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Daily Overview

Day Destination Activities
1 Toronto Flight from Toronto, Canada to Hong Kong, China
2 Hong Kong Arrive in Hong Kong

Airport transfer and hotel check-in

3 Hong Kong Discover Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, and Repulse Bay

Experience Hong Kong from an open-top tramcar

4 Hong Kong Experience Hong Kong’s food scene

Afternoon spent at your leisure

5 Hong Kong

Taipei

Hotel check-out and airport transfer

Arrive in Taipei, Taiwan and hotel check-in

6 Taipei Half-day tour featuring Taipei’s landmarks

See the National Palace Museum

7 Sun Moon Lake Explore the Wen Wu Temple at Sun Moon Lake

Relax in a natural hot spring at your hotel

8 Fo Guang Shan Monastery

Kaohsiung

See one of southern Taiwan’s most sacred sites

Explore Taiwan’s second-largest city

9 Kenting National Park

Taitung

Discover Kenting’s scenic coastline

Relax in on of Taitung’s natural hot springs

10 Hualien Visit the East Coast National Scenic Area

See the Xiaoye Liu, Sanxiantai, and Shitiping

11 Taroko Gorge Experience this dramatic marble gorge

Return to Taipei in the late afternoon Canada

12 Toronto Hotel check-out and airport transfer

Flight from Taipei, Taiwan to Toronto, Canada

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 / TUE / DEPART TORONTO

Depart Canada today for your flight to Hong Kong.

Transportation: EVA Airways

Tentative schedule:

                BR 35                     Toronto – Taipei                 1205A    455A +1

                BR 851                   Taipei – Hong Kong           815A       1005A

 

DAY 2 / WED/ ARRIVE IN HONG KONG

Arrive in Hong Kong, join Seat-In-Coach transfer to your hotel accommodation.

Accommodation: 5* Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel or similar (3 nights) (http://kowloon.harbourgrand.com/)

 

DAY 3 / THU / HONG KONG (B) 

Breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy a half day Seat-In-Coach city tour this morning. The perfect way to discover Hong Kong’s delights. Victoria Peak by Peak Tram, Aberdeen (with an optional sampan ride), enroute historic Repulse Bay, Stanley Market for bargains and a visit to a prestigious jewellery workshop. Return to hotel after tour.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a 60-minute sightseeing tram tour. During the TramOramic tour, travel around Hong Kong aboard a 1920-style open-top tramcar to see historical and contemporary landmarks and hear commentary about life in the city. Then use the included 2-day ticket for the public tram system to see more at your leisure. It’s a great way to get a little insider perspective with the ability to explore the city on your own, as well. (http://hktramways.com/en/tramoramic/)

NOTE: you will need to make your own way to/from the tram tour meeting point. 

 

DAY 4 / FRI / HONG KONG (B/L or D) 

Breakfast at hotel.

Today we will enjoy a half day walking foodie tour. Hong Kong is a Foodie Paradise. It takes hungry souls from around the world on Hong Kong food tours to explore and taste different areas of this dynamic city.  Accompanied by one of our local Foodie Guides, you will learn about Hong Kong’s culinary culture while savoring classic dishes and drinks at locals’ favorite neighborhood eateries. During our Foodie Tours, you will also experience Hong Kong’s local way of living, our history and culture.  You have the option to choose among one of the three famous areas of Hong Kong: Central & Sheung Wan; Sham Shui Po; or Tai Po. Option depending on tour schedule and your personal interest. (https://www.hongkongfoodietours.com/)

 

DAY 5 / SAT / HONG KONG / TAIPEI (B) 

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

Join Seat-In-Coach transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Transportation: EVA Airways

Tentative schedule:

                BR 868                   Hong Kong – Taipei                           135P       320P

 

Upon arrival, transfer to Taipei by private car. (Mandarin speaking driver only)

Check in hotel and enjoy your own leisure time.

Accommodation: 4* Sonnien Hotel or similar (2 nights) (http://www.sonnien-hotel.com/)

 

DAY 6 / SUN / TAIPEI (B) 

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a half day Seat-In-Coach Taipei City & National Palace Museum Tour. Tour stops include Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Presidential Square (pass by), Martyrs’ Shrine, National Palace Museum, local Taiwanese temple, and Handicraft Center.

For remainder of the day, you can choose one of the below two tours.

Option One: Afternoon Half Day Wulai Aboriginal Village Tour

Enjoy an afternoon half day seat-in-coach Wulai Aboriginal Village Tour.

Wulai is a famous mountain village in northern Taiwan and is located in water reservation area. Residents are most aboriginal people (Tai Ya Tribe). There are high mountains along the intersection of Nanshi Creek and Tunho Creek. Beautiful scenery is formed by the high mountains and running rivers. The place is famous for hot springs, trail train, waterfalls and Yushian Amusement Park.

It is said that Wulai is a term used by Tai Ya Tribe. It means hot spring. Thus, the hot springs here are acclaimed. The quality of hot springs is carbonic acid springs with minor base. The hot springs are clear, transparent, colorless, and odorless. Hot spring spa is effective in healing dermatitis. The famous Wulai Waterfall is about 80 meters high. It is magnificent like a white silk cloth coming down from the sky. In addition, the sightseeing trail train is part of the uniqueness of Wulai. Trail train used to be for transportation of lumber but now it is for tourists’ pleasure. The aboriginal culture center across Wulai Waterfall is a remodeled museum of aboriginal folk art. It introduces the aboriginal culture, customs and habits of Tai Ya Tribe and demonstrates the historical artifacts. The highlight of the visit to the center is the singing and dancing show of aboriginal people. One visiting Wulai would feel like entering into Shangri-La. It is fairies land and a best place for recreation.

Balance of the day at your own leisure.

Option Two: Taipei Night Tour

Free afternoon for you to relax on your own. Tonight, join in a seat-in-coach Taipei Night Tour.

Start the tour with a stop of the world famous dim sum restaurant Din Tai Fung and have a taste of the classic Chinese dish Xiao Long Bao (steam dumplings). Afterwards, visit Lungshan Temple, Huaxi Street Night Market, and see the lights of Taipei 101 from below.

The Lungshan Temple was built in Qianlong 5th year in the Qing Dynasty. Due to natural disaster and damages caused by men, the temple was restored for several times. The doors, beams, and poles are beautifully decorated. There is a pair of bronze dragon poles in the front hall, four pairs of dragon poles in the middle hall. The sculptures are delicate. There are also exquisite wood sculptures. Among them, the well and Budda setting in the main hall are highly appreciated. The temple has many Chinese poems, verses and lyrics on signs. These add a touch of literature in addition to the religious and sightseeing value. There are great decorative lamp fairs and temple activities on historical festivals. On each 1st and 15th day each month of lunar year, regular visitors will come to the temple for worship ceremony. Lungshan Temple is not only a temple, a sightseeing attraction, but also a second-degree historical site. There are traditional streets/shops, antique shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops surrounding the temple. These places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art.

The Huaxi (Huasi) Street Night Market is located right next to the Longshan Temple. Various commodities are sold here and it is one of the favored sites of tourists. A Chinese traditional post stands at the entrance of Huaxi (Huasi) Street Night Market. Chinese traditional lamps are hung along the street. There are old, historical shops along the street that provide great dishes. For example, the Danzai noodle restaurant, the favorite of Japanese tourists, started its business here. Other great dishes like meat soup and squid soup attract many people. In the summer, chopped ice plates and fresh juice are in great demand. In the winter, dishes with Chinese medicine attract many visitors.

 

DAY 7 / MON / TAIPEI / SUN MOON LAKE (B) 

Breakfast at hotel.

To be picked up at lobby of hotel, we will drive to Sun Moon Lake which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Tour will stop at the famous Wenwu Temple, also known as Literature-Warrior Temple,  dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, Holy Monk Shrine and Ci En Pagoda. After touring around Sun Moon Lake, check in hotel.

Enjoy natural hot spring at the Fleur de Chine Hotel, Sun Moon Lake. Reminder of day is free for you to enjoy the walking trails, biking, hiking, or boating at the lake on your own.

Accommodation: 5* Fleur De Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake or similar (1 night) (http://www.fleurdechinehotel.com/en/about.php)

 

DAY 8 / TUE / SUN MOON LAKE / FOGUANGSHAN MONASTERY / KAOHSIUNG (B) 

Breakfast at hotel with a pleasant morning leisure at hotel on your own until 10am.

Check out hotel, passing by the lovely small and old Jiji Railway Station, drive to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit “Buddha Memorial Center” and communicate with some of the monks, nuns during the visit, there will be opportunity to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Continuously, we will drive to Kaohsiung City, which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to Love River and Liuhe Night Market. Overnight stay at Kaohsiung.

Accommodation: 5* Grand Hi-Lai Hotel Kaohsiung or similar (1 night)

(http://www.grand-hilai.com/hotel-information/?lang=en)

 

DAY 9 / WED / KAOSIUNG / KENTING / TAITUNG (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning tour to Kenting National Park, located at Taiwan’s southern tip and the 37 miles of coral-rimmed shoreline along three sides of the park provide its main attractions. Stops will be made at Eluanbi light house, Maobitou coastal scenic area and Longpan Park. Continuously we will drive to Taitung via Southern Link Highway. Overnight stay at Zhiben.

Enjoy natural hot spring at your hotel accommodation Hotel Royal Chihpen.

Accommodation: 5* Hotel Royal Chihpen Taitung or similar (1 night) (http://www.hotelroyal.com.tw/chihpen/EN/)

 

DAY 10 / THU / TAITUNG / HUALIEN (B) 

After breakfast, it will be an exciting East Coast Tour. The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as “Taiwan’s last unspoiled land”, stretches 170 kilometers down the east     coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at Xiaoyeliu, Sanxiantai, Shitiping (Stone Steps), marble factory and showroom. Late afternoon, we will proceed to Hualien for overnight stay at Taroko National Park.

Accommodation: 5* Silks Place Taroko Hotel or similar (1 night)

(http://www.silksplace-taroko.com.tw/en/aboutus.php)

 

DAY 11 / FRI / HUALIEN / TAROKO GORGE / TAIPEI (B) 

After breakfast, we will make a visit to Taroko National Park. Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu River which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Passing by Tunnel of Nine Turns, Ci Mu Bridge, stops will be made at Swallow Grotto, Changchun Temple and Shakadang Trail. We will then drive back to Taipei with a stop at Qingshui Cliff, drive through Syue-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 km) to arrive at around 6pm.

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax for the night.

Accommodation: 4* Sonnien Hotel or similar (1 night) (http://www.sonnien-hotel.com/)

 

DAY 12 / SAT / DEPART TAIPEI (B) 

Breakfast at hotel.

Check out from hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to Taoyuan International Airport by private car for your onward flight. (Mandarin speaking driver only)

Transportation: EVA Airways

Tentative schedule:

                BR 36                     Taipei – Toronto                 740P       830P

Dates & Prices

Pricing
TWHK-02 Start Date Air and Land Package Rate Land Only Package Rate Single Supplement
Jan 02 – 31, 2017  $      3,150  $     2,000  $     1,200
Feb 01 – Sep 27, 2017  $      3,240  $     2,090  $     1,200
Sep 28 – Dec 29, 2017  $      3,350  $     2,200  $     1,310

 

NOTE REGARDING AIR:

Package rate based on availability of booking class on roundtrip EVA Airways flights. No mileage or points accumulation are not available for these flights.

High season surcharge of $150 pp will apply on the following return dates:

  • Jul 30 – Sep 17, 2017
  • Jan 01 – 14, 2018

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip economy air on EVA Airways for Toronto – Taipei– Hong Kong – Taipei – Toronto, inclusive of airfare and air taxes.
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Taiwan including daily breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Hong Kong including daily breakfast
  • Meals included as mentioned in itinerary
  • Transfers and tours in either Seat-In-Coach basis or private, as per mentioned in itinerary

Notes:

  • Blackout dates: May 1 – Aug 14, 2017
  • Airport Seat-In-Coach transfer in Hong Kong only operates for flights arriving/departing between 11am – 5pm, surcharges for private transfer will apply for flight outside of time range
  • Hong Kong half day walking foodie tour does not operate on Sundays

 

NOTE REGARDING AIR:

Package rate based on availability of booking class on roundtrip EVA Airways flights. No mileage or points accumulation are not available for these flights.

High season surcharge of $150 pp will apply on the following return dates:

  • Jul 30 – Sep 17, 2017
  • Jan 01 – 14, 2018

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