|2019 Departure Dates||Price per person|
|March: 26*||August: 13,27||From $1999 AUD|
|April: 02*,09**,16**,23**,30||September: 01,03,10**,30**||Single Supplement $750 AUD|
|May: 14,21,28||October: 22*||*Peak Season Surcharge: $200|
|June: 04, 11,25||November: 12*,19*||**School Holidays Surcharge: $400pp|
|Taipei||Taipei Grace Hotel or similar|
|Nantou||Nantou Hotel Formosa or similar|
|Kaohsiung||Kaohsiung City Suite Hotel or similar|
|Taitung||Chihpen century Hotel Hot Spring or similar|
|Hualien||Hualian Park City Hotel Hualien or similar|
|Tamshui||Tamshui Park City or similar|
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Tours are subject to availability and payment deadlines. Please check with your travel consultant for more details.
Day 1: Fly to Taipei via a connecting city. Note: Some flights may depart one day later.
Day 2: Arrive at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, you will be greeted warmly at the airport by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Standard hotel check-in time is 3pm.
Day 3: Today we will visit to the Presidential Building (outside) and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. This afternoon, visit Tamsui – a laidback waterfront town on the northern part of Taipei city. Enjoy lunch today at Tamsui Old Street, where you can feast on many famous Taiwanese snacks. Visit Lin An Tai Historical House and Museum. This elegant building is built in the style of prosperous houses in China’s Fujian province, where many Taiwanese migrated from, and the paving stones in the courtyard were once ballast in merchant ships. In the evening, explore the bustling night life of Taipei. Have a traditional Taiwanese dinner of Xiao Long Bao, then proceed to colourful Huahsi Night Market.
Day 4: This morning travel to Sun Moon Lake. Cruise across the lake and take in the view of Xuanguang Temple & Lalu Island, as you relax on the lake’s tranquil waters. Then, take Sun Moon Lake Ropeway to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and observe Taiwan’s traditional indigenous lifestyles and traditions. After a dinner of Taiwanese-style roasted chicken, check in to the hotel.
Day 5: After breakfast, we will head to an Oolong Tea Farm before continuing south towards Kaohsiung and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre (BMC). We will be spending most of our day at this place to enjoy the serene atmosphere and explore the entire area at our leisure. Then, learn how to make Pineapple Tarts at the popular Vigor Pineapple Factory. Later we will be enter Kaohsiung City and explore Pier 2 Art Central.After dinner (Taiwanese Shabu Shabu hotpot), explore one of Kaohsiung’s bustling night markets.
Day 6: Today we will visit to Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s first nationally recognised park and undoubtedly one of the most spectacular landscapes you will see. Be awestruck by the vastness of the natural reserve and stand on the southernmost tip of the island at Maopitouand Longpan Park, also known as ‘The Light of East Asia’ as its lighthouse is one of the most powerful along the Taiwan coast. This afternoon, head to Kenting Main Street in the heart of Kenting, an area bustling with locals, tourists and vendors. Spend lunch time discovering the numerous stalls and restaurants offering a variety of local snacks and cuisines. Travel up the scenic Southern Link Highway to Taitung Country, ending the day with dinner at the hotel.
Day 7: Today we will visit the East Coast National Scenic Area, known as ‘Taiwan’s last unspoiled land’. Stop at Siao-ye-liou (‘little wild willow’ geological formations), San-sien-tai (Three Immortals Island), Shi-ti-ping (Stone Steps) and take in the spectacular views. Proceed to Hualien, to Taroko National Park. Encompassing Taroko Gorge, Swallow Grotto, and Shakadong Trail. The aquamarine Liwu River cuts through the centre, forging deep slit valleys before joining the sea.
Day 8: Today, visit a Marble Factory on the return trip to Taipei. Depending on the size of the group, visit local scenic towns Yilan or Shifen. Later, visit Taipei 101(admission fee at your own expense, payable to the guide). Dinner will be hotpot (or similar, depending on availability).
Day 9: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home via a connecting city.
Day 10: Arrive home
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