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From Taipei: Group Tour of Yehliu, Jiufen, and Pingxi

From Taipei: Group Tour of Yehliu, Jiufen, and Pingxi

View Taiwan's northern highlights with this group tour from Taipei. Visit destinations like the Yehliu Geopark, the old-fashioned mountain village of Jiufen and Shifen. Start your day with pickup in downtown Taipei, and relax as you make your way to Yehliu Geopark, home to a number of unique rock formations caused by wind and sea, where you will view fascinating rock formations like the Queen's Head, Sea Candles, Fairy Shoe, Ginger Rocks, Elephant Rock, and more. Next, head to Jiufen village, which was once famous for being a gold-mining town in the 1940s, but is now popular for inspiring scenes in the film "Spirited Away." The success of the movie brought vitality to Jiufen’s tourism, making it the most popular destination in northeastern Taiwan. It’s recommended to have a cup of tea at a teahouse, where you can appreciate the picturesque scenery, and the freshly brewed tea at the same time. Besides the teahouses, here you can also tastes various local foods and buy souvenirs. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the traditional Jiufen dessert—Taro Ball. Your tour continues with a visit to Shifen Waterfall. It is one of the most popular attractions in this area, widely-known as the “Little Niagara Falls” of Taiwan, a cascade-type waterfall similar to North America’s Niagara Falls. There are several viewing platforms near Shifen Waterfall, where the visitors can see the waterfall from different angles, even have a close-up look. Then head to the Shifen Old Street to experience the iconic tradition of flying Sky Lantern. Your tour guide will teach you how to release a sky lantern correctly, so you can fully enjoy the tranquil and peaceful moment. The street is lined with souvenir shops, sky lantern shops and eateries, where you can spend some time buying souvenirs or trying some local snacks before returning to Taipei.

From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

Taiwan is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of seascapes, landscapes, and beautiful landmarks that will stun even the most articulate poet. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Northern Taiwan. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, learn about the Taiwanese culture and history behind those sites, whilst immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Make your first stop at the Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark. Gaze in awe at the magical views of stone formations inside the park. Your guide will not only snap cool shots for you, but will also explain the formation of the unique stones as well as the Taiwanese people and their culture. Then, visit Chifen, which is well known for its beauty and history as a former goldmine town in Northern Taiwan. Taste delicious Taiwanese snack along the alley, or choose the option to enjoy tea at the A-Mei Tea House, which inspired Oscar awarded animator Hayao Miyazaki for the beautiful house in Spirited Away.  After this, continue your scenic tour to Pingxi, Taiwan's most romantic place. Stroll along Shifen Old Street, one of the most popular movie shooting spots, where you can see a collection of local shops along old train tracks and winding lanes. Towards the end of your tour, make wishes by releasing by a sky lantern into the air and hope that your dreams will come true.

Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

Explore Taipei and the surrounding area on an 8-hour private car charter, perfect for experiencing iconic sights and beauty spots in northern Taiwan without the hassle of public transportation. Choose from a number of itineraries or create your own, tailoring the experience to your preferences. Check out the natural beauty of Yangmingshan and Jiufen, marvel at the amazing coastal rock formations at Yehliu, or perhaps enjoy a scenic drive to Pingxi. With a private tour, you have the flexibility to decide how much time you spend on each site within the service time frame of 8 hours, ensuring a personalized and stress-free adventure. Whether you're drawn to bustling markets, serene temples, or stunning landscapes, this private car charter offers a convenient and comfortable way to explore the diverse attractions Taipei and its surrounding areas have to offer. Your journey can be as dynamic or as leisurely as you wish, making it an ideal choice for travelers looking for a tailored experience.

Yehliu Geopark Admission Ticket (QR Code Direct Entry)

Yehliu Geopark Admission Ticket (QR Code Direct Entry)

Discover Northern Taiwan's most beautiful scenery at Yehliu Geopark. Witness the giant rocks naturally carved into amazing shapes, such as the “Ice Cream Rock,” ”Bee Hive Rock,” “Ginger Rock,” “Candle Stick Rock,” and the iconic "Queen's Head". The abundant and diverse geological landscape is enough to take your breath away and leave you marveling at the uncanny work of nature. Admire the coastal views of these unique geological landscapes formed by years of natural erosion.  Yehliu Geopark was once likened to outer space geology by an American cable news network, which dubbed it the most Mars-like rock environment on earth. Spend the day in a beautiful environment equipped with all the necessary facilities from free Wi-Fi service to locker rooms and more. By downloading the Taiwan FunPASS app, you can listen to audio introductions for 15 scenic spots. This service supports four languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean.

From Taipei: Full-Day Trip to Jiufen, Yehliu, Shifen & More

From Taipei: Full-Day Trip to Jiufen, Yehliu, Shifen & More

Begin your Jiufen Golden Tour with a pick-up from the Westgate Hotel, W Taipei or your Taipei City hotel at approximately 08:00~09:00. Set off on a small group tour of Jiufen to discover the most vibrant post-mining region you'll ever encounter. You will explore the rich history of the Northeast Coast, a region famed for its gold and coal deposits. Visit Jinguashi to uncover the geological forces that brought about the Taiwanese Gold Rush.  Next, venture to the railway town of Shifen for a magical DIY sky lantern experience. Witness the awe-inspiring mysteries of nature’s beauty as you explore the coastal erosion and seascapes at Yehliu Geopark. But perhaps the most famous of all is the Old Street of Jiufen. As you wander the alleys of this historic community, you’ll be tempted to try a little bit of everything, from the famous taro balls to the coffees and teas at the impressive mountainside cafes. Jiufen is where your imagination will come alive. You will be returned to your original departure point at the conclusion of your tour around 17:00~18:00.

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What people are saying about Queen's Head

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4.7
(219 reviews)

We had a great day with our guide Roger from YOLO Taiwan. He took us on a great tour through the North East of Taiwan. It was great to learn about local customs, culture, traditions from him. I can highly recommend this trip. Well worth the money.

Tony was wonderful! Super friendly and a great guide. He was very helpful with all our questions and made jokes throughout the trip. Definitely recommend!

Pick up and drop off was offered. Fun day spent with a local and knowledgeable guide. Interesting places, lovely scenery.

The tour guide Yuki was very humorous and helpful! I enjoyed the tour and would recommend the tour to others.

Jackie Chan was so cool! Thanks for making it a wonderful memory for me.