Embraced by Mother Gaia – Taitung 3 Day Trip
Taitung is located in the southeastern part of Taiwan. It is largely an unspoiled land with vast natural beauty, which provides opportunities for surfing, cycling, white water rafting and other ecotourism activities. Those interested in cultural tourism will find a rich heritage among the indigenous peoples who have resided here for centuries.
Visitors can explore areas of rift valley with breathtaking rural landscapes and panoramic views of tea plantations, fruit orchards and rice paddies. Or, they can follow the Pacific coastline which offers spectacular ocean views, beaches and driftwood art installations.
Paragliding takes place in Luye Township year round with panoramic views of the valley below from the takeoff point. This is also the site of a popular hot air balloon festival that takes place each summer.
Pisirian PawPaw Drum Band
In the Amis language, Pisirian and PawPaw mean “a place for goat herding” and “buoy”, respectively. The PawPaw is used by the indigenous people to stabilize fishing nets. When the worn-out PawPaws were ready to be replaced a few years ago, the head of the communitydevelopment association, Ms Chun-Mei Chen, invited an artist, Mr. Zhi-Ming Fang, to come up with a creative way to integrate traditional weaving, patterns, colors and carvings to transform old buoys into uniquely styled PawPaw drums.
Headstream of Foot Massage: Changbin Catholic Church
Father Josef Eugster, more affectionately known as Father Wu, dedicated most of his life doing service in Taiwan under the Bethlehem Mission of Switzerland. Many years ago, a friend introduced him to the health benefits of traditional Chinese foot massage, also referred to as reflexology. He modified this ancient alternative therapy, and has taught its techniques to many of the members of his congregation. The local community provides them with the means to heal people while earning an income.
Sanxiantai Scenic Area
This is a rock outcrop that was once connected to the coral reef coast. However, over time, water and wave erosion caused this rock outcrop to be cut off. Now, the only way to reach it is by crossing the eight arches of a pedestrian bridge, which was completed in 1987. Its name, Sanxiantai, means “plateau of the Three Immortals”, a reference to an ancient Chinese legend. However, this was once part of the traditional land of the neighboring indigenous Amis village of Pisirian. It was where they came to collect shellfish and to allow their goats to graze.
Atomo Arifowang Canglah Restaurant
The quality of his dishes is enhanced by his sense of humor and desire to entertain his guests, as well as his passion for preserving and passing on Amis traditional knowledge of the ocean and fishing and hunting. His specialty is innovative cuisine that is a fusion of traditional Amis and locally obtained ingredients and modern cooking methods.
Departure from Taipei airport at 10:00
Ado’s bike trip
Overnight at Taitung B&B
National Museum of Prehistory
Taitung Sugar Refinery
Ata Beads Studio
Ah Shui Driftwood Workshop
Taitung Ruin Academy
Back to Taipei at 16:00
Changbin Catholic Church & foot massage experience
Pisirian Community Tour
Sanxiantai Scenic Area
Xindong Sugar Factory Culture Park
Tiehua Music Village
Overnight at Taitung hotel
Round way from Taipei to Taitung
Single Supplement: 120 USD
Recommend travelers age 12 or above to join this tour.
Tour Details >>>
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Pick up point
Pick-up and drop-off at Taitung City
(You can either choose to book the flight tickets with us or go to Taitung City by yourself)
Transportation (Round-way flight tickets from Taipei to Taitung, van or car in Taitung)
Professional English speaking tour guide & driver
Meals: Day1:L&D ; Day2:B&L&D ; Day3:B&L
Tickets & others: Bike rental, foot massage, National Museum of Prehistory, Ata bead DIY
Accommodation: 2 nights of high quality guest house / B&B
And, of course, memories that money can’t buy!
Tips for your tour guide and driver
Book at least 7 days in advance
This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Cancellation made less than 24 hours before departure is non-refundable.
Cancellation made between 2~5 days before departure will charge 50% of full payment.
Cancellation made more than 6 days before departure will offer full refund.