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  • Location:Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration:4 days, 3 nights

4-Day Tour of Central and Southern Taiwan from Taipei Including Kaohsiung and Sun Moon Lake

Discover the scenic highlights and hidden wonders of central and southern Taiwan on this 4-day tour from Taipei. Explore the region by comfortable coach with insightful commentary on board, and step off for guided walking tours along the way. Visit the town of Puli, Sun Moon Lake, Kenting National Park, Kaohsiung and the historical town of Lukang, including impressive temples, pagodas and pavilions. Includes three nights’ accommodation with daily breakfasts, plus round-trip transport.

Highlights

  • 4-day tour of central and southern Taiwan from Taipei
  • Enjoy a comfortable coach tour through Taiwan's beautiful countryside with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Visit Tehua Village, Wenwu Temple, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine around beautiful Sun Moon Lake
  • See extravagant temples in Lukang and grand pavilions in Kaohsiung
  • Enjoy gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and Taiwan Strait before exploring Kenting National Park
  • Daily breakfasts, accommodation and transportation included

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Tour of Central and Southern Taiwan from Taipei Including Kaohsiung and Sun Moon Lake

Spring and Autumn Pavilions

Your 4-day tour of central and southern Taiwan includes visits to Puli and the villages, shrines and temples around picturesque Sun Moon Lake; a walking tour of Lukang township and Kenting National Park; and a coach tour of Kaohsiung’s top attractions. 

Stay overnight in comfortable accommodations near Sun Moon Lake and enjoy two nights in a 4-star garden villa in Kaohsiung. Daily breakfasts are included, and your guide can provide suggestions for lunch and dinner (own expense).

Enjoy splendid views of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan Strait and Luzon Strait en route from Taipei, then head back to the capital via coach or the express train, depending on the size of your group.

See the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake
After pickup from your Taipei hotel, your guide will drive you by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to Puli in the county of Nantou. Stop at the Guangxing Paper Factory for a guided tour to learn about the elaborate process of making paper.

Continue your drive to Sun Moon Lake. As you travel through the scenic area around the lake, admire views of boats docked by the pier and listen to your guide’s informative commentary on sites you pass such as Tehua Village, a village of aboriginal people. Step off the bus for short stops at Wenwu Temple, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine, among others.

Head to your hotel and enjoy its extensive facilities before spending the night.

Overnight: Hotel Del Lago (rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor) or similar near Sun Moon Lake

Day 2: Sun Moon Lake – Lukang – Kaohsiung (B)

After breakfast, board the bus for a 1-hour drive past small and big towns and valleys on the way to Lukang, a small urban township. Hop off the bus for a guided walking tour of the old town to visit extravagant Tianhou Temple and Lung Shan Temple, both boasting a large number of halls dedicated to folk deities.

Afterward, board the bus or train (subject to availability) for a scenic 3-hour drive through the Taiwan countryside to Kaohsiung.

Overnight: 4-star Garden Villa Hotel or similar in Kaohsiung

Day 3: Kaohsiung – Kenting National Park – Kaohsiung (B)
After breakfast in your garden villa, board your coach for a 1.5- to 2-hour journey to Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s southernmost park, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan Strait, Luzon Strait and the surrounding plains on the way.

Drive through the park and make stops at several places including the Oluanpi Lighthouse and Maobitou, where you can explore by foot with your guide. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Kaohsiung.

Overnight: 4-star Garden Villa Hotel or similar in Kaohsiung

Day 4: Kaohsiung – Taipei (B)

Start your day with breakfast and then see Kaohsiung’s top attractions on a coach tour. Hop off and walk around with your guide at several stops, like the site of the former British Consulate and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, a Taoist temple complex by Lotus Lake.

Then, explore the area around Chengching Lake, an artificial lake that is a large water source for the region, and see gorgeous pagodas and other recreational areas.

After a full day of sightseeing, you will either board your coach to return to Taipei or you will be taken to the Kaohsiung Station for a return trip to Taipei on the express train. Upon arrival, you’ll be driven back to your Taipei hotel.

Customer Reviews

Mary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

There was a cancellation on the 5 day tour of Taiwan so I upgraded.
The tour was absolutely wonderful. The guide was very informative and on some of the longer journeys we were shown very interesting DVDs about Taiwan.
The driver was very helpful.
The hotels were outstanding, a pity we couldn't spend more time in them!!
I loved it!

Daniel P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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.

Peter Moreton United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The tour was really well organised, The accommodation was very comfortable and of a very high standard. The tour was great value for money, and made all the more enjoyable by our guide, Tony, who was well informed, helpful and great company!

Masayo Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

英語のツアーだと思っていたら、日本語も堪能なガイドさんでした。宿泊先のホテルも綺麗でしたしコスパはかなりいいと思います。

Virginia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

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.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Southern Taiwan is so interesting, quite different from the north. Great accommodation choice and guide was fantastic! Highly recommended!

Barry S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We loved our 'trip south.' Three were from L.A.(Mandarin and English); two from Shanghai (Mandarin); and us (English). The guide made the whole trip enjoyable for all and created special experiences...visual and gourmet. The south is so different from the busy north...this was a great way to see it!

Sara Elisa S

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Really nice :)

Fernando Z

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Very helpful guide. Hotel del lago (Sun Moon Lake) is below expected standards.

Ray N

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

We enjoyed the four day tour very much. Both guides communicated well in English and were good with people. Guides were very helpful in getting us to our train connections and made good suggestions for places to eat. Due to road noise it would be helpful for the tour guide to use a microphone.

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