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 WaterfallCome to Nantou to get back to nature, and leave feeling rejuvenated!

$33 Tours & Sightseeing

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.

$676 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Taiwan 6-Day Tour with Sun Moon Lake, Taitung, Taroko, Kenting

Day 1: Taipei - Sun Moon Lake - Taichung      Pick up from your hotel in Taipei city by a comfortable coach, and drive 2.5 hours to Sun Moon Lake (Wen Wu Temple, Ita Thao and boat sightseeing.) After having lunch (on own), you will check in to the 5 star hotel at around 5:00 PM. The hotel will be The Splendor Hotel or Tempus Hotel Taichung or other 5 star hotel in Taicung City .  Day 2: Taichung - Alishan - Chaiyi   Leave from your hotel around 8 AM. You will go to YUYUPAS TRIBE and  Alishan National Park by a comfortable coach. You will see natural landscape and experience Alishan train. After having lunch (on own), you will head to Chiayi City by coach at around 2:30 PM. Your local guide will take you to check in at around 5 PM. You will stay at Nice Prince Hotel or other 5 star hotel.  Day 3 Chaiyi - Kaohsiung    Leave your hotel at 7 AM to visit HINOIKI Museum and go to Kaohsiung Spring & Autumn Pavilions (A local Taiwanese temple), Fo Guang Shan (A famous budda temple). Then, you will visit Love River in the afternoon. The hotel will be Han Hsien International Hotel Kaohsiung or other 5 star hotel .  Day  4   Kaohsiung - Kenting  Leave from your hotel at 9 AM and head to Kenting National Park by 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 Han –Hsien International Hotel or other 5 stars hotel .  Day 5 Kaohsiung  - East Coast National Scenic Area  You will be picked up at the hotel by your local tour guide at 8 AM. Our driver will drive 2 hours to Taitung. Your first stop will be at the East Coast National Scenic Area, then you will visit the Pachi Scenic Lookout, and proceed to the Caves of the Eight Immortals to enjoy its unique landscape. In addition, you will 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. You will stay at Taitung Chihpen Century Hotel or other 5 star hotel. Day 6  Taitung - Hualien  Leave your hotel at 8 AM to start to explore the Taroko Gorge National Park ((Eternal Spring Shrine~ Swallow Grotto~Marble Bridge ) ~  Stone Sculpture Park  ~ Chi Sing Tan ~  Next, you will return to Taipei City by a comfortable coach.

$423 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Taiwan 3 Days Sun Moon Lake & Cingjing Farm Tour (3 person minimum )

Itinerary Day 1   Taipei - Sun Moon lake 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: Sun Moon Lake EINHAN RESORT  or Sun Moon Lake LEALEA GARDEN HOTELS   or other similar hotel if the  hotels are fully booked.  Day 2  Taichung - Chingjin  Farm ~ Taichung After be picking up from hotel, you will bound for Chingjing Farm  Scenic Area. ( Small Swiss Garden and  Evergreen Grasslands )  ~ Puli  Chung Tai Chan Monastery ~ Fengchia Nightmarket~ arrive at the hotel around 4:00-5:00 PM.  Hotel: FUSHIN HOTEL Taichung or Taichung Maison de Chine or Taichung Inhouse hotel  or other similar hotel if the  hotels are fully booked.  Day 3  Taichung   - Taipei  After having breakfast in hotel, you will visit  MIYAHARA (a special shop selling drinks and cakes which is rebuilt by a historic building ) ~ Pearl milk tea shop ( drink meal tea and paid by your own) ~ Rainbow military community ~  Tunghai University ,Gaomei Wetland ,then  driving 2.5 hours to  Taipei city . Arriving Taipei city before 6:00 pm.

$1992 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Taiwan 5 Stars Hotel Excursion

Sat. You will be picked up from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to your hotel. You can taste Taiwanese exotic desert at night market on your own, and shop around in the department store. Sun. After being picked up from hotel, it will be about 3.5 hours drive and take 2 hours to isit Sun Moon Lake (Wen Wu Temple, Ita Thao, Holy Monk Shrine). Also, you will sightsee by boat for 30 mins, and go to Puli Town (Puli Brewery.) You will stay overnight in Taichung. Mon. You will be picked up from your hotel, and it will be about 3.5 hours drive to YUYUPAS Tribe and spend 1 hour in YUYUPAS Tribe. Tonight, you will stay in Alishan National Park (Visit Three Generations woods ~ Sisters Lakes… for about 2 hours) In addition, our driver will drive you from Chaiyi to your hotel for about 2.5 hours. Tue. After being picked up from hotel, you will arrive at Hinoki Museum. Then, you will be taken to Kaohsiung to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center, Love River, and Liu Ho Night Market. And, you will stay overnight in Kaohsiung. Wed. You will visit Kenting National Park, Eluanbi Lighthouse, and spend 3 hour driving from Taitung to hotel.Thur. You will see The Water Running Up Prodigy, pass by East Coast National Scenic Area, Sansiantai, Caves of the Eight Immortals, and drive to the hotel.Fri. You will arrvie at Taroko Gorge National Park (Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns, pass by Marble Bridge, Pass by Tiansiang Lodge, and Marble Exhibition Center). Our driver will drive through Suao Hualien Highway and back to Taipei Hotel for about 4 hours.Sat. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.