Taiwan

Discover the Cultural and Natural Wonders of Taiwan: A 7-Day Small-Group Tour

Discover the rich history, ancient traditions and striking natural beauty of Taiwan on a seven-day, small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Embark on an historical journey through Taipei and soak up its museum-like atmosphere, visit enchanting temples and forts, make your very own blend of tea in one of the local tea farms, visit some of the country’s most striking national parks, including Kenting National Park with white sand beaches and lush forest, the blue oasis of Sun Moon Lake – the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan, and so much more. Includes deluxe nightly accommodation, daily breakfast, additional dining experiences including a welcome and farewell dinner, a high-speed train adventure, private airport transfers and transportation throughout the tour, the services of expert local guides and more. Extend your tour with three magical days spent exploring the lush forests of Hualien, including the stunning landscapes of Taroko National Park.

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Package Options


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7 Days
TWIN SHARE
Earn 1,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)
  • Deluxe accommodation throughout the tour including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotel Day + Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
Calendar
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Earn 2,899 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person
  • Deluxe accommodation throughout the tour including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotel Day + Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
Calendar
10 Days
TWIN SHARE - EXTENSION
Earn 3,299 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages)
  • Deluxe accommodation throughout the tour including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotel Day + Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
Calendar
10 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER - EXTENSION
Earn 4,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person
  • Deluxe accommodation throughout the tour including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotel Day + Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout

Embark on a journey of discovery through Ilha Formosa, or 'beautiful island' as the Portuguese sailors nicknamed Taiwan when they first set eyes on it, on a seven-day small-group tour (max.16 travellers). Admire the diverse landscape of this island where towering sea cliffs, white sand beaches and mist-shrouded forests entwine, retrace centuries of history and colonization as you visit temples and forts, and take in the unmissable sights of this enchanting island.

What You’ll Love...

The Experiences – Vibrant cities, incredible National Parks and striking temples await

Take in the sights of Taipei, the vibrant capital of Taiwan, a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, bustling streets lined with shops, restaurants and contemporary buildings. Let this city enchant you with its intriguing mix of cultures, history and traditions.

Discover the mountain town of Juifen, known for the narrow alleyways and its old town centre brimming with local tea shops and teahouses. Once a gold rush village, Juifen flourished under the Japanese colonization. Admire the legacy of the Japanese era as you walk the narrow cobblestone streets of this charming town – a mecca for artists, movie directors and writers, thanks to its nostalgic scenery.

Learn all the secrets of tea making and create your very own blend of tea when you stop at the Hugo Assam Tea Farm, a vintage tea factory near the banks of the striking Sun Moon Lake. Here you will be able to sample the famous Taiwan n.18 - a blend of tea only grown in Taiwan, in the special climate of this region.

Take one of the most breathtaking bike rides along the banks of Sun Moon Lake – the largest body of fresh water in Taiwan and one of the island’s most impressive sights. Surrounded by the green peaks of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Ranges, Sun Moon lake is one of the thirteen national scenic areas in Taiwan. If a bike ride is not your thing, enjoy a walk along the crystal-clear waters and through the lush gardens surrounding the lake, and soak up some spectacular scenery.

Retrace the steps of the Dutch colonizers as you walk around Tainan, Taiwan’s food capital. Here, you will visit Confucius Temple – where you will gain insights on one the greatest philosophers and teachers of all time through a guided tour.

Get your camera ready for action as you venture to Kenting National Park, in the southern tip of Taiwan. A photographer’s paradise with lush hills and soaring peeks, your visit to Kenting includes a stop at the Eluanbi Lighthouse, where you can admire massive coral rocks, caves, soaring cliffs and stunning scenery.

Discover the pristine waters of Baisha Beach before an exciting train ride back to Taipei on a high-speed train. A hidden gem on the island's southern tup, Baisha Beach sits in the protected Kenting National Park. Away from the crowds you'll find pillowy white sands, blue waters and incredible marine life.

The Accommodation – Hand-picked deluxe and premium hotels in the best locations

Rest easy after busy days exploring in beautiful accommodation hand-picked for their style and exceptional locations, including Amba Taipei Songshan and Hotel Day+ Kenting.

An urban oasis in eastern Taipei with panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Keelung River, Amba Taipei boasts spacious and stylish rooms with all the mod comforts and large, floor to ceiling windows with stunning vistas.

Located in the Kenting Street area, Hotel Day+ Kenting provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations, and boasts a stunning outdoor pool, designed for escape and relaxation.

Your Package Includes

  • Deluxe accommodation throughout the tour including three nights at Amba Taipei Songshan, one night at La Vida Hotel in Taichung, one night at Chateau De Chine in Kaohsiung, and one night at Hotel Day + Kenting
  • Daily breakfast and exclusive dining experiences
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout
  • Highspeed rail tickets from Kaohsiung to Taipei
  • The services of local tour leaders
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Food tastings at local markets
  • Make your own tea blend at a local tea farm
  • Visit to the famous Sun Moon Lake
  • Explore forts and temples dating back to the early 1600’s
  • Visit Confucius Temple in Tainan
  • Visit the country’s premier national parks and forests
  • Discover the pristine water and abundant marine life at Baisha Beach

Hualien Extension – The getaway to Taiwan’s must-see National Parks

Let the unparalleled natural beauty of Taiwan enchant you as you travel through the world-famous Taroko National Park. With its lush vegetation, mountainous landscape and gorgeous canyons, Taroko National Park is one of the main attractions on the island, and really puts into picture why this island is known as Formosa, or 'beautiful'.

During these memorable three days you will venture to the heart of the national park and visit the Quingshui Cliff, a spectacular cliff more than 1,000 meters high dropping almost vertically into the sea, the stunning Taroko Gorge with its dramatic landscape and enjoy a lovely boat ride of the Liyu Lake, tucked into the green foothills of the Central Mountain Range.

Before heading back to Taipei, explore a jade factory and discover why this precious stone is considered a national pride, and how it’s believed to eliminate bad spirits and bring good luck to whoever wears it.

Your Extension Package Includes

  • Deluxe accommodation
  • Train tickets from Taipei to Hualien and return
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private airport transfers and transportation
  • The services of local tour leaders
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Visit the Taroko National Park
  • Jade polishing experience
  • Visit to Danongdafu Forest Park
  • Lin Tian Shan Old Logging Village tour
  • A visit to Taiwan’s largest night market

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Frankfurt on your chosen tour start date.

Valid for select departure dates:

24 September 2019

15 October 2019

12 November 2019

24 March 2020

21 April 2020

12 May 2020

9 June 2020

22 September 2020

13 October 2020

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected, you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers – surcharges apply).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Amba Taipei Songshan (Medium 101 - River View Room)

La Vida Hotel, Taichung (Standard Room)

Chateau de Chine Kaohsiung (Elegant Guest Room)

Hotel Day + Kenting (Standard Room)

Just Sleep Hualien (Superior Room)*

*Extended tour only

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional solo traveller surcharge will apply. Solo travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Packages do not include visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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