! Tour buses are not allowed to Jiufen so we were dropped off at a bus depot to be transferred to bigger tourist buses. Except some of these buses are not tourist buses but buses similar to what's being used at airports so seating was limited. Some tourists ended up standing on an uphill trip to Juifen. Not ideal for middle aged or older tourist. I don't know why they do not provide everyone with proper tourist bus since I am sure we all paid the same fare for the trip. Once you reach Juifen, its difficult to appreciate the village as it's foggy and raining. I believe it rains in Juifen 200 days in a year so I dont understand why no effort is made to ensure the whole alley where all the shops are located are covered. Some stores have awning but others don't so navigating the alley that is crowded with a lot of tourists while trying to hold an umbrella is not ideal and certainly far from an enjoyable experience. The worst part came when we were to depart Juifen. We were ready to leave a little past 5 so we went to the bus stop to board the tourist buses again except that apparently, the last bus that we opted not to take since it did not have seating for everybody in the tour group was the last bus from Juifen. There is no sign anywhere about the times that these buses run and our tour guide didnt seem to know as well and not being able to understand chinese, we couldn't catch the conversations between our tour guide and the "operators" of the tourist buses. There are still a lot of tourists at Juifen so we were really confused about the whole situation. The meeting time was decided by our tour guide . If we had known about the schedule of the buses, so we could have left a few minutes earlier. We eventually reached the bus depot but not without significant delay. Overall, this is definitely not worth the trip.

  • 23-Dec-2019

    I was with 7 other members of the same group. the trip was interesting and we could have spent more time at the village.
    Overall a very well organised trip.

  • 26-Nov-2019

    If you want a 1/2 day tour, this is a good one. We got out to see the gorgeous coastline of Taiwan. And though it was crowded, we enjoyed the narrow street market we walked through in Jiufen. Our tour guide, Jenny, was terrific: information, friendly, and cheerful. If you take this tour, you will be glad you did.

  • 15-Nov-2019

    Driving the East China Sea coast was very good experience with attractive coastal features. Jiufen Village itself was overcrowded and any charm eroded by the tourist hoard and the surly store keepers especially the woman in the fancier tea shop. It only gets 2 stars. You wonder if the place can sustain this level of visitors.
    The views from the village were spectacular though. The guide was good and related the history well. Overall tour 4 stars.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    The Jiufen village and Northeast coast were both beautiful places with amazing views and scenery. The tour guide was friendly and supportive, kept giving us information about the places. But I would have liked more time at each of those places and was disappointed with getting only 10 minutes at Northeast coast and 1.5 hour at the Jiufen village.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    The overall tour was good, however the guides English was not great she tried hard but as she was trying to find the right words she made it boring.....

  • 12-Aug-2019

    Wanted to get out of Taipei to see something else. Was picked up at hotel in a comfortable car, by a charming guide who told interesting stories about the destination on the way there. Beautiful nature, but Jiufen was horrific. An overcrowded "tourist-trap", comparable to the bazaar in Marrakesh. If you enjoy crowded, narrow streets full of street vendors, this is for you. If you like quaint, relaxed villages. find something else. I prefer the latter.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I enjoyed this tour. A great way to see this quaint little village tucked away in the northeast coast of Taiwan. Walter, our guide, was knowledgeable.

  • 09-May-2019

    This half-day tour was great for our short stay in Taipei, Taiwan. We really enjoyed what we got to see. Finding the pick-up location was easy and we enjoyed seeing the coast and especially Jiufen! Unfortunately the market street in Jiufen were crazy packed since it was a holiday in China and there were lots of visitors to Taiwan but otherwise great tour and great bus accommodations. The tour guide spoke English but was a bit hard to understand, but I was ok with this as I'm the type of traveler who likes to explore on my own anyways, this was just a great way to see this area on a tight schedule.

  • 21-Jan-2019

    Everything was good. The guide was informative, picked me up on time and returned meto hotel on time

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