Over the course of eight magical days, guests circle the island in a relaxed, leisurely fashion, exploring astounding Taoist temples and serene Buddhist monasteries, bicycling through rice paddies and hiking mountain trails, soaking in hot springs and dining on fine Taiwanese delicacies. Included in the price of this group tour are accommodations in stylish boutique hotels (two guests per room) for all nights, daily buffet breakfasts, a comfortable private coach with a professional driver, a knowledgeable English speaking guide, travel insurance and all entrance fees. While some "around the island" tours leave guests exhausted, ours leaves them energized, enlightened, and thoroughly satisfied.
Day1. • Taipei free and easy • Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3-Star Check Inn or equivalentDay2. • Pick-up at hotel in Taipei City • Drive along the picturesque Qingshui Cliff, the largest coastal cliff in Taiwan • Explore the breathtaking, world-renowned Taroko National Park • Enjoy a guided tour of its spectacular mountains, marble canyons, gorges, rapid rivers, and stunning waterfalls • Accommodations: TripAdivosr 3.5-Star Day Plus Hualien (or equivalent)Day3. • Breakfast at hotel • Drive on the scenic Highway 9 through the bucolic East Rift Valley • Visit the Tropic of Cancer Marker • Cycle on beautiful roads and bike paths passing through rice paddies and flower filled fields. • Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3-Star TCE Resort or equivalent Day4. • Breakfast at hotel • Drive across Taiwan’s southern banana belt region • Reach Kaohsiung and explore the spacious grounds and the great Buddha of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monastery • Arrive in Tainan, Taiwan’s oldest city and spiritual heart • Accommodation: TripAdivosr 4-Star The Place Tainan or equivalent Day5. • Breakfast at hotel • Cultural exploration of Tainan including ancient temples, neighborhoods and fortresses. • Healing soak at the geothermal Guanziling Mud Springs of Tainan • Drive from Tainan to Chiayi • Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3.5-Star Hotel Day Plus Chiayi or equivalentDay6. • Breakfast at hotel • Visit the old town of Lugang, famous for its temples, culture and historical sites • Discover the old folks and snacks in Lugang old street and traditional arts in Lugang Osmanthus Alley Artist Village • Create your own traditional dough figurine • Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3.5-Star Hotel Day Plus Taichung or equivalentDay7. • Breakfast at hotel • Enjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake and go on a scenic shuttle boat tour • Exploration and tea tour at the Maolanshan Tea Plantation • Shopping at Taipei 101 shopping mall • Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3-Star Check Inn or equivalentDay8. • Taipei free and easy