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Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

1. Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

Explore Taipei and the surrounding area on an 8-hour private car charter. Discover iconic sights and beauty spots in northern Taiwan without the hassle of public transportation. Choose from a number of itineraries or create your own. Check out the natural beauty of Yangmingshan and Jiufen. See the amazing coastal rock formations at Yehliu, or perhaps enjoy a drive to Pingxi.

Taipei Sunrise Excursion: Yangmingshan National Park

2. Taipei Sunrise Excursion: Yangmingshan National Park

Your tour guide will meet you at your accommodation in Taipei City and take you to Yangmingshan National Park. It will take 40 minutes transfer from Taipei City to the sunrise point of Yangmingshan National Park - Datun Air Navigation Station, which is the highest accessible point of the city. Spend 15 minutes here and enjoy the sunrise from the ocean of the north-east coast of Taiwan. Afterwards, visit Siaoyoukeng Recreation Area, which is about 20 minutes from Datun Ait Navigation Station. Watch the natural sulfur for 20 minutes. It is approximately 805 meters above sea level and is known for the fumaroles, sulfur crystals and spectacular 'landslide terrain' formed by post-volcanic activity. The last stop of the Yangmingshan National Park is Qingtiangang, about 15 minutes from Siaoyoukeng, a lava terrace formed when the lava from Mt. Zhugao overflowed after its eruption. Because of its flat terrain, a ranch was established and the area was used as a pasture for grazing cattle during the Japanese occupation. At the end of your dawn excursions, your tour guide will drop you off at your accommodation or any other place in Taipei city.

Taipei: Book a Local Host

3. Taipei: Book a Local Host

Book this tour and the CityUnscripted team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Taiwanese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Taipei that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your Local show you the Taipei you will love.

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

4. Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it. On this private tour, experience authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host will guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods. Back in the tranquil, relaxed street life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet bean curd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town.  No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here - the authentic Taipei. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host will be a true local and can give you great advice.

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What people are saying about Taipei City

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Our guide and driver was Hicks and he is amazing. He is on time, very patient, takes awesome photos, drives well (really rad driving skills), has great energy and attitude, did his planning for all the places we wanted to visit. He facilitated our entire day to make sure it went smoothly and got us to all the places of interest before the sun set. A whole day of driving and hiking did not faze him and I think we were more tired than he was, somehow. Definitely will recommend him to my friends and family when they visit Taipei.

We had an amazing day with our guide, Jimmy Lin. He was well-informed and very passionate about his job. He told us he wanted to treat us like VIPs, and he did. He gave great advice about Taipei and other aspects of our trips. He gave us a wealth of information, but also allowed us to explore on our own. This tour allowed us to see so many different sights in a day. If we had been by ourselves, we never would have been able to access so many areas. It was an amazing day!

As a solo traveler, it was a very enjoyable experience to walk through a bit of Taipei’s cultural history. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one experience which allowed a more personable and pleasant experience. Walking through old alleys such as Herb Land and the nearby old market was interesting and insightful to the city’s growth.

Jack was a great tour guide. He took what I was interested in seeing and customized a full and fantastic day outside of and within the city.

Our Tourist Guide James—- was a Great Tourist Guide— 2 thumbs up❣️