Guided tour

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

4.7 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Withlocals
Guided tour

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

Activity provider: Withlocals

From US$ 49.32 per person

Discover the non-touristy treasures of old Taipei like its 300-year-old temples, its traditional food and its amazing street life. On this tour, visit a bustling open air market where the locals do their daily grocery shopping.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy delicious local snacks
  • Experience the non-touristy Taipei privately guided
  • See contrasting old and new architecture
  • Take in the vibes of a local street market
Full description
Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it. On this private tour, experience authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host will guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods. Back in the tranquil, relaxed street life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet bean curd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town.  No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here - the authentic Taipei. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host will be a true local and can give you great advice.
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Pickup or drop-off
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide In front of the MRT Longshan Temple Station exit 1. Look for the entrance/exit with the black & yellow 1.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Our guide/host was June and she was informative and energetic. She was easy to talk to and spend time with. Most of our time was spent learning about Longshan temple. We walked down ‘Herb Alley’, saw some local shops and eateries. The description states “visit to a street market” - we didn’t visit a specific street market, but we walked by local shops. The description states “Enjoy delicious local snacks” - no snacks were paid for/included in this experience. We tasted an herbal tea - that was the extent of the local snacks for us. We loved seeing pepper pork buns being placed in their unique oven. We went back on our own to buy/taste them.

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March 9, 2023

As a solo traveler, it was a very enjoyable experience to walk through a bit of Taipei’s cultural history. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one experience which allowed a more personable and pleasant experience. Walking through old alleys such as Herb Land and the nearby old market was interesting and insightful to the city’s growth.

February 1, 2020

This is an amazing tour run by a fascinating woman June. She walks you around the temple and the narrow streets explaining all about the history and culture. It was so interesting to talk with her about lots of different matters and she even invited me to join her to meet her friends! I absolutely loved this tour and learned so much! Definitely recommend this tour to anyone! Tip: try the bitter tea! ;)

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June 29, 2019

Product ID: 134748