Taiwan Now -The Best of Halal Tour 8D7N  

8 Days
  • Not included
  • Private vehicle
  • 3-, 4- or 5-Star Hotels
  • Taipei
  • Taipei
  • Autumn
  • As per the program
  • English
  • Tour guide

Taiwan is a captivating destination with a rich culture, vibrant lifestyle, and breathtaking scenery. Whether you are a food lover, nature enthusiast, or history buff, Taiwan has something to offer everyone. From the bustling capital city of Taipei to the stunning Taroko Gorge; the modern metropolis of Kaohsiung to the tranquil Sun Moon Lake, and the beautiful landscapes of Alishan; this 8-day tour will take you on a journey of discovery and adventure. Join us as we explore the top tourist attractions and must-visit places; and indulge in the gastronomy that Taiwan has to offer. Get ready to create unforgettable memories on this exciting trip!

Must-visit Places during Your Taiwan Tour

During your Taiwan tour, there are several must-visit places that you should include in your itinerary. These destinations offer a variety of experiences, from cultural and historical sites to natural wonders that will leave you in awe.

First on the list is Taipei, the bustling capital city of Taiwan. Explore the charming streets of old Taipei and visit iconic landmarks such as Taipei 101 and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Don’t forget to sample the delicious street food at the famous night markets.

Next, venture to Taroko Gorge, a natural wonder that will take your breath away. Known for its marble cliffs and turquoise rivers, Taroko Gorge is a hiker’s paradise with stunning trails and breathtaking viewpoints. Kaohsiung, the modern metropolis of Taiwan, should also be on your list. Explore Pier-2 Art Center, a vibrant hub of art and culture, and stroll along Love River, lined with cafes and restaurants.

Taichung, known for its Sun Moon Lake, is another must-visit destination. Take a boat ride on the picturesque lake, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking mountains. Lastly, include Alishan in your itinerary, famous for its stunning landscapes and sunrise views. Take a train ride through the Alishan Forest Railway and marvel at the beauty of the mountainous region.

These are just a few of the must-visit places during your Taiwan 8-day tour. Each destination offers a unique experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Stay tuned to our next section as we delve deeper into the lifestyle and gastronomy of Taiwan’s top tourist attractions.

Explore the Secrets Gems of Taiwan!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This tour is initiated, operated, and supervised in cooperation with our local partner company in Taipei Travel Star Service Co., Ltd.

Exploring the vibrant lifestyle and gastronomy of Taiwan

Taiwan is not only known for its stunning natural beauty and historical sites but also for its vibrant lifestyle and delicious gastronomy. During your 8-day tour, make sure to immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in the amazing culinary scene.

One of the best ways to experience the lifestyle of Taiwan is by visiting the night markets. These bustling markets are a feast for the senses, where you can try a wide variety of street food, shop for trendy clothes and accessories, and soak in the lively atmosphere. Shilin Night Market in Taipei and Liuhe Night Market in Kaohsiung are two must-visit spots for food enthusiasts.

Taiwan is also famous for its tea culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit a local tea plantation and learn about the art of tea making. You can participate in a traditional tea ceremony and taste different types of tea, such as oolong and green tea.

When it comes to gastronomy, Taiwan is a food lover’s paradise. From savory dishes like beef noodle soup and xiao long bao (soup dumplings) to sweet treats like pineapple cake and bubble tea, the culinary scene in Taiwan is diverse and delicious. Try sampling the local specialties in each city you visit and don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone.

In the next blog section, we will provide you with some sample itineraries to help you plan your Taiwan 8-day tour, incorporating the best attractions, lifestyle experiences, and gastronomic delights. Stay tuned to discover the perfect trip for you!

Trip Highlights

  • Visit most must-see scenic spots all around Taiwan
  • See modern and ancient Taipei (Taipei 101 vs old temples), as well as the National Palace Museum
  • Experience the breathtaking Taroko Gorge
  • View splendid Central Mountain Ranges
  • Relax at tranquil & romantic Sun Mon Lake
  • Uncover ancient & historical Tainan (founded in 16th century)
  • Discover merciful Buddhism in Foguangshan Monast

Itinerary

Arrive in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, where you will be met by a private car (for 1-3 pax, without a tour guide; for 4 pax & up, with English speaking guide) and transferred to your hotel to check-in. Taipei is a laidback and vibrant city that, as well as being packed with the upmarket and ultramodern, is a bastion of Taiwan’s wonderfully rich heritage.
Overnight:
Standard: City Suites Beimen: https://www.citysuites.com.tw/en
Superior: Cosmos Hotel Taipei: https://www.cosmos-hotel.com.tw/en/
Deluxe: The Landis Taipei: https://taipei.landishotelsresorts.com/index.php

Full-day Taipei city tour, to visit: National Palace Museum, Martyr’s Shrine, Chinese temple, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Handicraft Center, and Presidential Building (photo stop), and Taipei 101 (including Observatory Deck).
Overnight:
Standard: City Suites Beimen: https://www.citysuites.com.tw/en
Superior: Cosmos Hotel Taipei: https://www.cosmos-hotel.com.tw/en/
Deluxe: The Landis Taipei: https://taipei.landishotelsresorts.com/index.php

Drive to Taroko Gorge via the world’s fifth longest highway tunnel (12.9km) and the breathtaking east coast cliff highway. Photo stop at Chinshui Cliff. Arrive Taroko National Park, the only marble gorge in the world, and proceed to: Taroko Gorge Gateway, Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, etc. Dinner at the hotel and enjoy the aboriginal singing/dancing show.
Overnight:
Standard: Liga Hotel https://www.chiangdao.com/hotels4/asiahotels/taiwanhotels/hualienhotels/ligahotel.htm
Superior: Lakeshore Hotel https://www.lakeshore.com.tw/en/lakeshore-hotel/hualien/
Deluxe: Lishiuan International Hotel, VIP Suite https://www.lishiuan.com/tw/rooms/vip.html

Drive to Sun Moon Lake via the picturesque Central Cross-Island Highway and Wuling on Mt. Hehuan , the highest spot (3275m above sea level) of the highway and the best place to have a panoramic view over the Central Mountain Ranges.
Arrive at Sun Moon Lake, a designated National Scenic Area, and drive along the lake to indulge yourself in the natural beauty all around, visiting Wen-wu Temple with beautiful lake view.
Overnight:
Standard: Lea Lea Garden Hotel-Moon (street view room): https://www.lealeahotel.com/
Superior: Tai-Yi Maple Resort: http://taiifarm.com/en/
Deluxe: Lea Lea Garden Hotel-Moon (deluxe family room, lake view): https://sunmoonlake.lealeahotel.com/

Visit the Holy Monk Shrine, Tehua Village, and Tse En Pagoda dotted along the lakeside hill.
Drive to Tainan, a historical capital city established in the 16th century. Take a walking tour around Anping Fort and the old street area, which consists of many historical streets. Immerse yourself in the blended atmosphere of traditional Chinese and modern Taiwanese culture.
Visit Chihkan Tower (founded in 1653 by the Dutch as the control center of Taiwan) and Confucius Temple (the first Confucius Temple in Taiwan, founded in 1665). And walk around this area.
Overnight:
Standard: S&E Hotel: http://sehotel.okgo.tw/
Superior: The Place Tainan: https://www.hotelroyal.com.tw/en-us/tainan
Deluxe: Crowne Plaza Tainan: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/tainan/tnncp/hoteldetail

Drive to the biggest monastery in Taiwan, Foguangshan Monastery, and visit the Main Shrine & Buddhist Museum. You will have a light vegetarian lunch at the monastery.
Proceed to visit the Dragon & Tiger Pagoda as well as the Spring & Autumn Pavilion at Lotus Pond.
Drive to Kaohsiung City, the biggest city in Southern Taiwan. Check-in at the hotel in the afternoon. You can enjoy the beautiful night view when taking a stroll on your own, or visit the famous Liuho Night Market to have an understanding of the local nightlife.
Standard: City Suites Hotels: https://www.citysuiteshotels.com/en
Superior: Howard Plaza Kaohsiung: https://www.howard-hotels.com.tw/en_US
Deluxe: Han-Hsien International Hotel: http://www.han-hsien.com.tw/hhih/en/

Drive north to Lukang to visit Lungshan temple, Tianhou Temple, and old streets.
Drive further northward to have a short stop at Sanyi Wood Carving Village. Drive back to hotel in Taipei.
Overnight:
Standard: City Suites Beimen https://www.citysuites.com.tw/en
Superior: Cosmos Hotel Taipei: https://www.cosmos-hotel.com.tw/en/
Deluxe: The Landis Taipei: https://taipei.landishotelsresorts.com/index.php

Transfer to the airport by a private car (for 1-3pax, without tour guide; for 4pax & up, with English speaking guide) and wave goodbye to Formosa.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Seven (7) nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
  • Halal and/or Muslim-friendly meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Round trip airport transfers as stated.
  • Six (6) days guided tour with English speaking guide and private car
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver for land transportation
  • Entrance/admission fees as per the program
  • Local tourist insurance.
  • Rates are valid from 01 January to 31 December, except the blackout dates and consecutive holiday, Chinese Lunar New Year, Peace Memorial Day, Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Swimming Festival in Sun Moon Lake, National Day

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Round-trip International airfares
  • Own travel insurance
  • Gratuities or tips to porters, doormen, tour guides and drivers
  • Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenditure, such telephone bills, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, mini bar, pay TV etc.
  • Because of the daily changes in the currency rates, a certain adjustment will apply,
  • if/when the depreciation exceeds 2.0%. The customers will be notified.
  • The tour is based on private services.
  • The hotel check-in time in Taiwan is usually around 3:00 PM, and check-out at
  • around 12:00 AM. Early check-in or late check-out will lead to a surcharge.

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Taiwan Now -The Best of Halal Tour 8D7N  
From €545
/ Adult