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Private 5-Day Best of Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung, Taitung

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    Day 1: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake 
    Pickup by your private guide at your hotel in Taipei. Hop in the comfortable private minivan and start with a drive south to Sun Moon Lake. Travel around this national scenic area and visit several temples including Wenwu Temple, also known as the Literature Warrior Temple — dedicated to Confucius and Kuan Ti, the Protector of Buddhism — as well as Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda. Continue to your hotel for check-in. Relax in the nearby natural hot springs or free time at the lake.
    Overnight: 5-star Fleur De Chine or similar near Sun Moon Lake 

    Day 2: Sun Moon Lake – Kaohsiung (B) 
    After breakfast at the hotel, head to Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Learn about Buddhism on a private walking tour. You have the opportunity to interact with monks and nuns during a visit to the Main Shrine. After a traditional vegetarian lunch (own expense) here, continue on to Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan. Stop at the Former British Consulate at Takao and passes by Love River (Ai River) before a stroll through Lio Ho Night Market. 
    Overnight: 5-star Grand Hi-Lai Hotel in Kaohsiung or similar 

    Day 3: Kaoshiung – Kenting – Taitung (B)
    Private morning tour of Kenting National Park, located on the southern tip of Taiwan. Stop at notable attractions such as the Oluanpi lighthouse, the Maobitou scenic coastal area, Longpan Park and the forest recreation area. Travel via the Southern Cross-Island Highway to Taitung, where you’ll stay overnight in Zhiben and relax in natural hot springs at the hotel.
    Overnight: 5-star Hotel Royal Chihpen or similar in Taitung

    Day 4: Taitung – Hualien (B) 
    Private tour of Taitung’s East Coast National Scenic Area. Explore scenic spots including Siaoyeliou, Sanxientai or Sanxiantai (Terrace of the Three Immortals). You’ll also see the Sanxiantai Bridge, Caves of the Eight Immortals and Shitiping — step-like rocks formed by coral reefs.  Stop by a marble factory and showroom en route to Hualien for an overnight stay in Taroko National Park.
    Overnight: 5-star Silks Place Taroko or similar in Hualien

    Day 5: Hualien – Taroko National Park – Taipei (B)
    Spend the day with your guide exploring Taroko National Park, whose marble formations are split by a road that winds under forested peaks and towering cliffs. Drive along the 11-mile-long (19-km) Taroko Gorge and look down hundreds of feet to the Liwu River, which roars past marble boulders - a sight to behold. Passing through the Tunnel of Nine Turns and crossing Cimu Bridge, your guide stops at notable natural monuments such as Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Grotto. Visit Changchun Temple and step onto the Shakadang Trail for an easy guided hike along a paved, flat path following the winding river. When your tour is concluded, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in the central Taipei area.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from your hotel in Taipei
    Departure Time
    7am-8am

    Exact pickup time will be confirmed by local tour operator after booking
    Duration
    5 days
    Return Details
    Return to your hotel in Taipei
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Taipei
    • Entrance fees to sites listed in itinerary
    • Daily full-day sightseeing tours
    • Private English-speaking guide
    • 4-night accommodation in 5-star hotels
    • Breakfast
    • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infant (0-1 year) rates apply provided no seat occupied. No bed or meal included 
    • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Traveling parties will be booked together in the same rooms at two people per room
    • Hotel rooms come with two twin beds
    • For traveling parties with an odd number of individuals, one person will be placed in a private single room (at an additional cost)
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    One of the best and relaxing experience of one's life, maybe a bit too short. The hotels are exquisite, the bus is nice and comfy (and with veeeery good wi-fi) the guide (Alan) and the driver full of attention and care for the tourist. It's...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Mihaela P
    Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    Hi Mihaela P, Thank you for taking your time to write us a review. : ) We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. There are a lot more to see and experience in Taiwan: nature scenery, historic sites, cultural activities, gourmet foods...More

    Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

    Taiwan is much much better than I expected. A lot of nature places and a good mix pf city life. Also, the food is great 2 thumbs up to our tour guide, Vincent. Highly recommended and the best guide ever. He has a decades of...More

    1  Thank arvsreyes
    Reviewed 20 March 2019

    After reading reviews about this tour my friend and I felt very confident in booking the 4 night, 5 day tour. We had never done more than day tours before and usually do independent travel. However, we felt this tour was the easiest and best...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank roznkaz
    CarolHueiJuH, 客戶關係經理 at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2019

    Hello sir, Thanks for your sharing. Mr Daniel is always professional and passion to our valuable clients. Hope to see you again soon. Have a nice day. Edison Travel Service

    Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

    This tour was recommended by a friend. I strongly recommend it without reservations. The organization was phenomenal such that you don't have to worry about anything and can just enjoy your time there. The accommodations were incredibly comfortable with delicious food and both relaxing and...More

    3  Thank olodise
    Reviewed 27 December 2017

    Have been travel numbers of time to Taiwan and never find any better than Edison Tours and Trustworthy guide, David Chao.

    Date of experience: December 2017