Taipei, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung & Kenting
This short, yet exciting tour has highlighted the best that Taiwan has to offer. If you have limited time and budget, this will be your best choice. Spend a week on this magical tours and we guarantee you’ll get a lot more than you expected.
Day 01: Australia – Taipei (-/-/-)
Enjoy your overnight flight to Capital city of Taiwan, Taipei.
Day 02: Taipei – Nantou – Sun Moon Lake (B/-/-)
Welcome to Taiwan. Upon arrival, meet and transfer by our local guide and then start your journey to the Sun Moon Lake. The area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. You will be on a bus tour to travel around the Lake and visit the Wenwu Temple also known as Literature Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Ci En Pagoda. After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check into hotel. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. You can also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating at the lake. Overnight stay at 5* Fleur De Chine Sun Moon Lake or similar.
Day 03: Sun Moon Lake – Kaohsiung (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, then we will drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour, and there will be chance to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost – not available on Tuesdays) and communicate with some of the monks and nuns during the visit to the Main Shrine, Great Buddha Land where you will find a huge Buddha statue. Continuing on, we will drive to Kaohsiung City, which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Former British Consulate, Love River and Lio Ho Night Market. Overnight stay at 5*Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, Kaohsiung or similar.
Day 04: Kaoshiung – Kenting – Chihpen Hot Spring (B/-/-)
Morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip and the 37 miles of coral rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Continuing on, we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Enjoy natural hot spring at your Hotel. Royal Chihpen Taitung (5*) or similar.
Day 05: Taitung – East Coast Scenic Area – Hualien (B/-/-)
After breakfast, it will be an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as “Taiwan’s last unspoiled land”, stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at 5* Silks Place Taroko or similar.
Day 06: Hualien – Taroko Gorge – Taipei (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge, stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, Changchun Temple and Shakadang Trail. We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Qingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive at around 6 PM. Check in at 5* Howard Plaza Hotel or similar for overnight stay.
Day 07: Taipei – Australia (B/-/-)
Half day city tour in Taipei after breakfast. After lunch, check out and enjoy your free time in Taipei for last minute shopping until it’s time to transfer to the airport for your evening flight back to Australia.
Day 08: Arrive Australia (-/-/-)
Arrive home in the morning.
Number of Days 8
Price From $3035
Return international economy class airfares
5* accommodation w/ buffet breakfast
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guide
Most Meals (as indicated)
Tipping for guide & driver at own discretion
Shoulder and Peak season surcharges may apply
From $3,035 per person, twin share.
Please contact our Reservations Team for further information.