Highlights of Taiwan - Sun Moon Lake, Alishan & Taroko Gorge 7-Day Tour

Sun Moon Lake, located in the middle of Taiwan, with an elevation of 748 meters above sea level, is the only natural and the largest lake in Taiwan. The southern part is shaped like a new moon, and the northern part like a sun; hence the name Sun Moon Lake.
Being one of Taiwan’s top three destinations, Alishan features a highland landscape with various tourist sites dotted along the its abundance forest trails. Two Sisters Pond, Thousand Year Cypresses, Zhushan viewing platform are ones that attract the most visitors.
Taroko Gorge is an impressive 19km long canyon famous for its spectacular mountains and marble cliffs that stretch along the Liwu River. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area

Features:

family tour

Family fun

Taipei food tour

Great Food​

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots​

Taiwan outdoor tour

Outdoor​

Highlights

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty – Sun Moon Lake

Offering breathtaking beauty every season, Sun Moon Lake attracts those who love mountains and the outdoors to find peace and contentment from its unpredictable natural appearance. If you like biking, you don’t want to miss the chance to bike around Sun Moon Lake. Nominated as one of the most breathtaking cycle paths by CNN, the bike trail has attracted cycling lovers from the world. It offers the closest contact with the idyllic scenery along the lake shores.

A Restful Mountain Retreat – Alishan National Scenic Area

Alishan is renowned far and wide for its cloud sea, sunrises and sunset glow. It also has an enchanting gorge waterfall, Sakura cherry blossoms and bamboo groves. The scenic area’s unique Z-shaped forest railway (nicknamed “train hits the wall”), and the culture of the local Tsou aborigines add to Alishan’s uniqueness.

The Great Taroko Gorge

Taroko Gorge is an impressive 19km long canyon famous for its spectacular mountains and marble cliffs that stretch along the Liwu River. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area. Some people get immense satisfaction taking in the majestic scenery just touring the park in a bus, car or taxi. For the more active, there are a few hiking trails and great water areas to go swimming and river tracing.

A Food Paradise: Feng-Chia Night Market (逢甲夜市)

The Fengjia Night Market is one of the biggest night markets in Taiwan and it is the origin for many creative snacks. In the night market, you can find delicious snack foods, quality clothes at reasonable prices to express your unique personality.

The Tallest Skyscraper in Taiwan: Taipei 101

When you overlook the low-rise city landscape of Taipei, you’ll realize that it’s worth waiting in line to get a God’s-eye-view of the city. The elevator in 101 rockets you up to the 89th floor in only 37 seconds, where you can sit atop the pride and joy of architecture in Taiwan.

Let’s Make a wish – Sky Lantern

Make a wish, write it on the lantern and let it fly. The sky lantern festival has long been used for people to pray for their wishes. During the Lantern Festival, around February and March each year, lanterns cover the entire sky of Pingxi. If you’re an artist, writer, or photographer, we highly recommend you see this festival for yourself.

Itinerary

Day 1

- 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

Day 2

- 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)

Day 3

- 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)

Day 4

- 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)

Day 5

- 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

Day 6

- 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

Day 7

- 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.

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

This tour is a private tour for at least 4 people

Availability

Departs on everyday

Meeting point

Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) or Songshan Airport (TSA)

When to book

Book 5 days in advance

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes, a light coat and anti-mosquito measures.
Please avoid wearing colorful clothes and perfume to prevent wasp attacks.

Price

Twin Room Sharing

1,039 USD per person

Single Supplement

+400 USD per person

Inclusion

Accommodation

6 nights of hotel or local high quality B&B

Food

Breakfast at the hotel every day

Admissions

Sun Moon Lake boating or cycling Tour, tea making experience, Alishan railway experience, ticket of Alishan National Scenic Area, ticket of Wufeng Ling Family, sky lantern (2 to 4 people share one), ticket of Taipei 101 Observatory

Tour Guide

A great English-speaking driver guide
If you prefer Mandarin-speaking driver guide, feel free to let us know.

Transportation

Airport pickup and drop-off service
Train tickets between Taipei and Hualien
8-seater van during the tour (8-10 hours per day)

Others

Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.

From 1039 USD per person

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babymatters
babymatters
Great service and hospitality
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Just completed our 9 persons 9 days trip to Taiwan with Topology. Peter, our trip planner is very helpful. We had a last minute request to add on an additional room the day before we flew, and he had everything settled by the time we touched down in Taipei. The hotels recommendation were good and suitable for our big family with young children. Joanna our tour guide took very good care of us throughout the trip. She knew that the elderly doesn’t like western food but the younger ones love it. She managed to find a restaurant that has a play area for the young kids, good Italian food for the parents and a hotpot for the elderly grandmother. A lot of thought went into catering to the diverse needs of the group. It’s truly a trip at our own pace, catered to our tastes and preferences. Thank you Peter, Joanna, and Topology! We’ll be back to explore other parts of Taiwan again with Topology!
julesyongsg
julesyongsg
A fun trip for young and old
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Our 4th trip to Taiwan and 3rd time with Topology. 1st time was with an agency from our home country but we have not looked back since we started with Topology in 2016. Sincere personalised service is what we have been getting everytime. Core, our tour coordinator is always patient, responsive and pleasant. She planned our trip well... Addressing concerns of the elderly and the young and ensuring their needs were addressed. It's also our 3rd trip with our guide Taddy who is always charming, caring and thoughtful. He knows where to get the best value most delicious food in Taiwan! Taddy took special care of our elderly parents... he's always got a way to ensure that their ability to appreciate the locations we visit is not compromised by their inability to walk far. With Taddy always feel so welcome like visiting family. Great job Topology!
Liu-Elsdon
Liu-Elsdon
An unforgettable day trip with Topology
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Our group of 10 had a wide range of people from ages 1 to 77 with different interests and needs from physical to dietary. Clint took care of everything and paid close attention to each family member (from finding a sandwich to locating a bike route) so that we could really enjoy being together and exploring Taiwan. The itinerary took us to hidden spots in Taiwan from a mystical bamboo forest where we tasted tea to a night tour of an ecological preserve. And Clint took amazing photos throughout our trip so that we have a lifetime of memories to treasure. We highly recommend Clint and Topology to everyone and look forward to traveling with them again in the future!
FerryKris
FerryKris
Custom private tour shifen, jiufen, and taipei
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The 2 days tour began with our guide, Mr. Logan Chen, picked us up at our hotel on time. He was well prepared, courteous, very friendly, and welcoming. The car was clean, well stocked with mineral water, and comfortable. The way he drove was safe and comfortable that my boys were able to fall asleep on the way to Shifen and Jiufen. As we requested to be in Jiufen until night, Logan suggested we visit the Shifen waterfall first. So we did and we had fun. Then to Shifen we went. Had lunch at a restaurant recommended by Logan. It was a very good lunch. The restaurant was nice and unique and the food was delicious. Then up next was the flying lantern at Shifen. We got a good place to write our wishes and fly them up. Then up next was the golden waterfall which was simply breathtaking. From there we went to jiufen and stayed there till nightfall. Logan had a very good knowledge of the place. He recommended lots of food stops in Shifen and Jiufen. All were very delicious. We will surely use topology services again the next time we are in Taiwan.
Nuttakarn M
Nuttakarn M
Winter in Taiwan with 3 generations!!!
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We all love this tour and enjoy this trip very much. The guide leader is polite and funny. He made a well-planned in each day and make us impressed with a delicious BD’s cake. Even we have 4 senior and 3 children, they are happy with this tour.
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