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10 Day Taste of Taiwan

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

Lush mountains, world-class shopping and the thriving city streets of Taipei will capture your heart before you’ve even had a chance to catch up. See the highlights of Taiwan on this 10 day package taking in Taipei, Alishan, Kaohsiung and Chiayi.

See vibrant Taipei at leisure before travelling to Sun Moon Lake, where you can marvel at Wen Wu Temple and Holy Monk Shrine. Then be captivated by the stunning views from Sun Moon Ropeway and the serene beauty of the Alishan National Scenic Area. Visit military-equipped Eluanbi Lighthouse, and see Taiwan’s ‘last unspoiled land’ along the East Coast. Discover Taroko National Park, a lush forest with sheer cliff faces and undulating mountains. Then return to Taipei for a tour of the city: see the Presidential Building, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and more.

From moss-covered forest floors to dramatic coastal cliff drops, the region is full of surprises that will almost certainly delight and inspire. Package includes return international flights, seven nights 4-star hotel accommodation, nine meals, airport transfers and more.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Taipei.

Please note: Some departures may require an overnight in mainland China on the way over and complimentary overnight accommodation and airport transfers will be provided by the airline.


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 tough little city with beauty found in its blend of Chinese culture and a curious fusion of Japanese, Southeast Asian and American influences. Taipei is also a shopaholic’s heaven. You can find all sorts of bargains from world famous brands at one shopping district.

Overnight: The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei or similar
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) and take in the beautiful panoramic view of the lake along the way. Tonight you will stay in Chiayi City, a provincial city located in the plains of southwestern Taiwan.

Overnight: Maison De Chine, Chiayi or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning, drive to Alishan (Ali Mountain), 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.

Overnight: Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung or similar
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-noselike rock, and Sail Rock. In the afternoon visit the Eluanbi Light House, the world’s first military equipped light house. Tonight you will stay in Taitung City on the east coast of Taiwan.

Overnight: Hoya Resort Hotel, Taitung or similar
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 City, the second largest city in the east coast, the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax or explore.

Overnight: Parkview Hotel, Hualien or similar
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.

Overnight: The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei or similar
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.

Overnight: The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning to further explore Taipei. Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.

Please note: Some departures may require an overnight in mainland China on the way home and complimentary overnight accommodation and airport transfers will be provided by the airline.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Taipei. Please note: Some departures may require an overnight in mainland China on the way over and complimentary overnight accommodation and airport transfers will be provided by the airline.


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 tough little city with beauty found in its blend of Chinese culture and a curious fusion of Japanese, Southeast Asian and American influences. Taipei is also a shopaholic’s heaven. You can find all sorts of bargains from world famous brands at one shopping district.

Overnight: The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei or similar
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) and take in the beautiful panoramic view of the lake along the way. Tonight you will stay in Chiayi City, a provincial city located in the plains of southwestern Taiwan.

Overnight: Maison De Chine, Chiayi or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning, drive to Alishan (Ali Mountain), 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.

Overnight: Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung or similar
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-noselike rock, and Sail Rock. In the afternoon visit the Eluanbi Light House, the world’s first military equipped light house. Tonight you will stay in Taitung City on the east coast of Taiwan.

Overnight: Hoya Resort Hotel, Taitung or similar
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 City, the second largest city in the east coast, the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax or explore.

Overnight: Parkview Hotel, Hualien or similar
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.

Overnight: The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei or similar
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.

Overnight: The Riviera Hotel OR Park Hotel, Taipei or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast bid farewell to Taiwan and transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival into Hong Kong, make your own way to your hotel accommodation.

Overnight: Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees or similar
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.

Overnight: Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees or similar
Meals included: None

Enjoy another free day exploring the city.

Overnight: Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees or similar
Meals included: None

Today at the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your return flight to Australia.


Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore Taipei, Taiwan’s glittering capital city
  • Discover grand temples, night markets & 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
  • Visit the ‘Nine Aboriginal Tribes Culture Village’
  • Experience the beauty of Kenting National Park
  • Admire the beauty of Alishan and Ali Mountain
  • Tour the lush mountains of Taroko National Park
  • Discover the East Coast National Scenic Area
  • Spot wild monkeys on the east coast
  • 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 and guide
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers
All of the above (excluding return airport transfers), plus the following:
  • 1 international flight: Taipei – Hong Kong
  • 3 nights accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Discover this vibrant city at leisure
Please note: You will need to organise your own transfers in Hong Kong.

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed  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 11 September 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for 1 person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
10 Day Package: $830
13 Day Package: $1160
 
Departure Dates (2019)
April: 24
May: 15
June: 12
August: 21
September: 11
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth.
 
Interstate Surcharges
Adelaide/Perth: $350 per person.



Full Service Airline(s) Used


10 Day Taiwan Package

Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

13 Day Taiwan with Hong Kong Extension

Cathay Pacific or Qantas Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive early in Taipei
$300 per person, 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.
 
Stay behind in Taipei
$300 per person, 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.
 
Stay behind in Hong Kong
$300 per person, 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.
- Please note this option is only valid for travellers who purchase the 13-day package with Hong Kong extension.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



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

All of the above plus the following:

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
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 6 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
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 12, maximum group size 44 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 per 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.



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 travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity 
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
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 off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
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.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
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. 
 
Climate & Average Temperatures:
Taiwan
The climatic split between north and south can mean several degrees difference to the average temperatures, but essentially the whole island of Taiwan experiences hot, humid summers between June and August, when average temperatures in Taipei range between 30-33°C. Winters are short and mild across the whole country, with typical temperatures between December and February remaining as high as 18-20°C. Only the temperate Central Mountain Range and the highlands of Alishan and Taroko National Park escape the sultry heat throughout the year due to their altitude.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport for under 90 days.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


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


Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
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