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Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung & Kenting 8 Day Tour

2021 Summer Tour
Tour Code: SUM21P-TWA08
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Tour Highlights

Itinerary features:

Northeast Coast & Geopark: It offers not only amazing view, but also many unique geological formations due to long exposure to erosion.    
Jiufen Village: Located in Ruifang District of New Taipei City. It was an isolated village until the discovery of gold during the Japanese occupation and quickly developed to the town due to gold rush. Major attractions are cobblestone steps, Shengping Theater, a prominent cultural landmark and recently used as the movie set of City of Sadness.  Jiufen also became popular due to its resemblance to the downtown in the Japanese anime movie Spirited Away by Miyazaki.
Neipi Beach: Also known as Lover’s Bay, located in Su’ao Township, Yilan County.
Cingjing Farm: Also known as “Foggy Eden”, a great place to enjoy fresh air, lush forests, acres of flowers, plains and farm animals, such as cows, sheep, horses.
Mt. Hehuan is a 3,416-meter-high mountain in central Taiwan, part of the Central Mountain Range. Snow is relatively common during winter season.  At 3,275 meters, Wuling is the highest point of Taiwan and a fantastic point for panoramic mountain  views.
TAlishan National Forest Recreation Area is located in Alishan Township, Chiayi, covering an area of 1400 hectares, above 2,200 meters sea level. The heavily wet weather contributes the outstanding forest and climate landscape such as Alishan sunrise, sea of clouds, afterglow, forest, railways which count to the five famous sightseeing spots known internationally.
Checheng Visitor Center: a rustic village close to Mingtan Reservoir. It used to be A transshipment location for timber and logging.  Now is managed by Sun Moon Lake Administration, turn into a recreation area with both leisure and educational functions.
Kenting National Park: Located on the Hengchun Peninsula of Pingtung County. It is  the oldest and the southernmost national park in Taiwan. The National Park is well known for its tropical climate and sunshine, scenic mountain and beach. Not only a wonderful place to visit also provide educational function for nature and marine biology.

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Entrance Fee & Transportation Included

Itinerary

Day 1

Northern Taipei Tour

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Please select one of the following three tours as your Day 1 itinerary:

** Tour A: Juifen Village, Northeast Coast Tour

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Please meet at Taipei Rail Station or a specific hotel in Taipei City for departure.  We will tour Bitou Cape, Naiya Rock Formation, Bay of Two Color, Jinguashi, Juifen Village.

** Tour B: Taipei City Half Day Tour

1:00pm - 2:00pm:Please meet at Taipei Rail Station or a specific hotel in Taipei City for departure.  We will tour National Palace Museum, Martyrs Shrine, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Temple, Presidential Square (drive by only) and Handcraft Center

** Tour C: Yehliu Geopark & Northern Coast Tour

8:00am - 9:00am:Please meet at Taipei Rail Station or a specific hotel in Taipei City for departure.  

9:30am:    Depart for Yehliu Geopark, we will tour Queen’s Head, Daiguanyin Buddha’s Status, Keelong Harbor. After the tour, return to Taipei and check-in hotel

<Hotel> Royal Inn Taipei Nanxi or Hua Shan Din or similar

Day 2

Taipei →Hualien

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After breakfast at hotel, depart for Northeast coast, we will tour Neipi Beach, Nanfang’ao Harbor. Then via Suhua Highway, we will arrive at Qingshui Cliff, a 21-kilometer length of coastal cliffs 800 meters above sea level. The formation of the Qingshui Cliff was caused by orogenic movement. Enjoy its stunning view and thrilling drive.  Then we will reach Chishiangtan Scenic Area, stroll along this moon shape pebble beach.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Hotel> Hualien Shanzidou Hotel or similar

Day 3

Hualien→Taroko Gorge National Park→Cingjing Farm

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After breakfast and check-out, depart forTaroko National Park, famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. After million years of wind erosions, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons.

 ** Eternal Spring Shrine: a landmark and a memorial shrine complex in Taroko National Park.  One of the major picturesque points of the park with view of the mountains and the waterfall.

** Swallow Grotto: It is part of Taroko Gorge, composed of marble cliffs covered with small holes because of long term erosion by river and ground water.  Swallows often nest here, hence giving the place its name.

** Bilu Sacred Tree: This three is 3,200 years old and about 50m high with a diameter of 3.5 m. It is the largest old tree along the Central Crossing Island Highway.  

12:30pm:  Lunch at Mt. Hehuan (Wuling). 

**Mt. Hehuan is a 3,416-meter-high mountain in central Taiwan, part of the Central Mountain Range. Snow is relatively common during winter season.  At 3,275 meters, Wuling is the highest point of Taiwan and a fantastic point for panoramic mountain views.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Local meal

<Hotel> Cingjing Junyue Resort or similar

Day 4

Cingjing Farm→Sun Moon Lake

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07:00am  Breakfast at hotel

08:30am  Meet at hotel lobby, depart for Cingjing Farm.

** Cingjing Farm offers exquisite scenery all four seasons of the year. Its Green Grasslands, Fragrance of fruit orchards and trailing of the sheep festival attract many tourists to spend time at this tranquility of the high-mountain countryside.

** Sun Moon Lake Tea Tasting:  Sample some best Assam teas in Sun Moon Lake Antique Tea Farm. 

After lunch, depart for Sun Moon Lake National Park Scenic Area. We will cruise the lake by boat, sightseeing Shuanguang Temple, Lalu Island and aboriginal tribe culture.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Lunck & Dinner> Local meal

<Hotel> Hotel Del Lago Sun Moon Lake or Einhan Resort or similar

Day 5

Xiangshan Visitor Center →Alishan National Scenic Area

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** Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is located in Alishan Township, Chiayi, covering an area of 1400 hectares with the main tourism spot locating at about 2,200 meters high above sea level. It is cloudy mid-elevation temperate climate with an average annual temperature 10.6 ℃ and the annual rainfall is up to 4,000 mm. There are 209 raining days and 244foggy days on average. The heavily wet weather contributes the outstanding forest and climate landscape such as Alishan sunrise, sea of clouds, afterglow, forest, railways which count to the five famous sightseeing spots known internationally.

07:00am  Breakfast at hotel

09:00am  After check-out, depart for Xiangshan Visitor Center, designed by Japanese architect, Dan Norihiko.  From the Visitor Center, you can enjoy beautiful scenery of Sun Moon Lake.

10:40am     Depart for Checheng Visitor Center: History of old rail and logging shipment industry in the past.

12:45pm     Depart for hotel in Alishan and check-in

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Lunch> Local meal

<Hotel> Sacred Tree Hotel Alishan or Alishan Gou Hotel or similar

Day 6

Alishan Scenic Area →Kaohsiung

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If weather permits, early in the morning, you can take Zhushan Line from Alishan to Zhushan for spectacular sunrise view. (train ticket: NT 300 round trip, train ticket is not included in our tour fee).

07:20am    Breakfast will be at Shandian Street Restaurant

10:15am    After check-out, depart for the Tsou Tribe, they are an Austronesian ethnic group reside in Chiayi and Nantou.  We will tour the village and cultural center, a great Way to experience their history, culture and daily life.

11:20am    If time permits, enjoy lunch, wonderful tribal dance and tea farm landscape

1:00pm      Depart for Lotus Pond, Kaohsiung, we will tour Spring & Autumn Pavilions, the Dragon & Tiger Pagodas.

<Breakfast> at Shandian Street Restaurant

<Lunch> Local meal

<Hotel> Yazi Hotel Kaohsiung or Yueyiwen Hotel Kaohsiung or similar

Day 7

Kaohsiung→Kenting National Park

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07:00am Breakfast at hotel

08:30am Depart for Kenting National Park.

** Maobito Scenic Park: a cape in the township of Hengchun in Pingtung County. You can find many unique coral rocks that were eroded by strong wave and wind. Then via South Bay and Sail Rock, we arrive at Shadao Beach, the most pristine beach in Taiwan. It is an ecological reserve and closed to public access.     

** Eluanbi Lighthouse: Located in Cape Eluanbi within Kenting National Park, once known as “The light of East Asia”. The lighthouse was originally built in 1883, it has been restored twice. You can walk around the lighthouse with beautiful ocean view.


** Lungpan Park: Located in Kenting National Park, facing east to the Pacific Ocean. It is an open grassland which strong wind often passes by. You can enjoy stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.

4:30pm Depart for hotel in Kenting

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Hotel> Howard Plaza Hotel Kenting or similar

Day 8

Kenting →Tsouyin→Taipei

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Morning at leisure. Enjoy breakfast at hotel and hotel’s amenities. Or 2-hour bike ride (compliment by local agent and must base on the room type you occupy). You also

Can choose one of the following tours:

** Tour A: 08:30am - 11:00am:  Kenting National Park Tour

Fee: NT Dollar 220 per adult or NT Dollar 100 per child, include transportation from hotel. National Park entrance ticket fee is not included).

** Tour B:  08:30am - 11:00am:  Sheding Nature Park Tour

Fee: NT Dollar 220 per adult or NT Dollar 100 per child, include transportation from hotel. National Park entrance ticket fee is not included)

After the tour, hotel only provide one transfer at 12:00pm to Tsouyin Rail Station for train to Taipei (Train #136, departing 2:55pm, arrival 4:29pm or #654 departing 3:00pm, arrival 4:59pm)

If you wish to join the above optional tour, you must inform hotel front desk upon

Check-in. If not, hotel will not be able to arrange it. Please note that hotel will not

Arrange the tour if you inform hotel next day after your arrival.

Please note that for holidays or special occasion, the departure time at hotel is 11:30am

We will not be able to provide transfer if you join Optional tours. 

You can go to Tsouyin Rail Station to take Red Line to Kaohsiung Airport for flight to your next destination.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

* You can extend to our Thailand 5-Day Tour **

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Pricing

Departure Date

Land only

Daily

2021

Double Occupancy : $1,300
Triple Occupancy : $1,300
Quadruple Occupancy: $1.100
  • Upon registration, USD300 deposit per person is required. Once tour is confirmed, deposit is Non-Refundable. If you wish to cancel, your deposit can be transferred to our other tours.
  • If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination must be the same as local group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group on the first day and to airport on the last day.
  • Tour fee is based on double occupancy (two people sharing one room).
  • This is not a group tour nor customized tour; you will join a local tour. Therefore, we are unable to guarantee the size of the vehicle or restriction of the number of the participation. If a smaller group, local agent will provide smaller size vehicle. Driver will guide the tour and arrange hotel and meal functions.
  • Tour is conducted in Mandarin.
  • Hotel’s room type and bed size will base on the confirmation of each hotel.
  • The time table of High-Speed Train and regular train is for your reference only, actual departure schedule will be informed with our confirmation notice.
  • Please wear casual clothing, if you are a vegetarian or need special meal Request, you must inform us in advance.
  • In order to maintain the quality of the tour for our respected clients, PETS are not allowed.
  • Tipping suggestion: USD10 per person

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