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4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung

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    Day 1: Taipei – Hualien – Taitung

    Pass By: Edison Travel Service, 4F., No. 190, Song Jiang Rd., Taipei 10467 Taiwan
    Edison Travel Service Co., Ltd. was established in 1988 by a team of travel experts and professional tour guides. With the everlasting efforts put into the field of tourism, good feedbacks and recommendations from our clients, Edison Travel Service has become the leading inbound tour operator in Taiwan among English, German and French speaking markets.

    Stop At: Taiwan Railways, Taipei Taiwan
    Taiwan Railways is the most convenient way of transportation to Hualien, where Tarako Gorge is located. This tour includes one-way train ticket from Taipei to Hualien.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area, No. 52, Shitiping, Gangkou Vil., Fengbin Township Taiwan
    The shoreline at Shitiping, which is situated at the 65-kilometer point on the coastal highway, was formed when volcanic rock worn smooth by sea erosion was uplifted in layers that resemble stone steps-which is just what the Shiti of the name means. The geological structure here is made up of whitish-gray volcanic tuff that is strikingly different from the rock seen in other parts of the East Coast. A wide variety of coastal vegetation and sea lives make this an excellent place to observe the coastal geology and marine ecology. The Visitor Center at Shitiping contains illustrations and explanations of the local topography, sea life, and vegetation that help make your visit more educational as well as interesting. There is also a campground where visitors may spend the night.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sanxiantai, Northeast of Chengdong Town Taiwan
    Situated at the 111-kilometer mark on the coastal highway, Sanxiantai consists of a headland facing a small island in the sea. The three huge rocks that make up the island's most prominent feature have given rise to a local legend that three of China's Eight Immortals once landed there; hence the name of the island, which means "terrace of the three immortals." The island was once connected to the headland by a neck of land which has been eroded away; it is now connected by a red, scalloped footbridge, and the island has a network of footpaths for viewing its geological features such as potholes and sea-eroded caves and trenches, as well as rare coastal vegetation. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and a multitude of tropical fish, making this an ideal spot for skin diving.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ami Indigenous Culture Art Center, No. 25, Xincun Rd., Chenggong Township Taiwan
    The Ami Indigenous Culture Art Center is located next to the Duli Tourist Center of the East Coast Scenic Area Tourism Bureau. The area is about 2 hectares in size, including an outdoor performance square and a lookout that can hold two thousand people at a time. It is a great place to experience Amis traditional culture. The center was established in November 1995. The main building of family and festival houses are based on the hand drawings of Guangfu Township in Hualien County from 1943 by the Japanese ethnologist, Chichiiwa Taro. The buidings here are an imitation of the Shaman's house in Taibalang community in Hualien County. Come and visit and observe the unique lifestyle of the Amis.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Fanshuliao, No. 18, Fangliaoken, Shuilian Vil., Shoufeng Township Taiwan
    Located at the 28-kilometer mark down the Provincial Highway No.11, Fanshuliao offers views of two strongly contrasting types of topography, both created by the Fanshuliao River: a wide valley made up of accumulated sediment, and a narrow, vertical-walled gorge which has been cut through the mountains by the relentless wearing action of the flowing water. The gorge is somewhat similar to the famous Tailuge (Taroko) Gorge, and offers the most remarkable vistas of this type of terrain on the East Coast. A local legend has it that the aborigines living here in the distant past so revered courage that they promised to make chief whoever could vault across the gorge. Many young braves tried; all fell to heir death. The bamboo poles that they used in their attempts survived, however, becoming a living bamboo grove that still thrives in the gorge today.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Taitung Hotel(5-star), Taitung or equivalent

    Day 2: Taiting – Hualien

    Stop At: East Rift Valley National Scenic Area, No. 168, Sec. 2, Xinghe Rd., Hegang Vil., Ruisui Township Taiwan
    A long, narrow valley flanked by the Central Mountain Range to the west and the Coastal Mountain Range to the east. This is where the Eurasian and the Philippine tectonic plates collide, resulting in the creation of many fault lines. Due to its location between the Coastal Mountains Range to the east and the Central Mountains Range to the west, and the difference of over 2,000 meters in altitude between the valley and mountain ranges, there is an abundance of plant life in the East Rift Valley.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Lu Yeh High Land, No.145, 42Ln., Gaotai Rd., Yuan vil., Luye Township Taiwan
    A highland at elevation of 350 meters. The unique geographical conditions offer an ideal location for tea cultivation, and paragliding.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Dongshan Mr. Brown Avenue, Sande Rd. No.395, 269 Taiwan
    Mr. Brown Avenue is famous for the TV commercial of Mr. Brown Coffee(a local coffee brand). The “avenue” is a single lane pathway in the middle of the green paddy fields. Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree is a Toog Tree growing beside Mr. Brown Avenue. The tree is famous for one of the EVA Air TV commercials starred by the famous Taiwanese-Japanese actor – Takeshi Kaneshiro.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Matai'an Wetlands Ecological Park, No.55 Daquan Street, Guangfu Township, 976 Taiwan
    Matai'an Wetland Ecological Park is located at the foot of Masi Mountain, which is the biggest natural wetland in Hualien and also the traditional homeland of the Ami people.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Promiseland Resort & Lagoon(5-star), Hualien or equivalent

    Day 3: Hualien – Taroko - Yilan

    Stop At: Taroko National Park, No.291, Fushi Fushi Vil., 97253 Taiwan
    Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cihmu Bridge, Xincheng Township Taiwan
    Along Central Cross-Island Highway, after passing Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns), you will arrive at Cimu Bridge(Motherly Devotion Bridge), which is an H-Shape hanging bridge with marble stone lions on each end and with marble lotus stones on two sides. The rock beneath the bridge looks like a frog. The frog-like rock is composed of black layer of schist at the top and white marble at the bottom. A pavilion was built on this frog rock, becoming the crown on the frog. This was built by late President Chiang Jing-guo, in memory of his mother, during construction of the road. Cimu pavilion area is on the east side of the bridge, built by late President Chiang Kai-shek, in memory of his mother, Mrs. Wang.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Yanzihkou Trail, Xincheng Township Zhongheng Highway 179K, Hualien City Taiwan
    Along the Yanzihkou Trail(Swallow Grotto Trail) which runs about a half kilometer starting from the entrance to Yanzihkou Trail to the Jinheng Bridge, you can enjoy the sights of the Liwu River from nearly straight above the water, the potholes on the cliff faces, the springs sprinkled along the lower parts of the walls, as well as the famous rock formation "Chieftain's profile rock".
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Eternal Spring Shrine, in Taroko National Park Taiwan
    The starting point of this trail is the tunnel that leads from the highway to the Changchun Temple(Eternal Spring Shrine). This is definitely a trail for those who don't mind exerting themselves; for although it is not long, it is extremely steep. Those who suffer from vertigo should probably avoid this trail as well, for it has an intimidating bridge-crossing, and part of the trail also follows a mountain ridge, which falls away steeply on either side.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shakadang Trail, Taroko National Park, Fushi Village, Xiulin Township, 972 Taiwan
    The entrance to this trail is conveniently located only a minute or so from the entrance of Tailuge (Taroko) Gorge, behind the Shakadang Toll Station. To reach the trailhead, follow the path behind the toll station that leads down toward Liwu River. After crossing the stream, follow the bank until the river forks at the Shakedang tributary. The trailhead can be found nearby on the right bank of the tributary.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Qingshui Cliff, Su-hua highway from Herping to Chungte, 97253 Taiwan
    Qingshui Cliff is a 21 kilometer length of coastal cliffs averaging 800 meters above sea level in Xiulin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan. The tallest peak, Qingshui Mountain, rises 2408 meters directly from the Pacific Ocean. The cliff is located at the southern part of the Suhua Highway that connects the counties of Yilan and Hualien in eastern Taiwan. It is considered to be a very scenic area and is the highest coastal cliff in Taiwan.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Royal Chiaohsi(5-star), Yilan or equivalent

    Day 4: Yilan - Taipei

    Stop At: King Car Kavalan Distillery, No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264 Taiwan
    The first whisky distillery in Taiwan. Here you are offered to have a sip of different types of whiskey.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: National Center for Traditional Arts, No.201 Section 2, Wubin Road, Jixi Village, Wujie Town, 268 Taiwan
    This new 24-hectare facility is located beside beautiful Dongshan River in Yilan. In addition to organized displays and performances of culture and art, it also provides a stage where performing artists can show off their creative works. The emphasis here is on the continuous propagation, innovation, and renewal of traditional arts.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels in Taipei City Center. If the hotel lobby is located on an upper level, please meet the tour guide on the ground level of the hotel building. Exact pick-up time will be provided by local operator upon confirmation.
    Departure Time
    AM 07:00 - 07:30
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    The same pick-up hotels in downtown Taipei City
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • One-way train ride from Taipei to Hualien
    • Professional tour guide
    • Admission fee and entrance ticket included in the itinerary
    • 3-night hotel accommodation (5-star)
    • Insurance
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Taipei City downtown only)
    • Cycling at Mr. Brown Avenue
    • Entry/Admission - Taiwan Railways
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Child or infant must share room with minimum 2 adults.
    • Standard hotel rooms in Taiwan contain either two single/twin beds or a double bed fit for two people. Twin-Share Accommodation is for two people per standard room (traveling parties are booked in the same room). Private Accommodation is for one person in a standard room.
    • For traveling parties with an odd number of individuals, three people will be placed in a triple room (Bedding is subject to availability.)
    • Dress code is casual.
    • Foldable wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Times and sequences are subject to change according to the weather and traffic condition.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    we went with two grandson 22, 19. had great time with mr. Jack was english speaking guide< the whole trip was excellent ***** hotel , if we back to taiwan we will use them again.
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    Response from Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at 4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung
    Responded 31 Jul. 2019
    Hi Nancy B, Thank you for taking your time to share a review about this tour. We are happy to learn that you fully enjoyed our services, hopefully this tour will leave you fond memories for the lifetime. If you have a chance to make another trip, there are lots more to see in Taiwan all year round. We look forward to see you again in the near future. :)
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    Our tour guide AUSTIN LEE is an EXCELLENT guide. He made the tour educational and at the same time fun. He was willing to exert extra mile for us to have a memorable experience in Taiwan. Thank you and would definitely recommend him to our friends and family.
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    Response from Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at 4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung
    Responded 22 Jul. 2019
    Dear Mr. Baradas, Thank you for your feedback about our tour guide Austin Lee. We are happy to learn that you fully enjoyed his service during this tour, and we look forward to serve you again in the near future.
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    Hi everybody, if you plan to go to Taiwan, do me a favour, indeed do yourselves a big favour, don't miss the knowledgeable, responsible, interesting and charming guide, Austin Lee. We were fortunate enough to have this wonderful guide as our personal guide, and as we said to
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    Response from Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at 4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung
    Responded 13 Jul. 2019
    Hi Josph441, Thank you for taking your time and share a review about this tour. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed his service during this tour, hopefully this tour will leave you fond memories for the life time. Taiwan is definitely worth a 2nd visit, there are lots to see and experience all year around. We look forward to see you again in the near future.
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    A very nice tour courtesy of our guide John Chan. He is very friendly, accommodating and approachable. He has shared a lot of stories and information during the whole course of the tour.
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    Response from Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at 4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung
    Responded 1 Jun. 2019
    Hi roshiechiq, Thank you for your kind feedback about our tour guide. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour, we look forward to serve you again in the near future.
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    Excellent tour guide, Austin Lee have lots of patience and very accommodating. Iteneraries were followed and always on time. Generous to give free milk tea and daily supplies of water.
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    Response from Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at 4-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour: Yilan Hualien Taitung
    Responded 9 Jun. 2019
    Hi Alecs M, Thank you for you kind feedback about our tour guide. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our services during the tour, and we look forward to serve you again in the near future.
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