8 Day Taiwan Essence Tour

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Product Description

 
Tour's Highlight:
◆ “The Treasury of Chinese Culture” — National Palace Museum
◆ Top 8 attraction in Taiwan— Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area
◆ Michelin Star restaurant--Din Tai Fung
◆ “The Beauty of Love.”--Hot Spring at Chihpen
◆ World famous Taiwan night market
◆ National Taroko Park with spectacular mountains and marble canyons
◆ World famous Taiwan night market
◆ Top 9 tallest financial building in the world--Taipei 101
 
Remark:
◆ Fare Excludes: International airfare, Travel Insurance
◆ Additional Tours & Tour Guide’s tips will be collected upon reservation is made
◆ We reserve the right to alter the order of the itinerary according to actual situation
◆ Airport Shuttle transfer are NOT included in the itinerary

What is Included

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
  • Professional local English speaking guide
  • Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts (B),8 Lunches (L), 6 Dinners (D)
 
Not Included In This Tour
 
  • International Airfare
  • Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge
  • Additional Tour & Tour Guide Tipping USD160 + USD80 per person for Whole Tour
  • Travel Insurance & Personal Expenses
  • Visa fee

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Home City – Taoyuan

After arriving in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), see our receptionist at the Arrival Hall. The shuttle to the hotel departs at 10:30, 15:30, 19:00, and 23:00. If you miss the last shuttle, arriving after 23:00, please proceed to hotel on your own expense. It is possible for guests to either reserve pick up service (USD30/ per person) in advance or take a taxi. (Please note that if the flight is rescheduled, please contact your emergency contact person in Taiwan or the service counter at the terminal after
arrival.)

Hotel: Hotel Orchard Park Taoyuan or Holiday Inn Express Taoyuan or similar

Day 2: Taoyuan-Taipei-Nantou

After breakfast, we will visit the National Palace Museum (Additional Tours). With collections of ancient Chi-nese imperial artifacts and artworks, it is also called “The Treasury of Chinese Culture” and has become one of the most popular museums in the world. Then, we proceed to National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine. This building was designed based on the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing Forbidden City. The changing ceremony of the honor guard will take place hourly here so visitors can watch the military show of the Republic of China. After lunch time, we will head to Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area (Additional Tours), which is one of the top 8 attractions in Taiwan. Surrounding a tiny island called Lalu, the Sun Moon Lake is shaped as a Sun at the north side and shaped as a moon at the south side; hence the name Sun Moon Lake. In addition, it is home to the Thao tribe, one of the aboriginals in Taiwan, so we will experience the local cuisine, the Feast of Puli Shao-Xing, during dinner. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Classic Hotel or similar

Day 3: Nantou-Chiayi- Kaoshiung

After having breakfast, we will head to Ali-Mountain Eternity Suspension Bridge(Additional Tours). It is believed that a couple can stay together forever after passing through the bridge together. Besides, Ali-Mountain is one of the most appropriate places to grow tea in Taiwan, so we will stop by the tea shop and then proceed to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum(Additional Tours) in Kaoshiung. This is a Mahayana Buddhist cultural, religious and educational museum with both traditional and modern architecture features. Here you will find a huge golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha, which shows this place is the Buddhist center of South Taiwan. Then, we will visit the diamond center in Kaoshiung city and experience the local food at the night market at night. (B/L)

Hotel: Hotel Holiday Garden or Mingli Hotel or similar

Day 4: Kaoshiung-Taitung

After breakfast, we will visit the pearl center and head to Chengcing Lake Scenic Area. With good natural conditions, it is not only surrounded by trees and flowers but also surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere. At noon, we will have lunch at Din Tai Fung(Additional Tours), which has been selected as the “Top 10 restaurant in the world” by and has won the Michelin Star restaurant five times. Guests can experience a classic taste of Taiwan. After lunch, we can enjoy watching the beautiful ocean around Taiwan along the South-Link Highway. Even more, we will stop by at the Duo Liang Train Station to overlook both the view of Pacific Ocean and passing train. At the end of the day, we will experience the Hot Spring at Chihpen, eastern Taiwan. The hot spring here, which is different from most, is colorless and odorless. With good qualities, it is also called “The Beauty of Love.” (Please be noticed that swimming suit and cap have to be prepared on your own.) (B/L/D)

Hotel: F Hotel Chihpen or Chii Lih Hotel & Resort

Day 5: Taitung-Hualien

After enjoying breakfast, we will visit the Chili Coral Museum. In Chinese history, a coral is seen as an honorable status and a symbol of happiness and eternity. With
natural conditions, the quality and quantity of corals in Taiwan are better than the ones in the Mediterranean and Japan. It is loved by Chinese people very much, especially the first lady of Asia, Ms. Soong Mei-ling. Then, we will proceed to Mr. Brown Avenue, which is the heaven of nature in Taiwan. The lunch will be the famous Chishang lunch box here. Finishing lunch, we will visit National Taroko Park. It is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. (Please be noticed that if the road is blocked due to typhoons or heavy rain, this attraction will be rescheduled into Qixingtan Beach.) And then, we will visit Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum, where a series of marble sculpture are exhibited. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Parkview Hotel or Hualien AZURE HOTEL or similar

Day 6: Hualien-Taipei

After having breakfast, we will head to an aboriginal shop and then take a train to Su’ao. This Train Journey (Additional Tours) can not only avoid the dangerous Suhua Highway but also give you a special experience in enjoying Taiwan. After arriving in Su’ao, we are going to take a transit bus to Yehliu Geopark(Additional Tours). You may learn the development process of a mushroom rock as well as witness the appearance of a ginger rock, cleavage, pothole, melting erosion panel, etc. At the end of the day, visit the souvenir shop. (B/L/D)

Hotel: Fushin Hotel or similar

Day 7: Taipei

In the morning, we will visit Lungshan Temple, which is one of the old famous temples in Taiwan. It displays not only the beauty of traditional temples but also the value of traditional art. After, we will proceed to Liberty Square, originally called C.K.S. memorial hall. This archway is established in memory of Mr. Chiang Kai-shek, the earlier president of Taiwan. Heading to the Presidential Office, we can learn the history of Taiwan and will proceed to Taipei 101 after. Taipei 101 is ranked as the Top 9 tallest financial building in the world; in addition, it is also a famous green building. To have a good view of Taipei 101, we will move on to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which is a memorial to the Republic of China’s National Father. It also has a multipurpose social, educational and cultural center for the public. At the end of the day, expect to visit one of the most famous night markets in the world. (B/L)

Hotel: Fushin Hotel or similar

Day 8: Taipei – Hometown

After having breakfast, the tour is dismissed. There will be an airport shuttle to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 09:00 for guests. To request the airport shuttle service for other times, extra shuttle fee expense, USD30/per person, will be charged. (B)

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