Day Trips from Taipei City

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  • Taipei: Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour

    1. Taipei: Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour

    One of Asia’s 7 wonders, Taroko Gorge is a must-see for visitors to Taipei. The stunning Gorge features marble cliffs, deep-winding tunnels, and the enchanting Liwu River flowing through the landscape. Your excursion begins from Taipei where you'll travel by train to Hualien. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll be taken on a drive along a 12-mile stretch of highway built into the mesmerizing marble cliffs that rise high above the rushing Liwu River. There are spectacular views of the marble walls and the winding river that runs through the deep Taroko Gorge. The Tunnel of Nine Turns is considered as the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge, which has reopened in 2019 after years of repair work. Along the trail, you can see the meander running through the deep and spectacular canyons from high above. Also, you can have a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as ...

    The time I travelled was during outbreak of Coronavirus. Even though there were only 2 persons left for the tour, the tour still operated. This is very impressive. Overall I like the scenary of Taroko very much. Even though we had 15 minutes at Shakadang trail, but we got enough time for other stops.

  • From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

    2. From Taipei: Private Scenic Tour to Jiufen, Yehliu & Pingxi

    Taiwan is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of seascapes, landscapes, and beautiful landmarks that will stun even the most articulate poet. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Northern Taiwan. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, learn about the Taiwanese culture and history behind those sites, whilst immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Make your first stop at the Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark. Gaze in awe at the magical views of stone formations inside the park. Your guide will not only snap cool shots for you, but will also explain the formation of the unique stones as well as the Taiwanese people and their culture. Then, visit Chifen, which is well known for its beauty and history as a former goldmine town in Northern Taiwan. Taste delicious Taiwanese snack along the alley, or choose...

    I travel a lot and this was by far one of the best family trips I have had. Our guide Roger gave us an outstanding look into Taiwan culture. I highly recommend this tour!

  • From Taipei: Yehliu Geopark and Keelung Harbor Guided Tour

    3. From Taipei: Yehliu Geopark and Keelung Harbor Guided Tour

    Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning for your North Coast Tour. First stop at Chung Cheng Park, the ubiquitous tourism symbol of Keelung. Next, stop at northern Taiwan’s largest harbor, one of the most-visited tourist attractions. Explore Keelung Maritime Plaza with its beautiful views of Keelung Inner Harbor. On sunny days, take a relaxing tour to soak up the maritime ambiance, admire the beautiful public artworks on display, sit in the coffee shop, and enjoy the refreshing sea air. Next, visit Guihou Fishing Port, a scenic fishing village on the north coast. Every autumn, the Fishermen's Market near Guihou draws crowds for its delicious Wanli Crab. Make your way to Yehliu Geopark, famous for its natural rock formations which are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. Then, it’s time to go back to the city and enjoy a quick and memor...

    Picked up on time, good guide. Very helpful with best photo spots and informative.

  • From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

    4. From Taipei: Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour

    Explore the Northeast Coast of Taipei and stroll through Jiufen Village on this afternoon tour from Taipei. Visit the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, a popular swimming spot for locals, and drive past lighthouses, fishing villages, pastoral farmlands, and charming temples. Meet your guide and driver and take a ride to the northeast part of Taipei to discover the remnants of the gold-rush past. As you make your way towards Jiufen, stop at Nanya Natural Rock Formation, to see unique rock formations eroded by sea waters. Continue your tour as you drive past the Bay of Two Colors, affectionately nicknamed the Ying-Yang Sea due to its contrasting colors. Next, head to Jinguashi to see the Remains of the 13 Levels. Established in the 1930s, this copper and gold refining plant was shut down in the 1980s. Today this location has become a popular spot for shooting music videos and TV com...

    Exceptional and well organized. The tour guide was so helpful and accommodating. He is so informative and we enjoyed the tour so much. Highly commendable.

  • Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

    5. Private Full-Day Northern Taiwan Tour by Car from Taipei

    Explore Taipei and the surrounding area on an 8-hour private car charter. Discover iconic sights and beauty spots in northern Taiwan without the hassle of public transportation. Choose from a number of itineraries or create your own. Check out the natural beauty of Yangmingshan and Jiufen. See the amazing coastal rock formations at Yehliu, or perhaps enjoy a drive to Pingxi.

    Our guide and driver was Hicks and he is amazing. He is on time, very patient, takes awesome photos, drives well (really rad driving skills), has great energy and attitude, did his planning for all the places we wanted to visit. He facilitated our entire day to make sure it went smoothly and got us to all the places of interest before the sun set. A whole day of driving and hiking did not faze him and I think we were more tired than he was, somehow. Definitely will recommend him to my friends and family when they visit Taipei.

  • Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern & Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

    6. Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern & Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

    Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, then enjoy a ride to the suburban area and start a nostalgic tour of Taipei. There are three branch railway lines still operating in Taiwan: Pingxi Line in Taipei, Neiwan Line in Hsinchu, and Jiji Line in Nantou. As time goes by, these three branch lines have turned into tourist railway lines. Pingxi is one of these small towns that were once prosperous due to the coal mining industry in the 1960s. The last coal mine closed in 1997, many of the residents moved out, and these towns became silent and desolated. Even though the golden age may be long gone, Pingxi becomes well-known for being the film location of some movies and TV commercials. Sky Lantern launch in Taiwan originates from Shifen in Pingxi District. Nowadays, the lanterns are used as symbols of peace and good fortune, the world-renowned Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is a ...

  • From Taipei: Private Tour of Taroko

    7. From Taipei: Private Tour of Taroko

    This private Taroko tour is specifically designed for visitors wanting to optimize their time at Taiwan’s must-see attractions. Enjoy round-trip transfer in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle from Taipei City to Taiwan's most iconic, scenic spots, including the largest marble canyon in the world. Admire the marble walls and the winding river that runs through the deep Taroko Gorge. Your route will take you through a total of 38 tunnels, including the Baiyang Trail, the Shakadang Trail, and the Marble Bridge of Motherly Devotion. Walk in the world of nature and culture along the Swallow Grotto Trail, taking in views of the Indian Chieftain’s Profile Rock and potholes along the cliff face, while watching spring swallows darting in and out of their nests. Walking through a total of 38 tunnels, reach Chimu Bridge, which is famous for its signature marble railings and Chinese lion statues. B...

  • Taipai: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

    8. Taipai: Full-Day Pinglin and Elephant Mountain Tour

    After meeting with your tour guide and driver in the morning, you can relax and enjoy a scenic drive along the mountain road. You'll soon be taken to Pinglin, a rural district that is famous for growing Wanshan Pouchong Tea. Once there, you tour will begin with a visit to the local tea factory where you will learn about the cultivation and making of Taiwanese tea. The tea farmer will also teach you how to properly brew Taiwanese tea and the tips of tea appreciation. Following that you'll take a short ride to the Shiding District to visit the famous Thousand Island Lake. The catchment area of the Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by hills creates this unique scenery, which consists of a lake with thousands of islands. The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of the Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing; the noted tea plantation Bagua Tea Garden is located in thi...

  • Thousand Island Lake and Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei

    9. Thousand Island Lake and Pinglin Tea Plantation from Taipei

    Meet your tour guide and driver, relax and enjoy a scenic drive along the twisty mountain road, we will take you to Shiding, a rural district of New Taipei City. Located in the south of Shiding District, Thousand Island Lake, also known as Qiandao Lake in Chinese literally means a lake with thousands of islands. Shared the same name with the famous attraction in Zhejiang Province of Mainland China, the catchment area of Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by hills creates a similar scenery. The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of Feitsui Reservoir ideal farmland for tea-growing, including the well-known Wenshan Pouchong and Dong Fang Mei Ren (literally means “Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea”). The noted tea plantation Bagua Tea Garden is located in this area too, from the top of the hill, the neatly planted rows of tea look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams. Continue you...

    Really nice trip, with a friendly guidE who spoke good English. The tea tasting ceremony was also very nice experience!

  • Taiwan Airport: Taipei City or Northern Taiwan Private Tour

    10. Taiwan Airport: Taipei City or Northern Taiwan Private Tour

    Make the most of your layover at Taiwan International Airport with a private tour to Taipei City, or a scenic trip to the natural beauty of the north of Taiwan. Get picked up and dropped off at the airport according to your flight schedule. Take a tour to Northern Taiwan to learn more about Taiwanese culture, and take Instagram-worthy shots as you’re immersed in nature. Gaze in awe at the stone formations at Yehliu Geopark. Next up, visit Chifen, a historic gold mining town. Taste a delicious Taiwanese snack or stop for tea at the A-Mei Tea House. This famous tea house inspired the house in the Oscar-winning movie Spirited Away. Continue the tour to Pingxi and take a stroll along Shifen Old Street, one the area’s most popular movie filming spots. Finish your tour of Northern Taiwan by releasing a lantern into the air and making a wish. If you choose a tour to Taipei City your profess...

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What people are saying about Taipei City

Overall rating

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based on 327 reviews

Our guide and driver was Hicks and he is amazing. He is on time, very patient, takes awesome photos, drives well (really rad driving skills), has great energy and attitude, did his planning for all the places we wanted to visit. He facilitated our entire day to make sure it went smoothly and got us to all the places of interest before the sun set. A whole day of driving and hiking did not faze him and I think we were more tired than he was, somehow. Definitely will recommend him to my friends and family when they visit Taipei.

I travel a lot and this was by far one of the best family trips I have had. Our guide Roger gave us an outstanding look into Taiwan culture. I highly recommend this tour!

Jack was a great tour guide. He took what I was interested in seeing and customized a full and fantastic day outside of and within the city.

Really nice trip, with a friendly guidE who spoke good English. The tea tasting ceremony was also very nice experience!

Great . Your guide very knowledgeable. Pleasant and pacient.