Northern Coast

Northern Coast


With this tour you will discover the Northern Coast of Taiwan, starting from Taipei by private car or van.
Meet your guide / driver at your hotel in Taipei and travel to the heritage mining town of Jiufen, where you will admire the picturesque scenery and visit a traditional teahouse. Next, transfer to nearby Shifen. Stroll its historical Old Street, taste local delicacies and release a sky lantern for good luck.
Please note that our tour can be customized. 


說明 Introduction


During the Qing Dynasty, the isolated village housed only nine families, thus the village would request "nine portions" every time shipments arrived from town. "Jiu" means "nine", "Fen" means "portions". Until the 1950's, Jiufen was a prosperous gold mining town but in the next years the town started its declined. This small village is located within hills, next to the mountains, and facing the ocean. Its special location, saved it from becoming another anonymous mining ghost town. Jiufen is now a popular tourist destination for Taipeites eager to relive scenes from the past.



Famous for the unique railway passes above houses and streets. Pinxi is also world renowned for their sky lanterns; visitors can write their wishes on a lantern and release it in to the sky. In almost evry little shop in the town you will find a lantern seller. The old houses have become now stores selling souvenirs and local flavored snaks. The Lantern Festival is held in February and attaracts thousend of visitors, making impossible to move easily.

Shifen: Shifen Old Street is filled mainly by sky lantern and souvenir shops, grocery stores, fruits and vegetables vendors and restaurants on both sides of the railway. In little Shifen, the train passes through the village just metres from the houses; houses are really built adjacent to the rails.
Located in Pingxi District, Shifen is the most famous stop along Pingxi Branch Line. Pingxi Line was originally built to transport coal and now has transformedin to a renowned railway to discover the coal-mining history of Taiwan. 
About 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the Old Street, you will find the Shi Fen Waterfall one of the the widest, largest, and most abundant water waterfalls in Taiwan.


Northern Coast from Taipei

The stunning waterfalls and areas of outstanding natural beauty at Pingxi, Shifen and Juifen are must-see highlights for any visitor.

Pick up in the morning at your hotel and together with your licensed English speaking guide and driver, you will drive to towards the Northern Coast.

The detailed itinerary will be defined together with your guide after a short introduction of the day. Schedule will be done according to your needs, the weather and the road conditions.

Tour will last around 9 / 10 hours, at the end of the tour your driver will leave you at your hotel.

This tour is customizable.


注意事項 Notes

Please contact us for an accurate quotation:

Mandarin, English, Spanish, French, German, italian.
Other languages on request
DURATION: 7/8 hours

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Fare to be paid in full no later than 7 days prior the service begins.
If itinerary is confirmed less than 5 working days before start of tour, then fare must be fully paid to guarantee reservations

► 7 days prior the start of scheduled tour: full refund of deposit (except banks or credit card fees);
► 6-4 days prior the start of scheduled tour –70% penalty of the total amount of the service;
► 3-0 days prior the start of scheduled tour – 100% penalty.

For reservation and information, please contact:
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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