Taipei Shore Excursion : Gold Rush Town - Jiufen (九份) & Yehliu (野柳) Day Tour (Private Tour)
Jiufen (also known as Jioufen, Chiufen or 九份), once a prosperous gold rush town before the 1970s, straddles the Pacific Ocean and is perfectly situated up in the hills.
Today, with its picturesque stone walls, narrow cobblestone streets and tea houses, the ancient city has become an inspirational mecca for artists, writers, and movie directors like Hou Hsiao-hsien (A City of Sadness) and Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).
Meet Her Royal Highness: Yehliu 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. When you see the “Queen’s Head” rock, you’ll feel like you’re in the presence of royalty.
The Golden Waterfall: Flowing Treasure
Although there is no actual gold flowing forth from these falls, the name reflects their appearance: the combination of regular rainfall in this mining area radiate a gold-like color.
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 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!
A Local Vintage Theater House
Sheng Ping Theater House, the first movie theater in Northern Taiwan, was completely rebuilt to present the former luxury culture of Jiufen.
08 : 00 Pick you up at Keelung Port
* Please note that the pick-up time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
09 : 00 Yehliu National Geo Park
11 : 00 The Golden Waterfall
12 : 30 Lunch
13 : 30 Jiufen & its nostalgic old street
14 : 30 Local Vintage Theater House
15 : 30 Drop you off at Keelung Miaokou Food Market
Please walk back to the cruise port nearby the market on your own
* The guide will show you how to walk back to the cruise port, which is about 500 m, 7 minutes walking.
Departs on everyday
At Keelung Port. Please note that the meeting time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
When to book
Book 7 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Price per person
The price will change according to the number of people.
Person(s)--Price per person
1 370 USD
2 200 USD
3 140 USD
4 120 USD
5 100 USD
6 90 USD
Infant (0 to 1 years old)
Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)
Well, you already have your lovely room on the cruise
Please enjoy your big breakfast (or brunch) before you get off the cruise, so you don’t need meals during the tour (To grab the time to let you visit as many places as possible).
However, there are many local snacks at both Jiufen Old Street and Keelung Miaokou Foot Market, Make sure you exchange some Taiwanese currency if you would like to buy some and give them a try.
Yehliu National Geo Park
A great English/Chinese -speaking guide
Private van (if 6-7 pax) with driver-guide or
Private bus (if 8-16 pax) with 1 tour guide and 1 driver
Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.