Discover Taiwan 10 Days (2020/21)


$2,499.00

It's a wonderful place to get a taste of modern Asia, but Taiwan remains a mystery to most Australians. The country remains close to its ancient cultural roots, yet it's super-contemporary, with the urban action sitting comfortably alongside pristine natural settings. Having escaped the Cultural Revolution and decades of social engineering on the mainland, in some ways it's 'more Chinese than China' on this beautiful island.

Emerging from military dictatorship in 1987, Taiwan has become a thriving democracy. Tourism has boomed, attracting travellers who come to enjoy a thriving indigenous folk culture, museums bursting with treasures, bustling night markets with a unique food culture, and the latest in high-tech gadgets. But what really makes visiting Taiwan such a pleasure is the friendly outlook of the 23 million people who call the island home.

Tour Highlights

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

Overview

  • Day 1: Australia Taipei
  • Day 2: Taipei
  • Day 3: Taipei
  • Day 4: Taipei Sun Moon Lake
  • Day 5: Sun Moon Lake  Fo Guang Shan  Kaohsiung
  • Day 6: Kaohsiung Kenting Taitung
  • Day 7: Taitung Hualien Taroko National Park
  • Day 8: Hualien Taroko Taipei
  • Day 9: Taipei Australia
  • Day 10: Australia

Note: Itinerary may be subject to change

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2020

2020

Departure Dates

Twin Share Per Person

All prices are in AUD

Single Supplement

Triple Share Unavailable

26 Mar* 11 Jun 01 Oct** From
$2,499
+$600
02 Apr* 25 Jun 15 Oct
09 Apr** 03 Jul** 29 Oct
16 Apr** 30 Jul* 12 Nov
14 May 20 Aug 19 Nov
28 May 10 Sep
* = Peak Season Surcharge: $200 pp
** = School Holidays Surcharge: $400 pp

 

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2021

2021

Departure Dates

Twin Share Per Person

All prices are in AUD

Single Supplement

Triple Share Unavailable

29 Mar* 21 Jun 25 Oct From
$2,499
+$600
05 Apr** 26 Jul 22 Nov
12 Apr** 23 Aug
17 May 13 Sep
* = Peak Season Surcharge: $200 pp
** = School Holidays Surcharge: $400 pp

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Australia Taipei

    Fly to Taipei via a connecting city. Note: Some flights may depart one day later.

  • Day 2: Taipei

    On arrival at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, you will be greeted warmly at the airport by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel. Standard hotel check-in time is 3pm.

  • Day 3: Taipei

    Breakfast

    Today’s highlight is a visit to the Presidential Building (outside) and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. 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. Visit Lin An Tai Historical House and Museum. This elegant building is built in the style of prosperous houses in China’s Fujian province, where many Taiwanese migrated from, and the paving stones in the courtyard were once ballast in merchant ships. In the evening, explore the bustling night life of Taipei. Then, proceed to colourful Huahsi Night Market.

  • Day 4: Taipei Sun Moon Lake

    Breakfast

    This morning travel to Sun Moon Lake, situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of central Taiwan for a view of Xuanguang Temple & Lalu Island as you relax on the lake’s tranquil waters. Then, take Sun Moon Lake Ropeway to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and observe Taiwanese traditional indigenous lifestyles and traditions.

  • Day 5: Sun Moon Lake  Fo Guang Shan  Kaohsiung

    Breakfast

    After breakfast, we will head to an Oolong Tea Farm before continuing south towards Kaohsiung and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre (BMC). Completed in 2011, BMC has enshrined a relic of the Buddha, gifted 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 explore the entire area at our leisure. Then, learn how to make Pineapple Tarts at the popular Vigor Pineapple Factory. Later we will be enter Kaohsiung City and explore Pier 2 Art Central, where 25 former warehouses have been converted into a thriving arts precinct. Then, explore one of Kaohsiung’s bustling night markets.

  • Day 6: Kaohsiung Kenting Taitung

    Breakfast

    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 Longpan Park, also known as ‘The Light of East Asia’ as its lighthouse 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.

  • Day 7: Taitung Hualien Taroko National Park

    Breakfast

    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 appreciated first-hand. Stop at Siao-ye-liou (‘little wild willow’ geological formations), San-sien-tai (Three Immortals Island), Shi-ti-ping (Stone Steps) and take in the spectacular views. Proceed to Hualien, to Taroko National Park. Encompassing Taroko Gorge, Swallow Grotto, and Shakadong Trail, the park covers over 120,000 hectares and rises from sea level in the east to heights of over 3700m further west. The aquamarine Liwu River cuts through the centre, forging deep slit valleys before joining the sea.

  • Day 8: Hualien Taroko Taipei

    Breakfast

    Today visit a Marble Factory on the return trip to Taipei. Depending on the size of the group, visit local scenic towns Yilan or Shifen. These towns are both rich in culture and local history, and provide a nice glimpse of Taiwan’s beautiful natural scenery. Later, visit Taipei 101 (admission fee at your own expense, payable to the guide). Experience soaring heights and impressive views at the tallest building in Taiwan, and the 6th highest in the world. Taipei 101 was the first building to exceed 500m in height and has a unique design that mimics the shape of bamboo.

  • Day 9: Taipei Australia

    Breakfast

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home via a connecting city.

  • Day 10: Australia

    Arrive home today.

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Inclusions

Departure City
Sydney/Melbourne (included in package)
Brisbane/Adelaide $300 pp, Perth $600 pp (interstate flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)
Inclusions
  • Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges flying China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or China Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double occupancy)
  • Daily meals as indicated
  • Dedicated transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s) service
Exclusions
  • Tipping and gratuities prepaid in Australia: $80 pp
  • Optional Taipei 101 Observatory Fee: From $25 pp payable to the guide
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated

 

Upgrade Flights

Premium Airline
Economy Class

International long haul sectors only

Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines from $500 pp subject to availability & applicable fare difference
Premium Economy Class

International long haul sectors only

Cathay Pacific from $2,200 pp subject to availability
Business Class

International long haul sectors only

China Southern Airlines from $3,000 pp, Singapore Airlines from $4,300 pp, Cathay Pacific from $5,300 pp subject to availability

 
Please Note: Flight itineraries are not available until approximately 3 weeks before departure and involve transits

Extend Your Trip

Arrive Early in Taipei
  • Early arrival airfare surcharge: From $250 pp (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Pre-tour accommodation (incl. breakfast): $250/twin room/night (subject to availability)
Stay Behind in Taipei
  • Stay behind airfare surcharge: From $250 pp (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)
  • Post-tour accommodation (incl. breakfast): $250/twin room/night (subject to availability)
Stopover in an intermediate city

(subject to airline/flight routing)

Stopover airfare surcharge: From $250 pp per city (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)

 

Stopover in Hong Kong for 3 Nights From $489 pp
Includes hotel stay with breakfast, half-day tour and return transfers

Upgrade your flights to Cathay Pacific Airways to book this package

Once a sleepy fishing village, Hong Kong has developed into one of the premier financial powerhouses of the Far East. It is a city which boldly blends modernity with Chinese heritage and British colonial influence. A safe, well organised, fast paced shopping paradise, it also offers up some unmatched cuisine experiences.

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Post-Tour Extension: Impressions of Japan 10 Days (2020) From $1,699 pp
Amagasaki, Nara, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo

This tour offers a great way to take in the cultural heritage of Japan. You’ll start with three nights based in Amagasaki, followed by Nara and Kyoto – both cities famous for their well-preserved ancient temples and monuments. Travel east to Nagoya, then visit scenic Hakone and sacred Mount Fuji, before two days in Tokyo for sightseeing, shopping, or your choice of a diverse range of optional activities.

This post-tour extension is subject to availability.

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Post-Tour Extension: Memories of Japan 11 Days (2021) From $1,699 pp
Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Arashiyama, Toyohashi, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo

This tour offers a great way to take in the cultural heritage of Japan. You’ll start with three nights based in Osaka followed by Nara and Kyoto – both cities are famous for their well-preserved ancient temples and monuments. Then visit scenic Hakone and sacred Mount Fuji, before two days in Tokyo for sightseeing, shopping, or your choice of a diverse range of optional activities.

This post-tour extension is subject to availability.

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Accommodation

City
Hotel Name
Taipei Taipei Grace Hotel or similar
Nantou Nantou Hotel Formosa or similar
Kaohsiung Kaohsiung City Suite Hotel or similar
Taitung Chihpen century Hotel Hot Spring or similar
Hualien Hualian Park City Hotel Hualien or similar
Tamshui Tamshui Park City or similar

 

FAQs

Triple share is not available. The third person will need to pay a single supplement in addition to the twin share package price.

No discounts apply for children. Same price as adults.

Australian passport holders are exempt for a stay of up to 90 days.