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Private Sightseeing Tours

Full-Day Private Custom Taipei Tour

With just one day to take in the treasures of Taipei, a private tour means you can maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary. Perhaps admire landmarks such as Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Martyr's Shrine, and the Dalongdong Baoan Temple; enjoy the views from the Taipei 101 skyscraper; or discover the best places to eat or shop in the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

Discover some of Taiwan’s most spectacular scenery with this full-day tour to Taroko National Park. Depart in the morning from Taipei; an included shuttle service will ferry you from your hotel to the train station. Upon arrival in Hualien, meet your guide and set off in an air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll venture to the national park, will see the spectacular Taroko Gorge, will explore the Hualien Stone Sculpture Park, will stroll along Chi-Hsing Beach, and more.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145.00
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience

Travel from Taipei to Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi. These charming, old-world destinations are great for romantic outings, nostalgic walks, and dining in traditional restaurants and teahouses. Take in amazing views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes while getting taught about the area's history. Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Jiufen, a town famous for having been an inspiration for the Miyazaki classic Spirited Away. Make sky lanterns by yourself and release them to send your wishes to the heaven in Pingxi, known for its annual Sky Lantern Festival. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$100.00
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  • 8 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

Even if you’ve only got limited time in Taipei, a visit to northern Taiwan’s countryside is a must-do. Skip the hassle of arranging transfers and entrance fees on a private tour that transports you to Jiufen Village and your choice of national park with ease. Depending on your interests, you can customize your itinerary and choose between three different routes, which include Yehliu, Houtong, and Yangmingshan National Park.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

3-Day Tour of Sun Moon Lake, Puli and Alishan National Scenic Area from Taipei

Discover the beauty of Taiwan’s countryside on this 3-day tour from Taipei. Hear interesting anecdotes and enlightening commentary aboard your coach, and disembark to explore the picturesque region on foot with your guide. Drive around Sun Moon Lake, walk through the well-preserved Alishan National Scenic Area, and visit the town of Puli. Includes two nights’ accommodation near Sun Moon Lake and Chiayi with breakfast, plus round-trip transport.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 9 hours
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US$33.00
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  • 9 hours

Multi-day Tours

4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung

Visit national parks, glimpse rugged ocean scenery, and immerse yourself in a wealth of cultural offerings on this 4-day tour of eastern Taiwan. Leave the planning to someone else, and don’t worry about logistics: one-way train transfer to Hualien, comfortable hotel accommodation, transport via air-conditioned vehicle, breakfasts, and guided excursions are all included. Discover the East Coast Scenic Area, travel along the East Rift Valley, explore Taroko Gorge National Park, and more. You’ll even have the chance to visit Taiwan’s very first whiskey distillery.
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  • 4 days
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US$535.00
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  • 4 days

Day Trips

Full-Day Taroko Gorge Group Tour by Air

This day tour to Taroko Gorge is ideal for anyone short on time. Fly straight to Hualien, round-trip from Taipei, and get whisked away to Taroko National Park for a guided tour. Explore the precipitous Qixingtan Beach and Qingshui Cliff, and take in stunning views of the Liwu River and Taroko Gorge from the Shakadang and Lushui trails. Plus, visit the Dongdamen Night Market, too.
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  • 15 hours
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US$220.00
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  • 15 hours

Day Trips

One day Hualien Taroko Gorge Tour from Taipei by Train

Travel round-trip by rail from Taipei to Hualien on a full-day tour of Taroko Gorge, situated within Taroko National Park. A professional guide greets you upon arrival, and whisks you away to top attractions, including the Tunnel of Nine Turns, Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Cisingtan Scenic Area, and Hualien Stone Sculptural Park. Admire waterfalls and marble cliffs as you take in the glorious views. Lunch and hotel transfers are included.
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  • 13 hours
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US$140.00
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Taipei Tour: Chartered Car Service

Explore Taipei at your own pace, and get around town seamlessly, with a private, half-day chartered car service. Meet your driver at a time and place of your choosing—including the airport or the Port of Keelung, if selected—and embark in your comfortable vehicle. Make the most of a brief layover, transfer to your hotel, indulge in a bit of sightseeing, and more: the vehicle is fully at your disposal, and your destination is up to you.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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US$50.00
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Day Trips

Sun Moon Lake One Day Express Tour

Escape the fast pace of life in central Taipei with a visit to the crystal blue water and lush green forest at Sun Moon Lake, a favorite spot for travelers and locals alike. Sun Moon Lake is blessed with more than just natural beauty, however, so this full-day trip to the area also offers a glimpse into Taiwanese culture with visits to temples, pagodas and other monuments. Explore the jewel of Taiwan without making a big dent in your schedule with this one-day tour of the lake area.
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  • 12 hours
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US$260.00
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  • 12 hours

Day Trips

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.
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  • 8 hours
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US$62.89
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  • 8 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

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.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$238.00
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Keelung Shore Excursion: Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen, and Houtong Cat Village Journey

Getting off the cruise, you can feel the humid air in the Keelung harbor. Ocean water and strong wind shape the unique stones of Yehliu Geopark. Going into the mountains, water flows on the gold riverbed. After the tranquil journey, we follow the red lanterns to the bustling Jiufen Old Street. Having a bowl of taro ball, you’ll know how immigrants live in this mountain village in Qing dynasty. Going up to the Houtong Cat Village, you will meet cats everywhere like in the train station, in the street, and besides the refrigerator. When you eat the shaved ice in the store, they may come to you and want some on the table. Then, we will get to the last stop—Keelung Miaokou (entrance of the temple) Night Market. You will be dropped off here. The driver guide will show you how to walk back to the Keelung Port 500 meters away. You can find delicious street food like rice cake and peanut mochi. Eating on the stall, you can feel the friendliness of Taiwanese.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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US$80.00
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

The Better Taroko Gorge National Park Day Tour - Small Group - Early Start!

Although Taiwan boasts some of the liveliest city living in Asia, in-the-know travelers recognize that the country's open space is just as worth seeing as its streetscapes. See one of the natural highlights of Taiwan, the Taroko National Park, all in one day on this tour departing from Hualien City. Because you return back to Hualien the same day, there's no need to check out of your hotel or to book additional transport.
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  • 8 hours
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US$57.50
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Highlights of Keelung - Shore Excursion from Keelung

Take a relaxing tour of the most beautiful parts of Taipei. Visit the village of Ciufen known for its narrow alleyways and teahouses after you have enjoyed the impressive photo stop at Yehliu Geo Park. A Popular tourist attraction with scenic rock formations, fossils and big waves.The abundant geological landscape and site are enough to take one’s breath away and marvel at the uncanny works of nature! Enjoy your scenic drive through this mountainous region as you pass by the tightly packed houses in the village and take a glimpse into local life and culture.(Tour will commence at 12:00pm or dependant of Cruse Ship porting times)
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

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Keelung Shore Excursion: Private Custom Taipei 8-Hour Tour

Our professional driver guide will help to create your own itinerary in Taipei with you. When you’re picked up from Keelung Cruise Port, you can plan to visit the cultural, historic and natural attractions in Taipei City or suburbs. To explore the culture in Taiwan, treat yourself with a 8-hour private tour of a relaxing itinerary! If you haven’t decided where to go, don’t worry. The professional English driver guide can help you plan the itinerary and escort you to the attractions such as Longshan Temple, Taipei 101, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum or Beitou Hot Springs. Feel the Taiwanese temple culture, and live like a Taiwanese for 6 hours, you may love Taiwan more. In this custom journey, travel at your own pace, stop to snap photos of Taiwan scenery, and grab a souvenir or explore Taiwan more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Private Taipei Street Food Tour

Taipei is renowned for its delicious variety of street food and regional specialties. On this walking tour, numbers are kept to a maximum of 8 people, ensuring that you get the most out of your guide. Explore the atmospheric Zhongzheng District, visit Dongmen Market, and sample a wide selection of Taiwanese dishes, with your guide on-hand to explain the ingredients and translate any food preferences.
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  • 3 hours
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US$16.85
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  • 3 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour Yehliu Geopark & visit to Jingshan

Leave the bustle of the big city behind, and head for the coast: this half-day, private tour makes it simple to explore another side of Taiwan. Head first to Yehliu National Geopark, where you can admire the unique rock formations and coastal views. Then, continue to the local town of Jinshan. Stroll down Jinshan’s Old Street and sample treats from its food vendors, or enjoy a seafood lunch (own expense). Finish your visit with a trip to the Cihu Temple or the Ju Ming Museum.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Cultural Tours

Jiufen and Shifen day trip from Taipei with sky lantern experience!

Escape to the Taiwanese countryside for a day, and don’t worry about logistics: this tour provides a simple, budget-friendly way to explore. Perfect for those with jetlag or who prefer a later start, this tour departs in the early afternoon. Admire Taiwan’s mountainous scenery, and stop by the grand Shifen Falls. You’ll also visit Shifen Old Street, where you can light your own sky lantern (own expense). Finally, head to Jiufen Old Street to browse, soak up the ambiance, and enjoy tea and snacks (own expense).
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  • 7 hours
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US$68.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Layover Tours

6-Hour Layover Ultimate Taipei City Tour

Make the most of your layover in Taipei and see the highlights of the city in just a few hours on this customized tour. A private driver picks you up at the airport and whisks you straight to the most popular attractions in town. Visit Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, and delve into the local food scene on Yongkang Street.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Jiufen Gold Rush Town and Yehliu National Geopark from Taipei

See the former gold mining town of Jiufen and the fascinating geological formations of Yehliu National Geopark on this private day trip from Taipei. Stroll with your very own guide down Old Street to the Shengping Theater House for a look at Jiufen’s movie-making history. A seafood lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle are included with all the highlights.
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  • 9 hours
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US$187.00
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  • 9 hours

Private Day Trips

Private One-Way Hualien City to Kenting Scenic Tour

Take the scenic route from Hualien City to Kenting on Taiwan’s south coast on this private one-way tour. Spend the day driving the scenic coastal road, stopping along the way to visit Dong He town and Taidong city, and admire views of Shimen Cave and Dolphin Bay, then arrive in time to watch the sunset over Kenting National Park.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$566.00
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems of Taipei

Visit some of Taipei’s key attractions—but also discover its lesser-known, locals-frequented corners—on this introductory private tour. Pick between several convenient departure times, and meet your guide in a central location. Look forward to seeing famous Taipei landmarks like the Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall. However, you’ll also step off the tourist trail and will visit a local temple, bustling markets, and a tranquil park—and will get to try authentic Taiwanese bubble tea, too.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes


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