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$129 Private & Custom Tours

1-Day Private Tour of Alishan Mountain in Taiwan

Enjoy a full one-day private tour exploring the majestic mountains of Alishan National Forest in Taiwan.Pickup from your hotel in Chiayi or Chiayi railway stations. Includes lunch, mineral water and insurance.Itinerary: • Taiwan’s premier mountain resort is more than 2,000 m above sea level and offers much more than striking views of the Central Mountain Range.  • Approached by a road that passes through prime tea-growing country, Alishan is a place where visitors can truly immerse themselves in nature. • Setting out from the lowlands, you’ll soon see how the foliage and forest changes as we gain elevation. At Shizhuo we’ll make a stop so you can see tea plantations up close before proceeding to the main attraction: Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, a sprawling nature reserve criss-crossed by user-friendly trails.  • Even people who don’t consider themselves hikers will find themselves drifting through sublime alpine woodlands.  • The fresh air and exercise will likely mean you’ll fall asleep in the vehicle long before we get you back to your hotel or transfer you to the transport hub of your choice.

$149 Private & Custom Tours

1-Day Chiayi Private Tour in Taiwan

Enjoy a full one-day private tour exploring the Taiwan's historic Lukang Township in Chiayi.Pickup from your hotel in Chiayi or Chiayi railway stations. Includes lunch, mineral water and insurance.Itinerary: • A medium-size city with a great deal of history and culture, Chiayi is an excellent introduction to Taiwan as it’s lived by the majority of Taiwanese people.  • The tour therefore commences with a look at the city god temple that has been central to local spiritual life since the late 1600s, and the bustling morning market that fills adjacent streets and alleyways.  • Chiayi thrived during the Japanese colonial period due to the logging carried out in the nearby mountains, and it’s no surprise that parts of the Former Chiayi Prison are made of wood from hills. The jail, which functioned until 1994, is now preserved as an intriguing museum of sorts. Mountain timber was also used to build what’s now called Hinoki Village.  • Originally a set of dormitories for forest-management officials and their families, the village is a lovely spot for a coffee or an ice cream.  • Half an hour’s drive from the city stands one of most important museum developments of recent decades. The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum has superb permanent displays on tea culture, Asian textiles and Buddhist Art, as well as world-class temporary exhibitions.  • The museum is very close to Chiayi High-Speed Railway Station; alternatively we can transfer you back to your hotel or another transport hub.

$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

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Combo Ticket of Southern and North Branch of the National Palace Museum

The Southern Branch of National Palace Museum is located in Taibao City of Chiayi County (approx. 25 mins by car from Chiayi downtown; approx. 2.5 hours by car from central Taipei). This combo ticket also allows you to visit another symbolic National Palace Museum located in Shilin, Taipei. Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum Southern Branch is located in the south part of Taiwan - Taibao City, Chiayi County (approx. 2.5 hours by car from central Taipei). The museum is also known for its modern architecture designed by Kris Yao. The concept of its design originated from the three brush strokes of Chinese painting - nongmo (thick ink), feibai (dry brush) and xuanran (ink wash). (North Branch) National Palace Museum in Taipei In 1925, the National Palace Museum was originally established as the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in China with collection of artwork and artifacts from the imperial collections. In August 1965, construction of the National Palace Museum located in Taipei was completed. The museum boasts a large collection that encompasses 8,000 years of Chinese history with nearly 700,000 pieces of permanent collection of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks inherited from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing courts. Approximately 3,000 pieces of the museum's collection can be viewed at the museum. The collection of National Palace Museum comes in different forms and materials including ceramics, metal work, carvings, painting and calligraphy. Some of the most popular pieces includes the Jadeite Cabbage and Meat-shaped Stone. Jadeite Cabbage is a piece of jadeite carved into the shape of a cabbage head, and with a large and a small grasshopper camouflaged in the leaves. The Meat-shaped Stone is a piece of jasper and its dyed and textured surface makes the layers of skin, lean meat, and fat materialized lifelike. While enjoying the artifacts and artworks collection at the National Palace Museum, don't forget to take a walk around the museum to appreciate the museum architecture and its beautiful garden.