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Private Tour: Jiufen Gold Rush Town and Yehliu National Geopark from Taipei

Private Tour: Jiufen Gold Rush Town and Yehliu National Geopark from Taipei
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Start your private tour with hotel pickup and settle into your private vehicle for the drive to Yehliu National Geopark, located less than one hour away from Taipei. Take the Great Ocean Road to this remarkable coastal destination in northern Taiwan, renowned for its rocky promontory overlooking the bay. On arrival, snap photos of Yehliu's geological phenomena, including namesake boulders such as Queen’s Head. Savor a seafood lunch at the harbor, after which you’re driven to Jiufen, a once-prosperous then abandoned gold mining town that now draws inspiration for the movie industry. You may recognize filming sites for A City of Sadness and the Oscar-winning animated feature Spirited Away as you stroll past cozy teahouses lining the cobblestones of Jiufen Old Street. If you’re tempted, you can try snacks such as sweet taro balls, rice cakes and grilled squid (own expense). See old houses in Jiufen’s residential area and explore a mountain pathway for a scenic glimpse of the Pacific Ocean before your guide takes you to the Shengping Theater House. Originally built for the mineworkers' after-hours entertainment, it was the first movie theater in northern Taiwan. Admire the restored ticket office, seats and stage, as well as vintage movie posters and defunct equipment.  After you've learned more about Jiufen’s cinematic past, your private tour of ends with return transport to your hotel in Taipei. Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5972TPEJIUFEN
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Private tour • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Lunch
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
Location Name: Your Taipei hotel Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Taipei, Taipei
Inclusions
Private tour • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Lunch
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Location Name: Your Taipei hotel Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Taipei, Taipei
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Glenn D
5 contributions
Roger is a great guide
Aug 2019 • Solo
Had a great tour with Roger. Everything was well explained, water was provided the entire time and an awesome tour.
Written 15 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ailuj
1 contribution
Amazing 7-day Taiwan trip with even more amazing guide Ms Vicky Chen
Jun 2019 • Family
Our first time with Topology after recommendations from friends and colleagues. I communicated with Shirley in preparation for the trip. Shirley is very patient and prompt in her replies. I made a few changes throughout the planning stage and each time Shirley responded promptly, patiently and professionally. She even helped to check that the hotels I picked out were suitable for our stay, giving some suggestions along the way. She is flexible and accommodative.

On one of the days, the bus driver was late and Shirley (Topology) was quick to do service recovery by treating us to a sumptuous lunch.

We got Miss Vicky Chen as our guide for our 7 day trip there. On arrival Vicky greeted us with a friendly smile. She also did a very thorough introduction in the mini bus using a 3D map of Taiwan. Vicky ensured that we were safely checked in before leaving. Vicky is very knowledgeable and would often share interesting nuggets of information along the way. Given it's summer in Taiwan, she constantly reminded us to drink sufficient water to stay hydrated. She also made sure all of us has mosquito repellent on at all times (yes, she went around spraying mozzie repellent on each of our arms and legs) To the unfortunate few of us who got bitten, she readily whipped out her anti itch ointment to apply (she is well prepared and seem to have a Doraemon bag containing all necessities one can think of! She even chilled a packet of wet wipes for us)

Throughout the trip she peppered us with mini quizzes complete with jellies as reward for answering correctly, to keep the children entertained. She was very flexible and made great impromptu suggestions whenever she felt it was getting too hot or we were too tired to continue walking. She was very attentive to our needs and would try her best to bring us to eat the food we wanted to try as well as helping us to book in advance certain foodstuff so that we could skip the queue. Not only that, she even treated us to treats along the way (Tea leave egg, mochis, etc to name a few).

Knowing that it was my mother-in-law and sister-in-law's birthday, Vicky even went the extra mile of getting them a gift each (something to remember Taiwan by which made it al the more memorable for them) Shirley from Topology also prepared a cake.

All in all, Vicky made this trip very memorable and fun for our whole family. She is patient and great with kids and attentive to everyone's needs to ensure we get the best experience possible for our visit to Taiwan.

Our drivers (Mr Zhang when we were in Taipei and Mr Ling when we were in Hualien) were also very helpful and accommodative. They are always ready to help with luggage and their driving skills are superb.

Once again, a big thank you to Topology (Shirley), our bus drivers and especially our guide Vicky Chen! Thank you for making our trip such a memorable and fun filled one and we look forward to our next trip to Taiwan again!
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Julia, It was nice working with you for the past months. Thank you for the positive feedback about our service. It feels like I was traveling with you in Taiwan as well when reading your review. It’s wonderful to know that Vicky prepared quizzes complete with jellies as reward for answering correctly, to keep the children entertained. No wonder the children didn’t want to go home haha. We really look forward to your next visit to Taiwan! Best Regards, Shirley
Written 25 June 2019
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Christine Mae G
1 contribution
Great Time!
We had a great time in Taiwan, thanks to Topology. Our tour guide Spencer was very kind and helpful, willing to take the extra mile just to assist us specially our kids. We enjoyed our 4 days there even it's hot, we loved the food!
Written 28 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi christinemaego, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review to us and nice to know you loved the food in Taiwan! I hope your boys enjoyed the trip with Spencer and parents also had a nice break. There are still a lot worthy visiting places in Taiwan, so I hope to see you again soon. We could bring you to experience more out of Taipei city! Recommend autumn or winter time, so the weather could be more comfortable for you :) Best regards, Core
Written 3 May 2019
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Shirley C
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
An unforgettable day trip with Topology
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is the first time I've booked the tour with Topology, the experience with them was fantastic! Penny who has communicated with me from beginning to the end, she is very responsive with all the questions I had or requested, and well informed about tour guide's info and pickup time.
Our driver guide, Spencer was professional and friendly, he greeted us with a big smile and pointed at 3D Taiwan map (yes, I've never seen such a cool map) where we headed to. On our way to Yehliu National Geopark, Spencer described the background and history about the locations, we also had some fun chitchats along the way. He actually reminded me of Mr. Chow from Hangover, a fun personality and easy going.
After arriving Yehliu, we went to the visitor center to watch a short film about rock formations and the entire park information. So there are three sections in the park, the first and second part are all about rocks and fossils, the third part is more mystery and challenge (I meant challenge is about the heat). Spencer led us away from the crowds to the narrow and uphill hikes, when I was going to call it quick, Spencer insured us that we were almost there and we would enjoy the cool breeze on the top. When we got to the top, I immediately sat down trying to catch my breath for a minute but Spencer encouraged me to stand where he was to feel the breeze, so I went with a doubt. Oh boy, I'm glad that he took us there, not only it was much cooler and the view of the ocean was so beautiful! After all this hard walk and rest, Spencer treated us the most delicious drink, mango smoothie! Thank you Spencer!
After the lunch at a seafood restaurant, we started our final destination- Jiufen Gold Rush Town. We strolled through the old narrow street with full of foods and shops, since there were lots of tourists, Spencer always looked back and made sure that we were behind him. It was an interesting town, and we were told that all lanterns will lit up at night, oh well next time then.
Fun time seems to pass by quickly, Spencer surely made our trip so memorable, we will always remember him and hopefully one day we will meet up again. =)
Written 1 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
hi Shirley, We are happy to get your positive and long feedback. Woo, there are so many details you mentions. As you book the private tour so we can adjust the travel plan for you. If you like one place, we can stay longer or visit more places have similar factories. Like you want to visit and enjoy the coast line, we will let you stay longer in Jiufen. We also thank you for spending so much time with us. It really let us have better understanding to design the tour for you. Do come back Taiwan as our friends. Making more friends is why we love our job. Haha
Written 13 November 2018
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Angelina C
19 contributions
Amazing trip and amazing guide Mr. Clint Liang
Mar 2018 • Couples
It was a very interesting trip. We knew unique places and very beautiful views. I recommend it and thank our guide Mr. Clint Liang for his help and kindness. It was very important that he knew the area so well.
Written 19 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
hi Angelina, Thanks for your good words. As you know, we offer our guests personally-tailored trips and aim to meet your requirements as much as possible. The itinerary is exclusively designed for you. You've also been devoting your time to scheduling your trip, so this trip is going to be the one that suits you and your travel partners the best! We keen to let our guest feel they having friends in Taipei not just a guide. It is important for us to give you a clear picture about history of Taiwan. We will let our tour guide use the easy way to give you some stories. I am happy to know it really help you to knowing Taiwan. Do come back Taiwan as our friends. Making more friends is why we love our job. Haha
Written 13 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrea B
2 contributions
Week in Taiwan
Jan 2018 • Family
We had an amazing time in Taiwan! Allen from Topology was responsive throughout the planning stages. We have a child with many food allergies and requested an English-speaking guide to accompany us for the entire trip. We could not have been happier with Spencer! We spent 7 days with him touring Taipei, Jiufen, Yehliu National Park, Kaoshiung, and Kenting National Park. He kept that pace quick for the kids and most of our free time was spent exploring different markets sampling street food. Spencer kept my son safe during the entire trip, and by the end he was like a part of the family.

Thank you Spencer and Topology!
Written 14 January 2018
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Hi Andrea, Thank you for the great compliment to your English speaking driver-guide Spencer. I heard Spencer mentioned that your family love beef noodles and Taiwan's fruits very much. Hope in the future you will have those foods from heaven in the US as well, otherwise, you are more than welcome to visit Taiwan more often to taste more foods. :P During your stay in Kaohsiung, your uncle's warm hospitality was also very interesting. He drove from Pingdong to Kaohsiung twice just would like to meetup with you. How sweet. :) Lucky Spencer, he got more chances and time to hang out with you together. haha~ Warm regards, Allan Lee 1227-0103, 5P8D, Andrea B family - Allan Lee
Written 28 March 2018
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Alex T
Woodinville, WA148 contributions
Excellent agency, wonderful tour guide
Dec 2017 • Family
We were a family of 13 that did 2 private day tours and airport transfers with Topology. Peter was excellent with all communications from the beginning. Airy was a wonderful bilingual guide thar really made us feel at home. The kids in our group also warmed up to her quickly. The included lunches were sumptuous and extensive. They are a little pricey but well worth every penny.
Written 2 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
hi Alex, We are happy to get your positive feedback. As you know, we offer our guests personally-tailored trips and aim to meet your requirements as much as possible. The itinerary is exclusively designed for you. You've also been devoting your time to scheduling your trip, so this trip is going to be the one that suits you and your travel partners the best! Do come back Taiwan and we can take you to have more good food. haha
Written 13 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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