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3-Day Tour of Sun Moon Lake, Puli, Lukang and Alishan

Product ID: 95409
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Discover the beauty of Taiwan’s countryside on this 3-day tour from Taipei. Walk through the well-preserved Alishan National Scenic Area. Visit the town of Puli and several temples and pagodas in the historic town of Lukang.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English

Pickup included

Pick-up from any hotel in downtown Taipei City. The exact pick-up time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a drive around the Sun Moon Lake area
  • Visit charming sites like Ita Thao IndigenousVillage, Wenwu Temple, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine
  • Explore the beautiful Alishan National Scenic Area and marvel at natural wonders like the Sister Ponds and the Xianglin Sacred Tree
  • Visit Southern Branch of National Palace Museum
Full description
Explore the natural beauty and must-see cultural attractions of the Sun Moon Lake region and Alishan National Scenic Area on this three day tour from Taipei. Your trip combines relaxing coach tours with walking tours of Chiayi County’s temples, forests and towns such as Puli and Lukang. Enjoy two nights’ accommodation with breakfast and informative commentary from your guide. Note: Your tour may return to Taipei by train. Please see Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule.

Itinerary Day 1: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake
• Hotel: Fleur de Chine, Sun Moon Lake (Mountain View Room) or similar

After pick-up from your Taipei hotel, your guide will drive you by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Puli in the county of Nantou. Stop at the Guangxing Paper Factory for a guided tour to learn about the elaborate process of making paper.

Continue your drive to Sun Moon Lake. As you travel through the scenic area around the lake, admire views of boats docked by the lake’s pier and listen to your guide’s informative commentary on local sites you pass such as Tehua Village, the local village of aboriginal people. Step off the bus for short stops at Wenwu Temple, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine, among others.

Have lunch, at your own expense, either in Puli or around Sun Moon Lake. Your guide will give you suggestions on great local restaurants and eateries, where you can enjoy a delicious meal in the company of your fellow travelers.

Head to your hotel and enjoy its extensive facilities before spending the night.

Day 2: Sun Moon Lake – Alishan – Chiayi
• Includes an Alishan Forest Railway ride. (6 to 10 minutes)
• Hotel: Nice Prince in Chiayi or similar

After a complimentary buffet breakfast in your hotel, board the bus and enjoy a scenic ride along the New Central Cross Island Highway. On this two to three hour drive, enjoy gorgeous views of towering mountain ranges covered with dense forests as you pass Yushan National Park.

Visit Alishan National Scenic Area in Chiayi County for a walking tour of its forest. As you stroll along the shore and over the bridge of the Sister Ponds with your guide, learn about the tragic story of the Tsou sisters. Discover the quirky names given to nearly every tree, like the ‘Tree Spirit Pagoda,’ the ‘Tree of Three Generations’ and the ‘Xianglin Sacred Tree.’ Enter the Shoujen Pagoda, the park’s largest temple, and marvel at the ornate golden altar and thousands of illuminated miniature Buddhas.

Stop for lunch,at your own expense, in any of the towns along the way at a restaurant suggested by your guide. Continue on a two hour drive to the city of Chiayi. Soak and snap some photos of scenic villages like Fenchihu and Rueili.

Afterward, check in your hotel and rest up for the night.

Day 3: Chiayi  Southern Branch of National Palace Musuem  enbus for Taipei

After a buffet breakfast on your third day, board the bus and drive to Southern Branch of National Palace Museum.

At the end of your third day, you’ll head back to Taipei. Once you arrive in Taipei, your driver will meet you at the station to take you back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Two breakfasts
  • Alishan Forest Railway ride
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off for hotels in downtown Taipei City
  • Local travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities (optional)
Organized by

Edison Travel Service

Product ID: 95409