Absolutely excellent comfortable bullet train tour!! The 5 star hotel in Kaohsiung was amazing! It's a good experience to the natural side of Taiwan outside busy Taipei. Tour guide Billy is very knowledgeable and friendly. Very well organized trip by Edison Tour Company from Taipei. When arriving to Taipei, they even arranged their staff to greet us right at the platform then courteously took us back to our hotel.
David and Billy Wong are great guides, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. These guys both found small local vendors where we could really experience the Taiwan charm and goodness. Include the Bullet Train from Kaohsiung to Taipei as an item in the package. The bullet train was amazing.
Sun moon lake is gorgeous! What a serene and romantic place. For Kaohsiung tour, just a suggestion- do not combine non-speaking English clients with English clients. Very uncomfortable not understanding what the tour guide and non-speaking English were talking about the whole tour.
Taiwan is a great place to visit and I highly recommend it. I wish I kind of knew how this compared to other tours of Taiwan that were offered but I enjoyed the experience I had overall. A little more interaction from the guides would have been nice, and I'm not entirely sure how I felt about them having us figure out our own meals when English isn't found on most menus. Our first guide seemed somewhat disinterested, but I very much appreciated Billy, our guide for Kaohsiung and southern Taiwan for his lively commentary and genuine love for his hometown.
I thought it was not quite worth what I had paid for. Sure, one would need a car to go around Kenting and Kaohsiung. But I could have done it by myself. I did not get to learn much about the places. The guide just ended up being my driver, dropping me off at places and meeting him again after. But the room in Hotel Chateau de Chine was quite good.
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