Tour overview

Visiting: Taipei, Taichung, Mt. Alishan, Hualien, Kenting, Sapporo, Lake Akan, Sounkyo and many more
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  • Return economy international flights & taxes
  • Internal flights and taxes as per itinerary
  • Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
  • English Tour guide and bus services
  • Accommodation & entry to places listed on itinerary
  • Prepaid gratuities

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DAY 1. DEPART MELBOURNE

Tonight we depart from Melbourne late in the evening with China Airlines and once you have settled into your flight, we invite you to sit back and relax and not long you will be in Taipei. If you are from another city, we can also try to request with the airline– subject to availability.

Meals – As per flight

DAY 2. ARRIVE TAIPEI / TAI CHUNG

Our flight will arrive into Taipei airport in the morning and your Friendly tour guide will be ready to pick you up. Once we have packed our luggage into the coach, we make our way to Taichung. Visits include Taichung Park, Taichung Confucius Temple and Qiu landscape ecology park. After dinner, we check into our hotel for overnight.

Meals – As per flight / L / D

Overnight – Taichung Royal Seasons or similar

DAY 3 . TAICHUNG / CHIAYI

After breakfast, we drive to Sun Moon Lake, and proceed to take a cruise here. Sun Moon Lake is the biggest freshwater lake with beautiful scenery. After the cruise ride we will proceed to go visit Wen-wu Temple, Xuan-zang Temple, Ci En Pagoda, Ita Thao Tribe. Afterwards, Continue by coach to Chiayi take dinner and then check in at our hotel for overnight stay. Tonight, visit the nearby night market at your own leisure.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Chiayi Maison de Chine or similar

DAY 4. CHIAYI / ALISHAN MOUNTAIN / TAINAN

The highlight for today is Alishan Mountain. On arrival, we visit the Forest Amusement area including the Three General Trees, Sister Pool, Chen-Ten Temple and Small Train, etc. Then make our way to Tainan by coach. On arrival, proceed to visit Chih-Kan-Lou (The Chamber of Red Hill) and Anping Port, etc… Then proceed to hotel for overnight stay.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Tainan Wei Yat Grand Hotel or similar

DAY 5. TAINAN / KAOHSUING / KENTING

Today in Kaohsiung, we visit some of the famous attractions of the city including the Spring & Autumn Pavilions, Dragon and Tiger Pagoda, Sizihwan Scenic Area and Fo Guan Shan Buddha Museum . Then continue by coach to visit enjoy the famous Pingtung Guanshan sunset and Maopitou before heading towards to Kenting. In the evening, walking to visit the very famous Kenting Scenic Street by your own leisure time. Overnight at Kenting.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Lealea Gardens Hotel or similar

DAY 6. KENTING / TAITUNG

After breakfast, proceed by coach to visit the popular holiday destination of Southern Taiwan – Kenting. Once here, we visit the Oluanpi Light House and to Kenting National Park. After lunch, proceed by coach to Taitung with a visit to the National Pre-History Museum. For tonight, we check in at our resort for you to enjoy the natural hot springs in the area.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Century Hot Spring or similar

DAY 7. TAITUNG / HUALIEN

This morning we depart for Hualien via the East Coast and en-route enjoy the seacoast scenery which includes the Stone Steps, Caves of the Eight Immortals, Umbrella Rock, Sanhsientai and Rueisuei, etc. In Hualien City, we visit Taroko Gorge Gateway, Eternal-spring Shrine, Swallow Caves, Tunnel of Nine Turns, Tienhsiang Lodge and Marble Factory.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Hualien Parkview Hotel or similar

DAY 8. HUALIEN / YILAN / CHIUFEN VILLAGE / TAIPEI

Today we drive along the beautiful Su Hua Road to appreciate the magnificent scenery along the way. You will also go past the small urban township of Suao and arrive in Yilan to visit Yilan National Centre for Traditional Arts. After lunch, we continue our journey to visit Chiufen Ancient Street where you can try lots of local cuisines and street snacks.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Taipei Royal Seasons Hotel or similar

DAY 9. TAIPEI CITY TOUR

Soon after breakfast, we head off by coach for a city tour which includes visits to Martyrs’ Shrine, National Palace Museum, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101 Tower, etc… After dinner, proceed to visit the famous Shilin Night Market before checking in at our hotel.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Taipei Royal Seasons Hotel or similar

DAY 10. TAIPEI / CHITOSE / SAPPORO

Early this morning, we will drive to the airport with our boxed breakfast for check in at the airport bound for Chitose (Japan). We should arrive early in the afternoon and our Japan tour guide will pick us up and take us to our hotel. Afternoon free at leisure before meeting up again for dinner.

Meals – B / As per flight / D

Overnight –Sapporo ANA Holiday Inn or similar

DAY 11. CHITOSE / TOKACHIGAWA / KUSHIRO / LAKE AKAN

This morning, we visit Tokachigawa bridge and enjoy a view of the beautiful scenery. Along the way, we’ll visit Ikeda wine factory where you will get to sample the finest Japanese wines. Afterward, we make our way into Kushiro, often fondly regarded as the ‘the town of mist’ – which is situated in the southeastern part of Hokkaido and here, take in the magnificent view of the marshland. Tsurumi-dai is also on today’s itinerary – have the unique opportunity to take photos of the Japanese cranes. We then continue our journey to Lake Akan, famous for a rare water plant called Marimo. Lake Akan Hot spring area is considered as one of the most beautiful sights in eastern Hokkaido.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Akan Gozensui Hotel or similar

DAY 12. LAKE AKAN / SOUNKYO

This morning after breakfast we depart for Lake Mashu, which ranks first in terms of water transparency in the world. This mysterious lake is rarely seen because of the thick mist which leads to its nickname – Mysterious Lake. Afterwards, we visit Mt Io, a mountain which is covered in yellow sulfur. Abashiri Prison Museum is up next! In this museum, the buildings that were actually used in the Meiji era have been preserved and shown to the public. In those days, the construction wood was made by hand and not by machine. Hence you will be able to see the rough surface of the big beams and pillars that the prisoners made. As we drive along the coast of Okhotsk Sea, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the drift ice (Ryuhyo-kan). Today we will also drop into Kitami fox farm. By the end of today, we will have arrived in Sounkyo.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Sounkyo Kanko Hotel or similar

DAY 13. SOUNKYO / OTARU / SAPPORO

After breakfast our group will visit Sounkyo Ginga & Ryusei falls at the foot of Mt. Daisetsu. This great canyon surrounded by cliffs on both sides is a sight to behold especially the two waterfalls (Ginga & Ryusei waterfalls). Thereafter we head towards Otaru. Here, enjoy a photo stop at the Otaru Canal where all the century-old stone warehouses are lined on both sides of the canal. The Kitaichi Glass Museum is on the agenda next – famous for its unique lamps and hand-blown glassware. This place also houses the historical red brick & Domoto music box museum where you can admire all the beautiful crated music boxes and listen to its heavenly music. In the afternoon we reach Susukino in Sapporo which is Japan’s largest entertainment district north of Japan for some free time!

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight –Sapporo ANA Holiday Inn or similar

DAY 14. SAPPORO / NOBORIBETSU

After breakfast we stop at Odori Park which is located in the heart of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south parts. This park stretches about one and a half kilometers and offers pleasant green space during the warmer months. Today we also enjoy the view from the Sapporo TV Tower and then visit the Clock Tower. Thereafter we drop into Sapporo Beer factory. We also visit the famous Ishiya Chocolate Factory. Afterward, we drive to Date Jidaimura a historic theme park highlighting the Edo Period, one of the most attractive eras in Japanese history. Step back in time to enjoy traditional games, activities, theaters, street performances and more. Then it is off to Noboribetsu, a city in Iburi subprefecture, Hokkaido.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight – Manseikaku Noboribetsu Hotel or similar

DAY 15. NOBORIBETSU / LAKE TOYA / SAPPORO

This morning, we will experience the Mt Usu ropeway in which you will also get to enjoy the beautiful views of Mt Showa. We then drive towards Lake Toya, said to be the northernmost lake in Japan that never ices and also the second most transparent lake in Japan. We continue our drive back to Sapporo in the afternoon.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight –Sapporo ANA Holiday Inn or similar

DAY 16. SAPPORO / CHITOSE / TAIPEI / MELBOURNE

After breakfast, enjoy a few more relaxing hours in the morning before we drive to Chitose Airport for our flight with China airlines to Taipei this afternon. We should arrive into Taipei airport in the evening and a just before midnight, we reboard our connecting flight back home.

Meals – B / Own arrangements

DAY 17. ARRIVE MELBOURNE

Your overnight flight arrives back into Melbourne just before noon and we hope you enjoyed this holiday!

Meals – As per flight

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