Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Taitung, Hualien
Japan is known as the friendliest country in the world, while Taiwan was once literally know as the “beautiful island”. The Highlights of Japan and Taiwan include spectacular natural landscapes, from Lake Ashi to beautiful Kenting National Park. You will be immersed in two unique cultures, each with their own rich heritage. Enjoy relaxing in good quality accommodation, travel in comfort (and experience Japan’s famous bullet train!), and dine on delicious local cuisine! Please note that this tour is a combination of Modular and Seat in Coach so your touring style will be slightly different in each country.
Day 01: Arrive Tokyo (-/-/-)
Arrive in bustling Tokyo. Check in to your hotel for the next two nights
Day 02: Tokyo (B/-/-)
Spend the morning exploring Meiji Shrine, the beautiful Imperial East Garden, and Asakusa. Return to the hotel on your own for an afternoon free at your leisure.
Day 03: Tokyo – Mount Fuji – Hakone (B/L/-)
Pack a small bag as your main luggage will be transferred to Kyoto. Today you travel towards majestic Mount Fuji, visiting the 5th Station and Hakone Ropeway. Relax on a magnificent Lake Ashi cruise before checking in to your hotel in Hakone.
Day 04: Hakone – Kyoto – Nara – Kyoto (B/-/-)
Transfer to the station by private car then take the bullet trainto Kyoto where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Travel to Nara to explore Todaji Temple and feed the friendly bowing deer in the Park. Return to Kyoto for the night.
Day 05: Kyoto (B/L/-)
After breakfast you will enjoy a full day tour of historical Kyoto, taking in the wondrous temples and sights. Visit vibrant Arashiyama, and the Sagano Bamboo Forest, and don’t forget
majestic Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Temple. Enjoy a delicious local lunch.
Day 06: Kyoto (B/-/-)
Enjoy a free day to explore Kyoto at your own pace. Why not explore the traditional tea houses in Gion and maybe even see a Geisha at work?
Day 07: Kyoto – Osaka – Taipei (B/-/-)
The morning is free at your leisure until it is time to take the shuttle from Kyoto to Osaka Airport for your flight to Taipei. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Day 08: Taipei – Nantou – Sun Moon Lake (B/-/-)
Travel to beautiful Sun Moon Lake, stopping at Nantou along the way. When you arrive in Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area you will take a tour to visit the Wenwu Temple, Holy Monk
Shrine, and Ci En Pagoda. Enjoy the natural hot springs at your hotel.
Day 09: Sun Moon Lake – Kaohsiung (B/-/-)
Immerse yourself in Buddhism at the Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Then continue south to Kaohsiung and explore the city, including the fabulous night markets.
Day 10: Kaohsiung – Kenting – Taitung (B/-/-)
Take in the picturesque views of Kenting National Park, then travel to Taitung for the evening. Enjoy relaxing in the natural hot springs at your hotel.
Day 11: Taitung – East Coast Scenic Area – Hualien (B/-/-)
After breakfast you will embark on an east coast tour, admiring the beautiful natural stone sculptures. Late in the afternoon you will check in to your hotel in Hualien for the evening.
Day 12: Hualien – Taroko Gorge – Taipei (B/-/-)
Today you will see one of the highlights of natural Taiwan, the marble Taroko Gorge. On the way to Taipei explore Swallow Grotto, Changchun Temple, Qingshui Cliff, and more.
Day 13: Depart Taipei (B/-/-)
After breakfast visit the National Palace Museum, Martyrs Shrine, and Handicraft Centre before it is time to transfer to the Airport for your onward flight.
Number of Days 13
Price From $4949
Weekly – Monday arrival
Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2020 – 29/02/2020. 01/06/2020 – 30/06/2020, 01/09/2020 – 30/09/2020) Surcharges apply for other periods.
12 nights good quality (4-5 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
Some meals as indicated
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guides
International Airfares and taxes
Tipping for guide and driver
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $4,949 per person (land only, low season)