Day 1: Taipei / Hualien / East Coast National Scenic Area / Taitung
• Hotel: Sheraton Taitung(five star), Taitung or similar category
• Include TRA train ride from Taipei to Hualien
Depart from Taipei in the morning, and be transported to the TRA train to the east coast and discover the last unspoiled land of Taiwan. Our bus driver will be waiting at the train station upon arrival. The first stop is Shitiping, a marine abrasion platform with coral reefs and potholes that extends for one kilometer parallel to the coast. Sanxiantai (terrace of the three immortals) is composed of offshore islands and coral reefs. The most famous landmark is the cross-sea bridge, connects the mainland and the island. Amis Folk Center is a cultural center that introduces the custom, architecture, art and music of the Amis – an indigenous people of Taiwan. Here the guests are welcomed to experience the lifestyle of these people who live from the sea.
Day 2: Taitung / East Rift Valley / Hualien
• Hotel: Promisedland Resort & Lagoon(five star) or similar category
• Include a boat ride through Promisedland lagoon
You will travel along the East Rift Valley, a long and narrow valley extending from Hualien to Taitung. The three natural river systems including the Hualien River, Xiuguluan River and Beinan River running through the valley and creating different types of landforms. The first stop is Luye Gaotai, a highland at elevation of 350 meters. The unique geographical conditions offer an ideal location for tea cultivation, and paragliding. Mr. Brown Avenue is famous for the TV commercial of Mr. Brown Coffee is a single lane pathway in the middle of the green paddy fields. Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree is a Toog Tree growing beside Mr. Brown Avenue. Matai'an Wetland Ecological Park is located at the foot of Masi Mountain, which is the biggest natural wetland in Hualien and also the traditional homeland of the Ami people.
Day 3: Hualien / Taroko Gorge / Chiaohsi
• Hotel: Hotel Royal Chiaohsi(five star), Yilan or similar category
You will visit the world-famous Taroko National Park, which was selected by Virgin Travel Insurance as one of the top 10 best global sights. Here you will experience the power of the nature’s masterpiece and mankind's great engineering achievement.
The national park was well-known for the soaring cliffs and plunging valleys of solid marble carved by a torrential river. Central Cross-Island Highway is a narrow and winding mountain road made by carving out rocks. The road slices through the gorge and connects the west side of Taiwan to the east. After a breathtaking tour of Taroko Gorge, you will pass by CingShuei Cliff and admire the scenery of the coastline. You will stay in a hot spring resort in Chiaohsi, Yilan. Enjoy a natural hot spring treatment after a long day of hiking.
Day 4: Jiaosi / Taipei
Have a nostalgic tour in National Center for Traditional Arts. Experience the traditional handicrafts, folklore, puppetry, delicacies of the old Taiwan. Taiwan is well-known for orchid breeding cultivation. The Taiwan International Orchid Show takes place every year since 2004. Visit King Car Yuanshan Orchid Garden, experience the graceful elegance of orchids. The last stop is King Car Kavalan Distillery, the first whisky distillery in Taiwan. Here you are offered to have a sip of different types of whisky.