iExplore Best of Taiwan

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  • Length: 5 days
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    Destinations: Far East, Taiwan
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Tour Description

Come let Taiwan touch your heart on this exciting 5-day program. Explore the enchanting scenery, fascinating cosmopolitan Taipei and experience fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Taipei, Taiwan

Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport you will be met and start off your experience in Taiwan with a tour of the city and visit Taipei 101, Shilin Night Market and enjoy dinner at the world-famous dumpling restaurant- Din Tai Fung. After your meal you will be taken to your hotel for check in and overnight.

The Taipei Garden Hotel, established as a joint venture between five major corporations, is the only five-star hotel in western Taipei. Our modern minimalist design combined with garden-style landscaping offers you an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city.

The design of the Taipei Garden Hotel uses contrasting tones and vivid colors to create a vivid and lively ambience. Beyond the glass facade are outdoor gardens that delight the senses with their natural beauty.

Garden Hotel Taipei or similar

Dinner

Day 02: Taipei- Lukang- Tainan

After breakfast, proceed to Lukang, where located about 180 kilometers south of Taipei, is known as a center of arts and handicrafts, particularly wooden and bamboo items. In earlier years, this city was the site of magnificent homes and temples of uniquely Taiwanese architecture. Some of these structures still exist today. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Tainan City, the ancient capital of Taiwan, is situated on the southwestern coastal plains of the island and enjoys a warm climate year-round. It is the island's oldest and now fourth largest city. With its long history, Tainan is rich in historic sites and cultural heritage. We will take you to visit Chihkan Lou, Kozinga Shrine and Chimei Museum. Overnight at Tainan.

Zenda Suites Tainan or similar

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Tainan- Kaohsiung- Hualien

After breakfast, we will visit the second largest city in Taiwan, "Kaohsiung City". First, we will take you to Cheng Ching Lake, this destination has a lot of tourist attractions and it is the largest lake in Kaohsiung County. A major attraction at the lake is the stately Restoration Pagoda. The lake also has islands & bridges, towers & pavilions, boating & aquariums, tree-lined paths and a nine-corner bridge. Then we will proceed to visit another famous place "Spring & Autumn Pavilions", from here you can find the seven-tiered Dragon and Tiger pagodas stand in the water of Lotus Lake at Tzuoying near the graceful Spring and Autumn pavilions. A nine-cornered bridge links the pagodas to the shore and Love River. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Hualien. On arrival to Hualien, you will be transferred to the hotel with stops at Chi Hsing beach and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park. Overnight at Hualien.

 

Silks Palace Hotel Taroko Gorge or similar

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Hualien- Taipei

You will spend a whole day visiting the Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving destination created by a river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock snakes 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 Evergreen Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Nine Turns of Tunnel, Marble Bridge, Tienshiang and Marble factory. You will then be transferred to Hualien Railway Station and travel back to Taipei by train. Arrival time to Taipei will be around 7pm. Overnight at Taipei.

Garden Hotel Taipei or similar

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Taipei- Depart

Free at leisure in the morning. Taipei City tour will start in the afternoon, which includes the impressive C.K.S. Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese Imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs' Shrine of traditional architecture. Departure transfer to the airport after the city tour, for departure flight

Breakfast

Departures

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Pricing Information

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Inclusions:

  • All transfers are by private vehicle with driver and an English-speaking local guide.
  • Hotel accommodations as specified in the itinerary or similar includes service charge and local tax.
  • All meals/sightseeing/transfers as specified in the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees while sightseeing.
  • One way domestic flight from Kaohsiung to Hualien in economy class.
  • One way train ticket from Hualien to Taipei.
  • Local bottled water on vehicle while sightseeing.
  • Porterage at airport and hotel- 2 bags per person.

Exclusions:

  • International airfare and related costs.
  • Any meals/sightseeing/transfers not specified in the itinerary.
  • Taiwan visa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, mini bar, room service etc.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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