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What To Expect
Discover Taiwan in 5 days! Visit the many natural and cultural attractions like Sun Moon Lake, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Kenting National Park, the scenic East Coast and Taroko Gorge.
Day 1 - Taipei / Sun Moon Lake / Natural Hot Spring
From your hotel lobby, we will drive to Sun Moon Lake which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. The tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple or Literature Warrior Temple dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Ita Thao Indigenous Village, Ci-en Pagoda and the Xuanzang Temple. After touring around Sun Moon Lake, we proceed to the hotel for checking in, and stay overnight at Sun Moon Lake. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel or you can also enjoy walking, biking, hiking or boating at the lake.
Hotel: Fleur De Chine, Sun Moon Lake - Mountain View (5*) or similar
Day 2 - Sun Moon Lake / Foguangshan Monastery / Kaohsiung
Breakfast at hotel, and then we will drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour, and there will be chance to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost) and communicate with some of the monks, nuns during the visit to the Main Shrine, Great Buddha Land where you will find a huge Buddha statue.
We will drive to Kaohsiung City, which is the second largest city in Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Lio Ho Night Market. Overnight at Kaohsiung.
Hotel: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, Kaohsiung (5*) or similar
Day 3 - Kaohsiung / Kenting / Taitung
After breakfast, we'll have a morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan's southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Kenting forest recreation area. Then we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Overnight at Taitung, and enjoy the spa and the hot spring bath at the hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Royal Chihpen, Taitung (5*) or similar
Day 4 - Taitung / East Coast National Scenic Area / Hualien
After breakfast, it will be an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land", stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.
Hotel: Silks Place Taroko (5*) or similar
Day 5 - Hualien / Taroko Gorge / Taipei
After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine), Tienhsiang, a marble factory and Su Hwa Highway. We will then drive back to Taipei and arrive at around 6 in the evening.
All 5-star hotel accommodations
Local travel insurance
Hotel pick-up and drop-off at downtown Taipei City hotels
Meals and drinks not specified
Tips and gratuities
Child rate applies to children 2-11 years old. Please inquire for the rate applicable to infants below 2 years old.
This tour is unavailable during the Lunar New Year Celebration (dates vary each year).
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2 days / 1 night
13 hours and 30 minutes
3 days / 2 nights