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Treasures of Taiwan

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    $7,490pp

Explore the cities of Taipei and Tainan, where ancient and modern sit side by side, and lose yourself in the natural beauty of Sun Moon Lake and Taroko National Park. This magical and diverse island has so much to offer, and on our Treasures of Taiwan tour you can experience it for yourself!

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 12 , Lunches: 11 , Dinners: 12
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Treasures of Taiwan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Treasures of Taiwan Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2
    Fly Overnight To Taipei
    DAYS 1-2: Fly Overnight To Taipei

    Fly overnight to Taipei, Taiwan’s buzzing capital. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. This evening meet with your National Escort and fellow travellers to enjoy dinner at a nearby, local restaurant.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    A Day In Taipei
    DAY 3: A Day In Taipei

    Take a full day Taipei City tour, beginning with a visit to the impressive National Palace Museum and the Martyrs’ Shrine. After a Dim Sum style lunch, proceed to visit CKS Memorial Hall and Longshan Temple before making a photo stop at the Taipei 101 skyscraper. You will be on your feet sightseeing for several hours today. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local dumpling restaurant. The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the area if you wish.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Scenic Sun Moon Lake
    DAY 4: Scenic Sun Moon Lake

    Depart Taipei to journey towards the heart of the island to what is arguably Taiwan’s most scenic spot – Sun Moon Lake. Visit the Wen Wu Temple before embarking on a motorboat cruise around the lake for picture perfect views of the area’s beautiful landscapes. You’ll also visit the Holy Monk Shrine, Tze-En Pagoda and the aboriginal village of Tehua.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Tea Plantation
    DAY 5: Tea Plantation

    Begin today with a visit to a famous tea farm to discover all about the process of tea growth and production before taking the cable car to Formosan Cultural Village. There will also be some time at leisure, with the option of biking on trails around Sun Moon Lake, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful places to cycle in the world.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Discover Tainan
    DAY 6: Discover Tainan

    Depart Sun Moon Lake and travel to Tainan. Taiwan’s oldest city and capital until 1887 when Taipei took over, Tainan was originally established as a trading port by the Dutch East India Company. It is renowned for its preservation of traditions and rich folk culture, and you’ll start exploring at the Chihkan Tower and Confucius Temple. In the afternoon, wander the old streets of the Anping district and view the sunset from Anping Harbour.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Explore Kaohsiung
    DAY 7: Explore Kaohsiung

    Head south to the port city of Kaohsiung where you’ll admire the Dragon & Tiger Tower and the Spring & Autumn Pavilion before paying a visit to Taiwan’s largest monastery, Foguangshan. Lunch here will be a vegetarian feast, before you stroll over to the main shrine, the Buddhist Museum and Great Buddha Land, where you’ll find a 36-metre Buddha watching over a garden of many smaller Buddhas. Finally, see the Martyrs’ Shrine at Shoushan.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Visit Kenting National Park
    DAY 8: Visit Kenting National Park

    Travel over to the beach resort of Kenting, gateway to the beautiful Kenting National Park. Consisting of a range of landscapes – low mountains, rolling hills, cliffs and deserts, all fringed by excellent beaches and helped along by a balmy tropical climate, Kenting is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Discover Sheding Nature Park
    DAY 9: Discover Sheding Nature Park

    Spend the morning amongst the rock formations and lush greenery of Sheding Nature Park with a pause to take in the ocean views at Oluanpi Lighthouse. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Ocean Drive To Chihpen
    DAY 10: Ocean Drive To Chihpen

    Depart Kenting and drive along the beautiful east coast to Taitung, admiring the ocean views throughout the journey. Continue to Chihpen, famous for its hot springs. On arrival, your afternoon will be free to relax and bathe in the thermal waters at your hotel. Tonight's dinner will be accompanied by a performance of traditional music and dance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Head To Taroko
    DAY 11: Head To Taroko

    Travel northwards to Hualien, the gateway to the magnificent Taroko National Park. En route there will be a series of stops including Donghe, where you may spot wild monkeys, and the scenic Cisingtan Lake, where you can head out on an optional bike ride on the lakeshore.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Explore Taroko National Park
    DAY 12: Explore Taroko National Park

    Encompassing sea cliffs, soaring peaks and a famously picturesque gorge, Taroko National Park is home to a huge diversity of features and habitats and shelters a great range of plant and animal species. Today your visits will include the Gorge Gateway, the Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Grotto and you can enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful landscapes.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Return To Taipei
    DAY 13: Return To Taipei

    Take a photo stop at Cingshuei Cliff for beautiful views and visit the Kavalan Whisky Distillery, where a few tastings will be in order. Return to Taipei via Luodong by highspeed rail and then enjoy a farewell dinner, the perfect opportunity to reflect on your adventures with your fellow passengers.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 14-15
    Fly Taipei To New Zealand
    DAYS 14-15: Fly Taipei To New Zealand

    This morning is free at leisure before you transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 3
    The Sherwood Taipei
    The Sherwood Taipei
    The 4-Star Sherwood Taipei is perfectly located in the centre of vibrant Taipei and a short distance from some of the cities main attractions. The elegantly decorated and spacious guest rooms offer free WiFi and modern en suite bathrooms.
  • Nights 2
    LeaLea Garden Hotel
    LeaLea Garden Hotel
    The exquisitely designed LeaLea Garden Hotel offers guests beautiful views of Sun Moon Lake and the surrounding areas. This boutique hotel features an indoor swimming pool, gym and in house restaurant offering a selection of Chinese and western cuisines.
  • Night 1
    The Place Tainan
    The Place Tainan
    The sophisticated The Place Hotel Tainan offers guests a cultural experience while showcasing some of the finest works from local designers and craftsmen. Situated in downtown Tainan the hotel features an Italian Restaurant, a bar and fitness centre.
  • Night 1
    Howard Plaza Kaohsiung
    Howard Plaza Kaohsiung
    Located in the business district of Kaohsiung city, the Howard Plaza Hotel presents guests with stunning views of the city. Guest rooms are complete with a flat screen TV, free WiFi and en suite bathrooms.
  • Night 1
    Royal Hotel Taitung
    Royal Hotel Taitung
    In the centre of Taitung's famous Chihpen Hot Springs and a short distance from Chihpen National Forest, the Royal Hotel Taitung is a beautiful place to relax and soak up the surroundings. The comfortable guest rooms feature large picture windows while the hotel offers a variety of hot springs to enjoy.
  • Nights 2
    Taroko Village Hotel
    Taroko Village Hotel
    Surrounded by the beauty of Taroko National Park, Taroko Village Hotel enjoys a naturally peaceful location. The hotel features air-conditioned guest rooms with a balcony and wonderful mountain views. The in house restaurant offers delicious dishes with local flavours.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 16°c
  • 83mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 14°c
  • 76mm
  • Tainan
  • 18°c
  • 17mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 17°c
  • 170mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 14°c
  • 107mm
  • Tainan
  • 19°c
  • 28mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 19°c
  • 180mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 16°c
  • 123mm
  • Tainan
  • 22°c
  • 38mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 22°c
  • 178mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 19°c
  • 127mm
  • Tainan
  • 25°c
  • 80mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 26°c
  • 234mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 22°c
  • 207mm
  • Tainan
  • 28°c
  • 174mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 28°c
  • 326mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 310mm
  • Tainan
  • 29°c
  • 372mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 30°c
  • 245mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 307mm
  • Tainan
  • 30°c
  • 358mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 30°c
  • 322mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 329mm
  • Tainan
  • 29°c
  • 395mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 28°c
  • 360mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 24°c
  • 201mm
  • Tainan
  • 29°c
  • 178mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 25°c
  • 149mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 22°c
  • 107mm
  • Tainan
  • 27°c
  • 28mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 22°c
  • 83mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 18°c
  • 86mm
  • Tainan
  • 24°c
  • 17mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Taipei
  • 18°c
  • 73mm
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • 15°c
  • 66mm
  • Tainan
  • 20°c
  • 14mm
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Treasures of Taiwan map

Places Visited: Taipei (2N) - Sun Moon Lake (2N) - Tainan (1N) - Kaohsiung (1N) - Kenting (2N) - Taitung - Chihpen (1N) - Taroko (2N) - Luodong - Taipei (1N)

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