Taipei: Book a Local Host
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 2 - 8 hours
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With a full 8-hr tour it could be a hit or a miss & I'm glad to have Josh Rice as my private guide. He's such a FUN guy to be around so, it was a bonus for the entire trip! He showed up on time, attentive with the details and resourceful (i.e. packed an extra umbrella, powerbank for my mobile, even brought his camera since he knows I'm into photography). There were some missed because apparently he hasn't done this tour before and he doesn't speaks Mandarin - whereas the places we visited were in rural areas so Mandarin speaking guide should be mandatory. But I really appreciated the effort he made by doing a thorough research and kept me well informed on the options l have. He also brought a local friend along for ease of communications. All in all it was a sucessfull day!
We had a great guide in Taipai called Ben. He’s a local but has spent time in the USA so communication In English was very easy and he had so much to tell us. We talked politics, religion, history, food (had a great lunch) and his insights were fascinating and gave us a greater understanding of Taiwan than we could ever have gleaned on our own. I hope you are lucky enough to get Ben, you won’t be disappointed.
Excellent tour of the night market. Ben was incredibly insightful on the various street foods, local culture and history. Will definitely be booking another tour next time I'm in Taipei. Thanks for everything Ben and best of luck to you and your family.