"Ni Hao" or "Welcome" to Taiwan! A Super Value Tours Representative will meet you at the arrivals gate and make sure you and your luggage get to the hotel. Take today to rest up or if you’re up for it, explore the city on your own before the official plans begin. Taiwan Night Markets: Walking through the night markets independently is a great option tonight. *Check in is at 3:00 PM, but feel free to drop your luggage off early and discover the city independently until check in time.
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.
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.
Tiansiang: Free time to see nearby sites: Zhihui 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.
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 9:00 PM.