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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

Explore central and southern Taiwan and discover the beautiful countryside scenery on this 4-day tour from Taipei. Sit comfortably aboard an air-conditioned coach and hear interesting anecdotes and enlightening commentary about the sites, culture and local life in Taiwan. Step off the bus with your guide to walk around the region’s highlights and hidden wonders including the town of Puli, picturesque Sun Moon Lake, the scenic lighthouses of Kenting National Park, Kaohsiung’s impressive temples and pavilions and the historic town of Lukang.


  • 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

You’ll be picked up from your Taipei hotel in the morning and driven to Puli to tour the Guangxing Paper Factory before continuing to scenic Sun Moon Lake, where you’ll visit local villages, shrines and temples.

The next day, travel through small and big towns on the way to Lukang, a small urban township, where you’ll take a walking tour to visit extravagant temples with your guide. Stay overnight in a quaint garden villa and then journey to Kenting National Park for a walking tour, enjoying gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan Strait and Luzon Strait on the way.

On your fourth day, take a coach tour of Kaohsiung’s top attractions, like the former British Consulate and the Spring and Autumn Pavilions, a Taoist temple complex by Lotus Lake. You’ll then head back to Taipei via coach or the express train, depending on the size of your group.

You’ll stay in comfortable accommodations and enjoy transportation to and from all site locations. Daily breakfasts are included, and for lunch and dinner, your guide will provide suggestions on great local places to eat (own expense). The time for meals is flexible and is based on your group’s sightseeing schedule.

For details on each day of the tour, see the Itinerary section below.

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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 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 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

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!

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013


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.



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!

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!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Really nice :)

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

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

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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