Taiwan is blessed with a diverse range of exquisite beauties, each corner of the island having its own unique scenery filled with local stories and touching moods. We welcome you to visit Taiwan and experience its island life, to tour around this beautiful island, this secret realm for travelers, this repository of culture, and enjoy an encounter with the warm friendliness of the island’s people.
Visit the numerous temples, shrines, hot springs and national parks of Taiwan on this 8-day tour around the entire island. Explore the city of Taipei and cultural attractions such as the National Palace Museum, Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kenting National Park and the East Coast National Area, Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Wenwu Temple, Holy Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda.
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN TAIWAN
Meet and greet with driver at the airport then transfer to hotel. After check in, the rest of the day is free at leisure on your own.
DAY 2 HALF DAY TAIPEI CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast, start your day with Taipei city tour includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs” Shrine of traditional architecture and change of Honor Guards, a local Taiwanese temple, and Taipei Handicraft Center. The remainder of the day is free at leisure on your own.
DAY 3 TAIPEI – SUN MOON LAKE & NATURAL HOT SPRING (B)
After breakfast, visit 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 about 2,500 feet above sea level. Next, visit 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. Continue your trip to Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. After the tour, transfer to hotel for check-in. Enjoy the natural hot spring at Fleur de Chine Hotel.
DAY 4 SUN MOON LAKE – FO GUANG SHANG MONASTERY – KAOHSIUNG (B)
After breakfast, you will passing by the old Jiji Railway Station while driving 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 Center”. There will be opportunity to find a massive Buddha status and taste the local vegetarian food during the lunch time (at your own cost). Next, drive to Kaohsiung City, which is the second largest city in Taiwan. Enjoy the scenic view of Love River and stroll through Lio Ho Night Market. Overnight at Kaohsiung.
DAY 5 KAOHSIUNG – KENTING – ZHIBEN HOT SPRINGS (B)
After breakfast, start your day with visiting Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip. The 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide many notable attractions. Stops will be made at the Eluanbi lighthouse, the Maobitou scenic costal area and the forest recreation area, Longpan Park. Continue to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Overnight at Zhiben. Enjoy natural hot spring at Hotel Royal Chihpen (Zhiben Hot Springs).
DAY 6 TAITUNG – EAST COAST NATIONAL SCENIC AREA – HUALIEN (B)
After breakfast, visit The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as “Taiwan”s last unspoiled land”, stretches 106 miles down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Continue to visit Siaoyeliu, Sansientai, Shihtiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. At late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park
DAY 7 HUALIEN – TAROKO GORGE – TAIPEI (B)
After breakfast, full day 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. Stops will be made at Ci Mu Bridge, Swallow Grotto, and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Qingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (8 miles). Transfer to your hotel in Taipei for check in. The rest of the day is free at leisure on your own.
DAY 8 DEPART TAIPEI (B)
After breakfast, explore this city on your own. Next, transfer to airport on a private basis for your flight back home.