A Restful Mountain Retreat – Tainan (台南) and Alishan (阿里山) 3 Day Tour People in the south of Taiwan live at a different pace than their northern city-dwelling brethren. They are extremely amiable, people-oriented, always smiling and ready to help out a stranger. The people are the primary reason that tourists continue coming back to these cities in Southern Taiwan – their passion, friendliness, and helpfulness. Come experience the South of Taiwan together with us.

A Restful Mountain Retreat – Tainan (台南) and Alishan (阿里山) 3 Day Tour

People in the south of Taiwan live at a different pace than their northern city-dwelling brethren. They are extremely amiable, people-oriented, always smiling and ready to help out a stranger. The people are the primary reason that tourists continue coming back to these cities in Southern Taiwan – their passion, friendliness, and helpfulness. Come experience the South of Taiwan together with us.
The greatest attractions and features of Southern Taiwan are all to be found in Tainan: the former cultural capital of the Chinese-Fujianese population in Taiwan. Tainan is full of unique and beautiful temples, and is home to some of the most interesting cultural customs on our beautiful island. 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. Do not miss taking the Alishan forest train that runs through a charming mountain valley. Depending on the season, you can view deep green landscapes or cherry blossoms during the train ride.

Features:

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots​

Taipei food tour

Great Food

Taipei Culture tour

Culture

Highlights

Historic Treasure Landmarks – Anping Old Fort That fort was the anchor point of early settlements in Tainan for both the Dutch and the Chinese, and much of the settlement’s history lies in Anping’s old streets surrounding the fort.

Historic Treasure Landmarks – Anping

Old Fort That fort was the anchor point of early settlements in Tainan for both the Dutch and the Chinese, and much of the settlement’s history lies in Anping’s old streets surrounding the fort.

River in the Forest: Four-Grass Green It’s a Mangrove green shade tunnel. You can take a bamboo raft to visit this marine forest. The round trip is about 30 minutes and full of wonders. It is so unique and charming like a dreamland.

River in the Forest: Four-Grass Green

It’s a Mangrove green shade tunnel. You can take a bamboo raft to visit this marine forest. The round trip is about 30 minutes and full of wonders. It is so unique and charming like a dreamland.

A Restful Mountain Retreat – Alishan National Scenic Area

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.

Alishan Railway Experience

Alishan Railway Experience

Construction of the Alishan Forest Railway was commenced in 1899 by the Japanese. Intended to transport logs and carry supplies, the railway has now become an integral part of the Alishan recreation facilities.

Itinerary

Day 1

09 : 00 Departure from Taipei.
Meet your tour guide at Taipei Main Station West 3 Gate (台北車站西3門) and take High Speed Rail to Tainan
11 : 30 Lunch
13 : 00 Anping Old Fort and Old Street
15 : 00 Anping Tree House
17 : 00 Sunset at the Salt Farm
18 : 30 The best local food in Tainan
Overnight at a local high quality B&B or 3-star hotel in Tainan (台南)

Day 2

09 : 00 Depart from B&B
10 : 00 River in the Forest: Four-Grass Green Tunnel
12 : 00 Lunch
13 : 30 Chiayi Beimen Station visit
15 : 30 Fenchihu Old town
17 : 00 Dinner
Overnight at a local high quality B&B at Alisan (阿里山)

Day 3

09 : 00 Depart from B&B
09 : 30 Alishan Railway Experience
10 : 00 Sacred Forest Trail Hiking
13 : 00 Lunch: Aboriginal Dishes
15 : 00 Eternity Suspension Bridges
17 : 00 Turn back to Taipei by High Speed Rail (The tour will end at Taipei Train Station)

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

2 people

Availability

Departs on every Tuesday and Wednesday

Meeting point

Taipei Main Station West 3 Gate (台北車站西3門)

When to book

Book 3 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

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)

445 USD per person

Adult (Over 6 years old)​

890 USD per person * If your group is 4 adults or over, the special price is 770 USD per person.

Inclusion

Accommodation

2 nights of local high quality B&B or 3-star hotel

Food

1st Day: Lunch & Dinner / 2nd Day: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner / 3rd Day: Breakfast & Lunch

Admissions

Anping Old Fort, Four-Grass Green Tunnel Boating Tour, Alishan National Scenic Area and Alishan Railway tickets

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide

Transportation

Taipei to Tainan HSR tickets, Chiayi to Taipei HSR tickets and van or sedan in Tainan and Chiayi

Others

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

From 770 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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