Pingxi, Jiufen Day Trip with Sky Lantern Release From Taipei

Cultural & Theme Tours in Taipei
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Tour description

Take a step back in time with a full day tour of Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi, three charming northern Taiwan towns renowned for their charm, history and culture. Jinguashi is famous for its gold mines, so naturally we'll be bringing you inside one on the tour (the gold is long gone, alas, but you're free to look). Jiufen is the inspiration for the Miyazaki classic Spirited Away, so expect to be similarly enchanted as we wander the narrow cobblestone streets. And Pingxi is where Taiwanese people go to send their wishes into the heavens, literally, with the help of lanterns. (We'll teach you how, so bring a few wishes along).Just a stone’s throw away from bustling Taipei, this tour will allow you to bask in the different old world atmospheres of three beautiful towns, take in astounding scenery and learn about Taiwan's cultural heritage.**Please note: This tour requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness**

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jinguashi 13 Ruins, Ruifang, New TaipeiLearn about the history of JinguashiDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Yinyang Sea, Ruifang, New TaipeiSee the unique “Yin-Yang Sea” of the Shuinandong AreaDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Shifen Old Street, Pingxi, New TaipeiCreate and release sky lanterns in Shifen, watching your wishes float skyward.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gold Waterfall, Ruifang, New TaipeiVisit the spectacular Golden WaterfallDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Ruifang, New TaipeiExploring Jiufen (lunch at guest's expense)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English guide
  • Lesson in sky lantern creation (1 lantern per 2 people)

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Small-group tour