14 DAYS ●
Explore the cities of Taipei and Tainan, where ancient and modern sit side by side, and lose yourself in the natural beauty of Sun Moon Lake and Taroko National Park. This magical and diverse island has so much to offer, and on our Treasures of Taiwan tour you can experience it for yourself!
Explore bustling Taipei
Unwind at beautiful Sun Moon Lake
Discover the port city of Kaohsiung
Explore Taroko National Park
Fly overnight to Taipei, Taiwan’s buzzing capital. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. This evening meet with your National Escort and fellow travellers to enjoy dinner at a nearby, local restaurant.
Nestled in a basin surrounded by mountains,
Taipei is a laidback and vibrant city that,
as well as being packed with the upmarket
and ultramodern, is a bastion of Taiwan’s
wonderfully rich heritage. Begin your
explorations at the National Palace Museum,
home to the world’s largest and finest collection
of Chinese art and artefacts, and the Martyrs’
Shine. This afternoon, visit CKS Memorial Hall,
Longshan Temple and make a photostop at the
world-famous Taipei 101.
Depart Taipei to journey towards the heart
of the island to what is arguably Taiwan’s
most scenic spot – Sun Moon Lake. Visit
the Wen Wu Temple before embarking on
a motorboat cruise around the lake for
picture perfect views of the area’s beautiful
landscapes. You’ll also visit the Holy Monk
Shrine, Tze-En Pagoda and the aboriginal
village of Tehua.
Begin today with a visit to a famous tea
farm to discover all about the process of
tea growth and production before taking the
cable car to Formosan Cultural Village. There
will also be some time at leisure, with the
option of biking on trails around Sun Moon
Lake, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful
places to cycle in the world.
Depart Sun Moon Lake and travel to Tainan.
Taiwan’s oldest city and capital until 1887
when Taipei took over, Tainan was originally
established as a trading port by the Dutch
East India Company. It is renowned for its
preservation of traditions and rich folk culture,
and you’ll start exploring at the Chikan Tower
and Confucius Temple. In the afternoon,
wander the old streets of the Anping district
and view the sunset from Anping Harbour.
Head south to the port city of Kaohsiung where
you’ll admire the Dragon & Tiger Tower and the
Spring & Autumn Pavilion before paying a visit
to Taiwan’s largest monastery, Foguanshan.
Lunch here will be a vegetarian feast, before
you stroll over to the main shrine, the Buddhist
Museum and Great Buddha Land, where
you’ll find a 36-metre Buddha watching over a
garden of many smaller Buddhas. Finally, see
the Martyrs’ Shrine at Shoushan.
Travel over to the beach resort of Kenting,
gateway to the beautiful Kenting National
Park. Consisting of a range of landscapes –
low mountains, rolling hills, cliffs and deserts,
all fringed by excellent beaches and helped
along by a balmy tropical climate, Kenting is
home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
Spend the morning amongst the rock
formations and lush greenery of Sheding
Nature Park with a pause to take in the ocean
views at Oluanpi Lighthouse. The rest of the
day is at leisure.
Depart Kenting and drive along the beautiful
east coast to Taitung, admiring the ocean
views throughout the journey. Continue to
Chihpen, famous for its hot springs. On
arrival, your afternoon will be free to relax
and bathe in the thermal waters at your hotel.
Tonight’s dinner will be accompanied by a
performance of traditional music and dance.
Travel northwards to Hualien, the gateway to
the magnificent Taroko National Park. En route
there will be a series of stops including Donghe,
where you may spot wild monkeys, and the
scenic Cisingtan Lake, where you can head out
on an optional bike ride on the lakeshore.
Encompassing sea cliffs, soaring peaks and a
famously picturesque gorge, Taroko National
Park is home to a huge diversity of features
and habitats and shelters a great range of
plant and animal species. Today your visits will
include the Gorge Gateway, the Eternal Spring
Shrine and Swallow Grotto and you can enjoy a
leisurely walk through the beautiful landscapes.
Take a photo stop at Cingshuei Cliff for
beautiful views and visit the Kavalan Whisky
Distillery, where a few tastings will be in
order. Return to Taipei via Luodong by highspeed
rail and then enjoy a farewell dinner,
the perfect opportunity to reflect on your
adventures with your fellow passengers.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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