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Taiwan: The Beautiful Island

Group Tour | General interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2495 Current prices from: £2495

Early Portuguese sailors named Taiwan
Ilha Formosa, meaning ‘beautiful island’,
due to the breathtaking scenery, which
still impresses modern visitors today.
The energetic capital, Taipei, is home to
possibly the best collection of Chinese
artefacts in the world, while Tainan
showcases Taiwanese architecture.
The countryside is perhaps the biggest
surprise, with deep gorges, snow-capped
mountains, hot springs, tea plantations
and rugged coastline.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Overnight at the Fo Guang Shan monastery & join the monks for prayers
  • Discover ancient Chinese treasures at the National Palace Museum
  • Walk along nature trails in the stunning Taroko gorge
  • Discover traditional Hakka culture at Beipu village
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 10 people (max 26)

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

Fly from London (regional connections available) direct to Taipei with China Airlines. (N)

Day 2: Taipei

Arrive and transfer to The Sherwood Hotel Taipei hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3: Taipei

Full-day tour of Taipei, including the National Palace Museum, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Martyrs’ Shrine and Longshan temple. Optional evening visit to the Chinese opera. (B, L)

Days 4-5: Sun Moon Lake

Drive south to the village of Beipu, home to members of the the Hakka ethnic minority group. See the traditional architecture and sample Hakka food, then continue to Sun Moon Lake for a 2-night stay at the Fleur de Chine hotel. The following day, take a short boat excursion on the lake, then visit the Wenwu Temple and the Tse-en Pagoda. (B)

Day 6: Alishan

Drive to the Alishan Forest Park, one of the most spectacular mountainous regions of Taiwan. Afternoon walking tour of the park. Overnight at Alishan House. (B, D)

Day 7: Tainan • Fo Guang Shan monastery

Optional early morning ride on the Alishan Forest Railway to see the sunrise (weather permitting) from the summit of Mount Alishan. After breakfast, drive to the charming mountain township of Zhuqi, and take a stroll down historic Fenchihu Old Street. Continue to Tainan to visit Fort Anping and historic Yanping Street. Then proceed to Fo Guang Shan, the largest Buddhist monastery in south-east Asia. Stay overnight at the monastery guesthouse*. (B, D)

Day 8: Kenting • Hualien

Option to rise early and join the monks for morning prayers. Drive south to Kenting National Park, which protects an area of low-lying hills, limestone caves, forests and beaches. Explore the park on foot, then head north towards Taitung. Stay 1 night at the Hotel Royal Chihpen. (B, L)

Day 9: Taroko gorge

Drive north on a sightseeing route to the Taroko National Park and stay 1 night at Silks Place Taroko. (B)

Day 10: Taipei

Morning tour of remarkable Taroko gorge and visit the Eternal Spring shrine and the Swallow Grotto. Drive on to Taipei. Stay overnight at The Sherwood hotel. Options available to extend your stay in Taipei. (B)

Day 11: Fly to London

Fly direct to London with China Airlines. (B)

Meal basis:

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

Important information *Fo Guang Shan monastery:

Overnight stays at the Fo Guang Shan monastery are subject to availability. If an unscheduled event is being held at the monastery, a night at a Kaohsiung City hotel will be provided instead.

Superior tour:

This tour is based in 4-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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  • Hotel Royal Chihpen
    Hotel Royal Chihpen

    Hotel Royal Chihpen is one of Taiwan's leading spa resorts, enjoying a prime location in the Chihpen Forest Recreation Area. The rooms are brightly decorated with subtle aboriginal influences, and have modern conveniences and views over the lush hills and surrounding countryside. There is a choice of three restaurants serving a range of Chinese, Japanese and western cuisine. The hotel prides itself on an extensive selection of indoor and outdoor hot spring baths and spa facilities.

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  • Fo Guang Shan Monastery
    Fo Guang Shan Monastery

    Founded by Master Hsing Yun in 1967, Fo Guang Shan has evolved from a mountaintop bamboo forest to the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. The two lodges here, Pilgrims and Bamboo Garden, offer en suite guest accommodation within the monastery. Rooms are basic but comfortable, with air conditioning, bottled water, small televisions and tea making facilities. Both lodges have convention rooms and extensive dining facilities serving vegetarian meals such as noodles or dumplings, in keeping with Buddhist stricture.

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  • Fleur de Chine
    Fleur de Chine

    The Fleur de Chine hotel is on the north shore of Sun Moon lake, an area known for its natural hot springs. The water from the hot springs is used in the hotel's spa and hot spring baths. Rooms are elaborately designed with French windows and balconies with views of either the mountain or lake. There are six restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines including international, Japanese and Chinese. The hotel's Sky Lounge rooftop bar has a panoramic view of the beautiful Sun Moon lake. Features: 211 rooms, 4 restaurants, lobby lounge, rooftop bar, fitness room, gift shop, spa with hot spring baths & swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Balcony, air conditioning, television, coffee machine, safe, hairdryer, minibar.

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  • Alishan House
    Alishan House

    Alishan House is a simple yet charming guesthouse in a delightful setting on the forested hillsides of Alishan. Facilities include one restaurant serving Chinese food and a spacious terrace for enjoying the panoramic views from the hotel.

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Dates & prices

TWN2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3595 per person

High season from £3795 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

Destinations on this tour

  • Taipei

    Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a vibrant blend of traditional culture and cosmopolita...

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  • Fo Guang Shan

    Fo Guang Shan means 'Light of Buddha Mountain'. It is the centre of Buddhism in Taiwan...

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  • Alishan

    Alishan is famous throughout South East Asia as a spectacular place to watch the sunrise...

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  • Taipei

    Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a vibrant blend of traditional culture and cosmopolita...

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  • Sun Moon Lake

    Sun Moon Lake Surrounded by green mountains is one of the main national parks and the...

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  • Taroko National Park

    Taroko National Park Taroko National Park is situated in the north east of Taiwan,...

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