Chaojih Hot Springs
The Gaotai drops sharply at the southern end for expansive views over the plains. Nicely, this is also the site of one of the best paragliding venues in Taiwan. The launch site sits across from a teahouse and campground , so expect plenty of spectators.
See one of the seven wonders of Asia, the Taroko Gorge. Take a short plane trip to Hualien from Taipei to see this great wonder, a must-do while in Taipei. You'll be picked up from your Taipei city hotel at 6:00am to travel by plane to Hualien, a 25-minute flight. This full-day guided tour will take you to the Taroko Gorge.
Part mall, part amusement park, all fun. This entertainment facility in the Neihu suburb northeast of the city boasts the world's second-largest Ferris wheel, located on its top floor. There are panoramic views, and of course, plenty of things to eat in Miramar's fine food court.
Get a glimpse of Taipei on this three-hour tour. See how the people live in this interesting city. Visit Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs's Shrine, a classic Ming Dynasty architecture and later onto the National Palace Museum. Conclude with a visit to a Handicraft Center to view typical Taiwanese craftsmanship.
Organised by the tourism bureau with easy-to-understand half- and full-day itineraries. Buses depart from train stations, airports and major hotels. Tours range in price from NT$600 to NT$2000.
Foreign-run company offering complete or partial high-mountain hiking packages as well as day and multiday ecotours with an emphasis on bird- and butterfly-watching.
Green Island Adventures is a foreign-run dive company, specialising in tours in the east. John Boo has a good reputation among divers for his skill and knowledge.
Has day tours of Lukang (NT$1500) leaving from the train station, HSR stations, and major hotels in Taichung and Taipei.
Nonprofit organisation with a good reputation. Mix of locals and foreigners. Also offers free day hikes around Taipei.
Bunun cooperative focusing on portering and guiding services. Japanese and Chinese language services.
Reliable foreign- and Taiwanese-run travel agency that organises tickets, tours and discount accommodation.
Foreign-run company with reasonable rates. Also provides permit and transport-only packages.