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3-Day Southern Taiwan Tour

Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Saturday

  • Duration

    3 days and 2 night

  • Start time

    Between 6:30am and 7am

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Visit Eluanbi Park which is also home to Kending's prehistoric cultures
  • Learn about a typical erosional landform of coral coast in Maobitou
  • Tour Hengchun Town which features the 2008 Taiwanese film Cape No. 7
  • Visit Chikanlou which has gone through Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty and the Japanese Colonization Period
  • Koxinga shrine is also a cultural spot worth visiting.
  • Behold the first fort built by the Dutch in Anping

Overview

Embark on a 3-day discovery of Southern Taiwan as you visit picture perfect counties of Kaohsiung, Kending and Tainan and inhale the cultural and natural wonders. You find yourself the the Buddhist center in Kaohsiung county. Be sure to take the time and wander around (Gunag Shan) Monastery and behold the impressive golden statue that stands 120 meters tall!


Yet another visual treat awaits at Pier-2 Art Center, a once abandoned industrial warehouse which has since been re-born as a fine art centre. More on the itinerary for day 1 alone is a visit to the Cijing Island, a tour of the famous Liuhe Tourist Night Market and tasting of delicious local delights!   The next day you drive to Kending and visit the famous Eluanbi also known as "Taiwan's Tail", the island's southernmost point. Be sure to take lots of pictures with the Eluanbi Lighthouse, also called "The Light of East Asia" which is the brightest lighthouse in Asia!


Cap off the day with a visit to the pristine beaches of Hengchun area and rise early to the last day of your incredibly immersive tour which is dedicated to Tainan city and cover Chikanlou, Koxinga Shrine, Anping Fort and Anping Tree House. Your tour includes a comfortable stay at the 5-star Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung with scrumptious breakfast to follow the morning after. Learn all that Taipei’s culture, heritage and history has to offer from your enthusiastic, professional and knowledgeable guide.


Know Your Guide:


Edison Travel Service is an experienced tourism company established in 1988 by a team of Taiwanese Travel experts of 21 who know TAIWAN to the smallest details. Edison provides travel related services all over Taiwan, ensuring the complete customer satisfaction with a young and dynamic team, working closely with you to develop the kind of programs and packages that you want, bringing out the best. The scope of their services in Taiwan range from guidance and transfers, hotel and rent-a-car bookings, private cultural tours, excursions, to seaside holiday arrangement and custom-tailored tour packages in accordance with clients' special interests.

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Enjoy hotel pickup and head to the north-east of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county to find a famous tourist destination known mostly for being the Buddhist center of South Taiwan. The architecture of the temples is very characteristic of Taiwan. At the southeastern side of Fo Gunag Mountain (Gunag Shan) Monastery sits the most prominent landmark of the region: a huge golden statue of Buddha Amitaabha which measures a staggering 120 meters!Head next to Pier-2 Art Center, a once abandoned industrial warehouse which has since been re-born as a fine art centre where tourist and locals can come together to appreciate art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 has become an area of new vitality and liveliness.Through the course of the day you visit Qijin Island, an offshore island lined with restaurants selling fresh and budget-friendly seafood alfresco style which is accessible by both ferry and car. Of course no trip to Kaohsiung is complete without a visit to the the Liuhe Tourist Night Market for an opportunity to taste the papaya milk and steamed salty shrimps in Kaohsiung.
  • Day 2:
    After a hearty breakfast, head from Kaohsiung to Kending and make the first stop of the day at Eluanbi Park light house. Kending's rugged coastline provides some of the area's most outstanding attractions. The most prominent of these is Eluanbi, also known as "Taiwan's Tail". This is the island's southernmost point. The peninsula's most notable landmarks, the Eluanbi Lighthouse, also called "The Light of East Asia" stands 21.4 meters high and is reputedly the brightest lighthouse in Asia!The day is packed with highlights as you head further to Maobitou, named after a rock which looks like a crouching cat facing the sea. The area is an excellent landform classroom with various scarps, reef columns, sea trenches, sea erosion caves and pot holes, which you also find in Longpan Park as you continue onward. The highlight of the day brings you to  Hengchun Town which is an entry way to Kenting National Park, the southernmost National Park in the country. With pristine beaches and a vibrant tourist industry, the Hengchun area often attracts more travelers than local residents.
  • Day 3:
    The last day of your incredibly immersive tour is dedicated to a tour of Tainan city which covers Chikanlou, Koxinga Shrine, Anping Fort and Anping Tree House. You would be amazed to find out that although Chikanlou went through Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty and the Japanese Colonization Period, it still maintains its original look!You also visit the Koxinga Shrine surrounded by trees to find that it is the only Fujianese style shrine in Taiwan. This is the shrine built in memory of the work and achievement of Cheng Cheng Kung, the pioneer of Taiwan. Continuing onward you stop at the Anping Fort which was once the administrative centre of the Dutch regime back in the 1600s. The final lap of the tour takes you to the Anping Tree House which was the original warehouse for British trading company Tait & Co. The aerial roots and branches of trees wrapped around the building, combine with soil, red brick and partial concrete wall create an unusual but Instagram worthy sight!Finally, the high speed train ride takes you to Taipei where the incredible 3 day tour comes to a close.

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off
  • Local Travel Insurance
  • Entrance Fees
  • Enthusiastic, professional & knowledgeable Guide
  • Include ferry ride to Qijin, Qijin cycle rickshaw ride experience
  • Howard Plaza Hotel, Kaohsiung (5-star)
  • Breakfast on Day 2 & Day 3

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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