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Best of Taiwan 5-Day Tour

1. Best of Taiwan 5-Day Tour

Explore the natural wonders of Taiwan on a 5-day tour from Taipei. Visit Sun Moon Lake, walk with Buddhist monks at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, drive along the East Coast National Scenic Area, and more. Enjoy accommodation in 5-star hotels. Day 1: Taipei and Sun Moon Lake Following hotel pickup, drive to Sun Moon Lake, located in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Stop at the Wenwu Temple, dedicated to Confucius as the Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as the Master of Sword. Continue your sightseeing tour to the Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. Stay overnight at Fleur De Chine Hotel in Sun Moon Lake (or Le Méridien Taichung in Taichung or similar). Day 2: Tainan and Kaohisung After breakfast at your hotel, hop on the bus and make your way to Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, celebrated for its abundance of historic buildings and profound historical heritage. Your adventure proceeds with a visit to Fort Zeelandia. After exploring Fort Zeelandia, take a leisurely walk along Anping Old Street. After lunch, your next destination is Kaohsiung. Upon your arrival, your first stop is the renowned Fo Guang Shan Monastery, founded by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with a knowledgeable monk who provides insights into the doctrines and development of Buddhism. Stay overnight at Grand Hilai Hotel in Kaohsiung (or similar). Day 3: Kaohsung, Kenting, and Taitung After breakfast, set out on your journey as you head south toward the border to explore Kenting National Park. Stop at the Eluanpi Lighthouse, Maopitou, Chuanfan Rock, and Longpan Park. Following your exploration of the park, your journey will take you to Taitung via the scenic South Link Highway, allowing you to savor the continually shifting landscapes throughout your drive. Stay overnight at the Royal Hotel Chihpen in Taitung (or a similar hotel). Day 4: East Coast National Scenic Area and Hualien After breakfast, enjoy an exciting East Coast National Scenic Area tour, known as Taiwan's last unspoiled land, stretches for approximately 100 miles down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms. Your tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, and the Stone Steps. By late afternoon, head to Hualien for an overnight stay at the Silks Place Taroko (or a similar hotel). Day 5: Taroko Gorge and Taipei Spend a full day at Taroko National Park. Go to Taroko Gorge, a beautiful, narrow valley created by the Liwu River, cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. Travel along a road that's been carved into sheer walls of rock, winding its way past forested peaks and cliffs, towering thousands of feet above it. Hundreds of feet below, the river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Stop at Cimu Bridge, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Swallow Grotto, Buluowan Suspension Bridge, Eternal Spring Shrine, a marble factory, and Qingshui Cliff before driving back to Taipei. marking the end of your unforgettable 5-day tour of Taiwan.

Kaohsiung Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

2. Kaohsiung Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Koahsiung, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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4.9 / 5

based on 55 reviews

We enjoyed getting out of Taipei into the warmth of the South. The hotels we stayed in were great. Enjoyed meeting indigenous people