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6 DAYS GEMS OF TAICHUNG & TAINAN

Taichung, Gugang, Xitou & Tainan City

Family Travel, History & Culture

Highlights

  • Explore a curved wall architecture designed by Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito
  • Retreat in a Japan-styled hot spring hotel on top of a nature plateau 
  • A must visit for art lovers, Chimei Museum offers a wide collection of Western art, musical instruments, weaponry and natural history
  • Hidden recreational gem in Xitou amidst an enchanting misty forest

As the birthplace of Taiwan, Tainan is the oldest city on the island and home to key historical sites. In 1661, the Ming loyalist Cheng Cheng-kung drove the Dutch from Taiwan and established the capital here.

Explore the Ancient Ruin, Architectural Building, Art Museum and experience a dynamic, modern Taiwan drumming. In addition to its historic and cultural attractions, discover the natural landscape if Xitou and a hidden hot spring hotel inside a valley surrounded by mountain.

From

HKD 19,980 Per Person

6 Days 5 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Taichung / Guguan

Arrival in Taichung / Guguan
Guguan
Dinner at hotel

Arriving into Taichung, we drive 44km or about 1 hour to the landmark National Taichung Theater (closed Mon) was designed by Japanese architect Ito Toyo. Based on the “sound cave” concept, elements such as curved-wall units and air holes are used without pillars to build this changed space.

Afterwards, we drive 50km or around 1½hours to your Japanese-styled hot spring hotel on a peaceful valley surrounded by quiet forests and majestic mountains.

Day 02 Gugang / Wufeng / Xitou

Gugang / Wufeng / Xitou
Xitou
Breakfast included

Set off 65km or around 1hour to Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden, one of the Top 5 richest Taiwanese families in the past 100 years. Stop at 921 Museum of Earthquake Taiwan (closed Mon). It is conserved the damage caused by Ji-Ji earthquake, such as collapsed school buildings, fault rupture and elevation of riverbank. This made the museum a precious teaching material for natural science. Another 60Km about 1 hour brings us to Xitou District with its lovely monster houses.

Day 03 Xitou

Xitou
Xitou
Breakfast, Lunch included

Start the day at the Lotus Forest, submerged in a mountain lake engulfed with eerie thick fog. After lunch at a mountain restaurant, hike the Xitou Nature Education Area to breathe in fresh air amidst bamboo forests. Take a 22.6-metre hight skywalk and walk the treetops for close-up wildlife and seasonal landscape views.

Day 04 Xitou / Tainan City

Xitou / Tainan City
Tainan City
Breakfast included

Rise early and head 78km or about 1.5 hours south to Tainan city. Visit the ancient Luerhmen Mazu Temple, embellished in glue-and-paste shard art and cornice decorations. Continue to the Anping Old Fort built on 1624-1634 as an evidence of Taijiang’s 400-year-old history. Conclude at Hayashi Department Store, opened during Japanese rule and bombed by US airplanes at the end of World War II.

Day 05 Tainan City

Tainan City
Tainan City
Breakfast included

Admire the cutting-edge exhibitions of Museum of Tainan art 2, created by Japanese architect and Pritzker Prize-winner Ban Shigeru. Enjoy optional lunch at Principe French, whose chef worked at the Michelin-endorsed Auberge de Clochemerle (at your own expense, reservation recommended). Next, we head to Museum of Chi Mei with exquisite collection of fine arts, musical instruments, natural history and fossils, arms and armors, as well as antiquities and artifacts.

Day 06 Depart from Tainan City

Depart from Tainan City
Nil
Breakfast included

Out of most symmetrical building in Tainan, the Tainan Judicial Museum was deliberately constructed as an asymmetrical building to present the idea that judicial authorities and the common people have equal status. Enjoy traditional Tainan lunch in a hundred-year-old house (at own expense), followed by a visit to 

Blueprint Culture & Creative Park. Its signature blueprint graffiti is a three-dimensional work tricked by blue and white patterned lines. At the end of the day, we transfer 38km or about 45mins to Tainan Airport.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD) / Low Season (Jan-Jun, Sep-Oct) • High Season (Jul-Aug, Nov-Dec)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: HK$27,980
High Season: HK$28,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: HK$19,980
High Season: HK$20,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: HK$8,580
High Season: HK$8,800

Hoshinoya Guguan Tingtau Garden Xitou or Monster Village HotelSilk Place Tainan 

Taichung

Taichung

Hoshinoya Guguan (Maisonette Double with Outdoor Bath)

Perched above a breeze-filled valley northwest of Taichung, this delightful property appears to float amid the surrounding hills. Book a room fed by the abundant high-quality thermal waters to enjoy the finest Japanese-styled hot-spring. (Opened: 2019; Rooms: 54)

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Xitou

Xitou

Tingtau Garden (Luxury Double)

Located in the Xitou area of Nantou, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. (Refurbished: 2013; Rooms: 12)

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Xitou

Xitou

Monster Village Hotel (Broadway Theme Room)

Set next to the lush Xitou Nature Education Area, Monster Village Hotel is uniquely designed with wood-framed facade. Guests enjoy an easy access to the Japanese-style Monster Village. (Refurbished: 2015; Rooms: 200)

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Tainan City

Tainan City

Silk Place (Standard Room)

Located in the heart of the former capital city, Silks Place Tainan embodies the spirit of the ancient Silk Road where the East meet the West. Timeless design throughout the five-star hotel blends the subtleties of Eastern aesthetics with the luxuries of Western modernity. (Opened: 2014; Rooms: 225)

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Upgrade hotel in Tainan City to

Upgrade hotel in Tainan City to

H Villa Inn (Deluxe Double - Yueying)

The inn incorporates water, wood and stone elements to create harmonious atmosphere between man and nature. From the first step of entering, purify your thoughts with the top space and feel the rhythm of your breathing. (Opened: 2013; Rooms: 53)

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Twin Share Additional HK$1,250
Single Share Additional HK$2,500
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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Throughout English or Chinese-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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