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Taiwan Explorer

Private Travel | General interest 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £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
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Taipei.


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.

  • Silks Place Taroko
    Silks Place Taroko

    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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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £4695 per person

High season from £4895 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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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