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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 Sun
Moon Lake is an atmospheric and scenic place
to stay. The countryside is perhaps the biggest
surprise, with deep gorges, snow-capped
mountains, hot springs and tea plantations.
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Fly from London (regional connections available)
direct to Taipei with China Airlines. (N)
Arrive and transfer to The Sherwood Hotel
Taipei hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
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)
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)
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)
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*.
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)
Drive north on a sightseeing route to the
Taroko National Park and stay 1 night at Silks
Place Taroko. (B)
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)
Fly direct to London with China Airlines. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
Available on request.
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
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TWN2020: 9 Nights
Alishan is famous throughout South East Asia as a spectacular place to watch the sunrise...
Fo Guang Shan means 'Light of Buddha Mountain'. It is the centre of Buddhism in Taiwan...
Sun Moon Lake Surrounded by green mountains is one of the main national parks and the...
Taroko National Park Taroko National Park is situated in the north east of Taiwan,...
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a vibrant blend of traditional culture and cosmopolita...