Taiwan

Taiwander 11 days

Many first thoughts of Taiwan focus on its industrial past and developed west coast cities, so you might not realise that the island's central mountains and eastern regions remain largely undeveloped. A rugged terrain of towering mountains and gaping gorges descends to miles of untouched Pacific beaches, with bubbling hot mineral springs thrown in for good measure. It’s no wonder the Portuguese named it ‘Ilha Formosa’ - ‘beautiful island’.

Your eleven day journey through Ilha Formosa will take you from the island's north to its southern tip, pausing en route to explore the central region’s natural splendour, and will give you a greater appreciation of the many Taiwanders (sorry!) of this diverse island.

Not enough R&R time? Speak to your Selective Asia consultant about extending your stay. We can tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.

Highlights

  • Step off the well-trodden tourist path and explore Taiwan’s striking natural landscape.
  • Wonder at Taroko Gorge: the world’s deepest marble gorge & Taiwan’s most impressive natural wonder.
  • Cycle through the fertile East Rift Valley with its abundance of farms and fruit orchards.
  • Board Alishan’s forest train to catch the sun rise through a sea of clouds, over the Central Mountains.

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 4 - 5
First Class$3,968$3,840$3,072

City Suites Nanxi

Behind the angular exterior of the City Suites Nanxi lies a labyrinth of quiet, well-defined rooms which balance a business-like simplicity with soft, welcoming details…
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Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Right on the doorstep of Taroko National Park, its manicured gardens set into the forested hillside, the Crossing the Rainbow Bridge is a delightful stopover spot where you can savour the region’s natural beauty…
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Hoya Hot Spring Resort & Spa

The Hoya Spa is centrally located in Ruisui, a hot spring region of Hualien in eastern Taiwan...
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Fujang Villa

The Fujang Villa boasts a picturesque setting overlooking the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, to the south of the fishing town of Chenggong...
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Red Garden Resort

The charming, nine-bedroom Red Garden Resort offers an intimate alternative to Kenting’s sprawling, multi-facility hotels. Attention to detail, personalised service and Balinese-style décor...
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Alishan House

Located high in Taiwan’s central mountain range, Alishan House is a well-appointed guesthouse unexpectedly tucked away in the wilds of the beautiful Alishan Forest Recreation Area...
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Superior$4,480$4,352$3,584

The Landis

There’s an agreeable atmosphere of classic European luxury to The Landis, with its Art Deco styling and between-the-wars Paris interiors. Of course, it's all contained within a relatively modern...
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Taroko Village Hotel

Located on an idyllic plateau in the midst of towering mountains, the Leader Village is a sustainable eco-retreat that offers easy access to all the natural splendour of the Taroko National Park...
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Hoya Hot Spring Resort & Spa

The Hoya Spa is centrally located in Ruisui, a hot spring region of Hualien in eastern Taiwan...
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Fujang Villa

The Fujang Villa boasts a picturesque setting overlooking the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, to the south of the fishing town of Chenggong...
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Howard Beach Resort

Located within the bounds of the exotic Kenting National Park at the very southern tip of Taiwan, the Howard Beach Resort boasts an impressive array of leisure facilities...
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Alishan House

Located high in Taiwan’s central mountain range, Alishan House is a well-appointed guesthouse unexpectedly tucked away in the wilds of the beautiful Alishan Forest Recreation Area...
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Deluxe$5,376$5,248$4,352

Hotel Eclat

The standards of hospitality, accommodation and dining in this fashionable boutique hotel have earned it endless favourable reviews but, for us, it’s the smaller, finer details that truly sets the Hotel Éclat apart...
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Silks Place

Located in a spectacular mountain river valley, around an hour from Hualien City, Silks Place boasts a fascinating history, having originally been built in the 1950’s as a VIP hotel on the order...
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Butterfly Valley Resort

In its beautiful mountain setting, the Butterfly Valley Resort is a comfortable base from which to hike and bike the country roads and riverside trails of Hualien County...
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Papago International Resort

Very conveniently located for exploring Taiwan’s stunning East Rift Valley, the Papago Resort is a smart property with everything you need...
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Caesar Park Hotel

Located on one of the southern-most beaches in Taiwan, the Caesar Park Hotel occupies a little corner of paradise. Kenting is a true year-round destination, and here’s a beachfront hotel with everything you could possibly require for some R&R time in the sun...
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Alishan House

Located high in Taiwan’s central mountain range, Alishan House is a well-appointed guesthouse unexpectedly tucked away in the wilds of the beautiful Alishan Forest Recreation Area...
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Travelling alone? Prices available on request.
At Selective Asia we specialise in creating unique, tailor-made experiences. The holiday itineraries provided on this website are intended to help you visualise what is achievable in your destinations of choice, over a given period of time and at an intended budget.
Whilst many clients are happy with of our recommended itineraries in the current form (and at the price quoted), there are those that wish to personalise their holiday in some way, whether it be a change of hotel, an additional destination or even start from scratch. This is when our tailor-made specialists come into their own; with many years of experience both living and working in the region they are ideally equipped to advise on alternatives and to facilitate any necessary changes.
Please note: During high season periods (such as Christmas & New Year and Chinese New Year) hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • Entry visas
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

 

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You will not require a visa to enter Taiwan. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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