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From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Day Tour by Train

Take the express train to Hualien for a scenic day trip. Discover the natural beauty of Taroko Gorge National Park in the company of a guide. Come across striking cliffs, walk through tunnels, and visit the Eternal Spring Shrine. Meet your host and board the express train bound for Hualien on your own. Sit back and enjoy a 3-hour journey to paradise. Upon arrival in Hualien, your tour guide will greet you at the train station and take to you to the world-famous Taroko National Park. Your one-day tour to Taroko Gorge National Park will start from the Archway of Taroko Gorge. From the archway entry to Tianxiang, this 12.5-mile (20 km) section of Central Cross-Island Highway through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will take your breath away. Walk along the Shakadang Trail, where the river gently flowing through the marble boulders as you meanders along the trail in parallel. The turquoise blue water of the river is crystal clear that you can see the riverbed from above. The next stop is Swallow Grotto. The potholes on the cliff surface were created by the ground water and the rapid stream of the river. In the past, they were the natural nesting location of swallows, hence the name. Walking through the tunnels, you will be amazed by the stunning views of the marble cliffs reaching up to the sky. After lunch, stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), a suspension bridge made of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo after a heart-warming story about a loving mother. Next, head to the Tunnel of Nine Turns, considered to be the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge. As you walk along the trail, you can see the meandering river running through the deep and spectacular canyon from above, and you can also have a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls. Visit the Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 military veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Before you return to the train station for your train back to Taipei, your will visit a local marble factory, where you can get some handcrafts made of marble or souvenirs featuring the local characters, to enrich your travel collection. Then you will visit the most romantic beach in Taiwan. Qixingtan Beach, a crescent-shaped beach covered with sprawling pebbles. Your 13-hour adventure then ends with drop-off at Taipei Main Station.

Best of Taiwan 5-Day Tour

Best of Taiwan 5-Day Tour

Explore the natural wonders of Taiwan on a 5-day tour from Taipei. Visit Sun Moon Lake, walk with Buddhist monks at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, drive along the East Coast National Scenic Area, and more. Enjoy accommodation in 5-star hotels. Day 1: Taipei and Sun Moon Lake Following hotel pickup, drive to Sun Moon Lake, located in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Stop at the Wenwu Temple, dedicated to Confucius as the Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as the Master of Sword. Continue your sightseeing tour to the Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. Stay overnight at Fleur De Chine Hotel in Sun Moon Lake (or Le Méridien Taichung in Taichung or similar). Day 2: Tainan and Kaohisung After breakfast at your hotel, hop on the bus and make your way to Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, celebrated for its abundance of historic buildings and profound historical heritage. Your adventure proceeds with a visit to Fort Zeelandia. After exploring Fort Zeelandia, take a leisurely walk along Anping Old Street. After lunch, your next destination is Kaohsiung. Upon your arrival, your first stop is the renowned Fo Guang Shan Monastery, founded by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with a knowledgeable monk who provides insights into the doctrines and development of Buddhism. Stay overnight at Grand Hilai Hotel in Kaohsiung (or similar). Day 3: Kaohsung and Kenting, After breakfast, set out on your journey as you head south toward the border to explore Kenting National Park. Stop at the Eluanpi Lighthouse, Maopitou, Chuanfan Rock, and Longpan Park. Following your exploration of the park. Stay overnight at Grand Hilai Hotel in Kaohsiung (or similar). Day 4: Tainan After a restful night's sleep and a delightful breakfast, your 5-day exploration of Taiwan continues as you journey along the enchanting west coast. Prepare for an immersive adventure as you delve into the remarkable collection of Western artifacts housed in the Chimei Museum, and uncover the rich historical heritage of Tainan, the ancient capital city. Stay overnight at Silk Place in Tainan (or a similar hotel). Day 4: Tainan, Lukang and Taipei On the last day of your 5-day tour in Taiwan, you'll set off to explore the renowned Tainan Confucius Temple, delving into its rich cultural legacy. Following this enriching experience, you'll journey to Lukang, a destination steeped in a timeless charm that evokes the beauty of ancient poetry and nostalgia. After enjoying lunch at your own expense, you'll head back to Taipei and arrive at your hotel later in the afternoon.

Taiwan Taipei: Customized Private Tour

Taiwan Taipei: Customized Private Tour

Customized itinerary services offer a tailored and personalized approach to travel planning, ensuring that every aspect of your trip aligns perfectly with your preferences and interests. Unlike standardized tour packages, where you might feel constrained by predetermined schedules and destinations, a customized itinerary gives you the flexibility to design your journey according to your desires. The process begins with a detailed consultation to understand your specific requirements, including your preferred destinations, activities, accommodation preferences, and budget considerations. This initial discussion forms the foundation for crafting a unique itinerary that reflects your individual style of travel. One of the key advantages of a customized itinerary is the ability to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations that may not be included in typical tourist routes. Whether you have a passion for cultural immersion, adventure sports, wildlife encounters, or gourmet experiences, a customized itinerary can be curated to highlight your interests. Flexibility is another hallmark of customized itinerary services. If you have specific dates or a preferred travel pace, these can be accommodated in the planning process. Additionally, as your trip unfolds, adjustments can be made to the itinerary based on your feedback and changing interests, ensuring that your travel experience remains dynamic and satisfying. For families or groups traveling together, customized itineraries can cater to diverse preferences and age groups, ensuring that everyone's needs are met. From arranging child-friendly activities to accommodating special dietary requirements, personalized services aim to enhance the overall travel experience for every member of the group. In summary, customized itinerary services redefine the travel experience by placing you at the center of the planning process. By offering flexibility, personalization, and expert guidance, these services empower you to create memorable journeys that resonate with your unique travel vision and aspirations. Whether it's a solo adventure, a romantic getaway, or a family vacation, a customized itinerary ensures that every moment of your trip is curated to perfection.

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(151 reviews)

Amazing! We were exhausted with our flight but Rick is so nice to organize this short trip for us. He was so kind to give me the informations that i needed. Surprisingly our driver/tour guide Jacky was really good also and kind. He even gave us time to see and take pictures at taipei 101. He explained to us the culture and that’s pretty amazing. We really enjoyed the shifen experience, juifen food, cks memorial hall and taipei 101 for pictures. All in all, i really recommend this agency. Go and enjoy your trip with them. Congrats Rick and Jacky! Good job! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

It was very pleasant, our guide had a deep understanding and knowledge of the places we went to. He was very helpful in all aspects of our trip. Planning the trip was a breeze. Jacky was very easy to talk to, helpful, quick to reply, and booking extras while already in Taipei was one of the most helpful things for us. We had to consider that we were travelling with our dad who needed his mobility scooter so the places we were recommended to go to were very accessible.

A great tour for all of Taiwan outside of Taipei. Highlights include sunmoon lake and Kanting National Park at the Southern tip of Taiwan. Our guide Alan Chou was knowledgeable and humorous and experienced. Very good English spoken as well. It is a bus tour so there are some longish segments on the bus and you get to be quite experienced about the many highway rest stops and public lavatories in Taiwan.

It was a great tour. Our tour guide Alan Chou was excellent, professional & very knowledgeable. Not only we enjoyed the trip, we learned a lot about Taiwan as well.

Very good tour, except Lukang (last day) which is of little interest... Too bad the initial circuit could not be maintained because of the earthquakes...