Day trip

Thousand Island Lake and Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei

4.4 / 5

67 reviews

Thousand Island Lake and Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei

From $56.12 per person

Discover the natural wonders just outside Taipei on a full-day tour of the beautiful Shiding Thousand Island Lake and taste the local "pouchong" tea at the Pinglin Tea Plantation.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from any hotel in downtown Taipei. The exact pick-up time will be advised on reconfirmation.


  • Escape the city for the tranquil Shiding Thousand Island Lake
  • Explore the tea culture of Taiwan at the Pinglin Tea Plantation
  • Taste the local tea and learn how it is produced
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in downtown Taipei, and then journey by air-conditioned coach through New Taipei City. Say goodbye to the urban landscape and head into the beautiful countryside along mountain roads that lead to the Shiding District. Get spectacular views of the scenic Thousand Island Lake and Feitsui Reservoir. Soak up the serene landscape of lush green hills and tiny islands that dot the lake. See the vast tea plantations of the surrounding area, and then go to the Pinglin District, famous for producing pouchong (light oolong) tea. Savor the taste of the local tea at the Pinglin Tea Plantation and learn more about its importance to the culture of Taiwan at the Pinglin Tea Museum. Explore all stages of production, from growing the plants to harvesting the leaves. Discover what it takes to brew the perfect cup of tea in Taiwan! Return to Taipei and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Tea tasting
  • Local travel insurance
  • Food and drinks, except for the tea tasting
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • 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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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The Pinglin Tea Museum is closed on the first Monday of every month and will be replaced with a visit to Pinglin Old Street
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 67 reviews

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This is an amazing choice of a tour!. Gorgeous place, lush greenery and that too at a such distance from busy Taipei. The traditional tea tasting experience was a major cultural experience and glad to have had this. Highly recommended tour! Jackie the guide has a great sense of humour too.

December 31, 2019

Beautiful Scenery and an Excellent Guide

The views and scenery on this tour are breathtaking. Our guide, Joseph, was also fantastic. He had so much knowledge of the area and about tea. Although I was initially not that passionate about tea, I was there for the scenery, Joseph’s enthusiasm was infectious and was soon as interested in learning about the different kinds of tea. I would highly recommend this tour.

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October 6, 2019


The scenery at the thousand island lake was beautiful, we didn't have too much time at each stop but we didn't really need any more than we had as the weather was so hot. We got to enjoy the views and take a lot of photos. The tea ceremony was wonderful and we got to learn a lot about the proper way to enjoy tea! We didn't spend long in the tea museum as the other people on the tour were in a hurry - but this wasn't the fault of the guide. Overall a very lovely tour

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June 24, 2019

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