From  £525
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit the famous Wen Wu Temple
  • Discover the beautiful Sun Moon Lake
  • Visit the Foguangshang Monastery
  • Browse the market in Lukang
  • Search for wild monkeys
  • Participate in a monastery chant
  • Admire the Eternal Spring Shrine
  • Enjoy the East Rift Valley Scenic Area
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Express Taiwan Group Tour

5 Day Tour, from £525 per person

Visit Taiwan's most iconic treasures on this escorted, sit-in-coach tour, visiting beautiful and much-loved sights such as the tranquil Sun Moon Lake, the vast Foguangshan Monastery with its golden Buddha statues, the ancient city of Taipan, the natural hot springs of Chihpen, the stunning Taroko National Park where great gorges cut deep into mountains of marble and the modern metropolis that is Taipei.

This group tour to Taiwan is the perfect introduction to this marvellous country and is an ideal companion to one of our other fantastic tours to the Far East

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
TAIPEI TO SUN MOON LAKE
TAIPEI TO SUN MOON LAKE
Arrive in Taipei before heading to Lukang to browse the market and old streets stopping at Sanyi woodcarving village for a photostop en route. Continue to Sun Moon Lake in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. This lake is famous for its clear, sparkling blue water set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. Visit the famous Wen Wu Temple and enjoy the scenic views of the lake. Overnight at Sun Moon Lake.
DAY 2
SUN MOON LAKE TO FOGUANGSHANG
SUN MOON LAKE TO FOGUANGSHANG
Head to Tainan, the ancient capital of Taiwan and its oldest city. Visit Chikan Tower and the Confucius Temple, which dates from 1666. Proceed to Foguangshan Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, and visit Great Buddha Land, the Buddhist Culture Museum and the main shrine. Overnight at Foguangshan Monastery. (B)
DAY 3
FOGUANGSHANG TO CHIHPEN
FOGUANGSHANG TO CHIHPEN
In the morning, proceed to Foguangshan Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan and visit the main shrine and Buddhist museum. Here you can choose to have a vegetarian lunch at the monastery. Continue to Chihpen and check into your hotel for an overnight stay before enjoying the remainder of the day relaxing at a natural hot spring. (B)
DAY 4
CHIHPEN TO HUALIEN
CHIHPEN TO HUALIEN
Depart Chihpen for Hualien. Travel north along the east coast. Continue to Dulan, a small, peaceful coastal town located 20 km north of Taitung, on the east coast. Dulan boasts awesome coastal scenery, one of the quietest stretches of beach in Taiwan and a thriving local art scene. Pass by Tunghe Bridge, keep a look out for wild monkeys on your way to Sansientai, a unique scenic area comprised of small offshore islands and a coral reef coast. Drive on to East Rift Valley National Scenic Area and enjoy views of green farm fields stretching off to the mountains. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is free to explore at leisure. (B)
DAY 5
HUALIEN TO TAIPEI
HUALIEN TO TAIPEI
Visit Taroko National Park home of Taroko Gorge, an exceptionally beautiful narrow ravine created by the Liwu River whcih cuts deep into the mountains of solid marble. Stop at the Eternal Spring Shrine, one of the major picturesque points of the park before heading to Swallow Grotto, a gigantic grotto of karst formations. Later visit The Tunnel of Nine Turns before heading back to Taipei via Su-Hua Highway and Chingshui Cliffs. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £525 per person

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in hotels with breakfast as specified
  • One night stay at Foguangshang Monastery
  • All transportation on the tour in coach
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours

Price Excludes

  • International flights – please contact us for best available prices
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Price Notes

Sundays 1 Jan-31 Dec
Price per person twin-share in standard accommodation £525
Single room supplement £185

Price per person twin-share upgraded accommodation £725
Single room supplement £285

Please speak to a Regent Holidays Taiwan Specialist for information on our 2017 tour departures

Tour Route Map


  1. Taiwan, Taipei
  2. Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake
  3. Taiwan, Foguangshang
  4. Taiwan, Hualien
  5. Taiwan, Taipei

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