Taiwan East Coast 6 Days
Our 6-Day Taiwan East Coast Tour is the perfect way for travelers with limited time to experience Taiwan’s geography and culture. Travel along the more rural and mountainous East coast to reveal the Japanese-named Taroko National Park; with its soaring fog-draped granite pillars, Silks Place Taroko resort hotel, and must see sites like Tiansiang and Swallow Grotto. After biking through the picturesque East Rift Valley, learn about Taiwan's indigenous people through their cuisine.
In Taipei, taste Din Tai Fung's quintessentially Taiwanese soup dumplings and see over 670,000 artifacts of Chinese history at the National Palace Museum.
Depart North America for Taipei, Taiwan
Depart from your home airport, have a great flight!
Arrive in Taoyuan International (TPE) or Taipei Songshan (TSA) 🚌 Taipei
"Ni Hao" or "Welcome" to Taiwan! You will be greeted by a Super Value Tours Representative at the airport.
Airport pickup is available for flights arriving Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) from 06:00AM-11:00PM or Songshan Airport (TSA) from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hotel check in is at 3pm. If you arrive early, you may drop off your luggage at the hotel and explore the city independently. The Taiwan Night Markets are a great choice tonight.
(Hotel: Okura Prestige or Palais de Chine)
Taipei 🚌 (9 miles, 30mins) National Palace Museum 🚌 (35 miles,1 hr) Jiufen 🚌 (30 miles,1 hr) Jiaosi Hot Springs
・National Palace Museum: See the world's largest collection of Chinese artifacts. Our visit is carefully arranged to avoid crowds
・YongKang Street: Known for its delicious foods and drinks, this is one of the most famous streets in Taipei. Feast on unforgettable dim sum at the original Din Tai Fung restaurant.
・Taipei City Bus Tour: Brief photo stop at National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and Presidential Palace
・Jiufen: Take a step back in time and visit this historic mining town:
Free time to explore the old streets to find delicious snacks such as sweet taro soup, Hakka dumplings, and "Lu Wei" (marinated combination).
Special arrangements at a century-old tea house for tea tasting while overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
・Jiaosi Hot Springs: Soak in the rejuvenating waters of this natural hot spring, a truly relaxing and rustic experience.
We will be taking a train tomorrow where onboard luggage space is limited. Please pack a day bag with you with essential belongings. Large suitcases will be shipped to the next destination.
(Hotel: Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi or Evergreen Resort Hotel)
Jiaosi Hot Springs 🚌 (6 miles, 30 mins) Yilan Train Station, North Link Railway 🚅 (70 miles, 1hr) Hualien 🚌 (14 miles, 45 mins) Taroko National Park
Free time in the morning to soak in the Hot Springs or participate in the hotel's morning hike.
・North Link Railway: Avoid traffic and take a wonderful journey by train along the Pacific Ocean to Hualien, a natural conservatory at the edge of Taroko National Park.
・Taroko National Park: Literally meaning “magnificent and beautiful" in the Truku aboriginal language, Taroko Gorge is a natural wonder and a landmark of Taiwan.Photo stop at the East-West Highway Arch, the starting point of Taroko National Park.
・Swallow Grotto Trail: Hike the most beautiful section of the Taroko Gorge, see magnificent canyons, soaring marble formations, and subtropical springs. (Walking time: 1 hour; Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆).
・Silks Place Taroko: Tonight's hotel is the only 5-star resort inside the National Park. Take in a beautiful view of the stars and gorge while soaking in the rooftop spa or watch an aboriginal performance in the evening (weekends only).
Gorge View rooms not available for Triple room type. We will arrange Garden View rooms in this case.
(Hotel: Silks Place Taroko (Gorge View Room))
Tiansiang 🚌 (55 miles, 2 hrs) Fata'an Wetlands 🚌 (45 miles, 1.5hrs) Chihshang 🚌 (40 miles, 1.5hrs) Chihpen
・Tiansiang: Free time to see nearby sites: Zhihui Bridge, Pudu Bridge, and Xiangde Temple.
・Fata’an Wetlands: Learn about the rich heritage of Taiwan's aborigines. An "Ami- style" lunch in a private home will be served.
・Chihshang:East Rift Valley: Bike or stroll through the lush green rice fields of Chihshang. Learn to make rice pasta by hand, a fun local pastime.Unwind in your personal in-room hot spring in our hotel.
・Choose from several therapeutic spa facilities: Spa Paradise (family friendly), indoor hot springs, & open-air hot springs.
Feel the full force of Taiwanese aboriginal culture with an evening performance of powerful music paired with beautiful choreography.We will be taking a train tomorrow where luggage space is extremely limited onboard. Please pack a day bag with you with essential belongings. Large suitcases will be shipped to the next destination.
(Hotel: Hotel Royal Chihpen (Deluxe Family Rooms) or Papago International Resort)
Chihpen 🚌 (20 miles, 30 mins) Chihpen Train Station, North Link Railway 🚅 (200 miles, 4hrs) Taipei Station 🚌 (30miles, 1hr) Taoyuan International Airport ✈ Your next Destination
Take the morning to enjoy our resort hotel's facilities (hot springs, spa)
・North Link Railway: Sit back, relax and enjoy the rustic scenery back to Taipei. Our guide will send you off to the train platform and another guide will meet you back in Taipei Station.
・Dihua Street: Explore centry-old stores in this cultural old-town filled with traditional Taiwanese goods. (Walking tour: 1.5hrs).
Airport sendoff available for flights departing Taoyuan International Airport between 9:00PM-11:50PM, be sure to book your flight after 9:00PM.
"Zai jian!" or "See you again!"