• Watch the Sunrise from Joy Mountain

  • Enjoy Lakeview Room at Sun Moon Lake

  • Take a Leisure Stroll at Chingjing Farm

  • Appreciate Culture and History at Chihkan Tower 

  • Ride the High Speed Rail (Business Class)

Taiwan West Coast- 7 Days 2017

 Land Only from US $1799

Taipei, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Lukang, Chingjing, Sun Moon Lake

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.

    • Dine in the original location of Taiwan's iconic Din Tai Fung restaurant.
    • Ride business class on Taiwan's High Speed Rail to Kaohsiung.
    • Learn about Taiwan's origin and history in Tainan and Lukang. 
    • Breathe fresh mountain air and enjoy the vast greenery of the Chingjing Highlands.  
    • Enjoy a mountain getaway and experience true farm to table cuisine at Ming Ging farm.
    • Journey up Hehuan Mountain to see a stunning sunrise (optional).
    • Bike, walk and cruise along Sun Moon Lake.
    • Appreciate mystic Sun Moon Lake from our private Sky Lounge. 

    Luxury Accommodations

    • Taipei: Okura Prestige Taipei or Palais de Chine – Taipei's most luxurious and centrally located hotels. 
    • Tainan: Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan – Modern design near shopping and 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winner.
    • Chingjing Highlands: Ming Ging Farm – Expansive scenery and organic cuisine.
    • Sun Moon Lake: Fleur de Chine Hotel – 270 degree panoramic views from the Sky Lounge; all lakeview rooms.

    Culinary Experiences  

    • Arranging great culinary experiences is a specialty we are very proud of. Our development 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, fresh seafood, Ice Monster Shaved Ice 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.

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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 with our suggestions. The Taiwan Night Markets are a great choice tonight.

Hotel  
The Okura Prestige Taipei or Palais de Chine Hotel
Day 3

Taipei  (220 miles, 2 hrs) Kaohsiung  (30 miles,1 hr) Tainan 【3 meals】

  • Dihua Street: Explore this historic old-town market filled with traditional Taiwanese goods. (Walking tour: 1.5hr). 
  • 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.
  • Enjoy Business Class service on the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Kaohsiung.

  • Din Tai Fung

  • Dihua Street

  • High Speed Rail

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
YongKang Street Din Tai Fung (Original Restaurant)
Dinner  
Taiwanese Seafood
Hotel  
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan
Day 4

Tainan【3 meals】

  • Tainan: Visit Taiwan's first capital. 
    • Ten-Drum Culture Village: Transformed from a historic sugar refinery, see, hear, and feel the drum music of Taiwan. 
    • Walking Tour: Explore the Dutch settlement of Anping Fort and Chihkan Tower

  • Anping Fort

  • Chihkan Tower

  • Ten-Drum Village

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
Taiwanese Dim Sum
Dinner  
Taiwanese Specialty
Hotel  
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan
Day 5

Tainan  (82 miles, 2 hrs) Lukang  (64 miles, 1hr 45mins) ChingJing Farm【3 meals】

  • Lukang: Explore the sites of this authentic and historical trading town.
    • Specially arranged electric tricycle tour of Lukang Old Streets (approx: 1.5hrs). 
    • Longshan Temple: See the Forbidden City of Taiwan, beautifully designed and preserved. 
    • Folk Arts Museum: Once the residence of one of Taiwan's wealthiest families, today it houses a vast collection of Ming and Qing dynasty artifacts.  
  • Ming Ging Farm:
    • Villa Park Tour: Set against outstanding views of the valley below, tour the private garden and pick seasonal fruits, herbs, and vegetables.
    • Watch the sun slowly set across this serene landscape (subject to weather conditions). 

  • Lukang Tricycle Tour

  • Lukang Old Streets

  • Sunset at Ming Ging Farm

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
Taiwanese Specialty
Dinner  
Western Style Cuisine
Hotel  
Ming Ging Farm (Deluxe View Rooms)
Day 6

ChingJing  (36 miles,1.5hrs) Sun Moon Lake 【3 meals】

  • Hehuan or “Joy” Mountain: Optional early morning journey for a stunning sunrise. Roundtrip approximately 4 hours, itinerary subject to change based on weather conditions. (Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆)
  • Enjoy the remainder of the morning at Chingjing Farm. Walk along the trail and enjoy the alpine prairie scenery; friendly resident sheep are eager to be fed. (Walking time: 1 hour; Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆).
  • Sun Moon Lake: Mystic views and picturesque scenery captivate travelers from all over the world.
    • Cruise the lake's majestic waters on a private chartered motorboat.
    • Enjoy a 270 degree panoramic view of Sun Moon Lake from the private Sky Lounge, in the comfort of our lakeview rooms, or direct from your own private in-room hot spring bath*.
      • Private bath lakeview rooms are only available for Double rooms (one king-sized bed per room). In case you are booking standard Twin rooms and prefer special arrangements for this hotel, please let us know. 

  • Joy Mountain Sunrise

  • Chingjing Farm

  • Fleur de Chine Sky Lounge

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
Vegetarian Delight
Dinner  
Buffet Dinner in Hotel
Hotel  
Fleur de Chine (Lakeview Rooms)
Day 7
 

Sun Moon Lake  (150 miles 3 hrs) Taipei  (30 miles 1 hr) Taoyuan International Airport  Your Next Destination【B, L】

  • Sun Moon Lake:

a.Our late checkout today means you can relax and take advantage of the hotel amenities.  
b.Stroll along the lakeshore. (Distance: 1 mile; Walking time: 1 hour; Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆).
c.Bike along the lake biking trail (additional fee applies): CNN named this biking trail one of world's top 10! It will be sure to take your breath away. (Biking time: 1 hr; Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆). 

  • Ice Monster: Enjoy shaved ice on a whole new level - rated top 10 dessert around the world by CNN. Soft and sweet, their mango shaved ice is the perfect dessert.
  • Taipei City Bus Tour:
    • Take a brief photo stop at the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and the Presidential Palace. 
    • Experience Taiwanese local living at Nanmen Market. 
  • "Zai jian!" or "See you again!" Please be sure to book your flight after 9:00pm. 

 

  • Sun Moon Lake

  • Biking around Sun Moon Lake

  • Ice Monster Shaved Ice

Breakfast  
Hotel Buffet
Lunch  
Taiwanese Hakka Specialty
Tainan City

Tainan was one of the first cities in Taiwan. The city was also the first capital, and the center of politics and economy for about 300 years. From this history, an ancient atmosphere has emerged with the most abundant collection of historical buildings & national treasures in all of Taiwan.

Chihkan Tower

Chihkan Tower is a reminder of Tainan's colonial era and period of Dutch occupation dating back to the 1600s.

Fort Zeelandia

Previously a lavish tax department building, this building was remodeled in May 2009 in order to showcase 17th century Zeelandia and its business activities. Today, the exhibit showcases lifestyle, history and development of both Taiwan and Anping.

Lukang (Lugang)

An important point of trade during 18th and 19th centuries, Lukang (Deer Port) is named for its trade of deerskins during the Dutch colonial period. The city remained central Taiwan’s most populous city until the early 20th century. Lukang was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan for its rich heritage, great food  and friendly environment.

Chingjing Farm

With fresh air, stunning blue skies, wide grassy plains, & rolling hills, Chingjing Farm has earned the nickname “the Alps of Taiwan.”  In addition to being able to pick the local fruit, special attractions also include the beautiful trails, Swiss Gardens, and the Green Green Grasslands Park where we can see local livestock.

Sun Moon Lake

Hidden in the mountains, Sun Moon Lake is Taiwan's biggest fresh water lake and also a popular honeymoon destination. The lake surrounds Lalu island. The east side of the lake resembles the sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the lake's name: Sun Moon Lake. The area surrounding the lake has many trails for walking, hiking and biking. 

 

Jiufen

Jiufen is a historic mining town. With its antique architecture and narrow alleyways, Jiufen’s nostalgic charm offers the perfect inspiration for artists; in fact, Jiufen served as a model for scenes from the 2001 Academy Award-winning film, Spirited Away.

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. 


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. 


Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan

This hotel is Tainan’s international 5-star hotel, located right next to Tainan Cheng Gong University and Tainan DaYuan Shopping center. The luxurious and modern interior design embodies the local enthusiastic atmosphere.

Room  Information:

Room Type: Deluxe Room

Size: 50 sqm

Twin Bed: 122 x 203 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 198 x 203 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (150 x 190cm) will be added to Twin room. 


Ming Ging Farm Resort

Located in Cingjing Farm, Ming Ging Resort is a boutique hotel known as "the backyard of Cingjing Farm."  Stay here to enjoy the beautiful scenery and feel as if you are walking in a watercolor painting. Super Value Tours arranged room with the best views. Each guestroom is unique and offers different vistas and experience. 


Fleur De Chine

This hotel is the first top-rated hotel to have a natural spa facility. Located in the northern area of the lake, the entire hotel faces the lake with large floor to ceiling windows that allow the natural beauty of the lake to enter. This open design lets guests enjoy unobstructed views.

Room Information:

Room Type: Lakeview Two Queen Room

Size: 43 sqm

Twin Bed: 152 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 182 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room:

1. Lake View Two Queen Room: 150 x 200cm (2 beds) for 3 guests

2. Washiki Lake View Room (limited 8 rooms available): Tatami style beds with add on bed (90 x 190cm)

*Washiki Lake View Room is limited. We cannot guarantee room type until check in. 

*If you wish to soak in the hot tub and enjoy the lakeview at the same time, you may choose a Double rooms (one king-sized bed per room). Due to limited DBL room quantity, please let us know in advance and we will try our best to accommodate this request. Twin room also offers in room hot tub and lakeview, however, you cannot enjoy the lakeview while in the hot tub. 

 

 


Din Tai Fung soup dumplings (xiao long bao)
Dan Zai Noodle Soup
Taiwanese Style Cabbage Soup
Chicken Rice Cooked with Sesame Oil and Wine
Oyster Noodles with Sesame Oil
Stir Fry Lotus with Pork
Tainan Fried Shrimp Roll
Tainan Rice Cake

Patricia L.

  

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 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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