Discover Taiwan's most beautiful natural parks and monuments during 5 days from Taipei, including visits of Sun Moon Lake, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Kenting, Taitung and Taroko.
Day 1: Taipei－Sun Moon Lake
You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning, you will depart from central Taipei and travel to the heart of the island, Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area. Sun Moon Lake is the largest freshwater lake on the island, and is one of Taiwan's premier destinations. You'll go around the island by bus to discover its most renowned attractions : Ita Thao indigenous village, Ci'en Pagoda, Xuanzang Temple and Wenwu Temple. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Sun Moon Lake or nearby Taichung.
Day 2: Sun Moon Lake－Tainan－Fo Guang Shan－Kaohsiung
After breakfast, you'll hop on the bus and make your way to Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, celebrated for its historical heritage. Your adventure proceeds with a visit to Fort Zeelandia, constructed by the Dutch East India Company during the 17th century. Then, take a leisurely walk along Anping Old Street: situated on the east side of Fort Zeelandia, it's known for its local specialties. After lunch, your next destination is the romantic harbor city of Kaohsiung, the most populous city in Southern Taiwan. Upon arriving in Kaohsiung, your first stop is the renowned Fo Guang Shan Monastery, which features a 36-meter golden statue of Buddha. Tonight you will stay at a hotel in downtown Kaohsiung.
Day 3: Kaohsiung－Kenting National Park－Taitung
On day 3, set out on your journey as you head south toward, where Taiwan’s first national park awaits. Kenting National Park is celebrated for its coastal geological formations, scenic landscapes, and rich marine biodiversity. You will visit sites likes Maopitou, Chuanfan Rock, Eluanpi Lighthouse, and Longpan Park, a coral limestone plateau overlooking the Pacific Ocean, shaped over time by rainfall erosion. Following your exploration of Kenting National Park, your journey will take you to Taitung via the scenic South Link Highway, allowing you to savor the continually shifting landscapes throughout your drive. Tonight, you’ll enjoy the pleasure of staying in a serene hot spring resort in Zhiben.
Day 4: Taitung－East Coast National Scenic Area－Hualien
You will spend the day exploring the east coast of Taiwan, known as the last unspoiled place of the island. You’ll visit some of the most impressive scenic spots along the way, including Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping, and Fanshuliao, each boasting its own distinctive geological features. At the end of the day, you'll make your way to Hualien, where you will spend the night.
Day 5: Hualien－Taroko Gorge－Qingshui Cliff－Taipei
On the last day of your 5-day tour in Taiwan, you’ll explore the most awe-inspiring destination in Taiwan, Taroko National Park. Situated in the eastern part of Taiwan, Taroko National Park was established in the year of 1986. This national park is renowned for its dramatic gorges, diverse wildlife, unique geological formations, and particularly, its towering marble cliffs, which can reach heights of up to 1,100 meters. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the park’s most famous attractions, including Cimu Bridge, the Tunnel of Nine Turns, Buluowan Suspension Bridge, Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Temple), Swallow Grotto Trail, and Qingshui Cliff.
You’ll return to Taipei and reach your hotel or the designated drop-off location in the evening, marking the end of your unforgettable 5-day tour of Taiwan.