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(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.
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.
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.
Low season from £4695 per person
High season from £4895 per person
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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