4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung

4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung

Escape from the hustle and bustle of modern city by railway and relax in the nature and beauty of Eastern Taiwan. This tour covers both ocean-view stops along the east coast area and scenic valley views inside the East Rift Valley. You will be guided to world-famous Taroko National Park, which was selected by Virgin Travel Insurance as one of the top 10 best global sights. 3-night accommodation at the best hotel or resort makes this journey special and memorable.

Itinerary

Day 1: Taipei – Hualien – Taitung

Stop At: Taiwan Railways, Taipei Taiwan
Depart from Taipei in the morning, today you will take the TRA train to the east coast and discover the last unspoiled land of Taiwan. Your bus driver will be waiting at the train station upon arrival.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Fanshuliao, No. 18, Fangliaoken, Shuilian Vil., Shoufeng Township Taiwan
Stop by Fanshuliao, a unique canyon also regarded as a small version of Taroko Gorge. Then we will visit Shitiping, a marine abrasion platform with coral reefs and potholes that extends for 1 kilometer parallel to the coast.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shitiping, Fengbin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan 977
The shoreline at Shitiping(literally meaning stone steps), which is situated at the 65-kilometer point on the coastal highway, was formed when volcanic rock worn smooth by sea erosion was uplifted in layers that resemble stone steps-which is just what the Shiti of the name means.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sanxiantai, Northeast of Chengdong Town Taiwan
Sanxiantai(literally meaning terrace of the three immortals) is composed of offshore islands and coral reefs. The most famous landmark is the cross-sea bridge, connects the mainland and the island.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ami Indigenous Culture Art Center, No. 25, Xincun Rd., Chenggong Township Taiwan
Amis Folk Center is a cultural center that introduces the custom, architecture, art and music of the Amis – an indigenous people of Taiwan. Here the guests are welcomed to experience the lifestyle of these people who live from the sea.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Sheraton Taitung Hotel(5-star), Taitung or equivalent

Day 2: Taiting – Hualien

Stop At: East Rift Valley National Scenic Area, No. 168, Sec. 2, Xinghe Rd., Hegang Vil., Ruisui Township Taiwan
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel along the East Rift Valley, a long and narrow valley extending from Hualien to Taitung. The three natural river systems include the Hualien River, Xiuguluan River and Beinan River run through the valley and creating different types of landforms.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Lu Yeh High Land, No.145, 42Ln., Gaotai Rd., Yuan vil., Luye Township Taiwan
The first stop is Luye Gaotai, a highland at elevation of 350 meters. The unique geographical conditions offer an ideal location for tea cultivation, and paragliding. After that, you will have a relaxing short bike tour along Mr. Brown Avenue.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Dongshan Mr. Brown Avenue, Sande Rd. No.395, 269 Taiwan
Mr. Brown Avenue is famous for the TV commercial of Mr. Brown Coffee (a local coffee brand). The “avenue” is a single lane pathway in the middle of the green paddy fields. Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree is a Toog Tree growing beside Mr. Brown Avenue. The tree is famous for one of the EVA Air TV commercials starred by the famous Taiwanese-Japanese actor – Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Matai'an Wetlands Ecological Park, No.55 Daquan Street, Guangfu Township, 976 Taiwan
Matai'an Wetland Ecological Park is located at the foot of Masi Mountain, which is the biggest natural wetland in Hualien and also the traditional homeland of the Ami people.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Promiseland Resort & Lagoon(5-star), Hualien or equivalent

Day 3: Hualien – Taroko - Yilan

Stop At: Taroko National Park, No.291, Fushi Fushi Vil., 97253 Taiwan
After breakfast in the hotel, today you will visit the world-famous Taroko National Park. From the archway entry to Tianxiang, this 12.5-mile (20-km) section of Central Cross-Island Highway winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will your breath away. Here you will experience the power of the nature’s masterpiece and mankind's great engineering achievement.

The national park was well-known for the soaring cliffs and plunging valleys of solid marble carved by a torrential river. Central Cross-Island Highway is a narrow and winding mountain road made by carving out rocks, the road slices through the gorge and connects the west side of Taiwan to the east.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shakadang Trail, Taroko National Park, Fushi Village, Xiulin Township, 972 Taiwan
First, you will take a walk along Shakadang Trail or Lushui Trail, where the crystal clear blue water of Liwu River is running beside you. This river has cut through the marble over millions of years, and created the deep, narrow gorge.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eternal Spring Shrine, in Taroko National Park Taiwan
Next you will stop by Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 226 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. If the weather permits, we will take a walk through the tunnel below the shrine.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), Xincheng Township Xiulin Township, Hualien City Taiwan
Before lunch, you will walk through the tunnel of Swallow Grotto, where you will enjoy a stunning view of the cliffs reaching up to the sky. The potholes on the cliff surface were created by the ground water and the rapid stream of the river. In the past, they were the natural nesting location of swallows; hence it got the name Swallow Grotto.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cihmu Bridge, Xincheng Township Taiwan
After lunch, stroll around Tianxiang, where Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge) is located, an H-Shape hanging bridge built of marble by late President Chiang Jing-guo, in memory of his mother.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Qingshui Cliff, Su-hua highway from Herping to Chungte, 97253 Taiwan
After a breathtaking tour of Taroko Gorge, you will stop by Qingshui Cliff and admire the scenery of the cliffed coastline.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Royal Chiaohsi(5-star), Yilan or equivalent

Day 4: Yilan - Taipei

Stop At: Jinche Jiaoxi Lanhua Yuan, No.103-1, Qilidan Road, Jiaoxi Township, 262 Taiwan
After breakfast in the hotel, this morning you will visit King Car Orchid Garden to experience the graceful elegance of orchids. Taiwan is well-known for orchid breeding cultivation, The Taiwan International Orchid Show takes place every year since 2004.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: King Car Kavalan Distillery, No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264 Taiwan
After the orchid garden, you will visit King Car Kavalan Distillery, the first whisky distillery in Taiwan. Here you are offered to have a sip of different types of whiskey.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: National Center for Traditional Arts, No.201 Section 2, Wubin Road, Jixi Village, Wujie Town, 268 Taiwan
Before heading off for Taipei, you will have a nostalgic tour in National Center for Traditional Arts. This 24-hectare park is located beside beautiful Dongshan River in Yilan. In addition to organized displays and performances of culture and art, it also provides a stage where performing artists can show off their creative works, where visitors can experience the traditional handicrafts, folklore, puppetry, delicacies of the old Taiwan.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Child or infant must share room with minimum 2 adults."
"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, three people will be placed in a triple room (Bedding is subject to availability.)"
"Dress code is casual."
"Foldable wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer"
"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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"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: 5:30 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
  • One-way train ride from Taipei to Hualien
  • Professional tour guide
  • Admission fee and entrance ticket included in the itinerary
  • 3-night hotel accommodation (5-star)
  • Insurance
  • Cycling at Mr. Brown Avenue
  • Entry/Admission - Taiwan Railways
  • Entry/Admission - Ami Indigenous Culture Art Center
  • Entry/Admission - National Center for Traditional Arts

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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