Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets, Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, a 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck.
Facts & Figures:
Area : 36,000 square kilometers
Population : 23 million
Language : Mandarin / Taiwanese / Hakka / Indigenous Languages
Religion : Buddhism / Taoism / Christianity / Islam
President : Ma Ying-jeou
Location : Taiwan's total land area is only about 36,000 square kilometers (14,400 square miles); it is shaped like a leaf that is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from Mainland China-- a solitary island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north lies Japan; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, helping make it the perfect travel destination.
Climate : If you are from a high-latitude country, you can leave your winter coat behind when coming to Taiwan and indulge in the pleasant warmth of the sun. If you'd rather experience the carefree sensation of healthy beads of sweat running down your forehead, then you should visit the beach at Kending in southern Taiwan where it is summer all year round. Don't worry too much about getting burnt by the dazzling sun; the island of Taiwan is located in the subtropical climate zone, and the sun is not as stinging hot as it seems bright. Furthermore, the island is surrounded by oceans; and the ocean breezes, which are the reason for Taiwan's humid weather, will surely make you completely forget the dry cold back home Voltage and drinking water : The voltage used in Taiwan is 110 V., 60 Hz. However, most of hotels are equipped with 110 / 220 V sockets. It is recommended to drink bottled water instead of tap water. Bottled water could be found in most of 7- Eleven stores and supermarkets
Currency : The local currency in Taiwan is "New Taiwan Dollars" (NT$).
Tips : It is suggested to tip hotel porter US$ 1 per suitcase for carrying luggage, US$ 1 per day for hotel room-maids, US$ 3 per day for tour guide, and US$2 per day for driver
Others : It is safe to travel in Taiwan. However, it is still suggested not to be out alone, and carry our phone numbers ( 24 hours ) and the mobile phone number of the local guide's for emergency. Please prepare one's own medicine, sun tan lotion and others
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TAIPEI (L, D)
To be greeted by English speaking guide upon arrival and transferred to Taipei to check in hotel and rest. If time permits, we will visit Presidential Square, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and Taipei 101 skyscraper (incl. admission to the observatory) and shopping mall Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2: TAIPIEI / SUN MOON LAKE (B, L, D)
Proceed to visit Leofoo Village Theme Park in the morning. After lunch, proceed to Sun Moon Lake, a private motor boat lake cruise. Check in hotel to enjoy hotel’s facilities. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3: SUN MOON LAKE / KAOHSIUNG (B, L, D)
Take gondola ride to view Sun Moon Lake from high above, and across the hill to visit Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village where you will learn about the aboriginal people’s life style and folks, you will also enjoy the exciting roller coaster and other facilities with lots of fun! Drive to Kaohsiung in the afternoon We will take you to take Love River cruise to see Kaohsiung city by night. And we will have time to visit night market, and if you like, visit some of the pubs or bars of Kaohsiung Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: KAOHSIUNG / TAIPEI (B, L, D)
Proceed to visit EDA World where you will enjoy the amusement facilities and shopping mall until late afternoon. We will take HSR bullet train from Kaohsiung to Taipei. We will visit Taipei’s shopping street by night, or you could have drinks at bars or pubs, or enjoy the SPA at hotel
DAY 5: DEPARTURE (B)
Enjoy your free time for the last day in Taipei until time to depart for Taoyuan International Airport for your departure flight.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast in Standard category rooms
- Arrival/departure transfer /sightseeing on private basis including private air-conditioned vehicle
- professional English speaking guide,
- all admission fees which mentioned on itinerary
- Intercity train economy class tickets whereas mentioned
- Daily breakfast at hotel.
- lunch and dinner if mentioned in itinerary
- Any expenses of personal nature for e.g. tel calls, laundry, porterage, mineral water or any other services not mentioned above; Excess luggage charge ;
- Meals other than mentioned in program
- Any other services not mentioned above Itinerary;
- Domestic airfare with tax;
- Int’l tickets and tax;
- Visa fee;
Things to do in Taiwan:
- Hot Spring
- Theme Parks
- Night Markets
- Whale Watching
- Visit to Juifen Old Street
- Visiting Off Shore Islands
- Visit to Aboriginal Village
- Visit to Fisherman’s Wharf
- Night Clubs, Karaoke Bar’s
- Experiencing Taiwanese Cuisine
- Experiencing the world fastest Trains
- Electronic Shopping at Guang Hua Digital Plaza