Taipei is renowned for its futuristic skyscrapers and modern shopping malls, but few visitors get to discover the natural wonders just outside the city. This tour visits the beautiful Thousand Island Lake and includes a tour of the Pinglin Tea Museum and the Bagua Tea Garden. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Thousand Island Lake and Taiwanese tea tour from Taipei
Escape the city for the tranquil Thousand Island Lake
Discover Taiwan’s tea-making heritage on a tour of the Pinglin Tea Museum and Bagua Tea Garden
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Taipei hotel by air-conditioned coach. Soak up the scenery as you drive through New Taipei City, then head into the countryside, winding along mountain roads into the Shiding district. Jump out to admire views of Thousand Lake (Qiandao Lake) and the Feitsui Reservoir, and spend time enjoying the serene landscape, with its lush green hills, vast tea plantations, and glittering lake dotted with tiny islands. Tour the Bagua Tea Garden and see the neatly planted rows of tea from the top of the hill. Continue to the Pinglin district, famous for its Wanshan Pouchong tea, and enjoy a tour of the Pinglin Tea Plantation. As you explore the plantation and visit the Pinglin Tea Museum, learn all about the fascinating tea production process, from growing and harvesting the tea leaves, to brewing the perfect cup of Taiwanese tea. At the end of your tour, return to Taipei, where your day ends with drop-off at your hotel. Please note: The Pinglin Tea Museum is closed on the first Monday of every month and will be replaced with a visit to Pinglin Old Street.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
Shi Hon N
, Feb 2018
The trip is fine. Only when we view the thousand islands lake we are facing the Sun and the LAKE is hidden in HAZE!
Time is a bit short for every spot.
S.H. from Hong Kong
Our guide was great. We had one other person on the tour with us, so even though it was billed as a small group tour it was almost like a private tour. We were taken to areas of beautiful scenery, off the path for most tourists we didn't see ANY other non-Asians. We enjoyed the tea museum, and the tea tasting experience was fun. This was a reasonably priced tour, and we felt it was very much work it!