- duration 12 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18-99 yrs
- max group size 20
- Tour Code BM-39712
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Starts/Ends Taipei, Taiwan
Awe inspiring vistas, sacred traditions, and a fusion of cultures. From north to south the marvels of Taiwan never cease
Begin your 12-Day journey, with explorations in the capital, Taipei, visiting memorial sites, shrines of remembrance and witnessing the hourly changing of the guards. Throughout your journey, see the lesser-known regions of Taiwan as well as the must-see sites. Visit local markets and sip on Taiwanese bubble tea before a steamed pork dumpling cooking lesson. See the lush landscapes on scenic train rides through the mountains to traditional villages; and enjoy a boat ride on Sun Moon Lake. Learn about Taiwan’s tea trade during an authentic Chinese Tea house experience and take part in a traditional Buddhist
Sutra transcription activity with local monks.
Day 1 : Taipei
Day 2 : Taipei
Day 3 : Taipei
Day 4 : Taipei > Sun Moon Lake
Day 5 : Sun Moon Lake
Day 6 : Sun Moon Lake > Tainan
Day 7 : Tainan > Kaohsiung
Day 8 : Kaohsiung > Hualien > Tarako National Park
Day 9 : Tarako National Park
Day 10 : Tarako National Park > Jiufen > Taipei
Day 11 : Taipei
Day 12 : Taipei
- Hands on Steamed Pork Dumpling lunch cooking experience
- 31 meals – 11 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 09 dinners (D)
- Return Airport Transfers
- Scenic Tour Director with expert local guides
- Undertake a traditional Buddhist Sutra transcription activity under the instruction of local monks
- Sample Kavalan Single Malt Whisky at the distillery
- Have an authentic Chinese Tea house experience and try herbal teas
- Visit a working Tea plantation for a hands on experience
- Visit the Rainbow Village
- Choices to enjoy experiences in visit lesser visited areas of Taiwan
- Witness the Honour Guard Ceremony at the National Martyr’s Shrine
- The intimacy of small group touring with a maximum of 24 guests
- 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
- Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
- 1 Scenic Sundowners event
- All tipping and gratuities
- Any international flights to/from Taipei are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Circle Taiwan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Circle Taiwan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 02 January 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 January 2023, a deposit of 500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 89 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Circle Taiwan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Circle Taiwan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This trip adheres to the highest standards of hygiene and cleaning protocols on all ships and all tours when operating. Thorough cleaning will be conducted regularly, and hand sanitisers are located throughout the ship to ensure the highest level of personal hygiene whilst on board.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
How to plan an Asia tour?
Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country.
After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.
Which countries should I visit in Asia?
Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience.
Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
What country in Asia is fluent in English?
English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language.
However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.
How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?
There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation.
Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.