Super Value Tours - Taiwan West Coast- 7 Days_Taipei, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Lukang, Chingjing, Sun Moon Lake

Taiwan West Coast- 7 Days

2018

Land Only from US $1699

Taipei, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Lukang, Chingjing, Sun Moon Lake

Departs January- December

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THE SUPER VALUE TOURS DIFFERENCE 

A BETTER WAY TO TOUR: To us, 'value' means making a better way to tour. We love to surprise our guests with unique experiences, top-notch service, hidden local delights, & memories of a lifetime. Our Taiwan tours are designed for the best balance of sightseeing and freedom while avoiding tourist traps.

HIGHLIGHTS OF TAIWAN ISLAND

West Coast: 

  • Learn about Taiwan's origin and history in Tainan and Lukang. 
  • See, hear, and feel the drum music of Taiwan in Ten Drum Village.
  • Breathe fresh mountain air and enjoy the vast greenery of the Chingjing Highlands.  
  • Enjoy a mountain getaway and experience true farm to table cuisine at Ming Ging farm.
  • Journey up Hehuan Mountain to see a stunning sunrise (optional).
  • Bike, walk and cruise along Sun Moon Lake.
  • Appreciate mystic Sun Moon Lake from our private Sky Lounge. 

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Taipei: Okura Prestige Taipei or Palais de Chine – Taipei's most luxurious and centrally located hotels. 

  • Tainan: Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan – Modern design near shopping & 2015-2017 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winner.

  • Chingjing Highlands: Ming Ging Farm – Expansive scenery and organic cuisine.

  • Sun Moon Lake: Fleur de Chine Hotel – 270 degree panoramic views from the Sky Lounge; all lakeview rooms & 2015-2017 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winner. 

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

  • We take great pride in arranging and sharing great culinary experiences with you. Our development team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste Taiwanese delicacies including Traditional "Juan Cun" cuisine, Taiwanese dim sum, Ami-style tribal cuisine, fresh seafood, Ice Monster Shaved Ice and much more.

SUPER VALUE STANDARD

  • Charismatic and knowledgeable guide with extensive Super Value training.

  • A comprehensive travel insurance plan. Details  

  • High quality headsets to hear our tour guide's presentation clearly.

  • Unlimited bottled water is provided throughout the entire trip.

  • Porterage service included at every hotel. 

Tour Map
Itinerary
Day1

sad Depart North America for Taipei, Taiwan

  • Depart from your home airport, have a great flight!
  • Pre-tour hotel extension:(per room/per night, breakfast included)
    • Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport 
      US$145 (Single Room),US$155 (Twin Room /Double Room),US$195 (Triple Room)
    • Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taipei 
      US$160 (Single Room),US$160 (Twin Room /Double Room),US$185 (Triple Room)
    • The Okura Prestige Taipei or Palais de Chine Hotel
      Please contact Super Value staff for assistance
Day2

Arrive in Taoyuan International (TPE) or Taipei Songshan (TSA) smiley Taipei 

  • "Ni Hao" or "Welcome" to Taiwan! You will be greeted by a Super Value Tours Representative at the airport.
  • Our pick-up service time frame is:
    • Taoyuan International Airport (TPE): 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    • Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      *For guests arriving on other time frame would have to self-arrange airport transfer or pay for our airport pick-up service.
  • Hotel check in is at 3pm. If you arrive early, you may drop off your luggage at the hotel and explore the city independently. The Taiwan Night Markets are a great choice tonight.

HotelOkura Prestige or Palais de Chine

Day3

Taipei smiley Taiwan High Speed Rail laugh (220 miles, 2hrs) Kaohsiung smiley (30 miles,1 hr) Tainan (3 meals)

  • Dihua Street: Explore centry-old stores in this cultural old-town filled with traditional Taiwanese goods. (Walking tour: 1.5hrs).
  • Enjoy Business Class service on the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Kaohsiung
  • Kaohsiung City tour:
    • Musuem Village of Military Families "Juan Cun"
    • See the architecture of Qing Dynasty Taiwan in Zuoying Old Town
    • Take a romantic evening stroll along the shores of Love River
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchTraditional "Juan Cun" Hotpot DinnerTaiwanese Seafood HotelShangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan

Day4

Tainan (3 meals)

  • Tainan: Taiwan's first capital. Explore the culture and history of the south.
    • Bus tour of Tainan’s historic sites: Meteorology Museum, National Museum of Literature, Koxinga Shrine, Tainan Confucius Temple, Hayashi Department Store
    • Enjoy a morning of music, movement, and art in Ten-Drum Culture Village: Transformed from a historic sugar refinery, see, hear, and feel the drum music of Taiwan.  
    • Walking Tour: Explore the Dutch settlement of Anping Fort and Chihkan Tower.
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchTaiwanese Dim Sum DinnerTaiwanese Specialties HotelShangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan

Day5

Tainan smiley (80 miles, 2 hrs) Lukang smiley (65 miles, 2hrs) ChingJing Farm (3 meals)

  • Lukang: Explore the sites of this authentic and historical trading town.
    • Specially arranged electric tricycle tour of Lukang Old Streets (approx: 1.5hrs).
    • Longshan Temple: One of the last remaining examples of traditional southern architecture, beautifully designed and preserved.
    • Folk Arts Museum: Once the private residence of one of Taiwan's wealthiest families, today it houses a vast collection of Ming and Qing dynasty artifacts.
  • Ming Ging Farm:
    • Villa Park Tour: Set against outstanding views of the valley below, tour the private garden and pick seasonal fruits, herbs, and vegetables. 
    • Watch the sun slowly set across this serene landscape (subject to weather conditions).
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BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchTaiwanese Specialty DinnerWestern Style Cuisine HotelMing Ging Farm (Deluxe View Rooms)

Day6

ChingJing  smiley (35 miles, 1.5hrs) Sun Moon Lake (3 meals)  

  • Hehuan or “Joy” Mountain: Optional early morning journey for a stunning sunrise. Roundtrip approximately 4 hours, itinerary subject to change based on weather conditions. (Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆)
  • Enjoy the remainder of the morning at Chingjing Farm. Walk along the trail and enjoy the alpine prairie scenery; friendly resident sheep are eager to be fed. (Walking time: 1 hour; Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆).
  • Sun Moon Lake: Mystic views and picturesque scenery captivate travelers from all over the world.
    • Cruise the lake's majestic waters on a private chartered motorboat.
    • Enjoy a 270 degree panoramic view of Sun Moon Lake from the private Sky Lounge, in the comfort of our lakeview rooms, or direct from your own private in-room hot spring bath*.
  • Private bath lakeview rooms are only available for Double rooms (one king-sized bed per room). In case you are booking standard Twin rooms and prefer special arrangements for this hotel, please let us know.
Joy Mountain Sunrise joy mountain sunrise.jpg Chingjing Farm ching jing farms.jpg Private Lounge Over Sun Moon Lake sun moon lake private lounge.jpg

BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchVegetarian Delight DinnerBuffet Dinner in Hotel HotelFleur de Chine (Lakeview Rooms)

Day7

Sun Moon Lake smiley (150miles, 3hrs) Taipei smiley (30miles, 1hr) Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) sadYour next Destination (B, L)

  • Sun Moon Lake:
    • a.Our late checkout today means you can relax and take advantage of the hotel amenities.
    • b.Stroll along the lakeshore. (Distance: 1 mile; Walking time: 1 hour; Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆).
    • c.Bike along the lake biking trail (additional fee applies): CNN named this biking trail one of world's top 10! It will be sure to take your breath away. (Biking time: 1 hr; Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆).
  • Ice Monster: Enjoy shaved ice on a whole new level - rated top 10 dessert around the world by CNN. Soft and sweet, their mango shaved ice is the perfect dessert.
  • Airport sendoff is available for flights departing Taoyuan International Airport from 9:00 PM - 11:50 PM, be sure to book your flight after 9:00pm.
  • "Zai jian!" or "See you again!" 
  • After-tour hotel extension:(per room/per night, breakfast included)
    • Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport 
      US$145 (Single Room),US$155 (Twin Room /Double Room),US$195 (Triple Room)
    • Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taipei 
      US$160 (Single Room),US$160 (Twin Room /Double Room),US$185 (Triple Room)
    • The Okura Prestige Taipei or Palais de Chine Hotel
      Please contact Super Value staff for assistance
Sun Moon Lake sun moon lake.jpg Sun Moon Lake - Morning Bike Tour biking around sun moon lake.jpg Ice Monster Shaved Ice ice monster Taipei.jpg

BreakfastHotel Buffet LunchTaiwanese Steamed Seafood Feast

Health & Safety 

  • This tour involves standing and walking for up to 1 hour at a time over inclined or uneven streets.
  • Guests in wheelchairs may be accommodated, but please understand some sites are not wheelchair accessible.

Passports & Visas

  • No visa is required for guests traveling to Taiwan with United States or Canada passports. 

Upgrades

  • In the spirit of "Travel Happy" we do not believe in hidden fees - no options are sold on tour.

  Hotel Rooms

  • TRIPLE (3 bed) rooms are limited and not guaranteed in all hotels. Triples are suitable with families with small children who can share a bed with a parent - not recommended for three adults. 

 Dietary Restrictions

  • It's important everyone has a great dining experience while traveling with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e. no raw fish, no cheese, etc), please let us know. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.

Luggage Handling

  • Porterage service is not available in train stations. We suggest traveling light. In case you have luggage which is not needed on tour, we can store them in our first hotel.
  • Due to limited luggage space aboard trains, large suitcases may not travel along during the train ride. Please prepare a day bag with your essential belongings. 
Tainan City

Tainan was one of the first cities in Taiwan. The city was also the first capital, and the center of politics and economy for about 300 years. From this history, an ancient atmosphere has emerged with the most abundant collection of historical buildings & national treasures in all of Taiwan.

Chihkan Tower

Chihkan Tower is a reminder of Tainan's colonial era and period of Dutch occupation dating back to the 1600s.

Fort Zeelandia

Previously a lavish tax department building, this building was remodeled in May 2009 in order to showcase 17th century Zeelandia and its business activities. Today, the exhibit showcases lifestyle, history and development of both Taiwan and Anping.

Lukang (Lugang)

An important point of trade during 18th and 19th centuries, Lukang (Deer Port) is named for its trade of deerskins during the Dutch colonial period. The city remained central Taiwan’s most populous city until the early 20th century. Lukang was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan for its rich heritage, great food and friendly environment.

Chingjing Farm

With fresh air, stunning blue skies, wide grassy plains, & rolling hills, Chingjing Farm has earned the nickname “the Alps of Taiwan.” In addition to being able to pick the local fruit, special attractions also include the beautiful trails, Swiss Gardens, and the Green Green Grasslands Park where we can see local livestock.

Sun Moon Lake

Hidden in the mountains, Sun Moon Lake is Taiwan's biggest fresh water lake and also a popular honeymoon destination. The lake surrounds Lalu island. The east side of the lake resembles the sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the lake's name: Sun Moon Lake. The area surrounding the lake has many trails for walking, hiking and biking.

Okura Prestige Taipei

Located in the heart of Taipei city with easy access to transportation, dining and shopping, this 5*-property offers guests the ultimate comfort and conveniences. Guests can also enjoy the gym on the top floor as well as the rooftop open-air heated pool overlooking Taipei 101 building. 

Room  Information:

Room Type: Prestige Room

Size: 43 sqm

Twin Bed: 120 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 200 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (120 x 200cm) will be added to Twin Room. 

Palais de Chine Hotel

Stationed in one of the most convenient spots in Taipei, this hotel has access to TSR, HSR, bus stations, and MRT service. Guests can travel at leisure with easy access to all major transportation in the city. This 5-star hotel also has one of the most fashionable plazas (Q Square), office buildings, Vieshow Cinemas, and other entertainment facilities; all included to allow guests to have a colorful trip from the very beginning!

Room  Information:

Room Type: Deluxe Room (upgraded from Superior Room) 

Size: 37 sqm

Twin Bed: 120 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 220 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (90 x 190cm) will be added to Twin Room

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taipei

One of the Evergreen International Hotel Chains located in the center of Taipei right beside the MRT "Nanjing Songjiang Station", is easy to travel to all parts of the city. Also 45 minutes drive to Taoyuan International Airport ,15 minutes drive to Taipei Songshan Domestic Airport.The hotel features maritime theme with oar-shaped doorknobs, ubiquitous anchor emblems, and resembling-waves ceilings providing you feeling of sailing in the city.

Room  Information:

Room Type: Deluxe Room

Size: 40 sqm

Twin Bed: 100 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 200 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (100 x 200cm) will be added to DBL Room. 

Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan

This hotel is Tainan’s international 5-star hotel, located right next to Tainan Cheng Gong University and Tainan DaYuan Shopping center. The luxurious and modern interior design embodies the local enthusiastic atmosphere.

Room  Information:

Room Type: Deluxe Room

Size: 50 sqm

Twin Bed: 122 x 203 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 198 x 203 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room: Rollaway bed (150 x 190cm) will be added to Twin room. 

Ming Ging Farm Resort

Located in the "Alps of Taiwan," Ming Ging Resort is a boutique hotel known as the backyard of Cingjing Farm. Stay here to enjoy the beautiful scenery, local garden farm, and feel as if you are walking in a watercolor painting. Meals served here are a true farm to table experience - many ingredients are grown here in the hotel owner's private garden!


Super Value Tours arranges room with the best views. Each guestroom is unique and offers different vistas and experiences. 

Fleur De Chine

This hotel is the first top-rated hotel to have a natural spa facility. Located in the northern area of the lake, the entire hotel faces the lake with large floor to ceiling windows that allow the natural beauty of the lake to enter. This open design lets guests enjoy unobstructed views.

Room Information:

Room Type: Lakeview Two Queen Room

Size: 43 sqm

Twin Bed: 152 x 200 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed: 182 x 200 cm (1 bed)

Triple Room:

1. Lake View Two Queen Room: 150 x 200cm (2 beds) for 3 guests

2. Washiki Lake View Room (limited 8 rooms available): Tatami style beds with add on bed (90 x 190cm)

*Washiki Lake View Room is limited. We cannot guarantee room type until check in. 

*If you wish to soak in the hot tub and enjoy the lakeview at the same time, you may choose a Double rooms (one king-sized bed per room). Due to limited DBL room quantity, please let us know in advance and we will try our best to accommodate this request. Twin room also offers in room hot tub and lakeview, however, you cannot enjoy the lakeview while in the hot tub. 

Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport

Located on Hangzhan S. Rd. of Taoyuan, Taiwan, Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport is the only Taiwan hotel with such easy airport access.  The hotel includes the airport MRT services to and from the Taoyuan International Airport, for every 15 minutes. To get to the Taipei down town, It’s 36 minutes only for traveling between the Taipei Train Station stop and Novotel- A14a airport hotel stop by MRT.

Room Information:

Room Type: Standard Room

Size28 sqm

Twin Bed110 x 210 cm (2 beds)

DBL Bed180 x 210 cm (1 bed)

Triple RoomRollaway bed (110 x 210cm) will be added to Twin room. 

*Not suitable for triple room due to limited room space.

  • Traditional "Juan Cun" Hotpot


  • Traditional "Juan Cun" Beef Rolls


  • Traditional "Juan Cun" Dumplings


  • Traditional "Juan Cun" Red Bean Steamed Cake


  • Roasted Squid


  • Dan Zai Noodle Soup


  • Golden Fried Shrimp Roll


  • Taiwanese Rice Cake


  • Taiwanese Crispy Fried Tofu


  • Milkfish Soup


  • Taiwanese Cabbage Soup


  • Oyster Noodles with Sesame Oil


  • Stir Fry White Water Snowflake with Pork


  • Fleur de Chine - Crimson Buffet


  • Taiwanese Steamed Seafood


  • Taiwanese Steamed Seafood Porridge


James L. - Union City, CA( Mar 15, 2017 )

Enjoy our Taiwan and Japan tour. The tour guides were top notch and the food was great too Hotels and sites were terrific. Would go again.

Vitus C. – Fremont, CA ( Sep 5, 2015 )

Did Japan and Taiwan with Signet/Super Value. Great meals and hotels.

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