5D/4N: Northern Coast Tour & Sun Moon lake

5D/4N: Northern Coast Tour & Sun Moon lake


This 5-day tour is for those who would like to avoid changing hotel and at the same time visiting Taiwan. A licensed English-speaking guide and driver will let you discover the beauty of the northern coast of Taiwan and Sun Moon Lake.

說明 Introduction

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is located in the northern part of Taiwan and is holding the center of economy, politics, and culture of the country. After the influence of Qing and Republic of China, Taipei is one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. It is about 25 km southwest of the northern port city Keelung and 40 km northwest of Taoyuan International Airport. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area and also home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks.

About an hour from Taipei, on the northern coast of Taiwan, there is a landscape that looks like if it belongs to another planet! This is Yehliu Geopark, made up of geological formations that jut out of the stony shoreline in shapes resembling faces, mushrooms, ice cream cones and the most popular one, called "Queen's Head".


Jiufen: 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 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.

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 visits each year.

Sun Moon Lake is the largest body of water in Taiwan and a 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: Taoyuan Airport - Taipei

After arrival at Taoyuan International Airport, private transfer by car/van to your hotel in Taipei.
In the late afternoon, meeting with your English speaking guide and explore Taipei by night:
► Longshan Temple
► Street and Snake Alley with street food and shopping
Time to take photo at Building 101 (entrance ticket not included)
► Dinner at the world famous "Din Tai Fung" restaurant (included)

Dinner at Din Tai Fung
Overnight in a 4* hotel in Taipei: Cosmos or similar
Day 2: Taipei

Your second day of this tour will start with breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, you will meet with your English speaking guide at the lobby of the hotel and visit Taipei.

► Residential Palace area
► Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
► National Revolutionary Marty's Shrine
► National Palace Museum 

Time for lunch (not included)

After lunch, free time for some shopping or to explore the Elephant Hill, or enjoy the sunset form the top of the Taipei 101 building.

Breakfast at your hotel
Overnight in a 4* hotel in Taipei: Cosmos or similar
Day 3: Taipei - Northern coast of Taiwan

Your third day will start with breakfast at your hotel and after breakfast, you will meet your English speaking guide/driver at the lobby of the hotel. Today, you will have a full day tour with private car and driver.

► Dharma Drum Monastery
► Continue along the coast to the Yehliu Geopark
► On the way back visit Jiufen.

Lunch will be included today, and your guide/driver will suggest a nice place to have lunch. 
Around 16.00, return back to Taipei to your hotel. 


Breakfast at your hotel and lunch on the way on the suggestion of your guide
Overnight in a 4* hotel in Taipei: Cosmos or similar
Day 4: Taipei - Sun Moon Lake

Today will again start with breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, you will take the High Speed Train from Taipei Main Station to Taichung. Once arrived in Taichung, meet your licensed English-speaking guide/driver on the HSR Station in Taichung and transfer to Sun Moon Lake

You will enjoy Sun Moon lake on a boat cruise (around 90 minutes) around the lake.
At the end of the cruise, visit Thao tribal town and continue to the Xuan Guang Temple and the Tse-En Pagoda.

Lunch is included and will be in Ma-Gai-Dan restaurant. 

The gondola/ropeway/cable car around the lake with its panoramic view is included. 

Transfer back to Taichung HSR Train Station and high speed train back to Taipei.

Breakfast at your hotel and Lunch in Ma-Gai-Dan restaurant
Overnight in a 4* hotel in Taipei: Cosmos or similar
Day 5: Taipei - Taoyuan Airport

Your last day of this tour will start with breakfast at your hotel. Depending on the time of your flight, some time to explore Taipei on own accord. Afterwards, private transfer by car/van to Taoyuan airport.


Breakfast at your hotel

注意事項 Notes

Price includes:
► 4 nights in a 4* hotel, central located in twin or double room with breakfast;
► 4 full days licensed English-speaking guide for 8 hours a day (any other language on request);
► 2 full days car/van with driver (3rd and 4th day);
► Parking, fuel and ETC;
► Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport with private car or driver;
► Dinner at Din Tai Fung on the 1st day;
► Lunch on the 3rd day;
► Lunch at Ma-Gai-Dan restaurant on the 4th day;
► Boat in Sun Moon Lake;
► Gondola / Sun Moon Lake Ropeway;
► R/T ticket with HSR from Taipei to Taichung in 2nd class;
► Insurance

► Single room TWD 2.500 per room per night;
► Taipei 101 observatory ticket: TWD 600

► Names of the hotel will be provided once the tour is confirmed;
► Name and contact of the guide driver will be provided once the tour is confirmed;
► Payments with credit card are subject to a 2% charge.
► A deposit of 30% will be required to book the service.


  Interested in this tour or need more information?   

For reservation, please contact us:
​✉  anna@northwest.com.tw
✉  taiwan.tour@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.