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Nantou Day Tour: Sun Moon Lake from Taipei

1. Nantou Day Tour: Sun Moon Lake from Taipei

this day tour will immerse you in nantou's top sights, allowing you to embark on an adventurous journey accompanied by professional guides and drivers, making your trip more exciting and leaving you with unforgettable memories. sun moon lake is the most eye-catching scenic spot in taiwan. surrounded by mountains, the lake is sparkling and the sunset is even more fascinating. whether you take a yacht, hike or ride a bicycle, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of sun moon lake. there are also many scenic spots near sun moon lake, such as gongshuishe wharf, ita thao wharf, xuanzhuang temple, etc.

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Private Tour

2. From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Private Tour

This private Taroko tour is specifically designed for visitors wanting to optimize their time at Taiwan’s must-see attractions. Enjoy round-trip transfer in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle from Taipei City to Taiwan's most iconic, scenic spots, including the largest marble canyon in the world. Admire the marble walls and the winding river that runs through the deep Taroko Gorge. Your route will take you through a total of 38 tunnels, including the Baiyang Trail, the Shakadang Trail, and the Marble Bridge of Motherly Devotion. Walk in the world of nature and culture along the Swallow Grotto Trail, taking in views of the Indian Chieftain’s Profile Rock and potholes along the cliff face, while watching spring swallows darting in and out of their nests. Walking through a total of 38 tunnels, reach Chimu Bridge, which is famous for its signature marble railings and Chinese lion statues. Benefit from the perks of a private tour by customizing your own itinerary with your private guide.

From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour

3. From Taipei: Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour

Explore some of Taiwan's most stunning scenery on this full-day tour to Taroko National Park departing from Taipei. Ramble through the trails in the gorge and enjoy the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs. Meet your guide in the early morning, and enjoy a cozy ride to Hualien. Take a break at TCC DAKA Park, an ecological recycling factory and photo hotspot. Through the exhibition and installations in the factory, visitors can have a good understanding about recycling and upcycling. Your epic journey to Taroko National Park starts from the Archway of Taroko Gorge. From the entry to Tianxiang, this 20km section of Central Cross-Island Highway winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will blow you away. Walk along Shakadang Trail, with the rivers gently flowing through the marble boulders as you meander along the trail in parallel. The turquoise blue water of the river is crystal clear that you can see the riverbed from above. Head through the tunnels of Swallow Grotto, where 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 the name. Walking through the tunnels, you will be amazed by the stunning views of the marble cliffs reaching up to the sky. Stop by Cihmu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge), an H-shape hanging bridge built of marble and named by Late President Chiang Jing-guo. Take a short break at a recreational area and have lunch at one of the restaurants in the park. Head to Tunnel of Nine Turns, considered the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge. See the meander running through the deep and spectacular canyons from high above. Get a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls. Visit Eternal Spring Shrine, which commemorates the 225 military veterans who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway. End with a visual feast of the amazing Qingshui Cliff, one of the island's "Eight Wonders". Enjoy a sweeping view of a 21 kilometer stretch from the viewing platform before traveling back to Taipei Main Station.

Taipei: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

4. Taipei: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

After meeting with your tour guide and driver in the morning, you can relax and enjoy a scenic drive along the mountain road. You'll soon be taken to Pinglin, a rural district that is famous for growing Wanshan Pouchong Tea. Once there, you tour will begin with a visit to the local tea factory where you will learn about the cultivation and making of Taiwanese tea. The tea farmer will also teach you how to properly brew Taiwanese tea and the tips of tea appreciation. Following that you'll take a short ride to the Shiding District to visit the famous Thousand Island Lake. The catchment area of the Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by hills creates this unique scenery, which consists of a lake with thousands of islands. The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of the Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing; the noted tea plantation Bagua Tea Garden is located in this area, and from the top of the hill, the neatly planted rows of tea look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams. You will then move to the Shenkeng District where you will visit the famous Tofu Street: Shenkeng Old Street. It’s one of the locals’ favorites for a weekend break, and is also well-known for the smelly and delicious “stinky tofu”. If you are afraid to give it a bite, you can also opt to try some tofu ice-cream. Finally, you will head back to Taipei City to enjoy a relaxing hike along the Elephant Mountain hiking trail. This mountain looks like an elephant’s head from a distance, and is a popular photo stop for panoramic views of Taipei city. Following your tour, you may choose to disembark at either Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao XInsheng Station.

Taroko National Park Private Day Tour

5. Taroko National Park Private Day Tour

During this one-day trip, you will have an unforgettable travel experience! A professional English-speaking tour guide and a driver will take you to visit popular check-in spots in Taroko National Park, Hualien County. It was formed around 70 million years ago, and you can see the cliffs that have been turned into marble by pressure and geothermal heat for a long time. It is also called Taiwan's "Grand Canyon" because of its topography. Let's walk while feeling the nature of Hualien, against the backdrop of cliffs and valleys over 2,000 square meters above sea level.

Yangmingshan & Beitou Private Tour from Taipei with Pickup

6. Yangmingshan & Beitou Private Tour from Taipei with Pickup

Guided by professional tour guides and drivers, embark on a must-visit day trip near Taipei, initiating your adventurous journey as you leisurely explore the natural wonders and cultural charm of Taipei's vicinity. You'll visit the magnificent Yangmingshan National Park, admire the ever-blooming beautiful flowers, witness the mystical hot springs at Lengshuikeng, traverse the vast grasslands of Qingshan Park, visit the volcanic lake of Xiao You Keng. Learn about the history and culture of Taiwan's hot springs at Beitou Hot Spring Museum, take a leisurely stroll around the Geothermal Valley Park and the Green-Building Library.

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I could not have had a better guide. Steve Huang was amazing. My guide was friendly, engaging and extremely knowledgeable of the sites that we visited. I highly recommend him.,

Great tour! Beautiful views and walk. We saw waterfalls, rapids and marble rock formations. Lunch was perfect with local foods.

The tour guide is good, patience and experienced. However, the driver should drive safe.