Private tour

From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

4.8 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: YOLO Taiwan

From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

Activity provider: YOLO Taiwan
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From US$ 120.30 per person

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Discover scenic Northern Taiwan on a private day tour from Taipei. Be amazed by the landscapes in Yehliu Geopark. Explore the beauty of historical Jiufen, which inspired Oscar-winning animations then make a wish with a sky lantern flying over Pingxi.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
The lobby of your hotel in Taipei
Private group


  • Discover Taiwan's most scenic spots just an hour away from Taipei
  • Marvel at the decent Jiufen Old Town and taste delicious local Taiwanese snacks
  • Take unforgettable photos with unique stones only available at Yehliu Geopark
  • Make a wish with a sky lantern in beautiful Pingxi
  • Extend the experience with an optional Chinese tea set at the must-visit A-Mei Tea House
Full description
Taiwan is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of seascapes, landscapes, and beautiful landmarks that will stun even the most articulate poet. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Northern Taiwan. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, learn about the Taiwanese culture and history behind those sites, whilst immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Make your first stop at the Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark. Gaze in awe at the magical views of stone formations inside the park. Your guide will not only snap cool shots for you, but will also explain the formation of the unique stones as well as the Taiwanese people and their culture. Then, visit Chifen, which is well known for its beauty and history as a former goldmine town in Northern Taiwan. Taste delicious Taiwanese snack along the alley, or choose the option to enjoy tea at the A-Mei Tea House, which inspired Oscar awarded animator Hayao Miyazaki for the beautiful house in Spirited Away.  After this, continue your scenic tour to Pingxi, Taiwan's most romantic place. Stroll along Shifen Old Street, one of the most popular movie shooting spots, where you can see a collection of local shops along old train tracks and winding lanes. Towards the end of your tour, make wishes by releasing by a sky lantern into the air and hope that your dreams will come true.
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tolls and parking fee
  • Yehliu Geopark ticket
  • Pingxi sky lantern (one lantern per car)
  • Free bottles of water
  • A-Mei Tea House light tea set (if the option is selected)
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is recommended for people with good mobility as a certain amount of walking is required
  • The order of the itinerary can be adjusted based on the group's wishes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 41 reviews

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We had a very nice tour courtesy of our guide, Tim. Even though it was rainy the entire day, Tim made sure sure we had a great time. He is also very knowledgeable about the places we went to particularly Yehliu where he was able to explain to us details about the geologic formations there. Tim was also fluent in English so conversation was not a problem at all. This tour is highly recommended.

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January 11, 2023

Jimmy Lin was an amazing and knowledgeable guide. He went above and beyond from start to finish! He was very informative about the historical facts of the different places that we visited and made sure we were comfortable during our tour. Each segment of the tour was enjoyable. Jimmy was very flexible to stop if we wanted to see something specific. My family and I had a great time! Jimmy even helped us to plan our next portion of the trip in Taiwan. Highly recommend!

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January 4, 2023

My day tour in northern Taiwan was extraordinary. Nicholas my tour guide was exceptional. He was not only super friendly and accommodating, but also super knowledgeable of his culture and history. He went above and beyond in making sure that my time in Taipei (which was in fact super short) visiting Yehliu, the Golden waterfall, Jiufen and Shifen were amazing and memorable. He also knew that I was not able to visit ChiangKaiShek memorial hall during my short visit to Taipei and went out of his way to take me there before heading to the airport. In his words: “you can’t leave without seeing ChiangKaiShek”. I will definitely recommend this tour to anybody visiting Taiwan… as it is a must in everyone’s agenda, and I hope you get Nicholas as your tour guide. He will not only make your time a memorable one, but he will also make you want to come back. Great tour congratulations!!!

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November 18, 2022

Product ID: 230127