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NEW Formosa & Sapporo Surrounds 13 day Flexi Tour

Taipei – Sun Moon Lake – Taichung – Sapporo – Sounkyo – Akankohan – Tokachi-Gawa – Jozankei

During this fantastic tour you will explore the highlights of Taiwan and northern Japan. Once known as Formosa, which literally translates to beautiful island, Taiwan is a magical country bursting with picturesque scenery, a rich traditional culture, and a unique history that is sure to educate and enchant. You will enjoy a wide variety of natural landscapes, the greatest landmarks, and delicious traditional cuisine. Your journey will continue in Japan, where you will see beautiful flowers, waterfalls, gorges, hot springs, and sulphurous streams. Travel in comfort, staying in luxurious 4 star accommodation, with English speaking guides during your day tours.

 

Day 01: Depart Australia (-/-/-)

Depart from Australia for Taipei.

Day 02: Arrive Taipei (-/-/-)

Upon arrival at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, make your way to the nearby airport hotel and check-in. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace using local transport.

Day 03: Taoyuan – Nantou (B/L/D)

Today we will visit one of the most popular spots in Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area. Enjoy a lake cruise and the beautiful mountain views during your cable car experience before enjoying a Aboriginal Cuisine for lunch. From here, proceed to Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village where you will see a combination of Taiwanese recreation, tourism and education. Enjoy a Shaoxing banquet for dinner.

Day 04: Nantou – Zhanghua – Taichung (B/L/-)

After breakfast visit Chung Tai Zen Centre Portal, a place of spiritual cultivation and refuge. Afterwards, proceed to Lugang Town, Tianhou Temple, Ding Ancient House and Nine Turn Lane. Enjoy Taiwanese cuisine for lunch before visiting Taichung Opera House and the famous Fengjia Night Market.

Day 05: Taichung – Taipei (B/-/D)

After breakfast, enjoy the Pearl Exhibition Centre enroute to Yehliu Geopark where you will learn about the development process of mushroom rocks and more. After, proceed to Jiufen Mountain Town before visiting the beautiful Shihfen Waterfall. Your journey today continues to Shihfen Old Street famous for its shopping and sky lanterns. Enjoy the renowned Champion Beef Noodles for dinner.

Day 06: Taipei (B/L/D)

Travel to National Palace Museum this morning to view the collection of ancient Chinese artifacts. Afterwards visit Martyr’s Shrine, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall before your tour concludes at Taipei 101. It is currently the ninth tallest building in the world, take the fast elevator to the observation deck to overlook the panoramic views of Taipei!

Day 07: Taipei – Sapporo (B/-/-)

This morning transfer to Taipei Airport and fly to Japan. Upon arrival to Sapporo New Chitose Airport, you will be picked up at the airport and be transferred to the hotel with your tour guide. Check-in and the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 08: Sapporo – Biei – Sounkyo (B/L/D)

Start your day with a colourful Hokkaido Tour. Begin your journey to Furano and visit the Tomita Farm showcasing more than 150 species of flowers! After head to Biei-cho where you will enjoy lunch with a view and in the afternoon explore the breathtaking scenery of the “Blue Pond Lake”. We will then drive back to Sounkyo in the evening.

Day 09: Sounkyo – Abashiri – Gun – Akankohan (B/L/D)

After breakfast, start your tour to visit Sounkyo Valley, Ginga Falls, Ryusei-no-taki and the beautiful Dakan Valley in Sounkyo gorges. En-route to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum visit Abashiri before learning about the icy sea creature “Clione limacina”. This afternoon visit the crystal clear lakes before transferring to your hotel.

Day 10: Akankohan – Tokachi-Gawa (B/L/D)

After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on Lake Akan before continuing your journey to visit the hometown of Chlorella. Afterwards, visit the “Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park”. Then, transfer to Tokachi River where your hot spring hotel is located. This evening taste exquisite Japanese cuisine made from Hokkaido beef and seasonal vegetables grown from the local farms.

Day 11: Tokachi-Gawa – Toyako – Jozankei (B/L/D)

Today visit Jigokudani also known as Hell Valley. It offers a spectacular display of hot steam vents, sulphurous streams, and other volcanic activity. To finish the day, visit the Bear Park and enjoy the Usuzan ropeway to view the panoramic views of Lake Toya.

Day 12: Jozankei – Otaru – Depart Sapporo (B/-/-)

This morning travel to Otaru and enjoy a leisurely stroll beside the Otaru canal. Afterwards, visit the Kitaichi Glass shop where you can appreciate the beautiful pieces of glass art. Transfer to the airport at midday to start your journey home.

Day 13: Arrive Australia (-/-/-)

Arrive in Australia, reminiscing the beautiful scenery and culture of Taiwan and Japan.

 

Number of Days 13

Price From $3979

Departure Dates

2019
March 7th 21st
April 11th*
May 9th 23rd
June 20th*
July 11th* 25th*
August 22nd*
September 26th*
October 3rd* 17th 31st
November 14th
December 5th*

2020
March 12th 26th*
April 9th*
May 7th 21st
June 4th 18th*

*Peak season surcharge from $300 per person


Inclusions

• International airfares
• Airport transfers
• 4* accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• 7 x Lunch, 7 x Dinner
• All transportation, daily tours and admission fees as mentioned
• Professional English speaking guide
• Tipping for guide and driver


Exclusions

• Compulsory tour package from $450 per person, to be paid upon booking.
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
• Personal Expenditures
• Visa fees and requirements
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary


Price Details

Was $6,960 per person

Now only from $3,980 per person
Land & Air | Twin Share

Single Supp from $1,180 per person

 


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