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3 Days in Taiwan: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

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Steeped in traditional Chinese culture, with influences from Japan and the island's own indigenous tribes, Taiwan is a destination full of surprises. Beyond the bustling metropolises are lush tropical landscapes, rushing rivers, hot springs and some of northeast Asia's tallest mountains. The island is a compact showcase of natural attractions and cultural jewels, with unexpected marvels around every corner.

Day 1:  Taipei by Day...and Night

Taipei is a fascinating city, and what better way to get a sense it than by taking a half-day tour to spot the highlights? This tour takes in Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Martyr's Shrine (a classic example of Ming Dynasty architecture), the incredible Chinese art treasures of National Palace Museum and a handicraft center where you can see some classic Taiwanese craftsmanship.

Then see Taipei on the flipside with an exciting night tour – including a Mongolian BBQ dinner! You'll enjoy a delicious meal at a downtown restaurant before strolling through the exotic night markets and exploring the ancient Longshan Temple. Then you'll shoot up to the top of the world's second-tallest building to watch Taipei sparkle below.

Day 2: By Gorge! Exploring Taroko Gorge.

Taroko Gorge is one of the seven wonders of Asia and it's an absolute must-do if you're in Taipei. Take a day tour to this incredible sight, where you'll take a short flight to this stunning gorge known for its sheer marble cliffs, deep winding tunnels, and the Liwu River, which flows through its craggy landscape. See the Eternal Spring Shrine then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting Chi Hsing Beach, Hualien Stone Sculptural Park and a marble factory.

Day 3: Parks, Art and Hot Springs

Yes you're on holiday - but don't you want to up the relaxation factor a little bit more? Take a half-day tour to Yangmingshan National Park where hot springs, tranquil lakes and luscious green fields rich with birds, butterflies and blossoms await you. Once you're all blissed out, spend a relaxing afternoon exploring the arts and crafts of the two neighboring towns of Yingge and Sansia. Yingge is Taiwan's ceramics capital, producing magnificent hand-painted works of art, from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues, while Sansia's Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple, built in 1769, is one of the world's finest examples of current Chinese temple art. You'll find some truly unique pieces to bring home with you.

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5-Day Best of Taiwan Tour from Taipei: Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, Kaohsiung and Taitung

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

This 5-day Taiwan tour will take you around the whole island, opening your eyes to the country’s diverse, astounding beauty and culture. Visit Sun Moon Lake ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

From USD $581.90

Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

4.5 star rating: Recommended 191 Reviews

See one of the seven wonders of Asia, the Taroko Gorge. Take a short plane trip to Hualien from Taipei to see this great wonder, a must-do while in Taipei. Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.99

Yangmingshan National Park and Hot-Spring Half-Day Tour from Taipei

3 star rating: Worth doing 29 Reviews

Want to take a relaxing hot spring bath? Visit the Yangmingshan National Park and Beitou (Peitou) on this tour from Taipei. Visit the hot spring and ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.99

Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei

View the natural and cultural highlights of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Wonders of Asia, on a private day trip from Taipei. Receive the expertise of a ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.51

Taipei Night Tour including Mongolian BBQ Dinner

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 39 Reviews

Taipei comes alive at night and the city is a buzzing. This 3.5-hour night tour of Taipei starts with a delicious Mongolian barbeque dinner at a downtown ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.99

Wulai Aboriginal Village Half-Day Tour from Taipei

3 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Wulai is a famous mountain village in northern Taiwan and is located in water reservation area. Residents are mostly aboriginal people (Tai Ya Tribe). See the ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.99

Taipei Art Galleries Tour

Visit three art galleries in Taipei during this half-day art tour! A local guide takes you to each independently owned venue, all within walking distance from ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $49.00

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