Taiwan Uncovered

Delightfully undiscovered, Taiwan delivers dramatic landscapes, dynamic cities, sensational cuisine and a heady cultural melting pot of Chinese, Japanese, Western and indigenous influences. Leave any pre-conceived ideas at home and get ready to be surprised by this rewarding destination.

tour duration 11 Days from
tour price On Request
tour type Private Tour

Places Visited

UK - Taipei (4N) - Sun Moon Lake (1N) - Tainan (1N) - Kaohsiung (1N) - Kenting (1N) - Taroko (1N) - UK

Tour Highlights

Explore the dynamic and exciting capital of Taipei
Be mesmerised by the tranquil waters of Sun Moon Lake
Discover Taiwan’s trading and colonial history at Tainan
Admire beach vistas as you travel through Kenting National Park
Stand in awe at the stunning natural beauty of Taroko Gorge
Trace the verdant landscapes of Yangmingshan, famous for its volcanic vents

Day 1-2 Fly to Taipei
Fly overnight to Taipei. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 1-2 Fly to Taipei
Day 3 Explore Taipei
Taipei is a dynamic and exciting city with a wonderfully rich heritage. Spend the day exploring with visits to the Martyrs shrine, the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Lungshan Temple and the Longshan Temple. Take a photo stop at Taipei 101. (B)
Day 3 Explore Taipei
Day 4 Sun Moon Lake
Be picked up by your guide this morning and transfer to the village of Puli where you will visit a paper workshop. Continue to beautiful Sun Moon Lake and visit Wen Wu Temple. (B)
Day 4 Sun Moon Lake
Day 5 Historic Tainan
Drive to Tainan, the former southern capital of Taiwan. Visit Chikan Tower and the Confucius Temple. Take a walking tour around the town before transferring to Anping Fort and Merchant House of Tait & Co. (B)
Day 5 Historic Tainan
Day 6 Kaohsiung
Start with a visit to Dragon and Tiger Pagoda and the stunning Spring & Autumn Pavilion. Later visit the Foguanshan Monastery and the Buddhist Museum. (B)
Day 6 Kaohsiung
Day 7 Travel to Kenting
Drive to the naturally beautiful area of Kenting and stop at Maopito, also known as the Cat's Nose Rock. Next wander through Kenting Forest Park and see the Eluanbi Lighthouse, one of the first in Asia. (B)
Day 7 Travel to Kenting
Day 8 Kenting to Taroko
Proceed through the stunning scenery of Kenting to Lungpan PArk and the Jialeshuei Scenic Area. After lunch drive north along the east cos, visiting Siaoyeliou, Sansientai and the Bachi Scenic Lookout. Stay overnight in Taroko. (B)
Day 8 Kenting to Taroko
Day 9 Taroko to Taipei
Tour Taroko National Park, starting at the Swallow Grotto and continuing on to the Eternal Spring Shrine Taroko Gorge. Return to Taipei, stopping at the Chingshui Cliffs en route. (B)
Day 9 Taroko to Taipei
Day 10 Yangmingshan
Today begin at Yangmingshan National Park, northeast from Taipei, a scenic area that is famous for its verdant landscapes and volcanic vents. Also discover Beitou, a district of Taipei known for its hot springs where there will be a visit to the Hot Springs Museum. Continue to Tamsui for a stroll along the historical Old Street. Enjoy a final evening in vibrant Taipei. (B)
Day 10 Yangmingshan
Day 11 Fly Taipei to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)
Day 11 Fly Taipei to UK

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Tailor Your Tour

If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Wangfu Hotel
Wangfu Hotel - 9 Yigu Xiang, Nanmen Street, Ancient Town (0 Nights)
hotel star rating

Wangfu Hotel is located inside the Lijiang Old Town and it is good retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

A visa is not required for visitors to Taiwan.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Taiwan is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip..
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.

What's Included

International flights and current taxes
Domestic transportation (SIC)
Meals as stated
Touring with guides and entrance fees

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is ideal for those who have a reasonable amount of time to travel and who are looking for a comprehensive tour of the main sights and cities in Taiwan. This tour takes advantage of road travel so that travellers can enjoy viewing the Taiwanese countryside and scenic ocean vistas. This tour is very accessible and we have optimised the time to visit Taiwan’s main sights.

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