Day 1: Arrive Taipei
Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport Taipei, you will be met by our representative who will assist you for your transfer to the city centre hotel by a private car. Taipei is known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market. The rest of the day is free at leisure to relax and unwind in the luxury of your hotel.
Meals: None Overnight: Taipei
Day 2: Taipei: Half Day City Tour
After breakfast, we will take a tour of Taipei city including the impressive Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum where 5,000 years of Chinese imperial arts and jade collections are exhibited, Martyrs’ Shrine of traditional architecture and change of Honor Guards, a local Taiwanese temple, and Taipei Handicraft Center. The remainder of the day will be free on your own.
Meals: Breakfast Overnight: Taipei
Day 3: Taipei – Sun Moon Lake
Enjoy breakfast, after which we will check out of the hotel to be picked up at the hotel lobby to be driven to Sun Moon Lake which is 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, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple, dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Ci En Pagoda. After touring round Sun Moon Lake, check in to the hotel. Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. You can also enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking or boating at the lake.
Meals: Breakfast Overnight: Sun Moon Lake
Day 4: Sun Moon Lake - Fo Guang Shan Monastery – Kaohsiung
Check out of the hotel after a delicious breakfast. We then pass by the lovely small and old Jiji Railway Station, to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit “Buddha Memorial Center” and communicate with some of the monks or nuns during the visit, there will be opportunity to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Continue to drive to Kaohsiung which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liuhe Night Market.
Meals: Breakfast Overnight: Kaohsiung
Day 5: Kaohsiung - Kenting - Zhihben Hot Springs - Taitung
Morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link
Highway. Enjoy natural hot spring at Hotel Royal Chihpen
Meals: Breakfast Overnight: Taitung
Day 6: Taitung - East Coast National Scenic Area - Taroko National Park
After breakfast, it will be an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land", stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.
Meals: Breakfast Overnight: Taroko National Park
Day 7: Taroko National Park - Taipei
After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge, stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, and Changchun Temple (Eternal Spring Shrine). We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Cingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast Overnight: Taipei
Day 8: Depart Taipei
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to onwards destination or back to India with memories which will last for a life time.
* The above itinerary is a sample itinerary and can be customized.