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Tainan is best visited in winter: it’s warm (in the high 20s) and dry, but there are few tourists. Traditional festival days are, of course, a great time to come, as are the local birthdays of temple gods.


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$149 Private & Custom Tours

1-Day Tainan City Private Tour of Taiwan

Enjoy a  full one-day private tour exploring the ancient capital city of Tainan, Taiwan. Pickup from your hotel in Tainan or Kaohsiung, Tainan railway stations or Tainan airport. Includes lunch, mineral water and insurance. Itinerary: Tainan is where Han Chinese culture in Taiwan began, and a good part of the day will be spent in Anping, the oldest part of the city.  The main attraction in this seaside community is Fort Zeelandia, a stronghold built by the Dutch East India Company in the the early 1630s. It’s perhaps the best place to learn about the Netherlands’ brief but historically critical occupation of the Tainan area.  Nearby stands Anping Tree House, a 19th-century warehouse invaded by huge banyan trees and dubbed ‘Tainan’s Angkor Wat’. Next up we’ll show you around central Tainan, where the density of historical curiosities is stupendous. Within Taiwan, Tainan is regarded as a foodie’s paradise, and our lunch will include some of the city’s most famous dishes.  Then we’ll head to the Confucius Temple, an austerely beautiful academy-cum-house of worship. It and several other places of interest are open until late in the evening, and especially atmospheric after dark, so extending the tour until quite late in the evening is possible if arranged in advance.  A craft beer on atmospheric Shennong Street or a coffee in the garden of Chihkan Tower (the other fort built by the Dutch in the 17th century) are delightful ways to end the excursion before transferring to your hotel or the transport hub of your choice. 

$1400 Private & Custom Tours

Taiwan Mountain and Lake Tour (6-Day Private Tour)

Itinerary:Day 1 - Taipei - Hsinchu - Sun Moon LakeMorning pickup at your hotel and stop at a local tea farm to experience some Hakka culture and tea.Visit a quaint local village in the hills and depart for Puli. Vsit the paper factory to learn how paper is made.Dinner at Jindu restaurant, made with fresh mountain vegetables.Overnight at Einhan ResortDay 2 - Sun Moon LakeBegin with a morning lake cruise. Back on dry land, we’ll head up to Cien Pagoda for an incredible view.After lunch, we’ll bring you to a restored Japanese-era tea plantation which is as educational as it is scenic.Take the afternoon to explore around the lake. In the evening, you can walk the night market like streets of Ita Tha and sample local snacks.Overnight at Einhan ResortDay 3 - Sun Moon Lake - AlishanThe drive to Alishan is a mountainous beauty, offering views of the highest peaks in Taiwan.We will arrive in time for a late lunch. You can then check in and freshen up before taking an afternoon hike in this ancient and pristine forest sitting on top of the world.Dinner at the hotel.Overnight at Alishan HouseDay 4 -  Alishan National Park - TainanOptional wakeup at 4am to see the spectacular sunrise over the mountains.Visit an old Japanese lumber train and explore stunning tea gardens surrounding. There are many hiking trails in this area.After lunch and a hike, we will continue the adventure to Tainan - the ancient capital of Taiwan.Overnight at Tainan Royal HotelDay 5 - Tainan Heritage TourTainan is famous for its temples and its food. After breakfast, we will start with the oldest area of Tainan, An Ping.Explore Fort Zeelandia, the stronghold built by the Dutch East India Company in the early 1630s.For people who love to wander through narrow side-streets and characterful neighborhoods, An Ping has a lot to offer.Visit the Confucius Temple and several other places of interest in the old heart of Tainan.Overnight at Tainan Royal Hotel:Day 6 - Tainan to TaipeiWalking or cycling tour of Tainan in the morning. We can go to food markets, parks and coffee houses to see how people in Tainan spent their time. Tainan is a very slow-paced city and you get a lot of value from just walking around and soaking up the local culture. After checking out from the hotel in the afternoon you will make your way back up to Taipei via the impressive High-Speed Rail.You can also go on the High-Speed Rail directly to the airport if you prefer.

$931 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Around Taiwan in 8 days

Day1. Taipei free and easy Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3-Star Check Inn or equivalent Day2. 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 equivalent Day6. 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 equivalent Day7. 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 equivalent Day8. Taipei free and easy

$771 Private & Custom Tours

8-days Self Drive in Taiwan

Day 1. Airport to Taipei City Airport pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Taipei City.Pick up your car (led by local rental car service) Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3-Star Check Inn or equivalent Day 2. Taipei to Hualien Suggested Itinerary: Drive along the picturesque Qingshui Cliff, the largest coastal cliff in TaiwanExplore the breathtaking, world-renowned Taroko National ParkEnjoy its spectacular mountains, marble canyons, gorges, rapid rivers, and stunning waterfalls Accommodations: TripAdivosr 3.5-Star Day Plus Hualien (or equivalent) Day3. Hualien to Taitung Suggested Itinerary: Breakfast at hotelDrive on the scenic Highway 9 through the bucolic East Rift ValleyVisit the Tropic of Cancer MarkerCycle on beautiful roads and bike paths passing through rice paddies and flower filled fields. Accommodation:  TripAdivosr 3-Star TCE Resort or equivalent   Day4. Taitung to Tainan Suggested Itinerary: Breakfast at hotelDrive across Taiwan’s southern banana belt regionReach Kaohsiung and explore the spacious grounds and the great Buddha of Taiwan’s largest Buddhist monasteryArrive in Tainan, Taiwan’s oldest city and spiritual heart Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3-Star Jia-Jia-at West Market Hotel or equivalent     Day5. Tainan to Chiayi Suggested Itinerary: Breakfast at hotelCultural exploration of Tainan including ancient temples, neighborhoods and fortresses.Healing soak at the geothermal Guanziling Mud Springs of TainanDrive from Tainan to Chiayi Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3.5-Star Hotel Day Plus Chiayi or equivalent Day6. Chiayi to Taichung Suggested Itinerary: Breakfast at hotelVisit the old town of Lugang, famous for its temples, culture and historical sitesDiscover the old folks and snacks in Lugang old street and traditional arts in Lugang Osmanthus Alley Artist VillageCreate your own traditional dough figurine Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3.5-Star Hotel Day Plus Taichung or equivalent Day7. Taichung to Taipei Suggested Itinerary: Breakfast at hotelEnjoy the majestic scenery of Sun Moon Lake and go on a scenic shuttle boat tourExploration and tea tour at the Maolanshan Tea PlantationShopping at Taipei 101 shopping mall Accommodation: TripAdivosr 3-Star Check Inn or equivalent Day8. Taipei to the Airport Return the car and get dropped off at the TPE Airport

$400 Cultural & Theme Tours

Girlfriends Getaway 2 Days 1 Night Tainan Cultural Experience Tour with One Night at Design Hotel

Day 1: Taipei – Tainan This morning, you will embark on High Speed Rail (HSR) to Tainan by yourself. While your arrival, your Tainan tour guide and driver will greet and meet with you at Tainan HSR station. After two hours ride to Tainan, you will start with some traditional Tainan delicacies on your own expense. Next, you are going to make your own embroidered shoes following the instruction of the expert. You can choose your favorite fabric and tailor it into a pair of your one of kind Chinese traditional style shoes.  Before wrapping up the tour, you will have a short tour in Chenghsin district and also try out more local food in night market. Notes: Embroidered shoes requires three working days. The final product will ship back to your hometown.   Day 2: Tainan– Taipei This morning, you will join a cooking class and learn how to cook local cuisine. In the afternoon, you will have a 3 hours walking tour to explore the West Market District. You will discover local religion and find out how did the famous market turns into its decline. Then, you can try out some Chinese herb tea with unique cuisine that you can only find there on own expense. When you finish your Tainan afternoon walking tour, your chartered car will transfer you to Tainan HSR station. Then, you will take HSR back to Taipei by yourself. Tour ends when you arrive at Taipei and own arrangement afterwards.

$2599 Classic

Taiwan Discovery

Ample appetites and eager explorers come together on this 10-day tour through Taiwan. Just off Asia's typical tourist trail, Taiwan's vibrant culture shows through its bustling metropolises, awe-inspiring natural landscapes, and of course, those mouthwatering night markets. Embark on these unique experiences alongside newfound friends that have equally ambitious plans to see and do it all.