My Homeless Tour Guide-See Taipei from a Different Angle
My Homeless Tour Guide is supported by a non-profit organisation called “Homeless Taiwan” (芒草心協會).The program aims to train previously homeless people to be tour guides so that they can earn a living to look after themselves by providing walking tours in their familiar territories. The guides bring you to explore Taipei from different angles. By sharing their personal stories and previous life, they break down the public stereotype towards homelessness.
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What will you learn from this tour?
– How did a homeless person survive over the years?
– Where do they get food?
– How do people treat them, help them, the experiences and stories throughout the years of being homeless?
– Lots of WHYs and HOWs: There will be time for questions and answers during and after the tour.
“After joining this tour, I started to love myself and the world more and more day by day.”
I used hold on to the the belief of “Where there is a way, there is a will.” It wasn’t until this tour that I realized this might not be hold true. These guides I met worked extremely hard and yet wasn’t able to escape from the homeless life for a long time. Throughout the tour, I did a lot of self-reflecting.
I tried putting myself in their shoes and imagined, with my limited knowledge, opportunities and network, what I can do? A big obstacle is society’s ingrained discrimination towards the homeless.
After joining this tour, I become much more appreciative of what I have and who I am right now. I started to love myself and the world more and more day by day
09 : 00 Meet you at Taipei MRT Longshan Temple Station Exit 1
10 : 30 Meet My Homeless Tour Guide
11 : 00 Walk around the living area of My Homeless Tour Guide
12 : 30 Lunch
13 : 30 Q&A
14 : 00 End of tour
Departs on everyday
Meet you at Taipei MRT Longshan Temple Station Exit 1
When to book
Book 3 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Adult (Over 6 years old)
135 USD per person * If your group is 4 adults or over, the special price is 100 USD per person.
Child (1 to 6 years old)
68 USD per person
Infant (0 to 1 years old)
Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)
We will only walk on the street.
My Homeless Tour Guide with a English/Chinese -speaking guide
Nope, we will only walk on the street.
Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.
From 100 USD per person
Be interested in this tour but hope to change something?
In case of trip cancellation, please refer to the policies below:
(1) Before 1 day or more prior to trip date – Loss of 30% of total price
(2) Less than 1 day – no refund
(3) No refund will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun.