Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Kaohslung, Kenting, Hualien Taitung & Jiaosi
Known as ‘The Heart of Asia’, Taiwan is a beautiful country with phenomenal natural scenery. From the cerulean ocean and vast cliffs, to the marble gorges and lush forests, as well as the volcanic regions, there is plenty to see and experience. Taiwan is also a cultural fusion of traditional and modern influences. The Taiwan Express tour is perfect for experiencing the very best that Taiwan has to offer. You will travel in luxury, staying in four and five star accommodation, with English speaking tour guides to ensure you don’t miss a second of absorbing the history of the country.
Day 01: Depart Australia (-/-/-)
Enjoy your overnight flight from Australia to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.
Day 02: Arrive Taipei (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the 5* Howard Plaza Hotel or similar. The remainder of the day will be free for you to explore at your leisure.
Day 03: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake (-/-/-)
Travel by coach to Nantou and visit Puli, a cultural and artistic hub. Your Sun Moon Lake Tour will then include visits to Wen Wu Temple, Tehua Village, Tse-En Pagoda, and the Holy Monk Shrine. Stay overnight at Del Lago, Sun Moon Lake or similar.
Day 04: Sun Moon Lake – Kaohsiung (B/-/-)
After breakfast you will explore the historical and cultural town of Lukang. Transfer to Kaohsiung for two nights stay at the Garden Villa or similar.
Day 05: Kaohsiung – Kenting – Kaohsiung (B/-/-)
After breakfast explore Maopitou, Oluanpi Light House, and Kenting Park. Travel back to Kaohsiung for the night.
Day 06: Kaohsiung – Taipei (B/-/-)
Enjoy your morning city tour of Kaohsiung with visits to Cheng Ching Lake, the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, and the former British Consulate. Travel by bus/train to Taipei in the late afternoon.
Day 07: Taipei – Hualien – Taitung (B/-/-)
Take a scenic train ride to Hualien. Visit the Shitiping Terraced Rocks and Sanxiantai, the Amis Folk Centre in the eastern national scenic area. Check in to the Sheraton Taitung for an overnight stay.
Day 08: Taitung – East Rift Valley – Hualien (B/-/-)
After breakfast, explore Luye Gaotai and Mr Brown Avenue, before taking in Taitung’s Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree. Continue today’s tour by seeing the fantastic scenery at Matai’an Wetland Ecological Park before checking in to Promiseland Resort & Lagoon. Then enjoy a boat ride to finish the day.
Day 09: Hualien – Taroko Gorge – Jiaosi (B/-/-)
Travel to the beautiful Taroko National Park by coach. Taoko Gorge has been carved deep in to the plentiful marble of the area, giving it the moniker ‘The Marble Gorge’. Along the winding road, through forest and cliffs, you will see the powerful Liwu River traversing through the marble boulders. On your journey you will visit the Evergreen Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Nine Turns of Tunnel, Marble Bridge, Tienshiang, and the Marble Factory. You will stay overnight in Jiaosi, at the Hotel Royal Chiaohsi.
Day 10: Jiaosi – Taipei (B/-/-)
After breakfast, visit the National Centre for Traditional Arts, followed by the King Car Kavalan Distillery where you can sample the famous Taiwanese Whisky. See the beautiful Yuanshan Orchid Garden before travelling back to Taipei. Spend your last night in Taiwan at the Howard Plaza Hotel.
Day 11: Pingxi Sky Lantern (B/-/-)
See the amazing Sky Lantern in Pingxi Town, as well as Shifen Old Street and Waterfall. Return to Taipei and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Day 12: Arrive Australia (B/-/-)
Arrive Australia, reminiscing of the beautiful scenery and culture of Taiwan.
Number of Days 12
Price From $3395
Return international economy class airfares with full service airlines
5* Luxury accommodation with daily breakfast
Taiwan railways tickets from Taipei – Hualien
All transportation, daily tours, and admission fees
Professional English speaking guide
Tipping for guide and driver at own discretion
(Fully Inclusive, Twin Share)
From $3,395per person Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth flying Cathay Pacific Airways. Adelaide passengers may involve additional domestic add on at extra cost.
Single Room Supplement from $1,049 per person
Land Only from $2,495 per person (9 Nights)