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Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience provided by MyTaiwanTour Travel Services

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Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi on a full-day trip from Taipei that includes a traditional sky lantern experience in Pingxi. With door-to-door transport from Taipei hotels, this small-group tour is a convenient way to see Taiwan’s mountainous interior, where you find spectacular views across the coast, browse souvenir shops, and walk cobblestone streets in a pair of historic villages.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station
    110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 20號B1
    We pick up at MRT「Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station」Exit. 4(Love Sign )
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  • 1
    Jinguashi 13 Ruins
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Yin Yang Sea
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Shifen Old Street
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Gold Waterfall
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station
    110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 20號B1
    We pick up at MRT「Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station」Exit. 4(Love Sign )
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See the rural side of Taiwan’s coast and mountains
  • Visit the site of the Sky Lantern Festival to release a lantern
  • Group size limited to seven people for a more personalized experience
  • Pickup and drop-off at Taipei hotels means a convenient day
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Taipei for the trip toward the Jinguashi, on Taiwan’s northern coast, where you can visit an old gold mine. Continue to the historic town of Jiufen, the set for the award-winning movie, 'Spirited Away,' and enjoy some free time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant and visit one of the town’s atmospheric teahouses. Following your time in Jiufen, head to Pingxi and browse the souvenir shops that line Shifen Old Street. Pingxi is the site of the annual Sky Lantern Festival, and you have the chance to join in the tradition by writing your wishes on a lantern, lighting a candle at its base, and watching it drift away over the village. After launching your sky lantern, begin the scenic journey back to Taipei, where this tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station, 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, 20號B1
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lesson in sky lantern creation (1 lantern per 2 people)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visiting Jiufen's old street includes walking up and down several flights of stairs. Please take this into consideration before booking this tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • For "Hotel pick-up included option"(Departs on everyday): a minimum of 2 passengers is required to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
  • For "No hotel pick-up option"(Departs on Friday to Monday): a minimum of 6 passengers is required to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
  • Exact pick-up time and tour guide’s contact number will advised two days before tour departure
  • We will do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, guests will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or full refund.
  • There will be a 100% charge for no-shows that is defined as arriving 15 minutes late.
  • In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sandra R wrote a review Mar 2020
Munich, Germany279 contributions116 helpful votes
Very professionally organised tour. A wonderful experience, which offered so many unforgettable moments. An amazing ocean panorama, a busy Jiufen street walking, an overwhelming time at the QungYun Temple and - as hoped - a successful Sky Lantern highlight! Bill, the tour guide,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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McGuire wrote a review Feb 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma1 contribution
Kevin picked us up at our hotel with a big smile and a warm welcome to Taiwan. It was raining and Kevin was prepared with umbrellas for us. It rained the remainder of the day but Kevin kept us so entertained and informed that we almost forgot it was even raining. We had to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Aryn B wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas71 contributions14 helpful votes
Initially I was most enamored by amazing mountainous scenery being so close to the city (50 min or so). But quickly our tour guide trumped the scenery. He was so knowledgeable, accommodating and personable. We had 3 total folks in our group--which was a pleasant surprise. Both
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Date of experience: January 2020
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cjpj2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Mississauga, Canada2 contributions
Unfortunately it rained the whole day of our tour, but we still had a good time and made and released out lanterns. I'm sorry I don't remember the tour guides name, but she was excellent.
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Bryan 61 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions
It was rainy and cold, but the tour itself was very good. There were some picturesque sites, and the lantern making and launch that concluded the activities was excellent. The tour guide, Amy, and the driver were very good.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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