Fascinating Formosa Tour - 7 Days
Sun Moon Lake - Tainan - Foguangshan Buddhist Monastery - Mt. Hehuan - Taroko National Park
Day 1 (Saturday) - Arrival in Taipei
Transfer to hotel. Free time at leisure for the day.
Day 2 - Taipei - Taroko
After breakfast, pick up by English speaking driver-guide. Proceed to Taroko Gorge via the Suhua Highwa, with a photo stop at Chinshui Cliff.
Early afternoon arrival at Taroko National Park, visiting Taroko Gorge Gateway, Eternal Spring Shrine, & Swallow Grotto.
Day 3 - Scenic Mountain Road - Sun Moon Lake
After breakfast, onward to cross the island via its scenic mountain road, stopping at Mt.Hehuan visitor center,( 3,002m, with its good views.
In the afternoon, continue to Sun Moon Lake, driving along the lakeside and visiting Wen Wu Temple with its beautiful lake views.
Overnight at Sun Moon Lake
Day 4 - Sun Moon Lake - Tainan
After breakfast we visit Holy Monk Shrine, Tehua Village, and Tse En Pagoda, before driving on to Tainan, the ancient capital.
Arriving in Tainan, we take a walking tour around Anping Fort, and its historic streets.
Overnight in Tainan.
Day 5 - Tainan - Kaohsiung
Today we visit Chikan Tower & Confucius Temple, taking the time to walk around this area. In the early afternoon we continue to Kaohsiung, to visit the biggest monastery in Taiwan - Foguanshan Monastery. We visit the Main Shrine, and the Buddhist Museum, enjoying a light vegetarian lunch at the monastery.
In the late afternoon we drive to Kaohsiung City, the largest city in Southern Taiwan, checking in to our hotel. Enjoy the beautiful night views taking an evening stroll or visit the famous Liuho Night Market.
Overnight in Kaohsiung.
Day 6 - Kaohsiung - Lukang - Taipei
After breakfast today we visit the Dragon & Tiger Pagoda, and the Spring & Autumn Pavilion, before starting our journey back to Taipei with the guide.
Stopping at Lukang, we visit Lungshan temple and market.
There is a late afternoon photo stop at Sanyi Woodcarving Village.
Overnight in Taipei.
Day 7 (Friday) - Departure
Today is yours to spend free at leisure. Continue your stay in Taipei, or transfer to the airport for your flight home.