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Pingxi and Jiufen Day Trip from Taipei with Sky Lantern Experience

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USD 100.00
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Visit Jinguashi, Jiufen, and Pingxi on a full-day trip from Taipei that includes a traditional sky lantern experience in Pingxi. With door-to-door transport from Taipei hotels, this small-group tour is a convenient way to see Taiwan’s mountainous interior, where you find spectacular views across the coast, browse souvenir shops, and walk cobblestone streets in a pair of historic villages.
  • See the rural side of Taiwan’s coast and mountains
  • Visit the site of the Sky Lantern Festival to release a lantern
  • Group size limited to seven people for a more personalized experience
  • Pickup and drop-off at Taipei hotels means a convenient day
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Taipei for the trip toward the Jinguashi, on Taiwan’s northern coast, where you can visit an old gold mine. Continue to the historic town of Jiufen, the set for the award-winning movie, 'Spirited Away,' and enjoy some free time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant and visit one of the town’s atmospheric teahouses. Following your time in Jiufen, head to Pingxi and browse the souvenir shops that line Shifen Old Street. Pingxi is the site of the annual Sky Lantern Festival, and you have the chance to join in the tradition by writing your wishes on a lantern, lighting a candle at its base, and watching it drift away over the village. After launching your sky lantern, begin the scenic journey back to Taipei, where this tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up and drop-off from and to your accommodation in Taipei. Exact pick-up time and tour guide’s contact number will advised two days before tour departure.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English guide
  • Lesson in sky lantern creation (1 lantern per 2 people)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Exact pick-up time and tour guide’s contact number will advised two days before tour departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests. We will do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, guest will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or full refund.
  • Cancellations are permitted up until 48 hours before departure with a full refund. Cancellations made 48-24 hours before departure will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before departure are non-refundable.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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This was an excellent tour to Jiufen and Shifen. Highlights were making my own sky lantern, and getting to explore all the food and shops in Jiufen. There are small groups on this tour (mine had 7 people), so you get a much more personalized experience when compared to the
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We had an amazing time on our tour with Lucy. She was a fun, energetic and knowledgeable guide with beautiful English. We enjoyed every minute of our day.
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It was a super experience to explore these nice places with a competent, very friendly tour guide (Henry). He explained us the history of Taiwan, took us very interesting tea house, introduced a tea ceremony. His very good English and detail explanation of the culture and
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This was a wonderful day trip to Jiufen and Shifen (sorry for bad spelling). The trip is a bit more expensive than other tours but it was basically a private tour (only 3 of us). It seemed much nicer than the giant tour buses we saw. We actually got to make the lantern as
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Did this tour with Lucy who was great! Really interesting to see the 2 cities, and definitely do the lantern--a lot of fun! We did a private tour--excellent car and driver, and Lucy was so willing to change our itinerary when we wanted.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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