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9 days / 8 nights

Tour Overview:

One of the most densely populated places on earth, Taiwan is also a natural wonderland with steep mountains, magnificent forests and an array of scenic attractions. Although most westerners view the island primarily as a business and high tech hub, Taiwan is rich in Chinese cultural traditions and is a leading center for Asia's thriving entertainment industry.

Day 1- Depart Los Angeles for Taipei on EVA Air

Day 2 - Arrive Taipei
Arrive in Taipei this evening. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel

Day 3 - Taipei
Following breakfast, embark on your half day Taipei city tour to visit Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the world famous National Palace Museum, Martyrs' Shrine of Traditional architecture for change of guards ceremony, local Taiwanese temple and Taipei Handicraft center. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 4 - Taipei / Sun Moon Lake
This morning you will be driven to Sun Moon Lake by bus. Enjoy your tour of Wenwu Temple, Tehua Village, Tse-En Pagoda and the Holy Monk Shrine. Later, check into Fleur De Chine Hotel. (B)

Day 5 - Sun Moon Lake / Foguangshan Monastery / Kaohsiung
Following breakfast, drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour. You will get an opportunity to communicate with some of the monks and nuns during the visit to the main Shrine, the Great Buddha Land. Continue to Kaohsiung City, the second largest city of Taiwan. Your local tour will take you to Former British Consulate, Love River and Lio Ho Night Market. (B)

Day 6 - Kaohsiung / Kenting / Taitung
Morning drive to Kenting. Enjoy your sightseeing tour of Kenting National Park, Maopitou and Oluanpi Light House. Continue to Taitung via South link Highway. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. (B)

Day 7 - Taitung / East Coast / Taroko
Drive this morning to East Coast National Scenic Area. Stops will be made at Siaoliou, Sanhsiantai, Stone Steps, Caves of Eight Immortals. Continue to Taroko and check into Silks Place Taroko. (B)

Day 8 - Taroko Gorge / Taipei
Travel this morning to Taroko Gorge, an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine created by the Liwu river, which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. Visit Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Caves and Tunnel of nine turns. Afternoon visit Marble Factory followed by drive to Taipei via Suhua Highway. Enroute we will pass by Cingshuei Cliff, one of the most spectacular sights on Taiwan's Pacific coast. We will also drive through the
Hsuei Shan Long Tunnel (8 miles). Upon arrival, check into your hotel. (B)

Day 9 - Taipei / Depart
This morning, transfer to the International Airport for your flight back to Los Angeles. (B)

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INCLUSIONS:
  • 7 nights accommodation at your choice of hotel with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Arrival & departure transfers on private basis
  • Sightseeing tour on Seat in Coach basis
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Airfare on EVA Air LAX / TPE / LAX (with Land + Air option)
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