3D/2N: Active Sun Moon Lake

3D/2N: Active Sun Moon Lake

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Visit Sun Moon Lake; ride a bicycle in one of the top 10 most beautiful trails in the world, be the witness of the amazing sunrise from the lake with SUP and explore the most hidden corner on the kayak!

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.

說明 Introduction

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: HSR - Sun Moon Lake

► High speed train to Taichung, 2nd class (open voucher, seat reservation complimentary if available on the train);

► Meeting with your English-speaking driver at the Taichung train station and transfer to Sun Moon Lake. Check-in at your hotel in Sun Moon Lake. 
Depending on the arrival time, visits and activities will be scheduled on the way and in Sun Moon lake;

► Overnight in Sun Moon lake in a hotel/B&B

Hotel 3* Cherng Yuan
Hotel 4* Fleur de Chine 
Hotel 5* The Lalu 



Choose between a B&B, 3* , 4* or a 5* hotel
Day 2: Early morning and sporty schedule

► At 05.00 SUP Stand up paddling to see the sunrise. (around 3 hours);
05:30 Assemble for preparation & instruction - Basic practice - SUP tour on Sun Moon Lake
► Back to the hotel and breakfast;
► At 10 AM Kayaking. (around 4 hours)
Full equipment of canoe, basic teaching for paddling, guiding tour on water, accident medical insurance, personal photo during the activity
► Free time, you can choose activities from the list at the bottom of the page
Your guide will suggest the best activities considering the weather and your needs.

► Overnight in Sun Moon lake 


Choose between a 3* or a 5* hotel
Day 3: Sun Moon lake - Taichung

► Breakfast at the hotel.

► Meeting with your English-speaking guide/driver. Today you will 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 a few of the attractions along the way. A local guide will follow you and show the paths.


Optional activities in Sun Moon Lake area:
► Cable car overlooking the lake: On a good day you can enjoy a stunning view 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 oldest 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)

► Play tennis in Sun moon lake

After this day, your guide/driver will bring you to Taichung, or Taichung high speed train station where you can take the HSR to Taipei. 


注意事項 Notes

Price includes:

► Round trip ticket on any HSR tickets to Taichung;

► English-speaking guide & driver for 3 days;

► Private car available for 3 days;

► Private transfer from Taichung HSR train station to Sun Moon Lake;

► Kayaking:  full equipment of canoe, basic teaching for paddling, guiding tour on water, accident medical insurance, personal photo during the activity;

► SUP: Professional SUP instructions, SUP equipment, insurance and photos;

► Bike rental;

► 2 nights with Breakfast in a 3* hotel or with Half Board in a 5* hotel;

► Insurance


Price does not include:

  • Anything not mentioned in the "price includes";
  • Meals (not appicable with a 5* stay);
  • Entrance tickets not included, please pay for your guide


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.

  Interested in this tour or need more information?    

Or contact us via email
✉  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.