4-Day Tour of Central and Southern Taiwan from Taipei Including Kaohsiung and Sun Moon Lake

4-Day Tour of Central and Southern Taiwan from Taipei Including Kaohsiung and Sun Moon Lake

Explore central and southern Taiwan and discover the beautiful countryside scenery on this 4-day tour from Taipei. Sit comfortably aboard an air-conditioned coach and hear interesting anecdotes and enlightening commentary about the sites, culture and local life in Taiwan. Step off the bus with your guide to walk around the region’s highlights and hidden wonders including the town of Puli, picturesque Sun Moon Lake, the scenic lighthouses of Kenting National Park, Kaohsiung’s impressive temples and pavilions and the historic town of Lukang.

Itinerary

Day 1: Taipei - Puli - Sun Moon Lake

Stop At: Sun Moon Lake, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, 555 Taiwan
This morning you will depart from central Taipei and head for the heart of the island, Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area.

Before reaching Sun Moon Lake, you will stop by Puli for a lunch break, where excellent quality drinking water is well-known, and that creates a prosperous wine making business. Enjoy a short tour in Puli Winery, and do not miss the chance to try a Taiwanese sausage flavored with Shaoxing Wine!

Sun Moon Lake is the biggest freshwater lake in the island. Divided by Lalu Island, the lake got its name from the unique terrains that look like sun on one side and crescent moon on the other side. The area around the lake is also the home to the Thao people, a group of Taiwanese aborigines.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Yidashao Pier, Yidashao, Riyue Vil., Yuchi Township Taiwan
Yidashao(Ita Thao), was named Te Hua village after the restoration of Taiwan. It has become the most populous area around the Sun Moon Lake. There are stores, restaurants, and hotels in the village. Also the thao people establishes the "Thao Cultural Village" for tourists to appreciate the traditional culture, songs, and dancing of the Thao Tribe.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ci'en Pagoda, Yuchi Township, 555 Taiwan
Ci-en Pagoda was built by Chiang Kai-Shek in memory of his mother in 1971. The Ci-en Pagoda is 46 meters in height and has become the famous landmark of Sun Moon Lake. Surrounding the tower are beautiful plants and trees and there are stone tables and chairs for visitors to take a rest.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Xuanzhuang Temple, No.389 Zhongzheng Road, Riyue Village, Yuchi Township Taiwan
Monk Xuanzang was the Holy Monk in the Tang dynasty. In 1965, the Monk Xuanzang's remains were moved to the Xuanzang Temple after the temple was rebuilt. There is a bell in front of the main gate,called "wake up bell." If you prefer quiet atmosphere, Xuanzang temple is the best places for you.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wenwu Temple, No.63, Jhongshan Rd. Yuchih Township, Nantou City Taiwan
Wenwu Temple is located at the shoulder of mountain where is on the north of Sun Moon Lake. It was built in 1938.The temple is two (Longfeng Temple and Ihuatang) in one. It was rebuilt in 1969. Its gate is face to the north. People pray the Civil Saint of Confucius, the Military Saint of Guangong, and the Established God of two temples in the temple.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Xiangshan Visitor Center, No.599, Jhongshan Rd., Yuchih Township Taiwan
The Xiangshang Visitor Center is both for tourism and administration use. The uniquely designed building has wood-patterned exteriors and wings that stretch like human arms embracing the earth. In addition, the two giant canopy structures, 34 meters long and 8 meters tall each, allow people to enjoy beautiful views of the Sun Moon Lake from the top.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Sun Moon Lake Hotel - Mountain View Room(4-star), Sun Moon Lake or equivalent

Day 2: Sun Moon Lake – Lukang – Kaohsiung

Stop At: Lukang, Lane 42, 505 Taiwan
After breakfast you will depart for Lukang, a historic old town that is famed for the well-preserved cultural and historical heritages.

Lukang, literally means “Deer Harbor” was once a bustling port during the 17-18th century, the import/export business also made the most rich and powerful people in Taiwan. Stroll through the town with red brick walls and floors: the Nine Turns Alley, the Urn Wall, the Half-Sided Well, Longshan Temple and many more, you will find each of them has a story to tell.

Lukang is also well-known for its street foods and traditional Taiwanese desserts, where you can fulfill your appetite and stock up on some gifts to bring a little taste of this charming old town back home and share with your friends and family!

After lunch, you will take the train/ bus back to Kaohsiung and arrive in the hotel later this afternoon.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lugang Longshan Temple, Longshan Street,Lugang Township Taiwan
Longshan Temple in Lukang was originally a small temple in Lukang. Later it was remodeled by local residents to be the current larger scale. The temple was beautifully designed. It is seated facing the west with the back to the east. The layout is square. The main building consists of four strata and three gardens. The format and design are inspired by Longshan Temple in Quanzhou (Chuanchow) of Taiwan.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Lugang Old Street, Lugang Street Taiwan
Lukang Old Street includes Yaolin Street and Putou Street. The historic site is perhaps the only place in Taiwan which best preserves the architecture stemming from as early as the Qing Dynasty. Previously a prosperous business center in the Qing Dynasty, the town’s streets feature buildings with a shop front and a back door facing the river for loading goods. Today, these traditional architectural pieces with brick walls, tiled roof as well as wooden door and windows are listed as a historic site. In addition to the main street, the winding brick streets and the narrow Osmanthus Lane are another area which had been filled with shops and households since early times. Now the area is occupied by folk art shops, nostalgic stores, teahouses, bookstores and painting stores, restaurants, local food vendors, and pastry stores, which are always packed with tourists on holidays. Walking on the streets, you will feel like being a part of a Qing drama.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tianhou Temple, No.430 Zhongshan Road Taiwan
Lukang Tianhou Temple is the one of the three major historic sites in Lukang. It lies on Zhongshan Road, Lukang. In the Ching Dynasty, General Shi Lang built the first temple of Goddess of Sea in Taiwan. The statue in the alter was imported from Meizhou, China. There are over 1 million worshipers coming here every year. With the smoke of the incense, the statues face has turned black, so the Goddess is also called black-faced Goddess.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Chateau de Chine(4-star), Kaohsiung or equivalent

Day 3: Kaohsiung – Kenting – Kaohsiung

Stop At: Kenting National Park, No.596, Kenting Rd., Henchun Township Taiwan
After breakfast, you will head for the south of the border – Kenting, also a paradise for surfers and divers

Kenting National Park is Taiwan’s first national park, and well-known for its coastal geographical features and marine biodiversity due to crustal deformation and tropical climate. Today you will visit the most popular hotspots in the park.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Maobitou Park, No. 100, Xiaquan Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan 946
Maopitou (literally meaning cat’s nose), is a unique natural rock formation. From distance, it looks just like a giant crouching cat.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eluanbi Park, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan 946
Eluanpi Lighthouse was built during the Qing Dynasty. It was listed as one of the Eight Views of Taiwan during the period under Japanese rule.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Longpan Park, Jia'e Highway, Hengchun Township Taiwan
Longpan Park is a coral limestone tableland eroded by rainwater. It keeps the original features of the landscape with wide grassland and faces the Pacific Ocean.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hengchun Old Town, Zhongshan Rd., Henchun Township Taiwan
After that you will stop by Hengchun Town (Hengchun Old Town) on the way back to Kaohsiung. This old town is known for its well-preserved city walls that surround the city for over a hundred years, also preserved as a national historic monument.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Chateau de Chine(4-star), Kaohsiung or equivalent

Day 4: Kaohsiung - Taipei

Stop At: Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung
After breakfast, this morning you will take a city tour and visit the classic tourist attractions in Kaohsiung: The British Consulate at Takow Cultural Park, Lianchi Lake, Chengqing Lake, Spring and Autumn Pavilions, Dragon and Tiger Pagodas.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The British Consulate At Takao, No. 20 LianHai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung Taiwan
The British Consulate at Takow Cultural Park (Former British Consulate at Takao) was built in 1879 as an administrative office for consular and trade affairs. The residence is situated on the hill overlooking Takao Harbor (now Port of Kaohsiung), where as the office is under the hill and connected by a trail. It is also a famous sunset spot among the local people.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Chengcing Lake, Dabei Rd., Niaosong Dist., Kaohsiung Taiwan
Chengqing Lake is artificial lake as a water source to supply the city’s water demand. It has been a popular tourist attraction since 1960s due to its tranquil atmosphere and unique history.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, Lientan Rd., Zouyin Dist., Kaohsiung Taiwan
Lanchi Lake (Lotus Lake) is the iconic attraction in Kaohsiung. From the north edge to the south edge, famous attractions like Confucius Temple, Spring and Autumn Pavilions and Dragon, and Tiger Pagodas are situated around the lake.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Spring and Autumn Pavilion, Lianchitan, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung Taiwan
Spring and Autumn Pavilions are two pavilion built in the 1950s dedicated to Kuan Kung, the God of War. In front of the pavilions is a statue of Guanyin riding a dragon, as to depict the vision of the Goddess of Mercy.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dragon Tiger Tower, Liantan Rd 9, Kaohsiung Taiwan
Dragon and Tiger Pagodas are the most famous and classic spot in Kaohsiung. The dragon's throat is the entrance and the tiger's mouth is the exit, which symbolizes turning bad luck to good fortune.

After lunch, you will take the train/ bus back to Taipei and arrive the hotel in the evening.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended"
"Standard hotel rooms in Taiwan contain either two single/twin beds or a double bed fit for two people. Twin-Share Accommodation is for two people per standard room (traveling parties are booked in the same room); Private Accommodation is for one person in a standard room."
"For traveling parties with an odd number of individuals, either three people will be placed in a triple (three twin/single beds) or one person will be placed in a twin-share with another traveler or in private single room (at an additional cost), depending on availability"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Free masks are only available for those guests who do not have their own."



Hora de Inicio: 8:00 AM
Duración: 4 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels in Taipei City Center. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. Exact pick-up time will be provided by local operator upon confirmation.


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Incluye

  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional tour guide
  • Admission fee and entrance ticket included in the itinerary
  • 3-night hotel accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Maobitou Park
  • Entry/Admission - Eluanbi Park
  • Entry/Admission - Chengcing Lake

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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