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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.

Highlights

  • Full-day Taiwanese tea tour from Taipei
  • Enjoy a scenic ride on the Maokong Gondola
  • Take in the views of Thousand Island Lake and lush tea fields at Bagua Tea Plantation
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 7 people ensures a personalized experience
  • Visit a tea farm and have the chance to pick tea leaves (if in season)
  • Participate in a traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony with a tea expert

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What You Can Expect

Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing

Maokong gondola

Enjoy a full-day tour steeped in Taiwanese history, including tea tasting and sightseeing around Taipei. After hotel pickup by minivan, it's time to head to the mountains for a 25-minute ride on the Maokong Gondola. Stop by the Tea Museum to Gain a deeper understanding of authentic Taiwanese tea. Enjoy sweeping views at Maokong and your guide can recommend specialty Taiwanese dishes cooked with Taiwanese tea.

Next, at Bagua Tea Plantation. You’ll make a photo stop along the way above Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake), nestled in a fertile valley in the upper reaches of the Jade reservoir. On arrival at the largest tea plantation in northern Taiwan and perhaps the country’s most photographed, amid a setting of forested hills.

Re-board your transport vehicle for the drive to your final destination: Shihting Old Street . You’ll participate in a traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony with a tea expert. Enjoy a cup of Taiwanese tea in the cozy atmosphere of an old tea house and learn how to steep the perfect pot of tea.

This Tea Culture Tour is the ideal opportunity to unwind and familiarize yourself with Taiwanese tea. At the end of the tour, you’re returned to your Taipei hotel.

Customer Reviews

Hérica K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great small tour. Driver and tour guide were very good at their job. They went above and beyond to achieve our expectations and have a good visit in Taiwan. Got to see several sites and learned so much, the tea plantations were definitely a highlight for me. So beautiful! Highly recommend this tour.

Lesley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a fabulous start to our Taiwan holiday. Our tour guide, Tina was fantastic and went above and beyond to share unique experiences with us. Although we had thunder storms for most of the day it didn't matter - great food, wonderful scenery and such lovely hospitality. Highly recommended.

Meng Shyan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guide Fiona is really nice and knowledgeable. She able to answer and attend to everyone's needs. Thumb up for her. Overall the trip is relaxing and no rush factor. Highly recommended to go.

andrewslim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour. Our group has only two couple but we have 3 tour guides. Steven is the main tour guide, Fion assists him and we have intern Wally joining us. Nice to have all of them as we can take our own sweet time during shopping without worrying about other group. All of them speak very good English. I'm sure they're proficient in other languages too.
I'm not a regular tea drinker but this is very informative tour. I can really distinguish finer qualities of tea from this trip. I surprise myself and buy some tea to consume back home. Highly recommended.

Lowell J K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Outstanding tour, outstanding guide, just a wonderful experience! Thank you so much!

wallercj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Awesome tour - Kurt my guide was great

Chelsea L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We really enjoyed the tour and the knowledge gained. Chi Chi was a great tour guide and we enjoyed the preparation she put forth on the presentations. It was a great tour and enjoyed all the time and knowledge gained.

Hiroyuki Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Although the weather wasn't great, drizzling all day, we had a great tour, taste testing different teas, seeing the fields where tea leaves were grown, being involved in making noodles, eating noodles, and going on a gondola. Our tour guide was friendly and was very helpful with anything we asked her.

Brian R

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

The tour was very enjoyable and the tour guide was knowledgeable. However, I would have appreciated more emphasis on the tea part of the tour, which only happened towards the end. It would have been nice to have the opportunity to actually taste some different types of tea. Perhaps stops in some tea shops where everyone can experience tea tasting could be added to the tour. That would bring the tour up to 5 stars in my opinion.

Linda T

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide was really nice and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable tour

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