Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Charming Taiwan: Taipei, Jiufen, Hualien, and more (11 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Taipei, Taiwan To Taoyüan, Taiwan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Taipei, Taiwan
None Dinner

Fly into Taiwan Taoyuen International Airport, and head to Taiwan’s capital and largest city, Taipei. Here, check in to either the luxurious Villa 32 or W Hotel. Once settled in, spend some time shopping in Ximending, a retail district buzzing with activity. Continue your shopping excursion into the evening, moving on to Shilin Night Market. Grab some tasty bites for dinner while you’re there, and head back to your hotel to drop your bags and collapse, relaxing in your comfortable hotel room.

Day 2
Taipei, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up and enjoy a gourmet breakfast, before stepping back into Taipei’s bustling streets. Your first stop today will be the National Palace Museum, where you can view a vast collection of artefacts from Taiwan’s past. Move on to the centuries-old Longshan Temple, followed by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for the ultimate juxtaposition of Taiwan’s past and present. Return to your hotel for the evening.

Day 3
Jiufen, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a daytrip to Jiufen today, a charming small, one-time gold-mining town with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Explore the city at your leisure - the Historic Commercial District, nestled into the side of the coastal hills, Songde Park, and Xiaojingua Peak atop Mt Jilong, are all must-see spots. Return this evening to your luxurious Taipei hotel.

Day 4
Taipei, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy Taipei’s great outdoors today. Yangmingshan National Park is your first port-of-call. Marvel at its blanket of tall silvergrass amidst the sub-tropical rainforest. Next, you’ll submerge your body in Wulai’s hot springs - a treat for the muscles and the mind. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, return to your luxury hotel for the night.

Day 5
Hualien, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leave Taipei once again, this time for Hualien. This is considered one of Taiwan’s most pleasant cities. Check in to a comfortable local hotel, and spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with your new surroundings - including ancient temples, museums, and gardens.

Day 6
Hualien, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’ll head to Hualien’s main draw - Taroko Gorge. This long canyon is made up of metamorphic rocks, rugged coastal cliffs, and thick throngs of rainforest, rising from sea-level to 3,400 meters. Take deep breaths and lots of photos, this is one place of natural beauty you’ll want heavily imprinted on your mind.

Day 7
Taitung, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your journey onwards to Taitung today. The city is known for its warm, tropical weather, ocean breeze, and stunning scenery. Check in to your local hotel of choice, and get settled in. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure - perhaps exploring the town’s sights by bicycle, or on foot. The Museum of Prehistory provides an indepth look at Taiwan’s aboriginal groups, and the converted Taitung Railway Art Village is a great place to explore local artworks.

Day 8
Tainan, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’ll arrive in Taiwan’s oldest city, Tainan, once a trading base for Dutch merchants. You’ll be transferred to the luxurious Shangri-La, where you can settle in and freshen up. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish.

Day 9
Tainan, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend some time exploring ancient Tainan today. The area is bursting at the seams with Buddhist, Taoist, and even Confucian sites. Learn more about Taiwan’s history at the National Museum of Taiwan History, as well as the National Museum of Taiwan Literature. If you’re up for it, round off the day with a visit to the reconstructed and historically-significant Fort Provintia. Return to your hotel for a five-star dinner and a comfortable sleep this evening.

Day 10
Tainan, Taiwan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For the final full day of your journey today, you may explore more of Tainan at your leisure. Check out any temples you missed, including Taiwan’s first-ever Confucius temple, and the shrine of Koxinga, a revered pirate and later naval commander who conquered and ousted Dutch rule in the country.

Day 11
Taoyüan, Taiwan
None Breakfast

Say goodbye to Tainan and Taiwan today, as you’re transferred to the airport in Taoyuan in time for your international departure flight, either home, or on to your next exciting destination.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

Tour Features

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Description

Discover just how charming Taiwan can be on this 11-day journey through its most pleasant areas, old and new. Starting in the capital of Taipei, you’ll traverse Jiufen, Hualien, Taitung, and Tainan, taking in the natural beauty and historic charms that permeate these cities and towns. See ancient temples, shrines, markets, museums, and forts, while taking in mountains, parks, rainforests and even a Gorge. You’re sure to fall in love with Taiwan after experiencing this delightful expedition.


Highlights


  •     Shop in some of Taipei’s best-known markets

  •     Relax your tired muscles in the healing waters of Taiwan’s natural hot springs

  •     Take a stroll through the incredible Takoro Gorge

  •     Visit Taiwan’s first-ever Confucius temple

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
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Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

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Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

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Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

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