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8 Day Premium 5 Star Taste Of Taiwan

8 Day Premium 5 Star Taste Of Taiwan

This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace
These tours allow you to experience the destination at unsurpassed value. You'll travel with between 40-50 other guests depending on your selected tour*. Enjoy features such as a wide range of included sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.
*Note: group size may exceed this. Please refer to the important information section of the Fine Print to view maximum group size for your selected tour. 
Group Size
Group Tour - Classic

Expect a memorable stay throughout with hotels often centrally located, with creature comforts and unique features.
Hotel stars are based on local ratings provided and the expected standard may differ depending on the destination. Hotels listed within the itinerary are indicative of the typical hotel we intend to use for that package but is subject to change.

Accommodation
5 Star

✓ Incredible sightseeing including Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs' Shrine, National Palace Museum, Sun Moon Lake, Historic Anping Old Street, Fo Guang Shan Monastery, plus a number of coastal scenic highlights like Xiaoyeliu, Shitiping and Qingshui Cliff
✓ 7 nights in luxury 5-star accommodation
✓ Breakfast daily
✓ Arrival and departure airport transfers
✓ Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Regent Taipei or Similar

After landing at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), a private car will escort you directly to your hotel for your arrival. You have the rest of the day to discover the city at your own pace.

Hotel
Regent Taipei or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast, embark on a half day city tour. Start with the grand Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, then snap a pic at the iconic Grand Hotel. Catch a glimpse of the Presidential Office Building en route, before witnessing the moving guard change ceremony at Martyrs' Shrine. Conclude your day at the world-famous National Palace Museum, brimming with over 700,000 treasures spanning 8,000 years of Chinese history - an unforgettable cultural immersion!

Hotel
Fleur de Chine Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today your island adventure begins! Leaving bustling Taipei behind, you'll journey to the heart of Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area. This captivating freshwater treasure lives up to its name, with the eastern side reflecting the sun and the western resembling a crescent moon. Separated by Lalu Island, the lake embodies breathtaking scenery and rich cultural heritage. As the ancestral home of the Thao people, one of Taiwan's indigenous groups, Sun Moon Lake offers a unique blend of natural beauty and vibrant traditions.

After lunch, a scenic bus tour will unlock the lake's hidden gems. Your first stop: Ita Thao village, where you'll delve into the fascinating culture and traditions of the Thao people. Next, prepare to be captivated by the majestic Ci'en Pagoda, a landmark built by the late President Chiang Kai-shek in memory of his mother. Your exploration continues with two significant temples. Find serenity at Xuanzang Temple, a Buddhist sanctuary dedicated to the esteemed monk Xuanzang. Next at Wenwu Temple, an imposing Taoist landmark, discover the halls dedicated to the Martial God and the God of Literature. 

Hotel
Grand Hilai Kaohsiung or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast, you will depart for Tainan, Taiwan's oldest city. Immerse yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, a Dutch East India Company legacy, and stroll along Anping Old Street, savouring local delicacies like shrimp rolls and tofu pudding. This 300-year-old haven boasts the first officially named street in Taiwan, making your walk a delectable journey through time.

Continue south to Kaohsiung, the vibrant harbour city pulsating with life. Find serenity at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, where the majestic Great Buddha Land, featuring the tallest standing Buddha in Southeast Asia, inspires awe. Engage with a monk to gain insights into Buddhism, the island's dominant religion before retiring to your hotel for the evening.

Hotel
Hotel Royal Chihpen or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, your journey takes you south, where Taiwan's first national park awaits. Kenting National Park boasts breathtaking coastal landscapes, unique geological formations, and a vibrant marine ecosystem nurtured by its tropical climate. Marvel at Maopitou, a rock formation resembling a crouching cat, and Chuanfan Rock, reminiscent of a ship's sail or even a presidential profile. Stand at the historic Eluanpi Lighthouse, once recognized as one of the Eight Views of Taiwan, and witness the vast Pacific Ocean from Longpan Park, a coral limestone plateau sculpted by time.

As the day winds down, embark on a scenic drive along the South Link Highway, savouring the ever-changing landscapes before reaching Taitung. Tonight, indulge in a tranquil stay at a hot spring resort in Zhiben. Renowned for its revitalising carbonate springs, Zhiben is the perfect place to rejuvenate after your day of exploration. 

Hotel
Hotel Silks Palace Taroko or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, your Taiwanese adventure continues along the stunning East Coast where you will explore captivating landscapes and unique geological formations. At Xiaoyeliu, nicknamed "Little Yehliu," marvel at whimsical rock formations like the "Queen's Head" and "Mushroom Rock," sculpted by wind and waves. Next, on the picturesque island of Sanxientai, connected to the mainland by a bridge, immerse yourself in the beauty of coral reefs and panoramic ocean views.

Travel back in time at Shitiping, a natural classroom showcasing millions of years of geological history through impressive rock formations, cliffs, and sea grooves. Then, prepare to be captivated by the miniature marvel of Fanshuliao. This breathtaking canyon boasts dramatic cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush vegetation, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of Taroko Gorge. Delve into the heart of Hualien's history with a visit to a local marble factory, witnessing the intricate process of marble processing and gaining insights into this significant industry. As day fades, unwind in the luxurious comfort of your 5-star resort, preparing for the awe-inspiring Taroko Gorge awaiting you tomorrow.

Hotel
Regent Taipei or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Your Taiwanese adventure continues in the awe-inspiring Taroko National Park, home to the world's largest marble canyon. Prepare to be captivated by dramatic gorges, diverse wildlife, and towering cliffs reaching up to 1,100 metres. Today's exploration unveils iconic sights like Cimu Bridge, the Tunnel of Nine Turns, and Qingshui Cliff. Cimu Bridge, named after a touching story of maternal love. Take in the beauty of the riverbend carved by powerful rapids over millions of years. Next, enter the enchanting Tunnel of Nine Turns, a picturesque section of the gorge. Marvel at the meandering river, towering cliffs, and unique vegetation clinging to the canyon walls.

Continue your journey through Swallow Grotto Trail, named for the swallows that once nested in its distinctive potholes. Stroll through tunnels and be amazed by the soaring marble cliffs before stepping onto the Buluowan Suspension Bridge, offering incredible panoramas of the Liwu River and valley. Pay your respects at the Eternal Spring Shrine, commemorating the lives lost during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Witness the graceful waterfall cascading over the sheer cliff beneath the shrine.

Finally, experience one of Taiwan's Eight Wonders - the Qingshui Cliff. This towering cliff, over 1,000 metres tall, plunges almost vertically into the sea. Absorb the breathtaking panoramic view from the viewing platform, marking the end of your unforgettable Taiwanese adventure.

Meals
Breakfast

Today marks the end of your tour. Enjoy your final moments in Taiwan at your own pace until check-out. A private car will transfer you directly to the airport for your departing flight.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing including Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs' Shrine, National Palace Museum, Sun Moon Lake, Historic Anping Old Street, Fo Guang Shan Monastery, plus a number of coastal scenic highlights like Xiaoyeliu, Shitiping and Qingshui Cliff
  • 7 nights in luxury 5 star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

  • Taipei - Admire the national monument of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
  • Taipei - View the luxurious Art Deco architecture Grand Hotel Taipei (photo stop)
  • Taipei - Commemorate fallen soldiers at the Martyrs' Shrine
  • Taipei - Explore one of the world's largest collections of Chinese art and artifacts at the National Palace Museum
  • Sun Moon Lake - Admire the beauty and architecture of Ita Thao Village, Ci'en Pagoda, Xuanzang Temple and Wenwu Temple.
  • Tainan - Learn of the colonial history at Fort Zeelandia
  • Tainan - Uncover local shops, street vendors, and historical buildings at Anping Old Street
  • Kaohsiung - Observe Buddhist religion and architecture at Fo Guang Shan Monastery
  • Pingtung - Admire stunning coastal views at Maopitou, Chuanfan Rock, Eluanpi Lighthouse and Longpan Park
  • Taroko National Park - Explore the marble canyons and tunnels whilst visiting Cimu Bridge, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Buluowan Suspension Bridge and Swallow Grotto Trail

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This package is sold as land only, however you do have the option of adding international airfares to your booking. Simply click on’ book now’, and under upgrades ,  you will be asked “Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?”

By selecting this option Inspiring Vacations will contact you to discuss adding flights to your chosen destination. We can assist with flying the airline of your choice to turn your booking into a flight inclusive package.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a ‘3’

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,148.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html for up-to-date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 38

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $419.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $419.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $419.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $419.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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