Old Miner Towns - Jiufen (九份) and Shifen (十分) 2 Day Tour
Planning to have an extended trip in the artistic town of Jiufen and see what’s going on nearby?
This 2 day tour explores Jiufen, Pingxi and Houdong.
These towns’ unique geological location, history and picturesque scenery altogether make a perfect theme for having a private tour.
See how much sweet memories these three quaint towns and our private tour bring for you!
Meet Her Royal Highness: Yehliu (野柳) National Geo Park
Yehliu lies in one of the most remarkable geological coastal areas in northern Taiwan, and is well-known for its rocky promontory overlooking the bay. Winds and waves shape the environment and make the scenic view magnificent. Local people have taken pleasure in naming the large rocks which dot the landscape after shapes which they resemble. When you see the “Queen’s Head” rock, you’ll feel like you’re in the presence of royalty.
Jiufen & Its Nostalgic Old Street
Jiufen, once a prosperous gold rush town before the 1970s, straddles the Pacific Ocean and is perfectly situated up in the hills. The most memorable part of being in Jiufen, without a doubt, is the long and narrow street market which stretches throughout the entire town. The streets are dotted with various shops for handicrafts, food, tea, snacks, toys and traditional souvenirs. Be sure to try some of the local foods, such as sweet taro balls, rice cakes and grilled squid…one bite and guaranteed you will be hooked!
Treasure Hunt in the Gold Museum
The Gold Museum is located in the mountainous town of Jinguashi. Featuring plenty of historical, cultural and natural heritages, the park is the first ecology museum in Taiwan.
Back to the Old Times – Shifen Old Street
The Pingxi Railway was originally built to transport coal. Now it is used for tourists to experience the life that Pingxi’s miners previously led. Before a train enters the town, visitors will be asked to clear the tracks and are in turn treated to a rare sight of seeing trains running through the town’s streets.
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.
Taiwanese Niagara Falls: Shifen (十分) Waterfalls
Shifen has the best waterfall in Northern Taiwan. It is sometimes referred to as “Taiwanese Niagara Falls.” Want to see whether the name is justified or not? Come on down to Pingxi and check it out for yourself!
09 : 00 Pick you up at your hotel in Taipei
* If you need to be picked up at airport, Keelung port or hotels out of Taipei, there will be additional charge.
10 : 00 Yehliu (野柳) National Geo Park
12 : 00 Lunch
14 : 00 The Golden Waterfall
14 : 30 Jiufen (九份) & Its Nostalgic Old Street
16 : 30 Local Vintage Theater House
17 : 00 Dinner
18 : 00 Night view of Jiufen
Overnight at a local high quality B&B at Jinguashi (金瓜石)
09 : 30 Depart from B&B
10 : 00 Gold Museum
12 : 00 Lunch
13 : 30 Visit an old town of railway
15 : 00 Pingxi Railway Tour
16 : 00 Shifen Waterfall
16 : 40 Make a wish with Sky Lantern
17 : 30 Turn back to Taipei (Send you back to your hotel in Taipei)
Departs on everyday
9 am at the lobby of the Taipei hotel you stay
When to book
Book 3 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Infant (0 to 6 years old)
Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)
Child (1 to 6 years old)
193 USD per person
Adult (Over 6 years old)
385 USD per person * If your group is 4 adults or over, the special price is 330USD per person.
1 night of local high quality B&B
1st Day: Lunch & Dinner / 2nd Day: Breakfast & Lunch
Yehliu National Geo Park, Gold Museum, Railway tickets, Shifen Waterfall, Sky lantern (one lantern per group)
A great English/Chinese -speaking guide
Van or sedan
Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.