Enchanting Taiwan 8 Days / 7 Nights

Single (Superior)from AUD $2099.00

Single (Deluxe) from AUD $2345.00

Twin (Superior)from AUD $1265.00

Twin (Deluxe) from AUD $1390.00

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Tour Description

Day 1 – Arrival in Taipei – On arrival in Taipei you will be greeted by our airport representative who will provide the transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2 – Taipei half day tour – At the completion of breakfast meet your guide in the hotel lobby who will escort you on your 1⁄2 day sightseeing tour of Taipei. The first visit of the day is to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall followed by a visit to National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited. Proceed to Martyr’s Shrine of traditional architecture and view the changing of the guard. Complete the morning tour with a visit to a traditional Taiwanese Temple, after which you will be returned to your hotel or alternative, you can be dropped in another part of the city and return to the hotel as you please. (B)

Day 3 – Taipei to Sun Moon Lake – This morning after breakfast you will meet your driver who will facilitate the transfer to Sun Moon Lake, which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level, in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Enjoy a stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen, and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Ci En Pagoda. Enjoy a drive around Sun Moon Lake before checking into your hotel for the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B)

Day 4 – Sun Moon Lake to Kaohsiung – Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and depart for a visit to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit “Buddha Memorial Centre” and communicate with some of the monks or nuns during the visit. There will be opportunity to taste a traditional Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Continue the drive to Kaohsiung which is the second largest city of Taiwan and on arrival visit the Love River and Liuhe Night Market. (B)

Day 5  – Kaohsiung to Taitung – Depart Kaohsiung this morning and enjoy a morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip. Very picturesque, the Kenting National Park has 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park providing its main attractions. Along the way enjoy several stops at Eluanbi lighthouse, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. In the afternoon continue the drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. (B)

Day 6 – Taitung to Taroko – This morning enjoy a tour up the least visted east coast of Taiwan. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as “Taiwan’s last unspoiled land”, stretches 170 kilometres, down the east coast of the island. A combination of weathering, erosion, and accumulation has produced a wide range of landforms here not found in other parts of the island. During the day you will enjoy stops at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. In the late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for the overnight stay at Taroko National Park. (B)

Day 7 – Taroko to Taipei – After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu River, which has cut, deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, and the Ci Mu Bridge, you will enjoy stops at the Swallow Grotto, and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). En- route back to Taipei we will enjoy a stop at Cingshui Cliff before driving through the 12.9km Syue-Shan Long Tunnel as we arrive back in Taipei around 6.00pm. (B)

Day 8 – Taipei departure – Enjoy the day free at your leisure until you meet your driver in the hotel foyer who will provide the transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

Arrival and departure airport transfers
Accommodation in a twin / double share basis
Local english speaking guide
Entrance fee’s for mentioned visits
Transfers & transport by air conditioned vehicle
Meals as described in the itinerary.