10 DAY FORMOSA ISLAND COACH TOUR.
A complete round-the-island tour along Taiwan Strait and the Pacific Ocean including all major attractions, beautiful Temples, forested mountains, national parks, hot springs colourful night markets, friendly people and exquisite food.
ONLY £995 PER PERSON
March – June & October - November only.
Departure every Friday.
TAIPEI - SUN MOON LAKE - KAOHSIUNG - TAITUNG - EAST COAST NATIONAL SCENIC AREA - HUA LIEN - TAROKO GORGE
Price includes: Airport transfers, hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast, sightseeing, English speaking guides, admission fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, insurance, meals, personal expenses and any service not specified above. Price is per person, based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplement is £395 per person.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
Note: Our tour operation depends on many factors some of which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to amend programs in case of unexpected problems caused by airlines, transport companies and local organizations.
DAY 01 : DEPARTURE from the UK.
DAY 02 : TAIPEI (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car. The remainder of the day will be free. Overnight at Howard Plaza Hotel.
DAY 03 : HALF DAY TAIPEI CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
After breakfast, a Taipei city tour includes the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs’ Shrine of traditional architecture and change of Honour Guards, a local Taiwanese temple, and Taipei Handicraft Centre. Afternoon is at leisure. Optional Taipei night tour. Overnight at Howard Plaza Hotel.
Day 4 : TAIPEI - SUN MOON LAKE & Natural Hot Spring (B/-/-)
Pick up at hotel lobby and coach transfer to Sun Moon Lake which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 m above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. En route 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 Ci En Pagoda. After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check in at your hotel. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. Optional hike on walking trails, biking around the lake or boating.
Overnight at Hotel Fleur De Chine – Mountain View Room (5*) or similar
Day 5 : SUN MOON LAKE - FO GUANG SHAN MONASTERY - KAOHSIUNG (B/-/-)
After breakfast check out from hotel. Passing by the lovely 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 a monastery walking tour. Visit “Buddha Memorial Centre” and communicate with some of the monks or nuns. Opportunity to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost) at the Monastery. Continue by road to Kaohsiung which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liuhe Night Market. Overnight stay in Kaohsiung at Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, Kaohsiung (5*) or similar
Day 6 : KAOHSIUNG - KENTING - ZHIHBEN HOT SPRINGS - TAITUNG (B/-/-)
Morning depart by road heading to Kenting National Park, located in Taiwan most southern tip. The 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Continue by road to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Enjoy natural hot spring at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Overnight at Hotel Royal Chihpen, Taitung (5*) or similar
Day 7 : TAIDONG - EAST COAST NATIONAL SCENIC AREA - TAROKO (B/-/-)
After breakfast, embark on an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land", stretches 170 km down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom.
Late afternoon, proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Silks Place Taroko (5*) or similar
Day 8 : TAROKO NATIONAL PARK - TAIPEI (B/-/-)
After breakfast, time to explore Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally 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, Ci 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 Qingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive at around 6 PM. Overnight in Taipei at Howard Plaza Hotel.
Day 9 : TAIPEI (B/-/-)
Day at leisure to explore more of Taipei or take optional tours to Yangmingshan national park or the Northeast Coast. Overnight at Howard Plaza Hotel.
DAY 10 : DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
At leisure until check out and car transfer to airport for flight home.