Enjoy a six-day tour exploring the natural beauty of Taiwan, including Sun Moon Lake and Alishan National Park.
Itinerary:Day 1 - Taipei - Hsinchu - Sun Moon Lake • Morning 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 Resort Day 2 - Sun Moon Lake • Begin 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 Resort Day 3 - Sun Moon Lake - Alishan • The 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 House Day 4 - Alishan National Park - Tainan • Optional 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 Hotel Day 5 - Tainan Heritage Tour • Tainan 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 Taipei • Walking 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.