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Taipai: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

Taipai: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

From $82.42 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.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup included
Please note that the local partner only picks up guests from a hotel or MRT station in downtown Taipei City. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper floor, please meet with the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building.


  • Visit a tea factory and learn about its cultivation
  • Enjoy 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
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 Taipei 101 or your hotel in Taipei City.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Taipei City
  • Professional tour guide's service
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local liability insurance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note hotel pickup and drop-off is only available in downtown Taipei City
  • If the hotel lobby is located on the upper level, please meet with your tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building
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