Explore Taiwan

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-5685
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Taipei, Taiwan
  • Ends Taipei, Taiwan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover Taiwan’s food culture by collecting clams in Wangong, sipping black tea at a plantation, cooking farm-fresh spring onion pancakes in Yilan and wandering through the bustling street food night markets in Hualien.
  • Hike through lush mountain foothills to a 12-tiered pagoda that overlooks Sun Moon Lake, and take a ride around the emerald green waters on a cycling adventure.
  • Take in the scenic beauty of Taroko Gorge, then follow the aquamarine river along the Shakadang Trail on a hike past marbled cliffs and immense boulders.
  • Explore stalls pilled with dried fruits, herbs and medicines housed in a mixture of modern and historic buildings on Dihua Street – considered one of the oldest streets in Taiwan.
  • Enjoy a special visit to the Indigenous Atayal tribe and spend some time with their community to learn about their forest survival techniques and costumes, then enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal that showcases tradition and Indigenous flavours.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.
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The "Explore Taiwan" tour starts and ends in Taipei. It is a national parks trip that takes 11 days taking you through Yilan, Puli and Hualien City in Taiwan. "Explore Taiwan" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover a glittering coastline, lush green landscapes and tranquil temples on this 11-day adventure through tantalising Taiwan. Squeeze between food stalls and medicine pedlars in narrow alleyways, get behind-the-scenes glimpses (and a hands-on experience) in local industries and taste some of the most innovative dishes in Asia, from oyster omelettes to taro balls. Then, travel to the misty mountains and rugged coastal forests that have captured the attention of so many international powers throughout history and learn why Taiwan earned the nickname ‘the beautiful island’.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Taipei
  • Day 2: Taipei
  • Day 3: Hualien
  • Day 4: Hualien
  • Day 5: Yilan
  • Day 6: Yilan
  • Day 7: Sun Moon Lake
  • Day 8: Sun Moon Lake
  • Day 9: Taichung
  • Day 10: Taipei
  • Day 11: Taipei
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights)
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Transport
  • Private Bus , Metro , Public Bus , Bike
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Taipei - Dihua Street walk
  • Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
  • Hualien - Night Market Street Food Crawl
  • Taipei - National Palace Museum
  • Hualien - Qixingtan
  • Hualien - Qingshui Cliff
  • Taroko Gorge - scenic hike
  • Yilan - Indigenous Atayal tribe half day visit
  • Yilan - Spring onion farm & cooking demostration
  • Puli - Chung Tai Chan Monastery
  • Puli - Hugosum Tea Farm
  • Sun Moon Lake - Ci'en Pagoda Trail walk
  • Sun Moon Lake - Bike Ride
  • Lukang - Longshan Temple
  • Fangyuan - Clam picking
  • Taichung - Rainbow Village
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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 Explore Taiwan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Explore Taiwan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 April 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Explore 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 Explore 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.

Is this trip right for you
  • We use mainly private transport between destinations on this trip to enable us to pack as many highlights as we can into each day. When in Taipei you can expect plenty of walking and to make use of the efficient metro system.
  • There are a number of opportunities for hiking and cycling on this trip. While these are not strenuous, they do require a good overall level of fitness.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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