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. 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.
Guided 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
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Taipei City included
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.
This half-day tour was great for our short stay in Taipei, Taiwan. We really enjoyed what we got to see. Finding the pick-up location was easy and we enjoyed seeing the coast and especially Jiufen! Unfortunately the market street in Jiufen were crazy packed since it was a holiday in China and there were lots of visitors to Taiwan but otherwise great tour and great bus accommodations. The tour guide spoke English but was a bit hard to understand, but I was ok with this as I'm the type of traveler who likes to explore on my own anyways, this was just a great way to see this area on a tight schedule.
A great and easy way to kill 4 hours. The beaches and mining areas on this tour are spectacular. Jiufen Villiage is great but be warned it is PACKED with people, SO BUSY...Frank was a good guide, encouraging us to take photos and had ample knowledge for all the sites we saw and the history of Taiwan.
Great tour. The driver was safe and Thomas the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area. We had time to see the town which is good because there are many market stalls to peruse!! I would recommend this tour.
1 Van driver was very reckless and speeding and not stopping at traffic lights, especially during coastal drive along the north east shore of KeeLung. He would avoid stopping the van at traffic light with 7 tourists, and 1 tour guide by swirling around all the stopped cars to get ahead. He almost hit numerous cars ahead of us before a bridge heading out of Taipei city, all our belongings flew to the floor of the van.
2 tour guide was good, but we stopped too long by the coast for really no reason.
3 Main portion of the tour to Chiufen was way too short, and the we barely had 1/2 hour to see the area by ourselves
4 I would recommend hiring a private driver, and spend the time to tour the very mountainous area, rather than sweating riding in the van w/the reckless driver.