Welcome to Wulai

The main village is a popular place for hot springing. The village area is a bit shabby but the tourist street is fun for snacking or sitting down to a hearty meal.

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$149 Private & Custom Tours

1-Day Private Outdoor Tour of Taipei

Enjoy a full one-day private tour exploring the great outdoors surrounding Taipei City.Pickup from your hotel in Greater Taipei, or Taipei railway stations or airport. Includes lunch, mineral water and insurance.Itinerary: • If you feel you spend enough time in crowded urban environments, and the hills visible from every part of the capital are calling to you, we can drive you up to Yangmingshan National Park via Martyrs Shrine, where the hourly changing of the guard is a display of breathtaking precision.  • On Yangmingshan we can enjoy the view over coffee and cake at Grass Mountain Chateau. A former residence of Chiang Kai-shek, it was built in 1920; even after a complete renovation less than a decade ago it continues to look thoroughly Japanese. The national park is criss-crossed by hiking paths; we can recommend one that matches your stamina and enthusiasm. • Yangmingshan and nearby Beitou are riddled with hot springs: If you’d like to soak awhile, let us know in advance and we’ll arrange a stop at an outdoor spring. If the ocean beckons, we can instead drive through the national park to Jinshan and return to the capital via Fuji Fishing Harbour (for a lunch of ultra-fresh seafood), the beach called Baishawan (for a splash in the water) and the historic riverside town of Tamsui. One of the most visible and intriguing landmarks here is the castle-like Fort San Domingo. • Another outdoors option – and one that deserves an entire day – is the indigenous enclave of Wulai. Much loved by birdwatchers, hot-springs fans and hikers, Taipei residents are indeed lucky to have this gorgeous realm of forest and mountain on their doorstep. 

$579 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Food Tour in Taiwan (3-Day)

Enjoy a three-day food tour as you taste a variety of traditional Taiwanese snacks and meals in Taipei. From beef noodles to bubble milk tea, you'll explore signature dishes in local neighborhoods and see cultural landmarks around the city. Itinerary: Day 1 – Taipei CityAfter flying into Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, transferring to the capital, and resting up for a bit in your hotel, we’ll begin our gourmet expedition with an early-ish dinner that represents mainstream culinary traditions: Ultra-fresh ingredients braised, steamed or turned into soups; vegetables wok-fried with garlic; and delicious local fruit for dessert.After-dark Taipei is brim-full of distractions. Depending on your preferences, we can take you for a spot of shopping in glitzy Xinyi District, a wander through the far more traditional neighbourhood of Dihua Street, or a look at the gorgeous Baoan Temple. The evening will end with a look (and a sampling of traditional snacks) at one of Taipei’s night markets. Day 2 – Wulai Scenic DistrictTaipei is dominated by Taiwanese of Chinese descent, but just outside the capital there’s a gorgeously scenic district called Wulai. It’s popular with birdwatchers, hot-spring aficionados and hikers. Many of Wulai’s 6,000 residents are members of the Atayal ethnic group, one of the island’s 16 Austronesian indigenous tribes. For a quick introduction to Taiwan’s aboriginal people and their delicious food, we’ll drive you to some of Wulai’s most scenic corners before sitting down for a lunch that’ll include roasted meats and foraged vegetables.If you wish we can spend the entire day in Wulai. Alternatively, we can drive to one of the region’s fishing harbors for a seafood feast. As befits one of the world’s great fishing nations (Taiwan’s pelagic fishing fleet ranks no. 1 in the world for Pacific saury, no. 2 for tuna and no. 3 for squid), the Taiwanese have a tremendous appetite for seafood and love to eat at dockside restaurants. Day 3 – Taipei CityWhatever time your flight out, we’ll help you make the very most of your final day in Taiwan. If we’re driving you to the airport, there may be time for a lunch featuring Hakka cuisine. Many traditional dishes created by the Hakka people, who account for around one seventh of the island’s population, were regarded as oily and salty. However, in line with modern preferences for healthy fare, innovative Hakka chefs have updated their recipes, while retaining its characteristic pork and pickle flavours.