Indigenous community tour: Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Eastern Taiwan 7 days, 6 nights

Indigenous community tour: Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Eastern Taiwan 7 days, 6 nights

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Price per person:
TWD 67.500
Price per person:
EUR 1.880
Price per person:
USD 2.100

Duration: 7 days/6 nights;
Language: English
This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate. 

Price includes: 

- Licensed tour guide during the entire tour (English-Chinese speaking);
- 6 nights’ accommodation in double room as mentioned in the program;
- Transportation with private car as per the itinerary;
- 7 Breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinner as mentioned in the program;
- Transportation at the end of the tour to the airport or hotel in Taipei
- Entrance ticket at: Facial Tatoing Museum National Museum of Prehistory
- Travel insurance

Price does not include:
- Tips;
- Personal expenses and shopping;
- Everything not mentioned in the “Price includes”.

說明 Introduction

This itinerary will give the possibility to discover some of the indigenous communities and tribes around Taiwan. 
The government of Taiwan officially recognizes distinct tribes among the indigenous community:  Ami, Atayal, Bunun, Hla'alua, Kanakanavu, Kavalan, Paiwan, Puyuma, Rukai, Saisiyat, Tao, Thao, Tsou, Truku, Sakizaya and Sediq.

The Rukai community of Wutaior the Amis are 2 of the communities you will explore with the guide during this tour.

The Amis in the area of Taitung - the largest ethnic group among Taiwanese aborigines - are primarily fishermen due to their coastal location. Their villages were relatively large. The most important traditional ceremony is the Harvest Festival. The Ami's Harvest festival is to show the people's thanks and appreciations to the gods and to pray for harvest in the next coming year. It takes place every July to September. Moreover Amis food culture is unique because of their natural environment! 

The Rukai community of Wutaior, were called Tsarisen, which means "people living in the mountain".
The Rukai population was originally centered at Dalubaling (the Big Ghost Lake) but then spread throughout southern Taiwan. The Rukai have a hierarchical society with three tiers: the chiefs, the nobility (superior nobility and inferior nobility) and the commoners. Status of a person is inherited from the parents and passed to the next generation. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Kaohsiung

Breakfast at the hotel;
Meeting with your guide and transfer by car to Fokuangshan;
➡ Visit Fokuangshan Monastery: Large Buddhist sculptures;
Lunch;
Visit Meinong District's cultural (Hakka) and historical sites;
Dinner;
Overnight at Meinong Guesthouse in double room – or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meinong Guesthouse or similar.
Day 2: Kaohsiung/Pingtung

➡ Breakfast at the hotel;
➡ After breakfast meeting at the hotel with your guide and finish exploring Meinong District of Kaohsiung. 
➡ Lunch;
➡ In the afternoon visit indigenous artist workshops in Sandimen and then head to the indigenous Rukai community of Wutai;
➡ Dinner;
➡ Overnight: Dreamhouse Guesthouse in Wutai Community, Pingtung County – or similar -in double room.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dreamhouse Guesthouse in Wutai Community or similar
Day 3: Pingtung/Taitung

➡ Breakfast at the hotel;
➡ Meeting with your guide and finish exploring Wutai Community;
➡ Lunch;
➡ In the afternoon transfer by car to eastern Taiwan (Taitung County) via the picturesque Southern route: Link Highway.
➡ Dinner at the hotel; Ø
➡ Overnight: Farmer Guesthouse in Taimali or Jinfeng Township – or similar – in double room.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
armer Guesthouse in Taimali or Jinfeng Township – or similar
Day 4:Taitung

➡ Breakfast at the hotel;
➡ Meeting with your tour guide and explore Taimali and Jinfeng townships and Taitung City (indigenous Paiwan and Rukai cultures)
➡ Lunch;
➡ In the afternoon drive along Provincial Highway 11 (Coastal Highway) to Dulan.
➡ Dinner;
➡ Overnight: Coconut Coast Guesthouse, near Dulan, Taitung County – or similar – in double bed.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Coconut Coast Guesthouse or similar
Day 5: Taitung

➡ Breakfast at the hotel;
➡ Meeting with your guide and explore coastal areas: Donghe Township, Changbin Township (indigenous Amis culture and coastal scenery);
➡ Lunch
➡ Dinner
➡ Overnight: Nanzhuhu Resort, Changbin Township, Taitung County – or similar – in double room.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nanzhuhu Resort, Changbin or similar
Day 6: Hualien

➡ Breakfast at the hotel;
➡ Meeting with your guide at the hotel and explore Taroko Gorge--Swallow's Grotto (narrowest point of the gorge), Lushui-Heliu trail.
➡ Lunch;
➡ Dinner
➡ Overnight: Crossing the Rainbow Bridge Guesthouse or Leader Buluowan Resort – or similar – in double room.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crossing the Rainbow Bridge Guesthouse or Leader Buluowan Resort or similar
Day 7: Hualien/Taipei or Taoyuan Airport

➡ Breakfast at the hotel;
➡ After breakfast meeting with your guide and visit the Indigenous Facial Tattooing Museum (learn about the quickly disappearing facial tattooing traditions of the indigenous Atayal, Truku and Sediq tribes).
➡ Lunch;
➡ In the afternoon transfer to Taipei (or Taoyuan Airport)

Breakfast, Lunch

注意事項 Notes

Payments: Payment can be done with credit card or by bank wire. To confirm the reservation a deposit of 50% will be required.
Final payment has to be done 25 days before the departure date of the tour.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation from 0 to 10 days before departure: non-refundable.
Cancellation between 10 and 25 days before departure: charge 50% of full payment. Cancellation made more than 25 days before departure: full refund.

Note:
§ Tour guide has the right to change tour and itinerary in case of need or dangerous situations.
§ Schedules and meals are subject to change to meet the needs of participants and weather condition

 

For reservation and information, please contact:

NORTHWEST TOUR
Dalong Road, No.20 (crossing Jingming 1 Street)
TCC building, 7th floor 
Taichung city, 403 TAIWAN (R.O.C)
Taichung City Phone +886 4 37001268  ext 203 for English


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