• Discover Taroko Gorge's Natural Beauty

  • Make Rice Pasta by Hand

  • Bike through East Rift Valley

  • Taste Authentic Ami-Tribe Cuisine 

Taiwan East Coast- 6 Days 2017

 Land Only from US $1499

Taipei, Jiaosi, Taroko, Chihshang

Departs January-December 2017

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Highlights

    Featured Arrangements

    Our Taiwan tours are designed for the best balance of sightseeing and freedom while avoiding tourist traps.

    • Taipei:
      • Visit the National Palace Museum which houses over 670,000 pieces of Chinese artifacts and relics.
      • Dine in the original location of Taiwan's iconic Din Tai Fung restaurant.
    • Jiufen: Explore nostalgic old streets of seaside Jiufen. 
    • Jiaosi: Relax in mineral-rich hot springs. 
    • Tarako National Park: Stay inside nature’s masterpiece.
    • Chihshang: Bike or stroll through the picturesque East Rift Valley. 
    • Fata'an Wetland: Learn about Ami-Tribe's culture and history through their cuisine. 
    • See the serene Taiwanese countryside on the North Link Railway. 

    Luxury Accommodations

    • Taipei: Okura Prestige Taipei or Palais de Chine – Taipei's most luxurious and centrally located hotels. 
    • JiaosiEvergreen Resort Hotel or Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi – Magnificent views and unique hot springs. 
    • Taroko National ParkSilks Place Taroko – The only 5 star hotel located inside Taroko National Park.
    • East Rift Valley: Papago International Resort – Luxury hotel surrounded by the East Rift Valley. 

    Culinary Experiences  

    • We take great pride in arranging and sharing great culinary experiences with you. Our team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste Taiwanese delicacies including Din Tai Fung dumplings, Ami-style tribal cuisine, Beef Noodles, and much more.

    Super Value Standards

    • Charismatic and knowledgeable guide with extensive Super Value training.
    • A comprehensive travel insurance plan. Details  
    • High quality headsets to hear our tour guide's presentation clearly.
    • Porterage service is included at every hotel.
    • Unlimited bottled water is provided throughout the entire trip.

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart North America for Taipei, Taiwan 

Day 2

Arrive in Taoyuan International Airport or Taipei Songshan Airport  Taipei 

  • "Ni Hao" or "Welcome" to Taiwan! You will be greeted by a Super Value Tours Representative at the airport.
  • 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  
Palais de Chine or Okura Prestige
Day 3

Taipei  (9 miles, 1 hr) National Palace Museum  (35 miles,1 hr) Jiufen  (30 miles,1 hr) Jiaosi Hot Springs 【3 meals】

  • 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. 
  • 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 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.

 

  • National Palace Museum

  • Din Tai Fung

  • Jiufen

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
YongKang Street Din Tai Fung (Original Restaurant)
Dinner  
Lan Yang Style Buffet in Hotel
Hotel  
Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi or Evergreen Resort Hotel
Day 4

Jiaosi Hot Springs  (5.8 miles, 30 mins) North Link Railway  (86 miles, 1 hr) Hualien  (14 miles, 45 mins) Taroko National Park【3 meals】

  • 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.

  • North Link Railway

  • Swallow Grotto Trail

  • Silks Place Taroko

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
Local Specialty (Mola Mola--Ocean Sunfish)
Dinner  
Local Specialty Buffet in Hotel
Hotel  
Silks Place Taroko (Gorge View Room)
Day 5

Tiansiang  (53 miles, 2 hrs) Fata'an Wetlands  (47.5 miles,1hr 45 mins) Chihshang, Taitung 【3 meals】

  • Tiansiang: Free time to see nearby sites: Zhihhui 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. 
  • 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. 

  • Ami Style Lunch

  • Xiangde Temple

  • Taroko Eternal Spring Shrine

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
Ami-Style Tribal Lunch
Dinner  
Local Specialty Buffet in Hotel
Hotel  
Hotel Royal Chihpen or Papago International Resort
Day 6
 

Chihshang, Taitung  (111miles, 3hrs 43mins) North Link Railway  (88 miles, 3hrs 49mins) Taipei Station Taoyuan International Airport【B, L】

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • "Zai jian!" or "See you again!" Please be sure to book your flight after 9:00pm. 

 

  • Biking through East River Valley

  • Handmade Pasta

  • Chihshang

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
Taiwanese Specialty
National Palace Museum

Considered one of the four great international museums of human culture (alongside the Louvre in Paris, The Met in New York, and The British Museum), the National Palace Museum houses the best artifacts of Chinese civilization. The museum concentrates 8,000 years worth of artifacts. The depth of the collection is so vast, displays are rotated once every three months. 

Jiaosi hot springs

Jiaosi is Taiwan's best location for hot spring resorts. The natural water of the hot springs is clear and enriched with rejuvenating minerals. 

Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park is one of eight national parks in Taiwan and home to the landmark Taroko Gorge. Sites of the park include Swallow Grotto and Tiansiang.

Tiansiang

One of the most important sites in Taroko, Tiansiang is the starting point of the river valley and offers some of the best overviews of the gorge.

Swallow Grotto

In this section of Taroko valley, countless small holes in the rock walls were created through erosion and became natural habitats for birds. In the past, swallows soared through the air, creating a vision of hundreds of swallows flying in the valley. Thus, the beautiful name “Swallow Grotto” was given.

Fata'an Wetlands

Stroll through the park to enjoy the stunning natural scenery. With mountains and hills in the backdrop and streams of clean water running by your feet, the wetlands are not only picturesque but also home to a diverse range of ecology.

The Okura Prestige Taipei

Located in the heart of Taipei city with easy access to transportation, dining and shopping, this 5*-property offers guests the ultimate comfort and conveniences. Guests can also enjoy the gym on the top floor as well as the rooftop open-air heated pool overlooking Taipei 101 building. 

Room  Information:

Room Type: Prestige Room

Size: 43 sqm

Twin Bed: 120 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 200 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (120 x 200cm) will be added to Twin Room. 


Palais de Chine Hotel

Stationed in one of the most convenient spots in Taipei, this hotel has access to TSR, HSR, bus stations, and MRT service. Guests can travel at leisure with easy access to all major transportation in the city. This 5-star hotel also has one of the most fashionable plazas (Q Square), office buildings, Vieshow Cinemas, and other entertainment facilities; all included to allow guests to have a colorful trip from the very beginning!

Room  Information:

Room Type: Deluxe Room (upgraded from Superior Room) 

Size: 37 sqm

Twin Bed: 110 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 150 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (90 x 190cm) will be added to Twin Room. 


Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi

Located in the city of Jiaosi, the Hotel Royal is one of the most luxurious in the area. The exterior features architecture inspired by traditional local artwork, and inside, guests can enjoy modern comforts with spa facilities, hot springs, and a variety of different amenities.

Room  Information:

Room Type: Western Suite 

Size: 40 sqm

Twin Bed: 120 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 200 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Japanese Suite; Tatami style bed


Evergreen Resort Hotel - Jiaosi

Located in Yilan county, this hotel is known for its hot springs and magnificent views. The rooms are designed in a Euro-Asian style. The bath houses offer healthy nano-milk baths and more. The 1.2 acre garden hot spring also provides a unique hot spring banquet experience. Fresh seafood is used in its delicious multi-cultural buffet.

Room  Information:

Room Type: Superior Room

Size: 40.4 sqm

Twin Bed: 120 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 240 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway Bed (90 x 180cm) will be added to Twin room. 


Silks Place Taroko

Built within the Taroko National Park, Silks Place Taroko is the only 5-star hotel inside a national park in all of Taiwan. We have chosen this hotel for its exclusive location; making the Silks Place Taroko perfect for exploring the Gorge. Silks Place Taroko was awarded TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award for luxury and service in 2015.

Room  Information:

Room Type: Gorge View Room

Size: 40 sqm

Twin Bed: 150 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 180 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room

1. Garden View Room: 150 x 200 (3 beds--only 2 rooms available)

2. Japanese Room: Tatami style bed

3. Gorge View Room: Cannot accommodate extra bed, 3 guests must share 150 x 200 cm x 2 beds. 

Due to limited availability of the triple rooms, we will not be able to guarantee the room type until check in. We apologize for the inconvenience in advance. 


Papago International Resort

This resort is set amongst natural mountain scenery and features hot springs, an outdoor pool, and health club.  

Room  Information:

Room Type: Classical Double Room

Size: 40 sqm

Twin Bed: 120 x 210 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 180 x 210 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room

1. Classical Family Room: 180 x 210cm (2 beds)

2. Classical Family Room: 180 x 210cm (1 bed) + 120 x 210cm (2 beds) 

**Limited Triple room available, actual room type will be determined upon check in. 


  Din Tai Fung soup dumplings (xiao long bao)
  Ami-Style Tribal Cuisine
  Ami-Style Tribal Cuisine
  Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish)
Fried Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) Roll
Seasonal Vegetables cooked with Shallot Sauce
Taiwanese Style Salted Pork
Chicken Soup
Famous Fried Rice
Evergreen Resort Buffet
Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi Buffet
Silks Place Taroko Breakfast Buffet

Patricia L.

  

( SN5325OE )


 Andrew, our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable on facts during our tour. Great energy and spirit!

March 2015

Clayton W.

  

( SN5325OE )


An excellent agenda with an excellent tour guide, Andrew, thank you!

March 2015

Sylvia P.

  

( SN5325OE )


Every detail was considered, excellent tour!

March 2015

Gary L.

  

( SN5325OE )


Andrew is an excellent guide. He took care of all our needs. He is always prompt and has excellent knowledge of Taiwan. I will recommend Super Value Tours and Andrew to my friends who plan to tour Taiwan. 

March 2015 

William T.

  

( SN54060E )


Hotels were unmatched in comfort, service and breakfast- no company has shown a greater hotel selection and concern for customer satisfaction. The meals were exquisite at every turn. They were one of the highlights in that they were all delicious, tastefully prepared and satisfying to the taste and in presentation.

April 2015

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