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Top Day Trips from Taipei

By Viator, January 2018

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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, Taipei, null
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Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

4.5 star rating: Recommended 419 Reviews

See one of the seven wonders of Asia, the Taroko Gorge, on a full-day tour led by a local guide. Take a train ride on your own to Hualien from Taipei to see ...  Read more

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

From USD $145.00
Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience, Taipei, Day Trips
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Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 109 Reviews

Travel to the remote mountain town of Pingxi, renowned for its annual Sky Lantern Festival. Visit Shuinandong Area and see the unique blue and yellow color ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei, Taipei, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Taroko Gorge Day Trip from Taipei

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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 $238.00
Small-Group Tour: Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei, Taipei, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei

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Take a full-day tour of the highlights of the Northeast Coast including Yehliu Geopark, Golden Waterfall, Jiufen Old Street, Shifen Waterfall and Shifen Old ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train, Taipei, Day Trips
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Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train

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Join this exciting full-day trip to visit one of the seven wonders of the world - Taroko Gorge in Hualien, the east part of Taiwan. Taroko National Park, or ...  Read more

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

From USD $140.00
Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air, Taipei, Day Trips
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Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air

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Join this whirlwind 1 day expedition to one of the most spectacular locations in Taiwan, Taroko National Park, which is perfect for travelers with very ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Jiufen Village (Chiufen) and Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour from Taipei, Taipei, Day Trips
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Jiufen Village (Chiufen) and Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour from Taipei

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Explore the Northeast Coast of Taipei and stroll through the Chiufen Village also known as Jiufen on this four-hour tour from Taipei. Drive to the east coast ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Private Tour: Sun Moon Lake Day Trip with Cruise and Bullet Train from Taipei, Taipei, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Sun Moon Lake Day Trip with Cruise and Bullet Train from Taipei

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Enjoy a scenic day trip and motorboat cruise around the clear emerald waters of Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan’s largest body of water. Explore some of the most popular ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $258.00
Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing, Taipei, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Enjoy a tea and sightseeing tour steeped in history from Taipei! Taste tea and explore the Bagua Tea Plantation — the largest in northern Taiwan. Your full-day ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Sun Moon Lake 1-Day Leisure Tour from Taipei, Taipei, Cultural Tours
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Sun Moon Lake 1-Day Leisure Tour from Taipei

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore the central and southern of Taiwan, discover Taiwan’s diverse and breathtaking geography as you tour the island’s varied terrain and enjoy some of the ...  Read more

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $220.00

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