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Taiwan Mountain and Lake Tour (6-Day Private Tour)

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Itinerary:

Day 1 - Taipei - Hsinchu - Sun Moon Lake
• Morning pickup at your hotel and stop at a local tea farm to experience some Hakka culture and tea.
• Visit a quaint local village in the hills and depart for Puli. Vsit the paper factory to learn how paper is made.
• Dinner at Jindu restaurant, made with fresh mountain vegetables.
• Overnight at Einhan Resort

Day 2 - Sun Moon Lake
• Begin with a morning lake cruise. Back on dry land, we’ll head up to Cien Pagoda for an incredible view.
• After lunch, we’ll bring you to a restored Japanese-era tea plantation which is as educational as it is scenic.
• Take the afternoon to explore around the lake. In the evening, you can walk the night market like streets of Ita Tha and sample local snacks.
• Overnight at Einhan Resort

Day 3 - Sun Moon Lake - Alishan
• The drive to Alishan is a mountainous beauty, offering views of the highest peaks in Taiwan.
• We will arrive in time for a late lunch. You can then check in and freshen up before taking an afternoon hike in this ancient and pristine forest sitting on top of the world.
• Dinner at the hotel.
• Overnight at Alishan House

Day 4 -  Alishan National Park - Tainan
• Optional wakeup at 4am to see the spectacular sunrise over the mountains.
• Visit an old Japanese lumber train and explore stunning tea gardens surrounding. There are many hiking trails in this area.
• After lunch and a hike, we will continue the adventure to Tainan - the ancient capital of Taiwan.
• Overnight at Tainan Royal Hotel

Day 5 - Tainan Heritage Tour
• Tainan is famous for its temples and its food. After breakfast, we will start with the oldest area of Tainan, An Ping.
• Explore Fort Zeelandia, the stronghold built by the Dutch East India Company in the early 1630s.
• For people who love to wander through narrow side-streets and characterful neighborhoods, An Ping has a lot to offer.
• Visit the Confucius Temple and several other places of interest in the old heart of Tainan.
• Overnight at Tainan Royal Hotel:

Day 6 - Tainan to Taipei
• Walking or cycling tour of Tainan in the morning. We can go to food markets, parks and coffee houses to see how people in Tainan spent their time. Tainan is a very slow-paced city and you get a lot of value from just walking around and soaking up the local culture. 
• After checking out from the hotel in the afternoon you will make your way back up to Taipei via the impressive High-Speed Rail.
• You can also go on the High-Speed Rail directly to the airport if you prefer.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Taipei City
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Return Details
We will drop you off at your hotel in Taipei or the airport, depending on your schedule.
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant meals not included
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

Gloria Lee put together a custom tour as, having lived in Taiwan many moos ago, I had visited some of the places on the advertised tours. I also said that I preferred local hotels rather than 'anywhere' International Hotels and resorts. And so it was....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Mark P, Manager at Life of Taiwan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2019

Dear Nigel - glad you enjoyed your visit and sorry about the weather. When it rains here in Taiwan it really rains! It can be very romantic especially in the mountains. Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you get a chance to come back soon!...More

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