Meet the Warmest Hospitality and Experience the true lifestyle of Southern Taiwan - Alishan (阿里山), Tainan (台南) & Kaohsiung (高雄)
As your second trip in Taiwan, besides Sun Moon Lake, Cingjing Farm, and Taroko Gorge, how about experiencing the true life style of Southern Taiwan? In winter, comparing to Taipei, the climate of southern Taiwan is steadier and more comfortable which make it the best destination to visit during the cold time of the year. Here, you can board the mini train at Alishan and enjoy the gorgeous and jaw-dropping cloud sea; try the most traditional food in Tainan, the old capital of Taiwan. The taste of southern Taiwan is totally different from that of Taipei, so do not say you have tasted all the delicious food in Taiwan until you visit Tainan. Finally, set foot on the second biggest city of Taiwan: Kaohsiung. As a passionate harbor city, you will experience the friendly citizens and the diverse culture.
A Restful Mountain Retreat – Alishan National Scenic Area
Alishan features the highland landscape with overwhelming tourist sites dotted along the high concentration of forest trails. Two Sisters Pond, Thousand Year Cypresses, Zhushan viewing platform are ones that attract the most visitors.
Tea Picking Experience
Taiwan is famous for its tea. In the tea picking activity, you'll know the process of making tea. Indulging in the aroma of tea is one of the best ways to experience the tea culture of Taiwan.
Tea Testing at Bamboo Forest
Sit in the magnificent green tunnel and have a cup of tea. The only thing you need to do is embracing the nature and relaxing your mind.
Four Grass Green Tunnel - Charming like a Dreamland!
It’s a Mangrove green shade tunnel. You can take a bamboo raft to visit this marine forest. The round trip is about 30 minutes and full of wonders. It is so unique and charming like a dreamland.
Ten-Drum Cultural Creative Group
The largest development goal of the group is to promote Taiwan local culture and carry on drum percussion art. Ten-Drum hopes to rouse people’s concern for traditional drum art and encourage professionals to be brave in Taiwan drum music
Fo Guang Shan Monastery
Fo Guang Mountain (Fo Guang Shan) Monastery is the most prominent landmark of the region, here stands a huge 120-meter golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha.
- Arrive in Taipei
Airport Pickup Service: We will pick you up from the airport according to your arrival time.
The rest of the day will be your own leisure time (Free and Easy. No itinerary, private vehicle and tour guide.)
Overnight at Taipei Westgate Hotel or same level
- Sun Moon Lake Tour (Taipei to Sun Moon Lake: 3.5 hours)
Sun Moon Lake Boating or Cycling Tour
Hugo Assam Tea Farm - Tea Making Experience
Itathao Aboriginal Street
Overnight at a local high quality B&B at Puli (埔里)
- Alishan Tour (Sun Moon Lake to Alishan: 3 hours)
Alishan National Scenic Area
Alishan Railway Experience
Sacred Forest Trail Hiking (The trail will be choose based on your physical condition)
Overnight at a local high quality B&B at Alishan (阿里山)
- Taichung Tour (Alishan to Taichung: 3.5 hours)
Wufeng Ling Family Tells Taiwan's past 100-year history
Rainbow Village - Veterans' Colorful World
Miyahara Eye Hospital - Don't Scream, It's Just Ice Cream!
A Food Paradise: Feng-Chia Night Market
Overnight at La Vida Hotel or same level (near Feng-Chia Night Market)
- Taipei and Shifen Tour (Taichung to Taipei: 2.5 hours)
Back to the Old Times - Shifen Old Street
Let's Make a wish - Sky Lantern
The Historical Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
The Tallest Skyscraper in Taiwan:Taipei 101
Overnight at Amba Taipei Songshan or same level
- Taroko Gorge Tour
Train Experience: Take train from Taipei to Hualien
Qingshui Cliff - Catch the Pacific with One Eye
Taroko National Park (The trail will be choose based on your physical condition)
Delicate Swallows Grotto
Listen to the Whisper of the Pacific at Qixingtan
Overnight at Amba Taipei Songshan or same level
- Depart and Hope to See You Again Soon
Before departure, it will be your own leisure time (Free and Easy. No itinerary, private vehicle and tour guide.)
Airport Drop-off Service : We will drop you up at the airport according to your departure time.
This tour is a private tour for at least 4 people
Departs on everyday
Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) or Songshan Airport (TSA)
* If you arrive in Kaohsiung Airport, please let us know in advance and we will reduce the fee of high speed rail tickets from Taipei to Kaohsiung.
When to book
Book 5 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes, anti-mosquito measures, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Twin Room Sharing
1,367 USD per person
+360 USD per person
7 nights of hotel or local high quality B&B (Twin Sharing)
Breakfast at the hotel every day
Yu Yu Pass, Tea Picking Experience, Alishan Railway Experience (branch line), Alishan national scenic area, Cigu Lagoon, Four Grass Green Tunnel, Anping Tree House, Ten-Drum Cultural Creative Village, Chikanlou, San-he Tile Kiln, Fongyi Academy, Qijin Ferry
A great English-speaking driver guide
If you prefer Mandarin-speaking driver guide, feel free to let us know.
Airport pickup and drop-off service
High speed rail tickets between Taipei and Kaohsiung
Private transportation during the tour (8-10 hours per day)
Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.