2D/1N: Sun Moon Lake

2D/1N: Sun Moon Lake

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This tour is suggested for those who like to visit Sun Moon lake area with a comfortable car/van and with an English-speaking guide/driver (any other language on request!). Activities can be chosen from the list below, or you can just relax and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Sun Moon Lake!

說明 Introduction

Divided by Lalu Island, the Sun Moon Lake scenic area got its name from the unique terrains that look like sun on one side and crescent moon on the other, the east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name.
Crowned as one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan, the Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area attracts more than six million visitors each year.
Sun Moon Lake is the largest body of water in Taiwan and is well-known for its clear, sparkling blue water set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. Located in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu reserved for aboriginal religious practices, therefore the public is not allowed to visit the island.



Day 1: Taichung – Sun Moon lake

► Pick up in Taichung and meeting with your English speaking licensed guide/driver; In the morning, your guide will brief you on the distance and the main spots to visit, he/she will suggest the itinerary in the area considering the weather and your needs. 

► Departure to Sun Moon lake. On the way to SML you can decide - together with your guide/driver to visit 921 Earthquake museum on the way to Sun Moon lake.

► Lunch on the way (not included) to be define with your guide.

► Arrival in Sun Moon lake and activity (see list of activity below)

► Dinner free

► Overnight in Sun Moon Lake


Overnight in a hotel/B&B in Sun Moon Lake
Day 2: Sun Moon Lake - Taichung

► Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with your English speaking licensed  guide/driver;  your guide will brief you about the schedule and activities for the day, he/she will suggest the best options to visit the area considering the weather and your needs. 

►  Full day to visit the area of Sun Moon Lake (you can choose one or more of the activities in the list below);

►  In the evening departure to Taichung.

►  Drop off at your hotel or HSR station.


Optional activities: (not included in the quotation)

- Cycle round one of the best bike paths in the world: It is about 30 km with hills and will take 3-4 hours with stops at few of the attractions along the way. A local guide will follow you and show the paths.

- Cable car overlooking the lake: On a good day you can enjoy a stunning views of the lake with the trip taking about 7 minutes each way, however in peak times the wait can be hours.

- Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village;

- Boat tour (Shueishe, Ita Thao and Xuanguang Temple piers);

- Carton King, where everything from utensils to furniture are made from carton boxes.

- Visit Ita Thao: is the origin of Thao people; it is believed that their ancestors, originally from Alishan, chased a white deer to a faraway lake where they found an abundance of fish. They returned to their homeland, brought the whole tribe, and decided to settle down at Sun Moon Lake, as we call it today. Although tribal life is almost extinct now, a visit to Ita Thao allows you to experience the aboriginal culture and you get to taste delicious aboriginal food too.

- Antique Assam Tea Farm: Shuili Snake Kiln is the town where remains the eldest tradition of kiln-making. There is a biggest kiln work which is in the Guinness Book of Records by the size of 6.68 meters.

- Sky Lounge dinner at Fleur de Chine;

- Paragliding in PULI;

- Stand up Paddling (SUP)

注意事項 Notes

Price includes :

  • 2 Days Private Car and Private/Licensed English-speaking driver or guide/ Driver available up to 9 hours per day;
  • 1 Overnight in hotel in Sun Moon Lake in a double room with breakfast;
  • Driver/guide expenses (meals & overnight);
  • Fuel, freeway fee, parking;
  • Insurance


Price does not include:

  • Anything not mentioned in the "price includes";
  • Train ticket from Taipei or Kaohsiung to Chiayi;
  • Single room supplement



  • Tipping is generally not expected in Taiwan; however it is always appreciated to tip and shows your gratitude for a quality service;
  • No reservation has been done at the moment so price can change;
  • To confirm the reservation a deposit of 30% is required, final payment has to be done at least one week before the tour starts.

  Interested in this tour or need more information?   

 To receive a quotation please send us the following information:

1) Date:

2) How many persons ( adults, kids and infant ):

3 ) What kind of accomodation ( 5* - 4* - 3* or Homestay or B&B )

4) Pick up location.


Email :

✉  anna@northwest.com.tw

✉  northwest@northwest.com.tw 


We will send you a quotation within 48 hours (Monday to Friday).


About Northwest:

Founded in 1986, Northwest is one of the major travel agencies in Taiwan. With its 30 years of experience and 2 offices in Taiwan, Northwest offers a professional and multilingual service to satisfy all the needs of our clients.Our network of specialists guarantee you to enjoy the incredible sense of hospitality that the island of Taiwan has to offer with a broad range of budgets.