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  • 5 Days
  • Group Tour
  • English
  • Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Kenting, Taroko Gorge

Start from Taipei, tour around the rest of the beautiful island and visit must-see highlights. Discover the rich culture and natural wonders and enjoy 5-star accommodations on the road. Great add-on for travelers visiting friends or relatives in Taipei.


Departs every Monday. Pick up from Taipei city.

(Except major holidays)


Day 1Taipei - Sun Moon Lake

Tour guide pick you up from hotel and depart for Sun Moon Lake by bus. Day tour visiting Wenwu Temple, Tehua Village, Tse-en Pagoda, Holy Monk Shrine.

Day 2Sun Moon Lake - Fo Guang Shan Buddhish Monastery - Kaohsiung (B)

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. During the walking tour around the monastery you can communicate with some of the monks and nuns. You may also taste the local Buddhist vegetarian lunch. Afternoon transfer to Kaohsiung, the second largest city of Taiwan. Tour visit the Former British Consulate, Love River and Liuhe Night Market.

Day 3Kaohsiung - Kenting - Zhiben Hot Springs (B)

Morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway.

Day 4Taitung - Hualien (B)

After breakfast transfer to the East Coast National Scenic Area, known as “Taiwan’s last unspoiled land”, stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Stone Steps, Caves of the Eight Immortals. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien.

Day 5Hualien - Taroko Gorge - Taipei (B)

After breakfast, take day tour to the Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Tour will visit the Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Marble Bridge, Tienshiang and marble factory. Later afternon, transfer back to Taipei via the Su-Hwa Highway and Hsuei-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 KM). Arrive Taipei around 7PM.


5-star accommodations or similar

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Admission
  • Mentioned local transportation

Price Excludes

  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All international flights
  • Optional tour, service not mentioned in itinerary