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$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taipei Tea and Sightseeing Tour with Bagua Tea Plantation

After you’re picked up from your Taipei hotel in the morning, relax on the 1-hour drive by comfortable minivan to the mountains of Maokong where you’ll be swept away on a 25-minute gondola ride to enjoy your spectacular surroundings. Next, stop by the Tea Museum to Gain a deeper understanding of authentic Taiwanese tea. Following by driving to the Bagua Tea Plantation, northern Taiwan’s largest tea plantation. En route, stop at a viewpoint for incredible photo ops of Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake), tucked in a fertile valley in the upper reaches of the Jade reservoir.Keep your camera out for more sweeping shots when you reach Bagua, one of the most photographed tea plantations in Taiwan. Rolling hills and forested mountains set the scene to try the local tea (own expense). Afterwards, head to Shihting Old Street to explore its many options for lunch (own expense). Over the course of two hours, stroll among early-20th-century arcades as your guide offers recommendations on the snacks and specialty dishes that you can buy. Finishing your tour by returned to your Taipei hotel by minivan.

$60 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Taipei Night Tour: Tea Cuisine and Culture Discovery in Maokong

Your private tour guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in the evening and start your interesting night tour in MaoKong (located in Wenshan District of Taipei). The area used to be the biggest tea growing area of Taipei. There are many intertwining footpaths which have been used to transport tea. Now, it is a popular place for tea culture and viewing the night scenery of Taipei City.Upon arrival to Maokong by Gondola, you will have a unique dinner dining experience at a cabin with stylish and innovative interior design. The dining area offers you a great environment to enjoy the beauty of nature since it's right by the hillside of MaoKong mountain and face towards Taipei basin. You will find the dishes here are very special as they are seasoned with Maokong’s famous Tieguanyin (a variety of Oolong tea) and WenShan tea (a local tea from Taipei county). After dinner, you will have tea tasting session, and your guide will share with you about the tea culture here. Then, leave with the tea aroma to famous Elephant Mountain Trails around 9:00pm, and take a walk at the trails and reach the best viewpoints close to Taipei 101. After your fantastic night tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Taipei city.

$65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Maokong & Shenkeng Old Street Day Tour

Itinerary09:00 Pick up from your accommodationMaokong GondolaTianen TempleLittle Sky TrailLunch on own(Recommendation)- YaoYue TeahouseTaipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and BaozhongZhinan TempleSmell the sticky tofu at Shenkeng Old StreetBuy the famous Taiwanese dessert-pineapple cakes!17:00 Drop off at your accommodationYou can experience tea(pay on own) and hiking trail trip in Maokong, which is a perfect place for tourists to get in touch with the great outdoors. There are also many teahouses and tea plantations here. Sitting in the mountain and enjoying the tea are definitely a great day off for you and your family. Maokong takes its name from the similarity of shape of the claws of cats, and this unique name is still used today.Experience multi-faith temple-Tianen Temple and Zhinan TempleExplore beautiful landscape at a viewing platform with near-270-degree viewTake Maokong Gondola and enjoy the sceneryTaste sticky tofu at Shenkeng Old Street Maokong has its own rural nature of beauty.