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Taiwan Explorer

Private Travel | General interest 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £4695 Current prices from: £4695
Journey from Taipei in the north to the far southern point of Taiwan, visiting national parks, striking coastline and magnificent countryside en route. Travelling down the less-visited east coast of Taiwan, you will learn about the country's aboriginal history and visit off-the-beaten track sites including the volcanic Green Island and tribal villages near Taitung.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Discover the beauty of Taiwan's wild East Coast National Scenic Area
  • Learn about aboriginal culture & history
  • Enjoy stunning scenery at the Taroko Gorge & Kenting National Park
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation

Alishan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1763 2068 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2170 1864 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 643 948 1254 1559 1763 1864 1864 1661 1457 1152 846
Sunshine hours 4 3 4 5 5 5 7 6 6 5 4 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 763 974 1175 1335 2239 32513 34113 37215 2339 1295 1004 723
Rainy Days 18 17 18 17 21 21 18 20 18 15 16 16
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Fo Guang Shan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2679 2984 3188 3188 3290 3188 3290 3086 2882 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1661 2068 1355 2475 2577 2475 2475 2170 1864 1559
Sunshine hours 5 4 5 5 6 6 8 7 6 6 5 5
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 462 542 602 753 1737 35114 40416 43617 1867 733 572 522
Rainy Days 14 13 13 12 15 17 14 17 15 12 13 13
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2577 2679 2781 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2679 2577

Kenting

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2679 2984 3188 3188 3290 3188 3188 3086 2882 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1864 2170 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2272 1966 1661
Sunshine hours 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 5 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 954 823 753 813 1757 32713 37015 43617 25010 1486 1325 1215
Rainy Days 15 13 12 11 14 17 15 18 16 14 15 15
Humidity VH VH E E E E E E E VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2577 2679 2882 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882 2679 2577

Sun Moon Lake

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 2068 2373 2577 2781 2882 2882 2781 2577 2272 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 1254 1559 1864 2068 2170 2170 2068 1864 1457 1152
Sunshine hours 4 3 4 5 5 6 8 7 6 5 4 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 763 1074 1235 1275 2078 31012 30712 32913 2018 1074 863 663
Rainy Days 18 17 18 17 20 20 16 18 17 15 16 16
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Tainan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2679 2984 3188 3188 3290 3290 3290 3086 2882 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1661 1966 2272 2475 2475 2475 2373 2170 1763 1457
Sunshine hours 4 4 4 5 6 6 8 7 6 6 5 4
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 301 452 562 723 1727 36014 41916 44017 1646 502 331 291
Rainy Days 14 14 14 13 16 17 14 16 14 12 13 13
Humidity N N L M H VH VH VH VH H M N
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2679 2781 2882 2984 2984 2882 2781 2679 2475

Taipei

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 2068 2475 2781 3086 3290 3290 3086 2679 2373 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 1152 1152 1355 1763 2068 2272 2475 2475 2272 1966 1661 1355
Sunshine hours 3 3 3 4 4 6 8 7 6 5 4 3
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1054 1687 1857 1636 2158 26310 1968 2028 1847 1225 984 873
Rainy Days 19 19 20 18 21 19 15 17 16 16 17 17
Humidity N N N N M H VH VH H L N N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 6/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Taroko National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1864 2170 2373 2577 2679 2679 2577 2373 2170 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1254 1457 1763 1864 1966 1966 1864 1661 1355 1152
Sunshine hours 3 3 3 4 4 5 7 6 5 5 3 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 843 1114 1516 1596 24410 2169 29512 26711 30712 24810 1004 823
Rainy Days 17 18 19 19 22 23 22 25 20 17 15 16
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH VH H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Taipei.

(N)

Day 2: Taipei

Arrive and transfer to The Sherwood Taipei for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3: Taipei

Guided city tour of Taipei, including visits to the National Palace Museum, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs’ Shrine and Longshan temple. (B)

Day 4: Train to Taroko National Park

Take the train from Taipei to Hualien, where you will be met at the station and transferred to the Taroko National Park. Stay 2 nights at the Silks Place Taroko, a luxury hotel set on a mountainside within the national park. (B)

Day 5: Visit the Taroko gorge

Full day to explore the remarkable Taroko gorge. Visit the Eternal Spring shrine, the Swallow Grotto and the Siangde temple, or take a walk along the scenic Shakadang trail. (B)

Day 6: To Taitung via the East Coast Scenic Area

Drive south through East Coast National Scenic Area to Taitung, stopping en route at various scenic viewpoints, the rock formations of Xiaoyeliu and Shitiping, and the Amis Folk Centre. Stay at the city centre Sheraton Taitung Hotel for 3 nights. (B)

Day 7: Explore the East Rift Valley

Today you will have time to explore the East Rift Valley with a private guide and vehicle, an area home to some of Taiwan’s aboriginal groups including the Amis, the Kavalan and the Bunun. Visits include the National Museum of Prehistory, the Bunun Tribal Leisure Farm and the Luye Plateau. (B)

Day 8: Green Island

Take a day trip by ferry to Green Island, 33km off the coast near Taitung, which has some of Taiwan’s most beautiful scenery and a rugged terrain created by ancient volcanic activity. During your visit you can relax in the Zhaori hot springs, walk along coastal trails and visit the Bitoujiao lighthouse for views out over the Pacific Ocean. (B)

Days 9-10: Kenting

Drive south to the Kenting National Park, which shares the same latitude as Hawaii and is the southernmost point of Taiwan. The park protects an area of low-lying hills, limestone caves, forests and coastline. Stay 2 nights at the Caesar Park Hotel, which has a range of resort facilities including a private beach area. (B)

Days 11-12: Kaohsiung

Drive west to the port city of Kaohsiung and stay 2 nights at The Ambassador Hotel. The following day, take a guided tour of the city visiting Shoushan mountain, Chijin Island, a walk along Ren-Ai River and a visit to Ruei-Fong night market to browse souvenir stalls and sample local snacks. (B)

Day 13: Taipei

Transfer to the train station and board a high-speed train for the journey north back to Taipei. Overnight at The Sherwood Hotel. (B)

Day 14: Fly to the UK

Transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Sherwood Taipei
    The Sherwood Taipei

    The Sherwood is in Taipei's financial centre and shopping district and a 10-minute walk to the Zhongshan MRT station. The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is approximately one hour's drive away. All rooms and suites are spacious, well-equipped and have a choice of pillows, wall soundproofing and filtered fresh air to ensure a good night's sleep. Each room has a complimentary phone with unlimited local calls, internet access and local recommendations. Features: 343 rooms, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, spa with indoor swimming pool & sauna, fitness room. Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar, coffee & tea making facilities.

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  • Silks Place
    Silks Place

    Located inside the Taroko Gorge National Park, the five star Silks Place has 203 well-equipped guest rooms all with great views of the surrounding landscape. The variety of dining outlets includes Sichuanese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Southeast Asian and international cuisine, as well as a coffee shop, pub and bar. Health and fitness facilities are available at the hotel's fitness centre featuring sauna and steam bath, indoor swimming pool and a spa.

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  • Caesar Park Hotel
    Caesar Park Hotel

    The Caesar Park Hotel has 245 elegant guest rooms with superb sea or mountain views. Facilities include a large free form swimming pool, serviced beach area, restaurants serving Western and Asian cuisine and a beach bar.

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Dates & prices

TBR2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £4695 per person

High season from £4895 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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