All Ages Have Fun - Yilan (宜蘭) Lohas 2 Day Tour
Yilan, one of Taipei’s most breathtaking spots, is situated in the back yard of Taipei City, set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. During our tour of Yilan, you will experience first hand the relaxation of famous local hot springs, creative farms, rustic paths for walking and getting lost, and of course, a healthy dose of folk culture. Recreation in Yilan invariable results in learning about the local culture and people, situated just an hour outside of Taipei, Yilan awaits you with open arms.
Yilan Local Delicacy – Fried Sweetfish
Why not have your lunch at Bajia Fish Farm? The natural spring water in the farm cultivates sweetfish that tastes extraordinarily tender and flavorful. Salt-roasted or fried, the sweetfish and their caviar are a unique local find for fans of hai xian, or seafood. Situated inside of a beautiful garden complex, you’ll dine in style with an outstanding natural view for lunch.
Cycling around Plum Blossom Lake (Meihua Lake 梅花湖)
Meihua Lake occupies a wide expanse of land and is bordered by verdant mountains on 3 sides. The total lake surface is about 20 hectares. Encircling the lake is a trail that visitors can stroll around while enjoying the picturesque, tranquil scenery. Cherry and willow trees are planted along the trail, adding more charm to the atmosphere.
Back to the Old Times – National Center for Traditional Arts
The National Center for Traditional Arts was built to showcase how a traditional Taiwanese village works, and show how it can integrate into modern life in Taiwan. On a visit to the Center, visitors see examples of traditional grocery stores, folk arts, traditional merchants and eateries, all located in the Folk Arts Street shopping area. While we’re in the area, we’ll stop to see a traditional Chinese puppet show, spinning tops, ceramic glaze making, fabric dyeing, and a host of other traditional artisanal crafts that will give you insight into how society on the Ilha Formosa has functioned in times past.
Traditional Kiln-Roasted Chicken
Kiln-roasted chicken is a traditional and scrumptious Taiwanese dish. For foodies and chefs interested in picking up a local recipe or two, we teach the recipe and preparation process of Taiwan kiln-roasted chicken: First, season the whole chicken with Oolong tea, Chinese pepper and fresh spring onion. Next, cool the chicken in cold water to preserve textural integrity. Put the chicken into a pre-heated kiln where the fire is built by firewood that gives the chicken a delicate aroma. Finally, dress the chicken with pepper and salt, lace with chicken broth, sit back and wait as your traditional Taiwanese kiln-roasted chicken cooks – enjoy some more of that Oolong tea, while you’re waiting!
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 : 30 Lin-Mei hiking trail
12 : 00 Lunch at BaJia Fish Farm
13 : 30 Bee farm
15 : 00 Cycling around Plum Blossom Lake
17 : 00 Dinner at Lo-don Night Market
Overnight at a local high quality B&B or 3-star hotel in Yilan
09 : 00 Depart from B&B or hotel
10 : 00 National Center for Traditional Arts
12 : 00 Lunch: Traditional kiln-roasted chicken
13 : 30 Jiaosi Hot Spring
15 : 30 Turn back to Taipei (Send you back to your hotel in Taipei)
Departs on every Monday and Wednesday
The lobby of the Taipei hotel you stay
When to book
Book 3 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes, swimming suit / pants, swimming caps and towels
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)
183 USD per person
Adult (Over 6 years old)
365 USD per person * If your group is 4 adults or over, the special price is 310 USD per person.
1 night of local high quality B&B or hotel
1st Day: Lunch & Dinner / 2nd Day: Breakfast & Lunch
Bike at Plum Blossom Lake, Traditional Art Center and Public Hot Spring
* The fee will not be refunded if you give up soaking into public hot spring.
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.