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Discover Taiwan 10 Days

$3,999.00 $1,999.00

Taipei, Nantou, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Kenting, Taitung, Hualien, Taroko

A country of stunning beauty and jaw-dropping natural landscapes, Taiwan was the chosen location for the filming of the 2013 Oscar winning blockbuster, “Life of Pi”, directed by Ang Lee.

As one of the most diverse destinations in Asia, Taiwan has been increasingly attracting travellers from all over the world, showcasing not only it’s spectacular scenic landscapes, but also a thriving folk culture, museums bursting with treasures – including the best of imperial China, its bustling night markets – famous for their delicious xiaochi (literally “small eats”), and the latest in high-tech gadgets.

Tour Highlights
  • Visit Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest building
  • Stroll through the famous bustling Night Markets of Taiwan
  • Cruise along Sun Moon Lake and experience its tranquil beauty
  • Explore the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, Foguangshan Monastery
  • Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of Taroko National Park

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Guaranteed Departure Dates

2016 Price Per Person Single Supplement
21 Mar 25 Apr* 22 Aug $3,999
From $1,999
$450
28 Mar^ 02 May* 19 Sep*
04 Apr* 30 May* 31 Oct*
11 Apr* 27 Jun 14 Nov
18 Apr* 08 Aug 21 Nov
2017
22 Mar 14 Jun 20 Sep*
29 Mar* 28 Jun* 04 Oct*
05 Apr* 12 Jul* 18 Oct
12 Apr* 26 Jul* 01 Nov
26 Apr* 09 Aug 15 Nov
17 May 23 Aug
31 May 06 Sep*

Package Inclusions:

  • Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne flying China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or China Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double occupancy)
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Coach transportation
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s) service

Package Exclusions:

  • Tipping and gratuities prepaid in Australia: $80
  • Optional Taipei 101 Observatory Fee: From $25 payable to the guide
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated

Optional Pre-Tour Extension

Japan Golden Route 8 Nights

From $2,599 pp. twin share

Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Mount Fuji, Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama, Tokyo

Nexus Holidays has partnered with the Japan Tourism Board to provide travellers an immersive experience in Japanese culture and lifestyle to go with the sights on your unforgettable trip to Japan. We would love for our customers to experience Japanese culture and history. We will spend few nights of the tour in a traditional Japanese hotel sleeping on rice straw mattresses called “Tatami Mats”. You will also visit restaurants on this tour where it is customary to remove shoes and be seated at low tables called “Kotatsu”. It’s all part of the Japanese experience!

Tour Highlights:

  • Pray for your fortunes at the World Heritage listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Feed the gentle Sika deer at Nara Park
  • Race to Mount Fuji on a high speed Shinkansen bullet train
  • Drink from clear springs at the foothills of Mount Fuji
  • Loosen your muscles overnight at a traditional hot spring hotel
  • Explore the bustling capital Tokyo, boisterous night life & hearty street food

For details, please click here.

Hotel Accommodation

Taipei Capital Hotel Arena or similar
Nantou Cheng Pao Hotel or similar
Kaohsiung Hotel Sunshine or similar
Taitung Taitung Hoya Resort Hotel or similar
Hualien Hualien Charming City Hotel or similar
New Taipei City Amain Boutique Motel Tucheng or similar
Fly to Taipei via a connecting city. Note: Some flights may depart one day after.
Arrive in Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Standard hotel check in time is 3pm.
Today’s highlight is a visit to the Presidential Building (outside) and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Explore the National Palace Museum which has the world’s largest Chinese art and antiques collection, followed by a Taiwanese Handicraft Centre where you can purchase Taiwanese souvenirs. This afternoon, visit Tamsui – a laidback waterfront town on the northern part of Taipei city. Enjoy lunch today at Tamsui Old Street, where you can feast on many famous Taiwanese snacks. In the evening, explore the bustling night life of Taipei. Have a traditional Taiwanese Local Dinner after visiting the oldest temple in Taiwan – Longshan Temple. Then proceed to the most colourful night market in Taiwan – Huahsi Night Market.
This morning travel to Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan , and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of central Taiwan. Stop at the famous Wenwu Temple (Literature Warrior Temple – dedicated to Confucius, the Master of Pen and Kuan Ti, the Master of Sword). Then head to the pier and gently cruise on a boat over Sun Moon Lake for a view of Xuanguang Temple & Lalu Island as you relax on its tranquil waters. Note: Your tour guide may adjust the activities for this day subject to weather and other limitations.
After breakfast, we will head south towards Kaohsiung and arrive at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre (BMC). Completed in 2011, BMC has been enshrining the Buddha’s relic, given by Tibetan Lama Kunga Dorje Rinpoche since the beginning of contraction in 2001. We will be spending most of our day at this place to enjoy the serene atmosphere and leisurely explore the entire area. Later we will be entering into Kaohsiung City and explore one of the local night markets.
The highlight today is a visit to Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s first nationally recognised park and undoubtedly one of the most spectacular landscapes you will see. Be awestruck by the vastness of the natural reserve and stand on the southernmost tip of the island at Maopitou and Eluanbi Lighthouse, also known as The Light of East Asia’ as its light intensity is one of the most powerful along the Taiwan coast. This afternoon, head to Kenting Main Street in the heart of Kenting, an area bustling with locals, tourists and vendors. Spend lunch time discovering the numerous stalls and restaurants offering a variety of local snacks and cuisines. Travel up the scenic Southern Link Highway to Taitung Country.
The highlight today is a visit the East Coast National Scenic Area, known as Taiwan’s Last Unspoiled Land, stretching 170 kilometres down the east coast of Taiwan. Weathering and erosion have produced a wide range of breathtaking landforms here which can only be experience first-hand. Stop at Siao-ye- liou, San-sien- tai (Three Immortals Island), Shi-ti-ping (Stone Steps) and take in the spectacular views. Proceed to Hualien this afternoon.
Today’s highlight is a visit to Taroko National Park. Just 15km north of Hualien lies Taroko Gorge, Taiwan’s top tourist destination. The park covers over 120,000 hectares and rises from sea level in the east to over 3700m further west. The aquamarine Liwu River cuts through the centre, forging deep slit valleys before joining the sea. Take in the majestic scenery of the Taroko Gorge, a place that has to be seen to be believed. Visit the Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, Shakadong Trail, Marble Bridge and the Marble Factory before returning to Taipei City. Experience soaring heights at the tallest building in Taiwan, Taipei 101 (admission fee at your own expense payable to the guide).
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home via a connecting city.
Arrive home this morning

Optional Pre-Tour Extension

Japan Golden Route 8 Nights

From $2,599 pp. twin share

Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Mount Fuji, Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama, Tokyo

Nexus Holidays has partnered with the Japan Tourism Board to provide travellers an immersive experience in Japanese culture and lifestyle to go with the sights on your unforgettable trip to Japan. We would love for our customers to experience Japanese culture and history. We will spend few nights of the tour in a traditional Japanese hotel sleeping on rice straw mattresses called “Tatami Mats”. You will also visit restaurants on this tour where it is customary to remove shoes and be seated at low tables called “Kotatsu”. It’s all part of the Japanese experience!

Tour Highlights:

  • Pray for your fortunes at the World Heritage listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Feed the gentle Sika deer at Nara Park
  • Race to Mount Fuji on a high speed Shinkansen bullet train
  • Drink from clear springs at the foothills of Mount Fuji
  • Loosen your muscles overnight at a traditional hot spring hotel
  • Explore the bustling capital Tokyo, boisterous night life & hearty street food

For details, please click here.