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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.


  • Four-hour afternoon tour of the northeast coast of Taiwan
  • Visit the quaint little village of Chiufen (Jiufen), once a gold mining center and now filled with unique teahouses
  • Amazing coastal rock formations of Nanya
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Chiufen Village (Jiufen) and Northeast Coast Half-Day Tour from Taipei

Nanya Rock formations, Taipei

Board your comfortable coach upon hotel pickup in Taipei city in the afternoon, and relax during the scenic drive along Taiwan’s northeast coast. This National Scenic Area, noted for its numerous capes and bays backed by green mountains, is a common swimming spot for the locals and a popular destination for visitors to Taipei.

Your guide passes by Chinkuashin Village and visits the emerald-colored Bitou Cape, where you can view sea-eroded landforms on the cape's hanging cliffs. 

Continue your half-day tour to the Nanya coastline along a coral shore filled with whimsical rock formations formed by weathering sandstone. Your guide explains how the striped pattern in the rock is created by oxidized iron ore. Then enjoy more postcard views at the Yin-Yang Sea (Bay of Two Colors). 

On arrival at the former gold mining village of Jiufen, be enchanted by a picturesque setting of old homes clinging to steep mountainsides. Meander past the cozy teahouses of Jiufen Old Street, a narrow, cobbled street that offers a glimpses into the past. You’ll appreciate the atmosphere that inspired the sets featured in the Oscar-winning animation Spirited Away.

Your tour ends with return transport to your Taipei hotel in the evening. 

Customer Reviews

Dora G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

very good experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Tony did an excellent job of orienting us to the island and the history of the island as well. Informative tour that ended in Jiufen where we were able to experience the many different shops and eating experiences.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Highly recommend this tour. Thomas our guide was amazing and thoughtful. Such a great place to see and free time to explore was excellent. I think you could spend longer here to see even more.

Lili W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour guide and comfortable half-day tour outside of Taipei CBD. Enjoyed the small, intimate tour group as there were only 6 of us including the driver and the guide.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I liked our small group. Our guide Thomas was very knowledgeable and funny.
Jiufrn was very interesting. This was our girst tour and we weren't sure what to expect. Jiufen is definitely a tourist destination and not a coal mining town now but it was very interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good experience.

Shan Lu T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good tour.

Michael Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was amazing must try.... get to see the outside of Taipei... lots of snack to buy, interesting shopping and amazing pic opportunities. Our guide was amazing and Def deserves a big tip from us at the end.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Hi. Our tour was very fun. We had an English speaking tour guide, Thomas, and he was really entertaining during the tour. The driver and Thomas picked us up at our hotel at exactly 12:50pm then dropped us off at 6pm. I would recommend this tour and viator to all travelers who wants to visit Taiwan and the North east coast. Thank you again.

Connie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Frankie was our guide and it was a great trip! We were very comfortably seated in a van, with 3 other tourists. We were shown all the scenic spots to take pictures, and my favorite was taking a picture at the tea house in Jiufen that inspired the tea house in Miyazaki's Spirited Away! Don't eat lunch before this because there is tons of delicious foods to try at Jiufen!

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