Magnificent Round Taiwan

Description

Tour code: HNATL112

Tour duration: 8 days

Departure day (2019): Every Saturday.

Description:  Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Kaohsiung, Kenting, Taitung (Hot Spring), East Coast National Scenic Area, Hualien, Taroko Gorge

OVERVIEW 

Visit the numerous temples, shrines, hot springs and national parks of Taiwan on this 8-day tour around the entire island. First exploring Taipei urban and historic highlights then leave bustling Taipei behind for the remote beaches and rocky coastal scenery of Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kenting National Park and the East Coast National Area. Your guide provides insightful commentary on sites as Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Wenwu Temple, Holy Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. You will travel by comfortable coach and stay.

DAY 1 Arrive in Taipei

Upon arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International airport, meet local driver with name board and transfer to hotel by private basis. After check in on own, free at leisure.

Accommodation: THE RIVIERA HOTEL TAIPEI or similar

DAY 2 Half-Day Taipei City Tour (B)

After breakfast, meet tour guide hotel lobby. We will take a tour of Taipei city includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs’ Shrine of traditional architecture and change of Honor Guards, a local Taiwanese temple, and Taipei Handicraft Center. The remainder of the day will be free on your own.

Accommodation: THE RIVIERA HOTEL TAIPEI or similar

DAY 3 Taipei → Sun Moon Lake & Natural Hot Spring (B)

After breakfast, meet tour guide 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. Tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Tse En Pagoda. After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check in hotel. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. You can also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating at the lake.

Accommodation: FLEUR DE CHINE HOTEL or similar

DAY 4 Sun Moon Lake → Foguangshang Monastery → Kaohsiung (B)

Check out hotel, passing by the lovely small and old Jiji Railway Station, 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 to visit Buddha Memorial Center and communicate with some of the monks, nuns during the visit, there will be opportunity to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Continuously, we will drive to Kaohsiung City, which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liuhe Night Market. Overnight stay at Kaohsiung.

Accommodation: GRAND HI-LAI HOTEL or similar

DAY 5 Kaohsiung → Kenting → Zhiben Hot Springs (B)

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 Longpan Park. Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Overnight stay at Zhiben. Enjoy natural hot spring at Hotel Royal Chihpen (Zhiben Hot Springs)

Accommodation: HOTEL ROYAL CHIHPEN or similar

DAY 6 Taitung → East Coast National Scenic Area → Hualien (B)

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 Siaoyeliu, Sansientai, Shihtiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.

Accommodation: SILKS PLACE TAROKO or similar

DAY 7 Hualien → Taroko Gorge → Taipei (B)

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 Ci Mu Bridge, Swallow Grotto, and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Cingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Km) to arrive at around 18:00.

After check in on own, free at leisure.

Accommodation: THE RIVIERA HOTEL TAIPEI or similar

DAY 8 Taipei → Depart to next destination

After breakfast, meet local driver hotel lobby and transfer to airport by private basis.

Depart to next destination.

Land tour price: $980 per person

Price includes

  • Multiple 4-5 star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on private basis (Non-English speaking local driver)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meals in the itinerary
  • Admission fees in the itinerary
  • Luggage (Per Person) : 1 Luggage, 1 Carry-on

Price does not include

  • Round-trip international and all domestic air ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Service beyond the itinerary
  • Personal expense throughout the stay
  • Gratuities (optional, not required)
  • Single supplement charge: $450

* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

* Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

* Children must share a room with 2 adults to receive the child rate.

* Some blackout dates may apply. We will let you know the possibility upon the time of booking.

* The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to local circumstances.

* This is a group joining tour and people are from all English speaking countries.

* Local driver cannot speak English.

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