Magnificent Around Taiwan - 7 Days
Taipei - Sun Moon Lake - Kaohsiung - Kenting - Hualien - Taroko Gorge - Taipei
Visit the numerous temples, shrines, hot springs and national parks of Taiwan on this tour around the entire island.
Leave bustling Taipei behind for the remote beaches and rocky coastal scenery of Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kenting National Park and the East Coast National Area.
Your guide provides insightful commentary on sites as Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Wenwu Temple, Holy Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda.
Day 1 - (Sunday) Arrival in Taipei
Arrival into Taipei
Day 2 - (Monday) Taipei - Sun Moon Lake + Natural Hot Spring
To be picked up at lobby of hotel in Taipei City, we will drive to Sun Moon Lake which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Tse En Pagoda. After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check in hotel. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. You can also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating at the lake.
Day 3 - (Tuesday) Sun Moon Lake - Foguangshan Monastery - Kaohsiung
Breakfast at hotel with a pleasant morning leisure at hotel on your own until 10 AM. Check out hotel, passing by the lovely small and old Jiji Railway Station, drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan.
Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit Buddha Memorial Center and communicate with some of the monks, nuns during the visit, there will be opportunity to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost).
Continuously, we will drive to Kaohsiung City, which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liouho Night Market. Overnight stay at Kaohsiung.
Day 4 - (Wednesday) Kaohsiung - Kenting - Zhiben Hot Springs
Morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan's southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Oluanpi light house, Maopitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Overnight stay at Chihpen. Enjoy natural hot spring at Hotel Royal Chihpen.
Day 5 - (Thursday) Taitung - East Coast National Scenic Area - Hualien
After breakfast, it will be an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan"s last unspoiled land", stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Siaoyeliu, Sansientai, Shihtiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.
Day 6 - (Friday) Hualien - Taroko Gorge - Taipei
After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptional beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Tse Mu Bridge, stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, Changchun Temple and Shakadang Trail. We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Cingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive at around 06:00pm.
Day 7 - (Saturday) Departure
Transfer to airport for your flight home