Northern Coast

Northern Coast


Duration: around 8 hours;
You will visit: Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen and Pinxi;
Languages: Languages:  German, Spanish , French, German, English guide. Other languages on request;
Pick-up and Drop-off: your hotel or prefered location.
Transportation: This tour can only be done with private transportation;
Price will includes: Car/van and driver, licensed guide and all their fees. parking, fuel and ETC. Insurance.
Optional inclusions: entrance tickets and lunch;

說明 Introduction

Yehliu Geopark: Yehliu is a cape on the north coast of Taiwan, about an hour driving from Taipei. It's known for Yehliu Geopark, a landscape of honeycomb and mushroom rocks eroded by the sea. The coastline is dotted with remarkable geological formations named after their shapes, including the Queen's Head and Dragon's Head, because of their shapes resembling faces; ice cream cones and giant sandals.
Both a museum and scenic attraction, the Geopark offers extensive information on the natural geological processes that created these rock formations. Yehliu also boasts an ecology reserve and the country's first marine park.

JiuFen: During the Qing Dynasty, this 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 to decline. 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.

Pinxi: Famous for the unique railway that 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 into the sky. In almost every little shop in the town you will find a lantern seller. The old houses have now become stores selling souvenirs and local-flavored snacks. The Lantern Festival is held in February and attracts thousand of visitors, making impossible to move easily.



Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen and Pinxi - Schedule

► Around 10.00: Pick up at the hotel, or train station.
► Arrival at the first stop, Yehliu Geopark. (Entrance ticket to Yehliu GeoPark not included). Visit the park and its incredible rocks formations such as the Queen’s Head, the Candle Shaped Rock, the Ginger Rock, the Mushroom Rock and many others!
►  At 11.15 transfer to Jiufen. The entire coastline here is a veritable sculpture garden that illustrates, in stone, the incomparable artistry of weathering and wave action. Arrival in Jiufen around 12.30  and visit the Old Street where you can have lunch with some typical food in one of the stands. Jiufen is a decommissioned gold mining mountain town, now a tourist destination thanks to its maze of alleyways with delicious food stands and beautiful scenery.
► At 13.45 transfer to Shifen (around 30 minutes drive) and visit the famous waterfall. The train station located down the river from the waterfall area, originally built for transporting coal, today stands as a reminder of Taiwan's history and culture. Shifen Waterfall is a curtain style waterfall. Due to its similarity with the Niagara Falls, it is reputed as the “Taiwan’s Niagara Falls". The voluminous water and mighty force forms mists on top of the waterfall. If the sun happens to shine upon it, there is the chance to see rainbows hanging over the waterfall, perfect for pictures! At 15.00 you will take the road back to Taipei and stop in Pinxi for a (quick) sky lantern experience! 
►  Tour will end at the hotel around 17.00 at your hotel or train station.

This is not a group tour so please note that this schedule can bu customized.

How do I create my own tour?

1 Send us your request by filling the form or via mail:
2 Please be patient for 1 day or 2...;
3 We will contact you for more details;
4 You will receive your quotation and itinerary;
5 Revise and change following your needs; 6 ... looking forward to meet you in Taiwan!

注意事項 Notes

►The guide will have the rights to change itinerary in case of weather issue or bad road conditions;
►Tipping is generally not expected in Taiwan; however it is always appreciated to tip and shows your gratitude for a quality service.


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