China & Northeast Asia

Taiwan: Best Bits

Our 'best bits' itinerary includes what we feel are THE top sights to see in Taiwan during your visit.

Taiwan: Best Bits Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart UK and fly overnight to Taipei.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Taipei.
  • Day 3 : Taipei – you can delve into Taipei’s extensive culture and visit the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan and Bao-an Temple before spending the evening sampling delicious local food in Shilin Night Market.
  • Day 4 : Sun Moon Lake – Head up into the forest cloaked mountains to soak up the abundant natural beauty of the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area on a relaxing boat cruise or exploring on foot. Sun Moon Lake is three hours by road from Taipei.
  • Day 5 : Travel to Tainan, two hours 30 minutes by road and spend the day exploring its history, including the Confucius Temple and colonial sights such as Anping Fort.
  • Days 6-7 : Travel to Kenting National Park, two hours 30 minutes by road. Enjoy the balmy tropical climate, beautiful scenery and extensive number of birds.
  • Day 8 : Travel to Taroko National Park, five hours 30 minutes by road, following a scenic route along the coast.
  • Days 9-10 : Taroko – discover the spectacular landscapes and formations of this popular national park. There are plenty of both easy and challenging hikes if you want to get deeper into the beauty.
  • Day 11 : Return to Taipei, two hours 45 minutes by road. It is possible to stop en route at the town of Jinguashi to visit the Gold Ecological Park and the Museum of Gold, housed in the former offices of the Taiwan Metal Mining Corp.
  • Day 12 : Yangmingshan – an easy day trip from Taipei, spend a day amongst the verdant, volcanic landscapes of Yangmingshan National Park, you can even have a relaxing soak in some hot springs.
  • Day 13 : Fly Taipei to UK.

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Highlights

Taroko Gorge – Historic Tainan – Sun Moon Lake – National Palace Museum – Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Duration

13 days

Prices

Three price from £3,290
Fourstar prices from £3,690

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