Welcome to Alishan National Scenic Area

From a starting altitude of 300m in the west at Chukou, the 327-sq-km scenic area quickly rises to heights of more than 2600m. The great diversity of climate, soils and landscapes allows for the growing of everything from wasabi and plums to high-mountain oolong tea.

Tourists have been finding their way to this region since the early days of the Japanese period. They come for the local specialities, the natural and human-designed landscapes and, more recently, the legacy of the colonial period, which includes a very rare narrow-gauge forest train.

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$431.25 Day Trips & Excursions

3-Day Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Puli, and Alishan from Taipei

On this 3-day tour of Taiwan’s beautiful countryside, discover not only the region’s elaborate man-made attractions, but also its natural beauty. You’ll take home a memorable experience of Taiwan on a trip that combines a relaxing bus tour and a fascinating exploration of the area’s best sites on foot.Drive through the picturesque Sun Moon Lake area and walk through the well-preserved Alishan National Scenic Area with your guide. Visit the Southern branch of National Palace Museum.Please see Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule.

$423 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Sun Moon Lake and Alishan National Scenic Area Tour

Itinerary Day 1   Taipei - Sun Moon lake - Taichung You will be picked up from your hotel in Taipei City, and Drive 2.5 hours to Sun Moon Lake. Next, you will take sightseeing boat in Sun Moon Lake.  Hotel: FUSHIN HOTEL Taichung or Taichung Maison de Chine or Taichung Inhouse hotel. Day 2  Taichung - Lukang - Chiayi   After be picking up from hotel, you will bound for Lukang Historic Area and Bagua Mountain Dafo Scenic Area. Then, having lunch (own expense) in Bagua Mountain Dafo Scenic Area. Driving 1 hour to Chiayi City, and arrive at the hotel around 4:00-5:00 PM.  Hotel: South Urban Hotel or Hotel Royal Chiayi or other similar hotel if the South Urban Hotel or Hotel Royal Chiayi are fully booked.  Day 3  Chiayi - Alishan Scenic area  - Taipei  After having breakfast in hotel, you will visit Aslishan. Driving 2 hours to Alishan National Scenic Area. You can visit tour attractions, such as  Three of Generation of wood, and Sisters Lakes. Also, have an experience in Alishan train. Finally, you will leave Alishan around 2:00-2:30 PM then our tour guide will drive 4-5 hours back to Taipei City .   

$70.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taichung Day Tour

Our licensed drivers have extensive experience in guiding tours in Taichung and they can share with you the local secrets that Taichung has to offer. Our licensed drivers speak English (subject to availability) and/or Mandarin, however, our Mandarin drivers will be able to communicate effectively in other languages via a voice translation app. Clients' Favourite Routes: • Route A (8 hrs): Taichung, Miyahara, Shen Ji New Village, National Taichung Theater, Rainbow Village, Taichung or Fengjia Night Market • Route B (8 hrs): Taichung, Xinshe (Lavender Cottage / Xinshe Castle), Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way, Zhong She Guanguang Flower Market, Gaomei Wetlands, Taichung or Fengjia Night Market  • Route C (10 hrs): Taichung, Rainbow Village, Miyahara, Changhua Ba-wan, Changhua Roundhouse (closed Mondays), Lukang Old Street, Gaomei Wetlands, Taihung or Fengjia Nightmarket • Route D (10 hrs): Taichung, Rainbow Village, Cingjing Farm, Sun Moon Lake, Gaomei Wetlands, Taichung or Fengjia Night Market • Route E (10 hrs): Taichung, Xitou Monster Village, Sun Moon Lake, Gaomei Wetlands, Taichung • Route F (10 hrs): Taichung, Fenqihu Old Street, Alishan National Scenic Area, Taichung or Chiayi • Customise your own route  The remaining tour fees are to be paid directly to the driver: • NTD 3,600 for up to 6 travellers on 8 hours tour • NTD 4,500 for up to 6 travellers on 10 hours tour

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