Taipei tours and China tours operator from China Holidays Ltd "Known as 'the beautiful isle' and 'the Hawaii of the Orient' Taiwan is a delightful tropical island"

Taiwan is an intriguing destination, at once essentially Chinese yet also strikingly unique
Taipei tours and China tours by China Holidays Ltd 

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Taipei is a lively city which has all that you would expect of a Capital City including some great hotels and lively night markets. Learn of the turbulent history of the mid 20th Century by visiting Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. A must see is the National Palace Museum with many artefacts that were removed from the Forbidden Palace in Beijing when Chiang Kai-Shek fled from Beijing on the formation of the People's Republic of China and the formation of the contentious ‘state’ of Taiwan. Visit Tower 101, currently the tallest building in the world and its modern shopping plaza.

Sun Moon Lake – National Scenic Area  This magnificent area is situated in the middle of the island with an abundance of tropical forests. Many interesting walks can be taken in this area or cruise the peaceful Lake. Visit Chung-Tai Monastery, a monument to the financial power of the Buddhist supporters world-wide who contributed to the building of this 150 metre high monastery that was opened in 2001.

Northern coast  Close to Taipei, a day trip takes you to the Tiaoshih coast with some spectacular coastal scenery particularly the Yeliou coastal area. Visit Jinguashih, an old mining town with much of its old ways preserved, and also the quaint streets of neighbouring Jiufen.

Taroko National Park Gorges  You could spend a week walking around the magnificent marble gorges or simply drive through the roads that were cut through the centre of Taiwan to allow traffic to pass from the eastern side of the island to the western side. Swallow Grottos and the Tunnel of Nine Turns are the main features of this area.

Hehuan Mountain (weather permitting) This can be a difficult journey and one that should only be planned in the summer months March – October. Chingjing Farm is a large sheep farm situated in the most stunning of scenery.

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15 days tour to Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Taitung, Kenting, Fokuangshan, Alishan National Park, Sun Moon Lake and Taipei from £2895.

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Discover an extraordinary treasure island on this 15-day tour of Taiwan - stunning scenery, tribal villages and unforgettable hotels

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Clients’ comments

From John Drake, Hertfordshire

The Taiwan tour in two weeks is ambitious but is a fascinating introduction to a country that is really little known. The itinerary is a good mix of history, culture, gastronomic and scenic experiences.

The guide (I score 5) was first rate, it is difficult guiding one sole traveler and he did well with combining the guiding and driving, language and knowledge both first rate.

Organisation (I score 5) I cannot fault. All flights, accommodation and itinerary worked without a hitch. Thank you for a really enjoyable and valuable two weeks.

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London/Hongkong/Taipei

Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Taipei via Hongkong with Cathay Pacific Airways.

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Taipei

On arrival in Taiwan be transferred to the 4* Riviera Hotel for a two-night stay.

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Taipei

City sightseeing tour of Taiwan's prosperous capital. Admire the fabulous exhibits of Chinese art at the National Palace Museum, the private collection of the Emperors of China.  See the moving Martyrs' Shrine and the memorial to Chiang Kai Shek, the first ruler of Taiwan's Republic of China. Visit the dazzling Longshan Temple and the Taipei 101 for a photo-shoot. BL

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Taroko Gorge           

Stunning scenery awaits along the drive down the east coast of the island, the wide open sea and near-vertical cliffs on one side of the winding roads, the gushing Liwu River and mountains on the other. Arrive at theLeader Village Cottage House in Taroko for a two-night stay. The name Taroko means 'majestic and beautiful', and it’s also known as 'Marble Gorge'.  B

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Taroko Gorge           

Enjoy exploring Taroko Gorge National Park where a tribe of Atayal people, one of the many tribes of Taiwanese aborigines, still live amidst the forests and mountains, as do wild boar and the Formosan black bear. See the Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Caves, admire startling cliffs in the Tunnel of Nine Turns and cross the Bridge of Motherly Devotion.  BL

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Taitung

A beautiful drive along the East Coast, calling at the Bachi Scenic Lookout over the Pacific Ocean.  The Stone Steps, the Terrace of the Three Immortals, bizarre sandstone rock formations at Xiaoyeliu and a Bunun Trible Village en route to Taitung.  Stay overnight at the 5* Hotel Royal Chihpen.  B

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Kenting

Head to the southernmost point of Taiwan and the tropical Kenting National Park to stay two nights at the 4* Howard Beach Resort. Kenting National Park is a protected ecological area of over 33,000 hectares with a tropical climate. Enjoy the varied landscapes of coral reefs, sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, forests, limestone mountains, rivers and lakes where diverse wildlife flourish.  Visit Longluan Lake which is a popular spot for migratory birds in spring and autumn, and Maopitou, the 'cat's nose', a bizarrely eroded coral seashore at the very tip of Taiwan.   B L

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Kenting

Visit Eluanbi Lighthouse, built in 1883 by an Englishman in the teeth of fierce opposition from the local aboriginal people who mounted constant attacks during its construction – as a result it is one of the few fortified lighthouses in the world. For the rest of the day explore the park.  B

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Fokuangshan

Today drive through fertile farmland, via fields of sugar cane, tobacco, bananas and pineapples on the road to  Fokuangshan Monastery, the Buddha's Light Mountain. This is a modern monastery that follows humanistic Buddhism which unites all the main sects and aims to bring Buddhist principles into everyday life.  Stay overnight in the monastery's basic but comfortable guest house, Pilgrims' Lodge.    BD

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Alishan National Park         

You may like to join the early morning chanting, prayers, tai chi or meditation at the monastery this morning, before departing to Tainan to visit the 17th century Dutch fortress and tower that was the hub of their short-lived occupation of the island. Continue to Alishan National Scenic Area where cypress trees cover the slopes of Mount Alishan and clouds wreathe the peak, to stay at the modest Alishan House Hotel.   BD

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Sun Moon Lake

Take a morning trail to admire the surroundings whose colors change every season from cherry blossom pink to autumn gold. Head inland to Taiwan's largest lake, Sun Moon Lake, one half of which is said to resemble the sun, the other a new moon. Stay two nights at the lakeside resort, the 4* Lea Lea Garden.  B

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Sun Moon Lake

Admire the ever-changing moods of the lake and its mountains on a gentle stroll, visiting a temple or pagoda along the way. Relax in the stylish surroundings of the Lea Lean Garden, enjoy a lake cruise and finish the day with sunset viewing. B L

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Taipei 

Head north to Taipei via Yingge village famous for its ceramics and art studios set along attractive old streets. Also call at Sanxia Old Street which boasts some fine architecture from the early 20th century and a wonderful temple. Stay two nights at the Riviera Hotel Taipei.   BL

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Yehilu

Drive out to see the bizarre geological rock formations at Yehilu Geopark, a mile-long promontory eroded by the wind and waves into scores of honeycomb and mushroom-shaped rocks.  Also visit the quaint and scenically-located old town of Jiufen before returning to Taipei.   BL

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Taipei/Hongkong/London

Drive to airport for your flight to London Heathrow via Hongkong with Cathay Pacific Airways. B

 

Key:

B=Breakfast    L=Lunch    D=Dinner

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Relax after your in-depth tour of Taiwan with an extra couple nights at the Landis Hotel in Taipei and a day tour by coach to a nearby aboriginal village.

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If you would like to make this into private tour of Taiwan just for you and your partner, friends or family, enjoying the benefit of travelling with your own chauffer and English speaking guide and choosing your own departure date, please call and ask our tailor-made team on 020 7487 2999 to make arrangements for your own perfect Taiwan tour.

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