Taiwan Express

5 Days, from AU $990

Dragon & Tiger Pagoda

Sun Moon Lake

Taroko Groge Narional Park

Cingshui Cliff

Eternal Spring Shrine at Taroko

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Jetset through Taiwan visiting the must-see attractions in five days flat! If you’re on a tight schedule but still want an introduction to Taiwan, this itinerary is perfect for you. Our guides and support staff will do all the hard work to ensure that you get the most out of China in this fast paced trip.

Travel south of Tapei to enjoy the scenic views of the Sun Moon Lake, visit ancient temples and Pagodas and relax at the famous natural hot springs of Chihpen before ending your trip with the highlight; Taroko National Park with its scenic wonders.

Our Express itineraries cover the must-see attractions with a priority on enjoyment and convenience. All itineraries can be customised to suit your personal tastes. Discuss itinerary options and extensions with our Asia Travel Experts.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Taipei/Puli/Sun Moon Lake

On arrival your guide awaits you and will transfer you to the heart of Taiwan. En route stop at the scenic and beautiful woodcarving village at Sanyi and start filling your memory card with memorable pictures.

You will make a stop in Puli to visit a papery workshop and enjoy a photo stop at the Paper Church. Continue to the Sun Moon Lake, driving along the lake and visit the Wen Wu Temple with beautiful lake view. If time allows before it’s dark, visit Tse En Pagoda and Tehua Village.

Overnight in Sun Moon Lake.

Day 2: Sun Moon Lake/Tainan/Kaohsiung

Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel and drive south for Kaohsiung. En route you will stop in Tainan to visit Chikan Tower and Confucius Temple. Also take a walking tour to explore the region further.

After lunch proceed to Kaohsiung, the biggest city in the Southern Taiwan. Before checking into your hotel you will start exploring the city and visit the Dragon & Tiger Pagoda and Spring & Autumn Pavilion.

Check in the hotel in the late afternoon. Opt to enjoy the beautiful night view when taking a stroll on your own or visit the famous Liuho Night Market.

Overnight in Kaohsiung

Day 3: Kaohsiung/Foguanshan/Chihpen

Today you will visit the biggest monastery in Taiwan, Foguanshan Monastery. Visit the Main Shrine, Buddhist Museum and Great Buddha Land. If time allows, visit the Buddha Memorial Centre as well. Opt to have an optional light vegetarian lunch at the monastery.

After lunch proceed to Taitung and get ready for pure relaxation. After checking into your deluxe resort drive to Chihpen and enjoy the famous natural hot springs in this region. Located at the foot of the Dawu Mountains you can opt to explore the lush jungle park with a beautiful banyan forest at the end of the canyon.

Overnight at Taitung

Day 4: Chihpen/Hualien

Today you will slowly make your way up and drive north along the east coast to visit Siaoyeliou, Dulan (art center and café with pacific view), Tunghe Bridge (you may see wild monkeys here), and Sansientai.

In the afternoon arrive in Hualien County. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the reminder of the day free at leisure.

Taroko National Park is Taiwan’s favourite tourist destination due to its natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna. The marble walled canyons provide breath taking views that should not be missed on any trip to Taiwan.

Overnight at Taroko

Day 5: Hualien/Taroko/Taipei

Enjoy the morning to tour the Taroko National Park with your guide. Visit the highlights of the park such as the Swallow Grotto, Eternal Spring Shrine & Taroko Gorge Gateway; the most photographed sights in the area.

After lunch embark on your trip back to Taipei via Su-Hua highway and stop en route at the Chingshui Cliffs.

On return to Taipei City you will be transferred to your hotel in Taipei.

Personalise Your Trip

Phone now to discuss options to personalise your itinerary.

Ideas to upgrade or extend your itinerary:

  • Add a full day Metro & Walk tour in Taipei to discover the states capital.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Superior:from AU $990
Deluxe:from AU $1,362

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information


Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.

  • All breakfasts at your hotel each morning.
  • All airport transfers.
  • All transport on tour.
  • All itinerary attractions including fees or permits.
  • Professional tour guides for all airport pickups, day tours and activities.
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"Sadly our Asia adventure of Myanmar, China, Tibet and Taiwan is drawing to a close. We have enjoyed every minute of our time away and the places we have visited, each of which is unique in their own special and memorable ways. Taiwan has been varied and interesting from orderly Taipei, especially when compared to the larger cities in China, to the peace and serenity of Sun Moon Lake and the green and mountains of Taroko Gorge. Sun Moon Lake was the highlight for us, a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of cities. Michael our guide has been wonderful and our appreciation of Taiwan, its history and people, is now far greater thanks to him. Michael also suggested a fabulous dumpling restaurant where we had really yummy lunch. Thanks to you, the Asia team and Get About for arranging a very memorable holiday for us. The itinerary, guides, drivers, accommodation and inclusions were of a high standard. We have felt safe and well looked after at all times. And best of all we feel this holiday was definitely value for money. We look forward to our planned India adventure next year." — John and Viv Cumming, Sydney, November 2017

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