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Best of Taiwan 5-Day Tour – Nantou County, Taiwan

See the best of Taiwan in only 5 days, with visits to Sun Moon Lake, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Kenting, Taitung, the East Coast, and Taroko. Stay in the best 5-star hotels throughout your journey.


Explore the natural wonders of Taiwan on a 5-day tour from Taipei. Visit Sun Moon Lake, walk with Buddhist monks at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, drive along the East Coast National Scenic Area, and more. Enjoy accommodation in 5-star hotels.

Day 1: Taipei and Sun Moon Lake
Following hotel pickup, drive to Sun Moon Lake, located in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Stop at the Wenwu Temple, dedicated to Confucius as the Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as the Master of Sword.
Continue your sightseeing tour to the Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda.

Stay overnight at Fleur De Chine Hotel in Sun Moon Lake (or Le Méridien Taichung in Taichung or similar).

Day 2: Tainan and Kaohisung
After breakfast at your hotel, hop on the bus and make your way to Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, celebrated for its abundance of historic buildings and profound historical heritage. Your adventure proceeds with a visit to Fort Zeelandia. After exploring Fort Zeelandia, take a leisurely walk along Anping Old Street.

After lunch, your next destination is Kaohsiung. Upon your arrival, your first stop is the renowned Fo Guang Shan Monastery, founded by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with a knowledgeable monk who provides insights into the doctrines and development of Buddhism.

Stay overnight at Grand Hilai Hotel in Kaohsiung (or similar).

Day 3: Kaohsung, Kenting, and Taitung
After breakfast, set out on your journey as you head south toward the border to explore Kenting National Park. Stop at the Eluanpi Lighthouse, Maopitou, Chuanfan Rock, and Longpan Park. Following your exploration of the 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.

Stay overnight at the Royal Hotel Chihpen in Taitung (or a similar hotel).

Day 4: East Coast National Scenic Area and Hualien
After breakfast, enjoy an exciting East Coast National Scenic Area tour, known as Taiwan’s last unspoiled land, stretches for approximately 100 miles down the east coast of the island.

Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms. Your tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, and the Stone Steps. By late afternoon, head to Hualien for an overnight stay at the Silks Place Taroko (or a similar hotel).

Day 5: Taroko Gorge and Taipei
Spend a full day at Taroko National Park. Go to Taroko Gorge, a beautiful, narrow valley created by the Liwu River, cut deep into the mountains of solid marble.
Travel along a road that’s been carved into sheer walls of rock, winding its way past forested peaks and cliffs, towering thousands of feet above it. Hundreds of feet below, the river roars past gigantic marble boulders.
Stop at Cimu Bridge, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Swallow Grotto, Buluowan Suspension Bridge, Eternal Spring Shrine, a marble factory, and Qingshui Cliff before driving back to Taipei. marking the end of your unforgettable 5-day tour of Taiwan.



Marvel at the world’s largest marble gorge—Taroko Gorge
Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and rich culture of Sun Moon Lake
Discover the unique landforms and biodiversity of Kenting National Park
Explore East Coast National Scenic Area—Taiwan’s last unspoiled land
Enjoy a luxurious 4-night stay at top-notch local 5-star hotels



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