Classic: Taiwan Discovery (AQTT)

Countries Visited: Taiwan, Province of China
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 15, Avg 10
    Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Explore the teahouses and street food stalls of Jiufen, Eat your way through Tainans famous night market, Enjoy a bike ride around picturesque Sun Moon Lake, See grottos and waterfalls in Taroko National Park, Wander through the bustling metropolis of Taipei

    Ample appetites and eager explorers come together on this 10-day tour through Taiwan. Just off Asias typical tourist trail, Taiwans vibrant culture shows through its bustling metropolises, awe-inspiring natural landscapes, and of course, those mouthwatering night markets. Embark on these unique experiences alongside newfound friends that have equally ambitious plans to see and do it all.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    10 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1TaipeiDay 1 Taipei
    Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2TaipeiDay 2 Taipei (1B)
    Yehliu GeoPark is often referenced to having outer-space geology, and is considered the most "Mars-like" environment on Earth. The rock formations are fascinating, including the world famous "Queen's Head" and the wonders of marine erosion including "Ice Cream Rock", "Bee Hive Rock"," Ginger Rock" and "Candle Stick Rock". During World War II, Jiufen Village housed a Japanese prisoner of war camp where captured Allied Force soldiers (mostly British) were forced to work in the gold mines. Included Activities: Gold Ecological Park Taiwan North Coast Excursion Shifen Village and Waterfall Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 3TainanDay 3 Taipei/Tainan (1B)
    Taiwan High Speed Rail (also known as HSR) is a high-speed rail line of approximately 345KM in length running along the west coast from Taipei Main Station in the north to Kaohsiung in the south. The line opened in 2007, using trains with a top speed of 300KM/H covering the journey in as short as 96 minutes. The HSR is commonly referred to as Gaotie, and is the preferred method of transit to cross the island due to its simplicity and speed. Tainan is the oldest city on the island established in 1661, when the Ming loyalist Cheng Cheng Kung (known as Koxinga) drove the Dutch from Taiwan. After many mainland Chinese immigrants arrived, helping the young city to grow. Included Activities: Chihkan Tower Confucius Temple Tainan Night Market Transport: Local train (2.00-2.50 hours)
    Day 4Sun Moon LakeDay 4 Tainan/Sun Moon Lake (1B)
    Continue exploring Tainan the first capital city of Taiwan with a walking tour through the Anping historic district. Wander the crooked lanes of the old town past traditional houses and stop at the Tree House and Anping Fort. Later, head to the Sun Moon Lake area and visit Wen Wu Temple. Included Activities: Anping Historic District Tour Anping Fort Visit Wen Wu temple Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours)
    Day 5Sun Moon LakeDay 5 Sun Moon Lake (1B)
    Sun Moon Lake is Taiwans largest lake, located in the mountains of Nantou. Its name is inspired by the stunning natural beauty of the area and the shapes of the lake where on the east side the lake is round like the sun, while the west side is long and narrow, like a crescent moon. The aboriginal Thao tribe lives around the lake, and are the proprietors of many local businesses. At the centre of the lake is Lalu Island, which is reserved for aboriginal religious practices, and closed to the public. Included Activities: Xuan Zhang Shrine Tse En Pagoda Sun Moon Lake Cycling Mt. Maolan hike
    Day 6TarokoDay 6 Sun Moon Lake / Taroko (Hualien) (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy a scenic drive, traveling from Sun Moon Lake (middle Taiwan) to Taroko (Hualien) via the central cross Island highway. It's considered the most beautiful highway in Taiwan. Along the way you'll see the"Taiwan Alpine" soaring cliffs, and gorges. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
    Day 7Taroko National ParkDay 7 Hualien/Taroko National Park (1B, 1D)
    Spend the day exploring Taroko National Park. Visit the Swallow Grotto, Eternal Spring Shrine, and Taroko Gorge Gateway. Included Activities: Baiyang Trail Hike Taroko National Park
    Day 8YilanDay 8 Hualien/Yilan (1B)
    Enjoy a stunning drive along Qingshui Cliff then visit Qixing lake and the Hualien railway cultural park. Later, catch the local train to the lively metropolis of Yilan. Famed for its black sand beach, waterfalls, and mountains, take free time to explore the beautiful scenery, excellent nightlife, and delicious food. Included Activities: Qingshui Cliff Hualien Railway Cultural Park Transport: Private Vehicle Local train (1.00-1.50 hours)
    Day 9TaipeiDay 9 Yilan/Taipei (1B, 1L)
    Morning visit to the Wufenchi Waterfall and a tea farm. After, stop at the National Center for Traditional Arts for lunch and some free time. Later catch a train back to Taipei and opt to join a farewell dinner. Included Activities: Wufenchi Waterfall Taiwan Tea Farm National Centre for Traditional Arts Transport: Local train (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 10TaipeiDay 10 Taipei (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    09/22/2022$2,599.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/24/2022$2,599.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/22/2022$2,599.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote

    Local Flights: N/A

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