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Travel through beautiful Taiwan island to see both ancient and new capital cities, a historic gold mining town and quaint villages. Be in awe of nature at the dramatic marble-walled gorge, towering sea cliffs and the serene Sun Moon Lake.

Visit colorful temples for a glimpse of religious and deity worship. Explore local cuisine, with influences from China and Japan, at the celebrated night markets and numerous small eateries. Relax and soak in the famous hot springs at your resort. This journey offers many unique experiences for everyone in the family to fall in love with this island.

9 Days, 8 Nights: Taipei, Jiufen, Jiaosi, Taroko, Chihpen, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Lukang, Qingjjing, Sun Moon Lake
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TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

TEMPLE DECOCATED WITH LANTERS, TAINAN
Traditional culture, food and art continues to thrive in the former capital city..

COSMOPOLITAN TAIPEI VS HISTORICAL TOWNS

Taipei offers a thrilling mixture of European and Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese culture is still alive in temples and old towns. Do not miss the world’s best collection of ancient Chinese Imperial artifacts in the national museum.

UNIQUE NATURAL WONDERS

This subtropical volcanic island is replete with jagged mountains, hot springs and cavernous lava rock coastlines. The limestone canyon of Taroka National Park and the picturesque Sun Moon Lake will leave you speechless.

TAROKO NATIONAL PARK
The eponymous 11 mile long gorge whose marble walls rise out of the blue-green Liwu River.
MARKET AT JIUFEN
Enjoy your free time exploring the old streets and treating yourself to delicious snacks like sweet taro soup and Hakka dumplings.

COUNTLESS NIGHT MARKETS

Incredibly tasty and creative street food abounds in countless night markets across the island. Each market is different which makes them exciting. So photogenic, they are perfect for selfies.


1

Taipee | Arrival

Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan. Airport meet and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free.
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Taipei - Jiaosi | City Tour, Jiufen

After a hearty breakfast, meet your guide for a day of exploration. Visit National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese Imperial art and jade collections are exhibited and Martyrs’ Shrine. Brief photo stop at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and the Presidential Palace. Step back in time by visiting a historic gold mining town, Jiufen.
We end the day at Jiaosi for an overnight stay. Soak in the rejuvenating natural hot springs, a truly relaxing and rustic experience.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM
See the world's largest collection of Chinese museum pieces - 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks showcasing 8,000 years of Chinese history.

JIUFEN TOWN
An historic gold mining town with quaint, closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides.

MARKET AT JIUFEN
Enjoy your free time exploring the old streets and treating yourself to delicious snacks like sweet taro soup and Hakka dumplings.

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Jiaosi - Taroko National Park | Taroko Gorge

Enjoy a morning scenic drive to Taroko Gorge. Taroko Gorge is famous for its spectacular natural beauty comprising valleys, gorges, mountains, rapid rivers and waterfalls that never cease to amaze visitors. Transfer to your hotel in Taroko.
Half day sightseeing at Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful narrow ravine created by a river cutting deep into mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock snakes its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Photo stop at the East-West Highway Arch, the starting point of Taroko National Park. Visit Evergreen Shrine and take a gentle hike to Swallow Grotto. Followed by Nine Turns of Tunnel (drive by) and Marble Bridge. 
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

TAROKO NATIONAL PARK
The eponymous 11 mile long gorge whose marble walls rise out of the blue-green Liwu River.

CHANGCHUN TEMPLE IN TAROKO NATIONAL PARK
A gentle hike to see magnificent canyons, soaring marble formations, and subtropical springs.

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Taroko National Park – Chihpen | Fata'an Wetlands, East Rift Valley

Relax in the hotel this morning or explore Tiansiang on your own visiting attractions like Zhihui Bridge, Pudu Bridge, and Xiangde Temple.
Continue your journey to Chihpen. En-route we visit the Fata’an Wetlands ecological park to experience the rich heritage of Taiwan's aborigines. Enjoy an "Amis-style" lunch in a private home.
Next we visit Chihshang. You can bike and stroll through the lush green rice fields the East Rift Valley of Chihshang. Learn to make rice noodles by hand, a fun local tradition.
We continue to Chihpen for an overnight stay. Enjoy unwinding in your personal in-room hot springs at our hotel. Choose from several therapeutic spa facilities either indoor or open-air. Feel the full force of Taiwanese aboriginal culture with an evening performance of powerful music paired with beautiful choreography.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch
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Chihpen – Tainan | Kaohsiung City Tour

Hotel check-out then sit back, relax and enjoy the rustic scenery to Kaohsiung.
Upon arrival we start the Kaohsiung city tour visiting the cultural park of "Juan Cun", Taiwan Military Veteran Village and see the architecture of Qing Dynasty Taiwan in Zuoying Old Town. Enjoy a romantic evening stroll along Love River. Overnight at Tainan City.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

DRAGON AND TIGER PAGODAS
Enter through the dragon’s mouth and exit through the lion symbolizing turning any bad luck into good luck at Zuoying’s Lily Pond.

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Tainan | Tainan City Tour

Today we explore the culture and history of Tainan, Taiwan's first capital. Your city tour visits Tainan’s historical sites, including the Meteorology Museum, National Museum of Literature, Koxinga Shrine, Tainan Confucius Temple, and Hayashi Department Store.
At Ten-Drum Culture Village we enjoy the music, movement, and art. Transformed from a historic sugar refinery, you will see, hear, feel, and play the drum music of Taiwan. Explore the original Dutch settlements of Anping Fort (aka Fort Zeelandia). Take a photo stop at the amazing warship museum and hear the story behind the Deyang destroyer ("Guardian of the Sea") formerly of the US Navy.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

CONFUCIUS TEMPLE, TAINAN
At least 350 years old, it's the first Confucius temple and school in Taiwan.

TEMPLE DECOCATED WITH LANTERS, TAINAN
Traditional culture, food and art continues to thrive in the former capital city..

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Tainan – Sun Moon Lake | Lukang, Qingjing Farm

Today drive from Tainan to Sun Moon Lake. En-route we explore Lukang, an authentic historical trading town. Enjoy an electric tricycle tour of Lukang’s Old Streets. Visit Longshan Temple and Folk Arts Museum which houses a vast collection of ancient Ming and Qing dynasty artifacts.
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En-route we visit the scenic Qingjing Farm and continue to Sun Moon Lake.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

LUKANG LONGSHAN TEMPLE
This late 18th century Longshan Temple is a showcase of southern temple design and is over 10,000 sq meters within its gated walls.

QINGJING FARM
Above 5700 ft set against outstanding views of the valley below with Alphine like weather.

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Sun Moon Lake | Admire Sun Moon Lake From Every Angle

Early morning visit to admire the stunning sunrise at Sun Moon Lake (subject to weather conditions).
Located in the middle of Taiwan island at 2,454 feet above sea level, Sun Moon Lake acquired its name because it comprises a round eastern section and a crescent western section, with a tiny island roughly in the middle. This largest body of fresh water in Taiwan is one of the island’s most lovely natural vistas. While boating is popular, hiking and biking allows you to get off the beaten path while exploring the tourist trail.
Cruise the lake's majestic waters on a privately chartered motorboat. We visit the famous Wenwu Temple (Literature-Warrior Temple), dedicated to Confucius, Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the beautiful views and picturesque scenery that have captivated travelers from all over the world.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

SUN MOON LAKE
Stroll along the lakeshore to watch the sunrise and sunset on the mountain range.

WENWU TEMPLE
It is dedicated to Confucius and also known as Literature-Warrior temple.

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Sun Moon Lake – Taipei Airport | End Of Tour

Another chance to watch the stunning sunrise at Sun Moon Lake on your own. After breakfast the tour ends. Hotel check-out and transfer to Taipei airport for your flight home.
Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

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