Luxury Taiwan Tours

Best of Taipei
(5 Days)

Taipei Stopover
(4 Days)

Highlights of Taiwan
(8 Days)
Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake

Taipei & Sun Moon Lake
(7 Days)

Discover Taiwan
(6 Days)
Taipei, Taroko Gorge

Cultural & Culinary Tour of Taiwan
(8 Days)
Taipei, Tainan, Sun Moon Lake

Luxuries of Taiwan
(9 Days)
Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Guguan

Journey Through Taiwan
(11 Days)
Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, Tainan, Taipei/Beitou

Journey Through Taiwan

(11 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, Tainan, Beitou

The ultimate private Taiwan tour, this itinerary features the many unforgettable cultural, scenic and culinary highlights across this beautiful island country.

Begin in Taipei, the fascinating capital of Taiwan. During flexible private touring with your own guide and driver, visit the renowned National Palace Museum, the repository of the imperial Chinese art collection, to see masterpieces of painting, porcelain, jade carving, calligraphy and other arts. Visit beautiful Longshan Temple and other Buddhist and Taoist temples that bustle with worshippers at all hours. At an atmospheric local tea house, sample Taiwan's acclaimed tea, such as delicate mountain-grown oolong. Walk through the historic port district and along backstreets where shops inside evocative, century-old buildings offer Taiwanese specialties. Stop by the landmark Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial to learn about one of the founding fathers of modern Taiwan. Venture up Taipei 101—among the tallest buildings in the world—for panoramic views over the city and mountains. Also enjoy time to browse for Taiwanese crafts, such as high-quality ceramics and glassware, or explore the shops at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. One evening, visit the renowned Shilin night market, a vast indoor-outdoor emporium of tiny shops and food stalls offering Taiwanese delicacies.

Next, enjoy the scenic train ride to Hualien, followed by a private transfer into spectacular Taroko Gorge, a narrow canyon carved into marble mountains. Visit highlights such as Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto and the Shakadang River. If desired, enjoy hiking in the hills to see beautiful waterfalls and Buddhist temples. You will also have time to relax at the spa and other facilities at your Taroko Gorge resort.

Continue with your private guide and driver on the Central Cross-Island Highway through forested mountains and over breathtaking Wuling Pass (10,745 ft), the highest road pass in Taiwan, to Sun Moon Lake. Stay at one of the best resorts in Taiwan with views of the beautiful lake and surrounding mountains. During flexible private touring in the region, enjoy options such as a private cruise on Sun Moon Lake, visits to local temples, a stop at a working tea plantation, a visit to a handmade paper factory and a tour of fascinating Chung Tai Chan Monastery, one of the most important religious sites in Taiwan. Other options include riding the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway over the mountains and visiting the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

Next, travel to Alishan National Scenic Area, a mountain resort town famous for ancient cedar and cypress trees and views of some of Taiwan's most beautiful, mist-shrouded peaks. Enjoy guided hiking through the forest and to scenic vista points. Also take the narrow-gauge train to watch the sunrise behind Yushan (Jade Mountain) and above a sea of clouds, a classic Alishan experience not to be missed.

Continue to Tainan, one of Taiwan's oldest cities. Dine on local culinary specialties such as danzai noodles and pineapple cake, and see cultural highlights such as remnants of the Dutch colonial period, the Confucius Temple and other beautiful temples, and small workshops that produce crafts such as embroidery and hand-painted lanterns.

Return to Taipei, and stay in the hot springs area of Beitou. Enjoy scenic touring or hiking in Yangmingshan National Park, an expanse of lush green volcanic mountains on the edge of the city. Alternatively, stay in Taipei and enjoy flexible touring or shopping according to your interests. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange reservations at the finest restaurants in Taipei and tickets to performances of puppet theater, Chinese opera and Cloud Gate Dance Theater.

Taiwan combines well with other destinations in Asia, such as Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Taipei

Fast-track airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Taipei

Full-day flexible private tour. Evening night market visit

Day 3 Taipei

Half-day flexible private tour

Day 4 Taipei – Taroko Gorge

Private transfer to train station. Morning train to Hualien with guide, then private transfer to hotel for 1 night with touring and/or hiking en route

Day 5 Taroko Gorge – Sun Moon Lake

Morning private hiking, if desired. Private transfer over mountains to resort for 2 nights with flexible touring en route

Day 6 Sun Moon Lake

Full-day flexible private tour, including private lake cruise and visits to local temples and other highlights

Day 7 Sun Moon Lake – Alishan

Private transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon flexible hiking, if desired

Day 8 Alishan – Tainan

Early morning train ride to watch sunrise. Private transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon flexible private tour

Day 9 Tainan – Taipei (Beitou)

Morning flexible private touring in Tainan or Anping. Private transfer to train station for business-class HSR train to Taipei. Private transfer to Taipei hotel or Beitou resort for 2 nights. Afternoon flexible private tour

Day 10 Taipei (Beitou) & Yangmingshan National Park

Half-day private scenic touring or hiking

Day 11 Depart Taipei

Private airport transfer with fast-track airport assistance


Hotels
Taipei: Mandarin Oriental, Taipei
Taroko Gorge: Silks Place Taroko
Sun Moon Lake: The Lalu
Alishan: Alishan House
Tainan: Silks Place Tainan
Taipei (Beitou): Villa 32

Cost

$11,690

Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Taiwan Tours

Best of Taipei
(5 Days)

Taipei Stopover
(4 Days)

Highlights of Taiwan
(8 Days)
Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake

Taipei & Sun Moon Lake
(7 Days)

Discover Taiwan
(6 Days)
Taipei, Taroko Gorge

Cultural & Culinary Tour of Taiwan
(8 Days)
Taipei, Tainan, Sun Moon Lake

Luxuries of Taiwan
(9 Days)
Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Guguan

Journey Through Taiwan
(11 Days)
Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, Tainan, Taipei/Beitou

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Our Taiwan trip was excellent and enjoyable. We cannot say enough about our escort guide—she was absolutely awesome.
~ A.S., St. Petersburg, FL

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