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!

Features:

Taipei Culture tour

Culture

Great Food

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots​

Highlights

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!

Itinerary

Day1

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)

Day2

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)

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

2 people

Availability

Departs on everyday

Meeting point

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

Price

Infant (0 to 1 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.

Inclusion

Accommodation

1 night of local high quality B&B

Food

1st Day: Lunch & Dinner / 2nd Day: Breakfast & Lunch

Admissions

Yehliu National Geo Park, Gold Museum, Railway tickets, Shifen Waterfall, Sky lantern (one lantern per group)

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide

Transportation

Van or sedan

Others

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

From 330 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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