Taiwan

Discover Taiwan: A Seven-Day Small-Group Tour of Cultural and Natural Wonders with Unforgettable Sun Moon Lake Visit

Discover the rich history, ancient traditions and striking natural beauty of Taiwan on a seven-day, small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Embark on a historical journey through Taipei and soak up its museum-like atmosphere, visit enchanting temples and forts, make your very own blend of tea on one of the local tea farms, visit some of the country’s most striking national parks – including Kenting National Park, with its white sand beaches and lush forest – the blue oasis of Sun Moon Lake – the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan – and so much more.

Includes six nights of deluxe accommodation, daily breakfast and additional dining experiences – including a welcome and farewell dinner – a high-speed train adventure, private airport transfers and transportation throughout the tour, the services of expert local guides and so much more.

Extend your tour with three magical days spent exploring the lush forests of Hualien, including the stunning landscapes of Taroko National Park.

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NZ$2,104
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Valued up to NZ$3,915
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holiday Options

7 Days
TWIN SHARE
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Six nights deluxe accommodation, including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotelday+ Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • High-speed rail tickets from Kaohsiung to Taipei
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person
  • Six nights deluxe accommodation, including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotelday+ Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • High-speed rail tickets from Kaohsiung to Taipei
10 Days
TWIN SHARE - EXTENSION
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person based on twin share - you must purchase two packages
  • Six nights deluxe accommodation, including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotelday+ Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • High-speed rail tickets from Kaohsiung to Taipei
10 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER - EXTENSION
Inclusion highlights:
  • This package is valid for one person
  • Six nights deluxe accommodation, including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotelday+ Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • High-speed rail tickets from Kaohsiung to Taipei

Your Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Make your own tea blend at a local tea farm
  • Visit local markets
  • Visit the famous Sun Moon Lake
  • Explore forts and temples dating back to the early 1600s
  • Visit Confucius Temple in Tainan
  • Visit the country’s premier national parks and forests
  • Discover Fo Guang Shan Monastery and its fascinating Buddhism exhibitions

What You’ll Love...

The Experiences – Vibrant cities, incredible national parks and striking temples await

Embark on a journey of discovery through Ilha Formosa – or 'beautiful island' as the Portuguese sailors nicknamed Taiwan when they first set eyes on it – on a seven-day luxury small-group tour. Admire the diverse landscape of this island, where towering cliffs, white-sand beaches and mist-shrouded forests intertwine, retrace centuries of history and colonisation as you visit temples and forts, and take in the unmissable sights of this enchanting island.

Take in the sights of Taipei, the vibrant capital of Taiwan, a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, bustling streets lined with shops, restaurants and contemporary buildings. Let this city enchant you with its intriguing mix of cultures, history and traditions.

Discover the mountain town of Jiufen, known for its narrow alleyways and old town centre brimming with local tea shops and teahouses. Once a gold rush village, Jiufen flourished under the Japanese colonisation. Admire the legacy of the Japanese era as you walk the narrow cobblestone streets of this charming town – a mecca for artists, movie directors and writers thanks to its nostalgic scenery.

Learn all the secrets of tea making and create your very own blend of tea when you stop at the Hugo Assam Tea Farm, a vintage tea factory near the banks of the striking Sun Moon Lake. Here you will be able to sample the famous Taiwan No.18 – a blend of tea grown only in the special climate of this region in Taiwan.

Take one of the most breathtaking bike rides along the banks of Sun Moon Lake – the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan and one of the island’s most impressive sights. Surrounded by the green peaks of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Ranges, Sun Moon Lake is one of 13 renowned national scenic areas in Taiwan. Those who prefer can skip the bike ride and enjoy a walk along the crystal-clear waters and through the lush gardens surrounding the lake.

Retrace the steps of Dutch colonisers as you walk around Tainan, Taiwan’s food capital. Here, you will visit the Temple of Confucius, where you will gain insight into one the greatest philosophers and teachers of all time through a guided tour.

Get your camera ready for action as you venture to Kenting National Park, in the southern tip of Taiwan, a photographer’s paradise, with lush hills and soaring peaks. Your visit to Kenting includes a stop at the Eluanbi Lighthouse, where you can admire coral rocks, caves, soaring cliffs and stunning scenery.

Discover Fo Guang Shan Monastery before an exciting high-speed train ride back to Taipei. Fo Guang Shan Monastery boasts a majestic golden statue of Buddha and is the landmark of Fo Guang Shan. Take in fascinating Buddhism exhibitions, including a 4D movie of Buddha's life and peaceful calligraphy workshops.

The Accommodation – Handpicked deluxe and premium hotels in the best locations

Rest easy in beautiful accommodation, handpicked for style and exceptional location.

An urban oasis in eastern Taipei with panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Keelung River, Amba Taipei boasts spacious and stylish rooms with modern comforts and large floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning vistas.

Located in the Kenting Street area, Hotelday+ Kenting provides access to the city's biggest attractions and boasts a stunning outdoor pool, designed for relaxation.

Your Package Includes

  • Six nights deluxe accommodation, including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotelday+ Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • High-speed rail tickets from Kaohsiung to Taipei
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of an expert local, English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees per itinerary

Hualien Extension – The gateway to Taiwan’s must-see national parks

Let the unparalleled natural beauty of Taiwan enchant you as you travel through the world-famous Taroko National Park. With its lush vegetation, mountainous landscape and gorgeous canyons, Taroko National Park is one of the main attractions on the island, and really puts into picture why this island is known as Formosa, or 'beautiful'.

During these memorable three days you will venture to the heart of the national park and visit the Qingshui Cliff, more than 1,000 metres high and dropping almost vertically into the sea. Plus, experience the dramatic landscape of Taroko Gorge and enjoy a boat ride on Liyu Lake, tucked into the green foothills of the Central Mountain Range.

Before heading back to Taipei, explore a jade factory and discover why this precious stone is considered a national treasure, believed to eliminate bad spirits and bring good luck to whoever wears it.

Your Extension Package Includes:

  • Three additional nights of deluxe accommodation
  • Return rail tickets from Taipei to Hualien
  • Daily breakfast
  • Visit Taroko National Park and Danongdafu Forest Park
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with a jade polishing experience
  • Lin Tian Shan Old Logging Village tour
  • Visit to Taiwan’s largest night market
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