1300 00 TRIP(8747)

9am - 7pm Weekdays / 9am- 6pm Weekends (AEDT)

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  • Changchun Temple in Taroko National Park

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  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei

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  • Tea plantations in Chiayi

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  • Dragon and Tiger Pagodas in Kaohsiung

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  • Sun Moon Lake

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  • The scenic East Coast

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  • The Taipei skyline

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  • Changchun Temple in Taroko National Park

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  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei

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  • Tea plantations in Chiayi

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  • Dragon and Tiger Pagodas in Kaohsiung

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  • Sun Moon Lake

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  • The scenic East Coast

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  • The Taipei skyline

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  • Rice paddies in Taitung

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10 Day Best of Taiwan

  • Discover Taipei, Alishan, Kaohsiung & Chiayi
  • Visit Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge & More
Includes Return International Flights

Good things often come in small packages, and Taiwan is no exception. What this nation lacks in size, it makes up with intriguing culture, impressive history, and spectacular natural scenery. This 10 day highlights package is your chance to experience the very best this country has to offer.

Whether exploring lush mountains, enjoying world-class shopping, or navigating the colourful streets of Taipei, it is easy to fall under the spell of exotic Taiwan. Visit Sun Moon Lake, often called the ‘Jewel of Taiwan’, and capture stunning views from the Sun Moon Ropeway. Travel through the Taroko National Park and Alishan Mountain Scenic Area, home to countless temples and shrines. Explore the Nine Aboriginal Tribes Culture Village, tour the National Palace Museum, and soak up the atmosphere of Liuhe Night Markets. Spot wild monkeys on the wild East Coast, visit the city of Kaohsiung, and so much more. With return flights, seven nights accommodation, and A/C transport, this package has all the right ingredients for an incredible adventure.

Have more time? Upgrade to the 13 day package with Hong Kong extension.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Taipei. Fly with China Southern Airlines.

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, meet the tour representative and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon you will have leisure time to explore the vibrant city of Taipei. Taipei is a shopaholic’s heaven. You can find all sorts of bargains from world famous brands at one shopping district.

The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei Meals included: None

After breakfast drive to Sun Moon Lake, where the east side is shaped like a "sun", and the west side is shaped like a "moon" - hence the name. Sightseeing around the area includes the famous Wen Wu Temple, Holy Monk Shrine, Peacock Garden, and Literature Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword.

After touring around Sun Moon Lake, enjoy a delicious local lunch at the Taiwanese Gourmet Restaurant. After lunch, depart for Nine Aboriginal Tribes Culture Village to see the beautiful gardens and shows of the theme park. Experience Sun Moon Lake Sky Ropeway (1878m length) for the beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Tonight you will stay in Chiayi City.

Maison De Chine, Chiayi Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning drive to Alishan (Ali Mountain), which is located at the end of the Alishan Forest Railway. Weather permitting, you will be able to see the sunrise on Jhushan (Bamboo Mountain) after an early morning walk through spectacular valleys and trails. Sightseeing around the Alishan National Scenic Area includes Sister Lake, Zhaoping Park, Sochun Temple, Old Alishan Tree Site, Eternity Bridge, Alishan High Mountain Tea Farm, just to name a few.

After experiencing Alishan, you will drive to Kaohsiung City and enjoy a city tour. See the largest industrial harbour in Taiwan - Kaohsiung Harbour. Visit Sizihwan, the former British Consulate overlooking the Kaohsiung Harbour. In the evening, you will visit the Liuhe Night Market, to taste Taiwanese local food (not included). You will visit the famous Love River, a popular couples destination known for its cafe culture.

Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, depart Kaohsiung for an exciting journey towards the east side of Taiwan. Enjoy a visit to Kenting National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural forests in Taiwan. It is located in the south, with popular surfing beaches bordered by banana and sugar cane plantations. Other sightseeing includes the southernmost tip of Taiwan, Maopitou, named after the shape of cat-nose-like rock, and Sail Rock. In the afternoon visit the Eluanbi Light House, the world's first military equipped light house.

Hoya Resort Hotel, Taitung Meals included: Breakfast

Experience the highlights of the East Coast. Known as 'Taiwan's last unspoiled land', the East Coast National Scenic Area stretches for 170km. Weather and erosion have produced a wide range of landmarks here. Drive north via Siaoyeliou, Dulan, Tunghe Bridge (where you may see wild monkeys), and Sanxiantai. Sanxiantai is reached by crossing the appropriately-named Eight Arch Bridge. The island of Sanxiantai (which translates to Three Immortals Terrace) has three large rock formations and, legend says, was visited by three of the eight Immortals from Chinese mythology. Upon arrival into Hualien, the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax or explore.

Parkview Hotel, Hualien Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, visit Taroko National Park. With its gorges, lush flora and mountainous landscape, Taroko is one of Taiwan’s most stunning locations. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine created by the Liwu River, which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. The road is carved into the sheer rock walls winding past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above, while a river roars past gigantic marble boulders hundreds of feet below. Stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, Changchun Temple, and Shakadang Trail. You will travel back to Taipei with a stop at Qingshui Cliff, and pass through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 kms). Tonight you will be driven around to witness the vibrant sights and nightlife of Taipei, e.g. Taipei 101 Building and the Night Markets.

The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning tour of Taipei. First drive by the Presidential Building. This renaissance-style building has been the highest seat of government in Taiwan for over a century, first as the office of the governor general's office during the Japanese colonial period, and after 1949 as Taiwan's 'White House'. Next visit Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which towers over 25 hectares of landscaped gardens, graceful pavilions, and ponds in downtown Taipei. The tour then continues to the National Palace Museum, which houses the world's largest and most valuable collection of Chinese art treasures. The collection is so large it cannot be displayed all at once! While many popular pieces remain on permanent display, other items are rotated regularly, making for a unique visit each time.

The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning to further explore Taipei. Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. Please Note: Adelaide and Perth customers may need to stay overnight in Asia due to flight schedules. Overnight accommodation and transfers will be provided by the airlines.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

After breakfast bid farewell to Taiwan and transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival please make your way to the Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees counter for your hotel transfer.

Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, Hong Kong Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Enjoy the sensational sights, shopping, and food of this colourful city! Peruse the eclectic boutiques and galleries of Wan Chai, admire the scenery from atop Victoria Peak, or hop aboard the Star Ferry and enjoy a stunning vantage of the city from Victoria Harbour. Further afield you could visit the tourist town of Stanley, or ride a gondola to view the giant buddha at Ngong Ping 360.

Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, Hong Kong Meals included: None

Enjoy another free day exploring the city.

Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, Hong Kong Meals included: None

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Taipei, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, Kenting and more
  • Be surprised by the unique wonders of Taiwan
  • See the best of Taipei on a guided city tour
  • Explore grand temples, night markets and more
  • See the National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
  • Visit Sun Moon Lake, the ‘Jewel of Taiwan’
  • Admire the views from Sun Moon Lake Ropeway
  • Tour the vast port city of Kaohsiung
  • Discover the East Coast National Scenic Area
  • Spot wild monkeys on the east coast
  • Tour the lush mountains of Taroko National Park
  • Experience the beauty of Kenting National Park
  • Admire the beauty of Alishan and Ali Mountain
  • Visit the ‘Nine Aboriginal Tribes Culture Village’
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 7 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 9 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers
    All of the above inclusions, plus the following;
  • One international flight: Taipei – Hong Kong
  • Three nights accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Free time to explore vibrant Hong Kong

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form  within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 8th August 2018.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 10 Day Package: $900
- 13 Day Package: $1200

Departure Dates 
2017
October: 31 (SOLD OUT)

2018
April: 25
May: 15
June: 5
August: 8

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth.

Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $350 per person.



Airline(s) Used
China Southern Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability) Please note: Cathay Pacific or Qantas Airways will be used if the second option is chosen.

Arrive Early
Not available.

Stay Behind in Taipei / Hong Kong
- Taipei (10 Day package only) $300 per person/voucher subject to availability
- Hong Kong (13 Day package only) $300 per person/voucher subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: not available
- Business Class: buy now for $3200 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


10 Day Package

4 Star (self-rated)

- Taipei: The Riviera Hotel OR Park Taipei Hotel

- Chiayi: Maison De Chine

- Kaohsiung: Howard Plaza Hotel

- Taitung: Hoya Resort Hotel

- Hualien: Parkview Hotel



13 Day Package

4-5 Star (self-rated)

- Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



Extra Nights (Post tour only)
- Taipei (10 Day package only): $190 per room including breakfast
- Hong Kong (13 Day package only): $180 per room, room only
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 2 years old and over
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability.

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.



- Visa fees and requirements (No visa is required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping $10 per person/day
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Taiwan
Most of Taiwan has a beautiful warm climate all year round.. Winters are warm and summers are hot and wet, with typhoons and thunderstorms. Because Taiwan is a relatively small island, the ocean breezes have a cooling effect so it never feels too hot. Please note that the high alpine areas like Alishan do get cold.The annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 °C, with lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 7 °C.

TOUR GUIDE vs TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

COACH TOUR
Meals:
For meals not included the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $10 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note; a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



A visa is not required for stays up to 30 days if travelling on an Australian Passport.
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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