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Taipei City Garden & park tours

Our most recommended Taipei City Garden & park tours

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

1. 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.

From Taipei: Beitou Hotsprings and Yangmingshan Volcano Tour

2. From Taipei: Beitou Hotsprings and Yangmingshan Volcano Tour

Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station and take a 40-minute journey to the Yangmingshan National Park. Along the way, stop by the Taipei Public Library at Beitou. Located in Beitou Park and near Beitou Hot Spring Museum, it is Taiwan's first "green library", and is one of the most beautiful public libraries in the world. It minimizes pollution and harm to the environment by using recycled materials and by being water and energy-efficient. Visit the Beitou Hot Spring Museum which was built during the Japanese colonial era. The Tudor-style building has a brick and wood facade and black tile roofing. The 1st level consists of a small bath and a large bath with a piece of Hokutolite Stone weighing 800 kilograms displayed at a corner. This is the perfect location to learn more about Beitou's rich hot spring culture and history. The next stop is Yangmingshan Flower Clock, the centerpiece of the Yangmingshan National Park. See the flowering plants which change by the seasons, where visitors can enjoy the bloom all year round. Visit Yangming Shu-Wu Mansion, also known as Zhongxing Guesthouse, which was the summer residence of the late president, Chiang Kai-shek. Today the mansion is an important site for Taiwanese culture and history. Afterward, you will visit the most popular spot in the national park, Xiaoyoukeng, which literally means "little oil pit". This is a post-volcanic geological area, where you can see and smell the steam rising from the ground, and feel the heat of a dormant volcano. See Qingtiangang, a lava terrace formed when the lava flowed north after the eruption.  The last stop is Lengshuikeng, which means “cold water pit”. This is a barrier lake formed by the volcanic lava flowing down from the mountain. The hot spring water here is colder than the other areas hence its name. Before the tour comes to the end, enjoy a hot spring foot bath that gives relief to aching feet and helps release tension in the muscles. After the tour, you may choose to disembark at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station or Shihlin Night Market and enjoy the local street foods. If you choose the option of combo with a free Lunar New Year Walking Tour: The free walking tour is available on 7, 8, 13, 14 January, 2023. Please contact the tour operator to pick a date once your booking is confirmed. Meet the tour guide at MRT Beimen Station (G13) Exit 3 at 14:30 on your chosen date, and then enjoy a relaxing walk around the old city blocks in Dadaocheng. After the walking tour, the group will dismiss at Ningxia Night Market. Tour stops include: Chinese Medicine Shop, Yongle Fabric Market, Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple, Dihua Street Lunar New Year Market and one of the oldest tea shops in Taipei.

Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

3. Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

Explore Taipei and the surrounding area on an 8-hour private car charter. Discover iconic sights and beauty spots in northern Taiwan without the hassle of public transportation. Choose from a number of itineraries or create your own. Check out the natural beauty of Yangmingshan and Jiufen. See the amazing coastal rock formations at Yehliu, or perhaps enjoy a drive to Pingxi.

From Taipei: Yehliu Geopark and Keelung Harbor Guided Tour

4. From Taipei: Yehliu Geopark and Keelung Harbor Guided Tour

Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning for your North Coast Tour. First stop at Chung Cheng Park, the ubiquitous tourism symbol of Keelung. The park is situated on the hill at the east side of Keelung Harbor, consisting of three levels. The 3rd level is where the giant statue of Goddess of Mercy stands, the landmark of Chung Cheng Park, and also the biggest goddess statue in Southeast Asia. Next, stop at northern Taiwan’s largest harbor, one of the most-visited tourist attractions. Explore Keelung Maritime Plaza with its beautiful views of Keelung Inner Harbor. On sunny days, take a relaxing tour to soak up the maritime ambiance, admire the beautiful public artworks on display, sit in the coffee shop, and enjoy the refreshing sea air. Next, visit Guihou Fishing Port, a scenic fishing village on the north coast. Every autumn, the Fishermen's Market near Guihou draws crowds for its delicious Wanli Crab. Even if you are not here for the seafood, you can get a glimpse of the rural life of Taiwan in this idyllic fishing village. Make your way to Yehliu Geopark, famous for its natural rock formations which are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. The most famous rock formation is the iconic “Queen’s Head”, a mushroom rock that resembles the profile of England’s Queen Elizabeth. Besides the Queen’s Head, other remarkable formations such as the Sea Candles, the Fairy Shoe, the Ginger Rocks, the Elephant Rock, the Ice Cream Rock, the Kissing Rock, and the Princess’ Head, are worth taking a look at. Then, it’s time to go back to the city and enjoy a quick and memorable trip to the iconic Taipei 101 shopping center. Your tour ends with return transport to your chosen drop-off location, either at Taipei 101 Mall or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

From Taipei: Taichung Instagram Day Tour

5. From Taipei: Taichung Instagram Day Tour

Enjoy a very Instagrammable tour of Taichung City with an experienced guide and take beautiful photos of the area's top sites. Begin at Chung-she Flower Garden, also known as Chungshe Flower Market. The vast and colorful garden covers 6 hectares, featuring hundreds of thousands flowering plants, such as tulips, sunflowers, calla lilies, roses and many more. From January to December, there are always beautiful flowers blooming in the garden. In addition to the fascinating flower beds, there are gorgeous installations like swing chairs, floral arches, the replicas of piano and windmills, etc, which are perfect for photo shooting. Continue on to Rainbow Village, which is considered the most Instagrammable place in Taichung. It was originally a former military dependents’ village that is brightly painted in every corner by Huang Yung Fu, also known as “Rainbow Grandpa." Next, sip on drinks and eat pastries in Miyahara, originally an ophthalmology clinic during Japanese colonization. After the transformation by a local pastry company, today Miyahara is widely known for its Hogwarts lookalike interior decoration and variety of sweets. Later, stop for a group photo at National Taichung Theater, an opera house designed by the famous Japanese architecture “Toyo Ito". The opera house is referred as one of the most difficult architectures to build in the world, because of its curved surfaces. Here you can enjoy a close-up view of this architectural masterpiece, appreciating every detail created with innovative construction methodologies by the master. End the tour at the Gaomei Wetland, where you enjoy the view of windmills spinning on the wide open beach, creating an endless view in the far horizon. Finally, head back Taipei, where you can choose to disembark at Ximending Commercial District or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

From Taipei: Hsinchu Fall Farm Tour with Harvest Experience

6. From Taipei: Hsinchu Fall Farm Tour with Harvest Experience

Join a day trip from Taipei to Miaoli and Hsinchu with a guide to observe the Taiwanese countryside. See farmers turn chrysanthemums into tea and liquor in Tongluo, enjoy a local lunch in Baoshan, attend a sugarcane workshop at Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park, and see persimmon orchards in Xinpu. Start with a visit to Chiuhu Terrace in Tongluo, Miaoli County. See chrysanthemums in full bloom cover the whole terrace, turning it into a gorgeous carpet of yellow and white. Learn how they are used to add color, flavor, and nutrition to food, herbal tea, and chrysanthemum liquor. In addition to chrysanthemums, see the production of grows red dates (jujubes), which is exclusive to Miaoli County. Find out their significance in Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of people with digestive disorders, skin problems, poor blood circulation, fatigue, etc. At lunchtime, savor a healthy and tasty lunch made with these iron-rich red dates. After lunch, visit Baoshan, Hsinchu County. Once an important sugar-producing area in northern Taiwan, it has now been transformed into a leisure park to introduce the local sugar industry from seed to feed. At Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park, learn about the development of the sugar industry in Taiwan. Also, experience rural life with a hands-on sugarcane harvesting workshop, including reaping and juicing. Next, visit Wei Wei Jia Persimmon Tourist Farm in Xinpu, Hsinchu County, which is well-known for turning ripe persimmons into delectable autumn treats. Capture the sunlight shining on the golden-yellow peeled persimmons on the drying racks. Witness the process of making dried persimmons in a traditional way, and see how the golden-yellow peeled persimmons turn into sweet red-orange snacks. After the educational tour, head back to Taipei.

Taipei: Family Walking Tour

7. Taipei: Family Walking Tour

Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour of Taipei. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites in Taipei. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Taipei's fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

Taipei City: LGBTQ History and Culture Guided Tour

8. Taipei City: LGBTQ History and Culture Guided Tour

Explore landmarks that paved the way for Taiwan's LGBT movement and serve as critical symbols for the community’s fight for equal rights on a guided bus tour of Taipei. Visit the Red House Theater, 228 Peace Memorial Park, Treasure Hill Artist Village, GinGin Store, Ximending District, and more. Start the tour from “Rainbow Starting Line”, a pavement art piece in front of Taipei City Hall Square, also a significant landmark honoring the achievements of the LGBT community. Then, take a walk around Gongguan Shopping District and Shuiyuan Market. Notice how the market's geometric exterior looks like a rainbow on the waves of water, representing the city’s diversity and inclusivity. Next, stop for lunch (at your own expense), and continue to National Taiwan University where Taiwan’s first gay student club was established. Learn how the school is committed to the idea of gender diversity. Take a stroll around the Treasure Hill Artist Village, formerly a settlement of military veterans which has been transformed into art studios and exhibition spaces. See why it is lauded as one of Taipei’s must-see locations. Afterward, visit the GinGin Store, the first LGBT culture shop in Asia advocating gender equality. Check out their collection of literature, magazines, DVDs/CDs, apparel, adult toys, and even art exhibitions from LGBT artists and allies. The next highlight of the tour is the Rabbit God Temple, the only temple dedicated to Rabbit God, the deity of marriage and relationships for homosexual people. Whether you are single or taken, you can always pray to the Rabbit God for good luck. Move on to see some of the Taiwanese LGBT community’s popular hangout spots and creative spaces. Visit the 228 Peace Memorial Park, Taipei’s major gathering place for gay men in the past, and where the first Pride March in Taiwan was held. Pass by Ketagalan Boulevard, the gathering point of the Taiwan Pride Parade in October. Continue to Ximending Shopping District to see the iconic “Rainbow Six” a pavement art piece that symbolizes respect, equality, and diversity. End the tour right across the street in the Red House, Taipei's main gay district. Explore this outdoor complex featuring gay bars, shops, and restaurants. Behind the Red House is the Ximen Red House Outdoor Bar Area, where you can get a glimpse into gay nightlife and grab a drink.

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What people are saying about Taipei City

Went on this trip on 17 Nov 2022. Extremely great experience. 10/10. Itinerary: While it states 5 hrs, we actually spent about 8 to 10 hrs on the tour due to the variety of scenic locations that we were brought to. Each place felt perfectly paced, was not rushing nor did it felt like we overstayed. Guide: Joseph was simply fantastic. Not only is he multilingual, he is also thoughtful and sincere in his interactions. He had offered me various tips on exploring Taipei as a solo traveller too and his recommendations made my time here a lot more fruitful. He is also very well versed in his knowledge of the local scene and history. General advice: this tour may be a bit challenging for those whom are not used to extensive walking and stair climbing. But it is not very tough, just requires a bit of stamina. It is worth the money esp for anyone who wants to explore the natural beauty of Taiwan without worrying bout where, when and how to get to the best spots. Cheers! -Kee Wei Chin

Jimmy Lin was an amazing and knowledgeable guide. He went above and beyond from start to finish! He was very informative about the historical facts of the different places that we visited and made sure we were comfortable during our tour. Each segment of the tour was enjoyable. Jimmy was very flexible to stop if we wanted to see something specific. My family and I had a great time! Jimmy even helped us to plan our next portion of the trip in Taiwan. Highly recommend!

Hicks was was amazing. He was engaging and well versed on the areas that we covered. Because of it being a private tour, the experience was that much more insightful because I was able to ask questions that in a tour group setting would not be able to be elaborated on due to the size of a group, but by having this one on one experience with the guide, it really helped for me to experience the culture in a much more personal way. Hicks was amazing.

Our tour guide Tim Chang was very kind and helpful. He gave us insights on Taiwanese culture. Very good communication skills as well! Value for money is 10/10. A MUST BOOK for all visitors of Taiwan.

It was very good. The guide jimmy lin is very helpful and help me took lots of pic and videos . The journey is comfortable and he is very friendly and patient. Highly recommended