Top Day Trips from Taipei

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While Taipei offers enough to keep travelers occupied, it’s worthwhile to escape the seemingly endless sprawl of skyscrapers to experience other parts of Taiwan. These day trips from Taipei will make you fall in love with Ilha Formosa, “the Beautiful Island.”

Yangmingshan National Park — 9 miles (14 km) away
Yangmingshan is the most accessible of Taiwan’s eight national parks: It’s located within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of downtown Taipei and is connected by public transportation from Taipei Main Station. The 45-square-mile (117-square-kilometer) park encompasses Seven Star Mountain and an array of hiking trails and walking paths. A shuttle bus within the park takes visitors to various points of interest.

Wulai — 17 miles (27 km) away
Famous for its hot springs and aboriginal culture, Wulai sits less than an hour from Taipei. While the waterfall and hot springs are the main draw, there are also hiking trails worth exploring, as well as traditional aboriginal eats available along the main street—try the bamboo tube rice and wild mountain yams.

Jiufen — 22 miles (35 km) away
Jiufen (Chiufen) lies just north of Taipei in northern Taiwan, where it was a prosperous gold mining town until the 1950s. Rather than becoming a ghost town after mining was discontinued, Taipei residents continued to flock to the town thanks to its quaint streets and abundant teahouses. Stroll along the Jiufen Old Street and try various local dishes, learn about Taiwanese tea culture, and enjoy the views from this popular mountainous spot.

Yehliu Geopark — 22 miles (35 km) away
Located at Taiwan’s northern tip, Yehliu is a cape formed by geological forces pushing Datun Mountain out of the sea that extends about 5,577 feet (1,700 meters) into the ocean. It is home to the Yehliu Geopark, where the sea-eroded landscape is dotted with uniquely shaped rocks and geological features, including Queen’s Head, Dragon’s Head Rock, Honeycomb Rocks, Ginger Rocks, and Fairy Shoe.

Taroko Gorge — 94 miles (152 km) away
One of the most dramatic sights in Taiwan is Taroko Gorge. Accessible by car, train, or even a short flight, Taroko Gorge’s marble cliffs offer opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, river tracing, or just an afternoon of cruising through the gorge and taking in highlights like the Tunnel of Nine Turns and the Eternal Spring Shrine.

Sun Moon Lake — 155 miles (249 km) away
Although many people visit Sun Moon Lake on a multi-day tour, if you’re pressed for time it’s doable as a day trip from Taipei. The largest body of water in Taiwan is also home to one of the island’s aboriginal tribes. While swimming is not permitted, people flock to Sun Moon Lake to go bird-watching, cycle the lake’s scenic perimeter, visit temples, or go boating on the water. Be sure to take the boat to Lalu Island and try the famous tea-braised eggs.
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Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

Admire the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Taroko Gorge, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Asia, on this 13-hour tour from Taipei. There will be a guide to drop you off at the train station to let you hop on a train bound for Haulien; enjoy the scenic ride and learning about your destination on the way. Arrive at this top attraction and start exploring its sheer marble cliffs, winding tunnels and the vein of the Liwu River flowing through the gorge. Stop at a traditional Taiwanese restaurant for a lunch of typical local fare before heading to Chi-Hsing Beach and the Hualien Stone Sculpture Park. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Taipei hotels are included.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Small-Group Tour: Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei

Taiwan's Northeast Coast National Scenic Area is one of the country's most beautiful and best reputed; discover why on this day trip to Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei. Travel with a guide and a small group of eight people or fewer to see the striking natural and cultural attractions of the region, including distinctive rock formations, waterfalls, and historical alleys lined with contemporary street food. This tour includes guided commentary (choose between Mandarin or English) and round-trip transportation from Taipei.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Jiufen Village (Chiufen) and Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour from Taipei

Drive along the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area of northeastern Taiwan and stroll through charming Jiufen on this guided half-day tour from Taipei. Marvel at the unique rock formations at the Nanya coastline and see Pitou Cape. You'll pass fishing villages and pastoral farmlands before enjoying the charming teahouse-lined streets of Jiufen, also known as Chiufen. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$45.00 USD
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing

Combine a full day of sightseeing with Taiwanese tea tasting in Taipei. Take a ride on the Maokong Gondola, get the opportunity to meet highly skilled local tea experts who will teach you how to steep the perfect pot of tea and stop at a lookout point above Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake). You’ll visit the picturesque Bagua Tea Plantation. Numbers are limited to 7 people for more personalized attention from your guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Northern Coast Half-Day Tour including Yehliu Park from Taipei

Explore the harbor city of Keelung and the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area of northeastern Taiwan on this half-day trip from Taipei. Your knowledgeable guide explains the unique rock formations at Yehliu Geopark and the significance of Keelung’s statue of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. Relax with air-conditioned coach transport including hotel pickup and drop-off, and pose for plenty of photo ops!
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Yangmingshan National Park and Hot-Spring Half-Day Tour from Taipei

Experience the volcanic landscapes of Yangmingshan National Park and soak in the luxuriant Beitou (Peitou) hot springs on this half-day tour from Taipei. You’ll drive past fumaroles and crater lakes, stopping for photo ops of the thermal activity. Then relax in the sulfurous waters at Beitou Hot Spring Park whose open-air municipal public baths were constructed during Taiwan’s Japanese Colonial period. Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Yingge and Sansia Half-Day Folk Arts Tour from Taipei

Discover two cultural gems in Taiwan’s crown on this half-day Yingge and Sansia folk arts tour from Taipei. Explore the town of Yingge with your guide and gain insight into Taiwan’s pottery-making heritage. Admire hand-painted replicas of beautiful Ming vases and watch artisan potters at a local pottery factory. Visit the 19th-century Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple in Sansia. Marvel at the impressive wood carvings you find and learn of the temple’s checkered past. Then, follow your guide through Sansia’s streets, where wood carvings and stone sculptures adorn the buildings. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private full day trip to Pinxi, Shifen & Jiufen

Escape the crowded city of Taipei for the day and discover the natural beauty of the Taiwanese countryside. It takes over an hour to get to Pingxi and Shifen by train, so enjoy a private tour with a professional guide to save yourself time and stress. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of these towns. Experience a 40 meter waterfall, fly your own sky lantern, and taste a taro dessert at a mountaintop café.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jiufen, Shifen, Pingxi Day Trip with Sky Lantern Experience

Private 10-hours tour conducted by professional licensed local sightseeing taxi from Taipei to incredible attractions in Jiufen Old Street, Shifen, Pingxi (with sky lantern experience):   Local Chinese or English-speaking tour guideAccommodates up to 6 personsChild, elderly and handicap-friendly tourInclude hotel pick-up and drop-off at TaipeiTravel around a private license sightseeing vehicle (the remaining cost of the sightseeing taxi of NTD4,500 per group shall be paid to the driver in cash) As this is a private tour, we can customise the itinerary according to your needs and preferences. The tour is suitable for children, elderly and the handicapped as well.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$75.00 USD
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Private Charter from Taipei:Yehliu Geopark and Shifen (8 Hours)

Skip the stress of navigating public transport and make the most of your time in Taipei on a private tour of Shifen Waterfall and Yehilu Geopark, the ideal choice for nature lovers with limited time in Taiwan's capital. Traveling with a private driver means that you can make convenience stops whenever you see fit and customize your itinerary to spend as much or as little time at each stop. 
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$222.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Customize Your Amazing Private Day Tour With Tour Guide in Taipei (8 hours)

Customize your itinerary and discover the best of Taipei on this full-day private tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks according to your interests such as Taipei 101, the Shilin Night Market, Elephant Mountain, Lungshan Temple, and more. Learn more about Taiwan’s rich history, culture, and gastronomy from your guide as you tour this lively city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$395.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ultimate Taipei Day Tour

Ancient China, colonial Formosa and ultra-modern Taipei, all yours to experience on Ultimate Taipei Tour. You'll cover must-see places in style on this full day tour mixing tradition, history and places of scenic beauty.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Tour: Beitou Hot Springs and National Palace Museum in Taipei

Dip into the delights of Beitou on this private full-day tour that includes a luxurious soak in the outdoor hot springs. You’ll learn about the history of the region’s Japanese baths at the Beitou Hot Springs Museum and, back in Taipei, enjoy an independent tour of the collections at the National Palace Museum. This personalized itinerary includes your choice of a standard lunch in a Taiwanese food court or a 9-course meal at the elegant Silks Palace restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$162.50 USD
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Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei

Travel to Haulien and Taroko National Park by express train or private car — your choice — on this personalized tour of Taroko Gorge. Hike under marble cliffs on the Lushui Trail, and walk with your knowledgeable private guide around Tienhsiang village. On a driving tour, stop at scenic spots, such as Hualien Stone Sculptural Park, Eternal Spring Shrine, and Chi Hsing Beach. Your full-day itinerary includes aboriginal-inspired Taiwanese cuisine for lunch and round-trip transport from Taipei.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Private Tour: Sun Moon Lake Day Trip with Cruise and Bullet Train from Taipei

Travel in style through Taiwan and discover top attractions with ease on this private Sun Moon Lake day trip from Taipei. Hop aboard your high-speed bullet train and zoom to Sun Moon Lake with your private guide. Enjoy a private 1.5-hour motorboat cruise on the lake and watch the waters for native birdlife. Visit local landmarks including Hsuan-Kuang Temple and the Ida Thao Village, and learn about the native Thao people. After a traditional lunch, explore the beautiful Tse-En Pagoda and Wenwu Temple by the lakeside.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour: Yangmingshan National Park Day Trip from Taipei

Admire some of Taiwan’s finest natural landscapes on this private Yangmingshan National Park day trip from Taipei. Travel into Yangmingshan National Park with your guide and enjoy fine views over the volcanic terrain. Visit local attractions including the Zhongshan Building in Yangmingshan and gain insight into the region’s heritage. After a traditional lunch, visit Xiaoyoukeng and learn of Taiwan’s volcanic geology. Follow hiking trails through bamboo forest to Yangmingshan, and discover sulfurous rocks and natural hot springs. Watch cattle grazing in Qingtiangang Meadow and admire serene views over Bamboo Lake.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small Group Hiking Day Tour On Qixing Mountain from Taipei

Escape the city for a thrilling hike to the top of Qixing Mountain, one of Taiwan’s highest peaks. This full-day hike from Taipei scales both peaks, passes the Lengshuikeng mountain lake, and affords spectacular views of the ‘Seven Stars’ mountains.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$80.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private 1-Day Tea Experience in Taipei

Trade the urban bustle for a day in one of Taiwan’s most atmospheric tea-growing regions on this private tour. Following pickup directly from your Taipei hotel, travel in a comfortable vehicle to the verdant Pinglin District. You’ll visit a local tea plantation (and will enjoy numerous samples), will try the region’s tea-based cuisine, will admire the scenery as you explore, and will even help hand-pull noodles at the celebrated Shihding Tsu’s Handmade Noodle Company.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Fulong Old Coaling Cycling Tour with Sky Lanterns from Taipei

Embark on this 9.5-hour biking tour to the Fulong Old Coaling Cycling Trail. Ride on the first railway tunnel, turned biking path in northern Taiwan, viewing the ocean as you go. After the riding portion, visit the Yuanwangkeng Water Park for lunch, then transfer to ShiFen. Release a sky lantern that holds your greatest wish before returning to your original departure point.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$135.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Small-group Vintage Taipei Day Tour Including Bao'an Temple and Confucius Temple

Gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s cultural and architectural heritage on a tour of two prominent landmarks: the Bao’an Temple and Taipei Confucius Temple. You'll also visit a traditional Chinese medicine store, a tea factory, and Yongle Textile Market with your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$80.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Charter from Taipei: Shifen and Jiufen (6 Hours)

Escape from the bustling city and discover the beauty of northern Taiwan on this 6-hour private tour. First head to the beautiful Shifen Waterfall, the widest in the country, before exploring the quaint railway town. After a stroll through the streets, head to Jiufen to try their famous street foods and take in the beautiful views from the Keelung Port.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$173.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private charter from taipei: Morning trip to Jiufen (4 hours)

This is a private charter tour to Jiufen. Let's go to Jiufen in morning time! During morning, it's not that crowded compare to afternoon and night time. Which allows you to wandering through Jiufen comfortably.  We provide private charter with experienced driver, fluent in English/ Japanese, to make sure that you will have no problem communicating with the driver during the whole trip.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$116.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Discover Tea Culture with Master of Tea

Once a year, during the winter, tea is harvested in Pinglin. This occurs during the winter to allow for a richer flavor to the tea. The tea leaves grow slowly in the winter makes it taste more balanced, subtle with a longer finish. When the wind blows, the smell of tea soars through the air, in the village, and in the mountain. After months of growing and preparing, gradually the tip comes out from the soil and is ready to embark on the final performance at the end of year. Now is the best time for you to experience Taiwanese tea!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Hakka Discovery Tour from Taipei

Discover diverse and charming Hakka culture at leisure pace from Taipei. Take one ride on Neiwan Branch Railway Line from "Love Station" Hexing to Zhudong, where Taiwan biggest traditional Hakka market is located. Proceed to Beipu Old Street, rich in history and stories from Qing dynasty and Japanese Colonial Era. There you will also experience making "Lei Tea", an energy drink to the Hakka people back in the old days. Conclude our wonderful day with warmth and hospitality of Hakka people: picking seasonal fruits !
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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$94.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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