Termed as Asia’s best destination, travel with us to Taiwan. Starting from the capital city Taipei, you can visit the famous sites. You can shop for the best Taiwan craftsmanship. Moving on we will visit the Chung Ching Park and Keelung Harbor. Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagod. From there we will visit Alishan to cite its attractions at Chiayi. Finally, we will tour the South Branch of National Palace Museum to witness the biggest Asian arts and culture.
from USD 1,099~ (Land Only)
・Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Taipei ・Sightseeing tours as specified in itinerary on share basis ・Hotel taxes and service charges
|Hotel||Taipei (4 nights), Sun Moon Lake (1 night), Chiayi (1 night)|
|Meal||5 Breakfast, 1 Dinner|
|Day 1||ARRIVE IN TAIPEI
As you arrive at the Taoyuan International Airport and clear your customs, you will be met by your driver in the arrival hall. From the airport you will be taken to your hotel for your stay, where you can rest well for your upcoming tour.
|the Palais de Chine Hotel or similar|
|Day 2||TAIPEI CITY TOUR
In the morning, your tour will begin in the city by visiting the greatest tourist attraction, the “Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall”, which was erected in the memorial of the former president of Taiwan describing his life and work culture. The 62 acres of land is covered with landscaped gardens, pavilions and ponds that showcase the eccentricity of this place. Later, you will be visiting the National Palace Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures that spans China’s nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum’s 620,000 art pieces were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Sung dynasty. When you visit the Martyr’s Shrine which is a classic Ming Dynasty architecture, you might have the opportunity to see the colorful ceremony of changing of the guards at the entrance. Shopping in Taiwan is a pleasure that you will cherish.At Handicraft Center you can get the Taiwanese craftsmanship including jewelry, art, furniture and souvenirs.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy your lunch on your own and can rest well at your hotel. In the evening, you will be accompanied by our guide for a night tour of Taipei city. Firstly, you will have our dinner at the famous Din Tai Fung restaurant where you will be treated to the famous Xiao Long Bao dumplings. Post dinner, you will visit the ancient Lungshan Temple which is often crowded with worshipers. The Lungshan Temple architecture is considered as one of Taiwan’s finest examples of temple architecture. Ancient Buddhist rituals are still practiced at the Lungshan Temple. The night tour of Taipei continues to the exotic Huahsi Street Night Market where you can stroll past food stalls and street vendors in the bustling night market. Our last stop is the famed Taipei 101 Building which is the second tallest building in the world. You can ascend the observation deck for outstanding views of Taipei city (admission is an additional expense, payable direct). At night, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
|the Palais de Chine Hotel or similar||Breakfast
|Day 3||TAIPEI / KEELUNG CITY / YEHLIU / TAIPEI
Venture to Taiwan’s North Coast, an area embraced by mountains and the Pacific Ocean stretching to the northern horizon.
Our first stop is Keelung city to visit Chung Ching Park where you can enjoy seeing the huge statue of the “Goddess of Mercy”
and also the beautiful panoramic view of Keelung Harbor. Continuing your journey, you will be visiting Yehliu which is a cape
famed for its numerous rock formations, resembling a Queen’s head, Fairy’s Shoe and Lover’s Rock. Afterwards, you will be returning to your hotel at Taipei for a free afternoon at leisure.
|the Palais de Chine Hotel or similar||Breakfast|
|Day 4||TAIPEI/PULI-SUN MOON LAKE
Your journey starts in the morning heading to the central of Taiwan to visit Puli Town, the cultural & artistic heaven. Afterwards, you will be proceeding to the famous Sun Moon Lake, which is situated at 2,500 feet above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. As you reach the sun moon lake you will be visiting the famous Wen Wu Temple or Literature Warrior Temple dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen, Kuan Ti as Master of Sword and other places including Itathao Village, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine.
|the Palais de Chine Hotel or similar||Breakfast|
|Day 5||SUN MOON LAKE / ALISHAN / CHIAYI
With a refreshing breakfast in the morning at the hotel, we will leave for Alishan. Alishan is famous throughout the island and renowned for its production of high mountain tea and wasabi. A leisurely stroll along the forested paths allows visitors to take in Alishan’s other attractions. The enchanting Sisters Ponds are two small pools (one with a wooden bridge and pavilion) named for two lovelorn aborigine sisters who drowned themselves there. Another attraction is the Three Generation Trees –the second tree growing out of the first tree and the third tree growing from the second tree. In the afternoon, the journey continues towards Chiayi for an overnight stay.
|Fleur De Chine Hotel or similar||Breakfast|
|Day 6||CHIAYI / SOUTH BRANCH OF NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM / TAIPEI CITY
Post-breakfast, we will tour the South Branch of National Palace Museum. The main structure of the Southern Branch Museum
consists three techniques of Chinese ink wash painting, comprising the nongmo (flying white), feibai (thick dark ink) and xuanran (applying colors to drawings) which were employed to form the real mass (i.e., the artifact display areas and artifact storerooms), virtual mass (i.e., the public reception areas) and the mass connecting the real and virtual masses. These three “masses” symbolize the three diversified and long-lasting Asian civilizations of China, India and Persia that enabled the Southern Branch Museum to fulfill its purpose as an Asian Arts and Culture Museum. At the end of the tour, you will be back to the Taipei city to rest for the night at your hotel.
|Nice Prince Hotel or similar||Breakfast|
|Day 7||TAIPEI DEPARTURE
Meet your driver at the hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
All prices are per person, double occupancy and subject to availability. This is a land only package without International airfare. Tour prices include hotel taxes and service charges. (LO022418/C10)