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Taiwan: The Beautiful Island

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £3,595 Current prices from: £3,595
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

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

Superior private tour extensions

Beijing, China city skyline at the Forbidden City
Beijing city break
3 Nights from £895

Extend your stay with a visit to China and see the original home of the antiquities seen in Taipei’s National Palace Museum. Visit Beijing’s Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall. Stay at the Park Plaza Beijing for 3 nights. British passport holders can visit Beijing for up to 144 hours without a visa.

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


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Dates & prices

TWN2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3,595 per person

High season from £3,795 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.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • International flights
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/taiwan/taipei
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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/taiwan/taroko-national-park
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    Taroko National Park Taroko National Park is situated in the north east of Taiwan,...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/taiwan/sun-moon-lake
  • Sun Moon Lake

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/taiwan/taipei
  • Taipei

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/taiwan/fo-guang-shan
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    Fo Guang Shan means 'Light of Buddha Mountain'. It is the centre of Buddhism in Taiwan...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/taiwan/alishan
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