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From Taipei: Group Tour of Yehliu, Jiufen, and Pingxi

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Activity provider: Edison Tours

From Taipei: Group Tour of Yehliu, Jiufen, and Pingxi

Activity provider: Edison Tours

From US$ 76.17 per person

Travel to northern Taiwan with this group tour from Taipei. Marvel at rock formations in Yehliu Geopark, visit a mountain village in Jiufen, and launch a sky lantern in Pingxi.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Chinese, Japanese, English
Pickup optional
If your hotel lobby is located on the upper floor, please meet your tour guide on the ground floor.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the striking natural rock formations in Yehliu Geopark
  • Experience the old-fashioned charm of Jiufen, a traditional village
  • Enjoy the chance to set a lantern afloat at the Pingxi Sky Lantern area
  • Admire the spectacular scenery of the beautiful Shifen Waterfall
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant
Full description

View Taiwan's northern highlights with this group tour from Taipei. Visit destinations like the Yehliu Geopark, the old-fashioned mountain village of Jiufen and Shifen.

Start your day with pickup in downtown Taipei, and relax as you make your way to Yehliu Geopark, home to a number of unique rock formations caused by wind and sea, where you will view fascinating rock formations like the Queen's Head, Sea Candles, Fairy Shoe, Ginger Rocks, Elephant Rock, and more. Next, head to Jiufen village, which was once famous for being a gold-mining town in the 1940s, but is now popular for inspiring scenes in the film "Spirited Away." The success of the movie brought vitality to Jiufen’s tourism, making it the most popular destination in northeastern Taiwan. It’s recommended to have a cup of tea at a teahouse, where you can appreciate the picturesque scenery, and the freshly brewed tea at the same time. Besides the teahouses, here you can also tastes various local foods and buy souvenirs. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the traditional Jiufen dessert—Taro Ball.

Your tour continues with a visit to Shifen Waterfall. It is one of the most popular attractions in this area, widely-known as the “Little Niagara Falls” of Taiwan, a cascade-type waterfall similar to North America’s Niagara Falls. There are several viewing platforms near Shifen Waterfall, where the visitors can see the waterfall from different angles, even have a close-up look. Then head to the Shifen Old Street to experience the iconic tradition of flying Sky Lantern. Your tour guide will teach you how to release a sky lantern correctly, so you can fully enjoy the tranquil and peaceful moment. The street is lined with souvenir shops, sky lantern shops and eateries, where you can spend some time buying souvenirs or trying some local snacks before returning to Taipei.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Yehliu Geopark entrance ticket
  • Sky lantern launching experience
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station Exit 2.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Tour commentary is in Mandarin, English, and Japanese
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The sequence and duration of tour stops may be adjusted according to traffic and weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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Our tour guide, Jackie Chan was amazing! Incredibly friendly, great driving, and impressive knowledge of history and culture related to Taiwan. We had a great and smooth tour, and I couldn't recommend a tour with Jackie more!

January 8, 2023

Jackie Chan is a great guide, and very helpful through out the journey

December 29, 2022

January 21, 2023

Product ID: 405928