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.

Features:

family tour

Family fun

Taipei food tour

Great Food

Taiwan outdoor tour

Outdoor

Highlights

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!

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 : 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

Day2

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)

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

2 people

Availability

Departs on every Monday and Wednesday

Meeting point

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

Price

Infant (0 to 6 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.

Inclusion

Accommodation

1 night of local high quality B&B or hotel

Food

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

Admissions

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.

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 310 USD per person

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our previous clients have to say about us!

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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