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Treasures of Taiwan

  • Duration

    14 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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    £3,690pp
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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!

Tour Highlights

Our Treasures of Taiwan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Treasures of Taiwan Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    Fly overnight to Taipei

    Days 1-2: Fly overnight to Taipei

    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.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    A day in Taipei

    Day 3: A day in Taipei

    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' Shrine. This afternoon, visit CKS Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and ascend the world-famous Taipei 101 to see the city from above.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4

    Scenic Sun Moon Lake

    Day 4: Scenic Sun Moon Lake

    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, Cien Pagoda and the aboriginal village of Tehua.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Tea Plantation

    Day 5: Tea Plantation

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Discover Tainan

    Day 6: Discover Tainan

    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 Chihkan Tower and Confucius Temple. In the afternoon, wander the old streets of the Anping district and view the sunset from Anping Harbour.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Explore Kaohsiung

    Day 7: Explore Kaohsiung

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Visit Kenting National Park

    Day 8: Visit Kenting National Park

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Discover Sheding Nature Park

    Day 9: Discover Sheding Nature Park

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Ocean drive to Taitung

    Day 10: Ocean drive to Taitung

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    Head to Taroko

    Day 11: Head to Taroko

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    Explore Taroko National Park

    Day 12: Explore Taroko National Park

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    Return to Taipei

    Day 13: Return to Taipei

    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 high- speed rail and then enjoy a farewell dinner, the perfect opportunity to reflect on your adventures with your fellow passengers.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14

    Fly Taipei to the UK

    Day 14: Fly Taipei to the UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 3

    The Sherwood Taipei 4 Star Hotel

    The Sherwood Taipei

    The 4-Star Sherwood Taipei is perfectly located in the centre of vibrant Taipei and a short distance from some of the cities main attractions. The elegantly decorated and spacious guest rooms offer free WiFi and modern en suite bathrooms.

  • Nights 2

    LeaLea Garden Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    LeaLea Garden Hotel

    The exquisitely designed LeaLea Garden Hotel offers guests beautiful views of Sun Moon Lake and the surrounding areas. This boutique hotel features an indoor swimming pool, gym and in house restaurant offering a selection of Chinese and western cuisines.

  • Night 1

    The Place Tainan 4 Star Hotel

    The Place Tainan

    The sophisticated The Place Hotel Tainan offers guests a cultural experience while showcasing some of the finest works from local designers and craftsmen. Situated in downtown Tainan the hotel features an Italian Restaurant, a bar and fitness centre.

  • Night 1

    Howard Plaza Kaohsiung 4 Star Hotel

    Howard Plaza Kaohsiung

    Located in the business district of Kaohsiung city, the Howard Plaza Hotel presents guests with stunning views of the city. Guest rooms are complete with a flat screen TV, free WiFi and en suite bathrooms.

  • Night 1

    Royal Hotel Taitung 4 Star Hotel

    Royal Hotel Taitung

    In the centre of Taitung's famous Chihpen Hot Springs and a short distance from Chihpen National Forest, the Royal Hotel Taitung is a beautiful place to relax and soak up the surroundings. The comfortable guest rooms feature large picture windows while the hotel offers a variety of hot springs to enjoy.

  • Nights 2

    Taroko Village Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    Taroko Village Hotel

    Surrounded by the beauty of Taroko National Park, Taroko Village Hotel enjoys a naturally peaceful location. The hotel features air-conditioned guest rooms with a balcony and wonderful mountain views. The in house restaurant offers delicious dishes with local flavours.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 16°c
  • 83mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 14°c
  • 76mm
  • Tainan
  • 18°c
  • 17mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 17°c
  • 170mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 14°c
  • 107mm
  • Tainan
  • 19°c
  • 28mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 19°c
  • 180mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 16°c
  • 123mm
  • Tainan
  • 22°c
  • 38mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 22°c
  • 178mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 19°c
  • 127mm
  • Tainan
  • 25°c
  • 80mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 26°c
  • 234mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 22°c
  • 207mm
  • Tainan
  • 28°c
  • 174mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 28°c
  • 326mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 310mm
  • Tainan
  • 29°c
  • 372mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 30°c
  • 245mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 307mm
  • Tainan
  • 30°c
  • 358mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 30°c
  • 322mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 329mm
  • Tainan
  • 29°c
  • 395mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 28°c
  • 360mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 201mm
  • Tainan
  • 29°c
  • 178mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 25°c
  • 149mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 22°c
  • 107mm
  • Tainan
  • 27°c
  • 28mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 22°c
  • 83mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 18°c
  • 86mm
  • Tainan
  • 24°c
  • 17mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 18°c
  • 73mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 15°c
  • 66mm
  • Tainan
  • 20°c
  • 14mm
Treasures of Taiwan map

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