Taiwan boasts some of the most spectacular national parks in Asia, and our two week tailor-made tour is the ideal way to discover them.
Arrive Taipei. Transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore.
Enjoy a full day city sightseeing tour of Taipei including the city's oldest temple, Longshan, Ching Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the observation deck of Taipei 101 the tallest building in Asia and second tallest in the world, and the National Palace Museum, which holds an extensive collection of Chinese treasures . The rest of the day is free to explore at leisure or take an optional night market tour (B)
Full-day tour of Yangmingshan National Park, a mountainous area full of charming waterfalls, volcanic craters, picturesque lakes, terraced rice paddies and steaming hot springs. The profusion of cherry and azalea blossoms in the spring, and cool, fresh mountain air in the summer are added attractions. Visit the scenic and geologically fascinating areas of Hsiaoyukeng, Chingtienkang (soft trekking about 1-2 hours) and Lengshuikeng. (B)
Transfer to the railway station and board the tilting Taroko Express to Taroko National Park. Arrive into Taroko and enjoy a guided tour to the Tunnel of Nine Turns, Swallow Grotto, and Eternal Spring Shrine. Check into the hotel within the park for 2 nights. (B)
Enjoy a full-day tour of Kenting National Park using your Hop-on, hop-off pass. Visit the Forest Recreation Area, Sheding Nature Park, Eluanbi Park and Lungpan grasslands. These are areas of outstanding natural beauty containing sights such as botanical gardens, unusual tree and rockery formations, fjords, dramatic coastlines, limestone caves, dense forests and diverse wildlife. (B)
Morning free to explore at leisure before the transfer to Zuoying railway station for the high-speed train to Chiayi. Transfer to the hotel and check in for an overnight stay. (B)
Take the Forest Train, one of only three rare mountain trains in the world, to Alishan (transfer by car if the Forest Train is unable to operate due to inclement weather conditions.) Arrive Alishan about noon and enjoy an easy trek to the famous Alishan Giant Tree area where some of the trees are thousands of years old. (B)
Catch the early morning Alishan sunrise train to enjoy beautiful views of the park with a short hike. Continue with a stop in Yushan National Park before heading to Sun Moon Lake. Arrive Sun Moon Lake and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Today, take a cruise to enjoy the beauty of the famous Sun Moon Lake before visiting the Wen Wu Temple. After lunch, transfer to Taipei by coach. Arrive and make your way to the hotel for two nights. (B)