3 Days in Taiwan: Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, June 2014
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.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
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
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Travel on the historical Pingxi railway line to this remote mountain town renowned for its annual Sky Lantern Festival. Following a hike on Mt Xiaozi and Mt ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Dip into the delights of Beitou on this private tour that includes time at its hot springs, admission to the National Palace Museum and lunch. Enjoy Beitou’s ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Prepare Taiwanese cuisine with an experienced instructor during a private 5-hour cooking lesson. Before class, a knowledgeable private chef leads you through ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Take in the sights of Taipei from an insider’s point of view as you travel through the city using local transportation! A friendly and knowledgeable guide ... Read more
Duration: 7-8 hours