Day trip

Taipei: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

Activity provider: Edison Tours

Taipei: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

Activity provider: Edison Tours

From US$ 74.73 per person

Enjoy a retreat away from the city’s hustle and bustle, immersing yourself in the aroma of tea. Following that, take a hike along the Elephant Mountain hiking trail, from where you can marvel at the fantastic views before you.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup optional
Pickup and drop-off service is only available at a hotel or metro station in downtown Taipei City. Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. If the hotel lobby is located on the upper floor, please meet your tour guide on the ground floor.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a tea factory and learn about its cultivation
  • Soak in the stunning scenery of the Thousand Island Lake
  • Stroll along the famous "Tofu Street"
  • Take a relaxing hike along the Elephant Hiking Trail and enjoy panoramic views of Taipei City
  • Enjoy guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant
Full description
After meeting with your tour guide and driver in the morning, you can relax and enjoy a scenic drive along the mountain road. You'll soon be taken to Pinglin, a rural district that is famous for growing Wanshan Pouchong Tea. Once there, you tour will begin with a visit to the local tea factory where you will learn about the cultivation and making of Taiwanese tea. The tea farmer will also teach you how to properly brew Taiwanese tea and the tips of tea appreciation. Following that you'll take a short ride to the Shiding District to visit the famous Thousand Island Lake. The catchment area of the Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by hills creates this unique scenery, which consists of a lake with thousands of islands. The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of the Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing; the noted tea plantation Bagua Tea Garden is located in this area, and from the top of the hill, the neatly planted rows of tea look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams. You will then move to the Shenkeng District where you will visit the famous Tofu Street: Shenkeng Old Street. It’s one of the locals’ favorites for a weekend break, and is also well-known for the smelly and delicious “stinky tofu”. If you are afraid to give it a bite, you can also opt to try some tofu ice-cream. Finally, you will head back to Taipei City to enjoy a relaxing hike along the Elephant Mountain hiking trail. This mountain looks like an elephant’s head from a distance, and is a popular photo stop for panoramic views of Taipei city. Following your tour, you may choose to disembark at either Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao XInsheng Station. 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.
Includes
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Taiwanese local tea tasting
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English and Japanese
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather conditions

Product ID: 341001