Welcome to Taichung

Today the name Taichung (台中; Táizhōng) tends, among locals anyway, to conjure up visions of great weather. Taipei and Taichung may have similar average temperatures but Taichung is much drier, receiving around 1700mm of rain a year compared with Taipei’s 2170mm.

Taichung is a transport hub of western Taiwan and you are likely to stop over or even spend a night or two here, especially if you plan to head inland. The city centre has several attractions and it's a good base to make side trips to the outer area, which has a lot more to offer.

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$258 Day Trips & Excursions

Sun Moon Lake Cruise with Taipei Bullet Train Private Tour

Prepare for a scenic day tour to Sun Moon Lake, known throughout Taiwan for its enchanting beauty – no matter the season or time of day. Divided by a island, the alpine lake was named for the round and crescent shapes of its unique landscape where hills and mountains reflect in the crystalline water. Your private guide will meet you in your hotel lobby and transfer you by private car to the Taipei main train station. Board the high-speed rail bullet train, accompanied by your guide to Taichung -- about an hour away -- where you’ll disembark for a 39-mile (64-km) drive by private car to Sun Moon Lake. During the 1.5-hour ride, absorb the spectacular hilllside scenery as you listen to commentary about the region and its aboriginal inhabitants from your informative guide. Learn how Sun Moon Lake and its surrounding countryside were designated one of thirteen National Scenic Areas in Taiwan. Upon arrival, embark on a 1.5-hour private motorboat cruise on beautiful Sun Moon Lake, stopping at several cultural spots along the way. Relax and be mesmerized by the sparkling water of the gorgeous lake, nestled in the verdant countryside. Keep an eye out for an abundance of birdlife such as the little egret, common kingfisher, black-crowned night heron, crested serpent eagle and more!Visit the Ida Thao Village representing the Thao tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Learn about the Thao people, who settled in the Tannan, Dili and Shuanglong Villages in the Xinyi Township. After a stop at Hsuan-Kuang Temple, meet local aboriginal people at the Ida Thao Village. Dine on aboriginal-flavored dishes for lunch at Ma-Gai-Dan restaurant, and spend your afternoon enjoying a private guided tour of the nine-tiered Tse-En Pagoda – situated at the highest altitude in the Sun Moon Lake area – and Wenwu Temple, located on the lake’s north shore.In the early afternoon, your guide will take you by private car back to Taichung’s high speed rail train station for your return trip to Taipei. When you arrive in Taipei around 6pm, you will be transferred by private car to your hotel in Taipei.

$459 Day Trips & Excursions

Nantou Walking On Sky Ladder Day Tour from Taichung

You will be picked up at your hotel in Taichung City or Taichung Station (TRA or HSR) at 9am and proceed to Nantou for this exciting full-day tour.In order to make tourists easier to reach Taiji Canyon, Taiwanese government built a sky ladder suspension bridge, Zhushan Sky Ladder, on 2 precipices crossing a river. Zhushan Sky Ladder used to be one of the only 2 suspension bridges with ladder in the world. The length is 136 meters with 208 steps and the difference of height is around 20 meters.From the entrance to Taiji Canyon, you walk through bamboo forest, climb thousands stairs, crouch through hole in the rock, cross Earth God Temple, and you will reach Green Dragon Waterfall. The water from the waterfall flows across Taiji Canyon. There are many waterfalls on the giant rock along the canyon. One of these looks really like a human face, with eyebrows, nose, cheek, and even with tears. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Taichung City or Taichung Main Station.Attractions you will visit: Taiji Canyon Zhushan Sky Ladder Earth God Temple Green Dragon Waterfall Come to Nantou to get back to nature, and leave feeling rejuvenated!

$33 Walking & Biking Tours

Leisure Cycling Experience & Gaomei Wetlands Sunset & Fengjia Night Market

Enjoy a complimentary HSR Taichung Station pickup & Fengjia Night Market hotel pickup around at 1:00~1:30pm. Departing from your pickup point, you'll first head to Dongfeng Bicycle Greenway & Houfeng Bikeway to enjoy 2-hour scenic bike ride. It is a fantastic and safe route for a brief bike ride with family, kids and friends with a total length of 16 kilometers. This bikeway preserves old railway stations along the path to add up more fun and also is filled with natural landscapes, Hakka culture, and endless greenery. After exploring the bikeway, you’ll head toward Gaomei Wetlands that is a grassy and muddy tidal flat to catch the sea breeze and watch beautiful sunset and also can spots thousands of crabs, mud-skippers and rare birds.  After the completion of the tour, enjoy the worry-free transfer back to HSR Taichung Station or Fengjia Night Market or your hotels near Fengjia Night Market. You can try out great variety of street food here, like Chinese omelet, octopus ball, papaya milk, bubble milk tea...etc. Do not miss the best night market in Taiwan.

$430 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Sun Moon Lake and Alishan National Scenic Area Tour

In 3  days , Danis bus tour   will take you to Taiwan's most scenic places. We are going to visit Sun Moon lake ,    Chunghua Lukang Historic Area  and Alishan National Scenic Area . You can take sightseeing boat to see the Sun Moon lake and take a Alishan mountain train to have fun in Alishan .  Itinerary  :   Day 1   Taipei - Sun Moon lake - Taichung  Pick up customers from their hotel in Taipei city around 8:00-9:00 am . Driving 2.5 hours to Sun Moon Lake  . Taking sightseeing boat in Sun moon lake . Arrive at hotel in Taichung around   4-5:00 pm . Hotel: FUSHIN HOTEL Taichung or Taichung Maison de Chine or Taichung Inhouse hotel. Day 2  Taichung - Lukang - Chiayi (B )  After pick up from hotel around 8:30 am  ,  we are going  to Lukang Historic Area and  Bagua Mountain Dafo Scenic Area.    Then have lunch (own expense) in  Bagua Mountain Dafo Scenic Area.. Driving 1 hour to Chiayi city .We are arriving hotel around 4:00-5:00 pm .  Hotel: Tsun Huang Hotel or Hotel Royal Chiayi or other similar hotel if the Tsun Huang Hotel or Hotel Royal Chiayi  are fully booked .  Day 3  Chiayi - Alishan Scenic area  - Taipei  ( B)After having breakfast in hotel , we are going to Aslishan around 8:00 am .Driving 2 hours to  Alishan National Scenic Area . Visiting tour  attractions in Alishan such as  Three of Generation of wood ,  Sisters Lakes . And  experience Alishan train . Leaving Alishan around 2:00 pm -2:30 pm then our tour guide drives    4-5 hours to Taipei city .   

$1992 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Taiwan 5 Stars Hotel Excursion

Sat. Pick up from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Hotel.Taste Taiwan exotic desert in night market by own self, and shop around in department store. Sun. Pick up from Hotel about 3.5 hours’ drive and it takes 2 hours to Visit Sun Moon Lake(Wen Wu Temple, Ita Thao , Holy Monk Shrine) Sightseeing by Boat  30 mins~ Puli Town(Puli Brewery)Stay overnight in Taichung. Mon. Pick up from Hotel about 3.5 hours’ drive to YUYUPAS Tribe and spend 1 hour in  YUYUPAS Tribe. Stay in Alishan National Park ( Three Generations  woods~ Sisters Lakes… about 2 hours  )  and  drive from Chaiyi to Hotel about 2.5 hours. Tue. Pick up from Hotel & Visit Hinoki Museum (60mins)  driving 2 hours from Kaohsiung to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center (60 mins), Love River (20 mins), Liu Ho Night Market (60 mins), Stay overnight in Kaohsiung. Wed. Pick up from Hotel about 2 hours’ drive and visit Kenting National Park (60 mins) Eluanbi Lighthouse (30 mins) and spend 3 hours driving from Taitung to Hotel. Thur. Drive our clients from Hotel to Water Running Up Prodigy, Stay in Water Running Up Prodigy (30mins),East Coast National Scenic Area(pass by), Sansiantai (60mins) ~Caves of the Eight Immortals(60mins) and drive to Hotel. Fri. Pick up from Hotel and visit Taroko Gorge National Park(Eternal Spring Shrine(15mins), Swallow Grotto(30mins), Tunnel of Nine Turns(30mins), Marble Bridge(Pass by), Tiansiang Lodge(Pass by), Marble Exhibition Center(30mins), drive through Suao Hualien highway and back to Taipei Hotel about 4 hours’ drive. Sat. Pick up from Hotel to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

$793 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Taiwanese Island Excursion (Sun Moon Lake and Southeastern Taiwan)

Soak up Taiwan’s beautiful scenery on this 6 days excursion!Day 1: Taipei - Sun Moon Lake - Taichung Pick up from your hotel in Taipei city in a comfortable coach, and drive 2.5 hours to Sun Moon Lake (Wen Wu Temple, Ita Thao and boat sightseeing). Have lunch (at your own expense), then check-in at the 5-star hotel around 5pm. Day 2: Taichung - Lukang -Kaohsiung (B)Leave from your hotel around 9am. Visit the Lukang Historic Area in a comfortable coach. After having lunch (at your own expense), you will head to Kaohsiung city by coach or train.  Your local guide will lead you to check in around 5pm.Stay at Kaohsiung HOTEL KINGDOM or Holiday Garden Hotel or Kaohsiung Just Sleep HotelDay 3: Kaohsiung -Kenting (B) Leave from your hotel at 9am and head to Kenting National Park in a cozy coach. It will take 2 hours to arrive at Maopitou and Eluanbi Lighthouse and have lunch (at your own expense). Afterward, you will return to Kaohsiung at the hotel around 5:30pm. Stay at Kaohsiung HOTEL KINGDOM or Holiday Garden Hotel or Kaohsiung Just Sleep HotelDay 4: Kaohsiung - Hualien (B)Leave your hotel at 7am to visit the British Consulate and Sizih Bay by coach, then leave Kaohsiung by train at 11:18am and have lunch (at your own expense). The train arrives at Hualien station at 4:55pm. The hotel driver will send customers to the hotel for check-in.  Stay at Hualien Hoya Resort Hotel or Park City Hotel Hualien or Just Sleep HualienDay 5: Hualien - East Coast National Scenic Area (B) Be picked up at the hotel by your local tour guide at 9am. Your first stop will be at the East Coast National Scenic Area, then you'll visit the Pachi Scenic Lookout, and proceed to the Caves of the Eight Immortals to enjoy its unique landscape. Then, stop by the Stone Umbrella, which are sea rock pillars in the shape of an umbrella. Later on, you will visit the famous Sansiantai. The story behind it involves three Gods who stopped by this area, and when they left, they left three pairs of footprints that you can see on the rock. Day 6: Hualien - Taipei (B, L) Leave your hotel at 9:10am to start to explore the Taroko Gorge National Park and Swallow Grotto - Marble Bridge-Marble Exhibition Center-.  by bus. Your lunch will be provided on this day. Finish your tour by 4pm and return to Taipei by train to arrive by 7:21pm. Your driver will pick you up to return to the hotel in Taipei City to conclude your excursion.Please note: if your hotel is not in Taipei City, pick-up and drop-off cannot be provided.