A really fun thing to do for Halloween! Shane was a very good leader. Really enjoyed the mine tour, too.
We had a fantastic day with our small group of 5 people on this tour. On the way to Jiufen we saw the 2 colour sea and a beautiful waterfall then walked through the famous Jiufen town and tasted some local food and had lunch with a beautiful view. Drove to another amazing waterfall and short walk then onto Pingxi for the lantern release which was a unique experience,especially when the train comes through! Train ride to Jingtong and a walk through the old quaint station shops then headed back to Taipei.We were lucky to have Laura as our tour guide who was so friendly and did a wonderful job.I Highly recommend this tour.
I did this tour last year and Aurora was fantastic. Very knowledgable and it was an interesting tour. Well worth it.
Great tour but very rainy. Would have been even nicer if the weather would have been better. Nobodies fault Kelly the tourguide
was funny and very entertaining. Great personality. Loved the places we visited, the waterfalls, Jiufen, Grandpa a former employee
of a Japanese mining company in Jiufen, then of course Pingsi were we made our own lantern and let it fly. Would do this tour again
and highly recommend it.
One of the huge highlights of my trip. If you splurge on a tour while in Taiwan, this one is worth it.
Nice small group that all spoke English. The lanterns were exciting to set off even during the day time. Jiufen was great and our guide led us to all the good cheap places to eat. Definitely worth the money as you have a air-conditioned van that will pick you up and drop you off. Tour started at a reasonable time and we returned just in time for dinner and night market activity.
Our guide Tina was so great. She was enthusiastic and I enjoyed everything she talked to us about when going to Pingxi and Jiufen. She was genuinely excited to show us around and was very helpful explaining and giving us recommendations on what to eat. I think she really made the tour.
Absolutely fabulous. Claire and Mark were the best! Was the best tour ever.
Tina provided us an excellent tour of Jiufen and Shifen. The tour was actually more than I expected.
Definitely a must go if youre a solo traveller who wants to cover lots of places in one day!
Tina was a great tour guide and made this day enjoyable for everyone!!! Great Job Tina!
If you want a day full of variety then I recommend this tour. Beautiful scenery of greenery and sea together with the hussle and bussle of a very busy Jiufen. Releasing the sky lantern was also a really cool experience.
Our tour guide, Steven was very helpful and efficient - making sure we covered everything in the itinerary.
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour, it was our favorite day from our Taiwan trip and well worth the money! We had our 8 month old son with us and Viator provided a car seat and were very accommodating to our family. Our tour guide, Tina, was extremely kind and knowledgeable! Our only suggestion for this tour would be to think about adding an hour, as some areas felt a little rushed, but definitely not a deal breaker. Two friends of ours recommended this tour and we will definitely recommend it to our friends as well.
This is definitely worth it. We were able to get the same guide from the UltimateTaipei tour Tina who was able to explain to us the various interesting nuggets to details that we would not have gotten if we had gone on our own. The lantern experience and the narrow alley way that inspired spirited away was great. Tina even suggested where and when to take pictures at the various location.
Tour guides Bill and Spencer were great! Did not do the train ride but were compensated with a side visit to the quirky Cat Village which was fine. Both guides full of varied and interesting information and a great sense of humour - it made the tour. Did the old gold mining area, the alleys of Jiufen, Houtong Cat Village, the waterfall just outside of Shifen and finished with the Lantern experience. As there were only 2 of us this day had private car journey the whole day! Great itinerary and money well worth spent here. Highly recommend this tour
The guide was a young gentleman who was very thoughtful and knew just where to take us so we could experience this area of Taiwan during a very busy time - Chinese New Year. He would roip us at an area we were to see and then take the car back to a parking area to save us walking and we had more time at the sights.
Fantastic Tour My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this tour, it totally made our Taiwan Trip!. Our tour guide was Scott and our driver was Eric, they were both fantastic, kind and knowledgeable. They took our pictures for us, answered all our questions and recommended food to try. It was great seeing some waterfalls and then walking through towns. We had lunch at a restaurant in Jiufen which had a fantastic view. We both absolutely loved writing our wishes on our lantern and then releasing it. It was such a great experience that we will never forget. There was one mishap on this tour, which was when our vehicle broke down but Scott and Eric still ran the tour very smooth and we have no complaints. High recommended, it was a great day trip.
The sky lantern experience was great, despite the slight drizzle.
fantastic weather.. good experience at ping xi, jiufen and shihfen.. good food..
our tour guide, ting and eric was very helpful. eric took a lot of beautiful pictures for me and my family. ting recommended a mongolian buffet restaurant for dinner.. good experience, delicious food.
This itinerary suited us the best out of the other Jiufen/ pingxi tours we looked at. Our guide for the day was Sharon, with Eric as an intern guide. Friendly, with tidbits on geography, history, and legends of old, free time to wander Jiufen on our own, this was a great tour!
Great guide, interesting scenery. Sky lantern lots of fun a new experience for me, one that I probably will not of ever done if not for this tour
The tour guide bill is really nice and accommodating. He explains a lot about the history of this tour. Worth the money spent.
This is a good tour to do for the daytime. Sharon was an excellent tour guide and very nice. We started off by going to the golden waterfalls, then we did a bit of trekking. The good thing about this tour was we arrived in Jiufen earlier before all the big chinese tour companies came in and Sharon explained to us a few good places to eat and we were very fortunate to eat before the people came in. Then next we went to Pingxi village and we practiced to write mandarin on those lanterns and then we released a lantern in the air.
Well worth the day tour.
Our guide Steve was fantastic! Could have not asked for a better guide. I would recommend Steve for anyone looking for a good well educated and knowledgeable tour guide for Taiwan. I wish I had him on all of our tours versus those other's who only seem to want to push you thru the tour.
This was a great day out of the city. It was a small group which made it feel like you were out with a group of friends. Kelly was an excellent guide with great knowledge of the history of Taiwan as well of the places we visited. We had lunch in a great restaurant with fabulous views
I really enjoyed this tour! Loved visiting these two towns and getting the chance to send off a sky lantern. Steven was a really fun guide - very friendly and willing to answer all our questions. It was a great day trip that was a good mix of traveling, sightseeing, and eating!
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