While in Taipei, my husband and I booked two days of custom tours via Tours by Locals. I can't recommend the guide we got - Christine Wu - enough.
The two days we spent with Christine and her husband Jan and her brother Leo were the absolute highlight of our trip to Taiwan. We’ve traveled all over the world and hire guides almost everywhere we go. Until we met Christine, there were only two who we considered true friends by the end of our time together. Now there are three.
Not only is Christine a terrific person who is just fun to spend time with, she’s also a very adept guide. She was able to tailor two amazing days for us on the fly. We started the day with one agenda, but the more she got to know us, the more we changed things along the way. When she found out that I love hiking, she and Leo picked out four fabulous short hikes we could do in between the sites. We climbed to the top of a peak to watch the sun set on the coastline. We hiked into a waterfall and we ended the last day with a gorgeous walk along a river.
We also saw all the sights we wanted to see on the Northern Coast and in Wulai. All along the way, Christine and Jan told us all we wanted to know about the food (my husband’s passion), the land and Taiwan’s history.
Christine is a fabulous guide. And if you are lucky, she’ll be joined by her delightful husband Jan who is a treasure trove of knowledge himself. And if you are really lucky, Leo, an avid outdoorsman, will be your driver and you’ll get to discover Taiwan’s natural side as well as its cultural and culinary personas.
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